1992 #1 the long haulers

double digits

The BodyguardThere were two songs that were 1992 #1 hits for a double-digit number of weeks. This is the first time this had happened since the 1950s when there were multiple charts to pad the opportunities. However, the phenomenon would occur three more times during the decade. Unlike 1991, which had 27 chart-toppers, this year had but a dozen.

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston, 14 weeks at #1, quadruple platinum record. This is the song from the movie The Bodyguard with Houston and Kevin Costner, which I have never seen. I’m sure that Dolly Parton is happy that she didn’t give away half the publishing rights to Elvis so that he would cover it. Whitney’s track kept If I Ever Love You by Shai out of the top spot for seven weeks, and Rump Shaker by Wreckx-N-Effect for three.

End Of The Road – Boyz II Men, 13 weeks at #1, platinum record. The group would have two even longer streaks in the next three years. This one kept Baby-Baby-Baby by TLC, then Sometimes Just Ain’t Enough by Patty Smyth with Don Henley, out of the top spot for six consecutive weeks EACH. Yes, I own that second Boyz album.

Jump – Kris Kross, 8 weeks at #1, double platinum record.

Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot, 5 weeks at #1, double platinum record
Save The Best For Last – Vanessa Williams, 5 weeks at #1, gold record

I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred, 3 weeks at #1, platinum record. This is listed as a novelty song, and I suppose it is. I own a medley that includes this and Baby Got Back
To Be With You – Mr. Big, 3 weeks at #1, gold record

Two weeks at #1

How Do You Talk To An Angel – The Heights, gold record. The #1 song between Whitney and Boyz
I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey. The Jackson Five cover, with Trey Lorenz.
All 4 Love – Color Me Badd, gold record.

A single week

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – George Michael/Elton John, gold record
This Used To Be My Playground – Madonna, gold record

Bohemian Rhapsody ONLY got to #2

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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