Amarillo’s Top 10: Week Of July 18, 1992 [VIDEOS]
July 18, 1992 fell on a Saturday and some of the things that were happening on that day included; Bobby Brown getting hitched to Whitney Houston, film critic Roger Ebert also got married and Sharon Belden, of Florida, was crowned Miss World USA. One of the biggest movies was ‘A League of Their Own’, directed by Penny Marshall and starring; Tom Hanks, Gina Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna.You may have a had a copy of one of these best sellers on your shelf; Danielle Steel’s ‘Mixed Blessings,’ Stephen Kings’ ‘Gerald’s Game’ or John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief.’ Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor (Allen) was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, which included a survey of ‘What America Thinks.’
And if you had your radio blaring on that nice summer day, you probably heard a cover of a Jackson 5 classic, a country guy with a mullet, a remake of a classic R&B tune originally from Rose Royce and ‘Oh Mah Gawd, Becky!!’ Sir Mix-A-Lot ruled the top of the chart.
Here is Amarillo’s Top 10 Pop Hits for that week.
Jon Secada – Just Another Day
Whatever happened to Jon Secada? He had marginal success between 1992-1997. This would be his first and biggest hit. He gets a bit of help on backing vocals with fellow Cuban native, Gloria Estefan.
The Covergirls – Wishing On A Star
This dance trio went through a major re-haul in 1992 with a completely new line up. After only cracking the top 10 in 1989 with ‘We Can’t Go Wrong,’ Joining original member Caroline Jackson was Evelyn Escalera and Michelle Valentine. This would be the last time they were in the Top 10.
This song was originally recorded by Rose Royce (‘Car Wash’)
Celine Dion – If You Asked Me To
Dion was the youngest of 14 children and was a radio staple in the 1990’s. Before hitting the number one spot four times, this would tie as her biggest hit to date, which would stall at number four.
Madonna – This Use To Be My Playground
One of the biggest artists that defined the 80’s kept it going through the early part of the 90’s. This would be her 10th number one since 1984. Not only a good song, but it was featured in a great movie. Who could ever forget the Tom Hanks line, ‘There’s no crying in Baseball!’
Arrested Development – Tennessee
This Atlanta hip-hop group would score the Best New Artist Grammy, in 1992, for this song.Close to the end of the same year they would have one other song that would tie at number six on the charts (Mr. Wendel).
TLC – Baby Baby Baby
Another group coming out of Atlanta, during the same time as Arrested Development. TLC featured; Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas. This trio was discovered managed by Pepples (Mercedes Boy). Sadly, we lost Lopez in 2002 at the age of 30.
Billy Ray Cyrus – Achey Breaky Heart
About four months before daughter Miley was born, Cyrus was teaching us about ‘business in the front and party in the back’ with his mullet. Pretty much written off as a ‘novelty’ hit, this song would go on to win the Country Music Award – Single of the Year. The Marcy Brothers originally recorded this one year earlier as ‘Don’t Tell My Heart.’
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
They were much more a straight ahead rock group, that very rarely courted the top 40, but they did have three songs that cracked the top 10 between 1992 and 2006. This, of course, would be their biggest.
Mariah Carey – I’ll Be There
Originally a number one hit, for five weeks, in 1970 by the Jackson Five. This was the lead single off Mariah’s Unplugged album. This would become her sixth of 18 number ones.
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
Although this stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks, we have to file Washington native, Anthony Ray in the one-hit wonder file.