100 Greatest Songs From 1997

record covers for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve and Song 2 by Blur
Criteria: These songs released in the year 1997 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Bitter Sweet Symphony single cover Song 2 single cover Paranoid Android single cover Everlong single cover Karma Police single cover Hypnotize single cover Good Riddance single cover Torn single cover
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
1 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
2 Song 2 Blur
3 Paranoid Android Radiohead
4 Everlong Foo Fighters
5 Karma Police Radiohead
6 Hypnotize The Notorious B.I.G.
7 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day
8 Torn Natalie Imbruglia
9 Mo Money Mo Problems The Notorious B.I.G.
10 I'll Be Missing You Puff Daddy
11 Angels Robbie Williams
12 Around The World Daft Punk
13 Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
14 Tubthumping Chumbawamba
15 Candle in the Wind 1997 Elton John
16 All My Life K-Ci & JoJo
17 Gettin' Jiggy Wit It Will Smith
18 Block Rockin' Beats Chemical Brothers
19 You Make Me Wanna... Usher
20 Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
21 Sex And Candy Marcy Playground
22 Walkin' On The Sun Smash Mouth
23 Together Again Janet Jackson
24 Never Ever All Saints
25 Gone Till November Wyclef Jean
26 Fly Sugar Ray
27 You're Still The One Shania Twain
28 Too Close Next
29 Brimful Of Asha Cornershop
30 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
31 Can't Nobody Hold Me Down Puff Daddy and Ma$e
32 Nice and Slow Usher
33 The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) Missy Misdemeanor Elliott
34 Dry The Rain The Beta Band
35 No Surprises Radiohead
36 How's It Going to Be Third Eye Blind
37 Bitch Meredith Brooks
38 My Way Usher
39 My All Mariah Carey
40 The Drugs Don't Work The Verve
41 Miss Misery Elliott Smith
42 For You I Will Monica
43 Been Around The World Puff Daddy, Mase and The Notorious B.I.G.
44 D'You Know What I Mean Oasis
45 Adia Sarah McLachlan
46 4 Seasons Of Loneliness Boyz II Men
47 Your Woman White Town
48 Woke Up This Morning Alabama 3
49 Between The Bars Elliott Smith
50 Mmmbop Hanson
51 Into My Arms Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
52 Bachelorette Björk
53 I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) Rome
54 My Love Is The Shhh! Somethin' for the People
55 I Don't Ever Want To See You Again Uncle Sam
56 All For You Sister Hazel
57 Kowalski Primal Scream
58 Joga Björk
59 A Song For Mama Boyz II Men
60 Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters
61 Beetlebum Blur
62 What You Want Ma$e (feat. Total)
63 G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. Changing Faces
64 Honey Mariah Carey
65 Come To Daddy Aphex Twin
66 Feel So Good Ma$e and Kelly Price
67 Sock It 2 Me Missy Elliott and Da Brat
68 Barbie Girl Aqua
69 Make 'Em Say Uhh! Master P, Fiend, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Mystikal
70 Gabriel Roy Davis Jr.
71 Risingson Massive Attack
72 All Cried Out Allure and 112
73 Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
74 Let Down Radiohead
75 Got 'Til It's Gone Janet Jackson
76 Smack My Bitch Up The Prodigy
77 Lazy Line Painter Jane Belle and Sebastian
78 My Body LSG
79 I Get Lonely Janet Jackson and BLACKstreet
80 Ain't That Enough Teenage Fanclub
81 The Private Psychedelic Reel Chemical Brothers
82 Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass I-F
83 They Don't Know Jon B.
84 Look Into My Eyes Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
85 Le Soleil est pres de moi Air
86 Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Spiritualized
87 Up Jumps da Boogie Timbaland & Magoo, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah
88 I Do Lisa Loeb
89 Lookin' at Me Ma$e and Puff Daddy
90 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See Busta Rhymes
91 Tyrone Erykah Badu
92 The Ice Of Boston The Dismemberment Plan
93 Jumper Third Eye Blind
94 All Is Full Of Love Björk
95 Building A Mystery Sarah McLachlan
96 C U When U Get There Coolio and 40 Thevz
97 I Got The Hook Up Master P and Sons of Funk
98 Stereo Pavement
99 High Noon DJ Shadow
100 Kiss The Rain Billie Myers
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Romeo And Juliet Sylk-E. Fyne and Chill
102 Swing My Way K. P. & Envyi
103 Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth The Dandy Warhols
104 All You Good Good People Embrace
105 Not Dark Yet Bob Dylan
106 Staring At The Sun U2
107 Gotham City R. Kelly
108 Victory Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes
109 Super Bon Bon Soul Coughing
110 All Mine Portishead
111 Concrete Schoolyard Jurassic 5
112 If They Move, Kill 'Em Primal Scream
113 Help The Aged Pulp
114 History Repeating Propellerheads (feat. Shirley Bassey)
115 It's All About The Benjamins Puff Daddy (feat. The Lox, Lil' Kim, The Notorious B.I.G.)
116 Triumph Wu Tang Clan
117 Spin Spin Sugar Sneaker Pimps
118 Rip Groove Double 99
119 I Still Love You Next
120 North Country Boy The Charlatans
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1997
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1997
* Baby Don't Go Dwight Yoakum & Sheryl Crow
Lew's Choice:
* Great Day Paul McCartney
Brett's Choice:
* BBQ Cibo Matto
Adam's Choice:
* 10,000 Promises Backstreet Boys
Ryan's Choice:
* Nightlife Kenickie