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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top R&B Songs of 1997

1996 <-1997-> 1998

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1.06/1997
I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans 

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from No Way Out   No Way Out

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442
US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
featuring 112 & The Lox
based on "Every Breath You Take" by The Police [tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.]; fifth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Bad Boy 79097]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner), Sauce Money (as Todd Gaither) & Faith Evans
Together Again2.12/1997
Together Again by Janet Jackson 

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from The Velvet Rope   The Velvet Rope

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373
US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 8
UK 4
[Virgin 38623]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
Men in Black3.06/1997
Men in Black by Will Smith 

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from Men in Black: The Album   Men in Black: The Album

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358
US ✫1
US R&B 9
UK ✫1
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Terri McFaddin (as Theresa McFaddin), Patrice Rushen & Will Smith
Honey4.09/1997
Honey by Mariah Carey 

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from Butterfly   Butterfly

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335
US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 3
sixth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78648]
written by Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
You Make Me Wanna5.08/1997
You Make Me Wanna by Usher 

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from My Way   My Way

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329
US 2
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
Mo Money, Mo Problems6.08/1997
Mo Money, Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G. 

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from Life After Death   Life After Death

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298
US ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 6
featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
based upon "I'm Coming Out"
written by Bernard Edwards, Mase (as Mason Betha), Nile Rodgers, Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Diddy (as Sean Combs) & The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down7.01/1997
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Diddy 

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from No Way Out   No Way Out

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297
US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 19
as Puff Daddy featuring Mase
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Carlos Broady, Nashiem Myrick, Mase (as Mason Betha), Greg Prestopino, Matthew Wilder, Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Clifton Chase & Edward Fletcher
Hypnotize8.04/1997
Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G. 

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from Life After Death   Life After Death

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281
US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 10
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie), Ron Lawrence, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert
4 Seasons of Loneliness9.09/1997
4 Seasons of Loneliness by Boyz II Men 

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from Evolution   Evolution

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271
US ✫1
US AC 30
US R&B 2
UK 10
[Motown 0684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
No, No, No10.11/1997
No, No, No by Destiny's Child 

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from Destiny's Child   Destiny's Child

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258
US 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 5
featuring Wyclef Jean
written by Barry White, Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, Rob Fusari & Vincent Herbert
For You I Will11.03/1997
For You I Will by Monica 

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from Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture   Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

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243
US 4
US AC 3
US R&B 2
UK 27
produced by David Foster
[Warner Sunset 87003]
written by Diane Warren
In My Bed12.01/1997
In My Bed by Dru Hill 

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from Dru Hill   Dru Hill

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211
US 4
US R&B ✫1
UK 16
[Island 85454]
written by Brown, Daryl Simmons & Ralph Stacy
It's All About the Benjamins13.12/1997
It's All About the Benjamins by Diddy 

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from No Way Out   No Way Out

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210
US 2
US R&B 7
UK 18
as Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious BIG, Lil Kim, The Lox, Dave Grohl, Perfect, Fuzzbubble & Rob Zombie
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stephen Jacobs, Jadakiss (as Jason Phillips), Danny Styles, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Kim Jones & D-Dot
Feel So Good14.11/1997
Feel So Good by Mase 

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from Harlem World   Harlem World

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202
US 5
US R&B 5
UK 10
[Bad Boy 79122]
written by Ronald Bell, G. Brown, Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Robert "Spike" Mickens, C. Smith, D. Thomas, Rafael Vigil & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
Look Into My Eyes15.06/1997
Look Into My Eyes by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 

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from The Art of War   The Art of War

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201
US 4
US R&B 4
UK 16
[Ruthless 6344]
written by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & DJ U-Neek
Hard to Say I'm Sorry16.02/1997
Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Az Yet 

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from Az Yet   Az Yet

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199
US 8
US AC 14
US R&B 20
UK 7
featuring Peter Cetera
[LaFace 24223]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
My Body17.11/1997
My Body by LSG (Levert, Sweat & Gill) 

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from Levert.Sweat.Gill   

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199
US 4
US R&B ✫1
UK 21
[EastWest 64132]
written by Darrell Allamby, Link (as Lincoln Browder) & Antoinette Roberson
Every Time I Close My Eyes18.02/1997
Every Time I Close My Eyes by Babyface 

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from The Day   The Day

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197
US 6
US AC 17
US R&B 5
UK 13
featuring Mariah Carey
[Epic 78485]
written by Babyface
Not Tonight19.07/1997
Not Tonight by Lil' Kim 

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from Hard Core   Hard Core

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197
US 6
US R&B 3
UK 11
featuring Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Martinez
[Undeas 98019]
written by Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones) & Jermaine Dupri
20.08/1997
My Love Is the Shhh! by Somethin' for the People 

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from This Time It's Personal   This Time It's Personal

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196
US 4
US R&B 2
UK 64
featuring Trina & Tamara
[Warner 17327]
written by James Baker, Melvin Lee Wilson, Jeff Young, Tamara Powell, Curtis "Sauce" Wilson & Rochad Holiday
I'll Be21.02/1997
I'll Be by Foxy Brown 

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from Ill Na Na   Ill Na Na

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192
US 7
US R&B 5
UK 9
featuring Jay-Z
[Violator 574028]
written by Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand) & Sean Carter
22.05/1997
G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. by Changing Faces 

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from All Day, All Night   All Day, All Night

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190
US 8
US R&B ✫1
UK 10
produced by R. Kelly
[Big Beat 98026]
written by R. Kelly
Been Around the World23.11/1997
Been Around the World by Diddy 

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from No Way Out   No Way Out

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186
US 4
US R&B 11
UK 20
as Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious BIG and Mase
B side to It's All About The Benjamins
written by David Bowie, Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris, Diddy (as Sean Combs), Ron Lawrence, Mase (as Mason Betha), The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace) & D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie)
24.12/1997
Swing My Way by K.P. & Envyi 

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185
US 6
US R&B 5
UK 14
[EastWest 64135]
written by Michael O. Johnson & Javelin Hall
Show Me Love25.11/1997
Show Me Love by Robyn 

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from Robyn Is Here   Robyn Is Here

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184
US 7
US R&B 44
UK 8
[RCA 64970]
written by Max Martin & Robyn
I Don't Ever Want to See You Again26.11/1997
I Don't Ever Want to See You Again by Uncle Sam 

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from Uncle Sam   

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179
US 6
US R&B 2
UK 30
written by Nathan Morris
Gotham City27.07/1997
Gotham City by R. Kelly 

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from Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture   Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the

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176
US 9
US R&B 9
UK 9
[Jive 42473]
written by R. Kelly
All Cried Out28.08/1997
All Cried Out by Allure 

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from Allure   Allure

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168
US 4
US R&B 9
featuring 112
co-produced by Mariah Carey
[Crave 78678]
written by Full Force
Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)29.11/1997
Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby) by Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz 

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from Make It Reign   Make It Reign

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163
US 9
US R&B 4
UK 21
[Columbia 78755]
written by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
30.03/1997
I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face) by Rome 

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from Rome   

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163
US 6
US R&B 2
[RCA 64759]
written by Jerome Woods & Gerald Baillergeau
31.05/1997
Do You Know (What It Takes) by Robyn 

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from Robyn Is Here   Robyn Is Here

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162
US 7
US R&B 33
UK 26
[R]
[RCA 64865]
written by Denniz Pop, Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow), Max Martin & Robyn
A Song for Mama32.12/1997
A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men 

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from Evolution   Evolution

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158
US 7
US R&B ✫1
UK 34
produced by Babyface
[Motown 0720]
written by Babyface
Never Make a Promise33.08/1997
Never Make a Promise by Dru Hill 

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from Dru Hill   Dru Hill

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154
US 7
US R&B ✫1
[Island 572082]
written by Daryl Thomas
C U When U Get There34.07/1997
C U When U Get There by Coolio 

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from My Soul   My Soul

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153
US 12
US R&B 34
UK 3
featuring 40 Thevz
[Tommy Boy 7785]
written by Dominic Aldridge, Coolio, H. Straughter & M. Straughter
Dangerous35.12/1997
Dangerous by Busta Rhymes 

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from When Disaster Strikes   When Disaster Strikes

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149
US 9
US R&B 4
UK 32
[Elektra 64131]
written by Lawrence Dermer, Rashad Smith, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Henry Stone & Freddy Stonewall
I Shot the Sheriff36.02/1997
I Shot the Sheriff by Warren G 

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from Take a Look Over Your Shoulder   Take a Look Over Your Shoulder

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149
US 20
US R&B 16
UK 2
[Def Jam 573564]
written by Bob Marley & Warren G
37.05/1997
Blood on the Dance Floor by Michael Jackson 

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from Blood on the Dance Floor   Blood on the Dance Floor

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139
US 42
US dance 10
US R&B 19
UK ✫1
[Epic 78007]
written by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
38.03/1997
I Don't Want to / I Love Me Some Him by Toni Braxton 

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from Secrets   Secrets

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138
US 19
US AC 4
US dance ✫1
US R&B 9
UK 9
[LaFace 24229]
written by R. Kelly, Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin & Gloria Stewart
My Baby Daddy39.04/1997
My Baby Daddy by B-Rock & the Bizz 

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132
US 10
US R&B 3
UK 153
[Tony Mercedes 24221]
written by B-Rock, Maurice White & Al McKay
40.01/1997
On and On by Erykah Badu 

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from Baduizm   Baduizm

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131
US 12
US R&B ✫1
UK 12
[Kedar/Universal 56002]
written by Erykah Badu & Jaborn Jamal
Everything41.08/1997
Everything by Mary J. Blige 

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from Share My World   Share My World

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122
US 24
US R&B 5
UK 6
[MCA 55353]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris), Terry Lewis, Hachidai Nakamura, Rokusuke Ei, James Brown, Linda Creed, John Starks & Fred Wesley
The One I Gave My Heart To42.10/1997
The One I Gave My Heart To by Aaliyah 

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from One in a Million   One in a Million

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118
US 9
US dance 18
US R&B 8
[Blackground 98002]
written by Diane Warren
Cupid43.03/1997
Cupid by 112 

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from 112   112

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115
US 13
US R&B 2
[Bad Boy 79087]
written by Arnold Hennings, Daron Jones, Michael Keith, Q [Quinnes Parker], Slim (as Marvin Scandrick) & C. Stills
Whatever44.06/1997
Whatever by En Vogue 

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from EV3   EV3

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110
US 16
US dance 5
US R&B 8
UK 14
produced by Babyface
[EastWest 64174]
written by Babyface, Giuliano Franco & Keith Andes
Got 'Til It's Gone45.09/1997
Got 'Til It's Gone by Janet Jackson 

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from The Velvet Rope   The Velvet Rope

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110
US 36
US dance 6
US R&B 3
UK 6
featuring Q Tip and Joni Mitchell
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis, René Elizondo Jr., Joni Mitchell & Kamaal Ibn Fare
Sock It 2 Me46.10/1997
Sock It 2 Me by Missy Elliott 

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from Supa Dupa Fly   Supa Dupa Fly

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108
US 12
US R&B 4
UK 33
featuring Da Brat
[EastWest 64144]
written by T.D. Bell, W. Hart, Missy Elliott (as Melissa "Missy" Elliott), Da Brat (as Shawntae Harris) & Timbaland (as Tim Mosley)
47.02/1997
Get It Together by 702 

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from No Doubt   No Doubt

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107
US 10
US R&B 3
[Biv 10/Motown 0612]
written by Donell Jones
Invisible Man48.07/1997
Invisible Man by 98° 

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from 98 Degrees   98 Degrees

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103
US 12
US AC 26
US R&B 38
UK 66
[Motown 860650]
written by Dave Deviller, Sean Hosein & Steve Kipner
Butterfly49.10/1997
Butterfly by Mariah Carey 

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from Butterfly   Butterfly

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99
US 16
US AC 11
US dance 13
US R&B 27
UK 22
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
charted as Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) in US dance charts
[Columbia album cut]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
50.05/1997
Don't Wanna Be a Player by Joe 

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from All That I Am   All That I Am

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98
US 21
US R&B 5
UK 16
[Jive 42450]
written by Joe (as Joe Thomas) & Jolyon Skinner
Let Me Clear My Throat51.02/1997
Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool 

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from (Let Me Clear My Throat)   

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91
US 30
US R&B 21
UK 8
[live]
[American 17441]
written by DJ Kool (as John Bowman), Doug E. Fresh (as Douglas Davis) & Biz Markie (as Marcel Hall)
We're Not Making Love No More52.12/1997
We're Not Making Love No More by Dru Hill 

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from Soul Food: Soundtrack   Soul Food: Soundtrack

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90
US 13
US R&B 2
co-produced by Babyface
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds)
Up Jumps da Boogie53.07/1997
Up Jumps da Boogie by Timbaland & Magoo 

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88
US 12
US R&B 4
featuring Aaliyah & Missy Elliott
written by Timbaland (as Tim Mosley), M. Barcliff, Missy Elliott & Rod Temperton
54.09/1997
You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) by Brian McKnight 

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from Anytime   Anytime

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88
US 17
US R&B 4
UK 36
featuring Mase
[Mercury 574760]
written by Mase (as Mason Betha), J. Brown, Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), S. Jordan, Ron Lawrence, Brian McKnight & K. Price
Smile55.06/1997
Smile by Scarface 

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from The Untouchable   The Untouchable

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87
US 12
US R&B 4
featuring 2 Pac & Johnny P
[Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe 38581]
written by Mike Dean, Scarface (as Brad Jordan) & 2Pac
56.07/1997
Someone by SWV 

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from Release Some Tension   Release Some Tension

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86
US 19
US R&B 5
UK 34
featuring Puff Daddy
[RCA 64926]
written by Diddy (as Sean Combs), J. Walker, J. Graham, Harve Pierre, R. Price, C. Wallace, C. Martin & T. Shaw
Love Is All We Need57.03/1997
Love Is All We Need by Mary J. Blige 

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from Share My World   Share My World

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85
US 43
US dance ✫1
US R&B 5
UK 15
featuring Nas
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[MCA album cut]
written by Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Jam (as Jimmy Jam Harris), Rick James & Terry Lewis
58.01/1997
Da' Dip by Freak Nasty 

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from Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It Is   

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83
US 15
US R&B 16
[Power 0112]
written by Freak Nasty
59.08/1997
What About Us by Total 

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from Soul Food: Soundtrack   Soul Food: Soundtrack

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81
US 16
US R&B 4
[LaFace 24272]
written by Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & Missy Elliott
60.09/1997
Butta Love by Next 

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from Rated Next   Rated Next

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80
US 16
US R&B 4
[Arista 13407]
written by Lance Alexander, Arkeida Clowers, R.L. (as R.L. Huggar), Darren Lighty & Tony Tolbert
Alright61.05/1997
Alright by Jamiroquai 

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from Travelling without Moving   Travelling without Moving

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80
US 78
US dance 7
US R&B 84
UK 6
[Work 78703]
written by Jay Kay (as Jason Kay)
62.06/1997
You Bring Me Up by K-Ci & JoJo 

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from Love Always   Love Always

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78
US 26
US R&B 7
UK 21
[MCA 55346]
written by K-Ci (as Cedric Hailey), JoJo (as Joel Hailey) & Gerald Baillergeau
63.03/1997
Rumble in the Jungle by The Fugees 

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from When We Were Kings   

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77
US R&B 71
UK 3
featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes & John Forté
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Pras (as Pras Michael), Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), John Forte, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Malik Taylor & Chip Taylor (as James Voight)
64.05/1997
5 Miles to Empty by Brownstone 

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from Still Climbing   Still Climbing

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77
US 39
US dance 38
US R&B 6
UK 12
[MJJ Music 78496]
written by Gerald Baillergeau, Nichole Gilbert & Victor Merritt
65.08/1997
Fix by BLACKstreet 

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from Another Level   Another Level

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73
US 58
US R&B 17
UK 7
featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Slash
[Interscope 95011]
written by Clifton Chase, Edward Fletcher, Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Chauncey Black (as Chauncey Hannibal), Teddy Riley, Markell Riley & Sylvia Robinson
66.03/1997
Big Daddy by Heavy D 

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from Waterbed Hev   

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71
US 18
US R&B 5
written by Tony Dofat, Heavy D & McGruff (as Herbert Brown)
67.07/1997
I Say a Little Prayer by Diana King 

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from Think Like a Girl   Think Like a Girl

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71
US 38
US dance 8
US R&B 68
UK 17
[Work 78596]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
68.07/1997
HIStory / Ghosts by Michael Jackson 

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from Blood on the Dance Floor   Blood on the Dance Floor

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68
US R&B 19
UK 5
written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Ghetto Love69.03/1997
Ghetto Love by Da Brat 

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from Anuthatantrum   Anuthatantrum

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68
US 16
US R&B 11
featuring T-Boz
[So So Def 78527]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat (as Shawntae Harris), El DeBarge, Chuck D, Hank Shocklee, Benjamin Wright & Tionne W
70.08/1997
I Care 'Bout You by Milestone 

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67
US 23
US R&B 10
produced by Babyface [from the movie Soul Food]
[LaFace 24264]
written by Babyface
71.07/1997
Piece of My Heart by Shaggy 

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from Midnite Lover   Midnite Lover

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67
US 72
US R&B 57
UK 7
featuring Marsha
[Virgin 38601]
written by Jerry Ragovoy & Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
Smokin' Me Out72.05/1997
Smokin' Me Out by Warren G 

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from Take a Look Over Your Shoulder   Take a Look Over Your Shoulder

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66
US 35
US R&B 20
UK 14
featuring Ronald Isley
[Def Jam 571024]
written by The Isley Brothers & Warren G (as Warren Griffin)
Phenomenon73.11/1997
Phenomenon by LL Cool J 

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MP3

from Phenomenon   Phenomenon

CD

MP3

66
US 55
US R&B 16
UK 9
[Def Jam 568081]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith) & Diddy (as Sean Combs)
74.05/1997
Thinking of You by Tony! Toni! Toné! 

video

MP3

from House of Music   House of Music

CD

MP3

65
US 22
US R&B 5
[Mercury 574382]
written by Raphael Saadiq, D'wayne Wiggins, Timothy Christian Riley, D. Blake & G. Archie Jr.
75.03/1997
Moan and Groan by Mark Morrison 

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from Return of the Mack   Return of the Mack

CD

MP3

64
US 76
US R&B 50
UK 7
[Atlantic 84038]
written by Mark Morrison
What's on Tonight76.02/1997
What's on Tonight by Montell Jordan 

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MP3

from More…   

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MP3

64
US 21
US R&B 7
[Def Jam 574032]
written by Montell Jordan & DeVante Swing
Big Bad Mamma77.08/1997
Big Bad Mamma by Foxy Brown 

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MP3

from Ill Na Na   Ill Na Na

CD

MP3

64
US 53
US R&B 10
UK 12
featuring Dru Hill
[Violator 571441]
written by Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand) & Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter)
78.03/1997
Head Over Heels by Allure 

video

MP3

from Allure   Allure

CD

MP3

63
US 35
US R&B 17
UK 18
featuring Nas
[Crave 78522]
written by Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Mariah Carey, Nas (as Nasir Jones), MC Shan (as Shawn Moltke), Jean-Claude Oliver (as Jean-Claude "Poke" Oliver) & M. Williams
Too Gone, Too Long79.09/1997
Too Gone, Too Long by En Vogue 

video

MP3

from EV3   EV3

CD

MP3

61
US 33
US R&B 25
UK 20
[EastWest 64150]
written by Diane Warren
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)80.07/1997
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) by Missy Elliott 

video

MP3

from Supa Dupa Fly   Supa Dupa Fly

CD

MP3

61
US 51
US R&B 4
UK 16
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Gold Mind 64144]
written by Don Bryant (as Donald Bryant), Missy Elliott, Bernard Miller, Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & Ann Peebles
We Trying to Stay Alive81.06/1997
We Trying to Stay Alive by Wyclef Jean 

video

MP3

from Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee Allstars   Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee Allstars

CD

MP3

61
US 45
US R&B 14
UK 13
as Wyclef Jean & The Refugee Allstars
based upon "stayin' alive - beegees"
[Ruffhouse 78602]
written by John Forté, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Wyclef Jean (as Nelust Jean), Pras (as Samuel Michel) & Robinson
I Can Love You82.07/1997
I Can Love You by Mary J. Blige 

video

MP3

from Share My World   Share My World

CD

MP3

60
US 28
US R&B 2
featuring Lil Kim
[MCA 55362]
written by Mary J. Blige, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, Rodney Jerkins, Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones), Carlos Brody & Mashiem Myrick
How Come, How Long83.06/1997
How Come, How Long by Babyface 

video

MP3

from The Day   The Day

CD

MP3

60
US 47
US R&B 45
UK 10
featuring Stevie Wonder
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Epic album cut]
written by Babyface & Stevie Wonder
84.04/1997
Sometimes by The Brand New Heavies 

video

MP3

from Shelter   Shelter

CD

MP3

57
US 88
US dance 24
US R&B 20
UK 11
[Delicious Vinyl 4009]
written by Jan Kincaid & Seidah Garret
Never, Never Gonna Give You Up85.06/1997
Never, Never Gonna Give You Up by Lisa Stansfield 

video

MP3

from Lisa Stansfield   Lisa Stansfield

CD

MP3

57
US 74
US dance ✫1
US R&B 38
UK 25
[Arista 13346]
written by Barry White
86.03/1997
Let It Go by Ray J 

video

MP3

from Everything You Want   

CD

MP3

55
US 25
US R&B 17
[EastWest 64206]
written by Keith Crouch, Glenn McKinney & Roy Dog Pennon
87.03/1997
Request Line by Zhané 

video

MP3

from Saturday Night   Saturday Night

CD

MP3

55
US 39
US R&B 9
UK 22
written by Renee Neufville, Kay Gee (as Kier Gist), Darren Lighty, Valerie Simpson & Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)
88.05/1997
The Sweetest Thing by The Fugees 

video

MP3

54
US 61
US R&B 2
UK 18
as Refugee Camp All-Stars featuring Lauryn Hill
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Lauryn Hill
89.12/1997
Roxanne '97 by The Police 

video

MP3

from The Very Best of Sting and the Police   The Very Best of Sting and the Police

CD

MP3

53
US 59
US R&B 20
UK 17
featuring Pras
Puff Daddy remix [R]
written by Sting
I Miss My Homies90.09/1997
I Miss My Homies by Master P 

video

MP3

from Ghetto D   Ghetto D

CD

MP3

53
US 25
US R&B 16
featuring Pimp C, the Shocker, Mo B. Dick, O'Dell, Sons of Funk and Mercedes
[No Limit 53290]
written by Master P, Pimp C & Silkk the Shocker (as The Shocker)
91.03/1997
Tell Me Do U Wanna by Ginuwine 

video

MP3

from Ginuwine...The Bachelor   Ginuwine...The Bachelor

CD

MP3

53
US 55
US R&B 14
UK 16
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Jim Douglass, Ginuwine (as Elgin Lumpkin), Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & Robert Reives
92.03/1997
For You by Kenny Lattimore 

video

MP3

from Kenny Lattimore   Kenny Lattimore

CD

MP3

51
US 33
US R&B 6
[Columbia 78456]
written by Kenny Lerum
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See93.08/1997
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See by Busta Rhymes 

video

MP3

from When Disaster Strikes   When Disaster Strikes

CD

MP3

49
US R&B 2
UK 16
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Elektra album cut]
written by Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.)
If I Could Teach the World94.10/1997
If I Could Teach the World by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 

video

MP3

from The Art of War   The Art of War

CD

MP3

49
US 27
US R&B 20
[Ruthless 6344]
Next Lifetime95.03/1997
Next Lifetime by Erykah Badu 

video

MP3

from Baduizm   Baduizm

CD

MP3

48
US 61
US R&B ✫1
UK 30
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Kedar/Universal album cut]
written by Erykah Badu & Tracy Scott
96.07/1997
Take It to the Streets by Rampage 

video

MP3

from Scouts Honor…By the Way of Blood   

CD

MP3

48
US 34
US R&B 11
UK 58
featuring Billy Lawrence
[Violator 64171]
written by Roger McNair, Billy Lawrence, Rashad Smith, Armando Colon, G. Underwood & B. Reed
97.10/1997
Heaven by Nu Flavor 

video

MP3

from Nu Flavor   Nu Flavor

CD

MP3

48
US 27
US R&B 58
[Reprise 17408]
written by Rico Luna, Frank Pangelinan & Jacob Ceniceros
Going Back to Cali98.12/1997
Going Back to Cali by The Notorious B.I.G. 

video

MP3

from Life After Death   Life After Death

CD

MP3

47
US 26
US R&B 31
B side to Sky's The Limit
written by Easy Mo Bee (as Osten Harvey), The Notorious B.I.G. & Roger (as Roger Troutman)
99.04/1997
Can We by SWV 

video

MP3

from Release Some Tension   Release Some Tension

CD

MP3

46
US 75
US R&B 31
UK 18
[Jive 42445]
written by Missy Elliott & Timbaland (as Timothy Mosley)
100.08/1997
Do You Like This by Rome 

video

MP3

from Rome   

CD

MP3

46
US 31
US R&B 10
[RCA 64874]
written by Jerome Woods & Victor Merritt

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