It’s Divas, Post-Grunge, Trip-Hop and Alanismania as the Internet takes off, Netscape battles Microsoft in the browser wars, Tupac is killed and tensions between Patriot groups and the Clinton administration help propel a song by an aging Rocker to #1. Media and music continue to fragment into tighter niches, but “The Macarena” unifies the dancefloor and an unknown Singer-Songwriter defies label marketing gimmicks to score the #1 hit of the year.

#1 Song of the Year   

Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever

Artists of the Year   

  1. Alanis Morissette
  2. Mariah Carey
  3. Celine Dion

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • 8-WAY TIE: Alanis Morissette/Mariah Carey/La Bouche/Hootie & Blowfish/Oasis/Smashing Pumpkins/LL Cool J/Bush (4)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 29.3 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Mariah Carey – One Sweet Day (December ’95, 13 wks)
  2. Everything but the Girl – Missing (March, 5 wks)
  3. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me (April, 14 wks)
  4. Alanis Morissette – You Learn (July, 5 wks)
  5. Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever (August, 13 wks)
  6. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (November, 2 wks)
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