ARIA Charts Throwback: 2 August 1992
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ARIA Charts Throwback: 2 August 1992

August 1, 2019

Need to make it to the river? Don’t forget to check the hits of August 1992.

As 1992 headed into August, the ARIA Albums Chart found the Australian cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, Lionel Richie, Elton John, ZZ Top, Mariah Carey, Rick Price, Genesis and more in the upper echelon.

The month began with a murder mystery topping the Singles Chart.

10. Rick Price - Heaven Knows

Australian singer-songwriter Rick Price scored his second ARIA Singles Chart Top Ten when ‘Heaven Knows’ hit #6 in August 1992. Like Price’s first single, ‘Not A Day Goes By’ (#5 Apr. ’92), it came from his debut album, also titled Heaven Knows (#3 Jul. ’92).

9. Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover

Making her first appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart, American singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins peaked at #7 with ‘Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover’. In November 1992, Hawkins’ follow-up single ‘As I Lay Me Down’ also hit #7. Both came from her debut album, Tongues And Tails (#38 Nov. ’92).

8. Kris Kross - Jump

American hip hop duo Kris Kross spent three weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with their debut single ‘Jump’. Debuting at #20 at the end of May 1992, the single hit #1 for the first time in its fifth week on the chart. It went on to spend nine weeks in the Top Ten and 15 weeks in the Top 50. Kris Kross also charted with the single ‘Warm It Up’ (#21 Aug. ’92) and the album Totally Krossed Out (#7 Jul. ’92).

7. Ugly Kid Joe - As Ugly As They Wanna Be (EP)

Marking their debut on the ARIA Singles Chart, American funk metal band Ugly Kid Joe hit #4 in August 1992 with the EP As Ugly As They Wanna Be. The release was most notable for the track ‘Everything About You’, which later featured on the band’s debut album, America’s Least Wanted (#7 Apr. ’93).

6. Lisa Edwards - Cry

Primarily known as a backing vocalist for the likes of John Farnham and Kylie Minogue, Lisa Edwards stepped forward in 1992 to start her solo career. Her debut single ‘Cry’ was a cover of a track by Godley & Crème. It peaked at #5 in July 1992, way above the original, which peaked at #43 in August 1983.

5. Prince - Sexy M.F.

Prince scored the first of two Top Ten singles from the album Love Symbol (#1 Oct. ’92) when ‘Sexy M.F.’ peaked at #5 in July 1992. The album also spawned the hit ‘My Name Is Prince’ (#9 Oct. ’92). The Purple One would score one more Top Ten when ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ hit #1 in May 1994.

4. George Michael - Too Funky

George Michael took out his second consecutive #3 peak on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Too Funky’ peaked there in August 1992. Earlier in the year, Michael hit #3 when he duetted with Elton John on ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ (#3 Feb. ’92).

3. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last

Actress/singer Vanessa Williams grabbed her only #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when ‘Save The Best For Last’ topped the chart for one week in July 1992. The track came from the American’s second album, The Comfort Zone (#29 Jun. ’92). Williams would score three more Top 50 entries including ‘Colors Of The Wind’ (#16 Sept. ’95).

2. KWS - Please Don't Go

British electronic duo KWS scored their only Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart when their cover of KC & The Sunshine Band’s ‘Please Don’t Go’ peaked at #2 for four weeks between August and September 1992. KWS later charted with ‘Rock Your Baby’ (#38 Nov. ’92) and ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ (#43 Oct. ’94).

1. Richard Marx - Hazard

The second number one single on the ARIA Singles Chart for American singer-songwriter Richard Marx came when ‘Hazard’ spent three consecutive weeks in the top spot in July/August 1992. The second single released from Marx’s third album Rush Street (#11 Jul. ’92), ‘Hazard’ debuted at #43 in May 1992. It hit #1 for the first time in its tenth week in the Top 50. ‘Hazard’ spent a total of 19 weeks in the Top 50, including ten weeks in the Top Ten. Receiving a Platinum accreditation, ‘Hazard’ was #10 on the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart in 1992.