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Top Songs of 1997

1996 <-1997-> 1998
    

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1.
09/1997
320

✫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.
06/1997
319

✫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
3.
12/1997
315

✫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
4.
09/1997
312

✫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
5.
06/1997
305

✫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.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   MMMBop
300

✫1
US
21
AC










✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
7.
08/1997
295

2
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[LaFace 24265]
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
8.
09/1997
294

✫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.
12/1997
282

✫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.
10.
01/1997
275

2
US
2
AC


41
dance






2
UK
[Jive 42453]
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
11.
12/1997
271

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[Columbia 78723]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
12.
01/1997

Discothèque by U2

from Pop   Pop
254

10
US




✫1
dance


6
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 854774]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
13.
08/1997
250

✫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)
14.
11/1997
247

4
US












✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1998]
written by Robert Jazayeri, Shaznay Lewis & Sean Mather
15.
08/1997
232

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)
16.
04/1997
229

2
US




34
dance




4
alt.
6
UK
[Capitol 58634]
written by Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken
17.
04/1997
228

✫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
18.
06/1997
228

2
US
✫1
AC
43
country








7
UK
[Curb 73022]
written by Diane Warren
19.
09/1997
228

✫1
US
30
AC




2
R&B




10
UK
[Motown 0684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
20.
09/1997
227

7
US




21
dance






✫1
UK
[MCA 55392]
written by Claus Norreen & Søren Rasted (as Søren Nystrøm Rasted)
21.
10/1997
225

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)
22.
11/1997
220

3
US






✫1
R&B




5
UK
23.
12/1997
214

9
US
23
AC










✫1
UK
24.
01/1997
210

✫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
25.
08/1997
208

4
US












3
UK
written by Denniz Pop & Max Martin
26.
07/1997
197

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
27.
10/1997
197

18
US




4
dance






✫1
UK
28.
06/1997
196

12
US








22
rock
4
alt.
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #382]
written by Richard Ashcroft, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
29.
11/1997
194

4
US
✫1
AC
6
country








9
UK
[Mercury 566450]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
30.
01/1997
191

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
31.
06/1997

Fly by Sugar Ray

from Floored   Floored
187

✫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
32.
12/1997
178

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
33.
07/1997
171

49
US








36
rock
4
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Noel Gallagher
34.
03/1997
170

26
US








2
rock
✫1
alt.
3
UK
[Island 584972]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
35.
05/1997
170

42
US




10
dance
19
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 78007]
written by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
36.
01/1997
166

4
US






✫1
R&B




16
UK
[Island 854854]
written by Raphael Veudal Brown, Daryl Simmons & Ralph B. Stacy (as Ralph Stacy)
37.
05/1997
166

56
US




5
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
[rm]
[RCA 64999]
written by Tim Kellett & Robin Taylor-Firth
38.
02/1997
165

20
US






16
R&B




2
UK
[Def Jam 573564]
written by Bob Marley & Warren G
39.
11/1997
163

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)
40.
03/1997
163

4
US
3
AC




2
R&B




27
UK
produced by David Foster
[Warner Sunset 87003]
written by Diane Warren
41.
07/1997
160

12
US






34
R&B




3
UK
featuring 40 Thevz
[Tommy Boy 7785]
written by Dominic Aldridge, Coolio, Henry Straughter & Malieek Straughter
42.
06/1997
160

4
US






4
R&B




16
UK
[Ruthless 6344]
written by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & DJ U-Neek
43.
11/1997
158

42
US
4
AC








12
alt.
2
UK
Hot 100 Airplay : 2
[RCA LP Cut]
written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven & Phil Thornalley
44.
03/1997
158

4
US












11
UK
[Columbia 78503]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
45.
10/1997
157

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
46.
10/1997
157

4
US






✫1
R&B




21
UK
[EastWest 64132]
written by Darrell Allamby, Link (as Lincoln Browder) & Antoinette Roberson
47.
02/1997
156

8
US
14
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
featuring Peter Cetera
[LaFace 24223]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
48.
07/1997
155

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
49.
11/1997
155

9
US












5
UK
[Mercury 568132]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
50.
02/1997
153

6
US
17
AC




5
R&B




13
UK
featuring Mariah Carey
[Epic 78485]
written by Babyface
51.
02/1997
152

7
US






5
R&B




9
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Violator 574028]
written by Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand) & Jay-Z (as Sean Carter)
52.
03/1997
151

4
US








26
rock
✫1
alt.
33
UK
[Elektra 64173]
written by Stephan Jenkins
53.
04/1997

Song 2 by Blur

from Blur   Blur
149

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
54.
11/1997
149













16
alt.
✫1
UK
[R]
written by Tjinder Singh
55.
11/1997
148

15
US
28
AC










4
UK
[Universal 56140]
written by Billie Myers, Eric Bazilian & Desmond Child
56.
05/1997
148

8
US






✫1
R&B




10
UK
produced by R. Kelly
[Big Beat 98026]
written by R. Kelly
57.
04/1997
147

105
US










40
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons & Schoolly D (as Jesse Weaver)
58.
11/1997
147

7
US






44
R&B




8
UK
[RCA 64970]
written by Max Martin & Robyn
59.
09/1997
146

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
60.
04/1997
146

101
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[DreamWorks 59005]
written by George Michael
61.
03/1997
146

112
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[instrumental]
[FFRR 573284]
written by Sascha Lappessen, Thomas Alisson & Ralf Kappmeier
62.
03/1997
146

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
63.
11/1997
145

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)
64.
12/1997
145

6
US






5
R&B




14
UK
[EastWest 64135]
written by Michael O. Johnson & Javelin Hall
65.
12/1997
144















✫1
UK
66.
10/1997

Stay by Sash!

from It's My Life   It's My Life
144







✫1
dance






2
UK
67.
07/1997
144







✫1
dance






2
UK
68.
11/1997
144















✫1
UK
written by Lou Reed
69.
03/1997
143















✫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
70.
05/1997
143















✫1
UK
featuring BeBe Winans
written by BeBe Winans & Rhett Lawrence (as James "Rhett" Lawrence)
71.
09/1997
143















✫1
UK
written by Richard Ashcroft
72.
05/1997
143















✫1
UK
73.
02/1997

Beetlebum by Blur

from Blur   Blur
143















✫1
UK
74.
03/1997
143

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
75.
04/1997
139

38
US




✫1
dance




4
alt.
5
UK
[Mute/Reprise 17390]
written by Martin Gore
76.
07/1997
136

9
US






9
R&B




9
UK
[Jive 42473]
written by R. Kelly
77.
02/1997
132

21
US












4
UK
[Arista 13304]
written by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Frank Farian, Mary Klopprogge (as Mary Applegate) & Marty Cintron (as Martin Cintron)
78.
04/1997
130

8
US
27
AC


10
dance




32
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 17373]
written by Paula Cole
79.
08/1997
130

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
80.
11/1997
130

8
US








4
rock
✫1
alt.
29
UK
written by John Wozniak
81.
03/1997
129











19
rock


2
UK
written by Joe South
82.
10/1997
126

58
US
5
AC










3
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[550 Music/Epic LP Cut]
written by Linda Thompson, Walter Afanasieff & David Foster
83.
02/1997
125

5
US








9
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Brian Vander Ark
84.
11/1997
125

6
US






2
R&B




30
UK
[Stonecreek 78689]
written by Nathan Morris
85.
06/1997
125

75
US




✫1
dance






4
UK
[Strictly Rhythm 12512]
written by Ultra Naté, Lem Springsteen & John Ciafone
86.
01/1997
125

12
US






✫1
R&B




12
UK
[Kedar/Universal 56002]
written by Erykah Badu & Jaborn Jamal
87.
09/1997
124

36
US




6
dance
3
R&B




6
UK
featuring Q Tip and Joni Mitchell
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis, René Elizondo Jr., Joni Mitchell & Kamaal Ibn Fare
88.
08/1997
124

24
US






5
R&B




6
UK
89.
10/1997
124















2
UK
written by Noel Gallagher
90.
08/1997
124















2
UK
written by Andy Watkins (as Andrew Watkins), Paul Wilson, Eliot Kennedy & Ronan Keating
91.
07/1997
124

27
US












4
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Mark Hudson & Sander Selover
92.
05/1997
123















2
UK
93.
03/1997
123















2
UK
94.
07/1997
123















2
UK
written by Filippo Carmeni, Gala (as Gala Rizzatto) & Molella (as Maurizio Molella)
95.
12/1997
123















2
UK
96.
04/1997
123















2
UK
97.
09/1997
123















2
UK
charted as You Have Been Loved / The Strangest Thing '97 in UK charts
written by George Michael & David Austin
98.
04/1997
123















2
UK
99.
03/1997
123

28
US
8
AC










5
UK
[Polydor 571006]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
100.
04/1997
122

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

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