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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1989

1988 <-1989-> 1990



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1989
She Drives Me Crazy
1.
01/1989
270

✫1
US




✫1
dance
54
R&B


5
alt.
5
UK
[MCA 53483]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
The Living Years
2.
01/1989
276

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 7-88964]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
Paradise City
3.
01/1989
182

5
US








14
rock


6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #453]
[Geffen 7-27570]
written by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin & Duff McKagan
You Got It
4.
01/1989
261

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
Dirty Blvd.
5.
01/1989
194











18
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Lou Reed
6.
01/1989
214

55
US








✫1
rock
11
alt.


7.
01/1989
145

73
US








✫1
rock


53
UK
[Geffen 27535]
written by Chris Rea
I'll Be There for You
8.
01/1989
224

✫1
US








5
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 872564 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
The Mayor of Simpleton
9.
01/1989
219

72
US








15
rock
✫1
alt.
46
UK
[Geffen 27552]
written by Andy Partridge
10.
02/1989
124

63
US
28
AC






2
rock


52
UK
11.
02/1989
231

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Columbia 68533]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
12.
02/1989
125

77
US








27
rock
11
alt.
8
UK
[Mercury 872 350-7]
written by Johnny McElhone & Sharleen Spiteri
I'll Be You
13.
02/1989
288

51
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.


[Warner 22992 (Sire)]
written by Paul Westerberg
Veronica
14.
02/1989
240

19
US








10
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
[Warner 7-22981]
written by Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello
15.
02/1989
115

82
US








17
rock
7
alt.


[Columbia 68552]
written by Andy Perry
Rocket
16.
02/1989
145

12
US








5
rock


15
UK
[Polygram 872614 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Second Chance
17.
02/1989
191

6
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[A&M 1273]
written by Max Carl, Jeff Carlisi & Cal Curtis
The Last of the Famous International Playboys
18.
02/1989
139













3
alt.
6
UK
19.
03/1989
161

93
US




12
dance


✫1
rock
27
alt.
59
UK
[Atlantic 7-88925]
written by Julian Lennon & John McCurry
20.
03/1989
115

64
US




✫1
dance




6
alt.
21
UK
Turn You Inside-Out
21.
03/1989
121











7
rock
10
alt.


22.
03/1989
300

✫1
US
12
AC


20
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
7
UK
[MCA 53639]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
23.
03/1989
136

25
US








2
rock


78
UK
[Columbia 68601]
written by John Spinks (as John Frederick Spinks)
Fire Woman
24.
04/1989
240

46
US








4
rock
2
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 27543 (Reprise)]
written by Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy
25.
04/1989
165

5
US








6
rock




[Capitol 44366]
written by Ian Hunter
Angel Eyes
26.
04/1989
123

5
US
7
AC






24
rock




written by John Hiatt & Fred Koller
I Won't Back Down
27.
04/1989
231

12
US








✫1
rock
29
alt.
28
UK
[MCA 53369]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
Fascination Street
28.
04/1989
224

46
US




7
dance


24
rock
✫1
alt.


[Elektra 69300]
written by Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst (as Laurence Tolhurst) & Boris Williams
29.
04/1989
127











16
rock
4
alt.


[A&M 1404**]
written by Joe Jackson
30.
04/1989
141

15
US








2
rock


93
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
31.
05/1989
142







26
dance




✫1
alt.
38
UK
32.
05/1989
113













2
alt.
68
UK
Free Fallin'
33.
05/1989
241

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
34.
05/1989
194

16
US
16
AC






✫1
rock


16
UK
[Modern 7-99216]
written by Stevie Nicks & Rick Nowels
Runnin' Down a Dream
35.
05/1989
175

23
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53682]
written by Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty
36.
05/1989
190

✫1
US








5
rock


52
UK
[EMI 50189]
written by Richard Marx
37.
05/1989
326

3
US




20
dance


9
rock
✫1
alt.
79
UK
charted as So Alive / Bike Dance in US dance charts
[RCA 8956]
written by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins & David J
I Want It All
38.
05/1989
166

50
US








3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44372]
written by Brian May
39.
05/1989
209

9
US
31
AC






✫1
rock


73
UK
[Capitol 44376]
written by Tom Johnston, Charlie Midnight & Eddie Schwartz
40.
05/1989
152

44
US
7
AC






20
rock
3
alt.
77
UK
[Elektra 7-69298]
written by Dennis Drew & Natalie Merchant
Lay Your Hands on Me
41.
05/1989
133

7
US








20
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 874452 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
Under the God
42.
05/1989
150











8
rock
4
alt.
51
UK
written by David Bowie
43.
06/1989
237

51
US








✫1
rock
5
alt.
42
UK
[MCA 53658]
written by Michael Been
18 and Life
44.
06/1989
171

4
US








11
rock


12
UK
[Atlantic 7-88883]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
Batdance
45.
06/1989

Batdance by Prince

from Batman   Batman
255

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


18
alt.
2
UK
[Warner 22924]
written by Prince
46.
06/1989
150











✫1
rock




47.
06/1989
121

45
US








2
rock




[Columbia 68946 (Epic)]
written by John Waite, Jonathan Cain & Mark Spiro
The End of the Innocence
48.
06/1989
236

8
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


48
UK
[Geffen 7-22925]
written by Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby
Heaven
49.
07/1989
206

2
US








3
rock


93
UK
[Columbia 68985]
written by Jani Lane
Lovesong
50.
07/1989
272

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
51.
07/1989
114











2
rock




written by Don Henley & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
If I Could Turn Back Time
52.
07/1989
155

3
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
produced by Diane Warren
[Geffen 22886]
written by Diane Warren
Right Here Waiting
53.
07/1989
205

✫1
US
✫1
AC










2
UK
[EMI 50219]
written by Richard Marx
Channel Z
54.
07/1989
142













✫1
alt.
61
UK
[Warner 22817 (Reprise)]
written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
55.
07/1989
143













✫1
alt.


written by Dave Faulkner
56.
07/1989
199

7
US








15
rock


2
UK
[Columbia 68958 (Epic)]
written by Desmond Child, Alice Cooper & John McCurry
57.
08/1989
114







23
dance
57
R&B


2
alt.
65
UK
[Virgin 99182]
written by Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
Don't Look Back
58.
08/1989
126

11
US








38
rock
9
alt.
34
UK
[MCA 53695]
written by Roland Gift & David Steele
59.
08/1989
133

11
US
12
AC






6
rock


65
UK
[Capitol 44437 (cassette)]
written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance & Diane Warren
60.
08/1989

Call It Love by Poco

from Legacy   Legacy
136

18
US
2
AC






3
rock




61.
09/1989
153

6
US








7
rock


50
UK
[Elektra 7-69271]
written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
Love Shack
62.
09/1989
328

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
Love in an Elevator
63.
09/1989
231

5
US








✫1
rock


13
UK
[Geffen 22845]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
64.
09/1989
273

5
US








✫1
rock
22
alt.
36
UK
[Columbia 69008 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Proud to Fall
65.
09/1989
158













✫1
alt.
51
UK
written by Ian McCulloch
Sowing the Seeds of Love
66.
09/1989
376

2
US
29
AC






4
rock
✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Polygram 874710 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
Personal Jesus
67.
09/1989
153

28
US




12
dance




3
alt.
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #368]
charted as Personal Jesus / Dangerous in US dance charts
written by Martin Gore
Rock and a Hard Place
68.
09/1989
194

23
US








✫1
rock


63
UK
[Columbia 73057 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
69.
09/1989
225

50
US








2
rock
3
alt.
43
UK
charted as Sold Me Down The Ruver/Yn Cymraeg in the UK
written by Mike Peters & Eddie MacDonald
Pictures of Matchstick Men
70.
09/1989
142













✫1
alt.


written by Francis Rossi
71.
09/1989
132

21
US
5
AC






4
rock




[Geffen 22771]
written by John Corey, Don Henley & Stan Lynch
When I See You Smile
72.
09/1989
191

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock


61
UK
[Columbia 69082 (Epic)]
written by Diane Warren
Blues from a Gun
73.
09/1989
147













✫1
alt.
32
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
Janie's Got a Gun
74.
09/1989
192

4
US








2
rock


76
UK
[Geffen 22727]
written by Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton
75.
09/1989
115











2
rock




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #214]
[Warner 22776 (Reprise)]
written by Neil Young
Drama!
76.
09/1989

Drama! by Erasure

from Wild!   Wild!
115







10
dance




11
alt.
4
UK
charted as Drama! / Sweet, Sweet Baby in US dance charts
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
I Want That Man
77.
09/1989
137













2
alt.
13
UK
78.
09/1989
154

10
US








7
rock




[Geffen 22856]
written by Jeff Keith & Frank Hannon
We Didn't Start the Fire
79.
09/1989
237

✫1
US
5
AC






6
rock


7
UK
[Columbia 73021]
written by Billy Joel
I Remember You
80.
10/1989
123

6
US








23
rock


36
UK
[Atlantic 7-88886]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
81.
10/1989
233

38
US








2
rock
3
alt.


written by Pat DiNizio
Just Between You and Me
82.
10/1989
168

6
US
4
AC






4
rock




produced by Peter Wolf
[Atlantic 88781]
written by Lou Gramm & Holly Knight
Let Love Rule
83.
10/1989
137

89
US








23
rock
5
alt.
39
UK
written by Lenny Kravitz
Love and Anger
84.
10/1989
161













✫1
alt.
38
UK
[Columbia 73092]
written by Kate Bush
Another Day in Paradise
85.
11/1989
285

✫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
86.
11/1989
132

37
US








2
rock


43
UK
[R]
[Geffen 22715]
written by David Coverdale, Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden
87.
11/1989
168

55
US








✫1
rock


96
UK
[Warner 22732 (Reprise)]
written by Jerry Lynn Williams
88.
11/1989
130











45
rock
2
alt.
57
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
89.
11/1989
118













2
alt.
41
UK
written by Guy Chadwick
No Myth
90.
11/1989
224

13
US
22
AC






5
rock
4
alt.


[RCA 9111]
written by Michael Penn
91.
11/1989
130











✫1
rock




92.
11/1989
176

88
US








✫1
rock


25
UK
93.
11/1989
275

3
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


10
UK
written by Tom Waits
Ouija Board, Ouija Board
94.
11/1989
125













2
alt.
18
UK
95.
12/1989
145













✫1
alt.
92
UK
96.
12/1989
151

11
US
34
AC






2
rock




[Columbia 73047]
written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield
Roam
97.
12/1989
202

3
US




10
dance




6
alt.
17
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Robert Waldrop
Black Velvet
98.
12/1989
341

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 88742]
written by Christopher Ward & David Tyson
Getting Away with It
99.
12/1989
139

38
US




7
dance




4
alt.
12
UK
100.
12/1989
115

5
US
38
AC






30
rock


80
UK

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