Ben’s 10 Volume LXIII: Top Songs the Week My Senior Yearbook Came Out

The Billboard pop charts have sucked ass for years. The following are the top 10 songs in the country for the week of June 8, 1996. Mixed in with the Toni Braxton and Mariah Carey is an awful track by Metallica from arguably their worst album, Load. Also, who the hell is Tony Rich?

  1. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Crossroads”
  2. Mariah Carey “Always Be My Baby”
  3. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me”
  4. Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason”
  5. SWV “You’re The One”
  6. The Tony Rich Project “Nobody Knows”
  7. Toni Braxton “You’re Making Me High/Let It Flow”
  8. George Michael “Fastlove”
  9. Alanis Morissette “Ironic”
  10. Metallica “Until It Sleeps”

About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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