The 1997 Pop Soundtrack
Sarah McLachlan Supplied publicity photo, 1997

The 1997 Pop Soundtrack

Song of the Year

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  October 12, 1997

Sarah McLachlan – Sweet Surrender

Crossover 113 BPM song with an initial key of A, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

Remix of the Year

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 16, 1997

Garbage – #1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Remix)

High-energy 94 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada

Song of the Year Nominees

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  November 23, 1997

Janet Jackson – Together Again

High-energy 123 BPM song with an initial key of Am, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 23, 1997

Bjork – Jóga

Crossover 128 BPM song with an initial key of Dbm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  July 6, 1997

The Prodigy – Breathe

Very high-energy 130 BPM song with an initial key of Ebm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  January 19, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road

Crossover 115 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Bjork – Hunter

Crossover 80 BPM song with an initial key of Gm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 23, 1997

Bjork – Jóga

Crossover 128 BPM song with an initial key of Dbm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  February 23, 1997

Donna Lewis – Without Love

This adult contemporary pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (2 Weeks)   |  March 23, 1997

Duran Duran – Out Of My Mind

This pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for two weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 7, 1997

Fiona Apple – Criminal

Crossover 90 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

Forest For The Trees – Dream

This avant-garde dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 16, 1997

Garbage – #1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Remix)

High-energy 94 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  November 23, 1997

Janet Jackson – Together Again

High-energy 123 BPM song with an initial key of Am, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 9, 1997

Jann Arden – Holy Moses

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 8, 1997

Olive – You’re Not Alone

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  May 18, 1997

Paula Cole – Where Have All The Cowboys Gone

This adult contemporary pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for five weeks

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Portishead – All Mine

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 21, 1997

Portishead – Only You

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (8 Weeks)   |  July 13, 1997

Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery

Low-energy 81 BPM song with an initial key of D, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  October 12, 1997

Sarah McLachlan – Sweet Surrender

Crossover 113 BPM song with an initial key of A, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  January 19, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road

Crossover 115 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

High-energy 124 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  July 6, 1997

The Prodigy – Breathe

Very high-energy 130 BPM song with an initial key of Ebm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (3 Weeks)   |  March 2, 1997

U2 – Discotheque

High-energy 120 BPM song with an initial key of Bm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 4, 1997

U2 – Gone

Crossover 88 BPM song with an initial key of Ebm, playlisted on Popjournalism

The Number Ones of 1997 (21)

WeekDateArtist(s) – Title
1Jan. 5Madonna – Buenos Aires (#1 for 2 weeks)
2Jan. 12
3Jan. 19Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road (#1 for 5 weeks)
4Jan. 26
5Feb. 2
6Feb. 9
7Feb. 16
8Feb. 23Donna Lewis – Without Love (#1 for 1 week)
9Mar. 2U2 – Discotheque (#1 for 3 weeks)
10Mar. 9
11Mar. 16
12Mar. 23Duran Duran – Out Of My Mind (#1 for 2 weeks)
13Mar. 30
14Apr. 6Joni Mitchell – Passion Play (When All The Slaves Are Free) (#1 for 1 week)
15Apr. 13David Bowie – Dead Man Walking (#1 for 1 week)
16Apr. 20Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Remix) (#1 for 1 week)
17Apr. 27Orbital – The Saint (#1 for 1 week)
18May 4U2 – Staring At The Sun (#1 for 1 week)
19May 11INXS – Elegantly Wasted (#1 for 1 week)
20May 18Paula Cole – Where Have All The Cowboys Gone (#1 for 5 weeks)
21May 26
22Jun. 1
23Jun. 8
24Jun. 15
25Jun. 22Sheryl Crow – A Change Would Do You Good (#1 for 2 weeks)
26Jun. 29
27Jul. 6The Prodigy – Breathe (#1 for 1 week)
28Jul. 13Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery (#1 for 8 weeks)
29Jul. 20
30Jul. 27
31Aug. 3
32Aug. 10
33Aug. 17
34Aug. 24
35Aug. 31
36Sep. 7Fiona Apple – Criminal (#1 for 1 week)
37Sep. 14LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live (#1 for 2 weeks)
38Sep. 21
39Sep. 28Jann Arden – The Sound Of (#1 for 1 week)
40Oct. 5Bjork – Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet Version) (#1 for 1 week)
41Oct. 12Sarah McLachlan – Sweet Surrender (#1 for 6 weeks)
42Oct. 19
43Oct. 26
44Nov. 2
45Nov. 9
46Nov. 16
47Nov. 23Janet Jackson – Together Again (#1 for 6 weeks)
48Nov. 30
49Dec. 7
50Dec. 14
51Dec. 21
52Dec. 28

The Top 10s of 1997 (87)

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 22, 1997

10,000 Maniacs – More than This

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 10, 1997

Alan Silvestri – Contact (End Credits)

This classical & jazz song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 18, 1997

Aqua – Barbie Girl

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 30, 1997

Aqua – Doctor Jones

High-energy 140 BPM song with an initial key of Eb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 26, 1997

Beck – Devils Haircut

This avant-garde pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 2, 1997

Beck – The New Pollution

This avant-garde pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Bjork – Hunter

Crossover 80 BPM song with an initial key of Gm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 23, 1997

Bjork – Jóga

Crossover 128 BPM song with an initial key of Dbm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 14, 1997

Bjork – Pluto

This avant-garde dance song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 23, 1997

Bjork – Possibly Maybe (Lucy Mix)

This avant-garde dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

Bryan Adams – I’m Ready (MTV Unplugged Version)

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 25, 1997

Chantal Kreviazuk – Wayne

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 2, 1997

Diana King – I Say A Little Prayer (Love To Infinity’s Classic Remix)

This dance pop R&B song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 14, 1997

Elton John – Candle In The Wind 1997

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |   Playlisted   |  November 2, 1997

ESPN Presents the Jock Jam – The Jock Jam (Megamix)

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 6, 1997

Everything But The Girl – Before Today

This adult contemporary dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Fiona Apple – Shadowboxer

Low-energy 143 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Fiona Apple – Sleep To Dream

Crossover 144 BPM song with an initial key of Am, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 24, 1997

Foo Fighters – Everlong

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

Forest For The Trees – Dream

This avant-garde dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 16, 1997

Garbage – #1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Remix)

High-energy 94 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 17, 1997

Imani Coppola – Legend Of A Cowgirl

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 25, 1997

INXS – Everything

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Janet Jackson – Got ‘Til It’s Gone (feat. Joni Mitchell, Q-Tip)

This hip-hop & rap pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 23, 1997

Jann Arden – Hangin’ By A Thread

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 9, 1997

Jann Arden – Holy Moses

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

Jann Arden – To Sir With Love

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 13, 1997

Jewel – Foolish Games

Low-energy 131 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 4, 1997

Joni Mitchell – Come In From The Cold

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 30, 1997

k.d. lang – Surrender

Low-energy 92 BPM song with an initial key of Gm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 21, 1997

k.d. lang – Till The Heart Caves In

Low-energy 83 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 11, 1997

La Bouche – I Love To Love

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 22, 1997

La Bouche – Megamix

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 7, 1997

Lisa Stansfield – I Cried My Last Tear Last Night

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 21, 1997

Lisa Stansfield – Never Gonna Fall

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 3, 1997

Lisa Stansfield – Never, Never Gonna Give You Up

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 13, 1997

Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On (Bootleg Version)

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 5, 1997

Lisa Stansfield – The Real Thing

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 4, 1997

Luscious Jackson – Roses Fade (Mojo Mix)

This avant-garde pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 16, 1997

Madonna – Another Suitcase In Another Hall

This adult contemporary musical & opera pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 6, 1997

Madonna – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Miami Mix)

This dance musical & opera pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 12, 1997

Madonna – Rainbow High

Low-energy 125 BPM song with an initial key of Bbm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 13, 1997

Michael Jackson – Stranger In Moscow

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 15, 1997

Moloko – Fun For Me

This avant-garde pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 26, 1997

Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 13, 1997

Oasis – D’You Know What I Mean?

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 8, 1997

Olive – You’re Not Alone

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 1, 1997

Paula Cole – Carmen

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Paula Cole – I Don’t Want To Wait

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 27, 1997

Paula Cole – Mississippi

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Portishead – All Mine

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 21, 1997

Portishead – Only You

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Portishead – Seven Months

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 7, 1997

Portishead – Undenied

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 2, 1997

Radiohead – Paranoid Android

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 19, 1997

Republica – Ready To Go

High-energy 130 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 2, 1997

Robyn – Show Me Love

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 13, 1997

Sarah McLachlan – Black & White

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 12, 1997

Sarah McLachlan – Witness

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 29, 1997

Shawn Colvin – Sunny Came Home

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 17, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Hard To Make A Stand

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Home

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 30, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Love Is A Good Thing

Low-energy 103 BPM song with an initial key of B, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 2, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Oh Marie

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 30, 1997

Sheryl Crow – Redemption Day

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 2, 1997

Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 14, 1997

Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 6, 1997

Spice Girls – Say You’ll Be There

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 16, 1997

Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

High-energy 124 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 23, 1997

Spice Girls – Wannabe

High-energy 110 BPM song with an initial key of B, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 25, 1997

The Cardigans – Lovefool

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 28, 1997

The Smashing Pumpkins – Christmastime

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 26, 1997

Third Eye Blind – How’s It Going To Be

This pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 12, 1997

Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 6, 1997

Tricky – Makes Me Wanna Die

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 8, 1997

U2 – Do You Feel Loved

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 4, 1997

U2 – Gone

Crossover 88 BPM song with an initial key of Ebm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 14, 1997

U2 – If God Will Send His Angels

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 6, 1997

U2 – Last Night On Earth

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 11, 1997

Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November

This adult contemporary pop R&B song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart