“Ray of Light” – Madonna
The second single off of the eponymously named record – Ray of Light – was a first glimpse at Madonna’s journey towards spirituality and … raves? While this album in general was unlike anything we’d heard from the Queen of Pop, “Ray of Light” would become the unexpected club hit of the year.
“The Dope Show” – Marilyn Manson
You guys … how iconic is the album Mechanical Animals and the song “The Dope Show” in particular? Even if you didn’t dig the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar’s music, it was impossible to not know about Marilyn Manson in 1998 and the legendary hoofed alien with breasts he had transformed into.