These hits topped the Ultratop 50 in 1996.
|January 6||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|January 13||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|January 20||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|January 27||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|February 3||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|February 10||Double Vision||Knockin'|
|February 17||Babylon Zoo||Spaceman|
|February 24||Babylon Zoo||Spaceman|
|March 2||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|March 9||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|March 16||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|March 23||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|March 30||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|April 6||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|April 13||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|April 20||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|April 27||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|May 4||Andrea Bocelli||Con te partirò|
|May 11||Joan Osborne||One of us|
|May 18||2 Fabiola||Lift U up|
|May 25||2 Fabiola||Lift U up|
|June 1||2 Fabiola||Lift U up|
|June 8||2 Fabiola||Lift U up|
|June 15||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|June 22||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|June 29||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|July 6||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|July 13||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|July 20||Los Del Rio||Macarena|
|July 27||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|August 3||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|August 10||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|August 17||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|August 24||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|August 31||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|September 7||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|September 14||The Fugees||Killing me softly|
|September 21||Spice Girls||Wannabe|
|September 28||Spice Girls||Wannabe|
|October 5||Spice Girls||Wannabe|
|October 12||Spice Girls||Wannabe|
|October 19||Spice Girls||Wannabe|
|October 26||Rob de Nijs||Banger hart|
|November 2||Rob de Nijs||Banger hart|
|November 9||Céline Dion||It's all coming back to me now|
|November 16||Céline Dion||It's all coming back to me now|
|November 23||Céline Dion||It's all coming back to me now|
|November 30||Céline Dion||It's all coming back to me now|
|December 7||Céline Dion||It's all coming back to me now|
|December 14||Robert Miles & Maria Nayler||One and one|
|December 21||Robert Miles & Maria Nayler||One and one|
|December 28||Robert Miles & Maria Nayler||One and one|
2 Unlimited are a dance act founded by Belgian producers Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde in 1991 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and Dutch vocalist Anita Doth fronted the act from 1991 to 1996. During the five years of 2 Unlimited's worldwide mainstream success, the act scored a total of 16 chart hits, including "Get Ready for This", "Twilight Zone", "No Limit", and "Tribal Dance". They have sold 18 million records worldwide. Although they enjoyed less mainstream recognition in the United States, many of their songs have become popular themes at American sporting events, particularly in the NHL and the NBA.
Anthology 2 is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 18 March 1996 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. It features rarities, outtakes and live performances from the 1965 sessions for Help! to the sessions just prior to their trip to India in February 1968. It is the second in a trilogy of albums with Anthology 1 and Anthology 3, all of which tie in with the televised special The Beatles Anthology. The opening track is "Real Love", the second of the two recordings that reunited the Beatles for the first time since the band's break-up. Like its predecessor, the album topped the Billboard 200 album chart and has been certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA.
"Gangsta's Paradise" is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring singer L.V. The song was released on Coolio's album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise".
"Until It Sleeps" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on May 21, 1996 as the lead single from their 1996 album, Load. It was the band's first number one song on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, as well as their first and only song as of the release of Hardwired... to Self-Destruct to hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, debuting and peaking at number 10. The song also peaked atop the charts of Finland, Poland, Australia and Sweden, becoming the band's only number-one hit in the latter two countries.
"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian and originally released by Joan Osborne. Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a chart hit in November of that year, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning three Grammy nominations. The song was also a major success worldwide, topping the charts of Australia, Canada, Flemish Belgium and Sweden, reaching number six on the UK Singles Chart, and becoming a top-twenty hit in at least thirteen other counties.
Florent Pagny is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He records his work in French, as well as in Italian, Spanish and English. His greatest hits include "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer" and "Ma Liberté de penser"—all three were number one in France. As of 2018, he has sold more than 6 million singles and 10 million albums, becoming the 17th best selling artist in France of all time.
"Rock Steady" is a single from Bonnie Raitt's 1995 album Road Tested, written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters. The song was written as a duet with Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt for her Road Tested tour, which also became one of her albums. The original demo version of the song appears on Adams' 1996 single "Let's Make a Night to Remember".
"Jesus to a Child" is a song by British singer George Michael. The song peaked at number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Scotland and Spain. It also peaked at number two or three in several other European charts, and became George Michael's highest-direct entry in the American charts. It is one of George Michael's best-known songs and was included on the 1996 album Older. It is a melancholy tribute to his lover Anselmo Feleppa.
"GoldenEye" is a song performed by Tina Turner, and the eponymous theme song for the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye. Released as a single in November 1995, the song was a big chart hit in Europe, topping the Hungarian Singles Chart and reaching the top five in Austria, Finland, France, and Switzerland, as well as number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It was less successful outside the continent, reaching number 43 in Canada, number 63 in Australia, and number two on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
"Firestarter" is a song by the British band The Prodigy, released on 18 March 1996. It was the first single from their third album The Fat of the Land, and their tenth single overall. It was also the group's first number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, staying on top for three weeks, and their first big international hit, also reaching number one in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Norway.
"Where the Wild Roses Grow" is a duet by Australian rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and pop singer Kylie Minogue. It is the fifth song and lead single from the band's ninth studio album, Murder Ballads (1996), released on Mute Records. It was written by the band's frontman Nick Cave and produced by Tony Cohen and Victor Van Vugt.
"Nocturne" was the winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in Norwegian by Secret Garden representing Norway. It was the second time Norway won the contest, after it had won in 1985 with Bobbysocks! song "La det swinge". For their performance at the Contest the Secret Garden duo of Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Løvland featured three guest musicians; Norwegian vocalist Gunnhild Tvinnereim, Hans Fredrik Jacobsen on penny whistle and Swedish nyckelharpist Åsa Jinder.
"The Voice" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, performed in English by Eimear Quinn representing Ireland. The music was composed, and the lyrics were written, by Brendan Graham, who had also written and composed "Rock 'N' Roll Kids," the Irish winner from the 1994 Contest. The victory, which was Ireland's fourth in five years, was their seventh Contest victory, which remains a record for the most contests won by a single country.
Ultratop is an organization which generates and publishes the official record charts in Belgium. Ultratop is a non-profit organization, created on the initiative of the Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA), the Belgian member organization of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Two parallel set of charts are concurrently produced and published, one on behalf of Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flanders region, and the other catering to the nation's French-speaking region of Wallonia.
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" is a French-language song by Canadian singer Celine Dion, recorded for her French studio album, D'eux (1995). It was released as the lead single on 13 March 1995 in Francophone countries and in September 1995 in other European countries. In Canada it was a radio only release. The song was also released in Japan in October 1996. According to Dion, it is the biggest song of her French career. She also recorded it in English as "If That's What it Takes" and included it on her 1996 album, Falling into You.
"Insomnia" is a song recorded by British musical group Faithless. Released as the band's second single, it became one of their most successful. It was originally released in 1995 and reached number 27 on the UK Singles Chart, topping the UK Dance Chart in the process. When re-released in 1996, the song reached a new peak of number three in the United Kingdom and peaked atop the charts of Finland, Norway and Switzerland, while becoming a top-five hit in several other countries and topping multiple dance charts. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 2015.
"Freed from Desire" is a song written and recorded by the Brooklyn-based Italian singer and songwriter Gala. It was released in 1996 as the first single from her first album Come into My Life. "Freed from Desire" was a hit in many European countries, reaching number 1 in France and Belgium. The track was released in the UK in July 1997 and peaked at number 2 and spent 8 weeks inside the Top 10 and 14 weeks in total in the Top 75. Gala achieved a Diamond recording award in France, a Platinum record in Benelux and a Gold record in the United Kingdom.
"The X-Files" is a 1996 instrumental recorded by American film and television composer Mark Snow. It is a remixed version of the original theme Snow composed for the science fiction television series The X-Files in 1993. Released in March 1996 in several countries, it achieved major success, particularly in France, where it reached number one on the singles chart. The composition has since been covered by many artists, including DJ Dado and Triple X; DJ Dado's version was a major hit in Europe while Triple X's version reached number two in Australia.
This is a list of songs that topped the Belgian Walloon (francophone) Ultratop 40 in 1996.
"Incancellabile" is a song written by Cheope, Marco Marati and Angelo Valsiglio and recorded by Italian singer Laura Pausini. It was released as the first single from the album Le cose che vivi in 1996. The song was also recorded in Spanish and Portuguese, with the titles "Inolvidable" and "Inesquecível", respectively. The Portuguese version is included only in the Brazilian version of the album.