The Prodigy, "Firestarter". Kim Deal got a songwriting credit for this.
Blackstreet, "No Diggity". Ended a 14-week run of "Macarena" atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Fugees, "Ready or Not". Barack Obama's favorite song, was #1 in Iceland.
Patti Smith, "Summer Cannibals". Video directed by Robert Frank.
Jay-Z, "Dead Presidents". Jay-Z's first charting single.
Fiona Apple, "Criminal". Won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Performance.
Iris DeMent, "Wasteland of the Free". Living in the wasteland of the free, where the poor have now become the enemy.
Busta Rhymes, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check". Chuck D gave him his name.
Erykah Badu, "On and On". Won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Beck, "Where It's At". I got two turntables and a microphone.
Here's a favorite 1996 song of mine that happens to also have a great video. Check out that backwards dancing!
No Jay-Z on this Spotify playlist.