This Week in 1997 (July 26)

Each week, we will bring you the Top 10 songs from the Hot 100 and the Top 10 albums from the Billboard 200 for the equivalent week in 1997. We will speak a bit about some of the songs, but what we would really like are your comments. Now, onto the charts:

Hot 100

10.  “Gotham City” by R. Kelly
09.  “Look Into My Eyes (from Batman & Robin)” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
08.  “Do You Know (What It Takes)” by Robyn
07. “Sunny Came Home” by Shawn Colvin
06. “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind
05. “MMMBop” by Hanson
04. “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison
03. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” by the Backstreet Boys
02. “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks
01. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy (featuring Faith Evans and 112)

Billboard 200

10. Pure Moods by Various Artists
09. Pieces of You by Jewel
08. Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) by Bob Carlisle
07. Everywhere by Tim McGraw
06. Bringing Down the House by the Wallflowers
05. Gods Property by Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation
04. Middle of Nowhere by Hanson
03. The Fat of the Land by Prodigy
02. Spice by the Spice Girls
01. Men In Black – The Album

How many of these artists, songs, and albums are you familiar with? How many did you like in 1997? How many do you still like today? How many of the albums do you own?

Tell us in the comments section!

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