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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994.

Contents

Events

January–February

March–April

May–June

July–August

September–October

Unknown dates

Musicians starting their career

Bands disbanded

Bands reformed

Albums released

Contents: TopJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

January

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Hanging in the Balance Metal Church
4 Trashed Lagwagon -
7 Falling into You Cathy Sharon -
24 Face the Music NKOTB -
25 Jar of Flies Alice in Chains EP
Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live
Too High to Die Meat Puppets -
Kickin' It Up John Michael Montgomery -
Snuff the Punk P.O.D. Debut
28 Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre Current 93 -
31 Under the Pink Tori Amos -
Cross Purposes Black Sabbath UK
Hold on It Hurts Cornershop -
Dial Hard Gotthard Switzerland

February

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Blunted on Reality Fugees -
Dookie Green Day -
2 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Pavement -
7 Motorcade of Generosity Cake -
Troublegum Therapy? -
8 Paid Vacation Richard Marx -
9 Dreamspace Stratovarius -
17 Cheshire Cat Blink-182 -
21 In the Nightside Eclipse Emperor -
24 Hex Bark Psychosis -
24 The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Cradle of Filth Debut

March

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Mellow Gold Beck -
Naïve/Hell to Go KMFDM -
Bewitched Luna -
Glow Raven -
Yanni Live at the Acropolis Yanni -
4 Woke up with a Monster Cheap Trick -
7 Selected Ambient Works Volume II Aphex Twin 2x CD
8 Magnified Failure -
Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt John Frusciante -
Hard to Earn Gang Starr -
Ringmaster Insane Clown Posse -
Point Blank Nailbomb Debut
The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails -
Espresso Logic Chris Rea US
Superunknown Soundgarden -
14 Forever Now Level 42 -
Longing in Their Hearts Bonnie Raitt -
15 Unboxed Sammy Hagar Greatest Hits +2 new tracks
The Seventh Sign Yngwie Malmsteen Europe
Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe -
Far Beyond Driven Pantera -
Son of Altered Beast Matthew Sweet EP
21 Essex Alison Moyet -
22 Amor Prohibido Selena -
Stereopathic Soulmanure Beck -
Fuck What You Think Main Source -
Not a Moment Too Soon Tim McGraw -
Vauxhall and I Morrissey -
Naveed Our Lady Peace Debut
New Plastic Ideas Unwound -
Mind Blowin Vanilla Ice
24 Black Hand Inn Running Wild -
25 True Force Powerman 5000 Debut EP
28 Promenade The Divine Comedy -
29 This Toilet Earth GWAR -
Groove Family Cyco Infectious Grooves -
The Crow soundtrack Various Artists -
30 The Division Bell Pink Floyd UK

April

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Rusty Rodan -
5 The Divine Comedy Milla Jovovich -
7 To the Death M.O.P.
8 Smash The Offspring -
9 Crash! Boom! Bang! Roxette -
12 All-4-One All-4-One -
The Bleeding Cannibal Corpse -
Live Through This Hole -
Weight Rollins Band -
18 Foolish Superchunk -
How to Make Friends and Influence People Terrorvision -
And She Closed Her Eyes Stina Nordenstam -
19 Crookt, Crackt, or Fly Gastr del Sol -
Illmatic Nas Debut
21 Let Love In Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Australian Melodrama The Triffids -
25 Parklife Blur -
Santa Monica '72 David Bowie UK, Live
Mädchen Lucilectric Germany
26 Throwing Copper Live -
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik OutKast -

May

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Middle Class Revolt The Fall -
9 The Very Best of Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits
10 Arrive All Over You Danielle Brisebois Debut
Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star Sonic Youth -
Diary Sunny Day Real Estate -
Weezer ("Blue Album") Weezer -
17 I Say I Say I Say Erasure -
A Night in San Francisco Van Morrison Live
New Times Violent Femmes -
23 Ill Communication Beastie Boys -
24 The Sun Rises in the East Jeru the Damaja -
Everyone Should Be Killed Anal Cunt -
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Mayhem -
Dulcinea Toad the Wet Sprocket -
Nuttin' But Love Heavy D & the Boyz -
25 Humanimal Talisman -
31 Now I'm a Cowboy The Auteurs -
Así Es Gerardo -
Mortal Kombat: The Album The Immortals -

June

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Balls to Picasso Bruce Dickinson Europe; released in US on 7/26
4 Oh My Love Zard -
7 Walk On Boston -
Regulate...G Funk Era Warren G -
Purple Stone Temple Pilots -
14 Zingalamaduni Arrested Development -
Pure and Simple Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -
Turn It Upside Down Spin Doctors -
Suicidal for Life Suicidal Tendencies -
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number Aaliyah -
15 Deflowered Pansy Division -
17 Temple Stone Ghost Live
20 Genius and Brutality...Taste and Power Brainbombs -
Bee Thousand Guided by Voices -
21 Creepin on ah Come Up Bone Thugs-n-Harmony EP
Let's Go Rancid -
27 One Foot In The Grave Beck -
Keb' Mo' Keb' Mo' Debut
28 Same as It Ever Was House of Pain -
Welcome to Sky Valley Kyuss -
Tiger Bay Saint Etienne -
Get Up on It Keith Sweat -
Funkdafied Da Brat -
30 Love Gone Sour, Suspicion, and Bad Debt The Clarks -

July

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Music for the Jilted Generation The Prodigy -
5 Cracked Rear View Hootie & the Blowfish -
11 Voodoo Lounge The Rolling Stones -
12 Tales from the Thousand Lakes Amorphis -
The Last Temptation Alice Cooper -
The Kansas Boxed Set Kansas Box set
Hungry for Stink L7 -
Cowboys in Love Riders in the Sky -
Grassroots 311 -
13 The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists -
14 Roman Candle Elliott Smith -
18 Terminal Spirit Disease At the Gates -
Parables for Wooden Ears Powderfinger -
19 Portrait of an American Family Marilyn Manson -
Punk in Drublic NOFX -
W.F.O. Overkill -
For the Love of Strange Medicine Steve Perry -
25 Chocolate Synthesizer Boredoms Japan only
These Are Not Fall Colors Lync -
26 Out of Range Ani DiFranco -
Gringo Honeymoon Robert Earl Keen -
Going Public Newsboys -

August

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Now That's What I Call Music! 28 Various Artists Compilation
2 Playtyme Is Over Immature -
9 Autogeddon Julian Cope -
Burn My Eyes Machine Head Debut
Mars Audiac Quintet Stereolab -
16 Maybe You Should Drive Barenaked Ladies -
Jerky Boys 2 Jerky Boys -
Come Prince -
Handful of Rain Savatage -
23 Grace Jeff Buckley -
Without a Sound Dinosaur Jr -
Stoned & Dethroned The Jesus and Mary Chain -
Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age Public Enemy -
When I Woke Rusted Root -
Bakesale Sebadoh -
Bust a Nut Tesla -
Rubberneck Toadies -
26 House of Love Amy Grant -
The Holy Bible Manic Street Preachers -
29 Days in the Wake Palace -
30 Stranger Than Fiction Bad Religion -
II Boyz II Men -
Definitely Maybe Oasis Debut
Twice Removed Sloan -
Usher Usher Debut

September

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Change Giver Shed Seven UK release date; Debut album
6 LAND Land -
12 D.I. Go Pop Disco Inferno -
Disco 2 Pet Shop Boys Remix album
13 four Blues Traveler -
There's Nothing Wrong with Love Built to Spill -
From the Cradle Eric Clapton Covers CD
Friendly People Guttermouth -
Ready to Die The Notorious B.I.G. -
Autopilot The Samples -
John Henry They Might Be Giants -
19 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue -
20 Whip-Smart Liz Phair -
Project Funk da World Craig Mack -
25 Speak Squeak Creak Melt-Banana -
26 Protection Massive Attack
Thug Life: Volume 1 Tupac Shakur -
27 Brandy Brandy -
Waitin' on Sundown Brooks & Dunn -
In the Hot Seat Emerson, Lake & Palmer -
Boomtown Toby Keith -
The Great Subconscious Club K's Choice -
Under the Table and Dreaming Dave Matthews Band -
Monster R.E.M. -
Ruby Vroom Soul Coughing -
American Thighs Veruca Salt -
Permanent Record: Al in the Box "Weird Al" Yankovic Box Set
Chocolate and Cheese Ween -
Pulp Fiction soundtrack Various Artists -
? The Best Mixes from the Album... Björk Remix

October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Overdose Pizzicato Five -
3 No Need to Argue The Cranberries -
Divine Intervention Slayer -
4 Death Row Accept -
Stones in the Road Mary Chapin Carpenter -
Awake Dream Theater -
Night Music Joe Jackson -
Greatest Hits: The Platinum Collection Barry Manilow Greatest Hits
Question the Answers The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
Pisces Iscariot The Smashing Pumpkins Compilation of B-Sides/Unreleased material
Low Testament -
Nativity in Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath Various Artists Black Sabbath tribute
10 King of the Kill Annihilator -
11 Korn Korn Debut. 2x Platinum
Singin' with the Big Bands Barry Manilow -
Música de Rua Daniela Mercury -
13 Steam East 17 -
14 No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded Page and Plant -
17 The Return of the Space Cowboy Jamiroquai UK
Dummy Portishead -
18 Cross Road Bon Jovi Greatest Hits
Worst Case Scenario dEUS -
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Gloria Estefan Covers CD
Whaler Sophie B. Hawkins -
Stoner Witch The Melvins -
Promised Land Queensrÿche -
Scratch the Surface Sick of It All -
Murder Was The Case soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
19 Humanimal Part 2 Talisman EP
20 The Sea and Cake The Sea and Cake -
21 Love or Nothing Miyuki Nakajima -
24 Starlite Walker Silver Jews -
25 Resurrection Common Sense -
Geek the Girl Lisa Germano -
Bedtime Stories Madonna -
At Action Park Shellac -
Wildhoney Tiamat -
Nervous Breakdown Fu-Schnickens -
26 The Special Collectors Edition Blur Compilation of B-Sides
28 Tiny Tunes Millencolin -
31 Thank You For The Music ABBA Europe; Box Set
 ? Sacrifice Gary Numan -

November

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Big Ones Aerosmith Greatest Hits
Amorica The Black Crowes -
The Good, the Bad & the Argyle The Bouncing Souls -
Merry Christmas Mariah Carey Christmas songs
Four Chords & Several Years Ago Huey Lewis & The News Covers of popular songs from the 50s & 60s
Youthanasia Megadeth -
MTV Unplugged in New York Nirvana Live
Wildflowers Tom Petty -
Letters Never Sent Carly Simon -
8 Higher Power Big Audio -
Still Climbing Cinderella -
Hell Freezes Over Eagles Live/Studio
Lost in the Former West The Fatima Mansions -
Athos Stephan Micus -
The Main Ingredient Pete Rock & CL Smooth -
The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World Keith Murray -
14 Parachute Guster -
15 Tical Method Man -
Duets II Frank Sinatra -
CrazySexyCool TLC -
21 Now That's What I Call Music! 29 Various Artists Compilation
Don't Ask Tina Arena -
22 Box of Fire Aerosmith Box Set
Miracles: The Holiday Album Kenny G Christmas Album
The Black Album Prince Recorded 1986-'87
Behind Bars Slick Rick -
24 Blasphemy Made Flesh Cryptopsy -
29 My Life Mary J. Blige -

December

Day Album Artist Notes
1 For All Tid Dimmu Borgir -
6 Sixteen Stone Bush -
Vitalogy Pearl Jam -
12 Rapid City Muscle Car Cherry Poppin' Daddies -
13 The Hits Garth Brooks Greatest Hits

Release Date Unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1994.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia 1994 United States Austria 1 - Apr 1994, Norway 1 - Feb 1994, Poland 1 - Feb 1994, Germany 1 - Mar 1994, Éire 1 - Mar 1994, Oscar in 1993, UK 2 - Mar 1994, Switzerland 2 - Mar 1994, Italy 3 of 1994, France 4 - Feb 1994, Holland 6 - Feb 1994, RYM 6 of 1994, Sweden 7 - Feb 1994, US BB 9 of 1994, Europe 29 of the 1990s, US BB 30 of 1994, Australia 30 of 1994, US CashBox 49 of 1994, POP 63 of 1994, AFI 68, Germany 74 of the 1990s, WXPN 837
2 Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting All For Love 1994 Canada / United Kingdom US BB 1 of 1994, Sweden 1 - Dec 1993, Austria 1 - Feb 1994, Switzerland 1 - Jan 1994, Norway 1 - Jan 1994, Poland 1 - Dec 1993, Germany 1 - Jan 1994, Éire 1 - Jan 1994, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Apr 1994, UK 2 - Jan 1994, Holland 3 - Jan 1994, US BB 9 of 1994, Italy 9 of 1994, Australia 10 of 1994, US CashBox 22 of 1994, POP 25 of 1994, Germany 87 of the 1990s
3 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe 1994 Sweden UK 1 - Dec 1994, US BB 1 of 1995, Holland 1 - Aug 1994, Sweden 1 - Aug 1994, Austria 1 - Oct 1994, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1994, Norway 1 - Oct 1994, Germany 1 - Jan 1995, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks Mar 1995, POP 1 of 1995, Germany 18 of the 1990s, US BB 25 of 1995, Australia 41 of 1995, Party 54 of 2007, Scrobulate 72 of party
4 All-4-One I Swear 1994 United States US BB 1 of 1994, Holland 1 - Jul 1994, Austria 1 - Aug 1994, Switzerland 1 - Jul 1994, Germany 1 - Jul 1994, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks Jul 1994, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Nov 1994, UK 2 - Jun 1994, Norway 2 - Jul 1994, Australia 2 of 1994, US CashBox 3 of 1994, Sweden 3 - Aug 1994, US BB 7 of 1994, Poland 14 - Jul 1994, Germany 39 of the 1990s, OzNet 657
5 Mariah Carey Without You 1994 United States UK 1 - Feb 1994, Holland 1 - Feb 1994, Sweden 1 - Feb 1994, Austria 1 - Apr 1994, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1994, Poland 1 - Feb 1994, Germany 1 - Mar 1994, Éire 1 - Feb 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Apr 1994, US BB 3 of 1994, Norway 3 - Mar 1994, US CashBox 15 of 1994, Australia 15 of 1994, Germany 25 of the 1990s, POP 37 of 1994

Top hits

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1994

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Filmfare Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Mercury Music Prize

Juno Award

Charts

KROQ

  • KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1994

Triple J Hottest 100

See also

References

  1. ^ Platinum Awards Content. BPI.co.uk. Retrieved on 9 September 2008.
  2. ^ Barnett, Rob (October 2000). "Review of Trio by David Diamond". http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2000/oct00/verderh3.htm. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 







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