The year is 1999, and you know what that means - Y2K is coming up! That pesky Y2K
bug might just be the end of the world as we know it. Once the clock strikes midnight on that fateful date, January 1, 2000, who knows whether our computer systems will crash, or malfunction, or… well, at least the government is investing millions of dollars in this very serious issue. As we anxiously await the turn of the century, what better way to keep ourselves distracted from the impending doom and destruction than to party? I've gone ahead and made a list of all the greatest 90s hits that you should totally play at your Y2K party. Go on, party like it's the end of the world!
1. Black Box - "Everybody Everybody"
To start us off, I've chosen a classic throwback, Black Box's 1990 hit "Everybody Everybody." With an infectious beat and powerful vocals from Martha Wash, this song is sure to get "everybody everybody" at the party dancing.
2. Corona - "The Rhythm of the Night"
Released in 1993 and topping various singles charts around the world, "The Rhythm of the Night" is the perfect song to make any dance floor come alive. You just can't help dancing to that four-on-the-floor beat and the insanely catchy synth melodies. Forget about all of your Y2K worries as you dance the night away to "The Rhythm of the Night."
3. Destiny's Child - "Bills, Bills, Bills"
"Bills, Bills, Bills," the lead single from Destiny's Child's second album The Writing's on the Wall
, is a great sassy, female-empowerment song to add to your party playlist. Of course, if the world really does end when the year 2000 finally comes, none of us will really have to worry about bills anymore, but hey, at least the song is fun to dance to!
4. Britney Spears - "(You Drive Me) Crazy"
Britney Spears' hit single will definitely drive your party guests crazy… with the urge to dance! This Princess of Pop released "(You Drive Me) Crazy" as part of her debut album ...Baby One More Time
, and a version called "The Stop! Remix" (the one used for the music video) was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Drive Me Crazy
5. Jennifer Lopez - "Waiting For Tonight"
Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting For Tonight" is absolutely meant for a Y2K dance party. You can tell because the video is literally J-Lo dancing at a Y2K party in the jungle. You may not be able to get the jungle and the cool green lasers, but like J-Lo, you too can dance the night away to "Waiting for Tonight," as you count down to the turn of the century.
6. Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
Gather your group of best friends at the party and go crazy to this Spice Girls' classic, "Wannabe." Sing along, and make sure everyone in the room knows that "if you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends." This hit is a fun one to play at any party, for any occasion.
7. The Cardigans - "Lovefool"
The Cardigans' 1996 song "Lovefool" is a single from their third studio album, First Band on the Moon
. The chilled-out, catchy tune was the band's first international hit single, and it topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart. Why worry about the end of the world when you can listen to this great song and relate to the lyrics about wanting someone to at least pretend that they love you?
8. Aqua - "Roses Are Red"
Of course, I had to include Aqua on this list. Who can resist the catchy, bubblegum sounds of the Danish eurodance group? "Roses Are Red," a single from the same album as their iconic hit "Barbie Girl," is the perfect high energy dance track to keep everyone at the Y2K party focused on dancing and having the time of their lives.
9. Christina Aguilera - "Genie in a Bottle"
Christina Aguilera's summer hit "Genie in a Bottle" is the lead single from her self-titled debut album. The song has achieved the success it deserves, topping the charts in 21 different countries. "Genie in a Bottle" is a great addition to any party playlist - be sure to pull out those body-rolling genie dance moves!
10. Backstreet Boys - "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
No 1999 party would be complete without some Backstreet Boys. The popular boy band released the song in 1997 as a single from their second international album Backstreet's Back
, and their third single from their debut U.S. album in 1998. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" tells you just what to do, so there's no room for confusion or doubt - "rock your body, yeah, everybody." So push those Y2K fears to the back of your mind and let your body do the rocking.