#HRM20 Songs of 1997
1997 was a memorable year. Not only was HR Media established, but the music industry was blessed with a long list of notable tunes (albeit mostly involving the Spice Girls!)
As we celebrate our 20th birthday this year, our team remembers what hits they were singing along to in 1997.
Martin Ross – MD
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn. We worked with her at the former Players Café in Sheffield.
Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You. Who can forget Friends?
R Kelly – I Believe I can Fly.
Sarah Brightman and Andre Bocelli – Time To Say Goodbye. So moving.
Richard Fidler – Account Director
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn.
All Saints – I Know Where It’s At.
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans – I’ll Be Missing You.
Allie Dransfield – Senior Account Manager
Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are. I used to love this song and can remember watching the music video over and over again so I could get the routine just right!
Boyzone – Picture of You. I loved a bit of Boyzone back in the day! I remember this being used as the soundtrack for the Mr Bean film.
911 – Bodyshakin. I was a big fan of boybands and I remember going to see 911 at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party and screaming my head off when they performed this track!
Susan Waple – Operations Director
All Saints – Never Ever.
Texas – Say What You Want.
Robbie Williams – Angels.
Ellie Morrell – Account Manager
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life.
Gina G – Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit.
And (I’m embarrassed to say it, but I was only 8 years old in 1997 so I’m hoping that’s an excuse) Aqua – Barbie Girl. I remember dancing to it a lot!
Hannah Johnson – Senior Account Executive
Spice Girls – Stop. I can’t list songs from 1997 and not have the Spice Girls on there! I was literally obsessed with them and have lots of good memories of their songs.
All Saints – Never Ever. I was a massive All Saints fan and used to listen to this on repeat. It’s still one of my favourite ever songs.
Janet Jackson – Together Again. I just loved this song and the album, “The Velvet Rope”.
Jill Theobald – Copywriter and Content Manager
Aerosmith – Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees).
All Saints – Never Ever.
Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me.
Laura Metcalfe – Account Executive
Bjork – Bachelorette.
En Vogue – Don’t Let Go.
The Cardigans – Lovefool.
Izzy Buffin – Junior Account Executive
Don’t know if mine count because I would have only been 3, but my favourite songs from that era I listened to when I was older were:
Robbie Williams – Angels. I was completely obsessed with Robbie Williams and all his songs.
Spice Girls – 2 Become 1. When I was younger I would make up dance routines to all the Spice Girls songs - they were my ultimate favourite band.
Shaggy – Piece of my Heart. You got to love Shaggy.
Lucy Bloor – PR Consultant
I was 2 at the time but these are the songs that I still remember and would still sing along to now!
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Robbie Williams – Angels
Aqua – Doctor Jones.
Cruize Delaney – Digital Consultant
Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You.
Usher – You Make Me Wanna.
Mariah Carey – Honey.