The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

In 1998, boundaries blew open and new genres were invented each week. We look back at the best, brightest and weirdest from a pivotal year in pop

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87. The Drive-By Truckers, "The Living Bubba"

"I can dance on my own grave, thank you" – words to live by. The Truckers were still figuring it out on their debut Gangstabilly, scuffing up a post-Skynyrd Southern-rock style so out of fashion it initially got them mistaken for a comedy band. Yet "The Living Bubba" is dead serious, with Patterson Hood singing the bar-band blues in his raw Alabama yowl: "I keep living just to bend that note in two/And I can't die now because I got another show to do."

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