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Position  Artist Song Title
« 1996 1997 1998 »
1 Elton John Candle in the Wind 1997
2 Jewel Foolish Games / You Were Meant for Me
3 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You
4 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart
5 Puff Daddy Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
6 R. Kelly I Believe I Can Fly
7 En Vogue Don't Let Go (Love)
8 Mark Morrison Return of the Mack
9 LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live
10 Spice Girls Wannabe
11 Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
12 Hanson MMMBop
13 Monica For You I Will
14 Usher You Make Me Wanna...
15 Meredith Brooks Bitch
16 Keith Sweat Nobody
17 Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life
18 Duncan Sheik Barely Breathing
19 Az Yet feat. Peter Cetera Hard to Say I'm Sorry
20 Notorious B.I.G. Mo Money Mo Problems
21 Verve Pipe The Freshmen
22 Savage Garden I Want You
23 BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre No Diggity
24 Rome I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face)
25 Notorious B.I.G. Hypnotize
26 Babyface Every Time I Close My Eyes
27 Dru Hill In My Bed
28 Spice Girls Say You'll Be There
29 Robyn Do You Know (What It Takes)
30 Boyz II Men 4 Seasons of Loneliness
31 Changing Faces G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
32 Mariah Carey Honey
33 Whitney Houston I Believe in You and Me
34 Freaknasty Da' Dip
35 Spice Girls 2 Become 1
36 Sister Hazel All for You
37 112 Cupid
38 Paula Cole Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
39 Shawn Colvin Sunny Came Home
40 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill It's Your Love
41 Gina G Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit
42 Merril Bainbridge Mouth
43 Allure feat. 112 All Cried Out
44 New Edition I'm Still in Love With You
45 98 Degrees Invisible Man
46 Lil' Kim Not Tonight
47 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Look Into My Eyes
48 702 Get It Together
49 Celine Dion All by Myself
50 Celine Dion It's All Coming Back to Me Now
51 Somethin' For The People My Love Is the Shhh!
52 No Mercy Where Do You Go
53 Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams I Finally Found Someone
54 Foxy Brown feat. Jay-Z I'll Be
55 Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy
56 Dru Hill Never Make a Promise
57 Journey When You Love a Woman
58 Magoo And Timbaland Up Jumps Da Boogie
59 Toni Braxton I Don't Want to / I Love Me Some Him
60 Sheryl Crow Everyday Is a Winding Road
61 Mc Lyte Cold Rock a Party
62 Ginuwine Pony
63 Sarah McLachlan Building a Mystery
64 Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever
65 White Town Your Woman
66 Coolio C U When U Get There
67 Eric Clapton Change the World
68 B-Rock and The Bizz My Baby Daddy
69 Chumbawamba Tubthumping
70 R. Kelly Gotham City
71 Az Yet Last Night
72 Various Artists ESPN Presents the Jock Jam
73 Heavy D Big Daddy
74 Total What About Us
75 Scarface Smile
76 Montell Jordan What's on Tonight
77 Bruce Springsteen Secret Garden
78 Aaliyah The One I Gave My Heart To
79 Seal Fly Like an Eagle
80 Lil' Kim No Time
81 Luscious Jackson Naked Eye
82 Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
83 Erykah Badu On and On
84 Joe Don't Wanna Be a Player
85 Warren G I Shot the Sheriff
86 Brian McKnight feat. Mase You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)
87 Madonna Don't Cry for Me Argentina
88 SWV Someone
89 Michael Bolton Go the Distance
90 Real McCoy One More Time
91 Next Butta Love
92 Mr. President Coco Jamboo
93 Keith Sweat Twisted
94 Aqua Barbie Girl
95 Cranberries When You're Gone / Free to Decide
96 DJ Kool Let Me Clear My Throat
97 Blackout Allstars I Like It
98 Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
99 Madonna You Must Love Me
100 Ray J Let It Go