1990. “Step by Step” by New Kids on the Block 

We played this track over and over while dreaming of getting married to Jordan Knight. 




1999. “Steal My Sunshine” by Len

This made-in-Canada jam spent 25 weeks on the charts and 19 years stuck in our heads.




2001. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” by Eve feat. Gwen Stefani 

This hit blew up the same year ELLE Canada launched. The world was never the same.




2004. “Confessions Pt. II” by Usher

Usher was playing with our emotions that summer—he also had the number two spot with “Burn.”




2007. “Umbrella” by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

Baby Riri and Jay-Z. What more could you want? Answer: Another collab, please.