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It's Time To Recognize That 1997 Is The Most Underrated Year In Music History

Underrated is an UNDERstatement.

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We've talked about 1999, 2004, and even 2007...but those years pale in comparison to the GREAT YEAR of 1997.

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We don't talk about this enough: 1997 is the most underrated year in music HISTORY.

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On a sad note, 1997 brought out some real tears. "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John, "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans and 112, and "Change the World" by Eric Clapton came out that year.

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One of the most cryptic songs of all time, "Building a Mystery," by Sarah McLachlan, came out in '97.

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"You wear sandals in the snow

And a smile that won't wash away

Can you look out the window

Without your shadow getting in the way?"

I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

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Speaking of one-hit wonders, 1997 had some of the most iconic of all time!!!

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There was also...

"Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik

"The Freshman" by the Verve Pipe

"Da Dip" by Freak Nasty

"All for You" by Sister Hazel

"Your Woman" by White Town

AND

"Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin

It was also the year everyone was into the whole ska/swing revival thing. Remember singing along to "The Impression That I Get" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Sunday Morning" by No Doubt, and "Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers?

LADIES AND GENTLEPEOPLE, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. THERE IS...MORE!

And there you have it — 1997 is the most underrated year in music.

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