100 Proof That There Will Never Be A More Iconic Year In Music Than 1998Get the Full StoryA year that defined #LegendsOnly.
First, we said 1999 was the greatest year in music history...
...but then we changed our minds, because this is BuzzFeed and we do that all the time.
Then, we said it was time to recognize that 1997 was the most underrated year in music...
...and yeah, no. We fucked that up. That wasn't true either.
But this time, THIS TIME, we got it right. Brace yourself because you are about to read about how 1998 was the most iconic year in music history!
First and foremost, let's talk about a little diddy known as the GREATEST BALLAD OF ALL-TIME, from the greatest movie of all-time which also has the greatest movie soundtrack of all-time . Yes, I'm talking about "My Heart Will Go On."
Not only did we have C line, but Cher released not only her big comeback single, but, one that would change music FOREVER: "Believe."
Also, 1998 was also the year Ricky Martin sang "The Cup of Life" at the Grammys, changing the way I look at leather pants and ribbed sweaters forever.
Madonna released her best and most artsy fartsy album to date, Ray of Light.
NSYNC released their debut album, NSYNC, in the States. And it would begin one of the BIGGEST arguments of our time who is better: Backstreet Boys or NSYNC?
It also meant "Tearin' Up My Heart" came out that year, too. Gratuitous awkwardly posed armpit shots would never be the same.