1997 in music

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... 2001 . 2002 . 2003 . 2004 . 2005 . 2006 . 2007 ...
Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Philosophy . Science +...


This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1997.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

Also in 1997[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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1Six of HeartsKenny GEP
7Enjoy IncubusIncubusEP
10The Best and the RestSavatageCompilation
The DonnasThe DonnasSuperteem; Re-issued in '98 on Lookout!
13GlowReef-
14Live StagesVertical HorizonLive
Rhyme & Reason: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
TelegramBjörkRemix
20HomeworkDaft PunkUK
21Slick Shoes EPSlick ShoesEP
Soft EffectsSpoonEP
23ClumsyOur Lady PeaceCanada
27C'est pour vivreCeline DionCompilation
Perfect from Now OnBuilt to Spill-
28Gridlock'd: The SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice GuyPat BooneCovers CD
Lie to MeJonny Lang-
Uptown Saturday NightCamp Lo-
VivirEnrique Iglesias-
30EarthlingDavid Bowie-
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1White on BlondeTexas-
3Freak ShowSilverchairSophomore
Sex StyleKool Keith-
4Bombs & ButterfliesWidespread Panic-
Ixnay On The HombreThe Offspring-
Love TravelsKathy Mattea-
Old Friends from Young YearsPapa RoachDebut
Tony Bennett on HolidayTony Bennett-
7SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
8Kingdom of MadnessEdguy-
Made in America (EP)AerosmithEP
10BlurBlur-
A Short Album About LoveThe Divine Comedy-
11BaduizmErykah BaduDebut
Beautiful WorldBig Head Todd and the Monsters-
Brighten the CornersPavement-
Built to LastSick of It All-
CityStrapping Young Lad-
Coal ChamberCoal ChamberDebut
Eight Arms to Hold YouVeruca Salt-
I Like It When You DieAnal Cunt-
Show WorldRed Kross-
Unchained Melody: The Early YearsLeAnn RimesRecorded 1994-'96
15Best of Gloria EstefanGloria EstefanCompilation
16EvergreenEcho & the Bunnymen-
Something WildChildren of Bodom-
17Attack of the Grey LanternMansunDebut
Live at the WirelessAshLive
18Lost Highway soundtrackVarious Artists-
Live at TomfestP.O.D.-
Secret SamadhiLive-
Terra IncognitaChris Whitley-
24Now That's What I Call Music! 36 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
OrblivionThe Orb-
25The Beauty Process: Triple PlatinumL7-
Booty Call: The Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Either/OrElliott Smith-
First Encounter Tour 1996ClusterLive
Marcy PlaygroundMarcy Playground-
Maximum AbductionHypocrisyEP
Mega!! Kung Fu RadioPowerman 5000-
SlushOP8-
...Somewhere More FamiliarSister Hazel-
Third DayThird Day-
WhiplashJames-
Women in TechnologyWhite Town-
26Go!Fair Warning-
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3Electro Glide in BlueApollo 440-
PopU2-
10Wet Wet Wet-
4The Boatman's CallNick Cave and the Bad Seeds-
Soul Assassins, Chapter 1Soul Assassins-
GoldflyGuster-
The Healing GameVan Morrison-
7Telling EverybodyHuman Nature-
10Extinct InstinctThreshold-
Still WatersBee Gees-
11Before You Were PunkVarious ArtistsCompilation
Disciplined BreakdownCollective Soul-
Fake Can Be Just as GoodBlonde Redhead-
Let's Face ItThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones-
Like SwimmingMorphine-
Live at Hammersmith '79Ted NugentLive 1979
Message for AlbertFive for Fighting-
RaptureBradley Joseph-
The UntouchableScarface-
Violent Demise: The Last DaysBody Count-
17The Dismemberment Plan Is TerrifiedThe Dismemberment Plan-
The Future of WarAtari Teenage Riot-
18AftertasteHelmet-
EuphoriaLeftover Salmon-
Happy TownJill Sobule-
Nine LivesAerosmith-
SelenaSelenaSoundtrack
Stealing SecondChris Thile-
Whatever and Ever AmenBen Folds Five-
23PhobosVoivod-
Wild OrchidWild Orchid-
24The Divine Wings of TragedySymphony X-
Savage GardenSavage GardenAustralia
SolidU.D.O.-
Some Things Never ChangeSupertramp-
White Trash HellEverclearEP
25Blue Roses from the MoonsNanci Griffith-
Blue Sky on MarsMatthew Sweet-
Carnival of ChaosGWAR-
Chocolate Supa HighwaySpearhead-
Come In and BurnRollins Band-
Dust BunniesBettie Serveert-
Everything I Touch Runs WildLori Carson-
Everything You WantRay JDebut
The FawnThe Sea & Cake-
Hand It OverDinosaur Jr.-
Hear in the Now FrontierQueensrÿche-
HomeworkDaft PunkUS
Life After DeathThe Notorious B.I.G.Sophomore
The More Things ChangeMachine HeadSophomore
So Long So WrongAlison Krauss-
Take a Look Over Your ShoulderWarren G-
Then: The Earlier YearsThey Might Be GiantsCompilation
26AquariumAquaScandinavia
31The Collection 1982-1988Celine DionCompilation

April – June[edit]

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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1Midget TossingYellowcardDebut; features Ben Dobson on lead vocals
Sisters of AvalonCyndi LauperWorldwide; released in Japan in '96
The Splinter Shards the Birth of SeparationZao-
Tripping the Light FantasticLit-
2ClumsyOur Lady PeaceUS
4Elegantly WastedINXSFinal album with Michael Hutchence on lead vocals
7BarafundleGorky's Zygotic Mynci-
Dig Your Own HoleThe Chemical Brothers-
8Dig Me OutSleater-Kinney-
Flesh And BoneRichard Marx-
Have I Offended Someone?Frank ZappaCompilation
Future RoadThe SeekersAustralia. Their first studio album since 1968.
The MessengerKurt Elling-
Third Eye BlindThird Eye Blind-
12 PicksAce FrehleyCompilation
WholePedro the LionEP
14Mother Nature CallsCast-
15GleeBran Van 3000Debut
SevendustSevendustDebut
ShadowlifeDokken-
Twenty-Eight TeethBuck-O-Nine-
UltraDepeche Mode-
20For MonkeysMillencolinSweden
21In It for the MoneySupergrass-
22Back from the DeadObituary-
Carrying Your Love with MeGeorge Strait-
CowboyErasure-
Full CirclePennywise-
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as OneYo La Tengo-
Living in ClipAni DiFrancoLive
A Pleasant Shade of GrayFates Warning-
Share My WorldMary J. Blige-
Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + LatinVarious ArtistsRed Hot Benefit series
Sound of LiesJayhawks-
Waterbed HevHeavy D-
23VisionsStratovarius-
29Anywhere But HereThe Ataris-
Cheap TrickCheap Trick-
Kill Fuck DieW.A.S.P.-
PicnicRobert Earl Keen-
Shaming of the SunIndigo Girls-
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5Baile de Los LocosVoodoo Glow Skulls-
Blurring the EdgesMeredith Brooks-
Flaming PiePaul McCartney-
HonkyMelvins-
Sweet Potato PieRobert Cray-
6Middle of NowhereHanson-
Retrospective IRushCompilation
Return to ParadiseStyxLive
12HalimNatacha Atlas-
13American PsychoMisfits-
Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)Bob Carlisle-
The Fruit That Ate ItselfModest MouseEP
I'm Bout It: From the Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Lee Ann WomackLee Ann WomackDebut
Quality Soft CoreMad Caddies-
Terror & MagnificenceElvis Costello and John Harle-
18PolytheneFeeder-
20Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the MixMichael JacksonRemix/New
Blue Moon SwampJohn Fogerty-
Blues Brothers & Friends: Live from House of BluesThe Blues BrothersLive
CoilToad the Wet Sprocket-
The Colour and the ShapeFoo Fighters-
For MonkeysMillencolinUS
Happy Birthday to MeThe Muffs-
HourglassJames Taylor-
I Got NextKRS-One-
Mag Earwhig!Guided by Voices-
Marching to MarsSammy Hagar-
Oxygene 7-13Jean Michel Jarre-
PlayGreat Big Sea-
Red Apple FallsSmog-
Remanufacture - Cloning TechnologyFear FactoryRemix
Something to Remember Me ByBen Lee-
Standing in My ShoesLeo Kottke-
You're the Inspiration: A CollectionPeter CeteraCompilation
23Restless HeartWhitesnake-
26Direction Reaction CreationThe JamCompilation
Tumuli ShroomaroomAcrimony-
27Across AmericaArt GarfunkelLive
Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Get SomeSnot-
30Enthrone Darkness TriumphantDimmu Borgir-
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1DemonicTestament-
2Dark Days in ParadiseGary Moore-
Timeless (Time to Say Goodbye)Sarah Brightman-
3Accident of BirthBruce Dickinson-
Album of the YearFaith No More-
Blood RootedSepulturaCompilation
Days of the NewDays of the NewDebut
G3: Live in ConcertJoe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric JohnsonLive
Gospel OakSinéad O'ConnorEP
Greatest HitsBostonCompilation +3 new tracks
InnamorataPat Benatar-
Inside the Torn ApartNapalm Death-
Junction SevenSteve Winwood-
Nighttime BirdsThe Gathering-
Prime CutsSuicidal TendenciesCompilation
ResignedMichael Penn-
Retrospective IIRushCompilation
RockCrownSeven Mary Three-
Songs from a Parent to a ChildArt Garfunkel-
Under These Rocks and StonesChantal KreviazukUS
Wu-Tang ForeverWu-Tang Clan-
6Days of PurgatoryIced EarthRemix
Nighttime BirdsThe Gathering-
10Dragk.d. langCovers album
Pushing the Salmanilla EnvelopeJimmie's Chicken Shack-
SYR1: AnagramaSonic YouthEP
12My Own PrisonCreed-
16Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in SpaceSpiritualized-
OK ComputerRadiohead-
17Body LanguageJonathan Cain-
Crazy NightsLonestar-
Cryptic WritingsMegadeth-
Declaration of ConformityWellwater Conspiracy-
Destination AnywhereJon Bon Jovi-
The Devil You KnowEconoline CrushCanada
Do It YourselfThe Seahorses-
Dude RanchBlink-182-
EV3En Vogue-
FeelingsDavid Byrne-
GhostyheadRickie Lee Jones-
The Legend of ChinSwitchfoot-
Love Among the Ruins10,000 Maniacs-
Love, Peace & NappinessLost Boyz-
NowPaul Rodgers-
Other SongsRon Sexsmith-
Psycho's PathJohn Lydon-
Resolution.38 Special-
Too Far to CareOld 97's-
The Very Best of 10cc10ccCompilation
The War ReportCapone-N-Noreaga-
The Will to LiveBen Harper-
Year of the HorseNeil Young & Crazy HorseLive
21Happy End of the WorldPizzicato Five-
22Two Feet StandGardenian-
23Heavy SoulPaul Weller-
24The CarnivalWyclef Jean-
CurtainsTindersticks-
FlooredSugar Ray-
Generation SwineMötley Crüe-
The Great MilenkoInsane Clown Posse-
Misguided RosesEdwin McCain-
The MolluskWeen-
Adrenaline RushTwista-
Pristine SmutThe Murmurs-
Robyn Is HereRobyn-
RustySlick Shoes-
Some Other Sucker's ParadeDel Amitri-
27Glory to the BraveHammerFall-
30Iron SaviorIron Savior-
SpiritechAlchemist-

July – September[edit]

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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1The A FilesSham 69-
East Los Presents...Union 13-
The Fat of the LandThe Prodigy-
Guns in the GhettoUB40-
Keep Your ReceiptReel Big FishEP
Men in Black: The AlbumVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
No Way OutPuff Daddy and the Bad Boy Family-
Straight on Till MorningBlues Traveler-
Three Dollar Bill, YallLimp Bizkit-
Zoot Suit RiotCherry Poppin' DaddiesCompilation
4Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)MogwaiCompilation
7Boys on the DocksDropkick MurphysEP
The DropBrian Eno-
Vanishing PointPrimal Scream-
8Another Lesson in ViolenceExodusLive
Anthems to the Welkin at DuskEmperor-
Brown AlbumPrimus-
Fush Yu MangSmash Mouth-
Via SatelliteSuper Deluxe-
13Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.SlipknotRe-Release
14One SecondParadise Lost
Now That's What I Call Music! 37 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
15…The Dandy Warhols Come DownThe Dandy Warhols-
Deadly Sting: The Mercury YearsScorpionsCompilation +2 new tracks
End of the SummerDar Williams-
Home GrownBlue Mountain-
I Will StandKenny Chesney-
MetropolisSister Machine Gun-
Musical MonkeyGuttermouth-
Supa Dupa FlyMissy "Misdemeanor" Elliott-
SurfacingSarah McLachlan-
TremoloBlue Rodeo-
Under the CoversDwight YoakamCovers album
18AlreadyJesus Jones-
Karma CleansingHarem Scarem-
21Ocean Machine: BiomechDevin Townshend-
22OutcastKreator-
This Strange EngineMarillion-
28Funcrusher PlusCompany Flow-
29Adam and EveCatherine Wheel-
Angry FistHi-Standard-
The Art of WarBone Thugs-N-Harmony-
DispepsiNegativland-
A Fistful of AliceAlice CooperLive
Give 'Em the BootVarious ArtistsCompilation
Fabulosos CalaveraLos Fabulosos Cadillacs-
98 Degrees98 DegreesDebut
Nothin' but the TaillightsClint Black-
Official Live: 101 ProofPanteraLive
Pup TentLuna-
Shrinking the BlobOleander-
Songs from Northern BritainTeenage Fanclub-
Strangers AlmanacWhiskeytown-
The VirginianNeko Case-
Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?Harvey Danger-
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5Chance and CircumstanceNeal Coty-
How to be a Player SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Silent Weapons for Quiet WarsKillarmy-
Transistor311-
9Lovesongs for UnderdogsTanya Donnelly-
11Backstreet's BackBackstreet BoysNot released in US; 28 million copies sold worldwide
MaladjustedMorrissey-
12A Deeper Kind of SlumberTiamat-
Backstreet Boys (US)Backstreet BoysUS only
Double PlaidinumLagwagon-
Hed PEHed PE-
No Holds BarredBiohazard-
Release Some TensionSWV-
RomancesLuis Miguel-
Shakin' Things UpLorrie Morgan-
SpokeCalexico-
14F♯A♯∞Godspeed You Black Emperor!-
18In DeepTina Arena-
MiLightDJ Krush-
19The DanceFleetwood MacLive
DaisyDog's Eye View-
Greatest Hits Volume IIIBilly JoelCompilation
TransmissionThe Tea Party-
21Be Here NowOasis-
22SehnsuchtRammstein-
24Midnite LoverShaggy-
25Bad TimingJim O'Rourke-
Latyrx (The Album)Latyrx-
RadiatorSuper Furry Animals-
Word Gets AroundStereophonics-
26All That I AmJoe-
Boom! Boom! Boom!The Kelley Deal 6000-
Conspiracy No. 5Third Day-
EvolutionMartina McBride-
The First SessionHoleEP
I Like to ScoreMobyCompilation
LikwidationTha Alkaholiks-
Last of the SharpshootersDown by Law-
Love ScenesDiana Krall-
Making FriendsNo Use for a Name-
My Own PrisonCreedDebut
My SoulCoolio-
SalivaSalivaDebut
Singles 1-12MelvinsCompilation
(Songbook) A Collection of HitsTrisha YearwoodCompilation
Sweet 75Sweet 75-
Welcome to the Freak Showdc TalkLive
28Funcrusher PlusCompany Flow-
29Spawn: The AlbumVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
30Somewhere Out in SpaceGamma Ray-
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1Calling All StationsGenesis-
2Ghetto DMaster P-
Heaven and HellJoe Jackson-
Indoor LivingSuperchunk-
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met SlagroomSonic YouthEP
3AbrasivePuddle of MuddDebut
5Based on a True StoryMack 10-
8GirlDannii Minogue-
Good FeelingTravisUK
Let's Get KilledDavid Holmes-
Slightly OdwayJebediah-
VegasThe Crystal Method-
When I Was Born for the 7th TimeCornershop-
9AquariumAquaUS
Behind the EyesAmy Grant-
Full Blown PossessionGrifters-
It Means EverythingSave Ferris-
Let Me InChely Wright-
The Magic CityHelium-
MásAlejandro Sanz-
Modus OperandiPhotek-
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.Incubus-
Total Madness - the Very Best of MadnessMadnessCompilation
TroublizingRic Ocasek-
You Light up My Life: Inspirational SongsLeAnn Rimes-
15Marchin' AlreadyOcean Colour Scene-
16Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club-
ButterflyMariah Carey-
Film NoirCarly Simon-
The Greatest Hits CollectionBrooks & DunnCompilation
Much AfraidJars of Clay-
My WayUsher-
When Disaster StrikesBusta Rhymes-
17Marigold SkyHall & Oates-
18El Gran OrgoAt the Drive-InEP
22Barely LegalThe Hives-
ESCMBT-
23Back in BusinessEPMD-
The Big PictureElton John-
The Bouncing SoulsThe Bouncing Souls-
Dots and LoopsStereolab-
EvolutionBoyz II Men-
Falling into InfinityDream Theater-
The Final ChapterHypocrisy-
Gone From DangerJoan Baez-
The HangoverGilby Clarke-
Hang-UpsGoldfinger-
Happy?Jann Arden-
HomogenicBjörkUS
Man & His Music (Remixes from Around the World)Boogie Down ProductionsRemix
Me Estoy EnamorandoAlejandro Fernández-
The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson BrowneJackson BrowneCompilation
Novelty ForeverBracket-
Songs of a Circling SpiritTom CochraneCompilation
Time Out of MindBob Dylan-
TubthumperChumbawamba-
A Very Special Christmas 3Various ArtistsChristmas
29Bridges to BabylonThe Rolling Stones-
LevitateThe Fall-
Life thru a LensRobbie Williams-
Paul McCartney's Standing StonePaul McCartney-
The PromisedSimple MindsCompilation
SymbolsKMFDM-
Urban HymnsThe Verve-
With a TwistTodd Rundgren-
30The Book of SecretsLoreena McKennitt-
Four Minute MileThe Get Up Kids-
It's My Life - The AlbumSash!-
Lo Mejor de MíCristian Castro-
Long Stretch of LonesomePatty Loveless-
One Day It'll All Make SenseCommon-
Peace and NoisePatti Smith-
PortisheadPortishead-
Tone Soul EvolutionThe Apples in Stereo-
HungerJanis Ian-

October – December[edit]

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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1Payin' the DuesThe Hellacopters-
Shadows in the Banquet HallCarbon Leaf-
6Come to DaddyAphex TwinEP
7Death to the PixiesPixiesCompilation
El CorazónSteve Earle-
Give It Back!The Brian Jonestown Massacre-
Good FeelingTravisUS
In Loving Memory Of...Big Wreck-
Milk and BloodJim Martin-
More Best of Leonard CohenLeonard CohenCompilation
One More MegabyteThe Toy Dolls-
60 Cycle HumPulley-
So Much for the AfterglowEverclear-
South Saturn DeltaJimi HendrixCompilation
StuffHolly McNarland-
Thicker Than WaterH2O-
Trouble Is...Kenny Wayne Shepherd-
UnderdogsMatthew Good Band-
The Velvet RopeJanet Jackson-
WillisThe Pietasters-
8National SteelColin James-
10blackmailblackmail-
The Fantastic Plastic MachineFantastic Plastic Machine-
1220,000 Watt R.S.L.Midnight OilCompilation
13Jurassic 5 EPJurassic 5EP
Pleased to Meet YouSleeper-
QuarashiQuarashi-
14A Jagged EraJagged Edge-
MedazzalandDuran Duran-
NimrodGreen Day-
PhenomenonLL Cool J-
The Pick, the Sickle and the ShovelGravediggaz-
SoundbombingVarious ArtistsCompilation
Unleash the BeastSaxon-
Urban RapsodyRick James-
15WhoracleIn Flames
20Coma Divine - Recorded Live in RomePorcupine TreeLive
ExileGary NumanUK
21Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The AlbumThe Firm (Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature)-
Brand NewSalt-n-Pepa-
Extreme HoneyElvis CostelloCompilation
Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da AlbumLil Jon & the Eastside Boyz-
I Never Even Asked for LightLullaby for the Working Class-
JoyaWill Oldham-
The Other SideWynonna Judd-
Phoenix RisingArtension-
The RemixesShakiraRemix
Serpents of the LightDeicide-
Young TeamMogwai-
27Echo DekPrimal ScreamRemix
Legendary TalesRhapsodyDebut
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John LennonJohn LennonUK, Compilation
28Around the FurDeftones-
Be Good at ItNeal McCoy-
The BestDavid Lee RothCompilation +1 new track
The Black Bossalini (a.k.a. Dr. Bomb from Da Bay)Spice 1-
Carnival of Souls: The Final SessionsKiss-
ErosEros RamazzottiCompilation
Forever and CountingHot Water Music-
The Fury of the Aquabats!The Aquabats-
GaloreThe CureCompilation
Get It How U Live!Hot Boys-
Harlem WorldMase-
JugulatorJudas Priest-
My Body, the Hand GrenadeHoleCompilation
New FormsRoni Size & Reprazent-
The Psycho RealmPsycho RealmDebut
Slip Stitch and PassPhish-
Talk on CornersThe Corrs-
Yeah, It's That EasyG. Love & Special Sauce-
ZaireekaThe Flaming Lips-
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1Impossible PrincessKylie Minogue-
Savoir aimerFlorent Pagny-
3ColoursAdam F-
FLAvour of the WeakFront Line Assembly-
Keys to Ascension 2Yes-
Queen RocksQueenCompilation +1 new track
4All That MattersMichael Bolton-
Chapter 2: World DominationThree 6 Mafia-
Come on OverShania TwainOver 40 million copies sold worldwide
The 18th LetterRakim-
Greatest HitsRichard Marx-
Heavy PettingBad Manners-
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1Jay-Z-
Kettle WhistleJane's AddictionCompilation of unreleased and live tracks
The Pet Sounds SessionsThe Beach BoysBox Set
Signs of ChaosTestament-
Spice WorldSpice Girls-
Tibetan Freedom ConcertVarious ArtistsLive
Tracks and TracesHarmonia '76-
TributeYanniLive
5Don't Knock the Baldhead: LiveBad MannersLive
7American LesionGreg Graffin-
9Live TraxMegadethEP
10Sampleslaya: Enter the MeatmarketArmand Van Helden-
11BBC SessionsLed ZeppelinLive
Best of King's XKing's XCompilation
DeconstructedBushRemix
FirecrackerLisa Loeb-
Higher GroundBarbra Streisand-
The Omega SessionsBad BrainsEP
The Ozzman ComethOzzy OsbourneCompilation +1 new track
Paint the Sky with StarsEnyaCompilation +2 unreleased tracks
Satisfaction is the Death of DesireHatebreed-
Second-hand SmokeSublimeCompilation
See It Through My EyesMeredith Brooks-
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your EyesAFI-
So Long and Thanks for All the ShoesNOFX-
To See YouHarry Connick, Jr.
UnpredictableMystikal-
14ReLoadMetallica-
17Breed to BreatheNapalm DeathEP
Caring and KillingConverge-
Now That's What I Call Music! 38 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
ScumAnti-Nowhere League-
18The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988John MellencampCompilation
BonfireAC/DCBox Set
Inna HeightsBuju BantonLP
Kenny G - Greatest HitsKenny GCompilation
Let's Talk About LoveCeline Dion31 million copies sold
LiveErykah BaduLive
The Lonesome Crowded WestModest Mouse-
Snowed InHansonChristmas
Songs from The CapemanPaul Simon-
TitanicJames HornerSoundtrack; 30 million copies sold
We're Outta Here!RamonesLive
20Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666HIM-
Endless NamelessThe Wildhearts-
24All SaintsAll SaintsDebut
Left of the MiddleNatalie ImbrugliaUK
Open Your EyesYes-
Stupid Stupid StupidBlack Grape-
25Big Willie StyleWill Smith-
"In tha Beginning...There Was Rap"Various Artists-
ClosureNine Inch NailsVHS
MostastelessTwiztidDebut
Physical FatnessVarious ArtistsCompilation
R U Still Down? (Remember Me)2Pac-
Remix & RepentMarilyn MansonEP
SevensGarth Brooks-
Truly: The Love SongsLionel RichieCompilation
30Somber Eyes to the SkyShadows Fall-
?LustraEchobelly-
The 1999 PartyHawkwindLive
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1Aaron CarterAaron CarterEurope
SixLoverboy-
23amRobert MilesEurope
2Diana, Princess of Wales: TributeVarious Artists2-CD charity album
8Sounds of DecayKatatonia
9MTV UnpluggedBryan AdamsLive
10Cloudy Cloud CalculatorTakako Minekawa
16Featuring...Ice CubeIce CubeCompilation
RiverfenixRiverfenix-
20It's All About the GirlsA New Found GloryEP
23BlindsideBlindside-
27Slim Shady EPEminemEP
?Eye & IKardinal OffishallCanada, Debut

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest positions in the charts of 1997.[9]

#ArtistTitleYearCountryChart Entries
1Elton JohnCandle in the Wind 19971997United KingdomUK 1 – Sep 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 – Sep 1997, Austria 1 – Oct 1997, Switzerland 1 – Sep 1997, Norway 1 – Jan 1997, Poland 1 – Sep 1997, Germany 1 – Jan 1998, Éire 1 – Sep 1997, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks Oct 1997, Australia 1 for 6 weeks Dec 1997, Global 2 (35 M sold) – 1997, Australia 4 of 1997, Japan 11 of all time (international songs), Italy 12 of 1997, TOTP 33, Germany 37 of the 1990s, RYM 85 of 1997, OzNet 433
2Sean Combs & Faith Evans and 112I'll Be Missing You1997United StatesUK 1 – Jun 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 – Jun 1997, Sweden 1 – Aug 1997, Austria 1 – Jul 1997, Switzerland 1 – Jul 1997, Norway 1 – Jul 1997, Italy 1 of 1997, Germany 1 – Jun 1997, Éire 1 – Jul 1997, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Jul 1997, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Oct 1997, Poland 5 – Jul 1997, Australia 5 of 1997, Germany 12 of the 1990s, POP 16 of 1997, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1997, Europe 50 of the 1990s, RYM 99 of 1997
3AquaBarbie Girl1997DenmarkUK 1 – Oct 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 – Sep 1997, Sweden 1 – Sep 1997, Switzerland 1 – Oct 1997, Norway 1 – May 1997, Germany 1 – Jan 1998, Éire 1 – Oct 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Sep 1997, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Jan 1998, POP 1 of 1997, Italy 2 of 1997, Austria 3 – Oct 1997, France 6 – May 1997, US BB 7 of 1997, Australia 8 of 1997, Germany 36 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 53 of happy
4No DoubtDon't Speak1997United StatesUK 1 – Feb 1997, Holland 1 – Dec 1996, Sweden 1 – Nov 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1997, Norway 1 – Dec 1996, Poland 1 – Jan 1997, Éire 1 – Feb 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Jan 1997, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Apr 1997, Austria 2 – Feb 1997, Germany 2 – Jan 1997, Australia 7 of 1997, France 10 – Feb 1997, RYM 10 of 1996, Europe 22 of the 1990s, POP 38 of 1996, Scrobulate 44 of rock, Italy 76 of 1997, Germany 77 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 1098
5HansonMMMBop1997United StatesUK 1 – Jun 1997, US BB 1 of 1997, Sweden 1 – May 1997, Austria 1 – Jun 1997, Switzerland 1 – Jun 1997, Éire 1 – Jun 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Jun 1997, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Aug 1997, Holland 2 – May 1997, Norway 2 – Jun 1997, Australia 2 of 1997, Germany 2 – Jun 1997, Poland 9 – Jun 1997, US BB 17 of 1997, POP 18 of 1997, Scrobulate 69 of fun, RYM 81 of 1996, Germany 187 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 516

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