90s charts | Personal year chart 1997

* = dance music; about 120 bpm & upwards
** = funk/soul/hiphop/jazz/reggae/world/ska/or combinations
*** = lounge/downtempo/electronic/ambient/idm
**** = pop or rock
1998/1999 = Became a (chart) hit at least one year later

My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1997 (out of 43 listed here):

  1. The Blue Boy – Remember me **
  2. Finley Quaye – Sunday shining ****
  3. Biosphere – Kobresia ***

Other favorites:

  • Air – Les professionnels ***
  • Armand Van Helden – The funk phenomena */**
  • Biosphere – Antennaria ***
  • Boris Dlugosch – Hold your head up high *
  • Buckshot Lefonque – Another day **
  • Buckshot Lefonque – Music evolution **
  • Camp Lo – Luchini **
  • Daft Punk – Around the world *
  • En Vogue – Don’t let go (love) **
  • H – Baby I love you *
  • Herbert & Dani Siciliano – Going round *
  • Janet Jackson – Got till it’s gone **
  • Monaco – What do you want from me ****
  • Moodyman – I can’t kick this feeling when it hits *
  • Rae & Christian – Spellbound **
  • Rakim – Guess who’s back **/1998
  • Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins – It’s like that *
  • Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow never dies ****
  • Sugar Ray – Fly ****
  • Sun Electric – Eya (Green Velvet Funk Mix) *
  • Texas – Black eyed boy ****
  • Wamdue Project – King of my castle */1999
  • Wyclef Jean – Guantanamera **

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Cujo – Fat ass joint **
  • Missy Elliott – Sock it 2 me **
  • Scratch Pet Land – Post-it (Remix By Le Tone) *

Bubbling under:

  • Air – Casanova 70 ***
  • All Saints – I know where it’s at (the version mostly played on the radio back then, it’s NOT the same as the one in the video) **
  • Biosphere – Sphere of no-form ***
  • Da Hool – Bora bora (Club Mix A) *
  • Da Hool – Meet her at the love parade (radio version) *
  • The Dandy Warhols – Not if you were the last junkie ****/1998
  • Green Velvet – Destination unknown *
  • Guano Apes – Open your eyes ****/1999
  • Iam – Dangereux **
  • KRS One – A friend **
  • OMC – On the run **
  • Sash! – Stay *
  • Sheryl Crow – A change would do you good ****
  • Will Smith – Just cruisin’ **

Extra (from previous site): pics from the year 1997

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