50 Years - 50 Songs - 50 Weeks: 1997

Nineteen ninety-seven was not an especially groundbreaking year for music, but the year saw some incredibly huge hits with updated versions of monster hits from the 80s and 70s. Music was kind of safe, but there were still some really great and timeless hits to off-set some of the more mindless fare. 

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50 Years - 50 Songs - 50 Weeks: 1998

The airwaves were filled with some really great releases in 1998, but it was the ladies who ruled pop music, especially the ladies who sang country. Rock, hip-hop and new soul made strong appearances but the end of what many consider the last great decade of pop music with a ladies' event.

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50 Years - 5 Songs - 50 Weeks: 2001

The first year of the new millenia finds the charts saying goodbye to the last of the Classic Rockers, while new rockers show some promise, but it's the producer-based solo artist that gains the exclusive foothold that will last for the better part of the next two decades.

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