The 1996 Pop Soundtrack
Sheryl Crow Supplied publicity photo, 1996

The 1996 Pop Soundtrack

Song of the Year

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  October 6, 1996

Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy

Low-energy 95 BPM song with an initial key of G, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

Remix of the Year

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  March 17, 1996

Moby – Everytime You Touch Me (Beatmasters’ Remix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for five weeks

Song of the Year Nominees

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soundtrack   |   #1 (10 Weeks)   |  July 28, 1996

Wild Strawberries – I Don’t Want To Think About It

High-energy 110 BPM song with an initial key of Em, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 26, 1996

Tricky – Overcome

This electronic hip-hop-rap-r&b pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  March 17, 1996

Moby – Everytime You Touch Me (Beatmasters’ Remix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for five weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  January 28, 1996

The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

This adult contemporary pop rock song was atop the Pop Soundtrack chart for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (2 Weeks)   |  April 21, 1996

Alanis Morissette – Ironic

This adult contemporary pop rock song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between April 21 to May 4, 1996

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  February 11, 1996

Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for five weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  July 21, 1996

Garbage – Stupid Girl

This pop rock song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 9, 1996

George Michael – Fastlove

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (7 Weeks)   |  November 17, 1996

Madonna – You Must Love Me

This adult contemporary musical & opera pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for seven weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (5 Weeks)   |  March 17, 1996

Moby – Everytime You Touch Me (Beatmasters’ Remix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for five weeks

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 3, 1996

Newsboys – Reality

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 10, 1996

Robert Miles – One & One (feat. Maria Nayler)

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  June 30, 1996

Sarah McLachlan – Full Of Grace

This adult contemporary pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  June 23, 1996

Sarah McLachlan – Song For A Winter’s Night

This adult contemporary holiday pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  October 6, 1996

Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy

Low-energy 95 BPM song with an initial key of G, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 24, 1996

The Prodigy – Firestarter

This dance rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  January 28, 1996

The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

This adult contemporary pop rock song was atop the Pop Soundtrack chart for one week

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 21, 1996

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

High-energy 152 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 4, 1996

Toni Braxton – You’re Makin’ Me High

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 24, 1996

Tori Amos – Caught A Lite Sneeze

Low-energy 79 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 17, 1996

Tricky – Christiansands

This avant-garde dance hip-hop & rap pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 26, 1996

Tricky – Overcome

This electronic hip-hop-rap-r&b pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 25, 1996

Wild Strawberries – Heroine

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (10 Weeks)   |  July 28, 1996

Wild Strawberries – I Don’t Want To Think About It

High-energy 110 BPM song with an initial key of Em, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada

The Number Ones of 1996 (18)

WeekDateArtist(s) – Title
1Jan. 7
2Jan. 14
3Jan. 21
4Jan. 28
5Feb. 4
6Feb. 11
7Feb. 18
8Feb. 25
9Mar. 4
10Mar. 11
11Mar. 18
12Mar. 25
13Apr. 1
14Apr. 8
15Apr. 15
16Apr. 22
17Apr. 29
18May 6
19May 13
20May 20
21May 27
22Jun. 3
23Jun. 10
24Jun. 17
25Jun. 24
26Jul. 1
27Jul. 8
28Jul. 15
29Jul. 22
30Jul. 29
31Aug. 5
32Aug. 12
33Aug. 19
34Aug. 26
35Sep. 2
36Sep. 9
37Sep. 16
38Sep. 23
39Sep. 30
40Oct. 7
41Oct. 14
42Oct. 21
43Oct. 28
44Nov. 4
45Nov. 11
46Nov. 18
47Nov. 25
48Dec. 2
49Dec. 9
50Dec. 16
51Dec. 23
52Dec. 30

The Top 10s of 1996 (76)

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 7, 1996

Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet

This pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 3, 1996

Alanis Morissette – Not The Doctor

Notable lyrics Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6Well I already know that you’d find some way to sneak me in and ohMind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottomYou see it’s too much to ask for and I am not the doctor

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 18, 1996

Alanis Morissette – Perfect

This pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 11, 1996

Ashley MacIsaac – Sleepy Maggie

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 2, 1996

Beck – Where It’s At

High-energy 97 BPM song with an initial key of A, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 1, 1996

Bryan Adams – Let’s Make A Night To Remember

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 18, 1996

Cher – One By One

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 14, 1996

Culture Beat – Inside Out

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 28, 1996

Deborah Cox – Who Do U Love

High-energy 88 BPM song with an initial key of F#m, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 13, 1996

Donna Lewis – Fools Paradise

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 7, 1996

Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 25, 1996

Donna Lewis – Nothing Ever Changes

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 27, 1996

Elton John – You Can Make History (Young Again)

Low-energy 92 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 27, 1996

En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 25, 1996

Garbage – Fix Me Now

This rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 13, 1996

Garbage – Milk

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 1, 1996

Garbage – My Lover’s Box

This rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 28, 1996

Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 4, 1996

Garbage – Vow

This rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  June 9, 1996

George Michael – Fastlove

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 11, 1996

Happy Clappers – I Believe

High-energy 125 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1996

Jann Arden – Good Mother

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 19, 1996

Jewel – Who Will Save Your Soul

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 17, 1996

Jewel – You Were Meant For Me

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 28, 1996

Joan Osborne – One Of Us

This adult contemporary pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 10, 1996

Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi (Traffic Jam Mix)

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 10, 1996

k.d. lang – Maybe

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  April 7, 1996

k.d. lang – This

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 17, 1996

k.d. lang – You’re OK

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 25, 1996

Kim Stockwood – Jerk

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 31, 1996

La Bouche – Be My Lover

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 28, 1996

La Bouche – Sweet Dreams

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 25, 1996

Mariah Carey – Always Be My Baby

Crossover 79 BPM song with an initial key of Dbm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 18, 1996

Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men – One Sweet Day

This adult contemporary pop R&B song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 11, 1996

Moby – Bring Back My Happiness

This dance song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 14, 1996

Moby – First Cool Hive

This dance song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 22, 1996

Moby – Into The Blue (Uplifting 4 Beat Remix)

This dance song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 6, 1996

Moby – When It’s Cold I’d Like To Die

This adult contemporary dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 3, 1996

Newsboys – Reality

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 8, 1996

R.E.M. – E-Bow The Letter

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 10, 1996

Robert Miles – One & One (feat. Maria Nayler)

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 14, 1996

Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember You

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 4, 1996

Sarah McLachlan – Into The Fire (Extended Remix)

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 15, 1996

Sarah McLachlan – Shelter (Violin Mix)

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 22, 1996

Sheryl Crow – Maybe Angels

This pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 1, 1996

Sheryl Crow – Sweet Rosalyn

This pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 8, 1996

Sheryl Crow – The Book

Low-energy 115 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 24, 1996

Take That – Back For Good

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 27, 1996

Technotronic – Are You Ready

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  February 25, 1996

Technotronic – Move It To The Rhythm (feat. Ya Kid K)

High-energy 137 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in US

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 6, 1996

Technotronic – Recall (feat. Ya Kid K)

High-energy 133 BPM song with an initial key of Dm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 22, 1996

The Cranberries – Forever Yellow Skies

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 7, 1996

The Cranberries – Free To Decide

This adult contemporary pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 20, 1996

The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La

This hip-hop/rap pop song is part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 29, 1996

The Fugees – Ready or Not

This hip-hop/rap and pop song is part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 24, 1996

The Prodigy – Firestarter

This dance rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 21, 1996

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

High-energy 152 BPM song with an initial key of Gb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 4, 1996

Toni Braxton – You’re Makin’ Me High

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 24, 1996

Tori Amos – Caught A Lite Sneeze

Low-energy 79 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 14, 1996

Tricky – Aftermath (Version 1)

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 17, 1996

Tricky – Christiansands

This avant-garde dance hip-hop & rap pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 24, 1996

Tricky – Hell Is Round The Corner

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 26, 1996

Tricky – Overcome

This electronic hip-hop-rap-r&b pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 15, 1996

Tricky – Ponderosa

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 20, 1996

Tricky – Pumpkin

This avant-garde dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 1, 1996

Wild Strawberries – Careful

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 8, 1996

Wild Strawberries – Fall

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 12, 1996

Wild Strawberries – Fine

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 25, 1996

Wild Strawberries – Heroine

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life