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1997's Most Popular Song Hits

1. Barbie Girl - Aqua
"I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation"
2. ESPN Presents Jock Jams - Various Artists
"Pump up the Jam, Yo Pump it Up, Yo Pump it
"WHOOMP There it is! Move it! "
"These sounds swirling thru my mind"
"It's fun to stay at the YMCA"
3. Wannabe - Spice Girls
"I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want
I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want
I wanna-ha I wanna-ha I wanna-ha I wanna-ha
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah"
4. It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
"It's your love
It just does somethin' to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough"
5. To The Moon and Back - Savage Garden
"I would fly to the moon and back if you'll be my baby
Got a ticket for a world where we belong"
6. You Make Me Wanna - Usher
"You make me wanna leave the one I'm with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do"
7. I Like It Like That - Blackout All-Stars
"I like it like that
Yeah baby
I like it like that
I like it like that"
8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Az Yet
"Hold me now
It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
I just want you to stay
And after all that you've been through
I will make it up to you
I promise you, baby"
9.

Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
"You come crash into me
And I come into you
I come into you
In a boys dream"

10. For You I Will - Monica
"For you I will lay my life on the line
For you I will find a hope
For you I will die"
11. Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
"Now if y'all wanna party like we do
If y'all wanna party like us, lemme hear ya say
Ah ah ah ah ah"
12. Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
"In all that I've done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night."
13. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
"And tell me now how do I live without you
I want to know how do I breathe without you if you ever go"
14. Da' Dip - Freak Nasty
"I put my hand upon your hip when I dip you dip we dip
You put your hand upon my hip when you dip I dip we dip
I put my hand upon your hip when I dip you dip we dip
You put yours and I put mine and we can get down low and roll it round"
15. Fly - Sugar Ray
"I just wanna fly
Put your arms around me, baby "
16. Missing You - Puff Daddy, 112 & Faith Evans
"Every step I take, every move I make
Every single day, every time I pray
I'll be missing you"
17. 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
"Set your spirit free, it's the only way to be
Be a little bit wiser baby, put it on, put it on
'cause tonight is the night when 2 become 1"
18. MMMBop - Hanson
"Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba do bop, ba duba dop
Ba do bop, ba duba dop
Ba do"
19. Fly Like An Eagle - Seal
"Fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me, I wanna fly
fly right into the future"
20. Show Me Love - Robyn
"So baby if you want me
You've got to show me love"
21. Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls
"I'm giving you everything all that joy can bring this I swear
Last time that we had this conversation I decided we should be friends
Yeah, but now we're going round in circles, tell me will this deja vu never end?"
22. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
"I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down"
23. I Believe In You And Me - Whitney Houston
"I will never leave your side
I will never hurt your pride
When all the chips are down I will always be around
Just to be right where you are, my love"
24. This Is Your Night - Amber
"This is your night,
Dancing free until the morning light
Together forever 'cause, this is your night
And everything is gonna be alright"
25. A Long December - Counting Crows
"And it's been a long December
and there's reason to believe
maybe this year will be better than the last"
26. We Trying To Stay Alive - Wyclef Jean
27. Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
28. Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.
29. Say... If You Feel Alright - Crystal Waters
30. CoCo Jamboo - Mr. President
31. Santeria - Sublime
32. Honey - Mariah Carey
33. Feel So Good - Mase
34. Dancehall Queen - Beenie Man
35. The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
36. I Want You - Savage Garden
37. Song 2 - Blur
38. Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
39. Head Over Heels - Allure
40. All Mixed Up - 311
41. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
42. Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
43. Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
44. Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
45. I Say A Little Prayer - Diana King
46. Men In Black - Will Smith
47. Wrong Way - Sublime
48. Criminal - Fiona Apple
49. Your Woman - White Town
50. Don't Go Away - Oasis
51. Where's The Love - Hanson
52. You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
53. If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
54. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole
55. Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit - Gina G
56. Firestarter - Prodigy
57. Staring At The Sun - U2
58. Thirty Three - Smashing Pumpkins
59. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
60. All Cried Out - Allure
61. Lovefool - The Cardigans
62. The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies
63. The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
64. Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen
65. I'm Still In Love With You - New Edition
66. Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
67. How Bizarre - OMC
68. Desperately Wanting - Better Than Ezra
69. Daylight Fading - Counting Crows
70. Alright - Jamiroquai
71. Dream - Forest For The Trees
72. Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
73. You Light Up My Life - LeAnn Rimes
74. Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
75. Push - Matchbox 20
76. Bitch - Meredith Brooks
77. I Will Come To You - Hanson
78. More Than This - 10,000 Maniacs
79. The Rascal King - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
80. I'm Not A Player - Big Punisher
81. Everyday Is A Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
82. Just Another Day - John Melloncamp
83. Blood On The Dancefloor - Michael Jackson
84. No Time - Lil' Kim
85. Candle In The Wind (1997) - Elton John
86. The New Pollution - Beck
87. When You're Gone - The Cranberries
88. All By Myself - Celine Dion
89. Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
90. The One I Gave My Heart To - Aaliyah
91. All For You - Sister Hazel
92. Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue
93. It's Alright, It's OK - Leah Andreone
94. 4 Seasons of Lonliness - Boyz II Men
95. Havana - Kenny G
96. On&On - Erykah Badu
97. Look Into My Eyes - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
98. Go The Distance - Michael Bolton
99. Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
100. Most Precarious - Blues Traveler

Not On The List...
(The Groove-Yard of forgotten hits)

What can we say? They all made the it to Billboard's Top Ten in 1997, but nobody (or very few people) ask to hear them any more. You can change that! Vote, suggest or complain about your favorite song from 1997 not being included on the PCM List!

Billboard Peak # 4. My Body - LSG
Billboard Peak # 4. My Love Is The Shhh! - Somethin' For The People
Billboard Peak # 4. In My Bed - Dru Hill
Billboard Peak # 6. Everytime I Close My Eyes - Babyface
Billboard Peak # 6. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
Billboard Peak # 6. Not Tonight - Lil' Kim
Billboard Peak # 7. Foolish Games - Jewel
Billboard Peak # 7. Do You Know (What It Takes) - Robyn
Billboard Peak # 7. I'll Be - Foxy Brown
Billboard Peak # 8. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. - Changing Faces
Billboard Peak # 8. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Madonna
Billboard Peak # 9. Gotham City - R. Kelly
Billboard Peak # 10. Get It Together - 702
Billboard Peak # 10. MyBabyDaddy - B-Rock & The Bizz
Billboard Peak # 10. Discotheque - U2

Every song that made it to number 1,2 or 3 on the Billboard Charts is on the PCM 1997 Most Requested Song List. Granted, Candle In The Wind 1997 was the top song of the year, and it is now #85, near the bottom of our list.

Today, you will hear the original 1988 version much more often on the radio or public events, athough the 1997 version sold possibly more singles than any other song, all collecting dust in basements, attics and Princess Di memorial cabinets.
Submit your complaints here: PCM Complaint Dept.

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