By the 1990s, what used to be called "AM radio" no longer existed, for all intents and purposes. For the most part, I stopped listening to the radio altogether, relying on homemade mix tapes to get me through my commute and any long drives that might be required.
So I can't exactly say something like "this song dominated the airwaves during the summer of '92," because it certainly didn't on any station operating near my hometown. What I can say is that for me, "Kiko" was the album of the summer and "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" was the song of the summer.
I've written about Los Lobos elsewhere on this blog, but suffice to say that I strongly believe any discussion about great American bands of the rock era needs to include Los Lobos. Over the course of their 35-year history, they've come up with so many classic albums and songs that I've lost count. And this one is near the top of the list.
"Kiko and the Lavender Moon," Los Lobos, from the summer of 1992.