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.
Jewel's "Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me" was the second most popular song of the year, outperforming many number one singles. The song only reached number two for two weeks, but spent twenty-eight consecutive weeks in the top ten (then the longest running top ten single of all-time) and 65 weeks on the chart (then the longest run in history). It is also placed higher than both of the songs that prevented it from topping the Hot 100.
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 in music
- List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1997
- List of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 1997
- "1997: Year-End USA Charts (Singles)". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-08-29.