Here are all of 15yearsago's jams.
by Unbelievable Truth
Thom Yorke's brother's band secured their highest chart position on this day in 1998. Criminally underrated.
Get Higher Than Reason at Amazon
Jammed: 14th Feb 2013
With YouTube again spectacularly failing to come up with the goods, a '98 skeleton has emerged from the closet
Watch it now
Get Doctor Jones at Amazon
Jammed: 7th Feb 2013
The gods of YouTube save you all from my first choice (Chumbawamba's "Amnesia"). Pretty good consolation prize
Find it on Google or Youtube
Get Mulder And Scully at Amazon
Jammed: 31st Jan 2013
This has no right to be 15 years old. New at #3 this week in 1998.
Get No Surprises at Amazon
Jammed: 24th Jan 2013
by Bernard Butler
Suede guitarist's biggest solo hit (unless you count McAlmont & Butler), one of 3 singles I bought this week.
Get Stay at Amazon
Jammed: 17th Jan 2013
Welcome to 1998! Here's the 2nd best puppet-themed video of '98; a better one will be along in a few months...
Get Avenging Angels at Amazon
Jammed: 10th Jan 2013
My last jam of 1997, and the only song that I actually bought this week, is this delightfully non-Xmas number.
Get Feel So Good at Amazon
Jammed: 27th Dec 2012
Get History Repeating (feat. Miss Shirley Bassey) at Amazon
Jammed: 20th Dec 2012
by The Seahorses
B-side to "You Can Talk To Me". Featuring some classic John Squire riffs, it's like a lost Stone Roses track.
Get 3 Wide at Amazon
Jammed: 12th Dec 2012
by The Verve
Back in the day when we bought singles even if we already owned the album. My CD collection blossomed in '97!
Get Lucky Man at Amazon
Jammed: 5th Dec 2012
by The Prodigy
Across my 1992 and 1997 accounts, I'm pretty sure this is my sixth Prodigy jam of the year. And deservedly so!
Get Smack My Bitch Up at Amazon
Jammed: 27th Nov 2012
Strictly speaking I didn't discover this until about 18 months later, but YouTube is being a bitch today.
Get The Memory Remains at Amazon
Jammed: 22nd Nov 2012
By process of elimination - namely, everything else I bought this week was unavailable on YouTube...
Get James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-Version) at Amazon
Jammed: 15th Nov 2012
The first of their six top 10 singles, and my second Embrace jam of 1997.
Get All You Good Good People at Amazon
Jammed: 8th Nov 2012
by The Charlatans
I'd forgotten that this was even a single! Popped its head into the charts at #16 on 1st November 1997.
Get Tellin' Stories at Amazon
Jammed: 1st Nov 2012
by Jimmy Ray
Let's face it, it was never NOT going to be this. A top 10 single, no less.
Get Are you Jimmy Ray? at Amazon
Jammed: 25th Oct 2012
My favourite band's best single. Not a tough choice this week. Reached #10, they were massive at this point.
Get Closed For Business at Amazon
Jammed: 18th Oct 2012
by Backstreet Boys
Absence of desired 11th October 1997 jam means that secret guilty pleasure gets very publically revealed.
Get As Long As You Love Me at Amazon
Jammed: 11th Oct 2012
It's also almost the 15th anniversary of my first Oasis gig, in Lille as part of their 1997 Be Here Now tour.
Get Stand By Me at Amazon
Jammed: 4th Oct 2012
by Third Eye Blind
According to a list I compiled last year, my 99th favourite song of all-time. And now it's 15 years old. Damn.
Get Semi-Charmed Life at Amazon
Jammed: 27th Sep 2012
by Kylie Minogue
Oft-forgotten, penned by James Dean Bradfield. Saw her perform it live on The Ronnie Corbett Show. Long story.
Get Some Kind of Bliss at Amazon
Jammed: 20th Sep 2012
In at #1 on its release, following Princess Diana's death. Pretty much the only thing on the radio that week.
Get The Drugs Don't Work at Amazon
Jammed: 13th Sep 2012
by Bentley Rhythm Ace
This week in 1997, it was basically a choice of (a) watch this on MTV2, or (b) play GoldenEye 64. We did both.
Get Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out at Amazon
Jammed: 6th Sep 2012
by Jon Bon Jovi
Modern-day me would've picked Everlong this week. 1997-me actually bought this. JBJ's aged quite drastically.
Get Queen Of New Orleans at Amazon
Jammed: 30th Aug 2012
I bought four singles this week in 1997. You'll be glad to know that this narrowly edged out Tubthumping.
Get Filmstar at Amazon
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2012
by Will Smith
Get Men In Black at Amazon
Jammed: 16th Aug 2012
by The Notorious B.I.G.
15 years ago today, my cousins and I were annoying a North Devon holiday camp with this on continuous loop.
Get Mo Money Mo Problems at Amazon
Jammed: 9th Aug 2012
by Edwyn Collins
This also means that it's officially 15 years since the first Austin Powers film was released. Ouch, baby.
Get The Magic Piper (Of Love) at Amazon
Jammed: 2nd Aug 2012
by Robbie Williams
Probably my most embarrassing "can't find the song I wanted on YouTube" so far. But yes, I really did buy it.
Get Lazy Days at Amazon
Jammed: 26th Jul 2012
First single from (ssssh) my favourite Oasis album. One of 3 singles which I bought this week 15 years ago.
Get D'You Know What I Mean? at Amazon
Jammed: 19th Jul 2012
by The Supernaturals
Get Love Has Passed Away at Amazon
Jammed: 12th Jul 2012
The last single from At The Club, released 15 years ago today. Argh why must I feel so old.
Get Punka at Amazon
Jammed: 5th Jul 2012
by Skunk Anansie
Was actually a new entry last week, but none of the four songs I wanted to post were on YouTube, so swivel.
Get Brazen (Weep) at Amazon
Jammed: 28th Jun 2012
by Savage Garden
Tragically I still know all of the words to this.
Get I Want You at Amazon
Jammed: 21st Jun 2012
by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Had to choose between six new entries this week, but undoubtedly I was nuts about this song at the time.
Get Love Rollercoaster at Amazon
Jammed: 14th Jun 2012
I bought three singles on 7th June 1997 - this, and Paranoid Android (CD1 & CD2). I've always been eclectic.
Get MMMBop at Amazon
Jammed: 7th Jun 2012
My second Cake jam of 1997, because Cake are awesome. Radio edit = sadly missing the random F-bomb.
Get I Will Survive at Amazon
Jammed: 31st May 2012
Get Bruise Pristine at Amazon
Jammed: 24th May 2012
Another brilliant 1997 number one, now slightly tainted by Tinchy Strider. The album Extra Virgin was ace too.
Get You're Not Alone at Amazon
Jammed: 17th May 2012
My favourite band of the 90s, my favourite video of the 90s. An absolute shoe-in.
Get Taxloss at Amazon
Jammed: 10th May 2012
Entered at #27, fifteen years ago today. Somewhere I still have my @laurenlaverne collector's postcards.
Get Nightlife at Amazon
Jammed: 3rd May 2012
As well as the best Oasis album, 1997 also saw U2's finest album. I was buying masses of singles by this time.
Get Staring At The Sun at Amazon
Jammed: 26th Apr 2012
Entered the charts 15 years ago today. Do you feel old yet? Appropriately, peaked at number two in the charts.
Get Song 2 at Amazon
Jammed: 19th Apr 2012
The band's first ever promo video. Still my favourite Travis single to date.
Get U16 Girls at Amazon
Jammed: 12th Apr 2012
by The Chemical Brothers
Second of their 2 UK number ones, both from Dig Your Own Hole. Features that guy from Eastenders in the video.
Get Block Rockin' Beats at Amazon
Jammed: 5th Apr 2012
by Fun Lovin' Criminals
The first track off the first FLC album, in at #26 on this day in 1997.
Get The Fun Lovin' Criminal at Amazon
Jammed: 29th Mar 2012
by The Divine Comedy
In at #14, their second-highest-charting single after National Express. Marvellous writing, ill-advised beard.
Get Everybody Knows (Except You) at Amazon
Jammed: 22nd Mar 2012
by Sneaker Pimps
Get Spin Spin Sugar at Amazon
Jammed: 20th Mar 2012