Best Canadian RPM Number 1 Singles:1996

Which of these singles will you cast your vote for?

You may vote for MORE than ONE song!!

Older polls always open:
1964:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767524
1965:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767714
1966:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767890
1967:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768306
1968:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768597
1969:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768867
1970:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769085
1971:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769397
1972:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769624
1973:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769837
1974:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770060
1975:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770295
1976:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770513
1977:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770753

1978:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771010
1979:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771209
1980:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771416
1981:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771571
1982:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771845
1983:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=772126
1984:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=772314
1985:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=772529
1986:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=772752
1987:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=772985
1988:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=773166
1989:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=773475
1990:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=773602
1991:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=773998
1992:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=774193
1993:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=774547
1994:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=774741
1995:http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=774932

An * means artist is Canadian

I could vote for many of these songs. I decided to be more selective however for 1996, one of the strongest years of the 1990’s.
I voted for Joan Osborne, Every but the Girl, Eric Clapton, Gin Blossoms, Celine Dion(hands down her best single), Hootie’s “Old Man and Me”(perhaps best Hootie song), Mariah Carey and Tracy Chapman. Only one Alanis song got my vote, and the choice for me was easy " Head Over Feet", which the underrated single from “Jagged Little Pill”. Her best song in my view.

Songs that could have gotten my vote but did not make the cut for regret or no regret were “Ironic” by Alanis, Collective Soul and Bodeans.

Time, Missing, The World I Know, and Give Me One Reason earn my votes.

I used to think You Learn was the worst song ever. I still believe it’s a horrible song, but now I think One of Us is even worse. One of Us therefore gets the dreaded dead-ass last designation in the world-famous** Ponch8 Music Rating System.**

Easy: Missing is one of the best songs of the 90s.

I wish I could have voted for Give Me One Reason because it’s an excellent song. In another year, I’d have picked it in a heartbeat. In 1996 however, it’s stuck between a clearly superior song (Missing) and a bunch of merely OK to frankly mediocre ones (all the others).