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Top Songs of 1996

1995 <-1996-> 1997


  

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Don't Speak
1.
10/1996
487

✫1
US
6
AC






2
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani
Un-Break My Heart
2.
10/1996
439

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
Wannabe
3.
07/1996
372

✫1
US


20
dance






✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1997]
written by Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard, Victoria Beckham, Melanie B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C & Geri Halliwell
Return of the Mack
4.
03/1996
363

2
US




4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Atlantic 84868]
written by Mark Morrison & Phil Chill
Always Be My Baby
5.
04/1996
345

✫1
US
2
AC
6
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 78276]
written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
Killing Me Softly
6.
03/1996
344

2
US
30
AC
48
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring Lauryn Hill
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
You Were Meant for Me
7.
11/1996
343

2
US
✫1
AC






26
alt.
32
UK
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel & Steve Poltz
I Believe I Can Fly
8.
12/1996
342

2
US
3
AC


✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #406]
[Jive 42422]
written by R. Kelly
Because You Loved Me
9.
03/1996
335

✫1
US
✫1
AC


41
R&B




5
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 78237]
written by Diane Warren
Don't Let Go (Love)
10.
11/1996
324

2
US




✫1
R&B




5
UK
[from the movie Set If Off]
[EastWest 64231]
written by Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Marqueze Ethridge & Organized Noize
Tha Crossroads
11.
05/1996
323

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Ruthless 6335]
written by Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane II), Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse) & Wish Bone (as Charles Scruggs)
You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
12.
06/1996
323

✫1
US
9
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24160]
written by Babyface & Bryce Luvah (as Bryce Wilson)
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
13.
05/1996
314

✫1
US
28
AC










No Diggity
14.
10/1996
301

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




9
UK
featuring Dr. Dre
[Interscope 97007]
written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Chauncey Black (as Chauncey Hannibal), Teddy Riley, William Stewart, Queen Pen (as Lynise Walters), Richard Vick & Bill Withers
California Love
15.
04/1996
294

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




6
UK
featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #346]
charted as How Do U Want It / California Love in US Hot 100 charts
[Death Row 854652]
written by Joe Cocker, Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Chris Stainton, Larry Troutman, Roger (as Roger Troutman), J-Flexx (as James Anderson) & 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur)
It's All Coming Back to Me Now
16.
08/1996
290

2
US
✫1
AC
15
dance






3
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
written by Jim Steinman
2 Become 1
17.
12/1996
285

4
US
8
AC








✫1
UK
18.
06/1996
278

2
US




✫1
R&B




39
UK
featuring Pretty Russ & Kut Klose
[Elektra 64282]
written by Keith Sweat, Eric McCaine & Kut Klose
One Headlight
19.
11/1996
277

2
US
30
AC




✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
54
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Jakob Dylan
I Love You Always Forever
20.
06/1996
276

2
US
2
AC








5
UK
[Atlantic 87072]
written by Donna Lewis
Say You'll Be There
21.
10/1996
275

3
US










✫1
UK
How Do U Want It
22.
06/1996
267

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




17
UK
featuring K-Ci and JoJo
B side to California Love in the US ; charted as How Do U Want It / California Love in US Hot 100 charts
written by 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur), Johnny Jackson, Bruce Fisher, Leon Ware, Stanley Richardson & Quincy Jones
Nobody
23.
10/1996
258

3
US




✫1
R&B




30
UK
featuring Athena Cage
[Elektra 64245]
written by Keith Sweat & Fitzgerald Scott
Fastlove
24.
05/1996
251

8
US
8
AC


44
R&B




✫1
UK
Where Do You Go
25.
07/1996
250

5
US










2
UK
[Arista 13225]
written by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein & Frank Farian (as Franz Reuther)
Jesus to a Child
26.
01/1996
250

7
US
6
AC


22
R&B




✫1
UK
[DreamWorks 59000]
written by George Michael
Loungin' (Who Do Ya Luv)
27.
07/1996
249

3
US




4
R&B




7
UK
featuring Terri & Monicasup
[Def Jam 575062]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith) & Al B. Sure!
Head Over Feet
28.
08/1996
242

3
US
27
AC






25
alt.
7
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette
How Bizarre
29.
07/1996
242

4
US










5
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Pauly Fuemana & Alan Jansson
30.
01/1996
237

4
US
28
AC




18
rock
✫1
alt.
11
UK
[Maverick/Sire 17698]
written by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
All by Myself
31.
12/1996
233

4
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
Lovefool
32.
09/1996
223

2
US










21
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
local release
[album cut]
written by Nina Persson & Peter Svensson
I Believe in You and Me
33.
12/1996
217

4
US
2
AC


4
R&B




16
UK
produced by David Foster ; charted as I Believe in You and Me / Somebody Bigger Than You and I in US R&B charts
written by Sandy Linzer & David Wolfert
Not Gon' Cry
34.
01/1996
212

2
US




✫1
R&B




39
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 12957]
written by Babyface
Hit Me Off
35.
08/1996
211

3
US


30
dance
✫1
R&B




20
UK
Change the World
36.
07/1996
211

5
US
✫1
AC


54
R&B




18
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1997]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1997]
[Reprise 17621]
written by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Until It Sleeps
37.
06/1996
209

10
US






✫1
rock
27
alt.
5
UK
[Elektra 4-64276]
written by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
You're the One
38.
04/1996
204

5
US




✫1
R&B




13
UK
[RCA 64516]
written by Allen Gordon (as Allstar), Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Tamara Johnson & Coko (as Cheryl Gamble)
Theme from Mission: Impossible
39.
05/1996
203

7
US


2
dance






7
UK
[instrumental]
written by Lalo Schifrin
Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit
40.
04/1996
202

12
US


4
dance






✫1
UK
Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
41.
03/1996
197

4
US




✫1
R&B




23
UK
featuring Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley
[Jive 42373]
written by R. Kelly
42.
10/1996
194

6
US




2
R&B




12
UK
Give Me One Reason
43.
04/1996
193

3
US
3
AC


35
R&B




127
UK
[Elektra 64346]
written by Tracy Chapman
Pony
44.
09/1996
192

6
US




✫1
R&B




16
UK
[550 Music 78373]
written by Woody Cunningham, Dr. Dre, Norman Durham, Roger (as Roger Troutman) & 2Pac
Don't Cry for Me Argentina
45.
12/1996
190

8
US
21
AC
✫1
dance






3
UK
[Warner 43809]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)
46.
03/1996
187

5
US




24
R&B




13
UK
[Tommy Boy 7721]
written by Coolio (as Artis Ivey Jr.) & Adrian Sear
47.
03/1996
185

3
US




15
R&B




117
UK
written by Barry White, C.C. Orange (as C.C. Lemonhead), Jay McGowan (as Jay Ski McGowan) & Mike-Mike Phillips (as Michael John Phillips)
Count on Me
48.
02/1996
185

8
US
4
AC


7
R&B




12
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 12976]
written by Babyface, Whitney Houston & Michael Houston
Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check
49.
03/1996
183

8
US




6
R&B




8
UK
Everything Remains Raw charted as b side fom 6th april 1996 in US Hot 100 charts
[Elektra 64335]
written by Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith) & Galt MacDermot
I Finally Found Someone
50.
11/1996
182

8
US
2
AC








10
UK
A Long December
51.
12/1996
175

6
US






9
rock
5
alt.
62
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley, Ben Mize & Dan Vickrey
Children
52.
02/1996
174

21
US


✫1
dance






2
UK
[Arista 13006]
written by Robert Miles (as Roberto Concina)
Last Night
53.
08/1996

Last Night by Az Yet

from Az Yet   Az Yet
170

9
US




✫1
R&B




21
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24181]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds) & Keith Andes
Mouth
54.
09/1996
169

4
US










51
UK
[R]
[Universal 56018]
written by Merril Bainbridge
I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
55.
07/1996
168

5
US




✫1
R&B






[Jive 42377]
written by R. Kelly
If It Makes You Happy
56.
08/1996
167

10
US






37
rock
6
alt.
9
UK
[A&M 1874]
written by Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott
Firestarter
57.
03/1996
164

30
US








24
alt.
✫1
UK
58.
12/1996
160

10
US
9
AC


44
R&B




13
UK
written by Steve Miller
59.
12/1996
159

12
US




✫1
R&B




6
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Interscope album cut]
written by Teddy Riley, Chauncey Black, Roosevelt "Bink" Harrell, Karen Anderson & Bunny DeBarge
Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand
60.
03/1996
151

10
US






32
rock
✫1
alt.
74
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Chris O'Connor
Stupid Girl
61.
03/1996
151

24
US


5
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
4
UK
62.
07/1996
147

6
US












63.
11/1996
143

7
US




7
R&B






written by Chucky Thompson, Daron Jones, Heavy D, Slim (as Marvin Scandrick), Michael Keith, Q [Quinnes Parker] (as Quinnes Parker), Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Why I Love You So Much
64.
142

7
US




3
R&B






[Rowdy 35072]
written by Daryl Simmons
Keep On, Keepin' On
65.
03/1996
141

10
US




3
R&B




39
UK
featuring Xscape
[Flavor Unit/EastWest 64302]
written by Jermaine Dupri, MC Lyte & Michael Jackson
66.
06/1996
141

23
US










2
UK
67.
02/1996
139

9
US












Insensitive
68.
02/1996
137

12
US
4
AC








40
UK
[A&M 1274]
written by Ann Loree
Forever
69.
06/1996
137

9
US
2
AC










[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
Don't Look Back in Anger
70.
03/1996
136

55
US








10
alt.
✫1
UK
[Epic 78356]
written by Noel Gallagher
Real Love
71.
03/1996
136

11
US










4
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
written by John Lennon
Swallowed
72.
11/1996
135

27
US






2
rock
✫1
alt.
7
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Gavin Rossdale
Doin' It
73.
03/1996
133

9
US




7
R&B




15
UK
featuring LeShaun
[Def Jam 576120]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith)
Professional Widow
74.
07/1996
128

108
US


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Atlantic 85499]
written by Tori Amos
Counting Blue Cars
75.
03/1996
127

15
US






2
rock
✫1
alt.


[A&M 581462]
written by TJ Jackson, Taj Jackson & Taryll Jackson
Everyday Is a Winding Road
76.
11/1996
127

11
US
28
AC




31
rock
17
alt.
12
UK
[A&M 2032]
written by Sheryl Crow, Brian MacLeod & Jeff Trott
What's Love Got to Do with It
77.
09/1996
127

32
US




36
R&B




2
UK
featuring Adina Howard
[Interscope 97008]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
Ain't Nobody
78.
12/1996
127

46
US




27
R&B




✫1
UK
[Geffen 19410]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith) & David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
Spaceman
79.
01/1996
126













✫1
UK
written by Jas Mann
Ready or Not
80.
04/1996
125

69
US




22
R&B




✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras (as Pras Michel)
Who Will Save Your Soul
81.
05/1996
124

11
US
29
AC






14
alt.
52
UK
[Atlantic 87151]
written by Jewel
If Your Girl Only Knew
82.
08/1996
124

11
US




✫1
R&B




21
UK
[Blackground 98067]
written by Missy Elliott & Timbaland (as Tim Mosley)
Step by Step
83.
12/1996
123

15
US
12
AC
3
dance
29
R&B




15
UK
written by Annie Lennox
Lady
84.
03/1996
121

10
US




2
R&B




21
UK
[EMI 58543]
written by D'Angelo & Raphael Saadiq
Cold Rock a Party
85.
11/1996
121

11
US




5
R&B




15
UK
featuring Missy Elliot and Puff Daddy
written by MC Lyte (as Lana Moore) & Rashad Smith
Breathe
86.
11/1996
121











18
alt.
✫1
UK
Big Me
87.
01/1996
121

13
US






18
rock
3
alt.
19
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Dave Grohl
One and One
88.
10/1996
119

54
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
featuring Maria Nayler
[Arista 13247]
written by Billy Steinberg, Rick Nowels & Marie Claire d'Ubaldo
Insomnia
89.
10/1996
117

62
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
[R]
[rm]
[Arista 13332]
written by Rollo (as Rollo Armstrong), Sister Bliss & Maxi Jazz
They Don't Care About Us
90.
04/1996
116

30
US


27
dance
10
R&B




4
UK
[Epic 78264]
written by Michael Jackson
No Woman, No Cry
91.
06/1996
116

38
US




58
R&B




2
UK
with Stephen Marley
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Vincent Ford & Bob Marley (uncredited)
How Deep Is Your Love
92.
03/1996
116













✫1
UK
93.
12/1996
116



23
AC
5
dance




9
alt.
2
UK
re-issue (international release)
[album cut]
written by Nina Persson & Peter Svensson
Setting Sun
94.
10/1996
113

80
US










✫1
UK
95.
112

9
US












featuring Treach of Naughty by Nature
[Rowdy 35072]
written by Dallas Austin, Treach (as Anthony Criss) & Diane Warren
Three Lions
96.
06/1996
112













✫1
UK
[official anthem of the England football team for 1996 European Championships]
written by Ian Broudie, David Baddiel & Frank Skinner
97.
05/1996
112

36
US






4
rock
5
alt.
7
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1996]
written by Billy Corgan
You Must Love Me
98.
11/1996
112

18
US
15
AC








10
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1996]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1996]
[Warner 17495]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted / You'll Never Walk Alone / Saturday Night at the Movies
99.
11/1996
111













✫1
UK
Only You
100.
06/1996

Only You by 112

from 112   112
109

13
US




3
R&B






featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
[Bad Boy 79060]
written by Diddy (as Sean Combs), Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Slim (as Marvin Scandrick), Q [Quinnes Parker], Michael Keith, Daron Jones, DJ Rogers & Harry Casey

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