1992 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1992.

List of years in music (table)

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Also in 1992Edit

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Date Album Artist Notes
6 The Dirt Road Sawyer Brown
10 At the Ryman Emmylou Harris Live
14 Born into the 90's R. Kelly and Public Announcement Debut
Magic and Loss Lou Reed
Poetic Justice Lillian Axe
Rush Eric Clapton Soundtrack
Stacy Earl Stacy Earl Debut
17 Kerplunk Green Day CD USA Release
21 The Acoustic Motorbike Luka Bloom
The American in Me Steve Forbert
24 Diva My Sister's Machine
27 High on the Happy Side Wet Wet Wet
Pleasure Death Therapy? EP
Hormoaning Nirvana EP; Australia and Japan only
Spooky Lush
28 Finally CeCe Peniston Debut
The Great Puzzle Jules Shear
An Irish Evening The Chieftains Live
31 Congregation The Afghan Whigs
? Coincidence and Likely Stories Buffy Sainte-Marie
Rancid Rancid EP
2 Close to Seven Sandra
Mack Daddy Sir Mix-a-Lot
Sap Alice in Chains EP
7 More Noise and Other Disturbances The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
10 Generation Terrorists Manic Street Preachers
That What Is Not Public Image Ltd
11 Black Eyed Man Cowboy Junkies
Return of the Funky Man Lord Finesse
Saturday Morning with Riders Riders in the Sky
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell Social Distortion
12 A Picture of Nectar Phish
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Aphex Twin
14 Propeller Guided by Voices
17 Romantic Moments Yanni Compilation
Seven James
18 Hormonally Yours Shakespear's Sister
One Me Phi Me
Stick Around for Joy The Sugarcubes
Wayne's World Various Artists Soundtrack
20 Gotthard Gotthard
24 Divine Madness Madness
Get Ready! 2 Unlimited
25 Vulgar Display of Power Pantera US
The End of Silence Rollins Band
F.U. Don't Take It Personal Fu-Schnickens
Sex and Violence Boogie Down Productions
Little Earthquakes Tori Amos US
Ooooooohhh.... On the TLC Tip TLC Debut
26 A Blaze in the Northern Sky Darkthrone
P-Model P-Model
Generator Bad Religion
28 Onobox Yoko Ono Box Set
1 Ocean Colour Scene Ocean Colour Scene
3 Chic-Ism Chic
Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Uh-Oh David Byrne
Up Right Said Fred
9 Doppelgänger Curve
Going Blank Again Ride
10 Baby I'm Yours Maureen McGovern Covers album
Dare to Dream Yanni
King's X King's X
Let Me Come Over Buffalo Tom
Opiate Tool EP, Debut EP
Priest=Aura The Church
Walking in London Concrete Blonde
17 Hey Babe Juliana Hatfield
Ingénue k.d. lang
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 White Zombie
No Doubt No Doubt
360 Degrees of Power Sister Souljah
21 High Stakes & Dangerous Men UFO
23 Between 10th & 11th The Charlatans
Code: Selfish The Fall
Honey's Dead The Jesus and Mary Chain
24 Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants
3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of... Arrested Development Debut
Doin' the Nasty Slik Toxik
28 Funky Divas En Vogue
31 America Must Be Destroyed GWAR
Adrenalize Def Leppard
Body Count Body Count Debut
Celine Dion Celine Dion North America
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness Tanita Tikaram
Fire and Ice Yngwie Malmsteen
Human Touch Bruce Springsteen
Joshua Judges Ruth Lyle Lovett
Lucky Town Bruce Springsteen
Racine Sass Jordan
Time To Burn Giant
Totally Krossed Out Kriss Kross Debut
Wynonna Wynonna Judd Solo debut
? Destination Universe Material Issue
The Friday Rock Show Sessions Hawkwind Live


Date Album Artist Notes
7 Anything Can Happen Leon Russell
Dead Serious Das EFX
Electric Love Hogs Electric Love Hogs Debut
The Singer Diamanda Galás
Night on Earth Tom Waits Soundtrack to the 1991 film
13 Pure Godflesh
Volume III Just Right Soul II Soul
14 Arc Angels Arc Angels
Bloodline Recoil
Bricks Are Heavy L7
Greatest Hits ZZ Top Greatest Hits
Holy Smoke Peter Murphy US
Off the Deep End "Weird Al" Yankovic
Soul Rotation The Dead Milkmen
This Is My Life Carly Simon
The Woman I Am Chaka Khan
18 Too Blind to See It Kym Sims
20 Slanted and Enchanted Pavement
21 Check Your Head Beastie Boys
East Side Story Kid Frost
The End Complete Obituary
Hotwired The Soup Dragons
Tongues and Tails Sophie B. Hawkins Debut
The Wild Life Slaughter
Wish The Cure
22 No Room The Samples
27 Nonsuch XTC
28 Diva Annie Lennox
Double Eclipse Hardline
Matters of the Heart Tracy Chapman
Tactical Neural Implant Front Line Assembly
30 Arkansas Traveler Michelle Shocked
Night of the Stormrider Iced Earth US
? I Was Warned Robert Cray
1 The Longest Line NOFX EP
The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History The Vaselines Compilation
3 Sacrilegium Devil Doll
5 Back to Front Lionel Richie Compilation
Daily Operation Gang Starr
Family Groove The Neville Brothers
Milagro Santana
Under The Influence Wildside
Intoxifornication Gregg Alexander
Jon Secada Jon Secada
Scream in Blue Midnight Oil Live
6 Entre a Mi Mundo Selena
11 Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden
12 Henry's Dream Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Rites of Passage Indigo Girls
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion The Black Crowes
Spice 1 Spice 1 Debut
15 The Ritual Testament
17 Never Enough Melissa Etheridge
18 Forever Free Saxon
Love Is Kim Wilde
19 Life Is Messy Rodney Crowell
Revenge Kiss
Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus
Souls at Zero Neurosis -
T-Ride T-Ride
22 Lazer Guided Melodies Spiritualized
Time Takes Time Ringo Starr
24 Camera Camera Nazia and Zoheb
25 The Brother with Two Tongues Mellow Man Ace
26 Dark Sneak Love Action Tom Tom Club
Kiko Los Lobos
Peng! Stereolab
? Hawklords Live Hawklords Live
Two from the Vault Grateful Dead Live
1 Abba-esque Erasure ABBA covers EP
2 It's a Shame about Ray The Lemonheads
The Lizard Saigon Kick
MTV Unplugged Mariah Carey Live EP
Shadows and Light Wilson Phillips
8 Angel Dust Faith No More
The Crimson Idol W.A.S.P.
9 Change Everything Del Amitri
Ferment Catherine Wheel
Legion Deicide
Mecca and the Soul Brother Pete Rock & CL Smooth
12 World Falling Down Peter Cetera
16 Beat the Boots II Frank Zappa Live Box Set
Hold Your Fire FireHouse
Khaled Khaled
Out of the Cradle Lindsey Buckingham
22 Dehumanizer Black Sabbath UK
Don't Sweat the Technique Eric B. & Rakim
23 Black Pearl Yo-Yo
Get in Touch with Yourself Swing Out Sister UK
Good Stuff The B-52's
Infinity Within Deee-Lite
The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters Elvis Presley Box Set
Meantime Helmet
Mo' Money Various Artists Soundtrack
The One Elton John
Tools of the Trade Carcass
Utopia Banished Napalm Death
27 Black Moon Emerson, Lake & Palmer
28 Last Rights Skinny Puppy
29 F.N.G. Suicidal Tendencies Compilation
Somewhere Far Beyond Blind Guardian
30 The Art of Rebellion Suicidal Tendencies
Blues for the Red Sun Kyuss
Come On Come On Mary Chapin Carpenter
Dry PJ Harvey
Kizz My Black Azz MC Ren EP, Debut
Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
? Soft Bomb The Chills


Date Album Artist Notes
7 Carry On Kansas Compilation
Images and Words Dream Theater
Strength in Numbers 24-7 Spyz
This One's Gonna Hurt You Marty Stuart
10 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Frank Zappa 2 discs; Live
13 Live in Japan George Harrison Live
14 Countdown to Extinction Megadeth
Danzig III: How the Gods Kill Danzig
Everybody's Free Rozalla
The Hard Way Clint Black
Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs Ministry
Shorty the Pimp Too Short
Shades of God Paradise Lost
20 Burning Questions Graham Parker
21 Dirty Sonic Youth
House of Pain House of Pain Debut
27 Peppermint Sloan EP
Your Arsenal Morrissey
28 Blood and Bullets Widowmaker
Business Never Personal EPMD
Gordon Barenaked Ladies
Promised Land Promised Land
What's the 411? Mary J. Blige Debut
? California Brainstorm Hawkwind Live
1 Tapping the Vein Sodom
3 March 16–20, 1992 Uncle Tupelo
Welcome to Wherever You Are INXS
4 Lost Together Blue Rodeo
New Miserable Experience Gin Blossoms
Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 Donovan Box Set
5 Hit to Death in the Future Head The Flaming Lips
11 Don't Tread Damn Yankees
Jackyl Jackyl
14 March ör Die Motörhead
17 Take That & Party Take That
18 Babe Rainbow The House of Love
Lunapark Luna
Mind Fruit Opus III
Refugee Bad4Good
T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt
Unplugged Eric Clapton Live
24 Greatest Hits Kylie Minogue Compilation
25 Beyond the Season Garth Brooks Christmas album
Bobby Bobby Brown
Dog Eat Dog Warrant
Return of the Product MC Serch
Soul of a New Machine Fear Factory Debut
Start the Car Jude Cole
Sweet Old World Lucinda Williams
The Wallflowers The Wallflowers
28 Scrolls of the Megilloth Mortification
Tourism Roxette
31 Tubular Bells II Mike Oldfield
? Powderfinger Powderfinger EP
1 Amused to Death Roger Waters
I Gotta Get Mine Yo Chubb Rock
Down on Sunset Thomas Anders
Hearts in Armor Trisha Yearwood
Mondo Bizarro Ramones
Nerve Net Brian Eno
Now That's What I Call Music! 22 Various Artists Compilation
2 Hold Me Zard
4 Copper Blue Sugar Debut
7 The Looks or the Lifestyle? Pop Will Eat Itself
8 Puzzle Dada Debut
99.9F° Suzanne Vega
America's Least Wanted Ugly Kid Joe
Bone Machine Tom Waits
Kingdom of Desire Toto
Good Morphine
Slide on This Ronnie Wood
Sweet Oblivion Screaming Trees
14 The Chase Garth Brooks
Down Colorful Hill Red House Painters
A Little Light Music Jethro Tull Live
15 The Best of White Lion White Lion Compilation
Dos Gerardo
Greatest Misses Public Enemy Remixes
Hollywood Town Hall The Jayhawks
Pure Country George Strait
You Gotta Believe Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
17 Money KMFDM
21 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA Compilation
Sweet Pizzicato Five Pizzicato Five
22 Am I Not Your Girl? Sinéad O'Connor Covers
B-Side Ourselves Skid Row Covers EP
Blind Melon Blind Melon
Broken Nine Inch Nails EP
Here Comes Trouble Bad Company
On Our Worst Behavior Immature
Runaway Slave Showbiz & AG
Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop Diamond D Debut
III Sides to Every Story Extreme
Tomb of the Mutilated Cannibal Corpse
Whut? Thee Album Redman Debut
Yes Please! Happy Mondays
28 Back to the Light Brian May UK
Experience The Prodigy Released in US October 20
29 Core Stone Temple Pilots Debut
Dirt Alice in Chains
Junkanoo Baha Men
Music to Driveby Compton's Most Wanted
Not Ashamed Newsboys
Precious Chanté Moore
The Triumph of Steel Manowar Europe
Us Peter Gabriel
? Machine + Soul Gary Numan


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Duh Lagwagon Debut
Fully Completely The Tragically Hip Canada
5 Angel Heart Bonnie Tyler
Twice Upon a Time: The Singles Siouxsie and the Banshees Compilation
6 Automatic for the People R.E.M.
Blind The Sundays US
Can I Borrow a Dollar? Common Debut
Can't Run from Yourself Tanya Tucker
Grave Dancers Union Soul Asylum
Home for Christmas Amy Grant Christmas
Just Look Around Sick of It All
Our Time In Eden 10,000 Maniacs
Play Me Backwards Joan Baez
Push Gruntruck
The Road Behind GWAR EP
10 Liar The Jesus Lizard
12 Once in a Lifetime – The Best of Talking Heads Talking Heads Compilation
13 Bigger, Better, Faster, More! 4 Non Blondes Debut
Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds
Love Symbol Album Prince
Piece of Cake Mudhoney
16 Ignition The Offspring
Stamina Daddy Buju Banton Debut
18 Carnival of Carnage Insane Clown Posse
19 Jehovahkill Julian Cope UK; released in US Dec. 8
Main Offender Keith Richards
20 Breathless Kenny G
Erotica Madonna
High in High School Chainsaw Kittens
King of Hearts Roy Orbison
A Very Special Christmas 2 Various Artists Christmas
23 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Frank Zappa 2 discs; Live
27 Harvest Moon Neil Young
Homebrew Neneh Cherry
It's About Time SWV Debut
Live AC/DC Live
Playground Psychotics Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
30 The Great Deceiver King Crimson Live Box Set rec. 1973–'74
Greatest Hits Gloria Estefan Compilation
Smeared Sloan Canada
1 Free at Last dc Talk
The Karelian Isthmus Amorphis Debut
2 God's Great Banana Skin Chris Rea UK
Madstock! Madness Live
Nurse Therapy?
3 Are You Normal? Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Astronauts & Heretics Thomas Dolby
Uncut Dope: Geto Boys' Best Geto Boys Compilation
Good as I Been to You Bob Dylan
Keep the Faith Bon Jovi
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Debut
The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills Positive K
5 White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean NOFX
8 The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston et al. Soundtrack
9 The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts Genesis Live
10 The Complete Collection and Then Some... Barry Manilow Compilation
Urban Discipline Biohazard
11 Back in Denim Denim
Love Deluxe Sade UK
15 Pure Guava Ween
16 Now That's What I Call Music! 23 Various Artists Compilation
17 Jade to the Max Jade Debut
The Predator Ice Cube
19 I've Suffered a Head Injury The Verve Pipe EP
24 Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde The Pharcyde Debut
The Future Leonard Cohen
Homebelly Groove...Live Spin Doctors Live
Live and Let Die Kool G Rap
Something Real Stephanie Mills
Pop! – the First 20 Hits Erasure Compilation
Shine On Pink Floyd Box Set
25 Years – The Chain Fleetwood Mac Box Set
? Holy Mountain Sleep
1 Time3 Journey Compilation
7 Fixed Nine Inch Nails Remix EP
The Verve E.P. The Verve EP
8 Utah Saints Utah Saints Debut
10 5150: Home 4 tha Sick Eazy-E EP
14 Incesticide Nirvana Rarities and unreleased material
It's Your Call Reba McEntire
15 Happy Hour King Missile
The Chronic Dr. Dre Solo Debut
17 Back from Hell Disco Rick and the Wolf Pack
22 ...If I Ever Fall in Love Shai Debut
29 Changes Christopher Williams
? Alejandro Fernández Alejandro Fernández Debut

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Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1992.[23]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1992   UK 1 – Nov 1992, US BB 1 of 1992, Holland 1 – Nov 1992, Sweden 1 – Nov 1992, Switzerland 1 – Dec 1992, Norway 1 – Dec 1992, Poland 1 – Nov 1992, Germany 1 – Jan 1993, Republic of Ireland 1 – Dec 1992, Australia 1 for 10 weeks Mar 1993, Grammy in 1993, Austria 2 – Dec 1992, Australia 2 of 1993, US CashBox 5 of 1993, Japan 5 of all time (international songs), Italy 7 of 1992, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1992, POP 10 of 1992, Europe 19 of the 1990s, TOTP 19, AFI 65, Germany 67 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 90 of ballad, RIAA 108, RYM 172 of 1992, Party 280 of 1999, Acclaimed 802
2 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991   New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Feb 1992, Sweden 2 – Jan 1992, Norway 2 – Jan 1992, Poland 2 – Jan 1992, Germany 2 – Jan 1992, Holland 3 – Nov 1991, RYM 3 of 1991, Acclaimed 3, US BB 5 of 1992, Scrobulate 5 of rock, US BB 6 of 1992, Switzerland 6 – Feb 1992, Europe 6 of the 1990s, POP 6 of 1992, UK 7 – Nov 1991, Belgium 7 of all time, 7 in 2FM list, Rolling Stone 9, France 10 – Dec 1991, Austria 11 – Feb 1992, Virgin 16, Poland 23 of all time, US CashBox 27 of 1992, Italy 29 of 1992, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1991, WXPN 53, RIAA 80, Germany 152 of the 1990s, TheQ 321, OzNet 900
3 Boyz II Men End of the Road 1992   UK 1 – Sep 1992, US BB 1 of 1992, US CashBox 1 of 1992, Holland 1 – Oct 1992, Republic of Ireland 1 – Nov 1992, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks Oct 1992, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Feb 1993, US BB 3 of 1992, Sweden 3 – Oct 1992, Norway 3 – Nov 1992, POP 3 of 1992, Poland 6 – Sep 1992, Switzerland 7 – Oct 1992, Germany 7 – Jan 1993, Australia 21 of 1992, Austria 29 – Nov 1992, Scrobulate 89 of rnb, Germany 337 of the 1990s
4 Snap! Rhythm is a Dancer 1992   UK 1 – Jul 1992, Holland 1 – Apr 1992, Austria 1 – May 1992, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1992, Italy 1 of 1992, Germany 1 – Apr 1992, Republic of Ireland 1 – Aug 1992, France 3 – Apr 1992, Sweden 4 – May 1992, Norway 4 – Jun 1992, US BB 5 of 1993, Germany 6 of the 1990s, US CashBox 12 of 1993, Australia 12 of 1992, US BB 17 of 1992, POP 17 of 1993, Scrobulate 65 of 90s, RYM 96 of 1992
5 Mr. Big To Be With You 1991   US BB 1 of 1992, Holland 1 – Mar 1992, Sweden 1 – Feb 1992, Switzerland 1 – Mar 1992, Norway 1 – Mar 1992, Germany 1 – Mar 1992, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Mar 1992, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Aug 1992, Austria 2 – Apr 1992, UK 3 – Mar 1992, Poland 5 – Jan 1992, Australia 7 of 1992, US CashBox 9 of 1992, POP 25 of 1992, Germany 47 of the 1990s, OzNet 386

Top hits on recordEdit

Top ten best albums of the yearEdit

All albums have been named albums of the year for their hits in the charts.[24]

  1. R.E.M.Automatic for the People
  2. Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine
  3. PavementSlanted & Enchanted
  4. Alice in ChainsDirt
  5. Tori AmosLittle Earthquakes
  6. Dr. DreThe Chronic
  7. Faith No MoreAngel Dust
  8. Sublime40 Oz. To Freedom
  9. Sonic YouthDirty
  10. Beastie BoysCheck Your Head

Classical musicEdit



Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit





See alsoEdit


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