6 Songs From 1996 You've Definitely Forgotten

We recently put up a post showing a bunch of forgotten songs from 2003 and it seemed to have *finally* stumped you. Success! To carry on the trip down memory lane, here are 6 more songs from 1996 we reckon you won't be able to remember. Some of these songs are so forgotten, they're not even in our karaoke catalogue...

1. Dog Years - Rush

If you're an expert in children's books from 1863 then you'll definitely know this one. For anyone else, here's a fun fact that may come in handy in a pub quiz one day. The line "every dog has his day" was taken from Charles Kingsley's book, Water Babies. We bet he didn't ever think his song would one day be featured in a Lucky Voice Karaoke blog post...

2. Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

This song took 16 years to release. Tracy Chapman originally wrote it in the 80s, took a little break, recorded it in 1995 and treated the general public to it a year later. Nothing good ever comes easy, eh? Since then, it's become a popular track for American Idol contestants to sing. Who could say no to this song?

3. If You've Got Trouble - The Beatles

If you thought 16 years was a long time to finally release a track - try 31! The Beatles originally recorded "If You've Got Trouble" in 1965 but the group decided to park it until it was resurrected again in 1996 for the Anthology album. It was so bad, George Harrison reportedly had said: "It's the most weird song...it's got stupid words and is the naffest song. No wonder it didn't make it onto anything". Yikes!

4. Out There - Hunchback of Notre Dame

Ok, we may have underestimated the amount of Disney fans that may be reading this. If you're a fan of Hunchback of Notre Dame (who isn't) then you're probably scoffing whilst singing along. For those who aren't, did we catch you out? Composer Alan Menken had originally written the piece before Hunchback was even commissioned - but it wasn't until a fateful dinner with lyricist and fellow composer Stephen Schwartz that the pair decided the track was perfect for the Disney film.

5. Salvation - The Cranberries

This song perfectly represents 90s rebellion. Though it's seemingly about anti-drug use, Dolores O'Riordan (lead singer of The Cranberries) had intended for it to be "kind of anti the idea of becoming totally controlled by anything, any substance at all". This was the signature tune of The Cranberries' third album, "To The Faithful Departed" and still remains to be a hidden gem amongst fans. 

 6. Pale September - Fiona Apple

A poetic piece dedicated to Fiona's ex-boyfriend after learning he had a relationship with both the singer and her best friend - though there were apparently no hard feelings between the former lovers. It's been 5 years since we've heard from Fiona Apple. The Grammy award winner produced four critically acclaimed albums, and we're ready for a fifth!

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