Top 100 Singles of 1997 in Canada

sarah mclachlan - building a mysteryAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1997 in Canada was “Building a Mystery” by Sarah McLachlan. The album on which it appeared, Surfacing, was certified diamond, selling a cool million units in Canada. She co-wrote the song with Pierre Marchand. Sarah, originally from Halifax, was based in Vancouver. A total of 28 songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 Building a Mystery Sarah McLachlan
2 You Were Meant For Me Jewel
3 One Headlight The Wallflowers
4 Mmmbop Hanson
5 Staring at the Sun U2
6 Fly Sugar Ray
7 A Long December Counting Crows
8 I Want You Savage Garden
9 Elegantly Wasted INXS
10 Everyday Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow
11 Don’t Speak No Doubt
12 Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
13 A Change Will Do You Good Sheryl Crow
14 Clumsy Our Lady Peace
15 Where’s the Love Hanson
16 Just Another Day John Mellencamp
17 Discotheque U2
18 Honey Mariah Carey
19 Anybody Seem My Baby? The Rolling Stones
20 The Sound Of Jann Arden
21 Fallin’ In Love Aerosmith
22 Your Woman White Town
23 Men in Black Will Smith
24 Tubthumping Chumbawamba
25 2 Become 1 The Spice Girls
26 Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin
27 Dark Horse Amanda Marshall
28 All For You Sister Hazel
29 I Don’t Want to Wait Paula Cole
30 Do You Know What It Takes Robyn
31 Love Fool The Cardigans
32 Un-break My Heart Toni Braxton
33 Push Matchbox 20
34 Bitch Meredith Brooks
35 Say You’ll Be There The Spice Girls
36 I’ll Be Missing You P. Daddy/F. Evans
37 Walking On the Sun Smash Mouth
38 Invisible Man 98 Degrees
39 Everybody The Backstreet Boys
40 Mouth Merril Bainbridge
41 How Bizarre OMC
42 If You Could Only See Tonic
43 Precious Declaration Collective Soul
44 Show Me Love Robyn
45 On My Own Peach Union
46 Sitting On Top of the World Amanda Marshall
47 Fly Like an Eagle Seal
48 The Freshman Verve Pipe
49 Someone Who’s Cool The Odds
50 It Could Happen to You Blue Rodeo
51 Through Your Hands Don Henley
52 Swallowed Bush
53 Abuse Me Silverchair
54 Just Between You and Me dc Talk
55 The Difference The Wallflowers
56 Midnight Rain Wide Mouth Mason
57 Resurrection Moist
58 All By Myself Celine Dion
59 Where Have All The Cowboys… Paula Cole
60 Make You Mad The Odds
61 Lie to Me Johnny Lang
62 When I’m Up Great Big Sea
63 When You Love a Woman Journey
64 You Won’t Remember Kim Stockwood
65 Do To You Bryan Adams
66 4 Seasons of Loneliness Boyz II Men
67 Barbie Girl Aqua
68 Wannabe Spice Girls
69 Whatever En Vogue
70 I’ve Just Seen a Face Holly Cole
71 Remote Control Age of Electric
72 I Am the Man The Philosopher Kings
73 More Than This 10,000 Maniacs
74 Flamenco The Tragically Hip
75 Bitter Sweet Me REM
76 Numb Holly McNarland
77 God Made Me Chantal Kreviazuk
78 Sweet Surrender Sarah McLachlan
79 Barely Breathing Duncan Sheik
80 Midnight in Chelsea Jon Bon Jovi
81 If I Had My Way Big Sugar
82 D’You Know What I Mean Oasis
83 The World Tonight Paul McCartney
84 Kissing Rain Roch Voisine
85 Takes a Little Time Amy Grant
86 Spring Time in Vienna The Tragically Hip
87 Raspberry I Mother Earth
88 Say Goodbye Cheap Trick
89 Without Love Donna Lewis
90 Open Your Eyes Ivan
91 It’s In Your Eyes Phil Collins
92 Don’t Cry For Me Argentina Madonna
93 Sings of the Times Queensryche
94 To the Moon and Back Savage Garden
95 Third of June Corey Hart
96 Candle in the Wind ’97 Elton John
97 As Long As You Love Me The Backstreet Boys
98 I Will Come to You Hanson
99 All That You Are Econoline Crush
100 Secret Samadhi Live