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Remember 1998? Here's what we loved when Natalie Imbruglia released 'Torn'

While "Seinfeld" and "Sex and the City" reruns continue to resonate, other trends from 1998 didn't quite stand the test of time.
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While "Seinfeld" and "Sex and the City" reruns continue to resonate today, other pop-culture trends from 1998 didn't quite stand the test of time. (We're looking at you, frosted tips.)

Justin Timberlake of 'NSYNC attends the Children's Institute International's "Champions of Children" Gala Salute to Stephen F. Bollenbach on November 6, 1998.WireImage

In honor of Natalie Imbruglia's Throwback Thursday performance on TODAY, we're looking back at the major pop-culture trends of 1998, as her version of the song "Torn" was released in America on Feb. 3 of that year.

Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson are seen in Season 1 of "Dawson's Creek."Everett Collection


  • "Seinfeld" winds down its ninth and final season, leading to a series finale that cast members (jokingly) will continue to defend in 2015.
  • About two weeks before "Torn's" American release, the series premiere of "Dawson's Creek" connects with young female viewers, many of whom also would gravitate toward the debuts of "Felicity" and "Sex and the City" later that year.
Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow are pictured in 1998's "Shakespeare in Love."Everett Collection


  • "Shakespeare in Love" makes theatrical audiences swoon, and shocks many the following January, when it wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • "Saving Private Ryan," which some considered to be the best-picture favorite at the 1999 ceremony, settles for being 1998's top-grossing film domestically, collecting almost $217 million.
  • Summer blockbusters include "Armageddon," "There's Something About Mary" and "Dr. Dolittle."
Shawn Colvin holds her award at the 40th Grammys at Radio City Music Hall.AFP-Getty Images


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  • The must-have casual look: baby tees paired with low-rise and boot-cut jeans.
  • The most regrettable hairstyle: frosted tips, fashioned by Justin Timberlake and other superstars. (Don't feel too bad for J.T., though: He and his hair fare far better in the years that follow.)

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