The Core’s Top 50 Songs of 1996

Place Artist Song Album
1 Tool Forty Six & 2 Ænima
2 Soundgarden Burden In My Hand Down On the Up Side
3 Alice In Chains No Excuses (Acoustic) Unplugged
4 Stone Temple Pilots Trippin On a Hole… Tiny Music…
5 Metallica King Nothing Load
6 Soundgarden Blow Up the Outside World Down On the Up Side
7 Staind Mudshovel Tormented
8 Alice In Chains Over Now (Acoustic) Unplugged
9 Smashing Pumpkins Zero This Airplane Flies High
10 Rage Against The Machine Bulls on Parade Evil Empire
11 Alice In Chains Nutshell (Acoustic) Unplugged
12 Metallica Hero of the Day Load
13 Sponge Have You Seen Mary Wax Ecstatic
14 Stone Temple Pilots Big Bang Baby Tiny Music…
15 Red Hot Chili Peppers Love Rollercoaster Bevis & Butthead Do America
16 Tool Stinkfist Ænima
17 Tonic Open Up Your Eyes Lemon Parade
18 Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People Antichrist Superstar
19 The Wallflowers One Headlight Bringing Down The House
20 Sublime Santeria Sublime
21 Tonic If You Could Only See Lemon Parade
22 Sponge Wax Ecstatic Wax Ecstatic
23 Tool H. Ænima
24 Sublime What I Got Sublime
25 Metallica Until It Sleeps Load
26 Metallica Ain’t My Bitch Load
27 Tool Ænima Ænima
28 Local H Bound For the Floor As Good As Dead
29 Stone Temple Pilots Tumble In the Rough Tiny Music…
30 Soundgarden Pretty Noose Down On the Up Side
31 Cake The Distance Fashion Nugget
32 Stone Temple Pilots Lady Picture Show Tiny Music…
33 Beck Where It’s At Odelay
34 Beck Devil’s Haircut Odelay
35 Social Distortion I Was Wrong White Light/White Heat/White Trash
36 Stabbing Westward What Do I Have to Do? Wither Blister Burn & Peel
37 Pearl Jam Hail Hail No Code
38 The Verve Pipe Freshmen Villians
39 Rage Against The Machine People of the Sun Evil Empire
40 Goo Goo Dolls Long Way Down Twister (Soundtrack)
41 Pearl Jam Who You Are No Code
42 Type O-Negative Cinnamon Girl October Rust
43 Pantera Suicide Note The Great Southern Trendkill
44 King’s X Sometime Ear Candy
45 Nirvana Aneurysm From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
46 Butthole Surffers Pepper Electric Larryland
47 Bush Greedy Fly Razorblade Suitcase
48 Weezer The Good Life Pinkerton
49 Gravity Kills Guilty Gravity Kills
50 Screaming Trees All I Know Dust

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The Core Playlist – Week Of 3/6/17

Segment 1:  

Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

In Bloom – Nirvana

Core Data/News:

Jesus Christ Pose – Soundgarden

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Forty Six & 2 – Tool

Rollin – Limp Bizkit

Artist Evolution:

Pardon Me – Incubus

Nimble Bastard – Incubus

Shine – Collective Soul

Unsung – Helmet

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town – Pearl Jam

Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla

Electric Head Pt 2 – White Zombie

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Sad But True – Metallica

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Core Sample:

Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

Naked – Goo Goo Dolls

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Glycerine – Bush

My Hero – Foo Fighters

Core Artist Profile With Rich Robinson:

Hard To Handle – Black Crowes

Inside Out – Eve 6

Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hey Man, Nice Shot – Filter

Man In The Box – Alice In Chains

Close With Request:

A Small Victory – Faith No More

The Core Playlist – Week Of 2/27/17

Segment 1:  

Heaven Besides You – Alice In Chains

Santeria – Sublime

Core Data/News:

Bad Religion – Godsmack

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

The World I Know – Collective Soul

Let It Die – Foo Fighters

Artist Evolution:

Comedown – Bush

Mad Love – Bush

Daughter – Pearl Jam

The Fly – U2

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Backwater – Meat Puppets

Soul To Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Longview – Green Day

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Long Way Down – Goo Goo Dolls

Bawitdaba – Kid Rock

Core Sample:

Loser – Beck

Tumble In The Rough – Stone Temple Pilots

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction

Come Out & Play – The Offspring

Core Artist Profile With Scott Stapp:

Higher – Creed

Bullet With Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins

Mood For Trouble – Soundgarden

About A Girl (Unplugged) – Nirvana

Cumbersome – 7Mary3

Prison Sex – Tool

Close With Request:

Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground – White Stripes

The Core Playlist – Week Of 2/20/17

Segment 1:  

Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins

Spacelord – Monster Magnet

Core Data/News:

What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Gel – Collective Soul

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Artist Evolution:

Say It Ain’t So – Weezer

Thank God For Girls – Weezer

Cowboy – Kid Rock

My Wave – Soundgarden

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Loser – Beck

Down In A Hole – Alice In Chains

Change (In The House Of Flies) – Deftones

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Down – 311

Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots

Core Sample:

Walk – Pantera

Breed – Nirvana

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Low – Cracker

Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam

Core Artist Profile With Dave Mustaine:

A Tout Le Monde – Megadeth

Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers

I Was Wrong – Social Distortion

Far Behind – Candlebox

The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

Close With Request:

Black Sunshine – White Zombie

The Core Playlist – Week Of 2/13/17

Segment 1:  

Basketcase – Green Day

Alone – Pearl Jam

Core Data/News:

You Could Be Mine – Guns N Roses

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Plowed – Sponge

So What’cha Want – Beastie Boys

Artist Evolution:

Come As You Are – Nirvana

Lake Of Fire (Unplugged) – Nirvana

Today – Smashing Pumpkins

Found Out About You – Gin Blossoms

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Never Gonna Stop – Rob Zombie

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Cemetery Gates – Pantera

Rollin – Limp Bizkit

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden

Boom – P.O.D.

Core Sample:

Lakini’s Juice – Live

Sleep Now In The Fire – Rage Against The Machine

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

The Distance – Cake

Core Artist Profile With Anthony Kiedis:

Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Way – Fastball

Got The Life – KoRn

Fuel – Metallica

Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters

Close With Request:

Change – Candlebox

The Core Playlist – Week Of 2/6/17

Segment 1:  

Thunder Kiss ’65 – White Zombie

Re-Arranged – Limp Bizkit

Core Data/News:

Nice To Know You – Incubus

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Self Esteem – The Offspring

Artist Evolution:

Far Behind – Candlebox

Vexatious – Candlebox

One – U2

Know Your Enemy – Rage Against The Machine

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

No Excuses – Alice In Chains

Little Things – Bush

Rockin In The Free World (Live) – Pearl Jam

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Banditos – The Refreshments

Supersonic – Oasis

Core Sample:

Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins

What’s The Life For – Creed

Core Artist Profile With Jerry Gaskill:

Pillow – King’s X

Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

Mother – Danzig

Bound For The Floor – Local H

I Am The Highway – Audioslave

Close With Request:

Creep (Unplugged) – Radiohead

The Core Playlist – Week Of 1/30/17

Segment 1:  

Where The River Flows – Collective Soul

Santa Monica – Everclear

Core Data/News:

High and Dry – Radiohead

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

King Nothing – Metallica

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These) – Marilyn Manson

Artist Evolution:

This Is A Call – Foo Fighters

Savior Breath – Foo Fighters

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Again – Alice In Chains

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

I Alone – Live

Got The Life – KoRn

Escape From The Prison Planet – Clutch

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Hunger Strike – Temple Of The Dog

Hash Pipe – Weezer

Core Sample:

When I Come Around – Green Day

Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes

About A Girl – Nirvana

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Inside Out – Eve 6

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Core Artist Profile With Kenny Hickey:

Christian Woman – Type O Negative

Machinehead – Bush

Crackerman – Stone Temple Pilots

Estranged – Guns N Roses

Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine

Close With Request:

Corduroy – Pearl Jam

The Core Playlist – Week Of 1/23/17

Segment 1:  

I’ll Stick Around – Foo Fighters

No Rain – Blind Melon

Core Data/News:

Judith – A Perfect Circle

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Alive – Pearl Jam

Say It Ain’t So – Weezer

Artist Evolution:

Shine – Collective Soul

This – Collective Soul

Vasoline – Stone Temple Pilots

Guilty – Gravity Kills

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden

Stop – Jane’s Addiction

Gone Away – The Offspring

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Tomorrow – Silverchair

One – Creed

Core Sample:

Superman’s Dead – Our Lady Peace

I Stay Away – Alice In Chains

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

21st Century Digital Boy – Bad Religion

Everything Zen – Bush

Core Artist Profile With David Draiman:

Stupify – Disturbed

Lithium – Nirvana

Take A Picture – Filter

Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit

Sad But True – Metallica

Close With Request:

Pets – Porno For Pyros

The Core Playlist – Week Of 1/16/17

Segment 1:  

Loser – Beck

My Friends – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Core Data/News:

Lightning Crashes – Live

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Santeria – Sublime

Renegades Of Funk – Rage Against The Machine

Artist Evolution:

Dragula – Rob Zombie

Well Everybody’s…..In A UFO – Rob Zombie

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

I Am The Bullgod – Kid Rock

The World I Know – Collective Soul

Send Me Your Money – Suicidal Tendencies

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Good Riddance (Time Of You Life) – Green Day

Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

Core Sample:

Dogman – King’s X

Better Man – Pearl Jam

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

What It’s Like – Everlast

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

Core Artist Profile With Jerry Cantrell:

Tears – Alice In Chains

Blow Up The Outside World – Soundgarden

Freak On A Leash – KoRn

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

Close With Request:

Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns – Mother Love Bone

The Core Playlist – Week Of 1/9/17

Segment 1:  

Frail & Bedazzled – Smashing Pumpkins

Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters

Core Data/News:

Them Bones – Alice In Chains

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Beautiful Disaster – 311

Come Out and Play – The Offspring

Artist Evolution:

Longview – Green Day

Still Breathing – Green Day

Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

My Own Worst Enemy – Lit

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Black – Pearl Jam

In The Meantime – Spacehog

Where The Streets Have No Name – U2

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

Machinehead – Bush

Core Sample:

Someday – Sugar Ray

Testify – Rage Against The Machine

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Prison Sex – Tool

Core Artist Profile With Brett Scallions:

Shimmer – Fuel

Low – Cracker

What I Got – Sublime

(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do – Filter

The Unforgiven – Metallica

Come As You Are (Unplugged) – Nirvana

Close With Request:

Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys

The Core Playlist – Week Of 1/2/17

Segment 1:  

Little Things – Bush

Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins

Core Data/News:

Terrible Lie – Nine Inch Nails

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Lake Of Fire – Meat Puppets

Artist Evolution:

Even Flow – Pearl Jam

Dissident (Live) – Pearl Jam

Only God Knows Why – Kid Rock

A Small Victory – Faith No More

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

All Apologies – Nirvana

Where The River Flows – Collective Soul

Running Away – Hoobastank

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Gotta Get Away – The Offspring

Whatever – Godsmack

Core Sample:

Sunshower – Chris Cornell

Longview – Green Day

Return To The Core With Meltdown:

Operation Spirit – Live

I’ll Stick Around – Foo Fighters

Core Artist Profile With Dave Navarro:

Superhero – Soundgarden

Nookie – Limp Bizkit

Starseed – Our Lady Peace

Higher – Creed

Guerilla Radio – Rage Against The Machine

Close With Request:

Angry Chair – Alice In Chains