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Top Songs of 1997

1996 <-1997-> 1998
    

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1.
09/1997
455

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US
✫1
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✫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
448

✫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
3.
06/1997
435

✫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
4.
12/1997
363

✫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.
5.
06/1997
354

✫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
6.
12/1997
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1997]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1999]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1999]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1997]
eighth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[550 Music/Epic 78825]
written by James Horner & Will Jennings
7.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   MMMBop
339

✫1
US
21
AC










✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
8.
09/1997
331

✫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, Diddy (as Puff Daddy), Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
9.
08/1997
325

2
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[LaFace 24265]
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
10.
12/1997
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[Columbia 78723]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
11.
01/1997
302

2
US
2
AC


41
dance






2
UK
[Jive 42453]
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
12.
08/1997
295

✫1
US






2
R&B




6
UK
featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
based upon "I'm Coming Out"
[Bad Boy 79100]
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)
13.
01/1997
294

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




19
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring Mase
[Bad Boy 79083]
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
14.
06/1997

Fly by Sugar Ray

from Floored   Floored
292

✫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
15.
06/1997
288

2
US
✫1
AC
43
country








7
UK
[Curb 73022]
written by Diane Warren
16.
04/1997
279

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




10
UK
[Bad Boy 79092]
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
17.
04/1997
273

2
US




34
dance




4
alt.
6
UK
[Capitol 58634]
written by Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken
18.
07/1997
273

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
19.
10/1997
272

4
US
3
AC










3
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Jive LP Cut]
written by Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg)
20.
08/1997
264

6
US










✫1
alt.
2
UK
[Republic 56146]
written by Harry Hamer (as Darren Hamer), Dunstan Bruce (as Duncan Bruce), Paul Greco, Anne Holden, Danbert Nobacon (as Nigel Hunter), Lou Watts (as Louise Watts) & Boff Whalley (as Allan Whalley)
21.
11/1997
263

4
US












✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1998]
written by Robert Jazayeri, Shaznay Lewis & Sean Mather
22.
09/1997
263

✫1
US
30
AC




2
R&B




10
UK
[Motown 0684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
23.
03/1997
261

4
US








26
rock
✫1
alt.
33
UK
[Elektra 64173]
written by Stephan Jenkins
24.
09/1997
257

7
US




21
dance






✫1
UK
[MCA 55392]
written by Claus Norreen & Søren Rasted (as Søren Nystrøm Rasted)
25.
11/1997
255

3
US






✫1
R&B




5
UK
26.
03/1997
236

4
US
3
AC




2
R&B




27
UK
produced by David Foster
[Warner Sunset 87003]
written by Diane Warren
27.
12/1997
235

9
US
23
AC










✫1
UK
28.
08/1997
233

4
US












3
UK
written by Denniz Pop & Max Martin
29.
10/1997
232

3
US
25
AC






2
rock
3
alt.
64
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Lava LP Cut]
written by Rob Thomas, John Goff, Jay Stanley & Brian Yale
30.
11/1997
228

4
US
✫1
AC
6
country








9
UK
[Mercury 566450]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
31.
03/1997
220

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
32.
01/1997

Discothèque by U2

from Pop   Pop
219

10
US




✫1
dance


6
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 854774]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
33.
01/1997
211

4
US






✫1
R&B




16
UK
[Island 854854]
written by Raphael Veudal Brown, Daryl Simmons & Ralph B. Stacy (as Ralph Stacy)
34.
12/1997
209

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]
[Bad Boy 79130]
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stephen Jacobs, Jadakiss (as Jason Phillips), Danny Styles, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Lil' Kim (as Kim Jones) & D-Dot
35.
03/1997
206

4
US












11
UK
[Columbia 78503]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
36.
06/1997
201

4
US






4
R&B




16
UK
[Ruthless 6344]
written by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & DJ U-Neek
37.
11/1997
200

8
US








4
rock
✫1
alt.
29
UK
written by John Wozniak
38.
10/1997
199

4
US






✫1
R&B




21
UK
[EastWest 64132]
written by Darrell Allamby, Link (as Lincoln Browder) & Antoinette Roberson
39.
02/1997
198

5
US








9
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Brian Vander Ark
40.
02/1997
198

8
US
14
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
featuring Peter Cetera
[LaFace 24223]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
41.
02/1997
197

6
US
17
AC




5
R&B




13
UK
featuring Mariah Carey
[Epic 78485]
written by Babyface
42.
07/1997
196

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
43.
11/1997
196

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)
44.
08/1997
190

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
45.
02/1997
190

7
US






5
R&B




9
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Violator 574028]
written by Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand) & Jay-Z (as Sean Carter)
46.
05/1997
189

8
US






✫1
R&B




10
UK
produced by R. Kelly
[Big Beat 98026]
written by R. Kelly
47.
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
[Bad Boy 79130]
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)
48.
12/1997
185

6
US






5
R&B




14
UK
[EastWest 64135]
written by Michael O. Johnson & Javelin Hall
49.
11/1997
183

9
US












5
UK
[Mercury 568132]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
50.
11/1997
183

7
US






44
R&B




8
UK
[RCA 64970]
written by Max Martin & Robyn
51.
06/1997
181

12
US








22
rock
4
alt.
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #382]
written by Richard Ashcroft, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
52.
11/1997
179

6
US






2
R&B




30
UK
[Stonecreek 78689]
written by Nathan Morris
53.
04/1997
178

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
54.
10/1997
175

18
US




4
dance






✫1
UK
55.
07/1997
175

9
US






9
R&B




9
UK
[Jive 42473]
written by R. Kelly
56.
04/1997
173

8
US
27
AC


10
dance




32
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 17373]
written by Paula Cole
57.
08/1997
169

4
US






9
R&B






featuring 112
co-produced by Mariah Carey
[Crave 78678]
written by Full Force
58.
01/1997
169

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
59.
11/1997
168

9
US










5
alt.
51
UK
[Elektra 64130]
written by Stephan Jenkins & Kevin Cadogan
60.
03/1997
163

6
US






2
R&B






[RCA 64759]
written by Rome (as Jerome Woods) & Gerald Baillergeau
61.
10/1997
162

9
US






4
R&B




21
UK
[Columbia 78755]
written by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
62.
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
63.
03/1997
157

26
US








2
rock
✫1
alt.
3
UK
[Island 584972]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
64.
08/1997
154

7
US






✫1
R&B






[Island 572082]
written by Daryl Thomas
65.
05/1997
154

7
US


✫1
country










[Curb 73019]
written by Stephony Smith
66.
12/1997
153

7
US






✫1
R&B




34
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 0720]
written by Babyface
67.
08/1997
153

7
US
4
AC












B side to You Were Meant For Me
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel
68.
07/1997
150

12
US






34
R&B




3
UK
featuring 40 Thevz
[Tommy Boy 7785]
written by Dominic Aldridge, Coolio, H. Straughter & M. Straughter
69.
12/1997
149

9
US






4
R&B




32
UK
[Elektra 64131]
written by Lawrence Dermer, Rashad Smith, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Henry Stone & Freddy Stonewall
70.
03/1997
148

11
US








✫1
rock
3
alt.


[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Emerson Hart
71.
02/1997
145

20
US






16
R&B




2
UK
[Def Jam 573564]
written by Bob Marley & Warren G
72.
11/1997
144

15
US
28
AC










4
UK
[Universal 56140]
written by Billie Myers, Eric Bazilian & Desmond Child
73.
05/1997
143

56
US




5
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
[rm]
[RCA 64999]
written by Tim Kellett & Robin Taylor-Firth
74.
05/1997
139

10
US
✫1
AC
45
country








56
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[DMG/Jive 42456]
written by Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas
75.
07/1997
138

49
US








36
rock
4
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Noel Gallagher
76.
05/1997
135

42
US




10
dance
19
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 78007]
written by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
77.
03/1997
135

19
US
4
AC


✫1
dance
9
R&B




9
UK
charted as I Don't Want to / I Love Me Some Him in US AC charts
[LaFace 24229]
written by R. Kelly, Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin & Gloria Stewart
78.
04/1997
132

10
US






3
R&B




153
UK
[Tony Mercedes 24221]
written by B-Rock, Maurice White & Al McKay
79.
01/1997
127

12
US






✫1
R&B




12
UK
[Kedar/Universal 56002]
written by Erykah Badu & Jaborn Jamal
80.
07/1997
127

11
US
16
AC








39
alt.


81.
04/1997
124

38
US




✫1
dance




4
alt.
5
UK
[Mute/Reprise 17390]
written by Martin Gore
82.
11/1997
123

42
US
4
AC








12
alt.
2
UK
Hot 100 Airplay : 2
[RCA LP Cut]
written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven & Phil Thornalley
83.
10/1997
121

11
US
3
AC










43
UK
[R]
[Warner 17318]
written by Paula Cole
84.
04/1997

Song 2 by Blur

from Blur   Blur
119

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
85.
02/1997
119

21
US












4
UK
[Arista 13304]
written by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Frank Farian, Mary Klopprogge (as Mary Applegate) & Marty Cintron (as Martin Cintron)
86.
08/1997
118

24
US






5
R&B




6
UK
87.
03/1997
117

23
US










✫1
alt.
12
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Dicky Barrett & Joe Gittleman
88.
11/1997
115















✫1
UK
written by Lou Reed
89.
10/1997
115

9
US




18
dance
8
R&B






[Blackground 98002]
written by Diane Warren
90.
03/1997
114















✫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
91.
12/1997
113















✫1
UK
92.
11/1997
112













16
alt.
✫1
UK
[R]
written by Tjinder Singh
93.
03/1997

Cupid by 112

from 112   112
111

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
94.
09/1997
111

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
95.
03/1997
111

28
US
8
AC










5
UK
[Polydor 571006]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
96.
04/1997
110

105
US










40
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons & Schoolly D (as Jesse Weaver)
97.
04/1997
110

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[DreamWorks 59005]
written by George Michael
98.
03/1997
109

112
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[instrumental]
[FFRR 573284]
written by Sascha Lappessen, Thomas Alisson & Ralf Kappmeier
99.
06/1997
108

75
US




✫1
dance






4
UK
[Strictly Rhythm 12512]
written by Ultra Naté, Lem Springsteen & John Ciafone
100.
10/1997

Stay by Sash!

from It's My Life   It's My Life
107







✫1
dance






2
UK

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