Throwback Thursday: Top 5 98 Degrees’ Songs [Because It’s 98 Degrees Outside]

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Throwback Thursday is your weekly concentrated dose of nostalgia, where we round up the bests and worsts of all things 90s (and the early 2000s.) This week: The top 5 98 Degrees songs, in celebration of the heat wave.


I’m just going to be straight up with you and tell you that this week’s Throwback Thursday was not supposed to be about 98 Degrees. In fact, it was supposed to be about book series, but guess what? It’s 98 degrees outside where we are in this awful heat wave, and thus I decided what better way to beat the heat than with some nostalgic tunes that are indirectly related to our current weather predicament? So, I’m just going to pretend like this year didn’t happen and that 98 Degrees didn’t release a song that is not-so-inconspicuously about oral sex, and enjoy them in all their 90s glory. (But really though, can you say creepy? Who thought that was a good idea?!) Here are the top 5 98 Degrees songs of our youth.

 

The Hardest Thing

Mission impossible: find me someone who doesn’t love this song. This is one of the catchiest songs ever. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do to not sing along with this song.

Yeah…let’s move on before it really sets in how cheesy that was. Annnyway…

 

I Do (Cherish You)

You’re right, 98 Degrees. I do cherish you. What’s not to love about Nick Lachey singing with a hazy wedding montage in the background? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

 

Because Of You

In case you forgot, “Because of You” was 98 Degrees’ third hit single from their very first album. If you’re ever feeling down, just remember that you’re Nick Lachey’s sunshine after the rain. You’ll feel better in no time.

 

Fly With Me

If you don’t remember this song, you were clearly not a loyal Pokemon fan, and therefore we can’t be friends anymore. “Fly With Me” was from the first Pokemon’ movie’s soundtrack. Dear 98 Degrees: I’d love you fly with you, and you can make me feel alright any day. Just uh, no microphone references, okay? Okay.

This song is so good, it makes Pikachu and Squirtle cry sparkly tears.

 

True To Your Heart (Ft. Stevie Wonder)

This song is the greatest because not only was it from the Mulan soundtrack, it featured Stevie Wonder. Stevie freakin’ Wonder. It doesn’t get much better than that, people. Also props to them for being creepy stalkers in the music video and following that pretty Asian girl out of the subway like pros.

 

Sorry guys, this song just makes me really emotional. #CantHandleIt

What was your favorite 98 Degrees song from the 90s?