Regional Hits of 1996

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The standard page for 1996 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1996 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Los Del Rio Macarena Moves -1 Moves -13 Spice Girls Wannabe Moves -1 Moves -2 The Fugees Killing Me Softly With His Song 1
2 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me Moves -3 Moves 1 Los Del Rio Macarena Moves -3 Moves 1 Spice Girls Wannabe 2
3 Eric Clapton Change the World Moves -11 Moves -89 The Fugees Killing Me Softly With His Song Moves 2 Moves -8 Babylon Zoo Spaceman 3
4 Alanis Morissette Ironic Moves -5 Moves -2 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart Moves -5 Moves -3 Robert Miles Children 4
5 Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason Moves -38 Moves 3 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me Moves -40 Moves 3 Los Del Rio Macarena 5
6 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart Moves 2 Moves -2 Everything But The Girl Missing Moves -1 Moves -14 Fool's Garden The Lemon Tree 6
7 Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby Moves -17 Moves -92 Robert Miles Children Moves 3 Moves 1 Everything But The Girl Missing 7
8 Everything But The Girl Missing Moves 2 Moves -24 Oasis Wonderwall Moves -11 Moves -19 Michael Jackson They Don't Care About Us 8
9 Joan Osborne One of Us Moves -1 Moves 5 Alanis Morissette Ironic Moves -17 Moves 5 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart 9
10 Celine Dion It's All Coming Back to Me Now Moves -12 Moves 1 Joan Osborne One of Us Moves -39 Moves -15 The Prodigy Breathe 10
11 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Tha Crossroads Moves -18 Moves -100 Babylon Zoo Spaceman Moves 8 Moves -1 George Michael Jesus to a Child 11
12 The Smashing Pumpkins 1979 Moves -23 Moves -58 George Michael Jesus to a Child Moves 1 Moves -21 Robert Miles One & One 12
13 Madonna You Must Love Me Moves -35 Moves -20 Spice Girls Say You'll Be There Moves 0 Moves 0 Spice Girls Say You'll Be There 13
14 Spice Girls Wannabe Moves 13 Moves 11 Eric Clapton Change the World Moves -98 Moves -26 Faithless Insomnia 14
15 Merril Bainbridge Mouth Moves -19 Moves -50 OMC How Bizarre Moves -3 Moves -11 Take That How Deep is Your Love? 15
16 BLACKstreet & Dr Dre No Diggity Moves -5 Moves -1 Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever Moves -23 Moves -7 Mr President Coco Jamboo 16
17 Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever Moves 1 Moves -36 George Michael Fast Love Moves -4 Moves -2 No Mercy Where Do You Go? 17
18 Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High Moves -14 Moves -20 2Pac & Dr Dre California Love Moves -14 Moves 3 OMC How Bizarre 18
19 Alanis Morissette You Learn Moves -25 Moves -17 No Mercy Where Do You Go? Moves 2 Moves 11 Oasis Wonderwall 19
20 Quad City DJs C'Mon Ride the Train Moves -59 Moves -100 Fool's Garden The Lemon Tree Moves 14 Moves -11 Metallica Until it Sleeps 20

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