Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1997
Elton John was 50 years old when his double-sided single topped the chart, which was "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" and the 1997 remake of "Candle In The Wind", although it only debuted in October 1997 and was also #1 for two weeks in the 1998 calendar year. This could have been the first time since 1965 that a single tops the year-end chart without reaching #1 in any weeks in the whole history.
Although it wasn't dethroned until November 1996 and spent 60 total weeks on the chart, "Macarena" by Los Del Rio, which topped the 1996 year-end chart, is only ranked #82.
- "1997: Year-End USA Charts (Singles)". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-08-29.