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1996 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1996, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand 1 4   Jul 1996  
  Primitive Radio Gods  
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  2 1979 1 3   Dec 1995  
  The Smashing Pumpkins  
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  3 Pepper 1 13   Jun 1996  
  Butthole Surfers  
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  4 Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart 1 22   Jun 1996  
  Stone Temple Pilots  
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  5 In The Meantime 1 11   Feb 1996  
  Spacehog  
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  6 Down 1 23   Aug 1996  
  311  
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  7 The World I Know 1 7   Jan 1996  
  Collective Soul  
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  8 Ironic 1 1   Mar 1996  
  Alanis Morissette  
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  9 Blow Up The Outside World 1     Dec 1996  
  Soundgarden  
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  10 Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) 1 14   Feb 1996  
  Everclear  
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  11 Swallowed 1 20   Nov 1996  
  Bush  
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  12 What I Got 1 12   Oct 1996  
  Sublime  
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  13 Lady Picture Show 1 21   Dec 1996  
  Stone Temple Pilots  
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  14 Novocaine For The Soul 1 24   Sep 1996  
  Eels  
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  15 Wonderwall 1 2   Jan 1996  
  Oasis  
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  16 Burden In My Hand 1 20   Aug 1996  
  Soundgarden  
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  17 Machinehead 1 16   Apr 1996  
  Bush  
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  18 Big Me 1 3   Mar 1996  
  Foo Fighters  
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  19 Stupid Girl 1 15   Aug 1996  
  Garbage  
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  20 Until It Sleeps 1     Jun 1996  
  Metallica  
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  21 Hero Of The Day 1     Oct 1996  
  Metallica  
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  22 Big Bang Baby 1 14   Mar 1996  
  Stone Temple Pilots  
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  23 Counting Blue Cars 1 2   May 1996  
  Dishwalla  
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  24 Brain Stew/Jaded 1 17   Feb 1996  
  Green Day  
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  25 Heaven Beside You 1 26   Feb 1996  
  Alice In Chains  
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Related Song Features for 1996 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year


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1996 Number One Rock Songs

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1996 One Hit Wonders

list of one-time top 20 makers and others with one well-known song

Top 100 Rock Songs By Year

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Welcome to the chart archive

From the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, find the top rock songs for 1996 or find another year from 1980 to date. Complete week-by-week rock chart archives are onine for the entire period. Click the red rock chart peak to find the chart where the song peaked.