This week in 1997

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1 Dis­cotheque U2 2 Where Do You Go No Mercy 3 Cle­men­tine Mark Owen 4 Bar­rel Of A Gun Depeche Mode 5 Ain’t No­body Ll Cool J 6 Don’t Let Go (Love) En Vogue 7 Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Dub Apollo Four Forty 8 Re­mem­ber Me Blue­boy 9 She Makes My Nose Bleed Man­sun 10 Novo­caine For The Soul Eels The prob­lem of new tracks leak­ing on the in­ter­net be­fore of­fi­cial re­lease dates is not new. Two decades ago, U2’s ‘Dis­cotheque’ found its way to the net at the tail end of 1996. The leak forced the band to re­lease the lead sin­gle from their new al­bum ‘Pop’ ear­lier than planned, but it didn’t hin­der its suc­cess: ‘Dis­cotheque’ reached num­ber one in many coun­tries, in­clud­ing the UK and Ire­land, and made top ten in the Bill­board Hot 100 in the US. De­spite the band’s huge suc­ces­sup to then, this was only their third No. 1 in the UK. To date, U2 have notched up seven num­ber ones in the UK, two in the US and 21 in Ire­land.

U2 in 1997: top of the charts.

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