By Leah Greenblatt
Updated May 08, 2009 at 05:00 PM EDT

Come with me, Music Mixers, on a magical journey through the mists of time, and let us return to a decade ago — a time when scrubs were scorned, Cher knew vocoders better than T-Pain, and Spanglish temporarily became the language of millions.

Hark, what have we here? Apparently, on May 8, 1999, a man who very much enjoyed dancing in the rain, skin the color of mocha, and other things that make la vida so loca was king. His royal court? Among them, an all-girl R&B trio at the height of their power (“No Scrubs”), a then-52-year-old diva with the most successful single of her four-decade career (“Believe”), a Louisiana Lolita just beginning hers (“…Baby One More Time”), and, well, an old New Kid (“Give It To You”). Below, the top twenty of 10 years ago:

1. Ricky Martin, “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
2. TLC, “No Scrubs”
3. Sixpence None the Richer, “Kiss Me”
4. Sugar Ray, “Every Morning”
5. Cher, “Believe”
6. Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson, “What’s It Gonna Be”
7. Whitney Houston feat. Faith Evans and Kelly Price, “Heartbreak Hotel”
8. Goo Goo Dolls, “Slide”
9. Monica, “Angel of Mine”
10. JT Money feat. Sole, “Who Dat”
11. Tim McGraw, “Please Remember Me”
12. Lenny Kravitz, “Fly Away”
13. Jordan Knight, “Give It to You”
14. Everlast, “What It’s Like”
15. 112 feat. Lil’ Z, “Anywhere”
16. Tyrese, “Sweet Lady”
17. Silk, “If You (Lovin’ Me)”
18. Britney Spears, “…Baby One More Time”
19. Sara McClachlan, “Angel”
20. 98 Degrees, “The Hardest Thing”

What sweet nostalgia, no? Look how how many here still thrive! And how many have vaporized! Watch the Beatles-like hysteria Mr. Ricky Martin conjurs in England, below, and leave us your best (and worst) memories of Prince’s favorite party year.