Women in Music 2018

Nirvana to Whitney Houston: No.1 Songs from 1992

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Vanessa Williams photographed in 1992. 

We'll breakdown 1992, but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year:

1992 was a massive year for music, as the alternative world saw the release of Nirvana's debut album, which helped the grunge scene seep from Seattle to the rest of the U.S. At the same time, the pop sphere remained entranced by Whitney Houston's powerful pipes; It was in '92 that Houston's gigantic single "I Will Always Love You" began its steady reign at the peak position on the Hot 100 and became one of the best-selling singles of all time. In '92, America fell in love with the soulful sounds of Boyz II Men, who made their pop debut, subsequently became legends of the decade, and proved that R&B was only just starting to fuse into the mainstream.

Look through the Hot 100 No. 1s from 1992 to see what sounds used to blare through your boombox. 

 

Michael Jackson, "Black or White"

 

Color Me Badd, "All for Love"

 

George Michael/Elton John, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down"

 

Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy"

 

Mr. Big, "To Be With You"

 

Vanessa Williams, "Save the Best for Last"

 

Kris Kross, "Jump"

 

Mariah Carey, "I'll Be There"

 

Sir-Mix-A-Lot, "Baby Got Back"

 

Madonna, "This Used to Be My Playground"

 

Boyz II Men, "End of the Road (From Boomerang)"

 

The Heights, "How Do You Talk to an Angel"

 

Whitney Houston, "I Will Always Love You (From The Bodyguard)"