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1997's Most Popular Song Hits
1. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It!

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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! Fly - Sugar Ray
"I just wanna fly
Put your arms around me, baby "
16. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! MMMBop - Hanson
"Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba do bop, ba duba dop
Ba do bop, ba duba dop
Ba do"
19. Buy It! Fly Like An Eagle - Seal
"Fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me, I wanna fly
fly right into the future"
20. Buy It! Show Me Love - Robyn
"So baby if you want me
You've got to show me love"
21. Buy It! 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. Buy It! Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
"I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down"
23. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! 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. Buy It! We Trying To Stay Alive - Wyclef Jean
27. Buy It! Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
28. Buy It! Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.
29. Buy It! Say... If You Feel Alright - Crystal Waters
30. Buy It! CoCo Jamboo - Mr. President
31. Buy It! Santeria - Sublime
32. Buy It! Honey - Mariah Carey
33. Buy It! Feel So Good - Mase
34. Buy It! Dancehall Queen - Beenie Man
35. Buy It! The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
36. Buy It! I Want You - Savage Garden
37. Buy It! Song 2 - Blur
38. Buy It! Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
39. Buy It! Head Over Heels - Allure
40. Buy It! All Mixed Up - 311
41. Buy It! Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
42. Buy It! Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
43. Buy It! Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
44. Buy It! Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
45. Buy It! I Say A Little Prayer - Diana King
46. Buy It! Men In Black - Will Smith
47. Buy It! Wrong Way - Sublime
48. Buy It! Criminal - Fiona Apple
49. Buy It! Your Woman - White Town
50. Buy It! Don't Go Away - Oasis
51. Buy It! Where's The Love - Hanson
52. Buy It! You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
53. Buy It! If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
54. Buy It! Where Have All The Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole
55. Buy It! Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit - Gina G
56. Buy It! Firestarter - Prodigy
57. Buy It! Staring At The Sun - U2
58. Buy It! Thirty Three - Smashing Pumpkins
59. Buy It! Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
60. Buy It! All Cried Out - Allure
61. Buy It! Lovefool - The Cardigans
62. Buy It! The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies
63. Buy It! The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
64. Buy It! Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen
65. Buy It! I'm Still In Love With You - New Edition
66. Buy It! Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
67. Buy It! How Bizarre - OMC
68. Buy It! Desperately Wanting - Better Than Ezra
69. Buy It! Daylight Fading - Counting Crows
70. Buy It! Alright - Jamiroquai
71. Buy It! Dream - Forest For The Trees
72. Buy It! Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
73. Buy It! You Light Up My Life - LeAnn Rimes
74. Buy It! Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
75. Buy It! Push - Matchbox 20
76. Buy It! Bitch - Meredith Brooks
77. Buy It! I Will Come To You - Hanson
78. Buy It! More Than This - 10,000 Maniacs
79. Buy It! The Rascal King - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
80. Buy It! I'm Not A Player - Big Punisher
81. Buy It! Everyday Is A Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
82. Buy It! Just Another Day - John Melloncamp
83. Buy It! Blood On The Dancefloor - Michael Jackson
84. Buy It! No Time - Lil' Kim
85. Buy It! Candle In The Wind (1997) - Elton John
86. Buy It! The New Pollution - Beck
87. Buy It! When You're Gone - The Cranberries
88. Buy It! All By Myself - Celine Dion
89. Buy It! Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
90. Buy It! The One I Gave My Heart To - Aaliyah
91. Buy It! All For You - Sister Hazel
92. Buy It! Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue
93. Buy It! It's Alright, It's OK - Leah Andreone
94. Buy It! 4 Seasons of Lonliness - Boyz II Men
95. Buy It! Havana - Kenny G
96. Buy It! On&On - Erykah Badu
97. Buy It! Look Into My Eyes - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
98. Buy It! Go The Distance - Michael Bolton
99. Buy It! Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
100. Buy It! 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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1997 Grammys
1997 One Hit Wonders
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