Pras feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya - Ghetto Supastar
Released: June 6th, 1998
Album: Ghetto Supastar and Bulworth (The Soundtrack)
Ghetto Supastar was the debut single off of Pras’s first solo album. It reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for 5 consecutive weeks. The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. It lost to Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys.
Interesting Facts: The song was originally only intended to feature Mya, until Ol’ Dirty Bastard walked into the wrong studio and asked if he could be part of it.
Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
Released: June 1997
Album: Third Eye Blind
Semi-Charmed Life was the lead single off of Third Eye Blinds self titled album. It reached #4 on the US Hot 100 and charted at #1 on the US Modern Rock Tracks. It is ranked #34 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs Of The 90s.
Interesting Facts: Lead singer Stephan Jenkins has said “the song is “bright and shiny on the surface, and then it just pulls you down in this lockjawed mess … The music that I wrote for it is not intended to be bright and shiny for bright and shiny’s sake. It’s intended to be what the seductiveness of speed is like, represented in music.”
Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Released: July 29th, 1996
Album: Falling Into You
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now was originally recorded by girl group Pandora’s Box, but was made famous from Celine Dion’s cover that reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Interesting Facts: Meatloaf desperately wanted the rights to the song for Bat Out Of Hell II, but writer of the song Jim Steinman refused, preferring the song to be sung by a woman. Meatloaf would eventually record the song on Bat III in 2006.