1992 Modern Rock 500

WOXY

The most important songs in Modern Rock, as determined by WOXY staff in 1992.

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1 Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
2 Elvis Costello - Alison
3 Smiths - How Soon is Now
4 New Order - Love Vigilantes
5 Depeche Mode - Route 66
6 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
7 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
8 REM - Losing My Religion
9 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
10 Modern English - I Melt With You
11 Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
12 Cure - Lets Go to Bed
13 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
14 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
15 B52s - Rock Lobster
16 Bauhaus - Bela Lugosis Dead
17 Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
18 Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion
19 Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning
20 Police - Roxanne
21 Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
22 Cure - Boys Dont Cry
23 Devo - Whip It
24 Clash - Rock the Casbah
25 Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now
26 Janes Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
27 XTC - Making Plans for Nigel
28 Depeche Mode - People are People
29 Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
30 Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
31 U2 - Pride In the Name of Love
32 REM - Radio Free Europe
33 Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed
34 Blondie - Rapture
35 Yaz - Situation
36 Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women
37 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
38 Oingo Boingo - Dead Mans Party
39 Cure - Lovecats
40 Royal Crescent Mob - Get on the Bus
41 New Order - Blue Monday
42 Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
43 Love and Rockets - Kundalini Express
44 Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
45 Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
46 REM - Its the End of the World
47 Gary Numan - Cars
48 Pretenders - Message of Love
49 Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
50 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
51 Elvis Costello - Whats So Funny Bout
52 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
53 Too Much Joy - Crush Story
54 Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
55 Replacements - I Will Dare
56 Echo and The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
57 B52s - Love Shack
58 Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With
59 Bob Marley - Jamming
60 EMF - Unbelievable
61 Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
62 Smithereens - Blood and Roses
63 Killing Joke - Eighties
64 Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
65 Time Zone - World Destruction
66 Clash - London Calling
67 David Bowie - Fashion
68 Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
69 REM - Dont Go Back to Rockville
70 Sinead OConnor - Nothing Compares 2 U
71 New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
72 Godfathers - Birth School Work Death
73 XTC - Senses Working Overtime
74 Primus - Jerry was a Race Car Driver
75 Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
76 English Beat - Save it for Later
77 Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela
78 Icicle Works - Whisper to a Scream
79 Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
80 REM - Cant Get There from Here
81 Squeeze - Tempted
82 Midnight Oil - Power and the Passion
83 Crowded House - Chocolate Cake
84 Violent Femmes - American Music
85 Shriekback - Nemesis
86 Replacements - Ill Be You
87 Sugarcubes - Birthday
88 U2 - Mysterious Ways
89 Sinead OConnor - Mandinka
90 Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
91 Cure - Just Like Heaven
92 Love and Rockets - So Alive
93 Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth
94 Jonathan Richman Modern Lovers - Dodge Veg O Matic
95 10000 Maniacs - Whats the Matter Here
96 Dead Milkmen - Bitchin Camaro
97 Cult - Love Removal Machine
98 Talk Talk - Talk Talk
99 Roxy Music - More Than This
100 Talking Heads - Take Me to the River
101 Clash - Train in Vain
102 Velvet Underground - Rock and Roll
103 Police - Cant Stand Losing You
104 Urban Dance Squad - Deeper Shade of Soul
105 Replacements - Alex Chilton
106 Enya - Caribbean Blue
107 Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
108 Simple Minds - Dont You Forget About Me
109 Sinead OConnor - Emperors New Clothes
110 Echo and The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
111 Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
112 Cure - Fascination Street
113 Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69
114 Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
115 Love and Rockets - No New Tale to Tell
116 The - Uncertain Smile
117 REM - Stand
118 Smithereens - A Girl Like You
119 Morrissey - November Spawned a Monster
120 Charlatans UK - Only One I Know
121 Stan Ridgway - I Wanna Be a Boss
122 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
123 Depeche Mode - Just Cant Get Enough
124 B52s - Private Idaho
125 Erasure - Chorus
126 Ministry - Work For Love
127 Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Elvis is Everywhere
128 Toad the Wet Sprocket - Hold Her Down
129 Concrete Blonde - Joey
130 Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling
131 Eurythmics - Love Is a Stranger
132 REM - Superman
133 Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
134 Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
135 INXS - Suicide Blonde
136 XTC - Dear God
137 The - This is the Day
138 U2 - With or Without You
139 Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
140 Cure - In Between Days
141 Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
142 Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush
143 They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul
144 Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
145 Mighty Lemon Drops - Inside Out
146 Sinead OConnor - I Want Your Hands on Me
147 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
148 Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense At All
149 Boomtown Rats - I Dont Like Mondays
150 Billy Bragg - Sexuality
151 Adrian Belew - Oh Daddy
152 Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
153 Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
154 Cure - Why Cant I Be You
155 Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
156 Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
157 Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
158 Housemartins - Happy Hour
159 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek a Boo
160 General Public - Tenderness
161 Iggy Pop - Candy
162 INXS - Original Sin
163 REM - Pretty Persuasion
164 Cure - Close to Me
165 Psychedelic Furs - Heaven
166 Soup Dragons - Im Free
167 Robyn Hitchcock - Balloon Man
168 Big Audio Dynamite - James Brown
169 U2 - I Will Follow
170 Joe Jackson - Obvious Song
171 DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega - Toms Diner
172 English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
173 Divinyls - I Touch Myself
174 Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
175 Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
176 Echo and The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
177 Cure - Hot Hot Hot
178 Smiths - Queen Is Dead
179 Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
180 Public Image Limited - Public Image
181 Church - Under the Milky Way
182 Pretenders - Middle of the Road
183 Social Distortion - Ball and Chain
184 Tears For Fears - Change
185 Psychedelic Furs - Ghost in You
186 Nails - Things You Left Behind
187 Smithereens - Only a Memory
188 Sting - All This Time
189 REM - One I Love
190 Cure - Never Enough
191 Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
192 10000 Maniacs - Like the Weather
193 Police - So Lonely
194 Shriekback - Intoxication
195 Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
196 Living Colour - Elvis is Dead
197 Alarm - 68 Guns
198 They Might Be Giants - Dont Lets Start
199 Patti Smith - Gloria
200 Talking Heads - And She Was
201 Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years
202 Waterboys - Whole of the Moon
203 XTC - Generals and Majors
204 Seal - Crazy
205 Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You
206 UB40 - Red Red Wine
207 Berlin - Sex Im a
208 Police - Message in a Bottle
209 Bob Mould - See a Little Light
210 Devo - I Cant Get No Satisfaction
211 Trip Shakespeare - Slacks
212 Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
213 Psychedelic Furs - Sister Europe
214 Lenny Kravitz - Always on the Run
215 They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
216 Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The
217 Public Image Limited - Seattle
218 Talking Heads - Stay Up Late
219 Camper Van Beethoven - Good Guys and Bad Guys
220 Sisters of Mercy - More
221 INXS - What You Need
222 Pretenders - My City Was Gone
223 Bob Marley and The Wailers - I Shot the Sheriff
224 Jam - Town Called Malice
225 Happy Mondays - Step On
226 Bodeans - Black White and Blood Red
227 Madness - Our House
228 Vapors - Turning Japanese
229 Waterboys - Church Not Made With Hands
230 Clash - Police and Thieves
231 Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives
232 U2 - Desire
233 Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On
234 Was Not Was - I Feel Better Than James Brown
235 Guadalcanal Diary - Always Saturday
236 Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
237 New Order - Fine Time
238 Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
239 Joe Jackson - Im the Man
240 Public Image Limited - Rise
241 Replacements - Here Comes a Regular
242 Devo - Through Being Cool
243 Concrete Blonde - God is a Bullet
244 Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child Wild One
245 Electronic - Get the Message
246 Royal Crescent Mob - Timebomb
247 Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
248 Stone Roses - Fools Goldedit
249 Tones on Tail - Go Club Mix
250 Aztec Camera - Oblivious
251 General Public - Hot Youre Cool
252 Robyn Hitchcock - So You Think Youre in Love
253 Adrian Belew - Pretty Pink Rose
254 Stan Ridgway - Roadblock
255 U2 - Fly
256 Don Dixon - Praying Mantis
257 Human League - Dont You Want Me
258 Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
259 Kirsty MacColl - Walking Down Madison
260 Squeeze - Pulling Mussels from the Shell
261 Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
262 David Bowie - Heroes
263 Ocean Blue - Cerulean
264 INXS - New Sensation
265 Romeo Void - Never Say Never
266 Kate Bush - Sensual World
267 XTC - Love on a Farmboys Wages
268 Duran Duran - Girls on Film
269 Timbuk 3 - Futures So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
270 Madness - One Step Beyond
271 MC900FT Jesus - Falling Elevators
272 Stranglers - Skin Deep
273 REM - Orange Crush
274 INXS - One Thing
275 Iggy Pop - Cry For Love
276 Joe Jackson - Sunday Papers
277 New Order - True Faith
278 Ministry - Stigmata
279 Talk Talk - Its My Life
280 Enigma - Sadeness
281 10000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
282 John Astley - Janes Getting Serious
283 Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write the Book
284 Erasure - A Little Respect
285 Squeeze - Take Me Im Yours
286 Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men
287 Roxy Music - Avalon
288 Big Audio Dynamite - Rock NonStop
289 INXS - Dont Change
290 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
291 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Swimming Horses
292 Tears For Fears - Shout
293 XTC - Mayor of Simpleton
294 Pop Will Eat Itself - X Y and Zee
295 David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
296 They Eat Their Own - Like a Drug
297 B52s - Summer of Love
298 U2 - Bad Live
299 Smithereens - Blues Before and After
300 Trio - Da Da Da
301 Go Gos - We Got the Beat
302 Dead Milkmen - Youll Dance to Anything
303 Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
304 Screaming Blue Messiahs - I Wanna Be a Flintstone
305 Big Country - In a Big Country
306 Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen
307 Morrissey - Our Frank
308 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence
309 Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing
310 World Party - Way Down Now
311 Cure - Killing an Arab
312 Smiths - Is It Really So Strange
313 Graham Parker - Local Girls
314 Bears - Aches and Pains
315 INXS - I Send a Message
316 Fishbone - Everyday Sunshine
317 Sundays - Heres Where the Story Ends
318 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Show Me Your Soul
319 Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious
320 Violent Femmes - Prove My Love
321 Pretenders - Precious
322 Jerry Harrison - Man With a Gun
323 Squeeze - Annie Get Your Gun
324 Public Image Limited - This is Not a Love Song
325 Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark - Locomotion
326 Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
327 Echo and The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
328 Los Lobos - Will the Wolf Survive
329 X - Hungry Wolf
330 Royal Crescent Mob - Happy at Home
331 Las - There She Goes
332 Smithereens - Top of the Pops
333 Call - Walls Came Down
334 Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire
335 Joe Jackson - You Cant Get What You Want
336 Hothouse Flowers - Im Sorry
337 Smiths - Reel Around the Fountain
338 Bodeans - Fade Away
339 Electronic - Getting Away With It
340 Pretenders - Mystery Achievement
341 B52s - Planet Claire
342 Guadalcanal Diary - Litany Life Goes On
343 MC900FT Jesus - City Sleeps
344 Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot
345 Talk Talk - Lifes What You Make it
346 Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
347 U2 - Gloria
348 They Might Be Giants - Twisting
349 INXS - This Time
350 B52s - Quiche Lorraine
351 Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
352 Soho - Hippychick
353 Specials - A Message to You Rudy
354 Havana 3AM - Reach the Rock
355 Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind
356 Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
357 Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd
358 Big Audio Dynamite - Champagne
359 Smiths - Panic
360 David Bowie - Scary Monsters
361 Erasure - Love to Hate You
362 Candyskins - Submarine Song
363 Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
364 Church - Metropolis
365 Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy
366 Clash - I Fought the Law
367 Bob Marley and The Wailers - Lively Up Yourself
368 Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
369 Elvis Costello - Other Side of Summer
370 Jam - Modern World
371 Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
372 Bodeans - Dreams
373 Big Audio Dynamite - Bottom Line
374 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
375 The - Infected
376 Beloved - Hello
377 Lou Reed - I Love You Suzanne
378 Camper Van Beethoven - Eye of Fatima
379 Raisins - Fear Is Never Boring
380 Clash - Clampdown
381 Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
382 Alarm - Rain in the Summertime
383 Bob Mould - Its Too Late
384 Beat Farmers - Happy Boy
385 Living Colour - Whats Your Favorite Color theme song Which Way to America
386 B52s - Party Out of Bounds
387 Elvis Costello - Angels Wanna Wear
388 Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
389 Devo - Jocko Homo
390 Depeche Mode - Strangelove
391 Ultravox - Sleepwalk
392 Trio - Boom Boom
393 Proclaimers - Im Gonna Be 500 Miles
394 Pretenders - Adultress
395 Cure - Jumping Someone Elses Train
396 Smithereens - Behind the Wall of Sleep
397 Joe Jackson - Got the Time
398 Morrissey - Interesting Drug
399 Peter Tosh - Get Up Stand Up
400 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes
401 U2 - Dancing Barefoot
402 Farm - Groovy Train
403 Psychedelic Furs - Should God Forget
404 Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
405 Feelies - Slipping Into Something
406 Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
407 PIL - Dont Ask Me
408 Clash - Police on my Back
409 Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love
410 Joy Division - Shes Lost Control
411 Toad the Wet Sprocket - Jam Too Long Too Late
412 Replacements - Talent Show
413 Elvis Costello - Veronica
414 DBs - A Spy in the House of Love
415 X - See How We Are
416 Neds Atomic Dustbin - Happy
417 Falco - Der Kommisar
418 INXS - Guns in the Sky
419 Squeeze - Cool for Cats
420 Smiths - Ask
421 Cracker - Teen Angst
422 Creatures - Pluto Drive
423 A Flock of Seagulls - Telecommunication
424 Yaz - Dont Go
425 Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
426 Laurie Anderson - Sharkeys Night
427 Adrian Belew - Big Electric Cat
428 Replacements - Merry Go Round
429 Thompson Twins - Lies
430 Stone Roses - I Wanna be Adored
431 Echo and The Bunnymen - Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
432 Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker
433 Smithereens - House We Used to Live In
434 Stranglers - Always the Sun
435 Guadalcanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo
436 Stan Ridgway - Drive She Said
437 Shona Laing - Soviet Snow
438 Mission UK - Tower of Strength
439 Primus - Making Plans for Nigel
440 Replacements - Bastards of Young
441 World Party - Ship of Fools
442 House of Love - I Dont Know Why I Love You
443 Alarm - Strength
444 Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
445 Poi Dog Pondering - Spending the Day in the Shirt You Wore
446 Live - Operation Spirit
447 John Hiatt - Slow Turning
448 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real
449 Sicilian Vespers - Baccala
450 Big Audio Dynamite - Cmon Every Beatbox
451 Madness - Keep Moving
452 INXS - Calling All Nations
453 Royal Crescent Mob - Love and Tunafish
454 Feelies - Away
455 XTC - No Thugs in Our House
456 Midnight Oil - When the Generals Talk
457 Single Gun Theory - From a Million Miles
458 Book of Love - I Touch Roses
459 Cure - High
460 Simple Minds - Promised You a Miracle
461 Lets Active - Every Word Means No
462 Flesh for Lulu - I Go Crazy
463 Church - Reptile
464 Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
465 Lloyd Cole - Perfect Skin
466 Erasure - Oh Lamour
467 Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
468 Echo and The Bunnymen - Cutter
469 Aztec Camera - Jump
470 Circle Jerks - American Heavy Metal Weekend
471 Marshall Crenshaw - Whenever Youre On My Mind
472 Gang of Four - I Love a Man in a Uniform
473 Fetchin Bones - Stray
474 Love Tractor - Satans New Wave Soul Losers
475 U2 - Trip Through Your Wires
476 Lightning Seeds - All I Want
477 Pretenders - Never Do That
478 Richard Thompson - I Feel So Good
479 Sugarcubes - Hit
480 U2 - Seconds
481 Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark - Enola Gay
482 Nirvana - In Bloom
483 Shriekback - Black Light Trap
484 Adam and The Ants - Antmusic
485 This Mortal Coil - You and Your Sister
486 Warren Zevon - Angel Dressed in Black
487 Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
488 REM - Fall on Me
489 Psychodots - Exaggeration
490 Pearl Jam - Even Flow
491 This Picture - Naked Rain
492 Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
493 John Hiatt - Thing Called Love
494 Lloyd Cole - Shes a Girl and Im a Man
495 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
496 Gary Clail - Human Nature
497 Damned - Grimly Fiendish
498 Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
499 Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl
500 Connells - Get a Gun
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Combinations

Here is one massive combined countdown with all songs from every year of the countdown, ranked by average position (1394 songs in all).