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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1997

1996 <-1997-> 1998


  

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Something About the Way You Look Tonight
1.
09/1997
462

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 B]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
2.
09/1997
454

✫1
US
5
AC










✫1
UK
[tribute to Princess Diana]
co-produced by George Martin; seventh song in hot 100 history to debut at #1 ; charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 A]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
I'll Be Missing You
3.
06/1997
442

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring 112 & The Lox
based on "Every Breath You Take" by The Police [tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.]; fifth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Bad Boy 79097]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner), Sauce Money (as Todd Gaither) & Faith Evans
Together Again
4.
12/1997
372

✫1
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B




4
UK
[Virgin 38623]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
Men in Black
5.
06/1997
358

✫1
US






9
R&B




✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Terri McFaddin (as Theresa McFaddin), Patrice Rushen, Will Smith & Fred Washington
MMMBop
6.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   MMMBop
343

✫1
US
21
AC










✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
Honey
7.
09/1997
335

✫1
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
sixth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78648]
written by Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
You Make Me Wanna
8.
08/1997
329

2
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
Truly Madly Deeply
9.
12/1997
329

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)
10.
01/1997
305

2
US
2
AC


41
dance






2
UK
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
Mo Money, Mo Problems
11.
08/1997
298

✫1
US






2
R&B




6
UK
featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
based upon "I'm Coming Out"
written by Bernard Edwards, Mase (as Mason Betha), Nile Rodgers, Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Diddy (as Sean Combs) & The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
12.
01/1997
297

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




19
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring Mase
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Carlos Broady, Nashiem Myrick, Mase (as Mason Betha), Greg Prestopino, Matthew Wilder, Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Clifton Chase & Duke Bootee
Fly
13.
06/1997

Fly by Sugar Ray

from Floored   Floored
295

✫1
US








29
rock
✫1
alt.
58
UK
featuring Supercat
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by DJ Homicide (as Craig Bullock), Stan Frazier, Murphy Karges, Super Cat (as William Maragh), Mark McGrath, Alan Shacklock & Rodney Sheppard
How Do I Live
14.
06/1997
291

2
US
✫1
AC
43
country








7
UK
[Curb 73022]
written by Diane Warren
Hypnotize
15.
04/1997
282

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




10
UK
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie), Ron Lawrence, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert
16.
04/1997
280

2
US




34
dance




4
alt.
6
UK
[Capitol 58634]
written by Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken
Walkin' on the Sun
17.
07/1997
276

2
US








13
rock
✫1
alt.
19
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Greg Camp, Kevin Coleman, Paul De Lisle & Steve Harwell
As Long As You Love Me
18.
10/1997
274

4
US
3
AC










3
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg)
4 Seasons of Loneliness
19.
09/1997
270

✫1
US
30
AC




2
R&B




10
UK
[Motown 0684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Semi-Charmed Life
20.
03/1997
268

4
US








26
rock
✫1
alt.
33
UK
[Elektra 64173]
written by Stephan Jenkins
Tubthumping
21.
08/1997
267

6
US










✫1
alt.
2
UK
Never Ever
22.
11/1997
265

4
US












✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1998]
written by Robert Jazayeri, Shaznay Lewis & Sean Mather
Barbie Girl
23.
09/1997
260

7
US




21
dance






✫1
UK
[MCA 55392]
written by Claus Norreen & Søren Rasted (as Søren Nystrøm Rasted)
No, No, No
24.
11/1997
258

3
US






✫1
R&B




5
UK
For You I Will
25.
03/1997
242

4
US
3
AC




2
R&B




27
UK
produced by David Foster
[Warner Sunset 87003]
written by Diane Warren
Too Much
26.
12/1997
237

9
US
23
AC










✫1
UK
27.
10/1997
234

3
US
25
AC






2
rock
3
alt.
64
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Rob Thomas, John Goff, Jay Stanley & Brian Yale
Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
28.
08/1997
234

4
US












3
UK
written by Denniz Pop & Max Martin
Discothèque
29.
01/1997

Discothèque by U2

from Pop   Pop
225

10
US




✫1
dance


6
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 854774]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
30.
03/1997
221

5
US








4
rock
✫1
alt.
38
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Rob Thomas & Matt Serletic
In My Bed
31.
01/1997
212

4
US






✫1
R&B




16
UK
[Island 85454]
written by Raphael Veudal Brown, Daryl Simmons & Ralph B. Stacy (as Ralph Stacy)
It's All About the Benjamins
32.
12/1997
210

2
US






7
R&B




18
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious BIG, Lil Kim, The Lox, Dave Grohl, Perfect, Fuzzbubble & Rob Zombie
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stephen Jacobs, Jadakiss (as Jason Phillips), Danny Styles, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Kim Jones & D-Dot
I Want You
33.
03/1997
206

4
US












11
UK
[Columbia 78503]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
Look into My Eyes
34.
06/1997
202

4
US






4
R&B




16
UK
[Ruthless 6344]
written by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & DJ U-Neek
Sex and Candy
35.
11/1997
201

8
US








4
rock
✫1
alt.
29
UK
written by John Wozniak
Feel So Good
36.
11/1997
201

5
US






5
R&B




10
UK
[Bad Boy 79122]
written by Ronald Bell, G. Brown, Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Robert Mickens (as Robert "Spike" Mickens), C. Smith, Dennis Thomas, Rafael Vigil & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
Hard to Say I'm Sorry
37.
02/1997
199

8
US
14
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
featuring Peter Cetera
[LaFace 24223]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
My Body
38.
11/1997
199

4
US






✫1
R&B




21
UK
[EastWest 64132]
written by Darrell Allamby, Link (as Lincoln Browder) & Antoinette Roberson
The Freshmen
39.
02/1997
199

5
US








9
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Brian Vander Ark
Every Time I Close My Eyes
40.
02/1997
198

6
US
17
AC




5
R&B




13
UK
featuring Mariah Carey
[Epic 78485]
written by Babyface
Not Tonight
41.
07/1997
197

6
US






3
R&B




11
UK
featuring Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Martinez
[Undeas 98019]
written by Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones) & Jermaine Dupri
42.
08/1997
195

4
US






2
R&B




64
UK
featuring Trina & Tamara
[Warner 17327]
written by James Baker, Melvin Wilson (as Melvin Lee Wilson), Jeff Young, Tamara Powell, Curtis "Sauce" Wilson & Rochad Holiday
I'll Be
43.
02/1997
192

7
US






5
R&B




9
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Violator 574028]
written by Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand) & Jay-Z (as Sean Carter)
44.
05/1997
190

8
US






✫1
R&B




10
UK
produced by R. Kelly
[Big Beat 98026]
written by R. Kelly
Been Around the World
45.
11/1997
186

4
US






11
R&B




20
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious BIG and Mase
B side to It's All About The Benjamins
written by David Bowie, Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris, Diddy (as Sean Combs), Ron Lawrence, Mase (as Mason Betha), The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace) & D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie)
46.
12/1997
186

6
US






5
R&B




14
UK
[EastWest 64135]
written by Michael O. Johnson & Javelin Hall
Bitter Sweet Symphony
47.
06/1997
184

12
US








22
rock
4
alt.
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #382]
written by Richard Ashcroft, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
I Will Come to You
48.
11/1997
184

9
US












5
UK
[Mercury 568132]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Show Me Love
49.
11/1997
184

7
US






44
R&B




8
UK
[RCA 64970]
written by Max Martin & Robyn
Spice Up Your Life
50.
10/1997
180

18
US




4
dance






✫1
UK
I Don't Ever Want to See You Again
51.
11/1997
180

6
US






2
R&B




30
UK
written by Nathan Morris
52.
179

2
US














written by Jewel & Steve Poltz
Sunny Came Home
53.
07/1997
179

7
US
✫1
AC










29
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1998]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1998]
[Columbia 78528]
written by Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal
Gotham City
54.
07/1997
176

9
US






9
R&B




9
UK
[Jive 42473]
written by R. Kelly
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
55.
04/1997
174

8
US
27
AC


10
dance




32
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 17373]
written by Paula Cole
56.
01/1997
174

23
US




26
dance




5
alt.
✫1
UK
charted as >Abort, Retry, Fail?_ EP: Your Woman / Give Me Some Pain / Theme from a Mid-Afternoon Game Show / Theme from Late Night Documentary About Drug Abuse in UK charts
[Brilliant!/Chrysalis 58638]
written by Jyoti Mishra
How's It Going to Be
57.
11/1997
172

9
US










5
alt.
51
UK
[Elektra 64130]
written by Stephan Jenkins & Kevin Cadogan
All Cried Out
58.
08/1997
169

4
US






9
R&B






featuring 112
co-produced by Mariah Carey
[Crave 78678]
written by Full Force
I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face)
59.
03/1997
163

6
US






2
R&B






[RCA 64759]
written by Rome (as Jerome Woods) & Gerald Baillergeau
Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)
60.
11/1997
163

9
US






4
R&B




21
UK
[Columbia 78755]
written by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
61.
05/1997
162

7
US






33
R&B




26
UK
[R]
[RCA 64865]
written by Denniz Pop, Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow), Max Martin & Robyn
Staring at the Sun
62.
03/1997
161

26
US








2
rock
✫1
alt.
3
UK
[Island 584972]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
A Song for Mama
63.
12/1997
157

7
US






✫1
R&B




34
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 0720]
written by Babyface
Foolish Games
64.
09/1997
157

7
US
4
AC












B side to You Were Meant For Me
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel
Never Make a Promise
65.
08/1997
155

7
US






✫1
R&B






[Island 572082]
written by Daryl Thomas
It's Your Love
66.
05/1997
154

7
US


✫1
country










written by Stephony Smith
C U When U Get There
67.
07/1997
152

12
US






34
R&B




3
UK
featuring 40 Thevz
[Tommy Boy 7785]
written by Dominic Aldridge, Coolio, H. Straughter & M. Straughter
If You Could Only See
68.
03/1997
151

11
US








✫1
rock
3
alt.


[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Emerson Hart
Dangerous
69.
12/1997
150

9
US






4
R&B




32
UK
[Elektra 64131]
written by Lawrence Dermer, Rashad Smith, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Henry Stone & Freddy Stonewall
I Shot the Sheriff
70.
02/1997
149

20
US






16
R&B




2
UK
[Def Jam 573564]
written by Bob Marley & Warren G
Kiss the Rain
71.
11/1997
148

15
US
28
AC










4
UK
You're Not Alone
72.
05/1997
146

56
US




5
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
[rm]
[RCA 64999]
written by Tim Kellett & Robin Taylor-Firth
D'You Know What I Mean?
73.
07/1997
142

49
US








36
rock
4
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Noel Gallagher
Butterfly Kisses
74.
05/1997
140

10
US
✫1
AC
45
country








56
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Diadem 1221]
written by Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas
75.
05/1997
138

42
US




10
dance
19
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 78007]
written by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
76.
03/1997
138

19
US
4
AC


✫1
dance
9
R&B




9
UK
[LaFace 24229]
written by R. Kelly, Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin & Gloria Stewart
My Baby Daddy
77.
04/1997
132

10
US






3
R&B




153
UK
[Tony Mercedes 24221]
written by B-Rock, Maurice White & Al McKay
78.
01/1997
131

12
US






✫1
R&B




12
UK
[Kedar/Universal 56002]
written by Erykah Badu & Jaborn Jamal
All for You
79.
07/1997
130

11
US
16
AC








39
alt.


It's No Good
80.
04/1997
127

38
US




✫1
dance




4
alt.
5
UK
[Mute/Reprise 17390]
written by Martin Gore
Torn
81.
11/1997
126

42
US
4
AC








12
alt.
2
UK
Hot 100 Airplay : 2
[album cut]
written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven & Phil Thornalley
I Don't Want to Wait
82.
11/1997
124

11
US
3
AC










43
UK
[R]
written by Paula Cole
Song 2
83.
04/1997

Song 2 by Blur

from Blur   Blur
122

55
US








25
rock
6
alt.
2
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James & Dave Rowntree
84.
02/1997
121

21
US












4
UK
[Arista 13304]
written by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Frank Farian, Mary Klopprogge (as Mary Applegate) & Marty Cintron (as Martin Cintron)
Everything
85.
08/1997
121

24
US






5
R&B




6
UK
The Impression That I Get
86.
03/1997
121

23
US










✫1
alt.
12
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Dicky Barrett & Joe Gittleman
87.
11/1997
118















✫1
UK
written by Lou Reed
88.
118















✫1
UK
Mama / Who Do You Think You Are was released in some markets as a Double A-side but in others the two songs were released independently of each other as single tracks. [Comic Relief single]
written by Andy Watkins, Matt Rowe, Paul Wilson, Richard Stannard, Victoria Beckham, Melanie B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C & Geri Halliwell
The One I Gave My Heart To
89.
10/1997
118

9
US




18
dance
8
R&B






[Blackground 98002]
written by Diane Warren
Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!
90.
12/1997
116















✫1
UK
Brimful of Asha
91.
11/1997
115













16
alt.
✫1
UK
[R]
written by Tjinder Singh
Cupid
92.
03/1997

Cupid by 112

from 112   112
114

13
US






2
R&B






[Bad Boy 79087]
written by Arnold Hennings, Daron Jones, Michael Keith, Q [Quinnes Parker], Slim (as Marvin Scandrick) & C. Stills
Sunchyme
93.
09/1997
114

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
Alone
94.
03/1997
114

28
US
8
AC










5
UK
[Polydor 571006]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
Block Rockin' Beats
95.
04/1997
113

105
US










40
alt.
✫1
UK
Star People
96.
04/1997
113

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[DreamWorks 59005]
written by George Michael
Encore une fois
97.
03/1997
112

112
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[instrumental]
[FFRR 573284]
written by Sascha Lappessen, Thomas Alisson & Ralf Kappmeier
Free
98.
06/1997
111

75
US




✫1
dance






4
UK
[Strictly Rhythm 12512]
written by Ultra Naté, Lem Springsteen & John Ciafone
Stay
99.
10/1997

Stay by Sash!

from It's My Life   It's My Life
110







✫1
dance






2
UK
Whatever
100.
06/1997

Whatever by En Vogue

from EV3   EV3
110

16
US




5
dance
8
R&B




14
UK
produced by Babyface
[EastWest 64174]
written by Babyface, Giuliano Franco & Keith Andes

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