In this article, we are going to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate 10 songs that are turning 25 this year. From Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” to Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me”, we’ll explore the music that shaped the year 1997 and left a lasting impact on the music industry. Join us as we reminisce about the hits that are now a quarter of a century old.
- “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” was released in 1996 and quickly became a global hit. The song features Morissette’s trademark angsty lyrics, with lines like “It’s like rain on your wedding day”. Despite the fact that the song’s title is a bit misleading (the examples given in the song are not actually ironic), it remains a beloved classic to this day.
2. “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks
Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” is a feminist anthem that still resonates with listeners today. The song’s catchy chorus and empowering message made it a hit in 1997, and it continues to be a favorite among fans of 90s rock.
3. “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” is an infectious pop rock tune that was everywhere in 1997. The song’s upbeat tempo and catchy chorus make it a timeless classic that still gets plenty of radio airplay today.
4. “MMMBop” by Hanson
Hanson’s “MMMBop” was a phenomenon in 1997, with its infectious chorus and catchy melody becoming an instant hit. The song is still a beloved classic today, and the Hanson brothers remain popular with fans of pop rock.
5. “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” is a heartbreaking ballad that showcases lead singer Gwen Stefani’s powerful vocals. The song’s emotional lyrics and haunting melody made it a hit in 1997, and it continues to be a fan favorite.
6. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba
Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” is a raucous party anthem that was everywhere in 1997. The song’s catchy chorus and infectious energy make it a timeless classic that still gets plenty of radio airplay today.
7. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” is a pop classic that remains popular to this day. The song’s catchy melody and empowering lyrics made it an instant hit in 1997, and it continues to be a favorite among fans of 90s pop.
8. “How Bizarre” by OMC
OMC’s “How Bizarre” is a funky, upbeat tune that was a hit in 1997. The song’s catchy chorus and playful lyrics made it a fan favorite, and it remains a beloved classic today.
9. “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” is a hip hop classic that showcases the late rapper’s powerful flow and commanding presence. The song was a hit in 1997 and remains a beloved classic in the hip hop community.
10. “Foolish Games” by Jewel
Jewel’s “Foolish Games” is a haunting ballad that showcases the singer’s powerful vocals. The song’s emotional lyrics and beautiful melody made it a hit in 1997, and it continues to be a fan favorite today.
In conclusion, the year 1997 produced some truly iconic music that has stood the test of time. From Alanis Morissette’s angsty lyrics to Hanson’s infectious pop melodies, the music of 1997 continues to capture the hearts of fans all over the world.
As we reflect on these 10 songs that are turning 25 this year, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for the era that brought us such memorable music. These songs remind us of a time when MTV was still playing music videos, mixtapes were still a thing, and the internet was still in its infancy.
While the music industry has changed dramatically in the 25 years since these songs were first released, the impact of these timeless classics has endured. We can only hope that the next 25 years will bring us music that is just as unforgettable as the songs that we are celebrating today.