That’s Just Sand in My Eye!

By | August 17, 2015

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Dominated by tributes hits “I’ll Be Missing You” and “Candle in the Wind,” 1997 was the year that Puffy and Elton moved us to tears.

In 1997, the deaths of Notorious B.I.G. and Princess Diana left America looking for musical catharsis. On The Gist, our regular guest Chris Molanphy explores how tribute songs came to dominate the Billboard chart from 1997, with a sprinkling of a few memorable candy-colored Pop songs.

Our Spotify playlist will help un-break your hearts with some Toni Braxton, Elton John, and other songs mentioned in today’s show: