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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1995.

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Country Artist George Strait also released "Strait out of the Box" this year. It was released September 12th. Strait released "Check Yes or No" off of the set and it quickly went to Number One becoming his 33rd Number One hit out of 57 he would eventually have. "Strait out of the Box" also contains a duet with George Strait and Frank Sinatra, "Fly Me to the Moon." "Strait out of the Box" would go on to sell millions of copies, eventually going 8X Platinum making it one of the best-selling albums of the year.

January

Day Album Artist Notes
16 The Rapture Siouxsie and the Banshees -
17 Do You Want More?!!!??! The Roots -
19 Waiting for the Punchline Extreme -
24 This Child Susan Aglukark -
One Hour Cluster -
Ham Fisted Local H -
Balance Van Halen -
Jerky Boys: The Movie soundtrack Various Artists -
27 Octopus The Human League -
30 Nice Ass Free Kitten -
Leftism Leftfield -

February

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Mobile Safari The Pastels -
7 Now That I've Found You: A Collection Alison Krauss Compilation
Good News from the Next World Simple Minds -
The Woman in Me Shania Twain -
8 Fourth Dimension Stratovarius -
14 King Belly -
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere Slash's Snakepit -
Hanky Panky The The Hank Williams Covers CD
17 No Protection Massive Attack Remix CD
20 Maxinquaye Tricky UK
21 World of Morrissey Morrissey Compilation
22 Pain Killer Energy Orchard -
27 Alive in Studio A Bruce Dickinson 2x Live CD
Cerebral Caustic The Fall -
To Bring You My Love PJ Harvey -
Undisclosed Files Addendum Hawkwind Live
Greatest Hits Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits
28 Deluxe Better Than Ezra Elektra re-release
Pieces Of You Jewel -Debut
13 Unlucky Numbers Wax -
Do You Wanna Ride? Adina Howard -Debut

March

Day Album Artist Notes
1 The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack DK Jamz -
6 Cha Cha Cha EMF -
Beggar on a Beach of Gold Mike + the Mechanics -
10 Forever You Zard -
13 In Debt Disco Inferno Compilation
The Bends Radiohead -
14 Collective Soul Collective Soul -
In a Major Way E-40 -
Elastica Elastica -
A Boy Named Goo Goo Goo Dolls -
Medusa Annie Lennox -
Above Mad Season -
Everything Is Wrong Moby -
Smart Sleeper -
100% Fun Matthew Sweet -
Me Against the World Tupac Shakur -
Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin Various Artists Tribute
21 Symbolic Death -
Made in England Elton John -
Lights On, Lights Off EB3 -
Dopes to Infinity Monster Magnet -
Brainbloodvolume Ned's Atomic Dustbin -
Naveed Our Lady Peace US
22 Teeth and Tissue The Headstones -
23 The Edges of Twilight The Tea Party Canada
27 D'eux Celine Dion France
Frogstomp Silverchair Debut
Wild Love Smog -
28 Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous Big L -
Santa Monica '72 David Bowie US, Live
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime Faith No More -
Only Everything Juliana Hatfield -
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Ol' Dirty Bastard -
Subhuman Race Skid Row -
A.M. (album) Wilco -

April

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Live Bites Scorpions Germany; Live +3 studio tracks
4 Thank You Duran Duran -
Rub It Better General Public -
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan Debut
Nihil KMFDM -
Lemonade and Brownies Sugar Ray -
Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa -
5 Imaginations from the Other Side Blind Guardian -
Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing Strapping Young Lad -
6 Dandys Rule, OK? The Dandy Warhols -
Now That's What I Call Music! 30 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
7 94 Diskont Oval -
Running on Ice Vertical Horizon -
11 Wowee Zowee Pavement -
Astro Creep: 2000 White Zombie -
Friday soundtrack Various Artists -
18 Once upon the Cross Deicide -
Burnt Offerings Iced Earth -
Walk on Water UFO Japan-only release until 1997
24 Wolfheart Moonspell -
Plastic Green Head Trouble -
25 THRAK King Crimson -
Ain't Had Enough Fun Little Feat -
The Infamous Mobb Deep -
27 The Future of What Unwound -
28 Rainmaker Fair Warning -

May

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Machiavelli and the Four Seasons TISM -
2 Divinities: Twelve Dances with God Ian Anderson -
Fun Trick Noisemaker The Apples In Stereo -
Sittin' on Chrome Masta Ace Incorporated -
8 Short Bus Filter -
Nobody Else Take That -
Tilt Scott Walker -
9 Nemesisters Babes in Toyland -
God of Love Bad Brains -
Some Rainy Morning Robert Cray -
The Return of the Space Cowboy Jamiroquai US
Domination Morbid Angel -
15 Orchid Opeth Europe
I Should Coco Supergrass -
17 Boomerang Hanson -
21 The Inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers -
23 God of Love Bad Brains -
Sparkle and Fade Everclear -
Forever Blue Chris Isaak -
25 Oolooloo The Pietasters -
29 Grand Prix Teenage Fanclub -
Land of the Free Gamma Ray -
P•U•L•S•E Pink Floyd 2x Live CD
30 Freaks of Nature Kansas -
Pocahontas soundtrack Various Artists -
31 Blues for Greeny Gary Moore -
? RarestOneBowie David Bowie Compilation

June

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Further Down the Spiral Nine Inch Nails Remix CD
5 Days Like This Van Morrison -
Still Not Black Enough W.A.S.P. -
6 The Best of Branigan Laura Branigan Greatest Hits
Derrumbe Gerardo -
Hi™ How Are You Today? Ashley MacIsaac -
Let Your Dim Light Shine Soul Asylum -
7 Stanley Road Paul Weller -
8 Forbidden Black Sabbath -
9 69/96 Cornelius -
12 Red Medicine Fugazi -
Draconian Times Paradise Lost -
13 Head Over Heels Paula Abdul -
The Unboxed Set Angry Samoans Box Set
Post Björk -
Demanufacture Fear Factory Sophomore. Debut with Christian Olde Wolbers
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette -
About Time Pennywise -
Two Headed Spirit of the West -
16 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson 2x CD Compilation/New -
19 Replenish Reef Debut
20 F-Punk Big Audio Dynamite -
Boheme Deep Forest -
Lorada Johnny Hallyday -
Tigerlily Natalie Merchant -
Incidental Music 1991-95 Superchunk Compilation
I Am an Elastic Firecracker Tripping Daisy -
A Northern Soul The Verve US
22 Grandpaw Would Ben Lee Debut
25 Chat Chat Takako Minekawa -
Sleater-Kinney Sleater-Kinney -
26 Exit Planet Dust The Chemical Brothers UK
A Very Fine Love Dusty Springfield US
27 These Days Bon Jovi -
Singles Alison Moyet Compilation
Modernday Folklore Ian Moore -
? Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities Circle Jerks -

July

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Brothas Doobie Funkdoobiest -
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters -
Teenage Politics MxPx -
11 ...And the Circus Leaves Town Kyuss -
Sacrifice Motörhead -
Boombastic Shaggy -
Dangerous Minds soundtrack Various Artists -
18 'Til Shiloh Buju Banton -
Use Your Fingers The Bloodhound Gang -
Hidden Treasures Megadeth Rarities EP
Bette of Roses Bette Midler -
The Long Goodbye Procol Harum -
¡Adios Amigos! Ramones -
Chants and Dances of the Native Americans Sacred Spirit -
Dreaming of You Selena -
Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past Social Distortion Compilation
Miss Thang Monica -
25 E 1999 Eternal Bone Thugs-n-Harmony -
Destroy Erase Improve Meshuggah -
The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents of the United States of America Columbia re-release; Remixed
311 311 -
28 Seed Prototype -

August

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Answer That and Stay Fashionable AFI -
Killer Cuts Robin Beanland -
Set Your Goals CIV -
Bad Habits Colin James -
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Raekwon -
Now That's What I Call Music! 31 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
7 The Twenty-Seven Points The Fall 2x Live CD
Alternative Pet Shop Boys 2xCD
8 Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five -
Brown Bag Citizen King -
Penthouse Luna -
15 Garbage Garbage US
A Moment of Forever Kris Kristofferson -
King Ferus also known as Macedonian Wedding Soul Cooking Ferus Mustafov -
18 Goofyfoot Phranc EP
21 Viva Last Blues Palace Music -
22 Mandylion The Gathering -
...And Out Come the Wolves Rancid -
Tindersticks (second album) Tindersticks -
23 The Damnation Game Symphony X -
25 Methodrone The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
28 Southpaw Grammar Morrissey UK
29 The Road Home Heart Live
It Matters to Me Faith Hill -
Conspiracy Junior M.A.F.I.A. -

September

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Crossover Yoshinori Sunahara
4 Roots to Branches Jethro Tull UK
5 Sommersprossen Die Flippers -
American Standard Seven Mary Three -
8 Stranger in Us All Rainbow -
11 The Great Escape Blur -
12 Circus Lenny Kravitz -
A Medio Vivir Ricky Martin -
One Hot Minute Red Hot Chili Peppers -
19 Greatest Hits (1985-1995) Michael Bolton Greatest Hits
NOLA Down -
A Change of Seasons Dream Theater Studio/Live EP
See You on the Other Side Mercury Rev -
Ledbetter Heights Kenny Wayne Shepherd -
Here's Where the Strings Come In Superchunk -
Huang Chung Wang Chung Re-release
21 Paranoid and Sunburnt Skunk Anansie -
25 Voice of Reason Harem Scarem -
26 Ballbreaker AC/DC -
Bienvenue chez moi Florent Pagny Compilation
Ring Them Bells Joan Baez US; Live
1. Outside David Bowie -
Abriendo Puertas Gloria Estefan -
Tails Lisa Loeb -
Washing Machine Sonic Youth -
Haunted Six Feet Under
Peel Slowly and See The Velvet Underground Box Set
29 Herzeleid Rammstein Debut
30 Romantique 96 Pizzicato Five -
? On Echobelly -
Hate Rock 'N' Roll The Jesus and Mary Chain Compilation

October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Up All Night East 17 UK
2 Soup Blind Melon -
The X Factor Iron Maiden -
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis -
3 Daydream Mariah Carey -
Adrenaline Deftones Debut
6 Raoul and the Kings of Spain Tears for Fears -
9 Tambu Toto -
10 It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah Black Grape -
Modern Rock The Clean -
Insomniac Green Day -
Riddle Box Insane Clown Posse -
KRS-One KRS-One -
Tragic Kingdom No Doubt -
Hello Poe -
Pleasure e.p. Semisonic EP
11 Up Great Big Sea -
Life on a Plate Millencolin -
16 The Lone Ranger Suggs Solo debut
Twisted Hallucinogen -
17 Anamorphosée Mylène Farmer -
Plastic Planet G//Z/R -
23 The Final Experiment Ayreon -
Ozzmosis Ozzy Osbourne -
24 Stomp 442 Anthrax -
The Buddha of Suburbia David Bowie US, Soundtrack
Woman's Gotta Have It Cornershop -
Groove Theory (album) Groove Theory -
Erasure Erasure -
Jealous One's Envy Fat Joe -
RagNaRok GWAR -
Smells Like Children Marilyn Manson EP
All We Got Iz Us Onyx -
Return of the Rentals The Rentals -
Dead Winter Dead Savatage -
Life Simply Red -
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness The Smashing Pumpkins 2x CD
Resident Alien Spacehog -
30 Different Class Pulp -
31 20 Mothers Julian Cope -
III: Temples of Boom Cypress Hill -
Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995) Def Leppard Greatest Hits
Dogg Food Tha Dogg Pound -
Always Drink Upstream from the Herd Riders in the Sky -
The Individualist TR-i (Todd Rundgren) -
? Sex & Misery Voice of the Beehive -

November

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Fungus Amongus Incubus Debut
6 Made in Heaven Queen -
7 Demanufacture Fear Factory Limited Edition Digipak Bonus Tracks.
Alice In Chains Alice in Chains -
All Ages Bad Religion Compilation
Ragged Ass Road Tom Cochrane -
Liquid Swords GZA -
Something to Remember Madonna Compilation
Original Soundtracks 1 Passengers -
Letters from Chutney Rainbow Butt Monkeys Debut. Final Album as Rainbow Butt Monkeys
Clouds In My Coffee Carly Simon Box Set
14 Slaughter of the Soul At the Gates -
Your Little Secret Melissa Etheridge -
Welcome to the Neighborhood Meat Loaf -
R. Kelly R. Kelly -
20 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 1 The Beatles UK; Compilation
Now That's What I Call Music! 32 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
21 The Bridge Ace of Base -
Fresh Horses Garth Brooks -
Gangsta's Paradise Coolio -
Jesus Freak dc Talk -
Pet Your Friends Dishwalla -
Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias Debut
The Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen -
Mr. Smith LL Cool J -
Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton (album) Eazy-E -
27 The Gallery Dark Tranquillity -
28 Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album Various Artists -
? I'm with Stupid Aimee Mann -

December

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Fly Sarah Brightman
5 We Got It Immature -
Saturday Morning (Cartoons' Greatest Hits) Various Artists Tribute CD
15 Final Bell / Ghost in the Ruins Savatage Live

Release Date Unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest aggregated positions in the charts of 1995.[17]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Coolio Gangsta's Paradise 1995 United States United Kingdom: 1 – October 1995; United States Billboard: 1 of 1995; The Netherlands: 1 – October 1995; Sweden: 1 – October 1995; Austria: 1 – November 1995; Switzerland: 1 – November 1995; Norway: 1 – October 1995; Italy: 1 of 1996; Germany: 1 – January 1996; Éire: 1 – October 1995; New Zealand: 1 for 9 weeks October 1995; Australia: 1 for 13 weeks January 1996; France: 3 – October 1995; Poland: 3 – October 1995; Australia: 6 of 1995; United States Billboard: 11 of 1995; United States Cash Box: 12 of 1995; Germany: 16 of the 1990s; Scrobulate: 27 of rap; Pop Culture Madness: 31 of 1995; Global: 33 (5 million sold) – 1995; Europe: 48 of the 1990s; Rate Your Music: 69 of 1995; Acclaimed: 439
2 Shaggy Boombastic 1995 Jamaica UK 1 – September 1995, Italy 1 of 1995, Éire 1 – September 1995, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks September 1995, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1996, Norway 2 – September 1995, Germany 2 – September 1995, US BB 3 of 1995, Austria 3 – October 1995, Switzerland 3 – October 1995, Holland 4 – September 1995, Sweden 4 – September 1995, US BB 6 of 1995, POP 7 of 1995, France 8 – August 1995, Australia 8 of 1996, US CashBox 23 of 1995, Scrobulate 34 of dancehall, Germany 181 of the 1990s
3 Take That Back for Good 1995 United Kingdom UK 1 – April 1995, Sweden 1 – April 1995, Norway 1 – April 1995, Germany 1 – April 1995, Éire 1 – March 1995, Australia 1 for 2 weeks August 1995, Holland 2 – April 1995, Switzerland 2 – April 1995, Austria 3 – May 1995, US BB 7 of 1995, Australia 9 of 1995, Poland 10 – January 1995, Italy 28 of 1995, RYM 53 of 1995, OzNet 126, Germany 128 of the 1990s
4 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1995 United States UK 1 – September 1995, US BB 1 of 1995, Switzerland 1 – September 1995, Poland 1 – August 1995, Éire 1 – September 1995, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks September 1995, Austria 2 – September 1995, Germany 3 – September 1995, Sweden 5 – August 1995, Holland 6 – August 1995, Norway 9 – September 1995, US CashBox 13 of 1995, Australia 25 of 1995, Italy 45 of 1995, Germany 262 of the 1990s
5 U2 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 1995 Republic of Ireland Norway 1 – June 1995, Poland 1 – January 1995, Éire 1 – June 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks July 1995, Australia 1 for 6 weeks October 1995, UK 2 – June 1995, Austria 4 – July 1995, Switzerland 5 – July 1995, Holland 9 – June 1995, Germany 9 – July 1995, Sweden 15 – August 1995, US BB 16 of 1995, Australia 16 of 1995, Italy 27 of 1995, POP 59 of 1995, RYM 72 of 1995

Top hits

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1995

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Mercury Music Prize

MTV Video Music Awards

Charts

Triple J Hottest 100
Main article: Triple J Hottest 100, 1995

See also

References

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