From ‘Believe’ to ‘Livin La Vida Loca’: 20 Gay Faves That Turn 20 in 2019

It’s hard to believe that 1999 existed 20 years ago. 


As someone who was a child of the 90’s, it feels like yesterday when some of my favorite tracks helped develop me into the walking radio that I am today.

This was a year when every type of music still had a spot at the dinner table. Consider music back then to be a potluck dinner of sorts, where each genre had its moments on the charts, on your walkmans, and in your life.

This was a year that gave us so many favorite songs that the gay community loved to jam to. They weren’t “gay” specific, but these were ones that were universally loved (for the most part) by us then and still resonate with us all these years later.

That being said, let’s take a look at 20 gay favorites (or classics, for us oldies) that officially turn 20 in 1999. 


Christina Aguilera: “Genie in a Bottle”

Cher: “Believe”

Ricky Martin: “Livin La Vida Loca”

Britney Spears: “Sometimes”


Jennifer Lopez: “Waiting For Tonight”

Whitney Houston: It’s Not Right but it’s Okay”

Mariah Carey: “Heartbreaker”

TLC: “No Scrubs”


702: “Where My Girls At?”

Destiny’s Child: “Bills, Bills, Bills”

Sixpence None the Richer: “Kiss Me”

Backstreet Boys: “I Want It That Way”


Enrique Iglesias: “Bailamos”

Shania Twain: “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

Faith Evans: “Love Like This”

Madonna: “Beautiful Stranger”


Eiffel 65: “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”

Amber: Sexual (Li Da Di)”

Will Smith: “Miami”

NSYNC: “I Drive Myself Crazy”



This post was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.



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