This week in music: 1998 Brandy & Monica

Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 at 6:13 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - How about some music on this Thursday morning?

Let's check the biggest hits on pop radio from 20 years ago.  This week in 1998 Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had Madonna at number five with Ray of Light.  The video for the electronic-dance song showed scenes from cities around the world with Madonna singing in front of them. The video would go on to win a Grammy and five awards at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.

Usher held down the number four spot with My Way.  It was his 3rd straight top five single following You Make Me Wanna and his first number one hit Nice & Slow.

In the number three position was Too Close by the R&B group Next.   The Minneapolis trio would take Too Close all the way to the top of the Hot 100.  Too Close is  their only number one single.

Shania Twain was enjoying the biggest hit of her career.  You're Still the One was her sixth number one single on Billboard's Country chart but couldn't quite make it to the top of the Hot 100.  It did spend nine weeks in the runner up spot, one of the longest runs at number two in chart history.  Twain managed to keep the single in the Hot 100 for 42 weeks.   To date, You're Still the One has sold over two million copies.

One of the songs keeping Shania out of the top spot was The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica.  This song was inspired by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's 1982 duet "The Girl Is Mine.  It was the first number one single by two female solo artists since Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand topped the charts in the winter of 1979 with No More Tears (Enough is Enough). Brandy & Monica spent nearly the entire summer at number one.  The Boy is Mine had a 13 week run in the top spot.  On Billboard's All Time Hot 100 chart, The Boy is Mine comes in at number 55.

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