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By Bill Lamb, About.com Guide
Nelly put the St. Louis, Missouri rap scene on the map with this top 10 pop single from his debut album.
This song put rock band Incubus on the map becoming a top 5 modern rock hit. An acoustic version of the song was popular along with the original electric version.
Sonique's second single was first released in 1998, but when it was re-released in 2000 it became a dance and pop smash peaking at #1 in the UK and inside the top 10 in the US.
Scott Stapp, lead vocalist of rock band Creed, wrote this song about the experience of finding out he would be a father. The song became the group's first #1 pop hit.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers explored the dark side of Hollywood here name dropping Kurt Cobain and David Bowie along the way.
"Judith" is the first single from alt rock supergroup A Perfect Circle. Lead vocalist Maynard James Keenan said the song is about his mother who suffered a stroke and was restricted to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
This Diane Warren song was originally recorded by the R&B group All-4-One. Christina Aguilera covered it on her debut album and it became her third consecutive top 3 hit.
"Shape of My Heart" is the first single from the Backstreet Boys album Black and Blue. It debuted inside the pop top 10.
Bon Jovi returned to the pop top 40 with this first single after a five year hiatus for the band.
Boy band 98 Degrees cemented their status in the annals of boy band pop classics with this Latin-influenced hit. Group member Nick Lachey later pursued a successful solo career.
Bill Lamb Top 40 / Pop Guide
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