Top 100 of 1997

These are the top hits of 1997, 15 years ago, based on total chart points in my charts. One day I’ll update to show how I rate them now, some records would now be higher, some lower, some missing would be in…

I think, blowing my own trumpet, I can’t be accused of preferring any one style of music, just of preferring some artists. In this list there is bhangra, opera, rock, pop, country, ballads, indie, r’n’b, rave, rap, MOR, latino, dance. I don’t care as long as it’s got something great about it. 1997 was a good year.

I thank you.

1 YOU GOT THE LOVE 97 Source/ Candi Staton
2 BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Verve
3 TIME TO SAY GOODBYE Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli
4 SAY WHAT YOU WANT Texas
5 SUNNY CAME HOME Shawn Colvin
6 HALO Texas
7 TORN Natalie Imbruglia
8 EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK) Backstreet Boys
9 ANGELS Robbie Williams
10 PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME TexasImage

11 ALONE Bee Gees
12 I WANT YOU Savage Garden
13 WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME Monaco
14 PERFECT DAY Lou Reed & friends
15 LUCKY MAN Verve
16 WHERE DO YOU GO No Mercy
17 TUBTHUMPING Chumbawamba
18 BLACK EYED BOY Texas
19 WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE? Paula Cole
20 DISCOTHEQUE U2

 
21 A RED LETTER DAY Pet Shop Boys
22 SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Spice Girls
23 WHERE’S THE LOVE Hanson
24 THE DRUGS DON’T WORK Verve
25 STARING AT THE SUN U2
26 DON’T LET GO En Vogue
27 DO YOU KNOW (WHAT IT TAKES) Robyn
28 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED Mary J. Blige
29 YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME Jewel
30 LAZY DAYS Robbie Williams

31 SHOUT Ant & Dec
32 EVERYTHING Mary J Blige
33 SALVA MEA Faithless
34 AVENGING ANGELS Space
35 ALL I WANNA DO Dannii
36 C U WHEN U GET THERE Coolio
37 YOU SHOWED ME Lightning Seeds
38 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE Spice Girls
39 YOU’RE THE ONE I LOVE Shola Ama
40 PLEASE (Live EP: With or Without/Streets..) U2

41 A PRISONER OF THE PAST Prefab Sprout
42 DON’T SPEAK No Doubt
43 WALK ON BY Gabrielle
44 ELEGANTLY WASTED INXS
45 JUST FOR YOU M People
46 MMMBOP Hanson
47 WALTZING ALONG James
48 I WILL COME TO YOU Hanson
49 ASCENSION DON’T EVER WONDER Maxwell
50 TUM BIN JIYA Bally Sagoo

51 REMEMBER ME The Blue Boy
52 RAINCLOUD Lighthouse Family
53 SUSANS HOUSE Eels
54 TAXLOSS Mansun
55 NIGHT NURSE Sly & Robbie/Simply Red
56 IT’S NO GOOD Depeche Mode
57 FREE Ultra Nate
58 TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson
59 ONE HEADLIGHT Wallflowers
60 PONY Ginuwine

61 MOUTH Merril Bainbridge
62 YOUR WOMAN White Town
63 SONG 2 Blur
64 WALKING ON THE SUN Smash Mouth
65 NEVER EVER All Saints
66 I FEEL YOU Peter Andre
67 SWEET LIPS Monaco
68 SUGAR HONEY ICE TEA Goodfellaz
69 LIVE THE DREAM Cast
70 LOVEFOOL Cardigans

71 RICHARD III Supergrass
72 SUMMERTIME Sundays
73 BABY CAN I HOLD YOU Boyzone
74 2 BECOME 1 Spice Girls
75 INTO MY ARMS Erasure
76 SHE’S A STAR James
77 MEN IN BLACK Will Smith
78 DROP DEAD GORGEOUS Republica
79 LOVING EVERY MINUTE Lighthouse Family
80 STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Bee Gees

81 UNDERWATER LOVE Smoke City
82 RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE Fugees
83 BITCH Meredith Brooks
84 D’YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN/STAY YOUNG Oasis
85 I’M SO LONELY Cast
86 NO MORE TALK Dubstar
87 IN THE MEANTIME Spacehog
88 (UN DOS TRES) MARIA Ricky Martin
89 HORNY Mark Morrison
90 I’LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy, Faith Evans

91 YOUR LUCKY DAY IN HELL Eels
92 BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR Michael Jackson
93 INDESTRUCTIBLE Alisha’s Attic
94 STARPEOPLE 97 George Michael
95 A CHANGE WOULD DO YOU GOOD Sheryl Crow
96 REVIVAL Martine Girault
97 STAY Sash!/ La Trec
98 SUGAR COATED ICEBERG Lightning Seeds
99 DEADWEIGHT Beck
100 HUSH Kula Shaker

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