Billboard's Best of 90s and 00s

Today, Billboard has issued the list of the Top 100 singles for the past two decades in light of the Pop Singles Chart’s 20th anniversary. Being a 90s-born kid, this chart basically covers the biggest pop hits during my entire lifetime. For the full list, visit hereNow let’s get to the rolls *drum rolls*

10. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone (2004). I have nothing much of a recall about this song except for the fact that it’s a huge Kelly Clarkson hit way back then. 

9. Goo Goo Dolls – Slide (1998). A powerful follow-up for another Dolls' huge 1998 soundtrack for an equally heart-warming film after years of the group's punk and grunge towards stardom. The song’s unflagging enthusiasm makes it not just another love story retold in the same old another point of view. It's a looming, sinister tale of an unlikely pregnancy, which leads to a dark end.

8. 3 Doors Down – Here Without You (2003). Absolute guilty pleasure during the early hs freshman years. Heard this first on that summer break after grade school graduation. My now lost first-ever-burnt-CD has this hit on it.

7. No Doubt – Don’t Speak (1996). Everyone knows this classy, standout, karaoke heartbreak single. There's just something painful I don't want to hear, or know about it, because it will surely hurt. 

6. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply (1998). Not an all-time-favorite track but I remember those addictive days I had for this particular song.. and that person why I loved this song. This single paints a good picture of feel-good romance awesomely packaged with cheese-overload, and basically speaks for most people's love wishes.

5. Santana feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth (1999). Absolve me. The only good thing about this dancey, unsurely, Grammy big winny, is the mere presence of Rob Thomas. And the fact that it was co-written by Rob Thomas.

4. Lifehouse – Hanging By A Moment (2001). A huge smash lead for a debut album way back then. fell in love with this Lifehouse track while everyone’s listening to Westlife’s ‘I Lay My Love on You’, Shaggy’s ‘Angel’, Aiza’s ‘Pagdating ng Panahon’, etc.

3. Timbaland feat. One Republic – Apologize (2008). Unarguably a giant collaboration hit some four years ago and up to this point. This single was an overused background during those tormenting, unforgivable, Organic Chemistry days in the university. And hearing this right now brings out the bitter residues of those sweet mental tortures.

2. Real McCoy – Another Night (1994) . Makes me think, why?

1. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (1998). This track reminds me of that choice between love and responsibility and eventually wholeheartedly accepting that choice and its immediate and lifetime consequences ― that which is the main premise of the film from which this single was used.

Would you rather have one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it?


  1. Kahit ngayon tinatamaan pa rin ako pag naririnig ko yung Iris. -_-

  2. Iris is like the story of my love life. Hahaha! Pathetic ko naman. Pero oo, it's something like that. You find a divine purpose in life which makes you feel immortal, and above human passions. All of a sudden makikilala mo isang tao, ma-in-love ka, tapos ayun, napapalagay ako sa pagpili between mortality and love or the higher divine calling.

    "And I'd give up forever to touch you...". I really know the sentiments and the yearnings behind this phrase. It goes deep into your soul. Sigh.

    I like No Doubt's Don't Speak. I remember buying their album when I first heard this song. Cassette tape pa noon! hahaha!

  3. Gusto ko yung lyrics ng Iris. pero yung sound nya ang lungkot tulad ng lyrics kaya minsan nagsasawa ako :)

  4. probably only like that no doubt song on that list

  5. gagandang song nyan nkaka lss lhat

  6. Sa title pa lang, na-lss na ko! Ganda ng Iris! :D Gusto ko din songs ng Lifehouse.

  7. thanks for the update!! buti na lang napadaan ako.. Ill be your new follower.. hope you can visit mine too..