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> ♡ Jade's favourite top 40 hits of each year (1997 onwards) ♡, 1999: 40 - 36 posted / 1997 + 1998 completed
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Jade
post Feb 1 2019, 10:33 PM
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Hi Countdowns & End of Year Charts forum hi.gif

Long time no see ohmy.gif I think it's been a good four or five years since I last posted in here. Although I do lurk in a lot of the EOY threads. Lemme get better at actually commenting in them. Anyway, it recently occurred to me that I miss writing, it's been a while since I've found an excuse to write at length consistently ever since graduating. So I thought I'd come up with a mammoth musical project to work on whenever I have some spare time, as I do love expressing thoughts about songs a lot and creating lists.

I want to rank my 40 favourite top 40 hits of every year since 1997 (not completely random, the year I was born of course ohmy.gif thought that would be a large but not too ridiculous timespan) - that's a... lot of songs to comment on so we may be here for a while. But I'm adamant to complete this eventually! Then I can update it with a new top 40 every year. So not quite a Rollo sized top 1000 countdown but still a pretty ambitious project! But... I'm excited about it. So let's go, starting with my top 40 of 1997 very soon... ohmy.gif
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post Feb 1 2019, 10:40 PM
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Looking forward to this!
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post Feb 1 2019, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE(coi @ Feb 1 2019, 10:40 PM) *
Looking forward to this!

Ooh yay some hype <3 I appreciate it!
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:07 PM
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I'm going to find a lot to enjoy here I'm sure *.*
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:11 PM
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I'm excited for it!
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:13 PM
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Good luck with this. If my maths is correct,that's 880 songs. Hopefully there will be some Chemical Brothers in 1997.
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Feb 1 2019, 11:07 PM) *
I'm going to find a lot to enjoy here I'm sure *.*

Our taste does tend to have a fair bit of overlap so watch this space *.*

QUOTE(sergejdordij98 @ Feb 1 2019, 11:11 PM) *
I'm excited for it!

Yay, glad to hear it Serge!

QUOTE(King Rollo @ Feb 1 2019, 11:13 PM) *
Good luck with this. If my maths is correct,that's 880 songs. Hopefully there will be some Chemical Brothers in 1997.

Cheers Rollo, the completion of your large countdowns such as the top 1000 songs and BJSC winners have definitely been an inspiration. Not an unreasonable wish there... ohmy.gif

(880 *_* what am I doing laugh.gif bring it on though tbh~)
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:17 PM
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HYPE.

I'm expecting a certain #22 hit from October '97 to feature here in the first Top 40, potentially/hopefully !
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Feb 1 2019, 11:17 PM) *
HYPE.

I'm expecting a certain #22 hit from October '97 to feature here in the first Top 40, potentially/hopefully !

Omg all of this hype is making me smile, won't let you guys down!!

I see ohmy.gif well... we'll see what happens #tease
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:38 PM
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Can't wait for Trouble to appear in 2015 xx
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post Feb 1 2019, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE(JosephAvery @ Feb 1 2019, 11:38 PM) *
Can't wait for Trouble to appear in 2015 xx

!!! you utter troll xo

(it doesn't take a genius to figure out that there will be a lot of GA here when I get to the noughties so I'm glad you stumbled across this thread x BCYLM wishes though #flop)
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Looking forward to this
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QUOTE(DalekTurret32 @ Feb 2 2019, 12:08 AM) *
Looking forward to this

Yay, very pleased to hear that Dalek! Also looking forward to your songs countdown kicking off soon *.* (I'm useless with albums lately laugh.gif)
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post Feb 2 2019, 01:22 PM
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So let us begin with 1997 ohmy.gif I came into the world on 4th August (at about 6am x) but I shall be covering my favourite top 40 hits of the entire year for completeness.


40. Janet Jackson - Got 'Til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell)
(chart-run: 6-9-8-12-21-29-37-48-63)

39. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
(chart-run: 2-2-2-3-5-3-5-7-6-8-10-12-17-20-31-36-38-45-47-56)

38. Lamb - Gorecki
(chart-run: 30-58)

37. DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima
(chart-run: 6-7-4-4-5-9-10-10-11-14-20-19-26-33-39-53-75)

36. Todd Terry - Something Goin' On (feat. Martha Walsh and Jocelyn Brown)
(chart-run: 5-13-15-15-20-25-37-45-57-70)



My top 40 hits of 1997 kicks off with 'Got 'Til It's Gone' by Janet Jackson with further credits for Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell. I can confirm that Janet is not the only Jackson to make it into this top 40! But back to her. 'Got 'Til It's Gone' is such an interesting switch in sound for her, it's an alternative hip-hop song with trip-hop influences so it's easy to see why it'd be up my street. It's a pretty subtle and smooth song that relies on a sample of Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Q-Tip is on top form as ever, cementing him as one of my favourite rappers of all-time. At #39 we have a more enduring hit in Chumbawamba's 'Tubthumping' (aka the "I get knocked down, but I get up again" song x) as that spent three weeks at #2 but is also well-known even now. The rock band wrote it while they were stuck in a rut and say that the beauty of it is that they had no idea how big it would be. It's easy to see why it was so massive (has sold over 800,000 copies and was nominated for a 'Best British Single' award at the 1998 BRITs) - because it's as catchy and in your face as one would assume a song called 'Tubthumping' would be. At #38 we have the most obscure song in this section by far as Lamb's 'Gorecki' managed just one week in the top 40 in 1997, at #30. My love for trip-hop is clearly already jumping out (and I'm always here for recommendations btw!) as that's exactly the genre that this falls under. It's incredibly relaxing and beautiful - with its tender vocals, standout instrumentation and lush sample of the second movement of Henryk Górecki's 'Third Symphony'. Chicane would later cover this song also, that reignited my love for the original a couple of years ago <3 This section then concludes with two top 5 dance hits! Firstly we have 'Bellissima' (feminine version of beautiful/gorgeous in Italian) by DJ Quicksilver who apparently has as many as three top 15 hits. This is the first instrumental to appear in the countdown! I happen to find it very euphoric but also soothing at the same time. It reminds me of Robert Miles' 'Children' in the sense that it would make a good final song on the dancefloor for a night out. There is a version of this that samples the famous "I have a dream" speech but I am yet to hear that one *_* Finally, we have the über infectious 'Something Goin' On' by Todd Terry, featuring both Martha Walsh and Jocelyn Brown on vocals! The lyrics make for a very feel-good experience and I am a sucker for that house production.
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post Feb 2 2019, 04:11 PM
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Great start to this so far, Jade.
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post Feb 2 2019, 04:42 PM
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Nice to see "Thumbthumping" in there, probably the only song I know by far in your top 40 songs of 1997!
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post Feb 2 2019, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE(ukchartstatsfan @ Feb 2 2019, 04:11 PM) *
Great start to this so far, Jade.

Thanks Mack *.*

QUOTE(sergejdordij98 @ Feb 2 2019, 04:42 PM) *
Nice to see "Thumbthumping" in there, probably the only song I know by far in your top 40 songs of 1997!

THUMBthumping lmao *.* that's a better title tbh. But yesssss it's an absolute anthem <3

I have made the following playlist btw: https://open.spotify.com/user/jadegagaolly/...HRJal9Y_PvGxHtQ - it of course only has 5 songs in it so far (no spoilers!!) but I plan to add to it every time there's an update here, so if you fancy some discoveries / good choons then that exists x
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post Feb 2 2019, 07:22 PM
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I'll keep an eye on this... I have all of your first 5 on single so hoping our tastes will be similar! *.*

Lamb is absolutely essential, I tried to get that through in BJSC but it failed to qualify sad.gif That Janet Jackson track is such a good pick too, love it and still listen to it regularly these days wub.gif
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post Feb 2 2019, 09:33 PM
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I shall try my best to keep an eye on this, I don't view this forum much but am of course v intrigued to see how this goes cool.gif

'Bellissima' and 'Tubthumping' are great picks thus far heart.gif I am sure I've heard 'Górecki' at least a couple of times but I don't really remember much about it, need to refamiliarise myself with it at some point. x
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post Feb 2 2019, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Feb 2 2019, 07:22 PM) *
I'll keep an eye on this... I have all of your first 5 on single so hoping our tastes will be similar! *.*

Lamb is absolutely essential, I tried to get that through in BJSC but it failed to qualify sad.gif That Janet Jackson track is such a good pick too, love it and still listen to it regularly these days wub.gif

Oh blimey, 5/5 so far is a very promising start *.* I am intrigued to see how many singles you will have bought from the entirety of my 1997 list laugh.gif

Today I learned that 'Gorecki' was entered to BJSC, oh wow *.* I'm so disappointed for you that it DNQed </3 it's an absolute stunner, surely it would do better these days?! I feel like left-field entries appear to be accepted a whole lot more than they used to be. The Janet Jackson song is indeed such a gem, it deserves to be one of her classics tbh! I love the fact that you still listen to it regularly, yessss <3

QUOTE(Bré @ Feb 2 2019, 09:33 PM) *
I shall try my best to keep an eye on this, I don't view this forum much but am of course v intrigued to see how this goes cool.gif

'Bellissima' and 'Tubthumping' are great picks thus far heart.gif I am sure I've heard 'Górecki' at least a couple of times but I don't really remember much about it, need to refamiliarise myself with it at some point. x

Yay, I appreciate your desire to follow this a lot *.* I'll make sure to nudge you every now and then if you forget x

I'm glad that you approve of both of those songs wub.gif and you definitelyyyy need to relisten to 'Górecki' as I'm sure you would appreciate the cool instrumentation and whatnot x

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Thanks everyone for the comments so far, this is so cool! This reply has nicely brought me to the end of page 1 ahead of batch 2, that will be up tomorrow heart.gif
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