1992 in music

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

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November–December[edit]

Also in 1992[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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6 The Dirt Road Sawyer Brown -
14 At the Ryman Emmylou Harris Live
Magic and Loss Lou Reed -
Rush soundtrack Eric Clapton Soundtrack
17 Kerplunk Green Day -
21 The Acoustic Motorbike Luka Bloom -
The American In Me Steve Forbert -
27 Pleasure Death Therapy? EP
Spooky Lush
28 Finally CeCe Peniston Debut
The Great Puzzle Jules Shear -
An Irish Evening The Chieftains Live
Return of the Funky Man Lord Finesse -
31 Congregation The Afghan Whigs -
Coincidence and Likely Stories Buffy Sainte-Marie -
Rancid Rancid EP
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4 Mack Daddy Sir Mix-a-Lot -
Sap Alice in Chains EP
5 Hormoaning Nirvana EP; Australia and Japan only
7 More Noise and Other Disturbances The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
10 Generation Terrorists Manic Street Preachers -
That What Is Not Public Image Ltd -
Vulgar Display of Power Pantera -
11 Black Eyed Man Cowboy Junkies -
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 -
18 Hormonally Yours Shakespear's Sister -
One Me Phi Me -
Stick Around for Joy The Sugarcubes -
Wayne's World soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
20 Gotthard Gotthard -
24 Divine Madness Madness -
24 Get Ready! 2 Unlimited -
25 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 P-MODEL P-Model -
28 Onobox Yoko Ono Box Set
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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
Priest=Aura The Church -
Walking in London Concrete Blonde -
12 Generator Bad Religion -
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 Charlatans UK
Code: Selfish The Fall -
Honey's Dead The Jesus and Mary Chain -
24 Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants -
3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... Arrested Development -
Doin' the Nasty Slik Toxik -
28 Funky Divas En Vogue -
31 America Must Be Destroyed GWAR -
Adrenalize Def Leppard -
Body Count Body Count -
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 -
Wynonna Wynonna Judd Solo debut
Destination Universe Material Issue -
The Friday Rock Show Sessions Hawkwind Live

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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7 Anything Can Happen Leon Russell -
Dead Serious Das EFX -
The Singer Diamanda Galás -
13 Pure Godflesh -
Volume III Just Right Soul II Soul -
14 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 -
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 -
27 Nonsuch XTC -
28 Diva Annie Lennox -
Matters of the Heart Tracy Chapman -
30 Arkansas Traveler Michelle Shocked -
Night of the Stormrider Iced Earth US
I Was Warned Robert Cray -
M
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1 The Longest Line NOFX EP
The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History The Vaselines Compilation
5 Back to Front Lionel Richie Compilation
Daily Operation Gang Starr -
Family Groove The Neville Brothers -
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 -
19 Life Is Messy Rodney Crowell -
Revenge Kiss -
Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus -
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
Milagro Santana -
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1 Abba-esque Erasure ABBA covers EP
2 It's a Shame about Ray The Lemonheads -
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 -
16 Beat the Boots II Frank Zappa Live Box Set
Hold Your Fire FireHouse -
Khaled Khaled -
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: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 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 -

July – September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
J
U
L
Y
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 $hort -
20 Burning Questions Graham Parker -
21 Dirty Sonic Youth -
House of Pain House of Pain Debut
27 Peppermint Sloan EP
Your Arsenal Morrissey -
28 Business Never Personal EPMD -
Gordon Barenaked Ladies -
Promised Land Promised Land -
What's the 411? Mary J. Blige Debut
California Brainstorm Hawkwind Live
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3 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 -
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 -
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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 -
8 99.9F° Suzanne Vega -
America's Least Wanted Ugly Kid Joe -
Bone Machine Tom Waits -
Kingdom of Desire Toto -
Slide on This Ronnie Wood -
Sweet Oblivion Screaming Trees -
14 Down Colorful Hill Red House Painters -
A Little Light Music Jethro Tull Live
Blind Melon Blind Melon -
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 -
Refugee Bad4Good -
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
Broken Nine Inch Nails EP
The Chase Garth Brooks -
On Our Worst Behavior Immature -
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 -
Here Comes Trouble Bad Company -
Machine + Soul Gary Numan -

October – December[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 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 Iginition 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 -
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
Smeared Sloan Canada
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2 God's Great Banana Skin Chris Rea UK
Madstock! Madness Live
Nurse Therapy? -
3 Are You Normal? Ned's Atomic Dustbin -
Uncut Dope: Geto Boys' Best Geto Boys Compilation
Good as I Been to You Bob Dylan -
Keep the Faith Bon Jovi -
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
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Debut
Urban Discipline Biohazard -
11 Back in Denim Denim -
Love Deluxe Sade UK
15 Pure Guava Ween -
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 -
Pop! - the First 20 Hits Erasure Compilation
Shine On Pink Floyd Box Set
25 Years - The Chain Fleetwood Mac Box Set
Free at Last dc Talk -
Now That's What I Call Music! 23 Various Artists Compilation
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1 Time3 Journey Compilation
7 Fixed Nine Inch Nails Remix EP
Verve The Verve -
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 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

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1992.[18]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1992 United States 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, Éire 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 1992 United States 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 United States UK 1 – Sep 1992, US BB 1 of 1992, US CashBox 1 of 1992, Holland 1 – Oct 1992, Éire 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 Germany UK 1 – Jul 1992, Holland 1 – Apr 1992, Austria 1 – May 1992, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1992, Italy 1 of 1992, Germany 1 – Apr 1992, Éire 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 1992 United States 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 record[edit]

Top ten best albums of the year[edit]

All albums have been named albums of the year for their hits in the charts.[19]

  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 music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]



The following musicals opened in 1992.

Musical films[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olsen, Eric (April 9, 2004). "10 years later, Cobain lives on in his music". MSNBC Interactive. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2008. 
  2. ^ unattributed (undated). "50 WAYS TO LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA". Entertainment Weekly and Time Inc. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (1992-02-06). "New Kids on the Block Let Singing Do the Talking". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  4. ^ a b c Tas Toth, "Finnland: Viele Festivals im Norden Europas", Die Zeit no. 6 (February 21, 1992).
  5. ^ Darling, Spyder (November 1998). "The Sultans of Sleaze". NY Rock. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ National Postal Museum
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ Live Journal
  9. ^ Madonna Tribe
  10. ^ anonymous (undated). "1992 Rolling Stone Covers". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved April 17, 2008. 
  11. ^ Budapest tourist guide
  12. ^ a b c d e Tas Toth, "Finnland: Viele Festivals im Norden Europas", Die Zeit no. 6, February 21, 1992).
  13. ^ Biography
  14. ^ The Independent Arts
  15. ^ Miles, Barry (2004). Frank Zappa. London: Atlantic Books. p. 371. ISBN 1-84354-092-4. 
  16. ^ Los Angeles Times
  17. ^ Museum of Hoaxes
  18. ^ Hawtin, Steve (February 10, 2008). "Songs from the Year 1992". Steve Hawtin/TsorT. Retrieved April 17, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Best albums of 1992". besteveralbums. 2005. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  20. ^ anonymous (undated). "MILTON BABBITT". Howard Stokar Management. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved April 17, 2008.