This week 16 years ago, impeachment hearings began against President Bill Clinton, "The Waterboy" was the No. 1 film at the American box office, "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" by Vincent van Gogh sold at auction for $71.5 million and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "I'll Be," Edwin McCain
The soundtrack to every late 1990s teen TV drama and high-school prom, "I'll Be" was the South Carolinian singer-songwriter's second single — and biggest hit.
9. "This Kiss," Faith Hill
Before Taylor Swift went pop, Faith Hill was charting the same course. "This Kiss" hit No. 1 on the U.S. country chart, but also charted in the Top 10 on the pop chart.
8. "Crush," Jennifer Paige
"Crush" was off Paige's debut album, which was released when she was 25 (just to make you -- and me -- feel old, Paige is now 41). She hasn't released any official music since 2012.
7. "How Deep Is Your Love," Dru Hill featuring Redman
The Baltimore group's first single from its third album was also featured on the soundtrack to the film "Rush Hour." And it's not a cover of the Bee Gees song of the same name. We're still waiting for that, Dru Hill.
6. "One Week," Barenaked Ladies
"One Week" eventually -- and fittingly -- spent exactly one week at No. 1. It also unfortunately added the phrase "Chickity China the Chinese Chicken" to music history.
5. "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox
Best sung while drinking a bottle of white wine alone. P.S. This was co-written by Montell "This Is How We Do It" Jordan.
4. "The First Night," Monica
In case you were wondering if Monica got down on the first night, this one thankfully clears that issue up.
3. "Because of You," 98 Degrees
Three people co-wrote "Because of You." Three.
2. "Lately," Divine
Gospel-tinged power ballad alert! A little over a year after releasing this No. 1 hit, Divine disbanded. Reunion, please?
1. "Doo Wop (That Thing)," Lauryn Hill
One of the most landmark songs of the 1990s, "Doo Wop" eventually won Hill two Grammy awards (and was just the 10th single to debut at No. 1) and asked the still eternal question, "How you gonna win when you ain't right within?"Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun