Taken from my collection of classic Radio 1 chart shows – presenting a full chart show the way you want it…
…and, as usual, this show is in full and merged together.
September 1997 now, and with Mark Goodier as your trusty host, we’re at the climax of one of the most important weeks in music history – Elton John’s Diana tribute had just gone on sale that Saturday and record shops had all sold out with many people predicting that it would become the biggest selling single of all time (spoiler: which it did).
On the chart this week, you’ve got music from Ginuwine, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Chumbawamba, Meredith Brooks and many more, but were The Verve able to stay at Number One or was it Elton John’s Diana tribute?
Stick around by listening to find out, or read the full chart listing here: www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19970914/7501/
James Masterton’s classic chart commentary: https://chart-watch.uk/index.php/archives/1997/week-ending-september-20th-1997