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- Just Like Heaven The Cure
- True Faith New Order
- Fairytale of New York The Pogues
- Never Let Me Down Again Depeche Mode
- Sign “O” The Times Prince
- Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me The Smiths
- Birthday The Sugarcubes
- What Have I Done to Deserve This? Pet Shop Boys
- Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House
- The One I Love R.E.M.
- My Pal God
- Shine On The House of Love
- It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) R.E.M.
- Girlfriend in a Coma The Smiths
- Rent Pet Shop Boys
- Can't Hardly Wait The Replacements
- April Skies The Jesus and Mary Chain
- Alex Chilton The Replacements
- Paid In Full Eric B. & Rakim
- Happy When It Rains The Jesus and Mary Chain
- March 9: U2 - The Joshua Tree
- March 30: Prince - Sign
- June: Sonic Youth - Sister
- July: Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
- July 22: XTC - The Compact XTC
- August: The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot
- September 11: The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball
- September 22: The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
- November: Andy Partridge - Jules Verne's Sketchbook
- November 7: David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive
- December 14: Johnny Japes And His Jesticles - Bags Of Fun With Buster
- Bananarama - Wow!
- The album ' Faith 'by George Michael , the first number 1 was started at the end of this year's top 40 CDs . For the first time, the long-playing record and CD sales in a separate listed.
- The grunge band Nirvana is established.
- International breakthrough of Paolo Conte as a singer with the album with the single Plano Aqua Max.
- The punk rock / pop rock band Green Day is established. Until 1990, the band known as Sweet Children .
- ===Classical music [ edit ]===
- January 9 : First performance of Persistèncias of Leonardo Balada
- May 7 : first public version of Genesis of Aarre Merikanto
- June 11 : First performance of Fanfare for CUBE by Witold Lutosławski
- September 17 : first performance of Symphony V of Isang Yun
- October 4 : First performance of fantasias sonoras of Leonardo Balada