There 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.
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
Bohemian Rhapsody ONLY got to #2