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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1996.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • The Galway Early Music Festival is launched in Ireland.
  • May 8 – In Los Angeles, a judge rules against Tommy Lee and wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, in their attempt to keep Penthouse magazine 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.[20]
  • May 30 Depeche 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 9-month rehabilitation.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Also in 1996[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Bands reunited[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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9 Dead Man Walking soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Kid Rock
How Long Has This Been Going On Van Morrison Live
Right in the Middle of It Chely Wright -
Victor Alex Lifeson
Young, Rich & Dangerous Kris Kross
10 Romeo's Heart John Farnham
15 Loops of Fury Chemical Brothers EP
Predator Accept
16 Viva! La Woman Cibo Matto
Words Tony Rich
18 G. Gotthard Switzerland
Rising Yoko Ono
22 The Cult of Ray Frank Black
23 10 Speed Mystery Machine
Boys for Pele Tori Amos
Helter Skelter The D.O.C.
The Trouble with the Truth Patty Loveless
Wither Blister Burn & Peel Stabbing Westward
25 Hey Man Mr. Big
Stormblåst Dimmu Borgir
26 Maniacal Laughter The Bouncing Souls
30 Diatribes Napalm Death
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Filth Pig Ministry
Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise
Total Total
31 Heavy Petting Zoo NOFX
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1 Ocean Drive Lighthouse Family
5 Purpendicular Deep Purple Europe
6 Kids on the Street Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Sackcloth 'n' Ashes 16 Horsepower
Tennessee Moon Neil Diamond
13 All Eyez on Me 2Pac 2x CD
Congratulations I'm Sorry Gin Blossoms -
Looking East Jackson Browne
Pies Descalzos Shakira
The Score The Fugees
17 Don't Stop Status Quo -
19 Skunkworks Bruce Dickinson
20 Affliction Econoline Crush
Bloom Audio Adrenaline
Come Find Yourself Fun Lovin' Criminals Debut
The Jester Race In Flames
Murder Ballads Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Roots Sepultura
Set the Twilight Reeling Lou Reed
Take Me To Your Leader Newsboys
23 Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen Various Artists Tribute to Minutemen
27 Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy The Refreshments
Goldfinger Goldfinger
The Gray Race Bad Religion
High on the Hog The Band
Lay It Down Cowboy Junkies
Peach Fuzz Enuff Z'Nuff US
Pogue Mahone The Pogues
The Process Skinny Puppy
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4 After Murder Park The Auteurs
Myra Lee Cat Power
5 Gravity Kills Gravity Kills
House of GVSB Girls Against Boys
I Feel Alright Steve Earle
Naughty Little Doggie Iggy Pop
Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip Various Artists Red Hot AIDS benefit
The Time of the Oath Helloween
11 Beat the Bastards The Exploited
Refresh the Demon Annihilator
12 Bad Hair Day "Weird Al" Yankovic
Black Love The Afghan Whigs
Falling into You Celine Dion US
Gato Negro 7 Year Bitch
Kiss Unplugged Kiss Live
Mercury Falling Sting
Roots Sepultura
17 MMMBop Hanson
18 Another Way to Shine Spiritual Beggars
The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2 The Beatles Compilation
19 Born on a Pirate Ship Barenaked Ladies
The Burdens of Being Upright Tracy Bonham Debut
"The Resurrection" Geto Boys -
Colossal Head Los Lobos
Girl 6 Prince Soundtrack
No. 2 Live Dinner Robert Earl Keen Live
Off Parole Rappin' 4-Tay
Second Toughest in the Infants Underworld
Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files Various Artists Soundtrack to The X-Files TV series
25 Call the Doctor Sleater-Kinney
Made Again Marillion 2x CD; Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 33 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
26 The Coming Busta Rhymes Solo Debut
40 More Reasons To Hate Us Anal Cunt
Free Spirit Bonnie Tyler
Golden Heart Mark Knopfler
On Avery Island Neutral Milk Hotel
Regretfully Yours Superdrag
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop Stone Temple Pilots
Under the Bushes Under the Stars Guided by Voices
Villains The Verve Pipe
? Hesher Nickelback -
Hits Mike + The Mechanics Compilation

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 A Maximum High Shed Seven UK
Milk and Kisses Cocteau Twins UK
2 Count the Days Citizen King EP
"The In Sound from Way Out! (Beastie Boys album)" Beastie Boys -
Crimson Edge of Sanity
The Golden Age Cracker
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Maxwell Debut
Oz Factor Unwritten Law
10 Song Demo Rosanne Cash
5 Reject All American Bikini Kill
8 Moseley Shoals Ocean Colour Scene
Repetition Unwound
9 Death Threatz MC Eiht
Emperor Tomato Ketchup Stereolab
Here to Save You All Chino XL
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Various Artists Tribute
The Villain in Black MC Ren
16 As Good as Dead Local H
Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt Veruca Salt EP
Blue Moon Toby Keith
Borderline Brooks & Dunn
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine Sophomore
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995 Oingo Boingo
Louder Than Words Lionel Richie
Make Your Mama Proud Fastball
Sell, Sell, Sell David Gray
Shot The Jesus Lizard
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Modest Mouse Debut
You? Me? Us? Richard Thompson
18 Destroy All Monsters/Live in Japan Raven Live
The Forgotten Tales Blind Guardian Compilation
22 Episode Stratovarius
Wildest Dreams Tina Turner
23 Through Silver in Blood Neurosis (band)
Blue Clear Sky George Strait
Fairweather Johnson Hootie & the Blowfish
Guitar Slinger The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Less Talk, More Rock Propagandhi
New Beginning SWV
29 Arise Therefore Palace
Nearly God Tricky
To the Faithful Departed The Cranberries
30 Crash Dave Matthews Band
Drunk on the Moon No Knife
Eventually Paul Westerberg
? Tin Cans with Strings to You Far
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1 Ass Cobra Turbonegro
CurbNickelback -
6 1977 Ash
Backstreet Boys (International) Backstreet Boys debut; Europe only
Dr. Octagonecologyst Kool Keith
Electriclarryland Butthole Surfers
The It Girl Sleeper
7 Imperial Drag Imperial Drag
Infotainment? Pitchshifter
Now in a Minute Donna Lewis Debut
Teri Yakimoto Guttermouth
Trouble at the Henhouse The Tragically Hip
Twister: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
13 Slang Def Leppard
14 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Elegy Amorphis
Long Line Peter Wolf
Looking in the Shadows The Raincoats
Now & Forever Color Me Badd
Older George Michael
Today's Specials The Specials Covers album
Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection The Specials Compilation
You've Got to Believe in Something Spin Doctors
20 Ear Candy King's X
Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers
Fuzzy Logic Super Furry Animals Debut
Love in Space Hawkwind Live
21 Bringing Down the Horse The Wallflowers
Chim Chim's Badass Revenge Fishbone
Destruction by Definition The Suicide Machines Debut
Dilate Ani DiFranco
Down on the Upside Soundgarden
Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) Too $hort
Let It Rock Great White
Morningrise Opeth
Perspective Jason Becker
Pure Instinct Scorpions
Rubbing Doesn't Help Magnapop
Vile Cannibal Corpse
Walking Wounded Everything but the Girl
Wild Mood Swings The Cure
22 The Great Southern Trendkill Pantera
Live at the Budokan Blur Live album
25 Roomic Cube Takako Minekawa
28 Good God's Urge Porno for Pyros
Take It From The Man! The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
Undisputed Attitude Slayer
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1 Oh Lord! When? How? The Hives Debut EP
Supershitty to the Max! The Hellacopters Debut
Load Metallica
4 Banana Wind Jimmy Buffett
Copperopolis Grant Lee Buffalo
Delinquent Habits Delinquent Habits Debut
Destiny Gloria Estefan US
18 til I Die Bryan Adams
Future Rhythm Digital Underground
Hot Squirrel Nut Zippers
Ice-T VI: Return of the Real Ice-T
Legal Drug Money Lost Boyz Debut
Me and You Kenny Chesney
My Heart Donell Jones -
Spirit Willie Nelson -
6 Tigermilk Belle & Sebastian
7 Dreamland Robert Miles
10 The Light User Syndrome The Fall
Swansong Carcass
11 T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars
12 One Chord to Another Sloan Canada
17 Macarena Non Stop Los del Río
Upgrade & Afterlife Gastr del Sol
18 Arena Asia
Book of Shadows Zakk Wylde
Gone Again Patti Smith
High/Low Nada Surf
Just Like You Keb' Mo'
Live from Neon Park Little Feat Live
Odelay Beck
The Patti Smith Masters Patti Smith Box set
The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett
Rocket Primitive Radio Gods
Secrets Toni Braxton
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
Very Proud of Ya AFI
24 Digilogue :zoviet*France: (vinyl version) US
25 America Is Dying Slowly Various Artists Red Hot AIDS benefit
Braver New World Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Dust Screaming Trees
Get On Up and Dance Quad City DJ's
H2O H2O Debut
Peace Beyond Passion Me'shell Ndegeocello
Ranetoe Serdce (Broken Heart) Lyapis Trubetskoy
Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z Debut
Xtort KMFDM
You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! Kiss Live
? Peace at Last The Blue Nile

July – September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
J
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2 Broken Arrow Neil Young and Crazy Horse
The Final Tic Crucial Conflict
It Was Written Nas
It's Martini Time The Reverend Horton Heat
Jawbox Jawbox
Live from the Fall Blues Traveler Live
Stakes Is High De La Soul -
Wax Ecstatic Sponge
3 None So Vile Cryptopsy
8 Today Is Another Day Zard
9 Building the Bridge REO Speedwagon
Blue LeAnn Rimes
Chaos and Disorder (Prince) -
Irresistible Bliss Soul Coughing
Scenery and Fish I Mother Earth
16 Lemon Parade Tonic
No Lunch D Generation
Outpost The Samples
12 Golden Country Greats Ween
22 Technicolour Disco Inferno
23 Demo Evergreen Terrace 1996 Evergreen Terrace EP
The Dark Saga Iced Earth
Miracle of Science Marshall Crenshaw
Songs for a Blue Guitar Red House Painters
Static Prevails Jimmy Eat World
Three Snakes and One Charm The Black Crowes
Tidal Fiona Apple
24 Shape Frente!
26 The Return of the Aquabats The Aquabats
29 Drum 'n' Bass for Papa Plug
Irreligious Moonspell
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular Hooverphonic Belgium
30 Beats, Rhymes and Life A Tribe Called Quest
Mista Mista
Sublime Sublime
Unplugged Alice in Chains Live
? Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert The Doobie Brothers Live
This World This World
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6 Anne Murray Anne Murray
Interstate 8 Modest Mouse EP
Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Olivia Tremor Control
Shake a Lil' Somethin' 2 Live Crew
Songs and Music from "She's the One" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Soundtrack
Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation Various Artists Vic Chestnutt benefit album
9 Theli Therion
12 First Band on the Moon The Cardigans
Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
13 Beautiful Freak Eels
"Unreleased and Revamped" Cypress Hill -
The Curtain Hits the Cast Low
Fantastic Planet Failure
Friction, Baby Better Than Ezra
Full Circle Randy Travis
Put it in Your Mouth Akinyele EP
Turn the Radio Off Reel Big Fish
15 Supersexy Swingin' Sounds White Zombie Remix
18 Acrobatic Tenement At the Drive-In
19 Becoming X Sneaker Pimps
20 Cowboy Songs Riders in the Sky
Die for the Government Anti-Flag -
Nada Es Igual Luis Miguel
October Rust Type O Negative
Paradise in Me K's Choice
20 Harmacy Sebadoh
26 Awaken The Blood Divine
The Half Tail Wolfstone
27 ATLiens OutKast
Bad As I Wanna B MC Lyte
Don't Back Down The Queers
Gabrielle Gabrielle
The Latch-Key Child A+
No Code Pearl Jam
One in a Million Aaliyah
Rent: Original Broadway Cast Recording Broadway cast of Rent
The Restless Kind Travis Tritt
A Small Circle of Friends: Germs (Tribute) Various Artists The Germs tribute
Veiled Leah Andreone
28 Written in the Sand Michael Schenker Group
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2 Bilingual Pet Shop Boys UK
Coming Up Suede
Double Allergic Powderfinger
Man Neneh Cherry
3 Did I Shave My Legs for This? Deana Carter US
Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Love Hewitt
9 C'mon Kids The Boo Radleys
Excerpts from a Love Circus Lisa Germano
face to face Face to Face
Like Cats and Dogs Catherine Wheel Compilation
NOLA Down (band)
Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai UK
10 The Doctor Came at Dawn Smog
High School High soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Home Again New Edition
Mr. Happy Go Lucky John Mellencamp
New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M. US
Nine Objects of Desire Suzanne Vega
Test for Echo Rush
What Would the Community Think Cat Power
William Bloke Billy Bragg
13 Dynamite Stina Nordenstam
14 In a Bar, Under the Sea dEUS
16 Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim
K Kula Shaker UK
Spiders Space
17 Fashion Nugget Cake
Fire Garden Steve Vai
Rhythmeen ZZ Top
Six (Whodini album) Whodini
White Light, White Heat, White Trash Social Distortion
23 Angry Machines Dio Europe
Animal Rights Moby
Dance Hall at Louse Point PJ Harvey and John Parish
Louder Than Hell Manowar Europe
24 Best of the Beast Iron Maiden Compilation
Illadelph Halflife The Roots
Pinkerton Weezer
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
Susanna Hoffs Susanna Hoffs
Signify Porcupine Tree
That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Walking on Locusts John Cale
27 How Bizarre OMC
Northern Exposure Sasha and Digweed DJ mix
112 112
30 First Grand Constitution and Bylaws Secret Chiefs 3

October – December[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Ænima Tool
At the Speed of Life Xzibit
Belly to Belly Volume One Warrant
Black Dots Bad Brains
A Few Small Repairs Shawn Colvin
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Nirvana Live Compilation
Fountains of Wayne Fountains of Wayne
Greatest Hits Thompson Twins Compilation
The Moment Kenny G
The Natural Bridge Silver Jews
Soul on Ice Ras Kass
This Is the Time Michael Bolton Christmas Album
Yourself or Someone Like You Matchbox 20
2 A Worm's Life Crash Test Dummies -
3 Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Apocalyptica Covers
5 Republica Republica
8 Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson
Baja Sessions Chris Isaak
Brown P.O.D. -
Christmas Island Jimmy Buffett Christmas
East Side Militia Chemlab
Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants
Ginuwine...the Bachelor Ginuwine
No Doubt 702
No Talking, Just Head The Heads Members of Talking Heads
Satan Is Real Again, or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts Country Teasers
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison and Ben Sidran
11 The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home (Theinmostlightthirdandfinal) Current 93 EP
14 Sutras Donovan
15 Breathe Midnight Oil
Car Button Cloth The Lemonheads
Genius of America The Tubes
Justus The Monkees
Kind Hearted Woman Michelle Shocked
Life Is Peachy Korn
No Doy moe.
Overnight Sensation Motörhead
Recovering the Satellites Counting Crows
Red Hot + Rio Various Artists Red Hot Organization AIDS benefit
Stories Told & Untold Bad Company
This Fire Paula Cole
15 Billy Breathes Phish -
22 Autobiography of Mistachuck Chuck D
Best Of – Volume I Van Halen Compilation +2 new tracks
Bow Down Westside Connection
Time Will Reveal Above the Law (group)
Dance into the Light Phil Collins
Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the Fire Firewater Debut
Motel California Ugly Kid Joe
Public Cowboy #1: The Music of Gene Autry Riders in the Sky
Soundtracks for the Blind Swans
Trial by Fire Journey
Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again House of Pain
12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri Christmas
23 Actual Fantasy Ayreon
Wiseblood Corrosion of Conformity
25 Evita Madonna Soundtrack
Thank God for Mental Illness The Brian Jonestown Massacre
28 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3 The Beatles Compilation; UK
A Different Beat Boyzone -
29 American Hardcore L.A. Guns -
Among My Swan Mazzy Star -
Being There Wilco Double album
Danzig 5: Blackacidevil Danzig
Fever In Fever Out Luscious Jackson
Ironman Ghostface Killah
The Rutles Archaeology The Rutles
Skillet Skillet
31 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot
? Back in the Shootin' Match Ace Troubleshooter -
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1 Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far East 17 Compilation
4 Richard D. James Album Aphex Twin
Spice Spice Girls UK
5 Beavis and Butt-head Do America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory 2Pac
Just the Same Terri Clark
Take You There k-os
Tierna La Noche Fey
II The Presidents of the United States of America
Unchained Johnny Cash
Unknown Country The Clean
9 Further Along The Dubliners
11 Pre-Millennium Tension Tricky
12 About to Choke Vic Chesnutt
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 Chaka Khan Compilation
Hard Core Lil' Kim Debut
Infinite Eminem Debut
Losing Streak Less Than Jake
Nico Blind Melon
Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Tha Doggfather Snoop Doggy Dogg
18 If You're Feeling Sinister Belle & Sebastian
Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
19 Blood Brothers Bruce Springsteen EP
Dusk and Her Embrace Cradle of Filth
Emancipation (Prince) 3xCD
Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow
Hell on Earth Mobb Deep
House of Music Tony! Toni! Tone!
Ill Na Na Foxy Brown
Life in General MxPx
Razorblade Suitcase Bush
Summer of '78 Barry Manilow
22 Remember Rusted Root
Telegram Björk UK; Remix
25 Enter Suicidal Angels Dark Tranquillity
Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! Enigma
Someday Maybe The Clarks
26 The Aeroplane Flies High The Smashing Pumpkins Box Set
Broken China Richard Wright UK
Enigma Keith Murray -
Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 Poison Compilation
The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston Soundtrack
29 Switchstance Quarashi EP
Tormented Staind
 ? Brave Murder Day Katatonia -
Live Around the World Meat Loaf Live
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3 Nerf Herder Nerf Herder
One Fierce Beer Coaster The Bloodhound Gang
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 Various Artists Compilation
5 Christmas on Death Row Various Artists Christmas
10 Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit Lit EP
Lama Rabi Rabi Ghost
Muddy Waters Redman
This Is Teen-C Power! Bis EP
12 Black Earth Arch Enemy
16 Machines Against the Rage TISM Live

Release date unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest positions in the charts of 1996.[26]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1996 United Kingdom UK 1 – Jul 1996, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 – Aug 1996, Sweden 1 – Aug 1996, Switzerland 1 – Aug 1996, Norway 1 – Aug 1996, Germany 1 – Aug 1996, Éire 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
2 The Fugees "Killing Me Softly" 1996 United States UK 1 – Jun 1996, Holland 1 – Jun 1996, Austria 1 – Jul 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jun 1996, Norway 1 – Jun 1996, Germany 1 – Jun 1996, Éire 1 – Jun 1996, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks May 1996, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Aug 1996, Poland 2 – Jun 1996, Australia 3 of 1996, Sweden 5 – Aug 1996, Italy 6 of 1996, Scrobulate 6 of hip-hop, US BB 17 of 1996, POP 21 of 1996, Germany 35 of the 1990s, RYM 97 of 1996, Europe 98 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 837
3 Los Del Rio "Macarena" 1996 Spain US BB 1 of 1996, Holland 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
4 Oasis "Wonderwall" 1996 United Kingdom New 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, Holland 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
5 Robert Miles "Children" 1996 Italy Sweden 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, Holland 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[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Glenn Gould Prize[edit]

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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