This week in music: 1996 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

This week in music: 1996

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Let's turn back the clock to 1996.  

Bill Clinton was in a re-election campaign against Republican challenger Bob Dole.

The year's big movies were Independence Day, Twister and Mission Impossible.

Remember Thursday night being  must see TV.  E-R was the top rated show. People also tuned in to see Seinfeld and Friends.

And these were the songs playing on the radio and at clubs across the country this week 20 years ago.

Billboard's Hot 100 had LL Cool J at number five with Hey Lover.

We just mentioned TV shows and a theme song to the CBS family drama about a  teenager who sees and speaks to God was in the number four position.  One of Us was performed by Joan Osborne as was the theme to  Joan of Arcadia.

At number three was a one hit wonder.  The British group Everything But the Girl had a hit with their song Missing.  It was their first and only song to chart in America.

Whitney Houston was in the number two spot with Exhale (Shoop Shoop).  It was from the movie Waiting to Exhale and was Houston's 11th and final number one song.

Speaking of number one, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men were in the top spot with One Sweet Day. That song spent 16 weeks at number one. At the time, that was the longest run in history at the top the Billboard Charts. 

That's your music from the first week of February, 1996.

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