Let’s get way too ponderous about The Matrix, dust off that copy of Harry Potter, and panic about Y2K all over again, that’s right, it’s 1999!!
The top grossing films in the US in 1999:
- The Sixth Sense
2.Toy Story 2
3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
4. The Matrix
This was also the year that Stanley Kubrick’s final feature film made its debut. (He died that March.) Eyes Wide Shut caused a stir due to rumoured real-life sex scenes between then husband and wife Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Meanwhile, now famous pop stars like Justin Bieber were turning five years old.
The biggest hit singles of 1999 across international charts:
- ” …Baby One More Time” — Britney Spears
2. “Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit of … )” — Lou Bega
3. “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” — Eiffel 65
4. “No Scrubs” — TLC
5. “I Want It That Way” — Backstreet Boys
Eminem’s Slim Shady made an appearance that February — now considered one of the greatest musical works of all time.
Some TV shows that people gathered around the television set to watch were The X-Files, The Simpsons, Beverly Hills 90210, Frasier, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, South Park, Dawson’s Creek, Sex and the City, That ’70s Show, and Will & Grace.
Y2K — which threatened to shut down major financial and government organizations — had everyone panicked.
The Columbine High School massacre happened that April. Revolutionary digital music program Napster debuted.
Everyone was basically bracing for what might come next.
Sisqo – Unleash the dragon
Mariah Carey – Heartbreaker
Blaque – 808
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got your money
Naughty By Nature – Jambouree
Kci & JoJo – Tell me it’s real
Missy Elliot – Hot Boyz
Eve – What ya want
The Roots – You got me
Mobb Deep – Quiet storm