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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]

Bands reformed[edit]

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
14 Live Stages Vertical Horizon Live
Rhyme & Reason Various Artists Soundtrack
20 Homework Daft Punk UK
21 Slick Shoes EP Slick Shoes EP
23 Clumsy Our Lady Peace Canada
27 Glow Reef -
28 Gridlock'd Various Artists Soundtrack
Lie to Me Jonny Lang -
Perfect from Now On Built to Spill -
Uptown Saturday Night Camp Lo -
Vivir Enrique Iglesias -
? In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy Pat Boone Covers CD
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3 C'est pour vivre Celine Dion Compilation
Earthling David Bowie -
Freak Show Silverchair Sophomore
White on Blonde Texas -
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 Various Artists Soundtrack
8 Kingdom of Madness Edguy -
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 -
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
17 Attack of the Grey Lantern Mansun Debut
Live at the Wireless Ash Live
18 Lost Highway Various Artists -
Payable on Death Live P.O.D. -
Secret Samadhi Live -
Terra Incognita Chris Whitley -
24 Orblivion The Orb -
25 The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum L7 -
Booty Call Various Artists Soundtrack
Either/Or Elliott Smith -
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground -
Maximum Abduction Hypocrisy EP
Slush OP8 -
...Somewhere More Familiar Sister Hazel -
Whiplash James -
Women in Technology White Town -
? Sex Style Kool Keith -
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3 10 Wet Wet Wet -
The Boatman's Call Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Electro Glide in Blue Apollo 440 -
Pop U2 -
4 Goldfly Guster -
The Healing Game Van Morrison -
Savage Garden Savage Garden Australia
Soul Assassins, Chapter 1 Soul Assassins -
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 Wild Orchid Wild Orchid -
24 Now That's What I Call Music! 36 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
Skyscraping ABC -
Solid U.D.O. -
Some Things Never Change Supertramp -
White Trash Hell Everclear EP
25 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
Hand It Over Dinosaur Jr. -
Hear in the Now Frontier Queensrÿche -
Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G. Sophomore
Mingus Plays Piano Charles Mingus -
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
? Blue Roses from the Moons Nanci Griffith -
Made in America Aerosmith EP

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 The Fawn The Sea and Cake -
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
In the Mirror Yanni Compilation
Sevendust Sevendust Debut
Shadowlife Dokken -
Twenty-Eight Teeth Buck-O-Nine -
Ultra Depeche Mode -
17 Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996–1997) Mogwai Compilation
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 -
Port of Mystery Yanni Compilation
Shaming of the Sun Indigo Girls -
? A Triumph for Man Mew -
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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 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 -
19 Dark Fields Show of Hands -
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 The Collection 1982–1988 Celine Dion 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 Evergreen Echo & the Bunnymen -
Now That's What I Call Music! 37 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
One Second Paradise Lost
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 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 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys US only
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Debut
A Deeper Kind of Slumber Tiamat -
Double Plaidinum Lagwagon -
Hed PE Hed PE -
No Holds Barred Biohazard -
Phobos Voivod -
Romances Luis Miguel -
Shakin' Things Up Lorrie Morgan -
Spoke Calexico -
13 Release Some Tension SWV -
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 -
Transmission The Tea Party -
21 Be Here Now Oasis -
24 Midnite Lover Shaggy -
25 Bad Timing Jim O'Rourke -
Latyrx (The Album) Latyrx -
Radiator Super Furry Animals -
Sehnsucht Rammstein -
Word Gets Around Stereophonics -
26 All That I Am Joe -
Boom! Boom! Boom! The Kelley Deal 6000 -
Conspiracy No. 5 Third Day -
Devotion: The Best of Yanni Yanni Compilation
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 -
Tip Finger Eleven -
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 -
Homogenic Björk [7]
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 -
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 -
Nightbird Yanni Compilation
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 -
Distant Horizons Hawkwind -
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 -
? The 1999 Party Hawkwind Live
Lustra Echobelly -
Something Wild Children of Bodom -
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1 23am Robert Miles Europe
Aaron Carter Aaron Carter Europe
2 Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute Various Artists 2-CD charity album
4 Six Loverboy -
6 Slim Shady EP Eminem EP
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 -
? 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, Netherlands 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, Netherlands 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, Netherlands 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, Netherlands 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, Netherlands 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

Top hits[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

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References[edit]

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