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Top Adult Contemporary Songs of 1997

1996 <-1997-> 1998
    

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1.
09/1997
455

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 B]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
2.
09/1997
448

✫1
US
5
AC










✫1
UK
[tribute to Princess Diana]
co-produced by George Martin; seventh song in hot 100 history to debut at #1 ; charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 A]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
3.
12/1997
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1997]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1999]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1999]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1997]
eighth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[550 Music/Epic 78825]
written by James Horner & Will Jennings
4.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   MMMBop
339

✫1
US
21
AC










✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
5.
12/1997
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[Columbia 78723]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
6.
01/1997
302

2
US
2
AC


41
dance






2
UK
[Jive 42453]
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
7.
06/1997
288

2
US
✫1
AC
43
country








7
UK
[Curb 73022]
written by Diane Warren
8.
10/1997
272

4
US
3
AC










3
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Jive LP Cut]
written by Max Martin (as Martin Sandberg)
9.
09/1997
263

✫1
US
30
AC




2
R&B




10
UK
[Motown 0684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
10.
03/1997
236

4
US
3
AC




2
R&B




27
UK
produced by David Foster
[Warner Sunset 87003]
written by Diane Warren
11.
12/1997
235

9
US
23
AC










✫1
UK
12.
10/1997
232

3
US
25
AC






2
rock
3
alt.
64
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Lava LP Cut]
written by Rob Thomas, John Goff, Jay Stanley & Brian Yale
13.
11/1997
228

4
US
✫1
AC
6
country








9
UK
[Mercury 566450]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
14.
02/1997
198

8
US
14
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
featuring Peter Cetera
[LaFace 24223]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
15.
02/1997
197

6
US
17
AC




5
R&B




13
UK
featuring Mariah Carey
[Epic 78485]
written by Babyface
16.
04/1997
178

7
US
✫1
AC










29
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1998]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1998]
[Columbia 78528]
written by Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal
17.
04/1997
173

8
US
27
AC


10
dance




32
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 17373]
written by Paula Cole
18.
08/1997
153

7
US
4
AC












B side to You Were Meant For Me
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel
19.
11/1997
144

15
US
28
AC










4
UK
[Universal 56140]
written by Billie Myers, Eric Bazilian & Desmond Child
20.
05/1997
139

10
US
✫1
AC
45
country








56
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[DMG/Jive 42456]
written by Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas
21.
03/1997
135

19
US
4
AC


✫1
dance
9
R&B




9
UK
charted as I Don't Want to / I Love Me Some Him in US AC charts
[LaFace 24229]
written by R. Kelly, Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin & Gloria Stewart
22.
07/1997
127

11
US
16
AC








39
alt.


23.
11/1997
123

42
US
4
AC








12
alt.
2
UK
Hot 100 Airplay : 2
[RCA LP Cut]
written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven & Phil Thornalley
24.
10/1997
121

11
US
3
AC










43
UK
[R]
[Warner 17318]
written by Paula Cole
25.
03/1997
111

28
US
8
AC










5
UK
[Polydor 571006]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
26.
12/1997
101

53
US
10
AC










4
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1999]
[Capitol 58795]
written by Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
27.
07/1997
100

12
US
26
AC




38
R&B




66
UK
[Motown 860650]
written by Dave Deviller, Sean Hosein & Steve Kipner
28.
10/1997
99

58
US
5
AC










3
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[550 Music/Epic LP Cut]
written by Linda Thompson, Walter Afanasieff & David Foster
29.
05/1997
98

24
US
✫1
AC










14
UK
charted as The Best of Love / Go the Distance in UK charts
[Columbia 78554]
written by Alan Menken & David Zippel
30.
10/1997
97

16
US
11
AC


13
dance
27
R&B




22
UK
[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
31.
03/1997
96

19
US
5
AC










17
UK
[R]
[Columbia 77847]
written by Bruce Springsteen
32.
07/1997
90

13
US
28
AC








3
alt.


[Arista 13395]
written by Sarah McLachlan & Pierre Marchand
33.
07/1997
79

44
US
3
AC










11
UK
produced by David Foster
[Arista 13428]
written by Howard Perdew & Andy Spooner
34.
12/1997
68

18
US
23
AC








17
alt.


[Warner 17241]
written by Loreena McKennitt
35.
08/1997
68

21
US
4
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[A&M LP Cut]
written by Amy Grant & Wayne Kirkpatrick
36.
11/1997
68

17
US
22
AC










88
UK
as Lisa Loeb
[Geffen 19416]
written by Lisa Loeb
37.
11/1997
54

65
US
5
AC










14
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
charted as The Best of Love / Go the Distance in UK charts
[Columbia LP Cut]
written by Babyface & Michael Bolton
38.
12/1997
52

42
US
14
AC






38
rock


18
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[live]
[A&M Albun Cut]
written by Bryan Adams & Eliot Kennedy
39.
11/1997
49

28
US
27
AC








14
alt.


[Arista 13453]
written by Sarah McLachlan
40.
03/1997
48

66
US
10
AC


✫1
dance






98
UK
[instrumental]
[Arista 13326]
written by Kenny G & Walter Afanasieff
41.
11/1997
43

57
US
29
AC










18
UK
[Polydor 569218]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
42.
03/1997
40

41
US
8
AC










43
UK
[SBK/EMI 58628]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Jon Secada
43.
10/1997
40

45
US
2
AC












[Atlantic 84037]
written by Lynn Ahrens
44.
02/1997
40

50
US
3
AC
9
country










featuring Jim Brickman
[R]
[RCA 64963]
written by Jim Brickman & Jack Kugell
45.
03/1997
40

42
US
3
AC










144
UK
[Capitol 68533]
written by Richard Marx
46.
01/1997
36

60
US
✫1
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Columbia LP Cut]
written by James Newton Howard, Jud Friedman (as Jud J. Friedman) & Allan Rich (as Allan Dennis Rich)
47.
08/1997
34

41
US
5
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Reprise LP Cut]
written by Stevie Nicks
48.
04/1997
33

59
US
✫1
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Reprise LP Cut]
written by Glen Ballard & James Newton Howard
49.
11/1997
29



12
AC










22
UK
featuring Kenny G
[LaFace LP Cut]
written by Babyface & Toni Braxton
50.
12/1997
28

48
US
16
AC












[Capitol 58670]
written by Tommy Sims & Eliot Sloan
51.
03/1997
28

59
US
3
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[A&M Albun Cut]
written by Bryan Adams & Eliot Kennedy
52.
03/1997
27

51
US
15
AC




68
R&B






[Flavor Unit 64195]
written by Garth Brooks & Kent Blazy
53.
10/1997
26

65
US
3
AC
51
country










featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Windham Hill LP Cut]
written by Jim Brickman & Tom Douglas
54.
01/1997
23

35
US
21
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R]
[Christmas]
[album cut]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
55.
08/1997
23

50
US
9
AC












[Columbia 78641]
written by Bob Dylan
56.
06/1997
22

70
US
3
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Columbia LP Cut]
written by James Taylor
57.
06/1997
20

72
US
3
AC












[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Ark 21 LP Cut]
written by Paul Carrack & Chris Difford
58.
07/1997
17

84
US
8
AC




106
R&B






[Elektra 64146]
written by Diane Warren
59.
10/1997
15

77
US
29
AC












featuring Peter Cetera
[River North 3018]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
60.
09/1997
10



6
AC












61.
12/1997
10



6
AC












[Mercury LP Cut]
written by Simon Climie & Will Jennings
62.
05/1997
10



6
AC












[River North LP Cut]
written by Liz Hengber & Will Robinson
63.
01/1997
9



14
AC






33
rock




[Revolution LP Cut]
written by John Hiatt
64.
11/1997
9



8
AC












[instrumental]
[Arista LP Cut]
written by Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff & Dan Shea
65.
11/1997
8

102
US
22
AC












[Reprise 17269]
written by Beth Nielsen Chapman
66.
11/1997
6



13
AC












[Columbia LP Cut]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
67.
12/1997
6



15
AC












[R]
[Christmas]
[Asylum 45555]
written by Charles Brown & Gene Redd
68.
01/1997
5



16
AC












[R]
[TVT LP Cut]
written by Mel Tormé & Robert Wells
69.
10/1997
5



17
AC












[Reprise LP Cut]
written by James Pankow & Greg O'Connor
70.
04/1997
5



26
AC










103
UK
[Arista 13378]
written by Parker McGee
71.
03/1997
4



21
AC












[Columbia LP Cut]
written by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry
72.
08/1997
4



21
AC












[Columbia LP Cut]
written by Kenny Loggins, Chris Rodriguez & Steve George
73.
01/1997
4



23
AC












[Promotional-only release]
[Mercury LP Cut]
written by Richard Hahn & George Thatcher
74.
06/1997
4



23
AC












[Windham Hill LP Cut]
written by Jim Brickman
75.
12/1997
4



24
AC












[R]
[Ark 21 LP Cut]
written by Paul Carrack
76.
04/1997
4



25
AC












[Mercury LP Cut]
written by Amy Powers, Andy Marvel & Arnie Roman
77.
08/1997
3



26
AC












[Nu Groove 3012]
written by George Davis & Lee Diamond
78.
11/1997
3



26
AC












[A&M LP Cut]
written by Diane Warren & Babyface
79.
10/1997
3



26
AC












[Warner LP Cut]
written by David Pack
80.
08/1997
3



27
AC












[CMC International LP Cut]
written by Dennis DeYoung
81.
07/1997
3



27
AC












[Reunion LP Cut]
written by Dawn Thomas
82.
08/1997
3



30
AC












[Pure/Mercury LP Cut]
written by Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery & Paul Staveley O'Duffy
83.
10/1997
3



30
AC












[Arista LP Cut]
written by Paul Davis

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