5ive - When The Lights Go Out
Released: March 2nd, 1998 (UK), May 26th, 1998 (US)
When The Lights Go Out is Five’s only top 10 hit in the United States, but it stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 6 months and sold 800,000 copies in the US alone.
Interesting Facts: Simon Cowell wanted Five to have “…Baby One More Time”, but Max Martin had already given it to Britney Spears. They were also offered “Bye Bye Bye” but turned it down.
Ma$e - Feel So Good
Released: October 14th, 1997
Album: Harlem World
Feel So Good was Mase’s debut single off his debut album Harlem World. It was his most successful single off the album and went platinum by January 7th, 1998. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart.
Interesting Facts: Kanye West has described Mase as his favourite rapper ever.
Marcy Playground - Sex And Candy
Released: February 25th, 1997
Album: Marcy Playground
Sex and Candy was Marcy Playground’s breakthrough single and spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Interesting Facts: Since you’ve probably always been curious, the band is named after the Marcy Open grade school in Minneapolis, the school John Wozniak (lead singer) attended.