List of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 1996

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This is a list of singles that charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1996.

Top-ten singles[edit]

Key
  •  ◁  – indicates single's top 10 entry was also its Hot 100 debut
List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles which peaked in 1996
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
Singles from 1995
November 11 "Name" Goo Goo Dolls 5 January 27 15
December 23 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Deep Blue Something 5 January 20 8
December 30 "Free as a Bird" ◁ The Beatles 6 January 6 2
Singles from 1996
January 13 "Missing" Everything but the Girl 2 February 17 13
January 20 "One Of Us" Joan Osborne 4 February 3 10
January 27 "Be My Lover" La Bouche 6 February 24 8
February 3 "Nobody Knows" The Tony Rich Project 2 March 23 23
February 10 "Not Gon' Cry" Mary J. Blige 2 February 24 10
February 17 "Sittin' Up in My Room" Brandy 2 March 9 11
February 24 "Jesus to a Child" ◁ George Michael 7 February 24 2
March 2 "Follow You Down" / "Til I Hear It from You" Gin Blossoms 9 March 9 8
March 9 "Wonderwall" Oasis 8 March 9 1
"Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" R. Kelly featuring The Isley Brothers 4 March 30 11
March 16 "Because You Loved Me" Céline Dion 1 March 23 19
March 23 "Ironic" Alanis Morissette 4 April 13 15
March 30 "Lady" D'Angelo 10 March 30 1
April 6 "Always Be My Baby" ◁ Mariah Carey 1 May 4 15
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" Coolio 5 April 27 8
April 13 "Doin' It" LL Cool J 9 April 13 1
April 20 "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" Busta Rhymes 8 April 20 3
"You're The One" ◁ SWV 5 June 8 10
"Count On Me" Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans 8 May 4 7
May 11 "Tha Crossroads" ◁ Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 1 May 18 12
"Give Me One Reason" Tracy Chapman 3 June 15 17
June 1 "Fastlove" George Michael 8 June 1 3
"Keep On, Keepin' On" MC Lyte featuring Xscape 10 June 1 1
June 8 "You're Makin' Me High" / "Let It Flow" ◁ Toni Braxton 1 July 27 20
"Until It Sleeps" ◁ Metallica 10 June 8 1
June 15 "Theme from Mission: Impossible" Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen 7 June 22 4
June 22 "How Do U Want It" / "California Love" 2Pac featuring K-Ci & JoJo / featuring Dr. Dre 1 July 13 11
June 29 "Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)" Los Del Rio 1 August 3 23
July 6 "Why I Love You So Much" / "Ain't Nobody" Monica 9 July 6 2
July 13 "Twisted" Keith Sweat 2 August 17 18
"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" Quad City DJ's 3 August 17 15
July 20 "I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)" R. Kelly 5 August 3 10
"Change the World" ◁ Eric Clapton 5 August 17 16
July 27 "You Learn" / "You Oughta Know" ◁ Alanis Morissette 6 July 27 7
August 3 "Loungin" LL Cool J featuring Total 3 August 24 11
August 17 "I Love You Always Forever" Donna Lewis 2 August 24 16
August 31 "Hit Me Off" ◁ New Edition 3 August 31 2
September 14 "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Céline Dion 2 October 26 19
September 28 "Where Do You Go" No Mercy 5 October 12 12
October 12 "Last Night" Az Yet 9 October 19 4
October 19 "No Diggity" Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre 1 November 9 18
October 26 "This Is for the Lover in You" ◁ Babyface 6 November 9 5
"Mouth" Merril Bainbridge 4 November 23 15
November 2 "Un-Break My Heart" Toni Braxton 1 December 7 25
November 9 "Nobody" Keith Sweat featuring Athena Cage 3 December 7 18
November 16 "Pony" Ginuwine 6 November 23 6
December 7 "I Finally Found Someone" Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams 8 December 7 5
December 21 "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly 2 December 21 16

1995 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1996 which peaked in 1995
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
August 26 "Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio featuring L.V. 1 September 9 22
September 30 "Fantasy" ◁ Mariah Carey 1 September 30 16
November 25 "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" ◁ Whitney Houston 1 November 25 15
"Hey Lover" LL Cool J 3 December 2 14
"Diggin' on You" TLC 5 December 30 9
December 2 "One Sweet Day" ◁ Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men 1 December 2 19
December 9 "You'll See" ◁ Madonna 6 December 16 5
December 30 "Before You Walk Out of My Life" Monica 7 December 30 5

1997 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1996 which peaked in 1997
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
November 30 "Don't Let Go (Love)" En Vogue 2 January 18 17
"I'm Still in Love with You" New Edition 7 January 11 11
December 28 "I Believe in You and Me" ◁ Whitney Houston 4 February 1 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2012). Pop Annual, 1955–2011 (8th ed.). Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-194-2.
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Nineties (ISBN 0-89820-137-3)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.