List of RPM number-one alternative rock singles of 1996

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This is a list of RPM's number one weekly Alternative Rock singles chart in Canada for 1996. This chart was first published 11 June 1995[note 1] as the Alternative 30 by RPM magazine.[note 2] In early 1999, the magazine renamed the chart to Rock Report.[note 3] This chart was published most weeks[note 4] until the magazine's demise 13 November 2000.[1]
Canada identifies Canadian musical acts.

RPM's number one Alternative rock single for 1996, as published in their chart "Year End Alternative ~ Top 50", was Soundgarden's "Burden in My Hand".[2]

Weekly chart[edit]

Date Issue Single Artist Ref.
8 January Volume 62, No. 21 "One of Us" Joan Osborne [3]
15 January Volume 62, No. 22 "Wonderwall" Oasis [4]
22 January Volume 62, No. 23 "Wonderwall" Oasis [5]
29 January Volume 62, No. 24 "Brain Stew" Green Day [6]
5 February Volume 62, No. 25 "Brain Stew" Green Day [7]
12 February Volume 62, No. 26 "Brain Stew" Green Day [8]
19 February Volume 63, No. 1 "1979" The Smashing Pumpkins [9]
26 February Volume 63, No. 2 "Peaches" The Presidents of the United States of America [10]
4 March Volume 63, No. 3 "Peaches" The Presidents of the United States of America [11]
11 March Volume 63, No. 4 "Peaches" The Presidents of the United States of America [12]
18 March Volume 63, No. 5 "Ironic" Alanis Morissette Canada [13]
25 March Volume 63, No. 6 "Zero" The Smashing Pumpkins [14]
1 April Volume 63, No. 7 "Aeroplane" Red Hot Chili Peppers [15]
8 April Volume 63, No. 8 "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots [16]
15 April Volume 63, No. 9 "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots [17]
22 April Volume 63, No. 10 "Champagne Supernova" Oasis [18]
29 April Volume 63, No. 11 "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots [19]
6 May Volume 63, No. 12 "Champagne Supernova" Oasis [20]
13 May Volume 63, No. 13 "Machinehead" Bush X [21]
20 May Volume 63, No. 14 "Ahead By a Century" Tragically Hip [22]
27 May Volume 63, No. 15 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [23]
3 June Volume 63, No. 16 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [24]
10 June Volume 63, No. 17 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [25]
17 June Volume 63, No. 18 "One More Astronaut" I Mother Earth Canada [26]
24 June Volume 63, No. 19 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [27]
1 July Volume 63, No. 20 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [28]
8 July Volume 63, No. 21 "Pretty Noose" Soundgarden [29]
15 July Volume 63, No. 22 "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots [30]
22 July Volume 63, No. 23 "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots [31]
29 July Volume 63, No. 24 "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots [32]
5 August Volume 63, No. 25 "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots [33]
12 August Volume 63, No. 26 "Burden in My Hand" Soundgarden [34]
19 August Volume 64, No. 1 "Burden in My Hand" Soundgarden [35]
26 August Volume 64, No. 2 "Burden in My Hand" Soundgarden [36]
2 September Volume 64, No. 3 On-line chart not available [note 5]
9 September Volume 64, No. 4 "Who You Are" Pearl Jam [37]
16 September Volume 64, No. 5 "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" Primitive Radio Gods [38]
23 September Volume 64, No. 6 "E-bow the Letter" R.E.M. [39]
30 September Volume 64, No. 7 "If It Makes You Happy" Sheryl Crow [40]
7 October Volume 64, No. 8 "Novocaine for the Soul" Eels [41]
14 October Volume 64, No. 9 "Novocaine for the Soul" Eels [42]
21 October Volume 64, No. 10 "Muzzle" The Smashing Pumpkins [43]
4 November Volume 64, No. 11 "Aneurysm" Nirvana [44]
11 November Volume 64, No. 13 "Aneurysm" Nirvana [45]
18 November Volume 64, No. 14 "Aneurysm" Nirvana [46]
25 November Volume 64, No. 15 "Stinkfist" Tool [47]
2 December Volume 64, No. 16 "Swallowed" Bush X [48]
9 December Volume 64, No. 17 "Swallowed" Bush X [49]
16 December Volume 64, No. 18 "Swallowed" Bush X [50]
RPM's number-one Alternative rock single of 1996
16 December Volume 64, No. 18 "Burden in My Hand" Soundgarden [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The first enty Rock/Alternative - Volume 20, No. 20, November 10 1973 is a catalogue error, further evidenced by the LW (last week) statistic "New".
  2. ^ The magazine's weekly record charts were digitized by the AV Trust. This collection of the Alternative Singles chart is archived by Library and Archives Canada here. You must view each entry on the chart for a match, when not searching by position number. The PDF text search does not work unless you have LizardTech DjVu software plug-in installed on your computer.
  3. ^ The first available chart for 1999 is Rock/Alternative - Volume 68, No. 25, April 12 1999.
  4. ^ The last entry for this chart is Volume 64, No. 18. The first chart for 1997 is number 19.
  5. ^ This chart for 02 September Volume 64, No. 3 is not available from Library and Archives Canada.
Citations
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  2. ^ a b RPM (magazine) (16 December 1996). "RPM Year End Alternative ~ Top 50 Rock/Alternative Volume 64, No. 18, December 16, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  3. ^ RPM (magazine) (8 January 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 21, January 08 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ RPM (magazine) (15 January 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 22, January 15, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ RPM (magazine) (22 January 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 23, January 22, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ RPM (magazine) (29 January 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 24, January 29, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  7. ^ RPM (magazine) (5 February 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 25, February 05 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  8. ^ RPM (magazine) (12 February 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 26, February 12, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  9. ^ RPM (magazine) (19 February 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 1, February 19, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  10. ^ RPM (magazine) (26 February 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 2, February 26, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  11. ^ RPM (magazine) (4 March 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 3, March 04 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  12. ^ RPM (magazine) (11 March 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 4, March 11, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  13. ^ RPM (magazine) (18 March 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 5, March 18, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  14. ^ RPM (magazine) (25 March 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 6, March 25, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  15. ^ RPM (magazine) (1 April 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 7, April 01 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  16. ^ RPM (magazine) (8 April 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 8, April 08 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  17. ^ RPM (magazine) (15 April 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 9, April 15, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  18. ^ RPM (magazine) (22 April 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 10, April 22, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  19. ^ RPM (magazine) (29 April 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 11, April 29, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  20. ^ RPM (magazine) (6 May 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 12, May 06 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  21. ^ RPM (magazine) (13 May 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 13, May 13, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  22. ^ RPM (magazine) (20 May 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 14, May 20, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  23. ^ RPM (magazine) (27 May 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 15, May 27, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  24. ^ RPM (magazine) (3 June 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 16, June 03 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  25. ^ RPM (magazine) (10 June 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 17, June 10, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  26. ^ RPM (magazine) (17 June 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 18, June 17, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  27. ^ RPM (magazine) (24 June 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 19, June 24, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  28. ^ RPM (magazine) (1 July 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 20, July 01 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  29. ^ RPM (magazine) (8 July 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 21, July 08 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  30. ^ RPM (magazine) (15 July 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 22, July 15, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  31. ^ RPM (magazine) (22 July 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 23, July 22, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  32. ^ RPM (magazine) (29 July 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 24, July 29, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  33. ^ RPM (magazine) (5 August 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 25, August 05 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  34. ^ RPM (magazine) (12 August 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 63, No. 26, August 12, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  35. ^ RPM (magazine) (19 August 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 1, August 19, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  36. ^ RPM (magazine) (26 August 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 2, August 26, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  37. ^ RPM (magazine) (9 September 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 4, September 09 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  38. ^ RPM (magazine) (16 September 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 5, September 16, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  39. ^ RPM (magazine) (23 September 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 6, September 23, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  40. ^ RPM (magazine) (30 September 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 7, September 30, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  41. ^ RPM (magazine) (7 October 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 8, October 07 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  42. ^ RPM (magazine) (14 October 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 9, October 14, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  43. ^ RPM (magazine) (21 October 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 10, October 21, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
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  45. ^ RPM (magazine) (11 November 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 13, November 11, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  46. ^ RPM (magazine) (18 November 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 14, November 18, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  47. ^ RPM (magazine) (25 November 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 15, November 25, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  48. ^ RPM (magazine) (2 December 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 16, December 02 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  49. ^ RPM (magazine) (9 December 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 17, December 09 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  50. ^ RPM (magazine) (16 December 1996). "RPM Alternative 30 Chart - Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 18, December 16, 1996" (PDF). RPM archives. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada). OCLC 352936026. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 

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