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

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Events

January-February

March-April

May-June

  • May - The first Europäisches Jugendchorfestival,(EJCF) (European Festival of Youth Choirs) is held in Basel, Switzerland. It is decided to make it a triennial event.
  • May 7 - John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers leaves the band prior to the publication of a Rolling Stone magazine cover featuring them; he has to be digitally edited out of the photo.[4] Frusciante returned to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998.[citation needed]
  • June 27 - Michael Jackson starts the Dangerous World tour, supporting his Dangerous album in Munich,Germany.
  • June - "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses enters the world record when it becomes the longest single, at 8 minutes, 57 seconds, to reach the US Top 20. The single's video has a budget of over US$1.5 million, becoming the most expensive at the time.[citation needed]

July-August

  • July - The Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival is launched in Budapest, Hungary.[citation needed]
  • July 4 - Mark Heard suffers a heart attack while performing at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois, USA. Heard goes to hospital immediately after finishing his set, but dies two weeks after being discharged in August.
  • August
  • August 27 - John Lennon's original handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life" are auctioned and sold for US$87,000.[citation needed]

September-October

  • October 3 - Sinéad O'Connor stirs up controversy when she rips up a picture of the Pope on the US television show, Saturday Night Live.[citation needed]
  • October 20- Madonna releases her fifth studio album Erotica.
  • October 31 - "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men posts its 12th consecutive week at #1 in the US charts, ending a 36-year record previously held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men's record was broken on March 6, 1993 by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".[citation needed]

November-December

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

Bands Reformed

Albums released

Contents: TopJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

January

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Congregation The Afghan Whigs -
14 Rush soundtrack Eric Clapton -
At the Ryman Emmylou Harris Live
17 Kerplunk Green Day -
27 Pleasure Death Therapy? EP
 ? Rancid Rancid EP

February

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Hormoaning Nirvana EP; Australia and Japan only
7 More Noise and Other Disturbances The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
10 Generation Terrorists Manic Street Preachers -
11 Saturday Morning with Riders Riders in the Sky -
12 Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Aphex Twin -
A Picture of Nectar Phish -
18 Hormonally Yours Shakespear's Sister -
Wayne's World soundtrack Various Artists -
20 Gotthard Gotthard -
24 Divine Madness Madness -
25 Little Earthquakes Tori Amos US
Vulgar Display of Power Pantera -
The End of Silence Rollins Band -
Ooooooohhh.... On the TLC Tip TLC -
F.U. Don't Take It Personal Fu-Schnickens -
28 Onobox Yoko Ono Box Set

March

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Ocean Colour Scene Ocean Colour Scene -
3 Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy -
Up Right Said Fred -
9 Doppelgänger Curve -
10 Let Me Come Over Buffalo Tom -
Priest=Aura The Church -
King's X King's X -
Baby I'm Yours Maureen McGovern Covers album
Opiate Tool EP
Dare to Dream Yanni -
12 Generator Bad Religion -
17 Ingénue k.d. lang -
No Doubt No Doubt -
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 White Zombie -
21 Sap Alice in Chains EP
High Stakes & Dangerous Men UFO -
23 Code: Selfish The Fall -
Honey's Dead The Jesus and Mary Chain -
24 Apollo 18 They Might Be Giants -
28 Funky Divas En Vogue -
31 Body Count Body Count -
Adrenalize Def Leppard -
Celine Dion Celine Dion North America
Time To Burn Giant -
America Must Be Destroyed GWAR -
Totally Krossed Out Kriss Kross -
Fire and Ice Yngwie Malmsteen -
Human Touch Bruce Springsteen -
Lucky Town Bruce Springsteen -
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness Tanita Tikaram -
? The Friday Rock Show Sessions Hawkwind Live

April

Day Album Artist Notes
7 The Singer Diamanda Galás -
Dead Serious Das EFX -
14 The Woman I Am Chaka Khan -
Bricks Are Heavy L7 -
This Is My Life Carly Simon -
Off the Deep End "Weird Al" Yankovic -
Greatest Hits ZZ Top Greatest Hits
20 Slanted and Enchanted Pavement -
21 Check Your Head Beastie Boys -
Wish The Cure -
Tongues and Tails Sophie B. Hawkins Debut
The End Complete Obituary -
Hotwired The Soup Dragons -
28 Diva Annie Lennox -
30 Night of the Stormrider Iced Earth -
? I Was Warned Robert Cray -

May

Day Album Artist Notes
1 The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History The Vaselines Compilation
5 Intoxifornication Gregg Alexander -
Daily Operation Gang Starr -
Scream in Blue Midnight Oil Live
12 The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion The Black Crowes -
Henry's Dream Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden -
15 The Ritual Testament -
17 Never Enough Melissa Etheridge -
19 Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus -
Revenge Kiss -
22 Lazer Guided Melodies Spiritualized -
24 Camera Camera Nazia and Zoheb -
25 The Brother with Two Tongues Mellow Man Ace -
26 Kiko Los Lobos -
Peng! Stereolab -
? Hawklords Live Hawklords Live

June

Day Album Artist Notes
2 MTV Unplugged Mariah Carey Live EP
It's a Shame about Ray The Lemonheads -
8 Angel Dust Faith No More -
The Crimson Idol W.A.S.P. -
9 Change Everything Del Amitri -
Legion Deicide -
Mecca and the Soul Brother Pete Rock & CL Smooth -
16 Khaled Khaled -
Beat the Boots II Frank Zappa Live Box Set
22 Dehumanizer Black Sabbath UK
Don't Sweat the Technique Eric B. & Rakim -
23 Tools of the Trade Carcass -
The One Elton John -
Utopia Banished Napalm Death -
Get in Touch with Yourself Swing Out Sister UK
27 Black Moon Emerson, Lake & Palmer -
28 Last Rights Skinny Puppy -
29 Somewhere Far Beyond Blind Guardian -
F.N.G. Suicidal Tendencies Compilation
30 Soft Bomb The Chills -
Dry PJ Harvey -
Blues for the Red Sun Kyuss -
Come On Come On Mary Chapin Carpenter -
Kizz My Black Azz MC Ren EP, Debut
The Art of Rebellion Suicidal Tendencies -

July

Day Album Artist Notes
7 Images and Words Dream Theater -
Carry On Kansas compilation
10 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Frank Zappa 2 discs; Live
14 Countdown to Extinction Megadeth -
Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs Ministry -
21 House of Pain House of Pain -
Dirty Sonic Youth -
27 Peppermint Sloan EP
Your Arsenal Morrissey -
28 Gordon Barenaked Ladies -
What's the 411? Mary J. Blige Debut
Promised Land Promised Land -
? California Brainstorm Hawkwind Live

August

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Welcome to Wherever You Are INXS -
4 New Miserable Experience Gin Blossoms
4 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 and Party Take That -
18 Unplugged Eric Clapton Live
Babe Rainbow The House of Love -
Lunapark Luna -
Mind Fruit Opus III -
T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt -
25 Beyond the Season Garth Brooks Christmas album
Bobby Bobby Brown -
Start the Car Jude Cole -
Soul of a New Machine Fear Factory Debut.
Dog Eat Dog Warrant -
28 Scrolls of the Megilloth Mortification -
Tourism Roxette -
31 Tubular Bells II Mike Oldfield -

September

George Strait Pure Country Soundtrack Sold Six Million Copies Released September 15, 1992

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Down on Sunset Thomas Anders -
Amused to Death Roger Waters -
Now That's What I Call Music! 22 Various Artists Compilation
2 Hold Me Zard -
4 Copper Blue Sugar -
8 Kingdom of Desire Toto -
America's Least Wanted Ugly Kid Joe -
Bone Machine Tom Waits -
14 A Little Light Music Jethro Tull Live
15 Refugee Bad4Good -
Dos Gerardo -
Hollywood Town Hall The Jayhawks -
You Gotta Believe Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch -
The Best of White Lion White Lion Greatest Hits
17 Money KMFDM -
21 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA Greatest Hits
Sweet Pizzicato Five Pizzicato Five -
22 Blind Melon Blind Melon -
The Chase Garth Brooks -
Tomb of the Mutilated Cannibal Corpse -
III Sides to Every Story Extreme -
Yes Please! Happy Mondays -
On Our Worst Behavior Immature -
Broken Nine Inch Nails EP
Whut? Thee Album Redman -
B-Side Ourselves Skid Row Covers EP
Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop Diamond D -
28 Back to the Light Brian May UK
Experience The Prodigy Released in US October 20
29 Dirt Alice in Chains -
Junkanoo Baha Men -
Timeless: The Classics Michael Bolton Covers album
Us Peter Gabriel -
The Triumph of Steel Manowar Europe
Not Ashamed Newsboys -
Core Stone Temple Pilots -
? Here Comes Trouble Bad Company -
Machine + Soul Gary Numan -

October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Smeared Sloan Canada
Fully Completely The Tragically Hip Canada
5 Twice Upon a Time: The Singles Siouxsie and the Banshees Compilation
6 Play Me Backwards Joan Baez -
Home for Christmas Amy Grant -
The Road Behind GWAR EP
Automatic for the People R.E.M. -
Just Look Around Sick of It All -
Grave Dancers Union Soul Asylum -
10 Liar The Jesus Lizard -
13 Piece of Cake Mudhoney -
Love Symbol Prince -
16 Stamina Daddy Buju Banton Debut
Iginition The Offspring -
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 -
23 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Frank Zappa 2 discs; Live
27 Live AC/DC Live
Homebrew Neneh Cherry -
Playground Psychotics Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention -
It's About Time SWV -
30 The Great Deceiver King Crimson Live Box Set rec. 1973-'74

November

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Madstock! Madness Live
God's Great Banana Skin Chris Rea UK
Nurse Therapy? -
3 Keep the Faith Bon Jovi -
Good as I Been to You Bob Dylan -
Are You Normal? Ned's Atomic Dustbin -
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Debut
The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills Positive K -
8 The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston et al. -
9 The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts Genesis Live
10 Urban Discipline Biohazard -
The Complete Collection and Then Some... Barry Manilow Compilation
11 Back in Denim Denim -
Love Deluxe Sade UK
15 Pure Guava Ween -
17 The Predator Ice Cube -
19 I've Suffered a Head Injury The Verve Pipe EP
24 The Future Leonard Cohen -
Pop! - the First 20 Hits Erasure Greatest Hits
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde The Pharcyde -
Shine On Pink Floyd Box Set
Homebelly Groove...Live Spin Doctors Live
 ? Free at Last dc Talk -
Now That's What I Call Music! 23 Various Artists Compilation

December

Day Album Artist Notes
7 Fixed (EP) Nine Inch Nails Remix EP
14 Incesticide Nirvana Rarities and unreleased material
15 The Chronic Dr. Dre Solo Debut
 ? Alejandro Fernández Alejandro Fernández Debut

Release Date Unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1992.[5]

# 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

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1992

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater


The following musicals opened in 1992.

Musical films

The following musical films were released in 1992.

Soundtracks

Births

Deaths

Most Critically Acclaimed Songs of 1992

This information is taken from Acclaimed Music.[7]

The most critically acclaimed soundtrack of 1992 was A. R. Rahman's debut soundtrack for the Tamil Indian film Roja. The soundtrack was chosen by Time magazine as one of the "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time in 2005.[8][9][10]

Awards

See also

References

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