It’s not like there weren’t a ton of amazing songs that came out in 1999, but the music industry is hardly a meritocracy. If the most practiced and skilled musicians always made it to the top we’d live in a bland world — a lot of pop’s biggest moments come when a song does nothing more than encapsulate its moment in time better than any of its peers. 1978 had “Stayin’ Alive,” 1995 had “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and 1999, for some reason, had Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee).”