May 25 2017 – 1999

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:

  1. The Sixth Sense
    2.Toy Story 2
    3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    4. The Matrix
    5. Tarzan

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:

  1. ” …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-FilesThe SimpsonsBeverly Hills 90210FrasierBuffy the Vampire SlayerSouth Park Dawson’s CreekSex and the CityThat ’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.

Song List

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

Kristy

Cammo and Kristy host Swift Impulse Thursday nights from 10PM onward on 88.3 Southern FM. The show comprises of various segments, with an RnB and Urban music theme, with frequent songs from local and international artists.

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