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Subject: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/21/13 at 2:30 pm

1996, along with 1995, was also an interesting year in music. The sort of earthy, hippie sound continued to dominate the rock/pop radio at the time. Here are some of my favourites of the year.

Smashing Pumpkins released their album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which helped them propel into the mainstream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aeETEoNfOg

Garbage, another band of a similar genre, also peaked that year with their self-titled album. Which included their hits Stupid Girl and I'm Only Happy When It Rains.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEdC0c3YI4

Finally, on the pop side, one of my favourite pop songs of the decade peaked this year, from Welsh singer Donna Lewis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqdWTeXWvOg

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 2:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-DpRcxK_N8

The Quad City DJ's- C'mon Ride The Train

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/21/13 at 2:39 pm



The Quad City DJ's- C'mon Ride The Train
I remember them, they also did the theme to Space Jam, a childhood favourite of mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FImc2LOr8

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/21/13 at 7:13 pm

My favorite song on the charts in 1996, was this one.

The Beatles ~ Real love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q2a24lmFTk

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 4:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wM78Qs2-W0

Fugees- Killing Me Softly With His Song

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 11/22/13 at 5:35 pm


I memorized every word to these songs that summer. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Maz6jFdvn2Q 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW6E_TNgCsY 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nrGWwHalCU 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMYAEHE2GrM

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 11/23/13 at 5:26 am

This was my pick for that year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl9WMIPzd6w

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

Los Del Rio- Macarena

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/24/13 at 6:11 pm

Another great year for music. I enjoyed plenty of songs from that year, including some of the ones already listed.

I was an avid listener of Casey Kasem's weekly countdown show that year. Here's one that was #1 for several weeks on that program, during the summer months:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xp9IaqAahc
Tracy Chapman, "Give Me One Reason" (the full album version)

Tracy had actually written this one about a decade earlier, and performed it on a 1989 episode of SNL, but she didn't record it until '95 for her album New Beginning, and the song was released as a single in the early part of '96, and began climbing the charts in April.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:07 am


Another great year for music. I enjoyed plenty of songs from that year, including some of the ones already listed.

I was an avid listener of Casey Kasem's weekly countdown show that year. Here's one that was #1 for several weeks on that program, during the summer months:


Tracy Chapman, "Give Me One Reason" (the full album version)

Tracy had actually written this one about a decade earlier, and performed it on a 1989 episode of SNL, but she didn't record it until '95 for her album New Beginning, and the song was released as a single in the early part of '96, and began climbing the charts in April.


She also had "Fast Car".

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/25/13 at 6:06 pm


She also had "Fast Car".

Yes, that was her very first hit, from 1988.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/25/13 at 6:09 pm

Here's a "slow" song that was popular in the early part of the year...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQYn4b71AHw
"Nobody Knows" by Tony Rich Project.

This guy was probably a one hit wonder with this song, as he didn't really have any big hits after this one.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/25/13 at 6:46 pm



Los Del Rio- Macarena
I heard this everywhere during my childhood.
Did you know the song is named after a neighbourhood in Seville, Spain, called Macarena, and is based off an old folklore about a woman who leaves her man while he fights in the war.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:42 pm


I heard this everywhere during my childhood.
Did you know the song is named after a neighbourhood in Seville, Spain, called Macarena, and is based off an old folklore about a woman who leaves her man while he fights in the war.


But what's the dance craze all about?

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWbXQQG9B6c

Tupac- California Love

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/26/13 at 5:49 pm



Tupac- California Love

Yes, that particular type of rap music began to dominate around that time. Needless to say, Tupac himself passed away in September of that year. :(

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwU32Fa_Mko

Coolio- 1 2 3 4 (Sumpin New)

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/29/13 at 5:27 pm

In the world of alternative rock, Smashing Pumpkins had a big hit that year entitled "1979":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lc6XDnea4g

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/30/13 at 1:55 pm


This song, along with many others from 1996, reminds me of my Junior year of High school.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQVeXiU5VvY

And this one(with lyrics!).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQbXrwYZAg

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/03/13 at 10:00 am

In the summer of 1996, an alt-rock band called Primitive Radio Gods had a hit song entitled "Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand", which is probably one of the longest song titles in the history of pop music. (Needless to say, that phrase isn't mentioned anywhere in the song.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJxFAoiWSY

It also contains a snippet of BB King's song "How Blue Can You Get", namely the phrase "I've been downhearted, baby! Ever since the day we met." Lead singer Chris O'Connor even sings it himself at the end of the track.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 2:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ

No Doubt-Don't Speak

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 12/03/13 at 6:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-KMPvgKPo

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 6:55 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-KMPvgKPo


I danced to this song a lot back in 96.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/04/13 at 11:00 pm


No Doubt-Don't Speak

'Twas a big hit for them towards the end of the year, after "Just A Girl" and "Spiderwebs"; I remember lots of kids in school liked those songs as well.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 8:08 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiVpSSkwPU4

Busta Rhymes- Woohah! Got You All In Check

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 12/06/13 at 11:16 pm


In the summer of 1996, an alt-rock band called Primitive Radio Gods had a hit song entitled "Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand", which is probably one of the longest song titles in the history of pop music. (Needless to say, that phrase isn't mentioned anywhere in the song.)


It also contains a snippet of BB King's song "How Blue Can You Get", namely the phrase "I've been downhearted, baby! Ever since the day we met." Lead singer Chris O'Connor even sings it himself at the end of the track.
 

I remember that song very well and it was featured in the movie The Cable Guy.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

Mark Morrison- Return Of The Mack

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: MarioDaDon on 12/10/13 at 10:50 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrswUP5M5w
Foxy Brown - Get Me Home
Billboard Hot 100 #42

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 4:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v09H0A9q1mA

Seal-Fly Like An Eagle

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/11/13 at 10:56 pm

^ He did a pretty good job of covering that Steve Miller Band classic. In addition, it was part of the soundtrack to the movie Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/12/13 at 7:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORva1mGyyJ0

Mint Condition-What Kind Of Man Would I Be?

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/13/13 at 7:43 pm

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The Backstreet Boys: Get Down (You're The One For Me)

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Spice Girls: Wannabe

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 12/13/13 at 8:58 pm



The Backstreet Boys: Get Down (You're The One For Me)


Spice Girls: Wannabe
The second didn't actually chart in the US until 1997.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/13/13 at 9:23 pm


The second didn't actually chart in the US until 1997.


True.  But the Album Spice was released in 1996.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:38 pm


The second didn't actually chart in the US until 1997.


What number did they chart?

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x11NA63gLDM

Eric Clapton- Change The World

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/14/13 at 6:38 pm



Eric Clapton- Change The World

One of my favorites from that year. Excellent tune. O0

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/15/13 at 10:46 am


What number did they chart?


U.K. Singles Chart #1 Canadian RPM Chart #9 Billboard Hot 100 Chart #1

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IXAJg4Vm0

Bone Thugs & Harmony- Crossroads

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/16/13 at 5:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TLK-i2X9zw

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/17/13 at 12:36 am

Alternative rock band Sublime lost its lead vocalist, Bradley Nowell, to a heroin OD that year. :\'( Still, the band released a self-titled album, which featured the singles "What I Got" and "Santeria", both of which received ample radio airplay.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/17/13 at 4:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRxRYZcO0SA

Case- Touch Me Tease Me

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 12/17/13 at 4:46 pm


Alternative rock band Sublime lost its lead vocalist, Bradley Nowell, to a heroin OD that year. :\'( Still, the band released a self-titled album, which featured the singles "What I Got" and "Santeria", both of which received ample radio airplay.
I know, it was awful. They're one of my favourite bands too.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/19/13 at 6:05 pm

Gin Blossoms had what may be considered their last big hit on the charts, "Follow You Down", which was on the charts for several months.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27S0DHkTp-g

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 8:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eBZqmL8ehg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEjjdAl05KQ

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 8:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJxFAoiWSY

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0KCqI6yb70

WWF: "We're All Together Now" (Raw is War Theme Song)

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/03/14 at 9:46 pm

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Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 4:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig4fUOBwsbU

R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/04/14 at 6:45 pm

Christian rock band Jars Of Clay had a hit on the charts that year with "Flood":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGx2Ikg1-xU

This one also takes me back..

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/05/14 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g98E2nLF5xI

SWV - You're The One

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/05/14 at 9:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYBIRHi5-o8

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 01/07/14 at 7:14 pm

A very obscure track from the middle of the summer of that year 8)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNc45FTenhg 

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/09/14 at 10:32 pm


A very obscure track from the middle of the summer of that year 8)


I was just going to post that video.  :)

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/10/14 at 3:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eClxA5KO9jE

The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/23/14 at 2:26 pm



SWV - You're The One

I remember that one, from around the middle of the year. It was a huge hit on the R&B charts, as I recall.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/23/14 at 3:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM-YX-eFudM

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 02/01/14 at 10:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxfcYVgvyzQ

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/08/14 at 11:12 am

^ Ah yes...by Kristine W. I remember that one.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 02/09/14 at 11:34 am

This was the year when I started getting into music as much as movies.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/09/14 at 3:46 pm

This one was a hit in the early part of the year...

"Everything Falls Apart" by Dog's Eye View:
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They might've been a one hit wonder with this song.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 02/15/14 at 9:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNq9gmY_Oz4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5zEP4kvfnc

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 02/19/14 at 5:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDkhl-CgETg

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/12/14 at 3:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxrtSNDGoO0

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/01/14 at 1:20 am

Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LuH0ywYVQc
Republica - Ready To Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgffRW1fKDk
Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyihQtBes1I
Sheryl Crow - Every Day Is A Winding Road
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khrx-zrG460

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/24/14 at 1:18 am

Catherine - Four Leaf Clover
From their second album, Hot Saki And Bedtime Stories.  It features D'arcy Wretzky of The Smashing Pumpkins, who was married to the band's drummer, Kerry Brown, at the time. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-LboC19W8

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/24/14 at 1:32 am

Letters To Cleo - Dangerous Type
A remake of the Cars song, also from The Craft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eisZ4IOH3o

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Visor765 on 05/03/14 at 4:47 pm

Barely Breathing by Duncan Sheik. I'm not sure if someone has already posted this, but I don't want to read all of the pages right now to find out.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/01/14 at 12:17 am

One of my favorite albums was Orbital, "In Sides," featuring "The Box I & II"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xErJ46rms2E

Muslimgauze was pumping out albums at an accelerating rate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvBstnhs1U

For Aphex Twin it was the "Richard D. James" album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcmiR6e41xs

And Nonesuch released Philip Glass, Music in 12 Parts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7fcHnR7UF0

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 06/01/14 at 10:02 am

Some of the great albums from 1995 had their biggest singles released in 1996.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 06/01/14 at 11:15 pm




Republica - Ready To Go



One that I actually did not know then, even though I listened to a lot of "current" music back then. However, I heard it for the first time a few years later (after it came out) and enjoyed it. 8)

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/22/14 at 11:40 pm

Blackstreet, "No Diggity"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1W9dH52kc8

This was the group's biggest hit, but it featured collaborations from rappers Dr. Dre and Queen Pen.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/29/14 at 7:11 pm

One of my favorite songs from 1996

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Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Mish-L on 11/29/14 at 11:17 pm


Bone Thugs & Harmony- Crossroads


Awesome.  Bone Thugs N Harmony - Crossroads is the first song I thought of for 1996 too.  Here's another one....

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Listened to Metallica's Load album a lot in 1996, for sure

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/31/15 at 1:18 am


In the summer of 1996, an alt-rock band called Primitive Radio Gods had a hit song entitled "Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand", which is probably one of the longest song titles in the history of pop music. (Needless to say, that phrase isn't mentioned anywhere in the song.)


One of? I think you literally mean the.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/31/15 at 1:55 am

1996 is my favorite year of the '90s for music. It's my favorite year in general. I like over 100 top 40 songs. Here are some of the many hits that year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ojOERy-mf8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EvVEUJARcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0EpeX8tSoA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPm7oCnpld8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHAQlFq6TFg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya8Qp_RVxYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xi8NvSetZc

There!

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/09/15 at 11:48 pm

Melissa Etheridge's Your Little Secret album, which was released a year later, spawned the single "I Want To Come Over", which was a big hit in the early part of 1996... but later, in the summer, "Nowhere To Go" was released as a single but didn't do quite as well on the charts.

Here's the original album version (5+ minutes long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psocWBiJHxs

Most radio stations, on the other hand, played a shorter, 4-minute version, which skips the second verse and the second instance of the chorus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFAQ7o-dk6E

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/10/15 at 3:33 pm


Melissa Etheridge


Isn't Melissa Etheridge lesbian music?

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/10/15 at 6:47 pm


Isn't Melissa Etheridge lesbian music?

She herself has admitted to being that way, but she has recorded lots of good songs.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/15 at 10:30 am

"Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is a Grammy Award-nominated song written by British songwriters Simon Tauber and Steve Rodway, and performed by Australian singer Gina G. Released as a single on 25 March 1996, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart almost two months later.

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Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/16/15 at 11:08 am


"Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is a Grammy Award-nominated song written by British songwriters Simon Tauber and Steve Rodway, and performed by Australian singer Gina G. Released as a single on 25 March 1996, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart almost two months later.

Oh yes, that type of dance music was quite popular around that time. I remember that song.

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Vance Jacobsen on 04/07/15 at 8:42 pm

Here are two guys who were iconic in the 80s and still had some success into 1996 even beyond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZnD6HqCKZI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlMPYwGWLcI

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 11/16/15 at 1:46 pm

Amber
"This Is Your Night"
This Is Your Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecnIW2KKe6w

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 11/16/15 at 1:59 pm

Amber
"Colour Of Love"
This Is Your Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMENhzNpan8

Subject: Re: 1996: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/05/16 at 9:26 am

Sublime - What I Got
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