Bill Clinton is re-elected for his second term, Dolly the sheep is cloned, Gianni Versace is murdered, The Titanic (the movie) makes its debut in theatres and MMMBop explodes over the airwaves, infecting North American homes from coast to coast. What do all of these events have in common? The answer is that they all took place in 1997 much like the songs which make up this weeks edition of the FNS. (as always, these songs do not represent the top hits, or the highest grossing songs of the year. They simply make up a playlist, that hopefully you can throw on and enjoy)
1 – Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
The song that put Third Eye Blind on the map. After 15 years you can still hear this song played on the radio and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a chorus that is made up of doo doo doo’s.
2 – Mo Money Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G (featuring Mase & Puff Daddy)
Am I a rap fan? No. Do I keep much rap in my over-populated music library? No. But do I have this song and album in my library? Your damn right. What can I say….I’m a sucker for a super catchy hook.
3 – If You Could Only See – Tonic
Included in the group of late 90’s bands that had a pop/rock/alt-rock sound, Tonic had a couple of tunes that would find there way onto the charts. Spending 63 weeks on the charts and peaking at 11 on the billboard hot 100 airplay, freshmen everywhere sync this song to play, right after Come On Eileen.
4 – Your Woman – White Town
All one hit wonders would like to welcome White Town to the neighborhood. This song came out of nowhere, ate up the airwaves for a few months and blew out of town just as quick. I wonder if he ever did find that right woman.
5 – One Headlight – The Wallflowers
So it appears that Bob Dylan has a son, who happens to front a band and as everyone should assume, can really write good songs. It was an awesome song then and it’s an awesome song now. This is definitely a headphone jam.