The Top 25 Songs of 1996

The Top 100 Songs of 1996 + Blacklisted as a Communist

Part 1: 100-76
Part 2: 75-51 
Part 3: 50-26 
Part 4: 25-#1 

Part IV: 


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25. Bodychoke
"Sperm Burner"  7:30
Five Prostitutes
United Kingdom

24. Oblivians
"Clones"  1:43
Sympathy Sessions
Memphis, TN

23. The Brian Jonestown Massacre
"B.S.A."  4:32
Take It From the Man!
San Francisco, CA

22. Tipsy
"Oops!"  3:45
Trip Tease
San Francisco, CA

21. The Olivia Tremor Control
"Define a Transparent Dream"  2:50
Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle
Athens, GA

20. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
"Moon Beats Yellow"  2:41
Introducing Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Carmarthen, Wales

19. Quickspace
"Winona"  7:29
London, England

18. Liquid Sound Company
"Sadhana Sidhi"  10:41
Exploring The Psychedelic
Arlington, TX

17. The Auteurs
"Everything You Say Will Destroy You"  2:42
After Murder Park
London, England

16. Ocean Colour Scene
"Policemen & Pirates"  4:03
Moseley Shoals
Birmingham, England

15. Mazzy Star
"Look on Down from the Bridge"  4:48
Among My Swan
Los Angeles, CA

14. The Butthole Surfers
"Let's Talk About Cars"  4:36
Austin, TX

13. Cat Power
"King Rides By"  4:04
What Would The Community Think
Atlanta, GA/New York, NY

12. The High Llamas
"The Hot Revivalist"  4:41
London, England

11. Modest Mouse
"Custom Concern"  4:28
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
Seattle, WA

10. Stereolab
"Metronomic Underground"  7:55
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
London, England

9. The Multiple Cat
"My Planet"  3:13
"Territory" Shall Mean the Universe
Quad City, IA

8. Grant Lee Buffalo
"Comes to Blows"  5:31
Los Angeles, CA

7. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
"Song of Joy"  6:47
Murder Ballads
Berlin, Germany/London, England

6. Neutral Milk Hotel
"Someone Is Waiting"  2:32
On Avery Island
Ruston, LA

5. Alan Vega/Alex Chilton/Ben Vaughn
"Lover of Love"  5:04
Cubist Blues
New York, NY/Memphis, TN/Collingswood, NJ

4. Wilco
"Misunderstood"  6:28
Being There
Chicago, IL

3. The Boo Radleys
"Four Saints"  4:26
C'mon Kids
Wallasey, England

2. Rollerskate Skinny
"Speed to My Side"  6:53
Horsedrawn Wishes
Dublin, Ireland

1. Swans
"Yrp"  7:47
Soundtracks For The Blind
New York, NY

"Animus"  10:42
Soundtracks For The Blind
New York, NY

Written, Designed, and Music Compiled by Tony J. Neal

None of the original songs were ever intended to be used in this type of format.

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Playlists created on 8tracks


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