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Top Songs of 1989

1988 <-1989-> 1990


  

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Like a Prayer
1.
03/1989
318

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance
20
R&B




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #300]
[Sire 27539]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
Eternal Flame
2.
02/1989
306

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Columbia 68533]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
Batdance
3.
06/1989

Batdance by Prince

from Batman   Batman
305

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


18
alt.
2
UK
[Warner 22924]
written by Prince
Another Day in Paradise
4.
11/1989
305

✫1
US
✫1
AC






7
rock


2
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1990]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 88774]
written by Phil Collins
Opposites Attract
5.
12/1989
294

✫1
US
45
AC


24
dance
3
R&B




2
UK
with The Wild Pair
rap by Derrick Delite from the Soul Purpose
[Virgin 99158]
written by Oliver Leiber
Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
6.
06/1989
291

4
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
Black Velvet
7.
12/1989
288

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 88742]
written by Christopher Ward & David Tyson
If You Don't Know Me by Now
8.
04/1989
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC




38
R&B




2
UK
[Elektra 69297]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
How Am I Supposed to Live without You
9.
10/1989
283

✫1
US
✫1
AC










3
UK
10.
07/1989
282

✫1
US












✫1
UK
[R]
[Columbia 68960]
written by Maurice Starr
All Around the World
11.
10/1989
281

3
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Arista 9928]
written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney & Andy Morris
Right Here Waiting
12.
07/1989
279

✫1
US
✫1
AC










2
UK
[EMI 50219]
written by Richard Marx
The Living Years
13.
01/1989
275

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 7-88964]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
Pump Up the Jam
14.
09/1989
270

2
US




✫1
dance
10
R&B




2
UK
featuring Felly
written by Ya Kid K (as Manuela Kamosi) & Jo Bogaert (as Thomas de Quincey)
She Drives Me Crazy
15.
01/1989
270

✫1
US




✫1
dance
54
R&B


5
alt.
5
UK
[MCA 53483]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
Don't Know Much
16.
09/1989
263

2
US
✫1
AC










2
UK
featuring Aaron Neville
aka All I Need to Know
[Elektra 7-69261]
written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil & Tom Snow
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
17.
08/1989
263

✫1
US
21
AC




20
R&B




2
UK
18.
03/1989
261

✫1
US
2
AC










5
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1990]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1990]
[Atlantic 88972]
written by Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar
Love Shack
19.
09/1989
261

3
US




7
dance




✫1
alt.
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #243]
[Warner 22817 (Reprise)]
written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
20.
04/1989
261

✫1
US
3
AC




12
R&B




5
UK
[Columbia 68671]
written by Maurice Starr
21.
03/1989
253

✫1
US
12
AC


20
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
7
UK
[MCA 53639]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
22.
08/1989
253

✫1
US
2
AC










6
UK
(double A-side with Dangerous, 1990 release in the UK) [R]
[EMI 50223]
written by Per Gessle & Mats Persson
Toy Soldiers
23.
05/1989
249

✫1
US
37
AC










5
UK
[Columbia 68747]
written by Martika & Michael Margules (as Michael Jay)
Miss You Much
24.
09/1989
247

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




22
UK
[A&M 1445]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Sowing the Seeds of Love
25.
09/1989
247

2
US
29
AC






4
rock
✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Polygram 874710 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
Don't Wanna Lose You
26.
07/1989
245

✫1
US
2
AC










6
UK
[Columbia 68959 (Epic)]
written by Gloria Estefan
On Our Own
27.
06/1989
245

2
US




15
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53662]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds), L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
We Didn't Start the Fire
28.
09/1989
243

✫1
US
5
AC






6
rock


7
UK
[Columbia 73021]
written by Billy Joel
The Look
29.
02/1989
233

✫1
US




47
dance






7
UK
[EMI America 50204]
written by Per Gessle
30.
09/1989
224

2
US












4
UK
[Columbia 69088]
written by Maurice Starr
Cherish
31.
08/1989
222

2
US
✫1
AC










3
UK
[Sire 7-22883]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
32.
05/1989
221

3
US




20
dance


9
rock
✫1
alt.
9
UK
charted as So Alive / Bike Dance in US dance charts
[RCA 8956]
written by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins & David J
Every Little Step
33.
03/1989
219

3
US




17
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53618]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
Forever Your Girl
34.
03/1989
219

✫1
US
11
AC


28
dance
54
R&B




24
UK
[Virgin 99230]
written by Oliver Leiber
Express Yourself
35.
06/1989
217

2
US
12
AC


✫1
dance






5
UK
[Sire 7-22948]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
You Got It
36.
01/1989
216

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
I'll Be There for You
37.
01/1989
216

✫1
US








5
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 872564 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
Downtown Train
38.
11/1989
215

3
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


10
UK
written by Tom Waits
If I Could Turn Back Time
39.
07/1989
215

3
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
produced by Diane Warren
[Geffen 22886]
written by Diane Warren
Miss You Like Crazy
40.
04/1989
214

7
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




2
UK
[EMI 50185]
written by Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser & Preston Glass
This Time I Know It's for Real
41.
02/1989
211

7
US
2
AC


5
dance






3
UK
When I See You Smile
42.
09/1989
210

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock


61
UK
[Columbia 69082 (Epic)]
written by Diane Warren
Lovesong
43.
07/1989
206

2
US




8
dance


30
rock
2
alt.
18
UK
written by Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson (as Paul S. Thompson), Lol Tolhurst (as Laurence Tolhurst) & Boris Williams
Lost in Your Eyes
44.
01/1989
204

✫1
US
3
AC










34
UK
[Atlantic 88970]
written by Debbie Gibson
Poison
45.
07/1989
201

7
US








15
rock


2
UK
[Columbia 68958 (Epic)]
written by Desmond Child, Alice Cooper & John McCurry
Cold Hearted
46.
06/1989
194

✫1
US




19
dance






46
UK
[Atco 99196 (Virgin)]
written by Elliot Wolff
Funky Cold Medina
47.
03/1989
193

3
US




8
dance
7
R&B




13
UK
charted as the double A Side Funky Cold Medina/On Fire in the UK
written by Young MC, Michael L. Ross & Matt Dike
Real Love
48.
03/1989
193

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




31
UK
[MCA 53484]
written by André Cymone & Jody Watley
Rhythm Nation
49.
11/1989
191

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




23
UK
[A&M 1455]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Paradise City
50.
01/1989
189

5
US








14
rock


6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #453]
[Geffen 7-27570]
written by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin & Duff McKagan
Blame It on the Rain
51.
07/1989
188

✫1
US
27
AC




14
R&B




52
UK
[Arista 9904]
written by Diane Warren
Roam
52.
12/1989
188

3
US




10
dance




6
alt.
17
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Robert Waldrop
Swing the Mood
53.
07/1989
184

11
US
36
AC










✫1
UK
[let's twist again, in the mood, rock around the clock, rock-a-beatin' boogie, tutti-frutti, wake up little susie, c'mon everybody, hound dog, shake rattle and roll, all shook up, jailhouse rock, at the hop]
written by various
54.
03/1989
180

✫1
US














[Cypress 1420]
written by David Essex
55.
11/1989
178

2
US
20
AC




5
R&B






Heaven
56.
07/1989
177

2
US








3
rock


93
UK
[Columbia 68985]
written by Jani Lane
57.
05/1989
176

✫1
US








5
rock


52
UK
[EMI 50189]
written by Richard Marx
Here and Now
58.
12/1989
168

6
US
3
AC




✫1
R&B




43
UK
[Epic 73029]
written by David L. Elliott & Terry Steele
Dangerous
59.
12/1989
167

2
US
21
AC












[EMI 50233]
written by Per Gessle
60.
03/1989
164

11
US
37
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
featuring Caron Wheeler
[Virgin 99205]
written by Jazzie B (as Beresford Romeo)
Two to Make It Right
61.
11/1989
163

2
US




✫1
dance








[Vendetta 1464]
written by David Cole
62.
07/1989
163

5
US
3
AC




✫1
R&B






[Columbia 68746]
written by Bernard Jackson
18 and Life
63.
06/1989
162

4
US








11
rock


12
UK
[Atlantic 7-88883]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
This One's for the Children
64.
11/1989
162

7
US
27
AC




55
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 73064]
written by Maurice Starr
65.
09/1989
162

5
US








✫1
rock
22
alt.
36
UK
[Columbia 69008 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)
66.
09/1989
161

8
US
12
AC




34
R&B




8
UK
[Columbia 38-68960]
written by Thom Bell & William Hart
67.
12/1989
158

6
US
✫1
AC










23
UK
[Columbia 73084 (Epic)]
written by Gloria Estefan
68.
11/1989
153

7
US




7
dance
2
R&B




78
UK
produced by Dr. Dre
[Ruthless 99149]
written by Michel'le, Laylaw & Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Just Like Jesse James
69.
10/1989
153

8
US
9
AC










11
UK
[Geffen 22844]
written by Desmond Child & Diane Warren
C'mon and Get My Love
70.
10/1989
152

10
US




✫1
dance
69
R&B




15
UK
introducing Cathy Dennis [from the movie She-Devil]
[FFRR 886798]
written by D:Mob
Secret Rendezvous
71.
05/1989
152

6
US




✫1
dance
4
R&B




22
UK
[R]
produced by Babyface
[Warner 27863]
written by L.A. Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons
The End of the Innocence
72.
06/1989
151

8
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


48
UK
[Geffen 7-22925]
written by Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby
73.
02/1989
151

5
US
3
AC




3
R&B






with George Michael
produced by George Michael
[Mika 871 538-7]
written by Deon Estus & George Michael
Love in an Elevator
74.
09/1989
151

5
US








✫1
rock


13
UK
[Geffen 22845]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
Free Fallin'
75.
05/1989
149

7
US
17
AC






✫1
rock


64
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #177]
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53748]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
Dreamin'
76.
01/1989
149

8
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B




74
UK
Bust a Move
77.
07/1989
148

7
US




7
dance
9
R&B






written by Young MC (as Marvin Young), Matt Dike & Michael Ross
(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
78.
09/1989
148

3
US












74
UK
[R]
[Virgin 99282 A]
written by Oliver Leiber
With Every Beat of My Heart
79.
10/1989
147

5
US
22
AC


8
dance






53
UK
[Arista 9896]
written by Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden & Tommy Faragher
Angel Eyes
80.
04/1989
146

5
US
7
AC






24
rock




written by John Hiatt & Fred Koller
Everything
81.
10/1989
146

4
US
11
AC




3
R&B




74
UK
[MCA 53714]
written by Gardner Cole & James Newton Howard
Rock Wit'cha
82.
08/1989
145

7
US
28
AC




3
R&B




33
UK
[MCA 53652]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds) & L.A. Reid
Cry
83.
04/1989
144

10
US
2
AC










17
UK
[Polydor 871110]
written by Phil Cilia & Chris Duffy
84.
07/1989
143

7
US




5
dance
✫1
R&B






[Solar 68966]
written by Babyface, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
85.
12/1989
143

25
US




✫1
dance
75
R&B




2
UK
[Mercury 875802]
written by Steve Vincent & Mick Walsh
What Kind of Man Would I Be?
86.
12/1989
143

5
US
2
AC












Lay Your Hands on Me
87.
05/1989
142

7
US








20
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 874452 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
After All
88.
03/1989
141

6
US
✫1
AC










84
UK
I Drove All Night
89.
05/1989
140

6
US
43
AC










7
UK
[Epic 34-68759]
written by Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
90.
01/1989
140

8
US
12
AC




✫1
R&B




11
UK
produced by Babyface
[Warner 27783]
written by L.A. Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons
91.
12/1989
140

5
US
38
AC






30
rock


80
UK
92.
05/1989

I Like It by Dino

from 24-7   24-7
139

7
US




3
dance
25
R&B






[4th & Broadway 7483]
written by Dino
Second Chance
93.
02/1989
138

6
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[A&M 1273]
written by Max Carl, Jeff Carlisi & Cal Curtis
Dr. Feelgood
94.
09/1989
138

6
US








7
rock


50
UK
[Elektra 7-69271]
written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
Leave a Light On
95.
09/1989
136

11
US
8
AC










4
UK
[MCA 53706]
written by Rick Nowels & Ellen Shipley
Angelia
96.
10/1989
133

4
US
2
AC










45
UK
[EMI 50218]
written by Richard Marx
One
97.
06/1989

One by Bee Gees

from One   One
131

7
US
✫1
AC










71
UK
[Warner 22899]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
Once Bitten Twice Shy
98.
04/1989
130

5
US








6
rock




[Capitol 44366]
written by Ian Hunter
99.
07/1989
130

8
US




19
dance






20
UK
[Atco 99183 (Virgin)]
written by Neneh Cherry & Cameron McVey (as Booga Bear)
Janie's Got a Gun
100.
09/1989
130

4
US








2
rock


76
UK
[Geffen 22727]
written by Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton

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