Welcome back the 25th Anniversary Edition. This is the fourth year in a series where we highlight the 25th anniversary of some of our favorite things. These include movies, TV shows, video games, comics and music. This year we are celebrating the year of 1992. A lot of big things debuted or made a huge impact that year and so we will highlight some of those in this series.
To kick things off, we will look at music that debuted in 1992. As like previous editions of the “25th Anniversary” we’ve highlighted, there was some great music that was released during 1992. Can you guess what song lasted the longest at #1 in the Top 100 that year? That would go to Boyz II Men with “End of the Road” which lasted 13 weeks at #1. Some other #1 songs that year included “Jump” by Kris Kross, “To Be With You” by Mr. Big, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me” by George Michael and Elton John, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A Lot, “Save The Best For Last” by Vanessa Williams, “How Do You Talk To An Angel” by The Heights and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
What artist had the biggest selling album? Interesting enough it was a debut artist in 1992: Billy Ray Cyrus. His debut album Some Gave All was on the charts for 17 straight weeks at #1 and was the biggest selling album of the year with over 4.8 million copies.
Country was big on the Top 200 albums as Garth Brooks had 2 albums that spent multiple weeks at #1. Ropin’ The Wind (which debuted the previous year) spent a combined 10 weeks at #1 in 1992 as well as album The Chase which spent a combined 7 weeks at the top.
What are some other big songs that came out of 1992? Some big ones include “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “I Can’t Dance” by Genesis “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred and “Jam” by Michael Jackson
Some of the other big albums to release in 1992 include Alice in Chains’ Dirt, Rage Against the Machine’s self titled album and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic
What artists debuted in 1992? Here’s a list that debuted/formed that year: Wu Tang Clan, Weezer, Blink-182, Collective Soul and P.O.D.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had some huge inductions in 1992. The artists inducted that year included among others Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers and Jimi Hendrix and the Hendrix Experience.
1992 was a pretty big year when it comes to music. Is there a song or album not listed that came from 1992 that you enjoy? Leave a comment and share them here. Next time, we will look at video games from 1992. Until then, put in an old cassette tape (or CD) and rock out to some tunes.