5 Classic Songs That Are Twenty Years Old This Year

For many of us, 1999 may not seem that long ago but nonetheless, it’s been 20 years since then. 90’s country was at its tail end and the 2000s was just around the corner, resulting in a unique blend of two decades of country music influenced of the past 9 years and foreshadowing the what the new century of country music would bring. Since then there has been lots of great music, but a few 1999 hits have become classics that are still loved.


“How Forever Feels” is one of many hits Kenny Chesney has had and the subject matter is a little different than many of his other successful songs. The relatability about settling down and doing “one thing that I haven’t done” is a key factor as to why this song is still just as relevant now as it was when it was released.


“Man I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain is by far one of the most iconic girls night jams that is still a go-to on a night out with gal pals. “The best thing about being a woman/Is the prerogative to have a little fun It without a doubt was ahead of its time with how upbeat and pop-influenced it is, in addition to the girl-power focused lyrics. We can guarantee you will sing along when you hear the songstress sing “Let’s Go Girls”


“Write This Down” by George Strait is the epitome of an adorable country love song, “Baby, write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn’t know,/Tell yourself I love you and I don’t want you to go, write this down.” The simple, upbeat, message has led it to become a cultural reference and sing-along song.


“Something Like That” by Tim McGraw has endured on over the past 20 years in a way of its own, that any true country fan knows. Even after so many years, it is still frequently covered by other artists at concerts providing for even more memorable moments to be made to the song. “Like an old photograph/Time can make a feeling fade/But the memory of the first love/Never fades away.”


“Breathe” by Faith Hill is the song that really seemed to put her on the map for many, so it’s easy to see why this song is still a favorite. Additionally, the lyrics and music video went in a direction that was uncommon for the genre and definitely pushed the limits. But after this hit “There’s nothing left to prove” and it’s been a classic, sensual love song since then.



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