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100 Greatest Songs From 1996

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

The Fugees - Killing Me Softly single cover
No Diggity single cover
(Love Is) What I Got single cover
I Believe I Can Fly single cover
Firestarter single cover
Crash into Me single cover
Lovefool single cover
Where It's At single cover
Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check single cover
Bulls on Parade single cover
Un-Break My Heart single cover
1
Killing Me Softly
The Fugees
2
No Diggity
BLACKstreet, Dr. Dre, Queen Pen
3
(Love Is) What I Got
Sublime
4
I Believe I Can Fly
R. Kelly
5
Firestarter
Prodigy
6
Crash Into Me
Dave Matthews Band
7
Lovefool
Cardigans
8
Where It's At
Beck
9
Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check
Busta Rhymes
10
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
11
Un-Break My Heart
Toni Braxton
12
Ready Or Not
The Fugees
13
One Headlight
The Wallflowers
14
On And On
Erykah Badu
15
Wannabe
Spice Girls
16
Push
Matchbox Twenty
17
The Distance
Cake
18
3 a.m.
Matchbox Twenty
19
Change The World
Eric Clapton and Babyface
20
You're Makin' Me High
Toni Braxton
21
Santeria
Sublime
22
A Design For Life
Manic Street Preachers
23
Midnight In A Perfect World
DJ Shadow
24
Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion
25
El Scorcho
Weezer
26
Twisted
Keith Sweat
27
Return Of The Mack
Mark Morrison
28
Setting Sun
The Chemical Brothers
29
Devil's Haircut
Beck
30
Nobody Knows
The Tony Rich Project
31
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
Quad City DJ's
32
Fu-gee-la
Fugees
33
Don't Let Go (Love)
En Vogue
34
How Do U Want It
2Pac and Dr. Dre
35
If I Ruled the World
Nas
36
The Good Life
Weezer
37
Elevators (Me & You)
Outkast
38
It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Celine Dion
39
Nobody
Keith Sweat and Athena Cage
40
Follow You Down
Gin Blossoms
41
If It Makes You Happy
Sheryl Crow
42
The Man Don't Give A Fuck
Super Furry Animals
43
Novocaine for the Soul
Eels
44
Every Time I Close My Eyes
Babyface
45
Breathe
Prodigy
46
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
Primitive Radio Gods
47
Barely Breathing
Duncan Sheik
48
Not Gon' Cry
Mary J. Blige
49
I Believe In You And Me
Whitney Houston
50
The Box
Orbital
51
Cybele's Reverie
Stereolab
52
The Freshmen
The Verve Pipe
53
Say You'll Be There
Spice Girls
54
Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
DJ Shadow
55
I Want You
Savage Garden
56
In My Bed
Dru Hill
57
Swallowed
Bush
58
Only You
112, The Notorious B.I.G. and Mase
59
The State I Am In
Belle and Sebastian
60
Da' Dip
Freak Nasty
61
Trash
Suede
62
2 Become 1
Spice Girls
63
You're The One
SWV
64
When You're Gone
Cranberries
65
Criminal
Fiona Apple
66
Cupid
112
67
Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)
Lil' Kim
68
Sunny Came Home
Shawn Colvin
69
1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)
Coolio
70
Pepper
Butthole Surfers
71
The Hidden Camera
Photek
72
E-Bow The Letter
R.E.M.
73
Stinkfist
Tool
74
Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
Gina G
75
Fastlove
George Michael
76
Pony
Ginuwine
77
Daytona
Ghostface Killah
78
In The Trees
Faze Action
79
Last Night
Az Yet
80
Anything
3T
81
I'm Still In Love With You
New Edition
82
Ain't Nobody
Monica
83
Kissin' You
Total
84
Get It Together
702
85
The Earth, the Sun, the Rain
Color Me Badd
86
I'll Be
Foxy Brown and Jay-Z
87
All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)
Joe
88
When You Love A Woman
Journey
89
Everyday Is A Winding Road
Sheryl Crow
90
Cold Rock A Party
MC Lyte
91
Touch Me, Tease Me
Case, Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige
92
Theme from Mission: Impossible
Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
93
Oh Yeah
Ash
94
Professional Widow
Tori Amos
95
Djed
Tortoise
96
Going Out
Supergrass
97
Until It Sleeps
Metallica
98
Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Madonna
99
Blue Flowers
Dr. Octagon
100
Dead Presidents II
Jay-Z
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Salvation
Cranberries
102
Helpless Child
Swans
103
If Your Girl Only Knew
Aaliyah
104
Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
John Mellencamp
105
Fly Like An Eagle
Seal
106
No Time
Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy
107
The New Pollution
Beck
108
The Beautiful People
Marilyn Manson
109
What's On Tonight
Montell Jordan
110
Keep On, Keepin' On
MC Lyte and Xscape
111
Tattva
Kula Shaker
112
You're Gorgeous
BabyBird
113
My Boo
Ghost Town DJ's
114
That Girl
Maxi Priest and Shaggy
115
Po Pimp
Do or Die and Twista
116
Coco Jambo
Mr. President
117
Girl/Boy Song
Aphex Twin
118
Loops Of Fury
The Chemical Brothers
119
Let Me Clear My Throat
DJ Kool
120
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Sleater-Kinney
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1996
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1996
*
Harlem Hit Parade
Little Isidore & Inquisitors
Lew's Choice:
*
Daylight Fading
Counting Crows
Brett's Choice:
*
He's Luckier Than You
The Prissteens
Ryan's Choice:
*
The First Big Weekend
Arab Strap





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