2000 TOP 100 HITS – #7
Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me – 92 162 000
As we are coming closer to 100 million we are getting some memories back with hits that were absolutely everywhere back in the day. Shaggy‘ smash It Wasn’t Me is no doubt one of them.
The reggae master always had a very typical trajectory, either smashing hard or flopping badly. Oh Carolina in 1993 and Bombastic in 1995 were both Top 5 hits in most countries, just like In The Summertime the same year. All his remaining 90s singles completely bombed with a large majority of them ending as uncharted singles.
In 2000 that situation got even more extreme with both It Wasn’t Me and Angel being two of the very best hits of the year in the world. Both went #1 in each the UK, the US, Switzerland, Netherland, Australia, New-Zealand. In the former country, it was the top selling song of 2001 and one of the last million selling physical singles.
As shown by the tremendous total of 92 million plays, in 2016 It Wasn’t Me remains a huge party favorite.