1996 in music

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List of years in music (table)

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

Specific locations[edit]

Specific genres[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 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.[22]
  • May 18 – The 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway, is won by Irish singer Eimear Quinn, with the song "The Voice". It is Ireland's record seventh, and most recent, win at Eurovision.
  • 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.

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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1 Cut in Half and Also Double Emily Haines -
Inquilaab Junoon -
Splay Shiner -
2 Grom Behemoth -
9 Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Kid Rock -
Right in the Middle of It Chely Wright -
Victor Alex Lifeson -
Young, Rich & Dangerous Kris Kross -
12 Music of My Life Jo Stafford -
15 Loops of Fury Chemical Brothers EP
Predator Accept -
Total Death Darkthrone -
16 Viva! La Woman Cibo Matto -
Words Tony Rich -
18 Rising Yoko Ono -
19 Painting on Glass The 3rd and the Mortal -
22 Boys for Pele Tori Amos -
The Cult of Ray Frank Black -
23 10 Speed Mystery Machine -
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 -
29 Advance LFO [32]
30 Beautiful Girls Various Artists Soundtrack
Diatribes Napalm Death -
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Various Artists Soundtrack
Filth Pig Ministry -
Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise -
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton Eazy-E -
Total Total -
31 Heavy Petting Zoo NOFX -
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5 Don't Stop Status Quo -
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 -
The Score The Fugees -
17 Purpendicular Deep Purple Europe
19 Skunkworks Bruce Dickinson -
20 Affliction Econoline Crush -
Bloom Audio Adrenaline -
Come Find Yourself Fun Lovin' Criminals Debut
Firewater Silkworm -
The Jester Race In Flames -
Murder Ballads Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Pies Descalzos Shakira -
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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1 Milk & Kisses Cocteau Twins -
3 Blood Brothers Bruce Springsteen EP
4 After Murder Park The Auteurs -
Arena Asia -
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 -
Regular Urban Survivors Terrorvision -
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 +1 new track
Karate Karate -
19 Born on a Pirate Ship Barenaked Ladies -
The Burdens of Being Upright Tracy Bonham Debut
Colossal Head Los Lobos -
Girl 6 Prince Soundtrack
No. 2 Live Dinner Robert Earl Keen Live
Off Parole Rappin' 4-Tay -
The Resurrection Geto Boys -
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 40 More Reasons to Hate Us Anal Cunt -
The Coming Busta Rhymes Solo Debut
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 EP
Hits Mike + The Mechanics Compilation

April–June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 A Maximum High Shed Seven UK
Milk & Kisses Cocteau Twins UK
Democracy (album) Killing Joke UK
2 Count the Days Citizen King EP
The In Sound from Way Out! 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 -
The Great Divide Semisonic -
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 Oingo Boingo -
Ice Cream Man Master P -
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 -
Blue Clear Sky George Strait -
Fairweather Johnson Hootie & the Blowfish -
Guitar Slinger The Brian Setzer Orchestra -
Just Fred Fred Schneider -
Telephono Spoon (band) -
Less Talk, More Rock Propagandhi -
New Beginning SWV -
29 Arise Therefore Palace -
Casanova The Divine Comedy
Nearly God Tricky -
Klassics with a "K" Kostars -
To the Faithful Departed The Cranberries -
30 Az Yet Az Yet Debut
Crash Dave Matthews Band -
? Drunk on the Moon No Knife -
Eventually Paul Westerberg -
Tin Cans with Strings to You Far -
M
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1 Ass Cobra Turbonegro -
Curb Nickelback -
6 1977 Ash -
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys Debut; Europe only
Dr. Octagonecologyst Kool Keith -
Electriclarryland Butthole Surfers -
The It Girl Sleeper -
Seasick Imperial Teen -
7 The Great Southern Trendkill Pantera -
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
Seasick Imperial Teen -
Wild Mood Swings The Cure -
13 Slang Def Leppard -
14 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello & The Attractions -
Elegy Amorphis -
Amazing Disgrace The Posies -
Long Line Peter Wolf -
Looking in the Shadows The Raincoats -
Now & Forever Color Me Badd -
Milk and Scissors The Handsome Family -
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 The Beautiful Game Various artists -
Duncan Sheik Duncan Sheik -
Ear Candy King's X -
Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers -
Fuzzy Logic Super Furry Animals Debut
Love in Space Hawkwind Live
Prozaic Honeycrack Debut
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 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 -
22 Live at the Budokan Blur Live album
25 Roomic Cube Takako Minekawa -
27 Blood on Ice Bathory -
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
3 Romeo's Heart John Farnham -
4 18 til I Die Bryan Adams -
Banana Wind Jimmy Buffett -
Copperopolis Grant Lee Buffalo -
Delinquent Habits Delinquent Habits Debut
Destiny Gloria Estefan US
Dimestore Hoods Dimestore Hoods US
Future Rhythm Digital Underground -
Hot Squirrel Nut Zippers -
Ice-T VI: Return of the Real Ice-T -
Legal Drug Money Lost Boyz Debut
Load Metallica -
Me and You Kenny Chesney -
My Heart Donell Jones -
Revival Core US
Spirit Willie Nelson -
6 Tigermilk Belle & Sebastian -
7 Dreamland Robert Miles -
10 The Light User Syndrome The Fall -
Peace at Last The Blue Nile -
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 Don Solaris 808 State -
Placebo Placebo Debut
Macarena Non Stop Los del Río -
Nocturnal Heltah Skeltah -
Upgrade & Afterlife Gastr del Sol -
18 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
Nocturnal (Heltah Skeltah album) Heltah Skeltah -
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 Morningrise Opeth Europe
25 America Is Dying Slowly Various Artists Red Hot AIDS benefit
Back To The World Tevin Campbell -
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

July–September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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U
L
Y
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 Blue LeAnn Rimes -
Building the Bridge REO Speedwagon -
Chaos and Disorder Prince -
Irresistible Bliss Soul Coughing -
Scenery and Fish I Mother Earth -
15 Stag Melvins -
16 12 Golden Country Greats Ween -
Lemon Parade Tonic -
No Lunch D Generation -
Outpost The Samples -
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 The Crow: City of Angels Various Artists Soundtrack
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 -
Republica Republica -
Sublime Sublime -
Unplugged Alice in Chains Live
? Not So Tough Now Frenzal Rhomb -
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 -
No End of Love John Hartford -
Oedipus Schmoedipus Barry Adamson -
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 -
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 -
Unreleased and Revamped Cypress Hill -
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 -
Into the Unknown Mercyful Fate -
Nada Es Igual Luis Miguel -
October Rust Type O Negative -
Paradise in Me K's Choice -
Songs of Love and Hate Godflesh -
26 Awaken The Blood Divine -
The Half Tail Wolfstone -
Snap! Attack: The Best of Snap! Snap! -
Voyager Mike Oldfield -
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 Various Artists 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 Another Level Blackstreet -
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
Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai UK
Wrong Side of Beautiful Dub War Debut
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 K Kula Shaker UK
Spiders Space -
17 Fashion Nugget Cake -
Fire Garden Steve Vai -
Rhythmeen ZZ Top -
Six Whodini -
White Light, White Heat, White Trash Social Distortion -
23 Angry Machines Dio Europe
Animal Rights Moby -
Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim -
Dance Hall at Louse Point PJ Harvey and John Parish -
Louder Than Hell Manowar Europe
Londinium Archive -
24 Acid Bubblegum Graham Parker -
All the Nations Airports Archers of Loaf -
Best of the Beast Iron Maiden Compilation
Everything Sucks (Descendents album) Descendents -
The Garden Merril Bainbridge US
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 -
Who Can You Trust? Morcheeba -
27 112 112 -
How Bizarre OMC -
Northern Exposure Sasha and Digweed DJ mix
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 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 -
The Graveyard King Diamond -
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 Black Earth Arch Enemy -
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 -
Karen Carpenter (album) Karen Carpenter -
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 Billy Breathes Phish -
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 -
Now I Got Worry Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -
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 -
22 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri Christmas
Autobiography of Mistachuck Chuck D -
Best Of – Volume I Van Halen Compilation +2 new tracks
Bow Down Westside Connection -
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 -
Time Will Reveal Above the Law -
Trial by Fire Journey -
Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again House of Pain -
23 Actual Fantasy Ayreon -
Wiseblood Corrosion of Conformity -
24 Goatlord Darkthrone Demo
25 Evita Madonna Soundtrack
Thank God for Mental Illness The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
Long Season Fishmans -
28 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3 The Beatles Compilation; UK
A Different Beat Boyzone -
Hubert Kah Hubert Kah -
Keys to Ascension Yes Studio + Live
29 American Hardcore L.A. Guns -
Among My Swan Mazzy Star -
Archaeology The Rutles -
Being There Wilco Double album
Danzig 5: Blackacidevil Danzig -
Da Storm O.G.C. -
Fever In Fever Out Luscious Jackson -
Ironman Ghostface Killah -
Romeo + Juliet Various Artists Soundtrack
Skillet Skillet -
31 Back in the Shootin' Match Ace Troubleshooter -
Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot -
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1 Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far East 17 Compilation
4 Richard D. James Album Aphex Twin [33]
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 Makaveli -
II The Presidents of the United States of America -
Just the Same Terri Clark -
Star Bright Vanessa Williams Christmas
Take You There k-os -
Tierna La Noche Fey -
Unchained Johnny Cash -
Unknown Country The Clean -
9 Further Along The Dubliners -
11 Pre-Millennium Tension Tricky -
12 About to Choke Vic Chesnutt -
Tha Doggfather Snoop Doggy Dogg -
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
18 If You're Feeling Sinister Belle & Sebastian -
Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
19 Daylight: Music from the Motion Picture Ralph Edelman and Various Artists Soundtrack
Dru Hill Dru Hill -
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 -
Rock Spectacle Barenaked Ladies Live album
Summer of '78 Barry Manilow -
Sunfish Holy Breakfast Guided by Voices -
22 Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! Enigma -
Remember Rusted Root -
25 Enter Suicidal Angels Dark Tranquillity -
Someday Maybe The Clarks -
Telegram Björk UK; Remix
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 -
Voice of Love Diana Ross Compilation +3 new tracks
? Brave Murder Day Katatonia -
Live Around the World Meat Loaf Live
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2 Telling Everybody Human Nature -
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
16 Machines Against the Rage TISM Live

Release date unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

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

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Los Del Rio "Macarena" 1995 Spain US 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
2 Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1996 United Kingdom UK 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
3 Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me" 1996 Canada US 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
4 Oasis "Wonderwall" 1995 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, 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
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, 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[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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