1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year of the 199th decade, the 20th century, the 2nd millennium and was starting on a Wednesday.
- Unknown day
- Europe release of As Long as You Love Me by the Backstreet Boys group.
- UK and US release of Barbie Girl by the Aqua group.
- October 21 - US release of As Long as You Love Me by the Backstreet Boys group.
- November 4 - Sex and Candy was released by the Marcy Playground group.
- November 19 - UK release of Never Ever by the All Saints group.
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