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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1996.

Contents

Events

January

  • January – At the trial of two American teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, for the murder of Bassett's parents and young brother, defense lawyers attempt to lay the blame for the murders on the fact the pair had been listening to "Israel's Son" by Silverchair prior to the crimes, which are dubbed the "Israel's Son Murders". Murmur Records released an official response, stating that Silverchair do not condone violence of any kind and that the song "seeks to criticize violence and war by portraying them in all their horror." [1]
  • January 8 – Madonna's stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer.[2]
  • January 16 – Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, Hemisphere Dancer, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records executive, Chris Blackwell, are also on the plane; no-one is injured.[3]
  • January 18 – Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.[4]
  • January 19 – The Album, Antichrist by Gorgoroth is Completed.
  • January 25 – Madonna receives death threats from Argentine conservatives who are enraged and insulted that she is playing Eva Peron in Evita.[citation needed] After she arrives in Argentina, over 50 walls throughout the city have been spray-painted with the words: ¡Viva Evita! ¡Fuera Madonna! (Long Live Evita! Get Out, Madonna!).[5]
  • January 25 – Jonathan Larson, composer and writer of the hit Broadway musical Rent, dies at age thirty-five of an aortic aneurysm. His death occurs the morning before Rent is scheduled to make its first public performance at the New York Theatre Workshop.[6]
  • January 28 – Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on the television show Friends.[7]
  • January 29

February

March

April

May

  • The Galway Early Music Festival is launched in Ireland.
  • May 8 – In Los Angeles, California, a judge rules against Tommy Lee and wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, in their attempt to keep Penthouse magazine from publishing still photos taken from an X-rated home movie that was stolen from their home.
  • May 25 – Brad Nowell, lead singer and guitarist of the band Sublime, is found dead of a heroin overdose in his San Francisco motel room.
  • May 28 – Depeche Mode leader Dave Gahan overdosed on a heroin and cocaine 'speedball' in a Los Angeles hotel room. On the way to the hospital, he was pronounced clinically dead for two minutes. He was arrested upon his release two days later, and ordered by the court to complete a 9 month rehabilitation.

June

July

August

  • August 1 – MTV2 is launched.[citation needed]
  • August 10 – August 11 – Oasis played at Knebworth, UK, for two consecutive nights in front of 250,000 people. It is considered the peak of the Britpop movement.[citation needed]
  • August 6 – Influential punk rock group The Ramones play their final show at The Palace in Hollywood.
  • August 27 – Aaliyah released her album One in a Million

September

October

November

December

  • December 7 – The Sex Pistols finish their reunion tour in Santiago, Chile.
  • December 16 – Max Cavalera leaves Sepultura because of Sepultura not renewing his wife, Gloria's, contract as manager as well as being overwhelmed by the death of his stepson.[citation needed]

Date unknown

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

Bands return

Albums released

Contents: TopJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

January

Day Album Artist Notes
9 Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Kid Rock
Victor Alex Lifeson
How Long Has This Been Going On Van Morrison Live
Young, Rich & Dangerous Kris Kross
15 Predator Accept
16 Viva! La Woman Cibo Matto
18 G. Gotthard Switzerland
23 Wither Blister Burn & Peel Stabbing Westward
Boys for Pele Tori Amos
25 Stormblåst Dimmu Borgir
26 Maniacal Laughter The Bouncing Souls
30 Filth Pig Ministry
Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise

February

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Ocean Drive Lighthouse Family
5 Purpendicular Deep Purple Europe
13 Looking East Jackson Browne
The Score The Fugees
Pies Descalzos Shakira
All Eyez on Me Tupac Shakur 2x CD
19 Skunkworks Bruce Dickinson
20 Murder Ballads Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Take Me To Your Leader Newsboys
The Jester Race In Flames
23 Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen Various Artists Tribute to Minutemen
27 The Gray Race Bad Religion
Goldfinger Goldfinger
The Process Skinny Puppy

March

Day Album Artist Notes
4 After Murder Park The Auteurs
5 Gravity Kills Gravity Kills
The Time of the Oath Helloween
Naughty Little Doggie Iggy Pop
11 Refresh the Demon Annihilator
Beat the Bastards The Exploited
12 Falling into You Celine Dion US
Kiss Unplugged Kiss Live
Roots Sepultura
Black Love The Afghan Whigs
Bad Hair Day "Weird Al" Yankovic
17 MMMBop Hanson
18 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2 The Beatles Compilation
19 Born on a Pirate Ship Barenaked Ladies
No. 2 Live Dinner Robert Earl Keen Live
Off Parole Rappin' 4-Tay
Second Toughest in the Infants Underworld
25 Call the Doctor Sleater-Kinney
Now That's What I Call Music! 33 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
26 40 More Reasons To Hate Us Anal Cunt
The Coming Busta Rhymes
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop Stone Temple Pilots
Regretfully Yours Superdrag
Villains The Verve Pipe
? Hits Mike + The Mechanics Compilation

April

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Milk and Kisses Cocteau Twins UK
A Maximum High Shed Seven UK
2 Count the Days Citizen King EP
Crimson Edge of Sanity
Oz Factor Unwritten Law
8 Repetition Unwound
9 Here to Save You All Chino XL
Death Threatz MC Eiht
The Villain in Black MC Ren
Emperor Tomato Ketchup Stereolab
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Various Artists Tribute
16 Borderline Brooks & Dunn
Make Your Mama Proud Fastball
Sell, Sell, Sell David Gray
As Good as Dead Local H
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Modest Mouse Debut
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine Sophomore
Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt Veruca Salt EP
18 The Forgotten Tales Blind Guardian Compilation
Destroy All Monsters/Live in Japan Raven Live
22 Episode Stratovarius
23 Fairweather Johnson Hootie & the Blowfish
Blue Clear Sky George Strait
29 To the Faithful Departed The Cranberries
Arise Therefore Palace
Nearly God Tricky
30 Crash Dave Matthews Band
Drunk on the Moon No Knife
? Tin Cans with Strings to You Far

May

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Ass Cobra Turbonegro
6 1977 Ash
Backstreet Boys (International) Backstreet Boys debut; Europe only
Electriclarryland Butthole Surfers
Dr. Octagonecologyst Kool Keith
The It Girl Sleeper
7 Teri Yakimoto Guttermouth
Imperial Drag Imperial Drag
Now in a Minute Donna Lewis Debut
Infotainment? Pitchshifter
13 Slang Def Leppard
14 Elegy Amorphis
Older George Michael
Looking in the Shadows The Raincoats
Today's Specials The Specials Covers album
Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection The Specials Compilation
Long Line Peter Wolf
20 Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers
21 Perspective Jason Becker
Vile Cannibal Corpse
Wild Mood Swings The Cure
Pure Instinct Scorpions
Down on the Upside Soundgarden
Destruction by Definition The Suicide Machines Debut
Bringing Down the Horse The Wallflowers
22 The Great Southern Trendkill Pantera
Live at the Budokan Blur Live album
25 Roomic Cube Takako Minekawa
28 Good God's Urge Porno for Pyros
30 Swansong Carcass

June

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Oh Lord! When? How? The Hives Debut EP
4 18 til I Die Bryan Adams
Delinquent Habits Delinquent Habits Debut
Destiny Gloria Estefan US
Load Metallica
Hot Squirrel Nut Zippers
6 Tigermilk Belle & Sebastian
7 Dreamland Robert Miles
10 Swansong Carcass
The Light User Syndrome The Fall
11 T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars
12 One Chord to Another Sloan Canada
17 Macarena Non Stop Los del Río
Upgrade & Afterlife Gastr del Sol
18 Very Proud of Ya AFI
Odelay Beck
Secrets Toni Braxton
Just Like You Keb' Mo'
Live from Neon Park Little Feat Live
High/Low Nada Surf
Rocket Primitive Radio Gods
Gone Again Patti Smith
The Patti Smith Masters Patti Smith Box set
24 Morningrise Opeth
Digilogue :zoviet*France: (vinyl version) US
25 Ranetoe Serdce (Broken Heart) Lyapis Trubetskoy
H2O H2O Debut
Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z
You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! Kiss Live
Xtort KMFDM
Get On Up and Dance Quad City DJ's

July

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Live from the Fall Blues Traveler Live
The Final Tic Crucial Conflict
It Was Written Nas
It's Martini Time The Reverend Horton Heat
Wax Ecstatic Sponge
3 None So Vile Cryptopsy
8 Today Is Another Day Zard
9 Scenery and Fish I Mother Earth
Building the Bridge REO Speedwagon
Blue LeAnn Rimes
Irresistible Bliss Soul Coughing
16 Outpost The Samples
Lemon Parade Tonic
22 Technicolour Disco Inferno
23 Tidal Fiona Apple
Three Snakes and One Charm The Black Crowes
The Dark Saga Iced Earth
Static Prevails Jimmy Eat World
Bionic Sandbox expanded edition
26 The Return of the Aquabats The Aquabats
29 A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular Hooverphonic Belgium
Irreligious Moonspell
Drum 'n' Bass for Papa Plug
30 Unplugged Alice in Chains Live
Sublime Sublime
Beats, Rhymes and Life A Tribe Called Quest
Mista Mista
? Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert The Doobie Brothers Live

August

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Interstate 8 Modest Mouse EP
Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Olivia Tremor Control
9 Theli Therion
12 First Band on the Moon The Cardigans
Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
13 Put it in Your Mouth Akinyele EP
Friction, Baby Better Than Ezra
Beautiful Freak Eels
Fantastic Planet Failure
Turn the Radio Off Reel Big Fish
18 Acrobatic Tenement At the Drive-In
19 Becoming X Sneaker Pimps
20 Paradise in Me K's Choice
Cowboy Songs Riders in the Sky
October Rust Type O Negative
26 Awaken The Blood Divine
27 The Latch-Key Child A+
One in a Million Aaliyah
Royal's Justice EB3
Veiled Leah Andreone
Gabrielle Gabrielle
ATLiens OutKast
No Code Pearl Jam

September

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Man Neneh Cherry
Bilingual Pet Shop Boys UK
Double Allergic Powderfinger
9 Like Cats and Dogs Catherine Wheel Compilation
NOLA Down (band)
face to face Face to Face
Excerpts from a Love Circus Lisa Germano
Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai UK
10 Home Again New Edition
New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M. US
Test for Echo Rush
The Doctor Came at Dawn Smog
13 Dynamite Stina Nordenstam
14 In a Bar, Under the Sea dEUS
16 Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim
K Kula Shaker UK
Spiders Space
17 Fashion Nugget Cake
White Light, White Heat, White Trash Social Distortion
Fire Garden Steve Vai
23 Angry Machines Dio Europe
Louder Than Hell Manowar Europe
Animal Rights Moby
24 Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
Susanna Hoffs Susanna Hoffs
Best of the Beast Iron Maiden Compilation
Signify Porcupine Tree
Illadelph Halflife The Roots
Pinkerton Weezer
30 First Grand Constitution and Bylaws Secret Chiefs 3

October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Black Dots Bad Brains Christmas Album
This Is the Time Michael Bolton Christmas Album
Fountains of Wayne Fountains of Wayne
The Moment Kenny G
Yourself or Someone Like You Matchbox 20
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Nirvana Live Compilation
Soul on Ice Ras Kass
The Natural Bridge Silver Jews
Greatest Hits Thompson Twins Greatest Hits
Ænima Tool
At the Speed of Life Xzibit
3 Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Apocalyptica Covers
5 Republica Republica
8 East Side Militia Chemlab
Satan Is Real Again, or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts Country Teasers
Baja Sessions Chris Isaak
Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson
Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants
11 The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home Current 93 EP
14 Sutras Donovan
15 Stories Told & Untold Bad Company
Recovering the Satellites Counting Crows
Life Is Peachy Korn
Car Button Cloth The Lemonheads
Breathe Midnight Oil
Justus The Monkees
Overnight Sensation Motörhead
Genius of America The Tubes
22 Dance into the Light Phil Collins
12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri
Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again House of Pain
Trial by Fire Journey
Public Cowboy #1: The Music of Gene Autry Riders in the Sky
Soundtracks for the Blind Swans
Best of Volume I Van Halen Greatest Hits
Bow Down Westside Connection
23 Wiseblood Corrosion of Conformity
Actual Fantasy Ayreon
25 Thank God for Mental Illness The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Evita Madonna
28 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3 The Beatles Compilation; UK
29 Ironman Ghostface Killah
Fever In Fever Out Luscious Jackson
The Rutles Archaeology The Rutles
Skillet Skillet
31 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot

November

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far East 17 Greatest Hits
4 Richard D. James Album Aphex Twin
Spice Spice Girls UK
5 Unknown Country The Clean
Take You There k-os
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Tupac Shakur
9 Further Along The Dubliners
11 Pre-Millennium Tension Tricky
12 Nico Blind Melon
Infinite Eminem
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 Chaka Khan Compilation
Losing Streak Less Than Jake
Tha Doggfather Snoop Doggy Dogg
18 If You're Feeling Sinister Belle & Sebastian
Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
19 Razorblade Suitcase Bush
Dusk and Her Embrace Cradle of Filth
Hell On Earth Mobb Deep
Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow
Summer of '78 Barry Manilow
Emancipation Prince 3xCD
Blood Brothers Bruce Springsteen EP
25 Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! Enigma
Someday Maybe The Clarks
26 Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 Poison Greatest Hits
Broken China Richard Wright UK
29 Switchstance Quarashi EP
Tormented Staind
 ? Live Around the World Meat Loaf Live

December

Day Album Artist Notes
3 One Fierce Beer Coaster The Bloodhound Gang
Nerf Herder Nerf Herder
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 Various Artists Compilation
10 Lama Rabi Rabi Ghost
Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit Lit EP
Muddy Waters Redman
12 Black Earth Arch Enemy
16 Machines Against the Rage TISM Live

Release Date Unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest positions in the charts of 1996.[17]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Spice Girls Wannabe 1996 United Kingdom UK 1 – Jul 1996, US BB 1 of 1997, Holland 1 – Aug 1996, Sweden 1 – Aug 1996, Switzerland 1 – Aug 1996, Norway 1 – Aug 1996, Germany 1 – Aug 1996, Éire 1 – Aug 1996, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1996, Australia 1 for 11 weeks Jan 1997, US BB 3 of 1997, POP 3 of 1997, Austria 4 – Aug 1996, Australia 5 of 1996, Poland 22 – Aug 1996, Italy 31 of 1996, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1996, Scrobulate 59 of pop, RYM 94 of 1996, Germany 170 of the 1990s, OzNet 963, Acclaimed 1504
2 The Fugees Killing Me Softly 1996 United States UK 1 – Jun 1996, Holland 1 – Jun 1996, Austria 1 – Jul 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jun 1996, Norway 1 – Jun 1996, Germany 1 – Jun 1996, Éire 1 – Jun 1996, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks May 1996, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Aug 1996, Poland 2 – Jun 1996, Australia 3 of 1996, Sweden 5 – Aug 1996, Italy 6 of 1996, Scrobulate 6 of hip-hop, US BB 17 of 1996, POP 21 of 1996, Germany 35 of the 1990s, RYM 97 of 1996, Europe 98 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 837
3 Los Del Rio Macarena 1996 Spain US BB 1 of 1996, Holland 1 – Aug 1993, Austria 1 – Feb 1996, Switzerland 1 – Mar 1996, Germany 1 – Apr 1996, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1996, UK 2 – Jul 1996, US BB 2 of 1996, Norway 2 – Jun 1996, Australia 2 of 1996, POP 2 of 1996, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1993, Sweden 8 – Jun 1996, Germany 26 of the 1990s, Party 102 of 2007
4 Oasis Wonderwall 1996 United Kingdom New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Mar 1996, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1996, UK 2 – Nov 1995, Scrobulate 2 of rock, Sweden 4 – Nov 1995, RYM 4 of 1995, Norway 5 – Dec 1995, US BB 8 of 1996, Holland 9 – Dec 1995, Australia 10 of 1996, Austria 12 – Mar 1996, Poland 15 – Jan 1996, US BB 16 of 1996, Switzerland 17 – Feb 1996, POP 20 of 1996, Virgin 22, Germany 24 – Feb 1996, Europe 70 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 123, Belgium 146 of all time, WXPN 856
5 Robert Miles Children 1996 Italy Sweden 1 – Mar 1996, Austria 1 – Apr 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1996, Norway 1 – Apr 1996, Germany 1 – Feb 1996, UK 2 – Feb 1996, France 2 – Feb 1996, Holland 3 – Feb 1996, Italy 3 of 1996, US BB 21 of 1996, Australia 26 of 1996, Germany 32 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 71 of house, RYM 159 of 1996, OzNet 336

Top hits on record





See also: Hot 100 number-one hits of 1996 (United States)

Most critically acclaimed songs of 1996

This list is taken from acclaimedmusic.net.[18]

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Deaths

Awards

Glenn Gould Prize

Charts

See also

References

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