A History of Pop Music Albums – 1992

A History of Pop Music Albums – 1992

Featured Album:  Annie Lennox – Diva

This is a series of articles looking at albums from 1960 to whatever year we end up in.

I will select a featured album for each year and the link for the whole album, Plus list the songs on it.

As before, it is not just about the songs and tunes, it is very much about memories, and good ones, I hope.

Not everyone will like my choices of course, and you may remember some from each particular year that you feel should have been included, so do please post a link to the song.

1992 was a busy year work wise.  Target had been set to run a freight train (not commercially) through the tunnel by the end of the year.  This target was met 31st December.  1992 was also the year the Queen described as an “Annus Horribilis” (horrible year) due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire.

I have featured Annie Lennox and the Diva album as not only is it an awesome album full of great songs, but she has, in my view, one of the finest vocals of anyone.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Annie Lennox, except where otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Why 4:53
2. Walking on Broken Glass 4:12
3. Precious 5:08
4. “Legend in My Living Room” Lennox, Peter-John Vettese 3:45
5. Cold 4:20
6. “Money Can’t Buy It” 5:00
7. Little Bird 4:48
8. “Primitive” 4:19
9. “Stay by Me” 6:28
10. “The Gift” Lennox, Paul BuchananRobert BellPaul Joseph Moore 4:52
Total length: 47:45

Diva is the debut solo album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in 1992. The album entered the UK album chart at number 1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone

Following the informal dissolution of Eurythmics in 1990, Lennox took some time away from the music industry, during which she gave birth to her eldest daughter. She commenced working on her first solo album in 1991 with producer Stephen Lipson. Though she had been accustomed to co-writing material with Dave Stewart during her years with Eurythmics, eight of the ten tracks on Diva were written solely by Lennox herself, with two tracks being co-written by her. Upon its release, the album debuted at number one on the UK albums chart. and would eventually yield five hit singles, 
 is the debut solo album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in 1992. The album entered the UK album chart at number 1 and has since sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone.

More writings on this album here:  Diva

So, on we go with 1992:

The top 10 sellers for 1992 are below, the only other album I had was Madness.

The Top 10 Albums with a You Tube hyperlink on the title: Top Tip: Right-click and open in new tab

Top Albums of 1992
   1 Simply Red Stars
   2 Lionel Richie Back To Front
   3 Cher Greatest Hits
   4 Michael Jackson Dangerous
   5 Simple Minds Glittering Prize 81/92
   6 Annie Lennox Diva
   7 Michael Bolton Timeless (The Classics)
   8 Madness Divine Madness
   9 Genesis We Can’t Dance
   10 Erasure Pop! The First 20 Hits

My word, the top 10 sellers is extremely dire.  Worst year ever, whatever happened to the British publics taste in music.  Some great tunes on the Erasure album.  Some classics on the Simple Minds album as well, including Belfast Child and Promised you a Miracle, just that I did not like them much.

Most notable albums for my liking for 1992 though are below:

Completely Hooked – The Best of Dr. Hook – This should be my featured album, it is still a regular of mine that I play.  Some absolutely awesome tunes, but a compilation from the early 70’s and 80’s.  You lot moan at me for selecting “best of” albums.  It’s not like I have that much good stuff to work with.

R.E.M. – Automatic for the People – Some haunting tunes.

Del Amitri – Change Everything – Good stuff on this, most pleasant.

The Verve – The Verve – Not the happiest of albums, some good tunes though.


As you know I like to review your “tunes” that you post.

*Note. Anyone scoring a Morrissey (lowest score possible) will be reported and blocked.

Hat tips to these sites:

http://www.everyhit.com/chart1.html   these give the top 10 songs for each year.

https://www.youtube.com/  you know them.

Next Time: 1993.  Will it get better?  Forecast: (Nope, just get worse).

Featured Image: Helge Øverås, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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