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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91. The Spice Girls, "Stop"

Sporty (a.k.a. The One Who Could Actually Kinda Hella Sing Spice) carries a fab blast of London faux-Motown in the tradition of Culture Club, Wham! or Bananarama. "Stop" comes from their 1998 cinematic epic Spice World, the ultimate fin de siecle time capsule – especially the scene where Ginger Spice demonstrates she's a master of disguise by ducking into a phone booth, then emerging as Bob Hoskins to say, "Girl power! Equalization between the sexes!" Make it last forever: Friendship never ends.

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