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Number One Song of 1996: Los Del Rio  - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) Go to year: 
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Position  Artist Song Title
« 1995 1996 1997 »
1 Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
2 Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men One Sweet Day
3 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
4 Tony Rich Project Nobody Knows
5 Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby
6 Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason
7 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tha Crossroads
8 Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever
9 Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
10 Keith Sweat Twisted
11 Quad City DJ's C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
12 Everything But The Girl Missing
13 Alanis Morissette Ironic
14 Whitney Houston Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
15 Gin Blossoms Follow You Down / Til I Hear It From You
16 Brandy Sittin' Up In My Room
17 2Pac How Do U Want It / California Love
18 Celine Dion It's All Coming Back To Me Now
19 Eric Clapton Change The World
20 LL Cool J Hey Lover
21 LL Cool J Loungin
22 Jann Arden Insensitive
23 La Bouche Be My Lover
24 Goo Goo Dolls Name
25 Jewel Who Will Save Your Soul
26 No Mercy Where Do You Go
27 R. Kelly I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
28 Dishwalla Counting Blue Cars
29 Alanis Morissette You Learn / You Oughta Know
30 Joan Osborne One Of Us
31 Natalie Merchant Wonder
32 Mary J. Blige Not Gon' Cry
33 Coolio Gangsta's Paradise
34 112 feat. The Notorious B.I.G. Only You
35 R. Kelly Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
36 SWV You're The One
37 La Bouche Sweet Dreams
38 Monica Before You Walk Out Of My Life / Like This And Like That
39 Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's
40 Coolio 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)
41 Collective Soul The World I Know
42 BLACKstreet (feat. Dr. Dre) No Diggity
43 3t Anything
44 The Smashing Pumpkins 1979
45 TLC Diggin' On You
46 Monica Why I Love You So Much / Ain't Nobody
47 Total Kissin' You
48 Whitney Houston and Cece Winans Count On Me
49 Mariah Carey Fantasy
50 Hootie and The Blowfish Time
51 Madonna You'll See
52 Az Yet Last Night
53 Merril Bainbridge Mouth
54 Color Me Badd The Earth, The Sun, The Rain
55 Joe All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)
56 Oasis Wonderwall
57 Busta Rhymes Woo-hah!! Got You All In Check / Everything Remains Raw
58 Groove Theory Tell Me
59 Outkast Elevators (Me and You)
60 Blues Traveler Hook
61 LL Cool J Doin It
62 George Michael Fastlove
63 Case feat. Foxxy Brown Touch Me Tease Me
64 Kris Kross Tonite's Tha Night
65 Robert Miles Children
66 Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Theme From Mission: Impossible
67 Bodeans Closer To Free
68 No Doubt Just A Girl
69 Aaliyah If Your Girl Only Knew
70 D'angelo Lady
71 John Mellencamp Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
72 Ginuwine Pony
73 Keith Sweat Nobody
74 Hootie and The Blowfish Old Man and Me (When I Get To Heaven)
75 Sheryl Crow If It Makes You Happy
76 Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down
77 Mc Lyte Keep On, Keepin' On
78 Natalie Merchant Jealousy
79 Melissa Etheridge I Want To Come Over
80 Deborah Cox Who Do U Love
81 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart
82 Amber This Is Your Night
83 R. Kelly You Remind Me Of Something
84 Janet Jackson Runaway
85 Planet Soul Set U Free
86 New Edition Hit Me Off
87 Total No One Else
88 Ghost Town Dj's My Boo
89 Junior M.A.F.I.A. Get Money
90 Maxi Priest feat. Shaggy That Girl
91 Do Or Die Po Pimp
92 Metallica Until It Sleeps
93 Crucial Conflict Hay
94 Ace Of Base Beautiful Life
95 Take That Back For Good
96 Pearl Jam I Got Id / Long Road
97 Faith Evans Soon As I Get Home
98 Los Del Rio Macarena
99 Hootie and The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You
100 Seal Don't Cry