Top Songs of 1996


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
275
The Prodigy Firestarter Big Beat
2
477
Beck Where It's At Alternative Dance, Funk Rock
3
783
Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre No Diggity East Coast Hip Hop, New Jack Swing
4
968
Spice Girls Wannabe Pop
5
1010
Fugees Ready or Not Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
6
1045
Beck Devils Haircut Alternative Rock, Funk Rock
7
1103
Eels Novocaine for the Soul Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
8
1126
The Chemical Brothers Setting Sun Big Beat, Neo-Psychedelia
9
1162
Manic Street Preachers A Design for Life Britpop, Power Pop
10
1245
Fiona Apple Criminal Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
11
1304
DJ Shadow Midnight in a Perfect World Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics, Trip Hop
12
1441
Erykah Badu On & On Neo-Soul
13
1560
Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock
14
1563
Busta Rhymes Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
15
1567
Belle and Sebastian The State I Am In Twee Pop
16
1627
The Cardigans Lovefool Indie Pop
17
1669
Fugees Killing Me Softly Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Pop Soul
18
2061
Rage Against the Machine Bulls on Parade Rap Metal
19
2155
Weezer El Scorcho Alternative Rock, Power Pop
20
2485
DJ Shadow Building Steam with a Grain of Salt Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
21
2523
Aphex Twin Girl/Boy Song Drill and Bass
22
2527
Sleater-Kinney I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone Indie Rock, Riot Grrrl
23
2591
Tool Stinkfist Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal
24
2618
Sublime What I Got Rap Rock
25
2692
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach God Give Me Strength Adult Contemporary
26
2804
Makaveli Hail Mary Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop
27
2817
Tori Amos Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix) Alternative Dance, House
28
2877
The Prodigy Breathe Big Beat
29
2891
Suede Trash Britpop, Glam Rock
30
2943
Cake The Distance Alternative Rock
31
3039
Beck The New Pollution Alternative Dance
32
3175
R.E.M. E-Bow the Letter Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
33
3196
Super Furry Animals The Man Don't Give a Fuck Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Power Pop
34
3276
Primitive Radio Gods Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand Downtempo
35
3599
Mark Morrison Return of the Mack Contemporary R&B
36
3600
Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
37
3606
Nas feat. Lauryn Hill If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop
38
3637
Khaled Aïcha Pop Ra´
39
3701
Stereolab Cybele's Reverie Art Pop, Chamber Pop
40
3722
Dave Matthews Band Crash into Me Acoustic Rock, Soft Rock
41
3773
George Michael Jesus to a Child Pop Soul, Sophisti-Pop
42
3790
The Wallflowers One Headlight Pop Rock
43
3886
Orbital The Box Ambient Techno, IDM
44
3892
R. Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Contemporary R&B
45
3964
Placebo Nancy Boy Noise Pop
46
4006
Soundgarden Burden in My Hand Grunge
47
4010
Butthole Surfers Pepper Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock
48
4333
Wilco Misunderstood Alt-Country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
49
4340
Belle and Sebastian Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying Folk Pop, Twee Pop
50
4403
Jay-Z Dead Presidents East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
51
4445
Tortoise Djed Krautrock, Post-Rock
52
4528
Dr. Octagon Blue Flowers Abstract Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop
53
4720
Nada Surf Popular Alternative Rock, Power Pop
54
4776
Belle and Sebastian The Stars of Track and Field Indie Folk, Twee Pop
55
4798
Jay-Z feat. The Notorious B.I.G. Brooklyn's Finest East Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
56
4812
BabyBird You're Gorgeous Britpop, Indie Pop
57
5017
Ghostface Killah Daytona 500 Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
58
5038
Sepultura Roots Bloody Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal
59
5043
OutKast Elevators (Me & You) Southern Hip Hop
60
5084
Ginuwine Pony Contemporary R&B
61
5128
Nick Cave & PJ Harvey Henry Lee Chamber Pop, Folk Rock
62
5161
Beck Jack-Ass Alternative Rock, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
63
5206
Fountains of Wayne Radiation Vibe Indie Rock, Power Pop
64
5277
Maxwell Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) Neo-Soul, Smooth Soul
65
5449
Eric Clapton Change the World Pop Rock
66
5455
Fun Lovin' Criminals Scooby Snacks Rap Rock
67
5634
Quad City DJ's C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) Miami Bass, Pop Rap
68
5638
Belle and Sebastian The Fox in the Snow Chamber Folk, Chamber Pop
69
5700
Noir Désir L'homme pressé Indie Rock
70
5760
Aaliyah One in a Million Contemporary R&B
71
5879
Laurent Garnier Crispy Bacon Techno
72
5893
Counting Crows A Long December Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock
73
5909
Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground Trip Hop
74
6053
Ash Goldfinger Britpop, Power Pop
75
6200
LeAnn Rimes Blue Country Pop
76
6386
Spice Girls Say You'll Be There Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
77
6390
Photek The Hidden Camera Atmospheric Drum and Bass
78
6512
The Tragically Hip Ahead by a Century Folk Rock
79
6561
Kula Shaker Tattva Britpop, Neo-Psychedelia, Raga Rock
80
6563
Fiona Apple Sleep to Dream Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
81
6589
Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds Three Lions Britpop
82
6615
Neneh Cherry Woman Contemporary R&B, Trip Hop
83
6641
Sneaker Pimps Spin Spin Sugar Alternative Dance, Trip Hop
84
6698
Ghostface Killah feat. Mary J. Blige All That I Got Is You East Coast Hip Hop, Neo-Soul
85
6713
The Verve Pipe The Freshmen Post-Grunge
86
6828
Die Sterne Was hat dich blo▀ so ruiniert Hamburger Schule, Indie Pop
87
6832
Jay-Z feat. Foxy Brown Ain't No Nigga East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
88
6868
Weezer The Good Life Alternative Rock, Power Pop
89
6895
Luscious Jackson Naked Eye Alternative Dance, Pop Rap, Pop Rock
90
6916
Beth Orton She Cries Your Name Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
91
6924
Air Casanova 70 Ambient Pop, Downtempo
92
6929
En Vogue Don't Let Go (Love) Contemporary R&B
93
6935
Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity Acid Jazz, Funk
94
6963
Noir Désir Un jour en France Alternative Rock
95
7065
Faze Action In the Trees Deep House, Nu-Disco
96
7072
Bush Swallowed Post-Grunge
97
7103
George Michael Fastlove Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
98
7284
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Patio Song Indie Pop, Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
99
7309
Sebadoh On Fire Indie Rock
100
7315
Spice Girls 2 Become 1 Pop
101
7334
Supergrass Going Out Britpop, Power Pop
102
7378
Fiona Apple Shadowboxer Jazz Pop, Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
103
7418
Shihad Home Again Alternative Rock
104
7460
Modest Mouse Dramamine Midwest Emo
105
7568
Boards of Canada Roygbiv IDM
106
7617
Shawn Colvin Sunny Came Home Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
107
7634
Arab Strap The First Big Weekend Slowcore, Spoken Word
108
7636
Suede Beautiful Ones Britpop, Glam Rock
109
7650
Tricky Makes Me Wanna Die Trip Hop
110
7656
De La Soul Stakes Is High Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop
111
7716
Diabologum A découvrir absolument Art Rock, Indie Rock
112
7880
Franco Battiato La cura Italo Pop
113
7948
Stone Temple Pilots Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart Grunge, Power Pop
114
7953
Bis Kandy Pop Dance-Punk, Indie Pop
115
8020
Sloan The Good in Everyone Power Pop
116
8085
Backstreet Boys Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart) Boy Band, Teen Pop
117
8117
The Divine Comedy Something for the Weekend Chamber Pop
118
8261
Fountains of Wayne Sink to the Bottom Indie Rock, Power Pop
119
8301
2Pac I Ain't Mad at Cha Conscious Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop
120
8397
Radiohead Talk Show Host Alternative Rock, Art Rock
121
8457
Tricky Christiansands Trip Hop
122
8533
The Charlatans One to Another Britpop, Indie Rock
123
8657
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Stagger Lee Alternative Rock, Punk Blues
124
8683
Jarabe de Palo La Flaca Latin Pop, Latin Rock, Pop Rock
125
8779
Fatboy Slim Everybody Needs a 303 Big Beat
126
8802
Innerzone Orchestra Bug in the Bassbin Nu Jazz
127
8862
The Lemonheads The Outdoor Type Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
128
8914
Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High Contemporary R&B
129
8950
2Pac feat. K-Ci & JoJo How Do U Want It G-Funk, Pop Rap, West Coast Hip Hop
130
8964
Space [UK] Female of the Species Britpop, Space Age Pop
131
9143
Babylon Zoo Spaceman Alternative Rock
132
9151
Ocean Colour Scene The Riverboat Song Britpop
133
9231
Stone Temple Pilots Big Bang Baby Alternative Rock
134
9294
Lush Ladykillers Britpop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
135
9325
Jay-Jay Johanson So Tell the Girls That I Am Back in Town Trip Hop
136
9356
Sublime Santeria Alternative Rock, Pop Reggae, Third Wave Ska
137
9411
Nasty Habits Shadow Boxing Techstep
138
9412
Paula Cole I Don't Want to Wait Pop, Singer/Songwriter
139
9422
Placebo Teenage Angst Alternative Rock
140
9556
Deana Carter Strawberry Wine Contemporary Country
141
9584
The Wallflowers 6th Avenue Heartache Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
142
9775
Metallica Hero of the Day Alternative Metal, Hard Rock
143
9903
Jay-Z feat. Mary J. Blige Can't Knock the Hustle East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
144
9972
Cake I Will Survive Alternative Rock
145
9974
Whirlpool Productions From: Disco To: Disco Nu-Disco
146
9992
Social Distortion I Was Wrong Alternative Rock, Punk Rock

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
The Blue Nile Happiness Dream Pop, Sophisti-Pop
Los Piojos Verano del '92 Latin Alternative, Murga
Robert Miles Children Dream Trance
The Chemical Brothers Loops of Fury Big Beat
Metallica Until It Sleeps Hard Rock
Odds Someone Who's Cool Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Company Flow Eight Steps to Perfection Abstract Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop
Low Over the Ocean Dream Pop, Slowcore
Superdrag Sucked Out Alternative Rock, Power Pop
The Lemonheads If I Could Talk I'd Tell You Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Thomas Bangalter Spinal Scratch French House, Funky House
Sepultura Ratamahatta Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
Propellerheads Take California Big Beat
Tortoise Along the Banks of the Rivers Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
DJ Shadow Stem Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics, Trip Hop
Soul Coughing Super Bon Bon Alternative Rock
The Roots What They Do Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
Sleater-Kinney Call the Doctor Indie Rock, Riot Grrrl
Fatboy Slim Going Out of My Head Big Beat
Elio e le Storie Tese La terra dei cachi Comedy Rock
Soundgarden Blow Up the Outside World Grunge
Lamb Gˇrecki Trip Hop
Cibo Matto Sugar Water Art Pop, Shibuya-kei, Trip Hop
Belle and Sebastian Like Dylan in the Movies Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
Basement Jaxx Fly Life French House
Everything But the Girl Wrong Dance-Pop, Deep House
Guided by Voices The Official Ironmen Rallysong Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock
Belle and Sebastian Judy and the Dream of Horses Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
C.J. Bolland Sugar Is Sweeter Big Beat
Joe Henry & Madonna Guilty by Association Alternative Rock
Tool AEnema Alternative Metal
Toni Braxton Un-break My Heart Adult Contemporary, Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
Tiger Race Indie Rock
Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1000000 Acoustic Rock, Musical Comedy
Weezer Pink Triangle Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Mobb Deep Drop a Gem on 'Em Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
Paul Kelly [Australia] How to Make Gravy Christmas Music, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Dodgy Good Enough Britpop
Kula Shaker Hey Dude Britpop, Neo-Psychedelia
Neutral Milk Hotel Song Against Sex Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Noise Pop
Palace Music You Have Cum in Your Hair and Your Dick Is Hanging Out Singer/Songwriter
Westside Connection Bow Down Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop
Smog I Break Horses Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
Vasco Rossi Sally Pop Rock
Failure Stuck on You Alternative Rock
Skunk Anansie Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) Alternative Rock
MC Lyte Cold Rock a Party East Coast Hip Hop, Pop Rap
Marilyn Manson Tourniquet Industrial Rock
Akinyele Put It in Your Mouth East Coast Hip Hop
The Cranberries Salvation Alternative Rock
Cat Power Nude as the News Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Extremoduro So payaso Hard Rock
The Divine Comedy Becoming More Like Alfie Chamber Pop
16 Horsepower Black Soul Choir Country Gospel, Gothic Country
Pascal Obispo Lucie Pop
Leonardo's Bride Even When I'm Sleeping Pop Rock
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 2Kindsa Love Garage Punk
Adam F Metropolis Drum and Bass
Geggy Tah Whoever You Are Alternative Dance
Elliott Smith Angeles Indie Folk, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Maracatu At˘mico Mangue Beat
Bim Sherman Solid as a Rock Contemporary Folk, Reggae
Supergroove Can't Get Enough Funk, Funk Rock
Ash Oh Yeah Britpop, Power Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Tool Forty Six & 2 Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal
Nearly God Poems Trip Hop
Jimmy Webb Wichita Lineman Singer/Songwriter
Mark Eitzel No Easy Way Down Singer/Songwriter
Jay-Z Can I Live East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Type O Negative My Girlfriend's Girlfriend Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Fun Lovin' Criminals Fun Lovin Criminal Rap Rock
Ocean Colour Scene The Day We Caught the Train Britpop
Red House Painters Have You Forgotten Alt-Country, Indie Folk
Super Furry Animals Hometown Unicorn Neo-Psychedelia
Pavement Give It a Day Indie Rock
Lil' Kim feat. Puff Daddy No Time East Coast Hip Hop
Do or Die feat. Johnny P & Twista Po Pimp Gangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Olive You're Not Alone Breakbeat, Dance-Pop
Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl Acid Jazz, Dance-Pop
Metallica Ain't My Bitch Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Savage Garden To the Moon and Back Pop Rock
Way Out West The Gift Breakbeat
dEUS Little Arithmetics Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Matchbox 20 3 AM Pop Rock
Tonic If You Could Only See Post-Grunge
Sublime Wrong Way Alternative Rock, Third Wave Ska
Lost Boyz Renee Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
Death in Vegas Dirt Big Beat
Hypocrisy Roswell 47á Djent, Melodic Death Metal
Suede Filmstar Britpop, Glam Rock
Faithless Salva Mea Progressive House
Tortoise Remixed by Spring Heel Jack Galapagos 1 Atmospheric Drum and Bass, Jazzstep
Jimi Tenor Can't Stay with You Baby Acid Jazz, Nu Jazz
Lewis Taylor Lucky Neo-Soul
The Heartists Belo Horizonti House
Barry Adamson feat. Jarvis Cocker Set the Controls for the Heart of the Pelvis Acid Jazz
Brainiac Pussyfootin' Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
The Divine Comedy The Frog Princess Britpop, Chamber Pop
Modest Mouse Broke Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock
Wilco Monday Alt-Country, Country Rock
The Afghan Whigs Going to Town Alternative Rock
Luscious Jackson Why Do I Lie? Alternative Rock
Broadcast The Book Lovers Dream Pop, Indietronica
Black Grape England's Irie Alternative Dance, Baggy / Madchester, Britpop
R.E.M. Bittersweet Me Alternative Rock
Super Furry Animals God! Show Me Magic Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Elliott Smith Speed Trials Indie Folk, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Patti Smith Summer Cannibals Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Manic Street Preachers Australia Alternative Rock
Mazzy Star Flowers in December Dream Pop
The Afghan Whigs Honky's Ladder Grunge
Eels Beautiful Freak Chamber Pop
Wilco Outtasite (Outta Mind) Alt-Country, Alternative Rock
R.E.M. Electrolite Alternative Rock
Lois & Dub Narcotic Sound System Rougher Downtempo, Dub
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go Britpop
Mogwai Summer Post-Rock
Super Furry Animals If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You Britpop, Neo-Psychedelia
Shed Seven Chasing Rainbows Britpop
Soundgarden Pretty Noose Grunge