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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]

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Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Six of Hearts Kenny G EP
7 Enjoy Incubus Incubus EP
10 The Best and the Rest Savatage Compilation
The Donnas The Donnas Superteem; Re-issued in '98 on Lookout!
13 Glow Reef -
14 Live Stages Vertical Horizon Live
Rhyme & Reason: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Telegram Björk Remix
20 Homework Daft Punk UK
21 Slick Shoes EP Slick Shoes EP
Soft Effects Spoon EP
23 Clumsy Our Lady Peace Canada
27 C'est pour vivre Celine Dion Compilation
Perfect from Now On Built to Spill -
28 Gridlock'd: The Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy Pat Boone Covers CD
Lie to Me Jonny Lang -
Uptown Saturday Night Camp Lo -
Vivir Enrique Iglesias -
30 Earthling David Bowie -
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1 White on Blonde Texas -
3 Freak Show Silverchair Sophomore
Sex Style Kool Keith -
4 Bombs & Butterflies Widespread Panic -
Ixnay On The Hombre The Offspring -
Love Travels Kathy Mattea -
Old Friends from Young Years Papa Roach Debut
Tony Bennett on Holiday Tony Bennett -
7 SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
8 Kingdom of Madness Edguy -
Made in America (EP) Aerosmith EP
10 Blur Blur -
A Short Album About Love The Divine Comedy -
11 Baduizm Erykah Badu Debut
Beautiful World Big Head Todd and the Monsters -
Brighten the Corners Pavement -
Built to Last Sick of It All -
City Strapping Young Lad -
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Debut
Eight Arms to Hold You Veruca Salt -
I Like It When You Die Anal Cunt -
Show World Red Kross -
Unchained Melody: The Early Years LeAnn Rimes Recorded 1994-'96
15 Best of Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan Compilation
16 Evergreen Echo & the Bunnymen -
Something Wild Children of Bodom -
17 Attack of the Grey Lantern Mansun Debut
Live at the Wireless Ash Live
18 Lost Highway soundtrack Various Artists -
Live at Tomfest P.O.D. -
Secret Samadhi Live -
Terra Incognita Chris Whitley -
24 Now That's What I Call Music! 36 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
Orblivion The Orb -
25 The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum L7 -
Booty Call: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Either/Or Elliott Smith -
First Encounter Tour 1996 Cluster Live
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground -
Maximum Abduction Hypocrisy EP
Mega!! Kung Fu Radio Powerman 5000 -
Slush OP8 -
...Somewhere More Familiar Sister Hazel -
Third Day Third Day -
Whiplash James -
Women in Technology White Town -
26 Go! Fair Warning -
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3 Electro Glide in Blue Apollo 440 -
Pop U2 -
10 Wet Wet Wet -
4 The Boatman's Call Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Soul Assassins, Chapter 1 Soul Assassins -
Goldfly Guster -
The Healing Game Van Morrison -
7 Telling Everybody Human Nature -
10 Extinct Instinct Threshold -
Still Waters Bee Gees -
11 Before You Were Punk Various Artists Compilation
Disciplined Breakdown Collective Soul -
Fake Can Be Just as Good Blonde Redhead -
Let's Face It The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
Like Swimming Morphine -
Live at Hammersmith '79 Ted Nugent Live 1979
Message for Albert Five for Fighting -
Rapture Bradley Joseph -
The Untouchable Scarface -
Violent Demise: The Last Days Body Count -
17 The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified The Dismemberment Plan -
The Future of War Atari Teenage Riot -
18 Aftertaste Helmet -
Euphoria Leftover Salmon -
Happy Town Jill Sobule -
Nine Lives Aerosmith -
Selena Selena Soundtrack
Stealing Second Chris Thile -
Whatever and Ever Amen Ben Folds Five -
23 Phobos Voivod -
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid -
24 The Divine Wings of Tragedy Symphony X -
Savage Garden Savage Garden Australia
Solid U.D.O. -
Some Things Never Change Supertramp -
White Trash Hell Everclear EP
25 Blue Roses from the Moons Nanci Griffith -
Blue Sky on Mars Matthew Sweet -
Carnival of Chaos GWAR -
Chocolate Supa Highway Spearhead -
Come In and Burn Rollins Band -
Dust Bunnies Bettie Serveert -
Everything I Touch Runs Wild Lori Carson -
Everything You Want Ray J Debut
The Fawn The Sea & Cake -
Hand It Over Dinosaur Jr. -
Hear in the Now Frontier Queensrÿche -
Homework Daft Punk US
Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G. Sophomore
The More Things Change Machine Head Sophomore
So Long So Wrong Alison Krauss -
Take a Look Over Your Shoulder Warren G -
Then: The Earlier Years They Might Be Giants Compilation
26 Aquarium Aqua Scandinavia
31 The Collection 1982-1988 Celine Dion Compilation

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Midget Tossing Yellowcard Debut; features Ben Dobson on lead vocals
Sisters of Avalon Cyndi Lauper Worldwide; released in Japan in '96
The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation Zao -
Tripping the Light Fantastic Lit -
2 Clumsy Our Lady Peace US
4 Elegantly Wasted INXS Final album with Michael Hutchence on lead vocals
7 Barafundle Gorky's Zygotic Mynci -
Dig Your Own Hole The Chemical Brothers -
8 Dig Me Out Sleater-Kinney -
Flesh And Bone Richard Marx -
Have I Offended Someone? Frank Zappa Compilation
Future Road The Seekers Australia. Their first studio album since 1968.
The Messenger Kurt Elling -
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind -
12 Picks Ace Frehley Compilation
Whole Pedro the Lion EP
14 Mother Nature Calls Cast -
15 Glee Bran Van 3000 Debut
Sevendust Sevendust Debut
Shadowlife Dokken -
Twenty-Eight Teeth Buck-O-Nine -
Ultra Depeche Mode -
20 For Monkeys Millencolin Sweden
21 In It for the Money Supergrass -
22 Back from the Dead Obituary -
Carrying Your Love with Me George Strait -
Cowboy Erasure -
Full Circle Pennywise -
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One Yo La Tengo -
Living in Clip Ani DiFranco Live
A Pleasant Shade of Gray Fates Warning -
Share My World Mary J. Blige -
Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Various Artists Red Hot Benefit series
Sound of Lies Jayhawks -
Waterbed Hev Heavy D -
23 Visions Stratovarius -
29 Anywhere But Here The Ataris -
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick -
Kill Fuck Die W.A.S.P. -
Picnic Robert Earl Keen -
Shaming of the Sun Indigo Girls -
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5 Baile de Los Locos Voodoo Glow Skulls -
Blurring the Edges Meredith Brooks -
Flaming Pie Paul McCartney -
Honky Melvins -
Sweet Potato Pie Robert Cray -
6 Middle of Nowhere Hanson -
Retrospective I Rush Compilation
Return to Paradise Styx Live
12 Halim Natacha Atlas -
13 American Psycho Misfits -
Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) Bob Carlisle -
The Fruit That Ate Itself Modest Mouse EP
I'm Bout It: From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Lee Ann Womack Lee Ann Womack Debut
Quality Soft Core Mad Caddies -
Terror & Magnificence Elvis Costello and John Harle -
18 Polythene Feeder -
20 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson Remix/New
Blue Moon Swamp John Fogerty -
Blues Brothers & Friends: Live from House of Blues The Blues Brothers Live
Coil Toad the Wet Sprocket -
The Colour and the Shape Foo Fighters -
For Monkeys Millencolin US
Happy Birthday to Me The Muffs -
Hourglass James Taylor -
I Got Next KRS-One -
Mag Earwhig! Guided by Voices -
Marching to Mars Sammy Hagar -
Oxygene 7-13 Jean Michel Jarre -
Play Great Big Sea -
Red Apple Falls Smog -
Remanufacture - Cloning Technology Fear Factory Remix
Something to Remember Me By Ben Lee -
Standing in My Shoes Leo Kottke -
You're the Inspiration: A Collection Peter Cetera Compilation
23 Restless Heart Whitesnake -
26 Direction Reaction Creation The Jam Compilation
Tumuli Shroomaroom Acrimony -
27 Across America Art Garfunkel Live
Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Get Some Snot -
30 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Dimmu Borgir -
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1 Demonic Testament -
2 Dark Days in Paradise Gary Moore -
Timeless (Time to Say Goodbye) Sarah Brightman -
3 Accident of Birth Bruce Dickinson -
Album of the Year Faith No More -
Blood Rooted Sepultura Compilation
Days of the New Days of the New Debut
G3: Live in Concert Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson Live
Gospel Oak Sinéad O'Connor EP
Greatest Hits Boston Compilation +3 new tracks
Innamorata Pat Benatar -
Inside the Torn Apart Napalm Death -
Junction Seven Steve Winwood -
Nighttime Birds The Gathering -
Prime Cuts Suicidal Tendencies Compilation
Resigned Michael Penn -
Retrospective II Rush Compilation
RockCrown Seven Mary Three -
Songs from a Parent to a Child Art Garfunkel -
Under These Rocks and Stones Chantal Kreviazuk US
Wu-Tang Forever Wu-Tang Clan -
6 Days of Purgatory Iced Earth Remix
Nighttime Birds The Gathering -
10 Drag k.d. lang Covers album
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope Jimmie's Chicken Shack -
SYR1: Anagrama Sonic Youth EP
12 My Own Prison Creed -
16 Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Spiritualized -
OK Computer Radiohead -
17 Body Language Jonathan Cain -
Crazy Nights Lonestar -
Cryptic Writings Megadeth -
Declaration of Conformity Wellwater Conspiracy -
Destination Anywhere Jon Bon Jovi -
The Devil You Know Econoline Crush Canada
Do It Yourself The Seahorses -
Dude Ranch Blink-182 -
EV3 En Vogue -
Feelings David Byrne -
Ghostyhead Rickie Lee Jones -
The Legend of Chin Switchfoot -
Love Among the Ruins 10,000 Maniacs -
Love, Peace & Nappiness Lost Boyz -
Now Paul Rodgers -
Other Songs Ron Sexsmith -
Psycho's Path John Lydon -
Resolution .38 Special -
Too Far to Care Old 97's -
The Very Best of 10cc 10cc Compilation
The War Report Capone-N-Noreaga -
The Will to Live Ben Harper -
Year of the Horse Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live
21 Happy End of the World Pizzicato Five -
22 Two Feet Stand Gardenian -
23 Heavy Soul Paul Weller -
24 The Carnival Wyclef Jean -
Curtains Tindersticks -
Floored Sugar Ray -
Generation Swine Mötley Crüe -
The Great Milenko Insane Clown Posse -
Misguided Roses Edwin McCain -
The Mollusk Ween -
Adrenaline Rush Twista -
Pristine Smut The Murmurs -
Robyn Is Here Robyn -
Rusty Slick Shoes -
Some Other Sucker's Parade Del Amitri -
27 Glory to the Brave HammerFall -
30 Iron Savior Iron Savior -
Spiritech Alchemist -

July – September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 The A Files Sham 69 -
East Los Presents... Union 13 -
The Fat of the Land The Prodigy -
Guns in the Ghetto UB40 -
Keep Your Receipt Reel Big Fish EP
Men in Black: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
No Way Out Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy Family -
Straight on Till Morning Blues Traveler -
Three Dollar Bill, Yall Limp Bizkit -
Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin' Daddies Compilation
4 Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) Mogwai Compilation
7 Boys on the Docks Dropkick Murphys EP
The Drop Brian Eno -
Vanishing Point Primal Scream -
8 Another Lesson in Violence Exodus Live
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Emperor -
Brown Album Primus -
Fush Yu Mang Smash Mouth -
Via Satellite Super Deluxe -
13 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot Re-Release
14 One Second Paradise Lost
Now That's What I Call Music! 37 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
15 …The Dandy Warhols Come Down The Dandy Warhols -
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years Scorpions Compilation +2 new tracks
End of the Summer Dar Williams -
Home Grown Blue Mountain -
I Will Stand Kenny Chesney -
Metropolis Sister Machine Gun -
Musical Monkey Guttermouth -
Supa Dupa Fly Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott -
Surfacing Sarah McLachlan -
Tremolo Blue Rodeo -
Under the Covers Dwight Yoakam Covers album
18 Already Jesus Jones -
Karma Cleansing Harem Scarem -
21 Ocean Machine: Biomech Devin Townshend -
22 Outcast Kreator -
This Strange Engine Marillion -
28 Funcrusher Plus Company Flow -
29 Adam and Eve Catherine Wheel -
Angry Fist Hi-Standard -
The Art of War Bone Thugs-N-Harmony -
Dispepsi Negativland -
A Fistful of Alice Alice Cooper Live
Give 'Em the Boot Various Artists Compilation
Fabulosos Calavera Los Fabulosos Cadillacs -
98 Degrees 98 Degrees Debut
Nothin' but the Taillights Clint Black -
Official Live: 101 Proof Pantera Live
Pup Tent Luna -
Shrinking the Blob Oleander -
Songs from Northern Britain Teenage Fanclub -
Strangers Almanac Whiskeytown -
The Virginian Neko Case -
Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? Harvey Danger -
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5 Chance and Circumstance Neal Coty -
How to be a Player Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars Killarmy -
Transistor 311 -
9 Lovesongs for Underdogs Tanya Donnelly -
11 Backstreet's Back Backstreet Boys Not released in US; 28 million copies sold worldwide
Maladjusted Morrissey -
12 A Deeper Kind of Slumber Tiamat -
Backstreet Boys (US) Backstreet Boys US only
Double Plaidinum Lagwagon -
Hed PE Hed PE -
No Holds Barred Biohazard -
Release Some Tension SWV -
Romances Luis Miguel -
Shakin' Things Up Lorrie Morgan -
Spoke Calexico -
14 F♯A♯∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! -
18 In Deep Tina Arena -
MiLight DJ Krush -
19 The Dance Fleetwood Mac Live
Daisy Dog's Eye View -
Greatest Hits Volume III Billy Joel Compilation
Transmission The Tea Party -
21 Be Here Now Oasis -
22 Sehnsucht Rammstein -
24 Midnite Lover Shaggy -
25 Bad Timing Jim O'Rourke -
Latyrx (The Album) Latyrx -
Radiator Super Furry Animals -
Word Gets Around Stereophonics -
26 All That I Am Joe -
Boom! Boom! Boom! The Kelley Deal 6000 -
Conspiracy No. 5 Third Day -
Evolution Martina McBride -
The First Session Hole EP
I Like to Score Moby Compilation
Likwidation Tha Alkaholiks -
Last of the Sharpshooters Down by Law -
Love Scenes Diana Krall -
Making Friends No Use for a Name -
My Own Prison Creed Debut
My Soul Coolio -
Saliva Saliva Debut
Singles 1-12 Melvins Compilation
(Songbook) A Collection of Hits Trisha Yearwood Compilation
Sweet 75 Sweet 75 -
Welcome to the Freak Show dc Talk Live
28 Funcrusher Plus Company Flow -
29 Spawn: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
30 Somewhere Out in Space Gamma Ray -
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1 Calling All Stations Genesis -
2 Ghetto D Master P -
Heaven and Hell Joe Jackson -
Indoor Living Superchunk -
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom Sonic Youth EP
3 Abrasive Puddle of Mudd Debut
5 Based on a True Story Mack 10 -
8 Girl Dannii Minogue -
Good Feeling Travis UK
Let's Get Killed David Holmes -
Slightly Odway Jebediah -
Vegas The Crystal Method -
When I Was Born for the 7th Time Cornershop -
9 Aquarium Aqua US
Behind the Eyes Amy Grant -
Full Blown Possession Grifters -
It Means Everything Save Ferris -
Let Me In Chely Wright -
The Magic City Helium -
Más Alejandro Sanz -
Modus Operandi Photek -
S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Incubus -
Total Madness - the Very Best of Madness Madness Compilation
Troublizing Ric Ocasek -
You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs LeAnn Rimes -
15 Marchin' Already Ocean Colour Scene -
16 Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club -
Butterfly Mariah Carey -
Film Noir Carly Simon -
The Greatest Hits Collection Brooks & Dunn Compilation
Much Afraid Jars of Clay -
My Way Usher -
When Disaster Strikes Busta Rhymes -
17 Marigold Sky Hall & Oates -
18 El Gran Orgo At the Drive-In EP
22 Barely Legal The Hives -
ESCM BT -
23 Back in Business EPMD -
The Big Picture Elton John -
The Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls -
Dots and Loops Stereolab -
Evolution Boyz II Men -
Falling into Infinity Dream Theater -
The Final Chapter Hypocrisy -
Gone From Danger Joan Baez -
The Hangover Gilby Clarke -
Hang-Ups Goldfinger -
Happy? Jann Arden -
Homogenic Björk US
Man & His Music (Remixes from Around the World) Boogie Down Productions Remix
Me Estoy Enamorando Alejandro Fernández -
The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne Compilation
Novelty Forever Bracket -
Songs of a Circling Spirit Tom Cochrane Compilation
Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan -
Tubthumper Chumbawamba -
A Very Special Christmas 3 Various Artists Christmas
29 Bridges to Babylon The Rolling Stones -
Levitate The Fall -
Life thru a Lens Robbie Williams -
Paul McCartney's Standing Stone Paul McCartney -
The Promised Simple Minds Compilation
Symbols KMFDM -
Urban Hymns The Verve -
With a Twist Todd Rundgren -
30 The Book of Secrets Loreena McKennitt -
Four Minute Mile The Get Up Kids -
It's My Life - The Album Sash! -
Lo Mejor de Mí Cristian Castro -
Long Stretch of Lonesome Patty Loveless -
One Day It'll All Make Sense Common -
Peace and Noise Patti Smith -
Portishead Portishead -
Tone Soul Evolution The Apples in Stereo -
Hunger Janis Ian -

October – December[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Payin' the Dues The Hellacopters -
Shadows in the Banquet Hall Carbon Leaf -
6 Come to Daddy Aphex Twin EP
7 Death to the Pixies Pixies Compilation
El Corazón Steve Earle -
Give It Back! The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
Good Feeling Travis US
In Loving Memory Of... Big Wreck -
Milk and Blood Jim Martin -
More Best of Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Compilation
One More Megabyte The Toy Dolls -
60 Cycle Hum Pulley -
So Much for the Afterglow Everclear -
South Saturn Delta Jimi Hendrix Compilation
Stuff Holly McNarland -
Thicker Than Water H2O -
Trouble Is... Kenny Wayne Shepherd -
Underdogs Matthew Good Band -
The Velvet Rope Janet Jackson -
Willis The Pietasters -
8 National Steel Colin James -
10 blackmail blackmail -
The Fantastic Plastic Machine Fantastic Plastic Machine -
12 20,000 Watt R.S.L. Midnight Oil Compilation
13 Jurassic 5 EP Jurassic 5 EP
Pleased to Meet You Sleeper -
Quarashi Quarashi -
14 A Jagged Era Jagged Edge -
Medazzaland Duran Duran -
Nimrod Green Day -
Phenomenon LL Cool J -
The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel Gravediggaz -
Soundbombing Various Artists Compilation
Unleash the Beast Saxon -
Urban Rapsody Rick James -
15 Whoracle In Flames
20 Coma Divine - Recorded Live in Rome Porcupine Tree Live
Exile Gary Numan UK
21 Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album The Firm (Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature) -
Brand New Salt-n-Pepa -
Extreme Honey Elvis Costello Compilation
Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz -
I Never Even Asked for Light Lullaby for the Working Class -
Joya Will Oldham -
The Other Side Wynonna Judd -
Phoenix Rising Artension -
The Remixes Shakira Remix
Serpents of the Light Deicide -
Young Team Mogwai -
27 Echo Dek Primal Scream Remix
Legendary Tales Rhapsody Debut
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon John Lennon UK, Compilation
28 Around the Fur Deftones -
Be Good at It Neal McCoy -
The Best David Lee Roth Compilation +1 new track
The Black Bossalini (a.k.a. Dr. Bomb from Da Bay) Spice 1 -
Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions Kiss -
Eros Eros Ramazzotti Compilation
Forever and Counting Hot Water Music -
The Fury of the Aquabats! The Aquabats -
Galore The Cure Compilation
Get It How U Live! Hot Boys -
Harlem World Mase -
Jugulator Judas Priest -
My Body, the Hand Grenade Hole Compilation
New Forms Roni Size & Reprazent -
The Psycho Realm Psycho Realm Debut
Slip Stitch and Pass Phish -
Talk on Corners The Corrs -
Yeah, It's That Easy G. Love & Special Sauce -
Zaireeka The Flaming Lips -
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1 Impossible Princess Kylie Minogue -
Savoir aimer Florent Pagny -
3 Colours Adam F -
FLAvour of the Weak Front Line Assembly -
Keys to Ascension 2 Yes -
Queen Rocks Queen Compilation +1 new track
4 All That Matters Michael Bolton -
Chapter 2: World Domination Three 6 Mafia -
Come on Over Shania Twain Over 40 million copies sold worldwide
The 18th Letter Rakim -
Greatest Hits Richard Marx -
Heavy Petting Bad Manners -
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Jay-Z -
Kettle Whistle Jane's Addiction Compilation of unreleased and live tracks
The Pet Sounds Sessions The Beach Boys Box Set
Signs of Chaos Testament -
Spice World Spice Girls -
Tibetan Freedom Concert Various Artists Live
Tracks and Traces Harmonia '76 -
Tribute Yanni Live
5 Don't Knock the Baldhead: Live Bad Manners Live
7 American Lesion Greg Graffin -
9 Live Trax Megadeth EP
10 Sampleslaya: Enter the Meatmarket Armand Van Helden -
11 BBC Sessions Led Zeppelin Live
Best of King's X King's X Compilation
Deconstructed Bush Remix
Firecracker Lisa Loeb -
Higher Ground Barbra Streisand -
The Omega Sessions Bad Brains EP
The Ozzman Cometh Ozzy Osbourne Compilation +1 new track
Paint the Sky with Stars Enya Compilation +2 unreleased tracks
Satisfaction is the Death of Desire Hatebreed -
Second-hand Smoke Sublime Compilation
See It Through My Eyes Meredith Brooks -
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes AFI -
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes NOFX -
To See You Harry Connick, Jr.
Unpredictable Mystikal -
14 ReLoad Metallica -
17 Breed to Breathe Napalm Death EP
Caring and Killing Converge -
Now That's What I Call Music! 38 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
Scum Anti-Nowhere League -
18 The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988 John Mellencamp Compilation
Bonfire AC/DC Box Set
Inna Heights Buju Banton LP
Kenny G - Greatest Hits Kenny G Compilation
Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion 31 million copies sold
Live Erykah Badu Live
The Lonesome Crowded West Modest Mouse -
Snowed In Hanson Christmas
Songs from The Capeman Paul Simon -
Titanic James Horner Soundtrack; 30 million copies sold
We're Outta Here! Ramones Live
20 Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 HIM -
Endless Nameless The Wildhearts -
24 All Saints All Saints Debut
Left of the Middle Natalie Imbruglia UK
Open Your Eyes Yes -
Stupid Stupid Stupid Black Grape -
25 Big Willie Style Will Smith -
"In tha Beginning...There Was Rap" Various Artists -
Closure Nine Inch Nails VHS
Mostasteless Twiztid Debut
Physical Fatness Various Artists Compilation
R U Still Down? (Remember Me) 2Pac -
Remix & Repent Marilyn Manson EP
Sevens Garth Brooks -
Truly: The Love Songs Lionel Richie Compilation
30 Somber Eyes to the Sky Shadows Fall -
? Lustra Echobelly -
The 1999 Party Hawkwind Live
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1 Aaron Carter Aaron Carter Europe
Six Loverboy -
23am Robert Miles Europe
2 Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute Various Artists 2-CD charity album
8 Sounds of Decay Katatonia
9 MTV Unplugged Bryan Adams Live
10 Cloudy Cloud Calculator Takako Minekawa
16 Featuring...Ice Cube Ice Cube Compilation
Riverfenix Riverfenix -
20 It's All About the Girls A New Found Glory EP
23 Blindside Blindside -
27 Slim Shady EP Eminem EP
? Eye & I Kardinal Offishall Canada, Debut

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

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

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elton John Candle in the Wind 1997 1997 United Kingdom UK 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
2 Sean Combs & Faith Evans and 112 I'll Be Missing You 1997 United States UK 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
3 Aqua Barbie Girl 1997 Denmark UK 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
4 No Doubt Don't Speak 1997 United States UK 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
5 Hanson MMMBop 1997 United States UK 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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