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* January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, with the opening act Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.

* January 10 - James Brown receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

* January 19 - Madonna wins Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy in Evita at the 54th annual Golden Globe Awards. Madonna later wins the American Moviegoer Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Evita.

* January 20 - Ben and Jerry's introduce "Phish food", a new flavor of ice cream named after the rock group Phish. The ingredients are chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge

* February 2 - Rich Mullins' musical The Canticle of the Plains premieres in Wichita, Kansas.

* February 10 - 52 year old Brian Connolly of Sweet dies of kidney failure in England.

* February 12 - David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

* February 13 - Michael Jackson's first son is born.

* March - Pianist David Helfgott appears at the Boston Symphony Hall during his world tour. The Boston Globe describes his performance as "without phrasing, form, harmonic understanding, differentiation of style and often basic accuracy; worst of all, it was without emotional content."

* March 1

o The rock band Phish records Slip Stitch and Pass live at Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

o Northern Ireland band Ash release the single Barbie.

* March 3 - U2 release the opinion-dividing Pop album. Along with the Oasis album Be Here Now, it becomes a major release that fails to sell to industry expectations, particularly in the US, despite many strong initial reviews.

* March 9 - The Notorious B.I.G. is shot to death while sitting in the passenger seat of a car after a Soul Train Awards party

* March 11 - Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

* March 17 - Whirlwind Heat play their first show.

* Alice Cooper releases his first live album in twenty years.

* April 2 - Joni Mitchell is reunited with the daughter that she gave up for adoption 32 years ago, Kilauren Gibb.

* 25–27 April - The first Terrastock festival is held in Providence, Rhode Island

* May - 5ive's musical career begin after auditions are held in London with over 3,000 hopefuls showing up to audition.

* June 16 - Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is released in the United Kingdom.

* July 1 - The Prodigy releases The Fat of the Land album. Also Limp Bizkit release their debut album Three Dollar Bill Y'all.

* August 4 - Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer and dissident pop star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti dies in Lagos of HIV-related illness.

* August 7 - Garth Brooks performs to an estimated 800,000 to 1 million people during a free concert given in New York City's Central Park.

* August 21 Oasis' eagerly awaited 3rd album, Be Here Now, was released. It set a record as it became the fastest selling album of all time, moving 695,761 copies in the first week.

* August 3 - The Black Crowes perform their last show with Johnny Colt and Marc Ford, ending what is considered their "classic" lineup.

* August 16-17 - Phish perform two day music festival, The Great Went, in Limestone, Maine at Loring Air Force Base. 500 minutes of music, 6 sets, 2 encores. There was an estimated attendance that falls anywhere between 65,000-70,000 and was the top grossing concert of the summer by pulling in over $4,000,000.

* September 6 - Elton John performs "Candle In The Wind" at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; John Tavener's Song for Athene is performed at the same ceremony.

* September 17 - The KLF return for 23 minutes with their performance of "Fuck the Millennium".

* September 19 - While on his way to a benefit concert in Kansas, Rich Mullins loses control of his jeep, flipping the automobile and throwing both Mullins and passenger Mitch McVicker out onto the road. A tractor-trailer approaching the scene swerves to miss McVicker, striking and killing Mullins instantly. McVicker survives, but suffered major injuries.

* September 23

o Björk releases her critically-acclaimed album Homogenic, marking a shift in musical direction.

o Dream Theater releases their fourth full length album Falling Into Infinity.

* November 22- INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is found dead in his hotel room in Sydney, Australia. He is 37 years old.

* December 31 - "The home of Country Music", the Opryland USA theme park, in Nashville, Tennessee closes and is subsequently demolished.

* After more than a year absence Garth Brooks returns to the top of the charts with his album "Sevens".

* Nigel Kennedy returns to performing in public after a 5-year absence resulting from neck surgery, now calling himself simply "Kennedy".

* The reunited Fleetwood Mac release The Dance and begin a highly successful concert tour in the United States.

* The reunited Monkees perform 2 sold out concerts at Wembley Arena in London.


* The companies Memorex, Maxell, and TDK introduce Blank recordable CDs


[edit] Bands formed


* The Appleseed Cast

* The Black Heart Procession

* The Blood Brothers

* Calla

* The Casket Lottery

* Coldplay

* Death Cab for Cutie

* Demons & Wizards

* Dir en grey

* Dollshead

* Eisley

* Elvenking

* Finntroll

* Isis

* Liquid Tension Experiment

* Lostprophets

* Mates of State

* Peter Pan Speedrock

* Queens of the Stone Age

* The Shins

* Twiztid

* Sorry About Dresden

* Umphrey's Mcgee

* The White Stripes

* Five

* Muse

* The Rocket Summer

* Three Days Grace


[edit] Bands disbanded


* Acid Bath

* Atomic Swing

* Brainiac

* Christie Front Drive

* The Clouds

* Cocteau Twins

* Commander Venus

* Def FX

* Dinosaur Jr.

* Failure

* Gin Blossoms

* Glue Gun

* The Monkees

* Porno for Pyros

* The Presidents of the United States of America

* The Sundays

* Pungent Stench

* Soundgarden

* Swans

* Throwing Muses

* Ugly Kid Joe

* White Zombie

* X Japan


[edit] Bands reformed


* Sunny Day Real Estate (hiatus in 1995)

* Depeche Mode (hiatus in 1995)


[edit] Albums released

Album Artist Release Date Album Type

Six of Hearts Kenny G January 1 EP

Enjoy Incubus Incubus January 7 EP

The Best and the Rest Savatage January 10 Compilation

Glow Reef January 13 LP

Telegram Björk January 14 Remix

Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai January 14 (US) LP

Live Stages Vertical Horizon January 14 Live

Homework Daft Punk January 20 (UK) LP

The Slim Shady EP Eminem January 20 EP

Slick Shoes EP Slick Shoes January 21 EP

Clumsy Our Lady Peace January 23 (Canada) LP

Perfect from Now On Built to Spill January 27 LP

C'est pour vivre Celine Dion January 27 LP

Uptown Saturday Night Camp Lo January 28 LP

Vivir Enrique Iglesias January 28 LP

Lie to Me Jonny Lang January 28 LP

Earthling David Bowie January 30 LP

White on Blonde Texas February 1 LP

Tony Bennett on Holiday Tony Bennett February 4 LP

Ixnay On The Hombre The Offspring February 4 LP

Freak Show Silverchair February 4 LP

Spice Spice Girls February 4 (worldwide) LP

Bombs & Butterflies Widespread Panic February 4 LP

Blur Blur February 10 LP

A Short Album About Love The Divine Comedy February 10 LP

I Like It When You Die Anal Cunt February 11 LP

Coal Chamber Coal Chamber February 11 LP

Brighten the Corners Pavement February 11 LP

Unchained Melody: The Early Years LeAnn Rimes February 11 LP

Built to Last Sick of It All February 11 LP

City Strapping Young Lad February 11 LP

Eight Arms to Hold You Veruca Salt February 11 LP

Best of Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan February 15 Compilation

Something Wild Children of Bodom February 16 LP

Evergreen Echo & The Bunnymen February 16 LP

Secret Samadhi Live February 18 LP

Lost Highway Various Artists February 18 Soundtrack

Now That's What I Call Music! 36 (UK series) Various Artists February 24 Compilation

Maximum Abduction Hypocrisy February 25 EP

Whiplash James February 25 LP

Marcy Playground Marcy Playground February 25 LP

Slush OP8 February 25 LP

Mega!! Kung Fu Radio Powerman 5000 February 25 LP

...Somewhere More Familiar Sister Hazel February 25 LP

Either/Or Elliott Smith February 25 LP

Third Day Third Day February 25 LP

Electro Glide in Blue Apollo 440 March 3 LP

Pop U2 March 3 LP

10 Wet Wet Wet March 3 LP

Goldfly Guster March 4 LP

Soul Assassins, Chapter 1 Muggs March 4 LP

The Healing Game Van Morrison March 4 LP

The Boatman's Call Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds March 4 LP

Fake Can Be Just as Good Blonde Redhead March 11 LP

Disciplined Breakdown Collective Soul March 11 LP

Rapture Bradley Joseph March 11 LP

Let's Face It The Mighty Mighty Bosstones March 11 LP

The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified The Dismemberment Plan March 17 LP

Nine Lives Aerosmith March 18 LP

Whatever and Ever Amen Ben Folds Five March 18 LP

Aftertaste Helmet March 18 LP

Euphoria Leftover Salmon March 18 LP

Stealing Second Chris Thile March 18 LP

Happy? Jann Arden March 24 LP

White Trash Hell Everclear March 24 EP

Savage Garden Savage Garden March 24 (Australia) LP

Homework Daft Punk March 25 (US) LP

Carnival of Chaos GWAR March 25 LP

So Long So Wrong Alison Krauss & Union Station March 25 LP

The More Things Change Machine Head March 25 LP

Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G. March 25 LP

Hear in the Now Frontier Queensrÿche March 25 LP

Blue Sky on Mars Matthew Sweet March 25 LP

Then: The Earlier Years They Might Be Giants March 25 Compilation

Take a Look Over Your Shoulder Warren G March 25 LP

The Collection 1982-1988 Celine Dion March 31 Compilation

Tripping the Light Fantastic Lit April 1 LP

The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation Zao April 1 LP

Clumsy Our Lady Peace April 2 (US) LP

Elegantly Wasted INXS April 4 LP

Dig Your Own Hole The Chemical Brothers April 7 LP

Whole Pedro the Lion April 8 EP

Dig Me Out Sleater-Kinney April 8 LP

Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind April 8 LP

Have I Offended Someone? Frank Zappa April 8 LP

Mother Nature Calls Cast April 14 LP

28 Teeth Buck-O-Nine April 15 LP

Ultra Depeche Mode April 15 LP

Shadowlife Dokken April 15 LP

Savage Garden Savage Garden April 15 (US) LP

Sevendust Sevendust April 15 LP

In It for the Money Supergrass April 21 LP

Share My World Mary J. Blige April 22 LP

Greatest Hits Boston April 22 Greatest Hits

Cowboy Erasure April 22 LP

Back from the Dead Obituary April 22 LP

Full Circle Pennywise April 22 LP

I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One Yo La Tengo April 22 LP

Anywhere But Here The Ataris April 29 LP

Shaming of the Sun Indigo Girls April 29 LP

Picnic Robert Earl Keen April 29 LP

Kill Fuck Die W.A.S.P. April 29 LP

Flaming Pie Paul McCartney May 5 LP

Honky Melvins May 5 LP

Middle of Nowhere Hanson May 6 LP

Retrospective I Rush May 6 Compilation

Return to Paradise Styx May 6 Live

Halim Natacha Atlas May 12 LP

Terror & Magnificence Elvis Costello and John Harle May 13 LP

Quality Soft Core Mad Caddies May 13 LP

Polythene Feeder May 18 LP

Remanufacture Fear Factory May 20 Remix

The Colour and the Shape Foo Fighters May 20 LP

Mag Earwhig! Guided by Voices May 20 LP

Oxygene 7-13 Jean Michel Jarre May 20 LP

Standing in My Shoes Leo Kottke May 20 LP

I Got Next KRS-One May 20 LP

Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson May 20 Remix

For Monkeys Millencolin May 20 (US) LP

Red Apple Falls Smog May 20 LP

Direction Reaction Creation The Jam May 26 Compilation

Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Dimmu Borgir May 30 LP

Demonic Testament June 1 LP

Timeless Sarah Brightman June 2 LP

Innamorata Pat Benatar June 3 LP

Accident of Birth Bruce Dickinson June 3 LP

Album of the Year Faith No More June 3 LP

Nighttime Birds The Gathering June 3 LP

Under These Rocks and Stones Chantal Kreviazuk June 3 (US) LP

Inside the Torn Apart Napalm Death June 3 LP

Retrospective II Rush June 3 Compilation

G3: Live in Concert Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson June 3 Live

Prime Cuts Suicidal Tendencies June 3 Compilation

Wu-Tang Forever Wu-Tang Clan June 3 LP

Nighttime Birds The Gathering June 6 LP

Days of Purgatory Iced Earth June 6 Remix

Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope Jimmie's Chicken Shack June 10 LP

Drag k.d. lang June 10 Cover LP

SYR1: Anagrama Sonic Youth June 10 EP

My Own Prison Creed June 12 LP

OK Computer Radiohead June 16 LP

Dude Ranch blink-182 June 17 LP

Feelings David Byrne June 17 LP

Body Language Jonathan Cain June 17 LP

The Devil You Know Econoline Crush June 17 (Canada) LP

The Will to Live Ben Harper June 17 LP

Cryptic Writings Megadeth June 17 LP

The Legend of Chin Switchfoot June 17 LP

Love Among the Ruins 10,000 Maniacs June 17 LP

Resolution .38 Special June 17 LP

Year of the Horse Neil Young & Crazy Horse June 17 Live

Heavy Soul Paul Weller June 23 LP

Some Other Sucker's Parade Del Amitri June 24 LP

The Great Milenko Insane Clown Posse June 24 LP

The Carnival Wyclef Jean June 24 LP

Misguided Roses Edwin McCain June 24 LP

Generation Swine Mötley Crüe June 24 LP

Rusty Slick Shoes June 24 LP

Floored Sugar Ray June 24 LP

The Mollusk Ween June 24 LP

Glory to the Brave HammerFall June 27 LP

Straight on Till Morning Blues Traveler July 1 LP

Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ Limp Bizkit July 1 LP

No Way Out Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy Family July 1 LP

The Fat of the Land Prodigy July 1 LP

Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) Mogwai July 4 Compilation

Boys on the Docks Dropkick Murphys July 7 EP

Vanishing Point Primal Scream July 7 LP

Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Emperor July 8 LP

Brown Album Primus July 8 LP

Fush Yu Mang Smash Mouth July 8 LP

Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. Slipknot July 13 LP

Now That's What I Call Music! 37 (UK series) Various Artists July 14 Compilation

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down The Dandy Warhols July 15 LP

Supa Dupa Fly Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott July 15 LP

Musical Monkey Guttermouth July 15 LP

Surfacing Sarah McLachlan July 15 LP

Metropolis Sister Machine Gun July 15 LP

Outcast Kreator July 22 LP

This Strange Engine Marillion July 22 LP

Funcrusher Plus Company Flow July 28 LP

The Art of War Bone Thugs-N-Harmony July 29 LP

The Virginian Neko Case July 29 LP

A Fistful of Alice Alice Cooper July 29 Live

Shrinking the Blob Oleander July 29 LP

Official Live: 101 Proof Pantera July 29 Live

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 Various Artists July 29 Compilation

Transistor 311 August 5 LP

Backstreet Boys (US) Backstreet Boys August 12 LP

No Holds Barred Biohazard August 12 LP

Spoke Calexico August 12 LP

(həd) p.e. (həd) p.e. August 12 LP

Double Plaidinum Lagwagon August 12 LP

Release Some Tension SWV August 12 LP

F♯A♯∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! August 14 LP

The Dance Fleetwood Mac August 19 Live

Transmission The Tea Party August 19 LP

Be Here Now Oasis August 21 LP

Sehnsucht Rammstein August 22 LP

Midnite Lover Shaggy August 24 LP

Bad Timing Jim O'Rourke August 25 LP

Word Gets Around Stereophonics August 25 LP

Welcome to the Freak Show dc Talk August 26 Live

Last of the Sharpshooters Down by Law August 26 LP

The First Session Hole August 26 EP

All That I Am Joe August 26 LP

Singles 1-12 Melvins August 26 Compilation

I Like to Score Moby August 26 Compilation

Making Friends No Use for a Name August 26 LP

Conspiracy No. 5 Third Day August 26 LP

(Songbook) A Collection of Hits Trisha Yearwood August 26 Compilation

Backstreet's Back Backstreet Boys August 30 LP

Calling All Stations Genesis September 1 LP

Ghetto D Master P September 2 LP

SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom Sonic Youth September 2 EP

Slightly Odway Jebediah September 8 LP

Good Feeling Travis September 8 (UK) LP

Aquarium Aqua September 9 LP

S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Incubus September 9 LP

Total Madness - the Very Best of Madness Madness September 9 Greatest Hits

You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs LeAnn Rimes September 9 LP

It Means Everything Save Ferris September 9 LP

Marchin' Already Ocean Colour Scene September 15 LP

When Disaster Strikes Busta Rhymes September 16 LP

Butterfly Mariah Carey September 16 LP

Film Noir Carly Simon September 16 LP

El Gran Orgo At the Drive-In September 18 EP

Barely Legal The Hives September 22 LP

Gone From Danger Joan Baez September 23 LP

Homogenic Björk September 23 LP

The Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls September 23 LP

Evolution Boyz II Men September 23 LP

Novelty Forever Bracket September 23 LP

Time to Say Goodbye Sarah Brightman September 23 LP

Tubthumper Chumbawamba September 23 LP

Falling into Infinity Dream Theater September 23 LP

Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan September 23 LP

Hang-Ups Goldfinger September 23 LP

The Final Chapter Hypocrisy September 23 LP

The Big Picture Elton John September 23 LP

Dots and Loops Stereolab September 23 LP

Songs of a Circling Spirit Tom Cochrane September 23 Compilation

Levitate The Fall September 29 LP

Paul McCartney's Standing Stone Paul McCartney September 29 LP

With a Twist Todd Rundgren September 29 LP

Urban Hymns The Verve September 29 LP

Life thru a Lens Robbie Williams September 29 LP

Tone Soul Evolution The Apples in Stereo September 30 LP

Four Minute Mile The Get Up Kids September 30 LP

Portishead Portishead September 30 LP

Peace and Noise Patti Smith September 30 LP

Shadows in the Banquet Hall Carbon Leaf October 1 LP

Come to Daddy Aphex Twin October 6 EP

So Much for the Afterglow Everclear October 7 LP

Underdogs Matthew Good Band October 7 LP

South Saturn Delta Jimi Hendrix October 7 Compilation

The Velvet Rope Janet Jackson October 7 LP

Jerky Boys 4 Jerky Boys October 7 LP

Willis The Pietasters October 7 LP

60 Cycle Hum Pulley October 7 LP

Good Feeling Travis October 7 (US) LP

National Steel Colin James October 8 LP

blackmail blackmail October 10 LP

The Fantastic Plastic Machine Fantastic Plastic Machine October 10 LP

20,000 Watt R.S.L. Midnight Oil October 12 Greatest Hits

Jurassic 5 EP Jurassic 5 October 13 EP

Quarashi Quarashi October 13 LP

Medazzaland Duran Duran October 14 LP

Nimrod Green Day October 14 LP

A Jagged Era Jagged Edge October 14 LP

Unleash the Beast Saxon October 14 LP

Soundbombing Various Artists October 14 Compilation

Extreme Honey Elvis Costello October 21 Compilation

Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album The Firm (Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature) October 21 LP

Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz October 21 LP

Young Team Mogwai October 21 LP

Joya Will Oldham October 21 LP

The Remixes Shakira October 21 Remix

Echo Dek Primal Scream October 27 Remix

Legendary Tales Rhapsody October 27 LP

The Fury of the Aquabats! The Aquabats October 28 LP

Talk on Corners The Corrs October 28 LP

Galore The Cure October 28 Compilation

Around the Fur Deftones October 28 LP

Zaireeka The Flaming Lips October 28 LP

My Body, the Hand Grenade Hole October 28 Compilation

Get It How U Live! Hot Boys October 28 LP

Forever and Counting Hot Water Music October 28 LP

Jugulator Judas Priest October 28 LP

Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions Kiss October 28 LP

Harlem World Mase October 28 LP

Slip Stitch and Pass Phish October 28 LP

The Black Bossalini (a.k.a. Dr. Bomb from Da Bay) Spice 1 October 28 LP

FLAvour of the Weak Front Line Assembly November 3 LP

Queen Rocks Queen November 3 Compilation

Keys to Ascension 2 Yes November 3 LP

The Pet Sounds Sessions The Beach Boys November 4 Box Set

Tracks and Traces Harmonia '76 November 4 LP

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Jay-Z November 4 LP

The 18th Letter Rakim November 4 LP

Spiceworld Spice Girls November 4 LP

Signs of Chaos Testament November 4 LP

Chapter 2: World Domination Three 6 Mafia November 4 LP

Come on Over Shania Twain November 4 (US) LP

Tribute Yanni November 4 Live

American Lesion Greg Graffin November 7 LP

Live Trax Megadeth November 9 EP

Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes AFI Bush 11 LP

Deconstructed Bush November 11 Remix

Satisfaction is the Death of Desire Hatebreed November 11 LP

Best of King's X King's X November 11 Greatest Hits

BBC Sessions Led Zeppelin November 11 Live

So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes NOFX November 11 LP

Second-hand Smoke Sublime November 11 Compilation

Scum Anti-Nowhere League November 17 LP

Breed to Breathe Napalm Death November 17 EP

Now That's What I Call Music! 38 (UK series) Various Artists November 17 Compilation

Bonfire AC/DC November 18 Box Set

Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion November 18 LP

Snowed In Hanson November 18 Christmas

Titanic James Horner November 18 Soundtrack

Whoracle In Flames November 18 LP

Kenny G - Greatest Hits Kenny G November 18 Greatest Hits

The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988 John Mellencamp November 18 Greatest Hits

ReLoad Metallica November 18 LP

Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 HIM November 20 LP

Open Your Eyes Yes November 24 LP

R U Still Down? (Remember Me) 2Pac November 25 LP

Sevens Garth Brooks November 25 LP

Closure Nine Inch Nails November 25 VHS

Big Willie Style Will Smith November 25 LP

Physical Fatness Various Artists November 25 Compilation

Somber Eyes to the Sky Shadows Fall November 30 LP

23am Robert Miles December 1 (Europe) LP

MTV Unplugged Bryan Adams December 9 Live

It's All About the Girls A New Found Glory December 20 EP

Blindside Blindside December 23 LP


[edit] Biggest hit singles


The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1997.

# Artist Title Year Chart Entries

1 Aqua Barbie Girl 1997 UK 1 - Oct 1997, US BB 7 of 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 - Sep 1997, Sweden 1 - Sep 1997, France 6 - May 1997, Austria 3 - Oct 1997, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1997, Norway 1 - May 1997, Australia 8 of 1997, Germany 36 of the 1990s, Germany 1 - Jan 1998, Éire 1 - Oct 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Sep 1997, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Jan 1998, POP 1 of 1997, Scrobulate 53 of happy

2 Hanson Mmmbop 1997 UK 1 - Jun 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, US BB 17 of 1997, Holland 2 - May 1997, Sweden 1 - May 1997, Austria 1 - Jun 1997, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1997, Norway 2 - Jun 1997, Australia 2 of 1997, Germany 187 of the 1990s, Germany 2 - Jun 1997, Éire 1 - Jun 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Jun 1997, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Aug 1997, RYM 81 of 1996, POP 18 of 1997, Scrobulate 69 of fun, Acclaimed 516

3 No Doubt Don't Speak 1997 UK 1 - Feb 1997, Holland 1 - Dec 1996, Sweden 1 - Nov 1996, France 10 - Feb 1997, Austria 2 - Feb 1997, Switzerland 1 - Jan 1997, Norway 1 - Dec 1996, Australia 7 of 1997, Germany 77 of the 1990s, Germany 2 - Jan 1997, Éire 1 - Feb 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Jan 1997, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Apr 1997, Europe 22 of the 1990s, RYM 10 of 1996, POP 38 of 1996, Scrobulate 44 of rock, Acclaimed 1098

4 Will Smith Men in Black 1997 UK 1 - Aug 1997, US BB 4 of 1997, Holland 2 - Jul 1997, Sweden 2 - Aug 1997, France 4 - Aug 1997, Austria 2 - Aug 1997, Switzerland 1 - Aug 1997, Norway 3 - Jul 1997, Australia 6 of 1997, Germany 65 of the 1990s, Germany 1 - Aug 1997, Éire 1 - Aug 1997, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Aug 1997, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Nov 1997, RYM 138 of 1997, POP 46 of 1997, RIAA 337, Party 275 of 1999

5 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly 1997 UK 1 - Mar 1997, US BB 2 of 1997, US BB 6 of 1996, Holland 1 - Feb 1997, Sweden 16 - Apr 1997, Austria 2 - May 1997, Switzerland 1 - Mar 1997, Norway 2 - Apr 1997, Germany 138 of the 1990s, Germany 4 - Feb 1997, Éire 1 - Apr 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Feb 1997, Europe 79 of the 1990s, Rolling Stone 406, RYM 182 of 1997, POP 9 of 1996, RIAA 244, Scrobulate 91 of rnb, Acclaimed 2281


[edit] Top hits


* "Abuse Me" - Silverchair

* "All By Myself" - Céline Dion

* "All I Want" - The Offspring

* "As Long As You Love Me" - Backstreet Boys

* "Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve

* "Block Rockin' Beats" - The Chemical Brothers

* "Breathe" - The Prodigy

* "Dammit (Growing Up)" - Blink-182

* "Don't Speak" - No Doubt

* "D'You Know What I Mean" - Oasis

* "Everlong" - Foo Fighters

* "Eye" - The Smashing Pumpkins

* "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" - Aerosmith

* "Firestarter" - The Prodigy

* "Foolish Games" - Jewel

* "Da Funk" - Daft Punk

* "Honey" - Mariah Carey

* "I'll Be Missing You" - Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans

* "The Impression That I Get" - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

* "It's No Good" - Depeche Mode

* "Karma Police" - Radiohead

* "Lakini's Juice" - Live

* "MMMBop" - Hanson

* "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion

* "Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G

* "Paranoid Android" - Radiohead

* "Pink" - Aerosmith

* "Push" - Matchbox Twenty

* "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" - Busta Rhymes

* "Quit Playin' Games (with My Heart)" - Backstreet Boys

* "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls

* "Sell Out" - Reel Big Fish

* "Semi-Charmed Life" - Third Eye Blind

* "6 Underground" - Sneaker Pimps

* "Smack My Bitch Up" - The Prodigy

* "3 A.M. " - Matchbox Twenty

* "Time to Say Goodbye" - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

* "Tubthumping" - Chumbawumba

* "Wannabe" - Spice Girls

* "You Were Meant for Me" - Jewel


See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1997

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