1996 in music

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Specific genres



  • January 8 – Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill Madonna.[1]
  • January 16
    • At the trial of two American teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, for the murder of Bassett's parents and young brother, defense lawyers attempt to lay the blame for the murders on the fact the pair had been listening to "Israel's Son" by Silverchair prior to the crimes, which are dubbed the "Israel's Son Murders". Murmur Records released an official response, stating that Silverchair do not condone violence of any kind and that the song "seeks to criticize violence and war by portraying them in all their horror."[2]
    • Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, Hemisphere Dancer, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records executive, Chris Blackwell, are also on the plane; no-one is injured.[3]
  • January 18Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.[4]
  • January 25Madonna receives death threats from Argentine Peronists who are enraged and insulted that she is playing Eva Peron in Evita.[5] After she arrives in Argentina, over 50 walls throughout the city have been spray-painted with the words: ¡Viva Evita! ¡Fuera Madonna! (Long Live Evita! Get Out, Madonna!).[6]
  • January 26 – The controversial musical Rent is given its first public performance at the New York Theatre Workshop, a day after the death of its creator, Jonathan Larson.[7]
  • January 28Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on the television show Friends.[8]
  • January 29
    • La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, is destroyed by fire.[9]
    • Kiss reveals that they have reunited with original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, with a surprise appearance on the American Music Awards. The band took to the podium in full makeup and costume for the first time since 1983.[10]
    • Garth Brooks refuses to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist, briefly explaining his belief that all music is "made up of a lot of people".[11]





  • May 8
    • The Galway Early Music Festival is launched in Ireland.
    • In Los Angeles, a judge rules against Tommy Lee and wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, in their attempt to keep Penthouse from publishing still photos taken from an X-rated home movie that was stolen from their home.
  • May 11 – A 17-year-old fan is crushed in the festival seating section at a concert by The Smashing Pumpkins in Dublin, Ireland, despite the presence of 110 security guards and repeated admonishments from the band telling the crowd to stop surging towards the stage. The fan dies of her injuries the next day and the band cancels that night's show in Belfast as a result.[21]
  • May 25Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell dies of a heroin overdose.
  • May 30Depeche Mode leader Dave Gahan is arrested upon his release from hospital, having overdosed on a heroin and cocaine 'speedball' in a Los Angeles hotel room and been pronounced clinically dead for two minutes in an ambulance. Gahan is ordered by the court to complete a nine-month rehabilitation.








Also in 1996

Bands formed

  • See Musical groups established in 1996

Bands disbanded

  • See Musical groups disestablished in 1996

Bands reunited

Albums released


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Cut in Half and Also DoubleEmily Haines-
9 Early Mornin' Stoned PimpKid Rock-
Right in the Middle of ItChely Wright-
VictorAlex Lifeson-
Young, Rich & DangerousKris Kross-
12 Music of My LifeJo Stafford-
15 Loops of FuryChemical BrothersEP
16 Viva! La WomanCibo Matto-
WordsTony Rich-
18 RisingYoko Ono-
22 Boys for PeleTori Amos-
The Cult of RayFrank Black-
23 10 SpeedMystery Machine-
Helter SkelterThe D.O.C.-
The Trouble with the TruthPatty Loveless-
Wither Blister Burn & PeelStabbing Westward-
25 Hey ManMr. Big-
StormblåstDimmu Borgir-
26 Maniacal LaughterThe Bouncing Souls-
29 AdvanceLFO[30]
30 Beautiful GirlsVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
DiatribesNapalm Death-
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Filth PigMinistry-
Millions Now Living Will Never DieTortoise-
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin ComptonEazy-E-
31 Heavy Petting ZooNOFX-
5 Don't StopStatus Quo-
6 Kids on the StreetCherry Poppin' Daddies-
Sackcloth 'n' Ashes16 Horsepower-
Tennessee MoonNeil Diamond-
13 All Eyez on Me2Pac2x CD
Congratulations I'm SorryGin Blossoms-
Looking EastJackson Browne-
The ScoreThe Fugees-
17 PurpendicularDeep PurpleEurope
19 SkunkworksBruce Dickinson-
20 AfflictionEconoline Crush-
BloomAudio Adrenaline-
Come Find YourselfFun Lovin' CriminalsDebut
The Jester RaceIn Flames-
Murder BalladsNick Cave and the Bad Seeds-
Pies DescalzosShakira-
Set the Twilight ReelingLou Reed-
Take Me to Your LeaderNewsboys-
23 Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the MinutemenVarious ArtistsTribute to Minutemen
27 Fizzy Fuzzy Big & BuzzyThe Refreshments-
The Gray RaceBad Religion-
High on the HogThe Band-
Lay It DownCowboy Junkies-
Peach FuzzEnuff Z'NuffUS
Pogue MahoneThe Pogues-
The ProcessSkinny Puppy-
1 Milk & KissesCocteau Twins-
4 After Murder ParkThe Auteurs-
Myra LeeCat Power-
5 Gravity KillsGravity Kills-
House of GVSBGirls Against Boys-
I Feel AlrightSteve Earle-
Naughty Little DoggieIggy Pop-
Offbeat: A Red Hot SoundtripVarious ArtistsRed Hot AIDS benefit
The Time of the OathHelloween-
11 Beat the BastardsThe Exploited-
Refresh the DemonAnnihilator-
12 Bad Hair Day"Weird Al" Yankovic-
Black LoveThe Afghan Whigs-
Falling into YouCeline DionUS
Gato Negro7 Year Bitch-
Kiss UnpluggedKissLive
Mercury FallingSting-
17 MMMBopHanson-
18 Another Way to ShineSpiritual Beggars-
The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2The BeatlesCompilation
19 Born on a Pirate ShipBarenaked Ladies-
The Burdens of Being UprightTracy BonhamDebut
Colossal HeadLos Lobos-
Girl 6PrinceSoundtrack
No. 2 Live DinnerRobert Earl KeenLive
Off ParoleRappin' 4-Tay-
The ResurrectionGeto Boys-
Second Toughest in the InfantsUnderworld-
Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-FilesVarious ArtistsSoundtrack to The X-Files TV series
25 Call the DoctorSleater-Kinney-
Made AgainMarillion2x CD; Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 33 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
26 40 More Reasons to Hate UsAnal Cunt-
The ComingBusta RhymesSolo Debut
Free SpiritBonnie Tyler-
Golden HeartMark Knopfler-
On Avery IslandNeutral Milk Hotel-
Regretfully YoursSuperdrag-
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift ShopStone Temple Pilots-
Under the Bushes Under the StarsGuided by Voices-
VillainsThe Verve Pipe-
? HesherNickelbackEP
HitsMike + The MechanicsCompilation


Date Album Artist Notes
1 A Maximum HighShed SevenUK
Milk & KissesCocteau TwinsUK
2 Count the DaysCitizen KingEP
The In Sound from Way Out!Beastie Boys-
CrimsonEdge of Sanity-
The Golden AgeCracker-
Maxwell's Urban Hang SuiteMaxwellDebut
Oz FactorUnwritten Law-
10 Song DemoRosanne Cash-
5 Reject All AmericanBikini Kill-
8 Moseley ShoalsOcean Colour Scene-
9 Death ThreatzMC Eiht-
Emperor Tomato KetchupStereolab-
Here to Save You AllChino XL-
Schoolhouse Rock! RocksVarious ArtistsTribute
The Villain in BlackMC Ren-
16 As Good as DeadLocal H-
Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca SaltVeruca SaltEP
Blue MoonToby Keith-
BorderlineBrooks & Dunn-
Evil EmpireRage Against the MachineSophomore
FarewellOingo Boingo-
Ice Cream ManMaster P-
Make Your Mama ProudFastball-
Sell, Sell, SellDavid Gray-
ShotThe Jesus Lizard-
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think AboutModest MouseDebut
You? Me? Us?Richard Thompson-
18 Destroy All Monsters/Live in JapanRavenLive
The Forgotten TalesBlind GuardianCompilation
22 EpisodeStratovarius-
Wildest DreamsTina Turner-
23 Through Silver in BloodNeurosis-
Blue Clear SkyGeorge Strait-
Fairweather JohnsonHootie & the Blowfish-
Guitar SlingerThe Brian Setzer Orchestra-
Less Talk, More RockPropagandhi-
New BeginningSWV-
29 Arise ThereforePalace-
Nearly GodTricky-
To the Faithful DepartedThe Cranberries-
30 Az YetAz YetDebut
CrashDave Matthews Band-
? Drunk on the MoonNo Knife-
EventuallyPaul Westerberg-
Tin Cans with Strings to YouFar-
1 Ass CobraTurbonegro-
6 1977Ash-
Backstreet BoysBackstreet BoysDebut; Europe only
Dr. OctagonecologystKool Keith-
ElectriclarrylandButthole Surfers-
The It GirlSleeper-
7 Imperial DragImperial Drag-
Now in a MinuteDonna LewisDebut
Teri YakimotoGuttermouth-
Trouble at the HenhouseThe Tragically Hip-
Twister: Music from the Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Seasick Imperial Teen
13 SlangDef Leppard-
14 All This Useless BeautyElvis Costello & The Attractions-
Long LinePeter Wolf-
Looking in the ShadowsThe Raincoats-
Now & ForeverColor Me Badd-
Milk and ScissorsThe Handsome Family-
OlderGeorge Michael-
Today's SpecialsThe SpecialsCovers album
Too Much Too Young: The Gold CollectionThe SpecialsCompilation
You've Got to Believe in SomethingSpin Doctors-
20 The Beautiful GameVarious artists-
Duncan SheikDuncan Sheik-
Ear CandyKing's X-
Everything Must GoManic Street Preachers-
Fuzzy LogicSuper Furry AnimalsDebut
Love in SpaceHawkwindLive
21 Bringing Down the HorseThe Wallflowers-
Chim Chim's Badass RevengeFishbone-
Destruction by DefinitionThe Suicide MachinesDebut
DilateAni DiFranco-
Down on the UpsideSoundgarden-
Gettin' ItToo $hort-
Let It RockGreat White-
PerspectiveJason Becker-
Pure InstinctScorpions-
Rubbing Doesn't HelpMagnapop-
VileCannibal Corpse-
Walking WoundedEverything but the Girl-
Wild Mood SwingsThe Cure-
22 The Great Southern TrendkillPantera-
Live at the BudokanBlurLive album
25 Roomic CubeTakako Minekawa-
28 Good God's UrgePorno for Pyros-
Take It From The Man!The Brian Jonestown Massacre-
Undisputed AttitudeSlayer-
1 Oh Lord! When? How?The HivesDebut EP
Supershitty to the Max!The HellacoptersDebut
3 Romeo's HeartJohn Farnham-
4 Banana WindJimmy Buffett-
CopperopolisGrant Lee Buffalo-
Delinquent HabitsDelinquent HabitsDebut
DestinyGloria EstefanUS
Dimestore HoodsDimestore HoodsUS
18 til I DieBryan Adams-
Future RhythmDigital Underground-
HotSquirrel Nut Zippers-
Ice-T VI: Return of the RealIce-T-
Legal Drug MoneyLost BoyzDebut
Me and YouKenny Chesney-
My HeartDonell Jones-
SpiritWillie Nelson-
6 TigermilkBelle & Sebastian-
7 DreamlandRobert Miles-
10 The Light User SyndromeThe Fall-
Peace at LastThe Blue Nile-
11 T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars-
12 One Chord to AnotherSloanCanada
17 Macarena Non StopLos del Río-
Upgrade & AfterlifeGastr del Sol-
NocturnalHeltah Skeltah-
Don Solaris808 State-
18 ArenaAsia-
Book of ShadowsZakk Wylde-
Gone AgainPatti Smith-
High/LowNada Surf-
Just Like YouKeb' Mo'-
Live from Neon ParkLittle FeatLive
The Patti Smith MastersPatti SmithBox set
The Road to EnsenadaLyle Lovett-
RocketPrimitive Radio Gods-
SecretsToni Braxton-
Their Satanic Majesties' Second RequestThe Brian Jonestown Massacre-
Very Proud of YaAFI-
25 America Is Dying SlowlyVarious ArtistsRed Hot AIDS benefit
Braver New WorldJimmie Dale Gilmore-
DustScreaming Trees-
Get On Up and DanceQuad City DJ's-
Peace Beyond PassionMe'shell Ndegeocello-
Ranetoe Serdce (Broken Heart)Lyapis Trubetskoy-
Reasonable DoubtJay-ZDebut
Back To The WorldTevin Campbell-
You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!KissLive


Date Album Artist Notes
2 Broken ArrowNeil Young and Crazy Horse
The Final TicCrucial Conflict
It Was WrittenNas
It's Martini TimeThe Reverend Horton Heat
Live from the FallBlues TravelerLive
Stakes Is HighDe La Soul-
Wax EcstaticSponge
3 None So VileCryptopsy
8 Today Is Another DayZard
9 Building the BridgeREO Speedwagon
BlueLeAnn Rimes
Chaos and DisorderPrince-
Irresistible BlissSoul Coughing
Scenery and FishI Mother Earth
16 Lemon ParadeTonic
No LunchD Generation
OutpostThe Samples
12 Golden Country GreatsWeen
22 TechnicolourDisco Inferno
23 Demo Evergreen Terrace 1996Evergreen TerraceEP
The Dark SagaIced Earth
Miracle of ScienceMarshall Crenshaw
Songs for a Blue GuitarRed House Painters
Static PrevailsJimmy Eat World
Three Snakes and One CharmThe Black Crowes
TidalFiona Apple
24 ShapeFrente!
26 The Return of the AquabatsThe Aquabats
29 Drum 'n' Bass for PapaPlug
A New Stereophonic Sound SpectacularHooverphonicBelgium
The Crow: City of AngelsVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
30 Beats, Rhymes and LifeA Tribe Called Quest
UnpluggedAlice in ChainsLive
? Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife ConcertThe Doobie BrothersLive
This WorldThis World
6 Anne MurrayAnne Murray
Interstate 8Modest MouseEP
Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist CastleOlivia Tremor Control
Oedipus SchmoedipusBarry Adamson
Shake a Lil' Somethin'2 Live Crew
Songs and Music from "She's the One"Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersSoundtrack
Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the SituationVarious ArtistsVic Chestnutt benefit album
9 TheliTherion
12 First Band on the MoonThe Cardigans
Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
13 Beautiful FreakEels
Unreleased and RevampedCypress Hill-
The Curtain Hits the CastLow
Fantastic PlanetFailure
Friction, BabyBetter Than Ezra
Full CircleRandy Travis
Put it in Your MouthAkinyeleEP
Turn the Radio OffReel Big Fish
15 Supersexy Swingin' SoundsWhite ZombieRemix
18 Acrobatic TenementAt the Drive-In
19 Becoming XSneaker Pimps
20 Cowboy SongsRiders in the Sky
Die for the GovernmentAnti-Flag-
Nada Es IgualLuis Miguel
October RustType O Negative
Paradise in MeK's Choice
26 Snap! Attack: The Best of Snap!Snap!
AwakenThe Blood Divine
The Half TailWolfstone
VoyagerMike Oldfield
27 ATLiensOutKast
Bad As I Wanna BMC Lyte
Don't Back DownThe Queers
The Latch-Key ChildA+
No CodePearl Jam
One in a MillionAaliyah
Rent: Original Broadway Cast RecordingBroadway cast of Rent
The Restless KindTravis Tritt
A Small Circle of Friends: GermsVarious ArtistsGerms tribute
VeiledLeah Andreone
28 Written in the SandMichael Schenker Group
2 BilingualPet Shop BoysUK
Coming UpSuede
Double AllergicPowderfinger
ManNeneh Cherry
3 Did I Shave My Legs for This?Deana CarterUS
Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt
9 Another LevelBlackstreet
C'mon KidsThe Boo Radleys
Excerpts from a Love CircusLisa Germano
face to faceFace to Face
Like Cats and DogsCatherine WheelCompilation
Travelling Without MovingJamiroquaiUK
10 The Doctor Came at DawnSmog
High School High soundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Home AgainNew Edition
Mr. Happy Go LuckyJohn Mellencamp
New Adventures in Hi-FiR.E.M.US
Nine Objects of DesireSuzanne Vega
Test for EchoRush
What Would the Community ThinkCat Power
William BlokeBilly Bragg
13 DynamiteStina Nordenstam
14 In a Bar, Under the SeadEUS
16 KKula ShakerUK
17 Fashion NuggetCake
Fire GardenSteve Vai
RhythmeenZZ Top
White Light, White Heat, White TrashSocial Distortion
23 Angry MachinesDioEurope
Animal RightsMoby
Better Living Through ChemistryFatboy Slim
Dance Hall at Louse PointPJ Harvey and John Parish
Louder Than HellManowarEurope
24 Best of the BeastIron MaidenCompilation
The GardenMerril BainbridgeUS
Illadelph HalflifeThe Roots
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
SignifyPorcupine Tree
That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Walking on LocustsJohn Cale
Who Can You Trust?Morcheeba
27 How BizarreOMC
Northern ExposureSasha and DigweedDJ mix
30 First Grand Constitution and BylawsSecret Chiefs 3


Date Album Artist Notes
At the Speed of LifeXzibit
Belly to BellyWarrant
Black DotsBad Brains
A Few Small RepairsShawn Colvin
From the Muddy Banks of the WishkahNirvanaLive Compilation
Fountains of WayneFountains of Wayne
Greatest HitsThompson TwinsCompilation
The MomentKenny G
The Natural BridgeSilver Jews
Soul on IceRas Kass
This Is the TimeMichael BoltonChristmas Album
Yourself or Someone Like YouMatchbox 20
2 Black EarthArch Enemy-
A Worm's LifeCrash Test Dummies-
3 Plays Metallica by Four CellosApocalypticaCovers
5 RepublicaRepublica
8 Antichrist SuperstarMarilyn Manson
Baja SessionsChris Isaak
Christmas IslandJimmy BuffettChristmas
East Side MilitiaChemlab
Factory ShowroomThey Might Be Giants
Ginuwine...the BachelorGinuwine
No Doubt702
No Talking, Just HeadThe HeadsMembers of Talking Heads
Satan Is Real Again, or Feeling Good About Bad ThoughtsCountry Teasers
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose AllisonVan Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison and Ben Sidran
11 The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home (Theinmostlightthirdandfinal)Current 93EP
14 SutrasDonovan
15 BreatheMidnight Oil
Car Button ClothThe Lemonheads
Genius of AmericaThe Tubes
JustusThe Monkees
Kind Hearted WomanMichelle Shocked
Life Is PeachyKorn
No DoyMoe
Now I Got WorryJon Spencer Blues Explosion
Overnight SensationMotörhead
Recovering the SatellitesCounting Crows
Red Hot + RioVarious ArtistsRed Hot Organization AIDS benefit
Stories Told & UntoldBad Company
This FirePaula Cole
Billy BreathesPhish-
22 Autobiography of MistachuckChuck D
Best Of – Volume IVan HalenCompilation +2 new tracks
Bow DownWestside Connection
Time Will RevealAbove the Law
Dance into the LightPhil Collins
Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the FireFirewaterDebut
Motel CaliforniaUgly Kid Joe
Public Cowboy #1: The Music of Gene AutryRiders in the Sky
Soundtracks for the BlindSwans
Trial by FireJourney
Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise AgainHouse of Pain
12 Soulful Nights of ChristmasJermaine DupriChristmas
23 Actual FantasyAyreon
WisebloodCorrosion of Conformity
25 EvitaMadonnaSoundtrack
Thank God for Mental IllnessThe Brian Jonestown Massacre
28 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3The BeatlesCompilation; UK
A Different BeatBoyzone-
Keys to AscensionYesStudio + Live
29 American HardcoreL.A. Guns-
Among My SwanMazzy Star-
ArchaeologyThe Rutles
Being ThereWilcoDouble album
Danzig 5: BlackacidevilDanzig
Da StormO.G.C.-
Fever In Fever OutLuscious Jackson
IronmanGhostface Killah
Romeo + JulietVarious Artistssoundtrack
31 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.Slipknot
Back in the Shootin' MatchAce Troubleshooter-
1 Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So FarEast 17Compilation
4 Richard D. James AlbumAphex Twin[31]
SpiceSpice GirlsUK
5 Beavis and Butt-head Do America: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory2Pac
Just the SameTerri Clark
Star BrightVanessa WilliamsChristmas
Take You Therek-os
Tierna La NocheFey
IIThe Presidents of the United States of America
UnchainedJohnny Cash
Unknown CountryThe Clean
9 Further AlongThe Dubliners
11 Pre-Millennium TensionTricky
12 About to ChokeVic Chesnutt
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1Chaka KhanCompilation
Hard CoreLil' KimDebut
Losing StreakLess Than Jake
NicoBlind Melon
Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Tha DoggfatherSnoop Doggy Dogg
18 If You're Feeling SinisterBelle & Sebastian
Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
19 Blood BrothersBruce SpringsteenEP
Daylight: Music from the Motion PictureRalph Edelman and Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Dru HillDru Hill
Dusk and Her EmbraceCradle of Filth
Endtroducing.....DJ Shadow
Hell on EarthMobb Deep
House of MusicTony! Toni! Tone!
Ill Na NaFoxy Brown
Life in GeneralMxPx
Razorblade SuitcaseBush
Rock SpectacleBarenaked LadiesLive album
Summer of '78Barry Manilow
Sunfish Holy BreakfastGuided by Voices
22 Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!Enigma
RememberRusted Root
25 Enter Suicidal AngelsDark Tranquillity
Someday MaybeThe Clarks
TelegramBjörkUK; Remix
26 The Aeroplane Flies HighThe Smashing PumpkinsBox Set
Broken ChinaRichard WrightUK
EnigmaKeith Murray-
Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996PoisonCompilation
The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack AlbumWhitney HoustonSoundtrack
29 SwitchstanceQuarashiEP
Voice of LoveDiana RossComplication +3 new tracks
? Brave Murder DayKatatonia-
Live Around the WorldMeat LoafLive
2 Telling EverybodyHuman Nature-
3 Nerf HerderNerf Herder
One Fierce Beer CoasterThe Bloodhound Gang
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2Various ArtistsCompilation
5 Christmas on Death RowVarious ArtistsChristmas
10 Five Smokin' Tracks from LitLitEP
Lama Rabi RabiGhost
Muddy WatersRedman
This Is Teen-C Power!BisEP
16 Machines Against the RageTISMLive

Release date unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1996.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1Los Del Rio"Macarena"1995US BB 1 of 1996, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1993, Austria 1 – Feb 1996, Switzerland 1 – Mar 1996, Germany 1 – Apr 1996, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1996, UK 2 – Jul 1996, US BB 2 of 1996, Norway 2 – Jun 1996, Australia 2 of 1996, POP 2 of 1996, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1993, Sweden 8 – Jun 1996, Germany 26 of the 1990s, Party 102 of 2007
2Spice Girls"Wannabe"1996UK 1 – Jul 1996, US BB 1 of 1997, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1996, Sweden 1 – Aug 1996, Switzerland 1 – Aug 1996, Norway 1 – Aug 1996, Germany 1 – Aug 1996, Republic of Ireland 1 – Aug 1996, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1996, Australia 1 for 11 weeks Jan 1997, US BB 3 of 1997, POP 3 of 1997, Austria 4 – Aug 1996, Australia 5 of 1996, Poland 22 – Aug 1996, Italy 31 of 1996, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1996, Scrobulate 59 of pop, RYM 94 of 1996, Germany 170 of the 1990s, OzNet 963, Acclaimed 1504
3Celine Dion"Because You Loved Me"1996US Billboard 1 – Mar 1996 (33 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 – Mar 1996 (19 weeks), Australia 1 of 1996, Australia 1 for 3 weeks – Aug 1996, ASCAP song of 1996, Oscar in 1996 (film 'Up Close & Personal') (Nominated), Grammy in 1996 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1996 (film 'Up Close & Personal') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1996), US BB 3 of 1996, Switzerland 3 – Jun 1996 (32 weeks), ARC 4 of 1996 (peak 1 22 weeks), Holland 4 – May 1996 (15 weeks), Poland 4 – May 1996 (20 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), POP 4 of 1996, UK 5 – Jun 1996 (16 weeks), Belgium 5 – Jun 1996 (16 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1996 (peak 1 21 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 11 of 1996 (peak 2 22 weeks), Sweden 12 – Aug 1996 (4 weeks), Germany 13 – Oct 1996 (3 months), Brazil 19 of 1996, Switzerland 20 of 1996, Austria 23 – Jun 1996 (3 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), Party 134 of 1999
4Oasis"Wonderwall"1995New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Mar 1996, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1996, UK 2 – Nov 1995, Scrobulate 2 of rock, Sweden 4 – Nov 1995, RYM 4 of 1995, Norway 5 – Dec 1995, US BB 8 of 1996, Netherlands 9 – Dec 1995, Australia 10 of 1996, Austria 12 – Mar 1996, Poland 15 – Jan 1996, US BB 16 of 1996, Switzerland 17 – Feb 1996, POP 20 of 1996, Virgin 22, Germany 24 – Feb 1996, Europe 70 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 123, Belgium 146 of all time, WXPN 856
5Robert Miles"Children"1996Sweden 1 – Mar 1996, Austria 1 – Apr 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1996, Norway 1 – Apr 1996, Germany 1 – Feb 1996, UK 2 – Feb 1996, France 2 – Feb 1996, Netherlands 3 – Feb 1996, Italy 3 of 1996, US BB 21 of 1996, Australia 26 of 1996, Germany 32 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 71 of house, RYM 159 of 1996, OzNet 336

Top hits on record

Classical music



Musical theater

Musical films




Glenn Gould Prize


See also


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