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  1 Stuck On You 23     Jan 1997  
  Failure  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Stuck On You squeezed onto the rock chart, reaching number 30. Previously, Undone received some airplay, but did not chart. The song Stuck On You was from album Fantastic Planet.  

  2 All Mixed Up 2 6   Jan 1997  
  311  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  All Mixed Up was a pop top 20 one hit wonder for major alternative band 311. The group scored with two additional top 30 songs and a string of major rock hits. The song All Mixed Up was from album 311.  

  3 Van Halen 19     Jan 1997  
  Nerf Herder  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This song about guitar rock group Van Halen was the only Rock Top 20 song for Nerf Herder. The song was from album Nerf Herder.  

  4 Lovefool 9 1   Jan 1997  
  The Cardigans  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Lovefool was the only pop top 20 hit for The Cardigans, the group had a few rock top 20 hits. This song was from album First Band On The Moon.  

  5 Stand Up   Jan 1997  
  Love Tribe  
    YouTube    
  Stand Up was a very popular dance song and received some pop radio airplay. Love Tribe did not have another song that received noticeable radio airplay.  

  6 Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit 6   Feb 1997  
  Gina G  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  7 I Like It 5   Mar 1997  
  The Blackout Allstars  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I Like It was the only top 20 hit for The Blackout Allstars. The Blackout Allstars was a one-shot grouping of popular singers and musicians like Ray Baretto, Sheila E., and Grover Washington, Jr.  

  8 Let Me Clear My Throat 25   Mar 1997  
  DJ Kool  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Let Me Clear My Throat reached number 25 for DJ Kool, who did not have another top 30 song. This song, which borrowed from dance classics like Hollywood Swinging by Kool And The Gang, received extensive club play and became an end of the week anthem -- especially the live version.
In 2001, Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club) received moderate play as by Redman Featuring DJ Kool.
 

  9 Silent All These Years 18   Mar 1997  
  Tori Amos  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Silent All These Years reached the pop top 20 more than five years after it was released, becoming a top 20 one hit wonder for Tori Amos. She had a string of popular alternative songs too, including four rock top 20 hits.  

  10 It's Alright, It's OK 22 26   Mar 1997  
  Leah Andreone  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  It's Alright, It's OK was a near rock top 20 miss and a moderately played pop radio song for Leah Andreone, making it her most popular tune. She followed-up with other songs like Mother Tongue, which received slight radio airplay. The song It's Alright, It's OK was from album Veiled.  

  11 Da' Dip 5   Mar 1997  
  Freak Nasty  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Rapper Freak Nasty made the top 20 only once with Da' Dip, but he received moderate play with other songs too like 2007 song Do It Just Like A Rockstar as by Freak Nasty And Crazy Mike.  

  12 Naked Eye 11 25   Apr 1997  
  Luscious Jackson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Naked Eye was the only rock top 20 hit for Luscious Jackson, the group made the rock top 30 again with its 1999 song Ladyfingers. The song Naked Eye was from album Fever In Fever Out.  

  13 Your Woman 2 3   May 1997  
  White Town  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Your Woman borrowed from the 1932 song My Woman by Lew Stone And The Monseigneur Band. This was the only pop or rock top 20 song for White Town. The group received slight radio airplay with other songs, like Another Lover. The song Your Woman was from album Women In Technology.  

  14 My Baby Daddy 13   May 1997  
  B-Rock & The Bizz  
    YouTube    
  My Baby Daddy was the only top 20 hit for B-Rock & The Bizz. The group had no other song that received noticeable airplay.  

  15 Return Of The Mack 1   May 1997  
  Mark Morrison  
    YouTube    
  Return Of The Mack was the only top 20 hit for Mark Morrison. He did not return to the top 20, but he had a few minor popular soul or dance songs like Moan & Grown in 1998. This song was written by Mark Morrison.  

  16 I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) 23   May 1997  
  Rome  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I Belong To You was a top 20 near miss for soul singer Jerome Woods who went by the name Rome. He followed-up with Do You Like This and other songs that received moderate airplay.  

  17 Bitch 1 2   May 1997  
  Meredith Brooks  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Bitch was the only top 20 hit for Meredith Brooks, she made the top 30 with What Would Happen a few months later. The song Bitch was from album Blurring The Edges.  

  18 Butterfly Kisses 5   May 1997  
  Bob Carlisle  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Butterfly Kisses was the only top 20 hit for Bob Carlisle. He never had another song with noticeable radio airplay.  

  19 Hell 8     Jun 1997  
  Squirrel Nut Zippers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Hell was the only rock top 20 hit for Squirrel Nut Zippers. The group received some alternative airplay with other songs like Bedbugs. The song Hell was from album Hot.  

  20 The Freshmen 1 2   Jun 1997  
  The Verve Pipe  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although The Freshmen was the only pop top 20 hit for The Verve Pipe, the group had a few rock top 20 hits. The song The Freshmen was from album Villians.  

  21 How Bizarre 1   Jun 1997  
  OMC  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The number one song How Bizarre was the only top 20 hit for OMC. The group received slight radio airplay with other songs too like On The Run.  

  22 All For You 26 4   Jul 1997  
  Sister Hazel  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 ESPN Presents The Jock Jam 13   Jul 1997  
  ESPN  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  24 6 Underground 3 22   Jul 1997  
  Sneaker Pimps  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  6 Underground was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for dance and alternative group Sneaker Pimps. The song also was a pop top 20 near miss. Sneaker Pimps received some airplay with other songs like follow-up Spin Spin Sugar.  

  25 Rhythm Of Love   Aug 1997  
  DJ Company  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Rhythm Of Love received moderate pop and dance radio airplay. DJ Company never had another noticeably played song in the US.  

  26 Coco Jamboo 15   Sep 1997  
  Mr. President  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Coco Jamboo was the only top 20 hit by Mr. President. The group did not receive mentionable airplay for any other song.  

  27 The Impression That I Get 2 10   Sep 1997  
  The Mighty Mighty Bosstones  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The Impression That I Get was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The group had other songs that received airplay, and that made the rock top 20 too.  

  28 Hello Hello 6     Oct 1997  
  Talk Show  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Hello Hello was the only rock top 20 hit for Talk Show. The group did not receive noticeable airplay with any other song.  

  29 Love Is Alive 15   Oct 1997  
  3rd Party  
    YouTube    
  After some recognition a few months earlier with song Can U Feel It, 3rd Party gained a one hit wonder with this remake of 1976 number one song Love Is Alive.  

  30 Come On Eileen 19     Oct 1997  
  Save Ferris  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Alternative singer Save Ferris made her way to number 19 rock with this remake of the 1983 number one song Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. She came close to the rock top 20 twice more, but never got inside it again.  

  31 If You Could Only See 1 9   Oct 1997  
  Tonic  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  If You Could Only See was the only pop top 20 hit for Tonic, The rock group had three big top 10 rock songs, and received airplay with other songs too.  

  32 Tubthumping 1 1   Oct 1997  
  Chumbawamba  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Tubthumping was the only pop or rock top 20 hit for Chumbawamba, the follow-up, Amnesia, just made the the pop top 30. Chumbawamba was named for a dream by a group member where the men's room was labeled chumba and the ladies' room was labeled wamba. The song was from album Tubthumper.  

  33 Legend Of A Cowgirl 24 20   Nov 1997  
  Imani Coppola  
    YouTube    
  Legend Of A Cowgirl borrowed from Sunshine Superman by Donovan. In 2001, Imani Coppola joined Baha Men on its song You All Dat, which received some radio airplay.  

  34 My Body 30   Dec 1997  
  LSG  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  My Body was a number 27 song and the most popular song by project group LSG. A follow up, Curious, as by LSG Featuring LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes And MC Lyte, received some soul play.
LSG was actually a collaboration of well-known soul stars, with the letters standing for Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, and Johnny Gill.
 

  35 Breaking All The Rules 12   Dec 1997  
  She Moves  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Breaking All The Rules was the only top 20 hit for dance pop group She Moves. In 1998, a second song came, It's Your Love.  


Related Song Features for 1997 One Hit Wonders page


1997 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Lovefool
 The Cardigans
2Tubthumping
 Chumbawamba
3Return Of The Mack
 Mark Morrison
4Bitch
 Meredith Brooks
5How Bizarre
 OMC
6The Freshmen
 The Verve Pipe
7All For You
 Sister Hazel
8Your Woman
 White Town
9Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
 Gina G
10The Impression That I Get
 The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
11Butterfly Kisses
 Bob Carlisle
12I Like It
 The Blackout Allstars
13Da' Dip
 Freak Nasty
14If You Could Only See
 Tonic
15All Mixed Up
 311
16Breaking All The Rules
 She Moves
17My Baby Daddy
 B-Rock & The Bizz
18ESPN Presents The Jock Jam
 ESPN
19Coco Jamboo
 Mr. President
20Love Is Alive
 3rd Party

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Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1997. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.

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