What do I remember from 1997? Well, one of the things that come to mind is that exactly 15 years ago today I bought the cd that became my Album of the Year for 1997, Helium's "The Magic City".
1997 was also the year that you couldn't escape from Blur's "Song 2". Normally, a song that gets such ridiculous amount of airplay is bound to get on your nerves eventually. The fact that this never happened with "Song 2" is all the proof that I need to declare it Single of the Year for 1997. Here's the rest of the year's Top 10 Singles - click here for the complete Top 50:
1. Song 2 - BLUR
2. The Trip - SWELL
3. Autumn Sweater - YO LA TENGO
4. Stereo - PAVEMENT
5. Electricity - SPIRITUALIZED
6. Take A Run At The Sun - DINOSAUR JR.
7. Bitter Sweet Symphony - THE VERVE
8. Brimful Of Asha - CORNERSHOP
9. Autocade - PROLAPSE
10. Cowboys - PORTISHEAD
Click play below to listen to our selections for 1997 (and here's a link for the one that's missing):
And here's the video for Helium's awesome "Leon's Space Song" from "The Magic City" which is not included in our 1997 Singles list since it was actually never released as a single:
Helium - Leon's Space Song