50 Songs Turning 20 In 2017

Happy birthday to the class of 1997. Here are 50 of the songs you were blasting on your Discman or Walkman. Time to update your playlist.

1. Puff Daddy, Faith Evans & 112 - I’ll be Missing You

Remember when he was called Puff Daddy?

2. Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart

Such a dramatic song - and that white dress, dramatic in its own way.

3. En Vogue - Don’t Let Go (LOVE)

A dynamic 90s girl group.

4. Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack

Such a classic track, had a revival in 2016 with the Nevada cover.

5. R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

This did fly…right up the charts.

6. Usher - You Make Me Wanna

Usher in his early days.

7. The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems


8. Blackstreet ft. Dr Dre & Queen Pen - No Diggity

Another track revived as a result of Pitch Perfect.

9. Mariah Carey - Honey

When Mariah Carey started to lose the girl next-door look and became sexy.

10. Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

What a great way to announce your return.

11. Aqua - Barbie Girl

Remember how controversial this clip was back then?

12. Hanson - MMMBop

Remember wondering whether you were watching three boys or three girls singing?

13. Jewel - Foolish Games

That voice.

14. LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live

The only good thing to have come out of the film Con Air.

15. Elton John - Candle in the Wind

The year the world was in shock over the death of Princess Diana. Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard the news?

16. Spice Girls - Say You’ll Be There

The sassier side of the Spice Girls.

17. Coolio - I’ll C U When U Get There

The softer side of Coolio.

18. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

Get knocked down…but you get up again.

19. White Town - Your Woman

One you may have forgotten about…

20. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony


21. Real McCoy - One More Time

One of the greatest Euro-dance acts of the 90s.

22. Blur - Song 2

One for all the rockers out there.

23. Will Smith - Men In Black

Here they come.

24. Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply

An Australian duo who made it big in the 90s.

25. Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life

You’ve probably heard this song so many times on the radio or television since 1997.

26. Allure & 112 - All Cried Out

They have no more tears to cry now.

27. Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games With My Heart

They were sick of your games.

28. Smash Mouth - Walkin’ on the Sun

This song has such a retro feel to it.

29. Matchbox Twenty - Push

Back when Rob Thomas was at his peak.

30. Daft Punk - Around the World

Such an awesome concept for a clip and a club banger even today.

31. N-Trance - Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?

The answer is…YES!

32. Michael Jackson - Blood On the Dance Floor

The King of Pop.

33. Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life

So much product placement in the one clip.

34. Savage Garden - Break Me, Shake Me

Another great song for the Aussie duo that year.

35. Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home

This song was everywhere in 1997.

36. Diana King - I Say A Little Prayer

Remember the movie this is from?

37. Dannii Minogue - All I Wanna Do

When she was releasing some decent dance tracks.

38. T-Shirt - You Sexy Thing

A short lived career for T-Shirt.

39. Meredith Brooks - Bitch

Another controversial song based on the title.

40. Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight

Another song used to describe the late Princess Diana.

41. Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are?

These girls dominated the world that year.

42. Janet Jackson - Together Again

The Jackson family had a good year in 1997.

43. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me

She was such a jewel for the music scene.

44. Aqua - Doctor Jones

Aqua was well known for the crazy clips and songs.

45. Spice Girls - Mama

A song for all the mamas out there.

46. Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me

It really was a battle between the boy bands and the girl bands that year.

47. Blue Boy - Remember Me

Another track you probably have heard but forgot all about.

48. No Doubt - Sunday Morning

After they exploded with Don’t Speak, this came out.

49. Tonic - If You Could Only See

Such a great song.

50. Human Nature - Don’t Say Goodbye

Another iconic Aussie group.

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