ARIA #1 Singles of 1997
01. No Doubt - Don’t Speak
02. Savage Garden - To the Moon and Back
03. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
04. Aqua - Doctor Jones
05. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft. 112 - I’ll Be Missing You
=06. Spice Girls - Wannabe
Aqua - Barbie Girl
08. Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
09. Hanson - MMMBop
10. Elton John - Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997
11. Silverchair - Freak
12. Will Smith - Men In Black
In a close final, no doubt finish ahead of savage garden to take the title with don’t speak.
To the moon and back topped the chart for a week in January, and finished 17th in the EOY singles chart. Savage garden’s eponymous debut album spent 19 weeks at #1 and topped the EOY albums chart. Their second album Affirmation also reached #1, and they posted a few other top 5 singles, including I Want You, Break Me Shake Me, The Animal Song and I Knew I Loved You. Truly Madly Deeply as seen topped the chart later in 1997.
Don’t Speak held the top spot for 8 weeks in February- April. It reached number 8 on the EOY singles chart, while the parent album Tragic Kingdom peaked at #3 and sixth on the EOY chart.
The album’s lead ‘just a girl’ peaked at #3, while the band posted several other top 10 appearances, including ex-girlfriend, hey baby, hella good & it’s my life. Their 2012 album push and shove also reached top 10.
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