Now more than ever modern brides and grooms who were born in the 90s are looking to add even more music from this eclectic decade of music. In many ways, the music of 1992 was a bit of a continuation of the mammoth year of 90s music we saw in 1991. For more information on some of the best songs from 1991, you'll want to read over this post for a link to that post and Spotify playlist. Grunge and other 90s alternative music was becoming more mainstream, but on the Top 40 charts, we saw that trend of dance music along with the pop up and down the Hot 100 chart. 1992 would also see the decline of many of the hair and glam metal bands that ruled the radio in the 80s, when Nirvana would release their first song in late 1991. Soft rock artists such as Richard Marx, Elton John, Genesis, and Vanessa Williams would also release some songs in the early 90s that would become perfect choices for dinner music. Be sure to take some notes and write down some of the songs you see on this post of The Best Songs From 1992 for your wedding playlist.
FUN FACTS ABOUT 1992
Some fun facts from 1992. Bill Clinton would be elected in the fall of 1992 to become the 42nd president of the United States. In the spring of 1992 following the acquittal of the cops who were involved in the Rodney King case, riots would erupt in Los Angeles. Some of the movies of 1992 included "Aladdin", "The Bodyguard", and the sequel to the classic of 1990, Home Alone. The first episodes of Real World would debut on MTV, and Kris Kross would release the song "Jump". In 1992, the average cost of rent for an apartment would be just over $500 per month. Some of the top TV shows in 1992 included Roseanne, Home Improvement, and Murphy Brown. Melrose Place would debut during the summer of 1992 and would become one of the most popular shows of the 90s.
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Those modern brides and grooms that I speak of up above come to me more and more frequently with a lot of their music choices already planned. In recent years, so many of my clients were coming to me with pre-selected playlists created on their Spotify accounts. As I continued to see an increase of this trend, it became a necessity to meet my clients halfway by creating my own Spotify profile that would allow for wedding playlist inspiration, especially if it was couple who was having a hard time getting started in creating their playlist. To access my profile, just head over to Spotify, and search for DJ Mike Bills.
"I Will Always Love You" | Whitney Houston
Some clients of mine have requested original version of this song, which was recorded and released by Dolly Parton in 1974. Whitney Houston would record her version of the song for the movie The Bodyguard, which was released in the fall of 1992. With over a billion views of the video on You Tube, the song would become one of the biggest songs of Whitney Houston's career and would spend 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100 chart.
"End Of The Road" | Boys II Men
Before Whitney Houston would release "I Will Always Love You", Boys II Men would release one of the most popular songs of 1992. "End Of The Road" would be released in the summer of 1992 and spend a record 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Save The Best For Last" | Vanessa Williams
In case you missed it, I published The Best 30 Love Songs Of The 90s on this blog. Be sure to check them out by clicking the preceding link. "Save The Best For Last" is signature Vanessa Williams. Released in the winter of 1992, the song would peak at #1 on the Hot 100, as well as the adult contemporary chart.
"Achy Breaky Heart" | Billy Ray Cyrus
A few 7 years before the birth of Lil Nas and his 2019 hit "Old Town Road", Billy Ray Cyrus was sporting the mullet and releasing a song that would be a big crossover hit. "Achy Breaky Heart" would hit #1 on the Hot Country chart, as well the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"How Do You Talk To An Angel?" | The Heights
Before Jamie Walters would move over to Beverly Hills 90210, he'd star briefly in a show called The Heights in 1992. "How Do You Talk To An Angel?" was released in September of 1992 and would peak at #1 on the Hot 100 in November of that year. The Heights would not release another single, so as a result they could be considered a one hit wonder of the 90s.
"In The Still Of The Nite" | Boys II Men
In the early 90s, Boys II Men were one of the most popular musical groups. After the success of "End Of The Road", they would record this cover of the 50s classic by The Five Satins. You can find the song on the movie soundtrack of The Jacksons: An American Dream. Their version of song would peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Make It Happen" | Mariah Carey
Back in 1991, Mariah Carey released her second record Emotions. "Make It Happen" would be the last single to be released from this record in the spring of 1992. The song would peak at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Masterpiece" | Atlantic Starr
You might remember Atlantic Starr when they released one of their biggest songs in 1987 with "Always". "Masterpiece" was originally written by Kenny Nolan and would be recorded and released by Atlantic Starr in 1992. The song would peak at #3 on the Hot 100, and #2 on the adult contemporary chart.
"One" | U2
Back in 1991, U2 would release their album Achtung Baby. "One" would be the third song to be released from the record in February of 1992 and would peak at #10 on the Hot 100, and #1 on the Alternative chart. In 2006, the band would re-release a version of the song with Mary J. Blige.
"If You Asked Me To" | Celine Dion
Written by Diane Warren, "If You Asked Me To" was first recorded and released by Philadelphia native Patti Labelle in 1989. For more of the best musicians and bands from Philadelphia, <---Click HERE. Celine Dion would release her version of the song off her self-titled album 1992. Her version would peak at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.
"The One" | Elton John
Back in the summer of 1992, Elton John would release the 23rd album of his very successful career. The title track of the album would be released at the end of May in 1992 and peak at #9 on the Hot 100, and #1 on the adult contmeporary chart.
"Life Is A Highway" | Tom Cochrane
In the late 70s into the 80s, Tom Cochrane was in the band, Red Rider, which had a hit song Lunatic Fringe. In 1992, Tom Cochrane would release the album Life Is A Highway. The title track was released in May of 1992 and would peak at #6 on the Hot 100.
"To Love Somebody" | Michael Bolton
Michael Bolton was coming off one of the biggest years of his career in 1991. For more of the Best Songs From 1991 for your wedding playlist, <---Click HERE. In 1992, Michael Bolton would release his album Timeless: The Classics, which would feature this cover of the classic Bee-Gees song. His version of the song would peak at #11 on the Hot 100.
"Layla (Acoustic)" | Eric Clapton
Originally recorded in 1970 by the Derek & The Dominoes, Eric Clapton would re-record an acoustic version in 1992 on his Unplugged album. The song would peak at #12 on the Hot 100, and #8 on the adult contemporary chart.
"All I Want" | Toad The Wet Sprocket
Toad The Wet Sprocket would release their first album Fear in the spring of 1992. "All I Want" was the first single to be released from the album and would peak at #4 on the mainstream Top 40 chart.Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
"Baby Got Back" | Sir Mix-A-Lot
"Baby Got Back" would be released in May of 1992 just in time to become one of the biggest songs of the summer. The song would become one of the most popular songs of 1992 and would peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Friday I'm In Love" | The Cure
For those couples who are having a "Friday" wedding, you might consider adding this signature song by The Cure into your wedding playlist. "Friday I'm In Love" would become one of the songs of 1992 and make it all the way to #1 on the Alternative airplay chart.
"We Got A Love Thang" | Cece Penniston
You might remember Cece Penniston's signature song "Finally", released in 1991. The song would peak at #5 on the Hot 100. "We Got A Love Thang" would be released in January of 1992. The song would make it all the way to Number 1 on the dance chart.
"Jump Around" | House Of Pain
"Jump Around" is one of many song selected for this playlist that was released in May of 1992. For more of the Best Songs Of The 90s For Your Wedding Playlist, <---Click HERE. For additional songs for Wedding Playlist That Might Make You Jump, <----Click HERE. "Jump Around" would peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"No Ordinary Love" | Sade
In 1992, Sade would release her 4th album titled Love Deluxe. "No Ordinary Love" would peak at #14 on the adult contemporary chart. For more of the Best Sade Songs For Your Wedding Playlist, <---Click HERE.
"Do It To Me" | Lionel Richie
In 1992, Lionel Richie would release a compilation album titled Back To Front. "Do It To Me" was released as a single from this record and would peak at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
"Constant Craving" | KD Lang
"Constant Craving" appears on the album Ingenue. Originally released in 1992, "Constant Craving" would peak at #2 on the adult contemporary chart.
"Hold On My Heart" | Genesis
In 1991, Genesis would release their album We Can't Dance. "Hold On My Heart" was released in April of 1992 and would be the third song to be released from the record. The song would peak at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.
"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" | Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins would release her first album titled Tongues And Tails in early 1992. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" would be released on April 18, 1992 and peak at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Tennessee" | Arrested Development
Arrested Development is a hip-hop and rap musical group with origins to Atlanta, Georgia. For more of The Best Musicians And Bands From Atlanta For Your Wedding Playlist, <----Click HERE. "Tennessee" was released in the spring of 1992 and would peak at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #1 on the Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Other Notable Songs From 1992
"Jump" | Kris Kross
"I'd Die Without You" | PM Dawn
"All 4 Love" | Color Me Badd -- Click HERE For Top Songs For The Best Proposal.
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I've been meaning to put this post together about some of The Best Songs From 1992 for quite some time. The truth of the matter is 90s nostalgia is not going anywhere because a lot of my clients were born in the 90s and consider themselves 90s kids. I actually graduated from high school in 1992 and remember all these songs very well. Some of the songs on this playlist you could probably add into the dinner portion of your wedding reception, and some of the songs could be placed into your playlist to get you and your guests on the dance floor. For more song ideas which include The Most Popular 90s Soft Rock Songs, <----Click HERE. Thank you so much for making it all the way to the end of this post. As you can probably see, music is passion of mine and I bring that passion to each and every one of my clients for their wedding. If you are ready to begin sitting down and interviewing to find the best wedding DJ for you, please click the link up above to provide some of the basic details about your special day. I look forward to speaking with you about your upcoming wedding.