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1996 Radio Oldies



In 1996


Gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in a drive-by shooting. He dies six days later at age 25.





The "Macarena" is the big dance craze.

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced.

The first DVD's are Launched in Japan.

Jesse The number of users on the Internet exceed 10 million in 1996 and it's the year E-bay and Ask Jeeves start.

Mad Cow Disease hits Britain causing the mass slaughter of Herds of Cows.

Popular Movies in 1996 include Independence Day, Twister, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Shine, Sling Blade.

Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consective MLB game record when he played game number 2,131.

Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber was captured. He had killed and injured 23 people in his 17-year spree. He was turned in by his brother.

President Bill Clinton signs legislation that significantly deregulates telecommunications, creating almost limitless opportunities for broadcasters and cable companies.

Jim Carrey was the first actor to make $20,000,000 to star in a single film, The Cable Guy.

Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Hits of 1996



Billboard FM 1996

Hits of 1996


* Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
* One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
* Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
* Nobody Knows - Tony Rich Project
* Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
* Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
* I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis
* You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow - Toni Braxton
* Twisted - Keith Sweat
* C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJ's
* Missing - Everything But The Girl
* Ironic - Alanis Morissette
* Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
* Follow You Down / Til I Hear It From You - Gin Blossoms
* Sittin' up in My Room - Brandy
* Change the World - Eric Clapton
* It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion
* How Do U Want It / California Love - 2Pac
* Be My Lover - La Bouche







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