Thursday, September 15, 2005

biting off somebody else's blog...

basically see will's post (i know i'm lazy for not making his name a link, don't you be lazy, just click on his name in my links). here are the top 100 songs of 1997 - my likes are purple, loves are bolded, "yucks" are gray, and ambivalence... well, the song is just sitting there. let me just say on first glance at this list, that now i remember why i stopped listening to the radio when i was a teenager and started banging earth wind and fire cd's on the regular...

1. Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
2. Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me, Jewel (don't like Jewel)
3. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (don't like Sean Combs)
4. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
5. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, Puff Daddy
6. I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly (i really didn't like his dr. jekyll/mr. hyde flip here)
7. Don't Let Go (Love), En Vogue (not one of their best, but still a strong song)
8. Return Of The Mack, Mark Morrison (this hot garbage...)
9. How Do I Live, LeAnn Rimes
10. Wannabe, Spice Girls
11. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
12. MMMBop, Hanson (no words for how bubble gum annoying this was to me)
13. For You I Will, Monica (big monica fan)
14. You Make Me Wanna..., Usher (not an usher fan, but the music grabbed me)
15. Bitch, Meredith Brooks
16. Nobody, Keith Sweat (i CAN'T STAND this man's voice. just can't.)
17. Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
18. Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik (heard this one too many times...)
19. Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera (this was aight)
20. Mo Money Mo Problems, Notorious B.I.G. (i hated the thug image but couldn't sleep on the skills...)
21. The Freshmen, Verve Pipe
22. I Want You, Savage Garden
23. No Diggity, BLACKstreet Featuring Dr. Dre (the album was in heavy rotation that year)
24. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face), Rome
25. Hypnotize, Notorious B.I.G.
26. Every Time I Close My Eyes, Babyface
27. In My Bed, Dru Hill (i miss their soulful crooning... wish they hadn't fell off)
28. Say You'll Be There, Spice Girls
29. Do You Know (What It Takes), Robyn
30. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness, Boyz II Men (what a pretty melody... wish they hadn't fell off)
31. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T., Changing Faces
32. Honey, Mariah Carey (wasn't this right around where she decided to be black again?)
33. I Believe In You And Me, Whitney Houston (what clarity and power... what a soundtrack... can't believe i still haven't bought it yet)
34. Da' Dip, Freaknasty (this song was soooo corny. but when i heard it recently, i was like "oh snap!)
35. 2 Become 1, Spice Girls
36. All For You, Sister Hazel
37. Cupid, 112 (ooohhh.... with the water drops in the background.... ohhh....)
38. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?, Paula Cole
39. Sunny Came Home, Shawn Colvin
40. It's Your Love, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
41. Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit, Gina G
42. Mouth, Merril Bainbridge
43. All Cried Out, Allure Featuring 112 (who in the hell left the gate open? didn't nobody tell them to make this over...)
44. I'm Still In Love With You, New Edition (why can't i remember this?)
45. Invisible Man, 98 Degrees
46. Not Tonight, Lil' Kim (*sigh* i can't stand her, but i love her though)
47. Look Into My Eyes, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
48. Get It Together, 702 (so glad 702 and allure and what's them rough girls, um... total all fell off!)
49. All By Myself, Celine Dion
50. It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Celine Dion (you know i liked celine, but they wore her out too much and then i started to hate her songs...)
51. My Love Is The Shhh!, Somethin' For The People (what the heck was this?)
52. Where Do You Go, No Mercy (this one gets one good retch from me...)
53. I Finally Found Someone, Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams
54. I'll Be, Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z (ahh, fox. hated her image. loved the tracks.)
55. If It Makes You Happy , Sheryl Crow
56. Never Make A Promise, Dru Hill
57. When You Love A Woman, Journey (i thought this was the sweetest lil' ditty)
58. Up Jumps Da Boogie, Magoo And Timbaland (how come i don't remember this)
59. I Don't Want To / I Love Me Some Him, Toni Braxton (the whiniest mess ever, besides some mess keith sweat did...)
60. Everyday Is A Winding Road, Sheryl Crow
61. Cold Rock A Party, Mc Lyte
62. Pony, Ginuwine (hated the music in the back... knockoff porno track - could it have been any whack-er?)
63. Building A Mystery, Sarah McLachlan
64. I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis (i hate you, repeating yourself)
65. Your Woman, White Town
66. C U When U Get There, Coolio (???)
67. Change The World, Eric Clapton (i liked the melody and the chorus so much)
68. My Baby Daddy, B-Rock and The Bizz (ghetto anthems are only mildly amusing the first time you hear them... but not the next 8,793 times.
69. Tubthumping, Chumbawamba
70. Gotham City, R. Kelly
71. Last Night, Az Yet (it was played too much, but i still liked the melody)
72. ESPN Presents The Jock Jam, Various Artists
73. Big Daddy, Heavy D
74. What About Us, Total (die, total, die - i didn't know it could get any worse until lil' mo came out)
75. Smile, Scarface
76. What's On Tonight, Montell Jordan (yadda yadda yadda)
77. Secret Garden, Bruce Springsteen
78. The One I Gave My Heart, w Aaliyah
79. Fly Like An Eagle, Seal
80. No Time, Lil' Kim
81. Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson
82. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio (yeah, i did the dance. like once. at gunpoint.)
83. On and On, Erykah Badu (thus began a love affair. my big sister erykah can do no wrong in my eyes. saw her live for this first time this summer and was undone.)
84. Don't Wanna Be A Player, Joe
85. I Shot The Sheriff, Warren G
86. You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time), Brian McKnight Featuring Mase (mase? come on, brian.)
87. Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Madonna (the truth is, i never liked this song)
88. Someone, SWV (why come i don't remember this? how did it go?)
89. Go The Distance, Michael Bolton
90. One More Time, Real McCoy
91. Butta Love, Next
92. Coco Jamboo, Mr. President
93. Twisted, Keith Sweat
94. Barbie Girl, Aqua (this song makes me want to get all latrell sprewell on somebody)
95. When You're Gone / Free To Decide, Cranberries
96. Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool (I love this song to this day - guaranteed to get me hype.)
97. I Like It, Blackout Allstars
98. You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow, Toni Braxton
99. You Must Love Me, Madonna
100. Let It Go, Ray J (I bought the single on tape cause I liked the track. This was before he thought he could pass himself off as a thug. Remember singles? Shh... remember tapes?)

A few other things - I hated the Spice Girls. I was sick of Toni Braxton - her sophomore effort (and the ones that followed) have done NOTHING for me. How come Heavy D, MC Lyte, and New Edition have songs that came out that year that I can't remember? and why is my graduation year so whack? *sigh*