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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81. The Rondelles, "Safety in Numbers"

What a golden age for screamy grrrl-punk – in this case, from a band of young bad-ass Albuquerque-via-D.C. femmes (and their token boy drummer). Their "Safety in Numbers" seven-inch is a hilarious blast of manic guitar and handclaps and jump-rope chants, as the Rondelles froth at the mouth about rage, jealousy, shameless rock & roll misandry and wiping out your enemies.

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