This is going to be a little tricky for me, because I only started getting into music as a whole during 1995, and probably not the way the rest of you lot did. What makes this especially interesting is that my brothers, 9 and 10 years older than me, had a band when they were 17/18, and I thoroughly enjoyed what they played then.
Favourite then: Total Eclipse Of The Heart » Nicki French
Favourite now: As I Lay Me Down » Sophie B. Hawkins
Worst song of the year: Tough. Dear Mama / Old School » 2Pac
Favourite then: Just A Girl » No Doubt
Favourite now: This Is Your Night » Amber
Worst song of the year: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) » Los Del Rio. Really, I don't think one will ever get better.
Favourite then: Coco Jamboo » Mr. President. Still a classic.
Favourite now: Sunny Came Home » Shawn Colvin
Worst song of the year: Really, there's quite a few this year, but Candle In The Wind 1997 » Elton John takes the cake. The Macarena was better. Sweet Jesus, make it stop.
It's worth noting that 1997 is probably the year the Reunion compilation will probably start taking songs from. Some big memories in there.
Favourite then: Ray Of Light » Madonna
Favourite now: Tie between Kiss The Rain » Billie Myers and Show Me Love » Robyn
Worst song of the year: Sex And Candy » Marcy Playground. People kept raving about this song and I tried to like it. I really did. But I had no hope. My eyeballs started to bleed after a little while.
Favourite then: I can spot about 5 I could choose here. But the winner is Iris » Goo Goo Dolls
Favourite now: You'd never guess. From This Moment On » Shania Twain
Worst song of the year: I really want to give this one to Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) » Lou Bega, but I have to be fair and give it to the horrendously repetitive No Scrubs » TLC.
Nabbed from samverick