American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera released “Genie In A Bottle” in 1999, which shot straight to the top of the charts. The video depicted her on a beach with her golden locks flowing in the sea breeze and dancing in all-the-rage '90s combat trousers, midriff on display.
"I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
The ridiculously catchy tune “I Want It That Way” was no doubt a memorable summer song for many during 1999. The Backstreet Boys were a group of five American vocalists that were insanely popular with teenage fans of the female persuasion. This release hit number one in 25 different countries around the world and we totally understand why.
"Bills, Bills, Bills" - Destiny's Child
American quartet Destiny’s Child, fronted by the great Beyonce Knowles, released “Bills, Bills, Bills” and it launched girl power across the globe. This single stuck in our heads that summer along with the salon-themed video where the girl group was presented in all varieties of pink leather outfits. Stylish!
"If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez
“If You Had My Love,” by Jennifer Lopez, showcased the sexy singer and her figure in a white bikini top during the music video, which showed a girl watching J-Lo dance on her computer screen and copying her moves, which, let’s face it, was what we were all doing in 1999.
"Wild Wild West" - Will Smith feat. Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
Sampling Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish,” Will Smith brought out “Wild Wild West” during the summer of ‘99. Sure we already knew the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air from a decade earlier, but his single got lots of play as the theme song for Smith’s feature film with the same name. Unfortunately, the song was the best part of the movie.
It was the golden years of the Gameboy! Many of those 1999 days were spent trying to complete Pokemon and enjoying the painful frustration of Tetris.