If you graduated high school in 1997, you are one of a small and unique group of Americans who identify as neither Gen X nor Gen Y. It is said that those born between 1978 - 1982 are "XYers," taking traits from the generation before them while trailblazing for the Gen Yers who came after. The average cost of new house was $124,100.00, a gallon of gas cost $1.22 and a movie ticket cost $4.59. Crazy! Notable 1997 events:

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.
  • The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
  • Diana Princess of Wales is killed in a car crash in Paris.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow's first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.

Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack

Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase and Puffy Daddy - Mo' Money Mo' Problems

Freak Nasty - Da Dip

MC Lyte - Cold Rock a Party

DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat

And what could be the guiltiest pleasure of all guilty pleasures:

Spice Girls - Wannabe