What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. 1999 brought us The Matrix, Eminem's debut album and Razor scooters, not to mention the blond bubblegum princess battle between Britney and Christina. Ahhh, it was a good year. Notable 1999 events:
- Cathy O'Dowd, a South African mountaineer, becomes the first woman to summit Mount Everest from both the north and south sides.
- Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.
- The Woodstock 99 festival is held in New York.
- The last Checker taxi cab is retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately $135,000.
TLC - No Scrubs
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Santana featuring Rob Thomas - Smooth
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
Marc Anthony - I Need to Know
And your last guilty pleasure for the 90s was, naturally, Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up" (you know the dirty version)...