Throwback Thursday, the top 10 songs this week in 1992 [Videos]
By JORDAN BARTEL
The Baltimore Sun|
Jun 27, 2014 | 3:34 PM
In the middle of July 1992, Bill Clinton accepted the democratic nomination for president, the TV show "Melrose Place" premiered on Fox and America loved the following songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Just Another Day," Jon Secada
Remember when Jon Secada was a thing? "Just Another Day," which has something of an easy-listening "Pure Moods" vibe, was his debut single.
9. "Wishing on a Star," The Cover Girls
Listening to the 1992 version, it's tough to imagine the song as a slow ballad. But the original version, recorded in 1978 by Rose Royce, was just that. Oh, and it was later sampled in a song of the same name by Jay Z. Because sure.
8. "If You Asked Me To," Celine Dion
This easy-listening earworm, off Dion's second English-language album, was written by the queen of 1990s saccharine-sweet songwriters, Diane Warren. It was first recorded by Patti LaBelle.
7. "This Used to Be My Playground," Madonna
Madonna's follow-up single to this one, the theme of "A League of Their Own," was perhaps its exact opposite: "Erotica."
6. "Tennessee," Arrested Development
Even 22 years after its release, "Tennessee," the group's debut single, still sounds fresh. Thank you, Arrested Development.
5. "Baby-Baby-Baby," TLC
Maryland connection to TLC's first big hit: The video was filmed on the Bowie State University campus.
4. "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus
"Achy Breaky Heart" sold over a million copies. Really. And it was also nominated as Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys (it lost both). "Song of the Year" is a songwriting award, by the way.
3. "Under the Bridge," Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock breaks through in this very pop-heavy top 10 list. Must have been refreshing to hear this one on the radio, as is also often the case with songs reflecting back on heavy drug use.
2. "I'll Be There," Mariah Carey
From Carey's "MTV Unplugged" gig (yes, for some reason she did an "Unplugged"), Carey's cover of the Jackson 5 classic was No. 1 for two weeks. She and Trey Lorenz later performed it at Michael Jackson's memorial service in 2009.
1. "Baby Got Back," Sir Mix-A-Lot
Y'all, "Baby Got Back" was the second-highest selling single of 1992 (after Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"). Totally deserves it. Plus, NBC News anchor Brian Williams is a fan. Bonus video below!