Pick of the Year: 1992

‘In the New Hampshire primary in 1992, she knowingly lied about her husband’s uncontainable sex life and put him eternally in her debt’ – Christopher Hitchens

Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Simply Red – For Your Babies
  2. Nirvana – Come As You Are
  3. The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
  4. Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You
  5. Jimmy Nail – Ain’t No Doubt
  6. En Vogue – My Lovin
  7. Richard Marx – Take This Heart
  8. Ptty Smyth & Don Henley – Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough
  9. Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer
  10. Richard Marx  – Hazard
  11. Boyz II Men – End of the Road
  12. Doctor Spin – Tetris
  13. Genesis – I Can’t Dance
  14. Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith
  15. Guns N Roses – November Rain
  16. Kriss Kross – Jump
  17. Jon Secada – Just Another Day
  18. Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
  19. Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
  20. Shakespeares Sister – Stay
  21. Firehouse – When I Look into Your Eyes
  22. Dr Alban – It’s My Life
  23. George Michael – Too Funky
  24. Michael Jackson – Remember the Time
  25. Arrested Development – People Everyday
  26. Undercover – Never Let Her Slip Away
  27. Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
  28.  Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked
  29. Bryan Adams – Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
  30. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  31. Lightning Seeds – Life of Riley
  32. Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie to You

1 Comment

  1. September 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Oh gosh this takes me back! I’ve been reminiscing on 90s music recently too. We must be about the same age!

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