I don't know the song either... Also Em that was smart to put multiple question marks so the link would actually be reasonably easy to click. (As I made my post I felt slightly bad for violating usability guidelines with a one-character link.)
I was 15 in 1999. High School. Also: a nerd. Living in a household full of people into country music. I was too curious about Y2K to care about some old pop song. I didn't care about any song at all in fact. I cared not at all for any type of music at that age.
Lets see. In 1999, I was still in elementary school, in grade....3 and 4? I think the only bands I knew were The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls, and that seemed like enough for me. ... I don't remember Y2K very much except there were fireworks in my local city, and I heard the terrifying story of the "Monkey's Paw" on the car ride back, and refused to open the front door for a very long time.
I was in Elementary school. Had just started becoming aware that it was possible for music to be popular. The only bands I remember are Backstreet Boys, one other boy band I forget the name of, and this group my sister and my cousin listened to that had a song called "Upside Down" (A-Teens, maybe?).
I didn't here about the Y2K scare until after the fact. I remember going to my town's new years celebration for the first time, though, and feeling moved for some reason. Probably just from being in a place full of excited people. I don't even remember what went on at this celebration, since it's a bit different from year to year.
I also remember playing this game with my sister, but I might be a few years of as to when we discovered it.
Oh man, I remember that game. I used to leave my name and the date & time when I scored.
The "game" that I played a lot when I was young was called drawing things on MS Paint on the old old Windows 95 computer. My sister and I mastered its abilities! She would make face-makers (doll makers for faces) with generic eyes and noses and use MS Paint to put the faces together. I remember she made a variety of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter character faces with it.
And neopets. Neopet games were were the first online games I ever played. I didn't even have an account.
I suscribe to the club of people who did stuff in paint back in the day. Mine was windows 95, too, I'm not as old as X . I never "mastered" anything, though, but I did learn how to save a picture. And I also learned the difference between a BMP and a jpg some time later (explained to me by my brother, of course). Some time later my brother also got some image edition program after that... I don't really remember which one, photo-paint? I don't know... I think it was some corel thing. I learned what layers were with that. I didn't draw with that one because by then I had learned that I sucked big time, so I got into editing pictures. My first "expeditions" into the Internet, back in the dial up times were to pick up images of stuff I liked (when I had only seen the sprites of Chrono Trigger, finding the official art was really mind breaking!), so I used that thing to frankenstein those pictures. Fun times!
And yay, chip's challenge! I remember getting pretty far into that game. I think, at least. I don't really remember what was my first computer game... I think that maybe that thing where you shoot asteorids? I used to play that with my brother, but I don't remember what was the first thing I played. There was some tetris with faces in the computer from Before Our First Computer an old thing that worked with DOS we had home, but no one really used it. It was old, and I don't even know where it came from. I should ask. I was too young and the DOS thing was too confusing for me to use. Oooh, I'm also remembering that I was given (in a floppy disk!) when I was reaaally young some barbie paperdoll kind of thing, but it was like a coloring book. I remember I used to get frustrated because I never finished coloring the thing (the backgrounds were detailed stuff!). That must be about my earliest "gaming" experience.
I'm pretty sure something called "James Discovers Math" was one of my first. I'm not sure if it was THE first, though. I also remember having a few Magic School Bus games - space, rainforest, and the human body.
My 64-bit version of Windows can't run Chips Challenge which is sad. Good thing for XP Mode! Virtualization FTW. Granted I beat the game long ago. Every. Single. Level. (Ok, I might have taken advantage of a feature that allows you to skip levels if you fail at it enough...)
I was the master at getting those points, even though I didn't realize until later that only Heart cards and Queen of Spades gave points. I would just try to get all the cards, and was probably confused that getting all the cards meant everyone else got points. Scoring in that game...