Top 100 Singles of 1996 in Canada

alanis morissette - you learn copyAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1996 in Canada was “You Learn” by Alanis Morissette. It was written by the Ottawa singer and Glen Ballard and was the fifth single released from blockbuster album Jagged Little Pill. Alanis placed three songs in the year-end Top 10 which saw five by Canadian artists. A total of 31 songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 You Learn Alanis Morissette
2 Ironic Alanis Morissette
3 Change the World Eric Clapton
4 Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman
5 Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
6 Ahead By a Century The Tragically Hip
7 Follow You Down Gin Blossoms
8 Key West Intermezzo John Mellencamp
9 Missing Everything But the Girl
10 Head Over Feet Alanis Morissette
11 I Want To Come Over Melissa Etheridge
12 One Sweet Day Mariah Carey
13 Old Man & Me Hootie & the Blowfish
14 Let’s Make a Night to Remember Bryan Adams
15 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins
16 One of Us Joan Osborne
17 It’s All Coming Back to Me Now Celine Dion
18 The Only Thing That Looks… Bryan Adams
19 Time Hootie & the Blowfish
20 Exhale Whitney Houston
21 Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey
22 Nobody Knows The Tony Rich Project
23 He Liked to Feel It Crash Test Dummies
24 Name The Goo Goo Dolls
25 Tucker’s Town Hootie & the Blowfish
26 Wonderwall Oasis
27 You’ll See Madonna
28 I Love You Always and Forever Donna Lewis
29 Free To Decide The Cranberries
30 Birmingham Amanda Marshall
31 Everything Falls Apart Dog’s Eye View
32 Walls Tom Petty
33 The World I Know Collective Soul
34 Standing Outside a Broken… Primitive Radio Gods
35 Closer to Free Bodeans
36 Jerk Kim Stockwood
37 Dreamer’s Dream Tom Cochrane
38 Flood Jars of Clay
39 Fast Love George Michael
40 Leave It Alone Moist
41 Nowhere to Go Melissa Etheridge
42 You Still Touch Me Sting
43 Killing Me Softly The Fugees
44 Hand In My Pocket Alanis Morissette
45 Don’t Cry Seal
46 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Deep Blue Something
47 Who You Are Pearl Jam
48 Gift Shop The Tragically Hip
49 Wildest Dreams Tom Cochrane
50 Looking For It Jann Arden
51 Beautiful Goodbye Amanda Marshall
52 Black Cloud Rain Corey Hart
53 E-Bow the Letter REM
54 Jealousy Natalie Merchant
55 Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot Sting
56 So Far Away Rod Stewart
57 You’re Making Me High Toni Braxton
58 Better Off As We Are Blue Rodeo
59 Beautiful Life Ace of Base
60 That Girl Maxi Priest
61 Until It Sleeps Metallica
62 Mouth Merril Bainbridge
63 Blessed Elton John
64 When Love and Hate Collide Def Leppard
65 I Don’t Want to Think About It Wild Strawberries
66 Lucky Love Ace of Base
67 Everything You’ve Done Wrong Sloan
68 Good Mother Jann Arden
69 Wonder Natalie Merchant
70 Free As a Bird The Beatles
71 Jesus to a Child George Michael
72 Good Intentions Toad the Wet Sprocket
73 The Good in Everyone Sloan
74 Good Friday The Black Crowes
75 Burden in Hand Soundgarden
76 Wrong Everything But the Girl
77 Your Little Secret Melissa Etheridge
78 Angel Mine The Cowboy Junkies
79 Shoe Box The Barenaked Ladies
80 Test for Echo Rush
81 When You Love a Woman Journey
82 How Bizarre OMC
83 Champagne Supernova Oasis
84 Who Will Save Your Soul Jewel
85 Lack of Water The Why Store
86 Real Love The Beatles
87 Some Bridges Jackson Browne
88 What’s Up with That ZZ Top
89 A List of Things Damhnait Doyle
90 Crawl Tom Cochrane
91 Only Love Sophie B. Hawkins
92 Waiting For Tonight Tom Petty
93 A Common Disaster The Cowboy Junkies
94 Fall From Grace Amanda Marshall
95 Work It Out Def Leppard
96 Mission: Impossible A. Clayton/L. Mullen
97 Back For Good Take That
98 Forever Mariah Carey
99 My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers
100 Spiderwebs No Doubt
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