Elton John to Spice Girls: No.1 Songs From 1997

The Notorious B.I.G. "Hypnotize"
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The Notorious B.I.G. "Hypnotize"

We'll breakdown 1997, but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year:

In 1997, the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. shocked the entire music industry. The late rapper's death hit especially hard for his label mates at Bad Boy Records, and Puff Daddy and collaborators released the hit single "I'll Be Missing You" in honor of their friend, which stayed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for several weeks. In the same year, the beloved Princess Diana also passed away, prompting yet another tribute single to hold onto the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks in mourning, this one from her fan and friend Sir Elton John

These releases touched the nation in '97, as well as a number of others that we could jam and dance to. Look through the following list to revisit all of the No. 1 songs from 1997.

Toni Braxton, "Un-Break My Heart"


Spice Girls, "Wannabe"


Puff Daddy featuring Mase, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"


The Notorious B.I.G., "Hypnotize"


Hanson, "Mmmbop"


Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, "I'll Be Missing You"


The Notorious B.I.G., "Mo More Mo Problems"


Mariah Carey, "Honey"


Boyz II Men, "4 Seasons Of Loneliness"


Elton John, "Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight"