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Top Songs of 1996

1995 <-1996-> 1997
    

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1.
10/1996
448

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
2.
10/1996
439

✫1
US
6
AC






2
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Trauma LP Cut]
written by Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani
3.
12/1996
413

2
US
3
AC


✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #406]
[Jive 42422]
written by R. Kelly
4.
03/1996
407

✫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.)
5.
07/1996
402

✫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
6.
03/1996
400

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]
[Ruffhouse LP Cut]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
7.
03/1996
388

2
US




4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Atlantic 84868]
written by Mark Morrison & Phil Chill
8.
05/1996
376

✫1
US
28
AC








2
UK
[R]
[RCA 64407]
written by Rogerio Rodrigues & Marcia Freitas Rodrigues
9.
05/1996
365

✫1
US
9
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
produced by Babyface ; charted as You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow in US Hot 100 charts ; charted as Let It Flow in US AC charts
[LaFace 24160]
written by Babyface & Bryce Luvah (as Bryce Wilson)
10.
03/1996
351

✫1
US
✫1
AC


41
R&B




5
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 78237]
written by Diane Warren
11.
08/1996
349

2
US
✫1
AC
15
dance






3
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[550 Music/Epic 78345]
written by Jim Steinman
12.
12/1996
343

4
US
8
AC








✫1
UK
13.
10/1996
339

3
US










✫1
UK
14.
04/1996
336

✫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)
15.
11/1996
323

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
16.
05/1996
319

✫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)
17.
06/1996
317

2
US
2
AC








5
UK
[Atlantic 87072]
written by Donna Lewis
18.
01/1996
316

7
US
6
AC


22
R&B




✫1
UK
[DreamWorks 59000]
written by George Michael
19.
10/1996
312

✫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
20.
05/1996
302

8
US
8
AC


44
R&B




✫1
UK
[DreamWorks 59001]
written by Jon Douglas & George Michael
21.
07/1996
292

5
US










2
UK
[Arista 13225]
written by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein & Frank Farian (as Franz Reuther)
22.
04/1996
282

12
US


4
dance






✫1
UK
23.
06/1996
281

✫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 J (as Johnny Jackson), Bruce Fisher, Leon Ware, Stan Richardson (as Stanley Richardson) & Quincy Jones
24.
12/1996
273

4
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 78529]
written by Eric Carmen & Sergei Rachmaninoff
25.
12/1996
265

8
US
21
AC
✫1
dance






3
UK
[Warner 43809]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
26.
07/1996
264

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!
27.
07/1996
258

4
US










5
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Pauly Fuemana & Alan Jansson
28.
08/1996
256

3
US
27
AC






25
alt.
7
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Maverick LP Cut]
written by Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette
29.
01/1996
250

4
US
28
AC




18
rock
✫1
alt.
11
UK
[Maverick/Sire 17698]
written by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
30.
11/1996
249

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
31.
11/1996
241

2
US
✫1
AC






26
alt.
32
UK
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel & Steve Poltz
32.
02/1996
239

21
US


✫1
dance






2
UK
[Arista 13006]
written by Robert Miles (as Roberto Concina)
33.
12/1996
236

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
[Arista 13293]
written by Sandy Linzer & David Wolfert
34.
06/1996
231

10
US






✫1
rock
27
alt.
5
UK
[Elektra 4-64276]
written by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
35.
03/1996
228

30
US








24
alt.
✫1
UK
36.
05/1996
225

7
US


2
dance






7
UK
[instrumental]
written by Lalo Schifrin
37.
06/1996
225

2
US




✫1
R&B




39
UK
featuring Pretty Russ & Kut Klose
[Elektra 64282]
written by Keith Sweat, Eric McCaine & Kut Klose
38.
08/1996
224

3
US


30
dance
✫1
R&B




20
UK
39.
01/1996
221

2
US




✫1
R&B




39
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 12957]
written by Babyface
40.
07/1996
220

108
US


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Atlantic 85499]
written by Tori Amos
41.
09/1996
219

2
US










21
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
local release
[album cut]
written by Nina Persson & Peter Svensson
42.
04/1996
217

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)
43.
03/1996
216

55
US








10
alt.
✫1
UK
[Epic 78356]
written by Noel Gallagher
44.
03/1996
214

24
US


5
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
4
UK
45.
12/1996
211

46
US




27
R&B




✫1
UK
[Geffen 19410]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith) & David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
46.
12/1996
207

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, Bink (as Roosevelt "Bink" Harrell), Karen Anderson & Bunny DeBarge
47.
06/1996
207

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
48.
10/1996
206

3
US




✫1
R&B




30
UK
featuring Athena Cage
[Elektra 64245]
written by Keith Sweat & Fitzgerald Scott
49.
04/1996
206

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)
50.
10/1996
206

6
US




2
R&B




12
UK
51.
03/1996
205

4
US




✫1
R&B




23
UK
featuring Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley
[Jive 42373]
written by R. Kelly
52.
03/1996
204

11
US










4
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
written by John Lennon
53.
03/1996
199

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
54.
12/1996
199



23
AC
5
dance




9
alt.
2
UK
re-issue (international release)
[Stockholm LP Cut]
written by Nina Persson & Peter Svensson
55.
11/1996
198











18
alt.
✫1
UK
56.
09/1996
198

6
US




✫1
R&B




16
UK
[550 Music/Epic 78373]
written by Timbaland (as Timothy Z. Mosley), Static Major (as Stephen Ellis Garrett) & Ginuwine (as Elgin Lumpkin)
57.
10/1996
198

80
US










✫1
UK
58.
03/1996
196

5
US




24
R&B




13
UK
[Tommy Boy 7721]
written by Coolio (as Artis Ivey Jr.) & Adrian Sear
59.
02/1996
195

8
US
4
AC


7
R&B




12
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 12976]
written by Babyface, Whitney Houston & Michael Houston
60.
09/1996
195

32
US




36
R&B




2
UK
featuring Adina Howard
[Interscope 97008]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
61.
11/1996
193

8
US
2
AC








10
UK
62.
01/1996
192













✫1
UK
written by Jas Mann
63.
03/1996
191













✫1
UK
64.
06/1996
191













✫1
UK
[official anthem of the England football team for 1996 European Championships]
written by Ian Broudie, David Baddiel & Frank Skinner
65.
11/1996
191













✫1
UK
66.
07/1996
190













✫1
UK
written by Gary Barlow
67.
12/1996
190













✫1
UK
written by Bob Dylan
68.
12/1996
190













✫1
UK
69.
10/1996
190













✫1
UK
70.
12/1996
190













✫1
UK
71.
09/1996
190













✫1
UK
72.
06/1996
187

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)
73.
11/1996
183

27
US






2
rock
✫1
alt.
7
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Gavin Rossdale
74.
08/1996
181

10
US






37
rock
6
alt.
9
UK
[A&M 1874]
written by Sheryl Crow & Jeff Trott
75.
10/1996
180

54
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
featuring Maria Nayler
[Arista 13247]
written by Billy Steinberg, Rick Nowels & Marie Claire d'Ubaldo
76.
10/1996
178

62
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
[R]
[rm]
[Arista 13332]
written by Rollo (as Rollo Armstrong), Sister Bliss & Maxi Jazz
77.
08/1996
177

49
US






15
rock
2
alt.
4
UK
[Warner 17529]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
78.
02/1996
177

6
US
23
AC




40
rock
7
alt.
24
UK
charted as You Learn / You Oughta Know in Billboard's Hot 100 charts
[Maverick/Sire 17644]
written by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
79.
04/1996
175

30
US


27
dance
10
R&B




4
UK
[Epic 78264]
written by Michael Jackson
80.
04/1996
174

3
US
3
AC


35
R&B




127
UK
[Elektra 64346]
written by Tracy Chapman
81.
09/1996

Hey Dude by Kula Shaker

from K   K
169











25
alt.
2
UK
written by Crispian Mills, Alonza Bevan, Paul Winterhart (as Paul Winter-Hart) & Jay Darlington
82.
07/1996
168





33
dance






2
UK
[R]
[rm]
written by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde & Darren Emerson
83.
08/1996
167





44
dance






2
UK
84.
08/1996

Why by 3T

from Brotherhood   Brotherhood
165







71
R&B




2
UK
featuring Michael Jackson
[MJJ Music 78366]
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds)
85.
06/1996
165













2
UK
86.
03/1996
164













2
UK
[instrumental]
written by Mark Snow
87.
11/1996
164













2
UK
featuring Gabrielle
written by Carl Martin
88.
08/1996
164













2
UK
written by George Michael
89.
04/1996
164













2
UK
90.
02/1996
164













2
UK
91.
03/1996
160

3
US




15
R&B




117
UK
[Big Beat 98083]
written by Barry White, C.C. Orange (as C.C. Lemonhead), Jay McGowan (as Jay Ski McGowan) & Mike-Mike Phillips (as Michael John Phillips)
92.
11/1996
159

10
US
9
AC


44
R&B




13
UK
[Warner Sunset 87046]
written by Steve Miller
93.
08/1996

Last Night by Az Yet

from Az Yet   Az Yet
159

9
US




✫1
R&B




21
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24181]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds) & Keith Andes
94.
03/1996
159

9
US




7
R&B




15
UK
featuring LeShaun
[Def Jam 576120]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith)
95.
11/1996
159

11
US
28
AC




31
rock
17
alt.
12
UK
[A&M 2032]
written by Sheryl Crow, Brian MacLeod & Jeff Trott
96.
05/1996
156

36
US






4
rock
5
alt.
7
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1996]
written by Billy Corgan
97.
12/1996
156

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
98.
12/1996
155

15
US
12
AC
3
dance
29
R&B




15
UK
[Arista 13312]
written by Annie Lennox
99.
07/1996
153

5
US




✫1
R&B






[Jive 42377]
written by R. Kelly
100.
09/1996
153

4
US










51
UK
[R]
[Universal 56018]
written by Merril Bainbridge

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