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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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Sowing the Seeds of Love
1.
09/1989
375

2
US
29
AC






4
rock
✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Polygram 874710 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
2.
05/1989
361

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
Black Velvet
3.
12/1989
341

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 88742]
written by Christopher Ward & David Tyson
Love Shack
4.
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
5.
03/1989
299

✫1
US
12
AC


20
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
7
UK
[MCA 53639]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
I'll Be You
6.
02/1989
287

51
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.


[Warner 22992 (Sire)]
written by Paul Westerberg
Another Day in Paradise
7.
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
The Living Years
8.
01/1989
275

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 7-88964]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
9.
11/1989
274

3
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


10
UK
written by Tom Waits
10.
09/1989
273

5
US








✫1
rock
22
alt.
36
UK
[Columbia 69008 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Lovesong
11.
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
She Drives Me Crazy
12.
01/1989
270

✫1
US




✫1
dance
54
R&B


5
alt.
5
UK
[MCA 53483]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
You Got It
13.
01/1989
260

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
Batdance
14.
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
Free Fallin'
15.
05/1989
240

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
Fire Woman
16.
04/1989
240

46
US








4
rock
2
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 27543 (Reprise)]
written by Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy
Veronica
17.
02/1989
240

19
US








10
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
[Warner 7-22981]
written by Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello
18.
06/1989
236

51
US








✫1
rock
5
alt.
42
UK
[MCA 53658]
written by Michael Been
We Didn't Start the Fire
19.
09/1989
236

✫1
US
5
AC






6
rock


7
UK
[Columbia 73021]
written by Billy Joel
The End of the Innocence
20.
06/1989
236

8
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


48
UK
[Geffen 7-22925]
written by Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby
21.
10/1989
232

38
US








2
rock
3
alt.


written by Pat DiNizio
I Won't Back Down
22.
04/1989
230

12
US








✫1
rock
29
alt.
28
UK
[MCA 53369]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
Love in an Elevator
23.
09/1989
230

5
US








✫1
rock


13
UK
[Geffen 22845]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
24.
02/1989
230

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Columbia 68533]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
25.
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
No Myth
26.
11/1989
224

13
US
22
AC






5
rock
4
alt.


[RCA 9111]
written by Michael Penn
I'll Be There for You
27.
01/1989
223

✫1
US








5
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 872564 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
Fascination Street
28.
04/1989
223

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
The Mayor of Simpleton
29.
01/1989
218

72
US








15
rock
✫1
alt.
46
UK
[Geffen 27552]
written by Andy Partridge
30.
01/1989
214

55
US








✫1
rock
11
alt.


31.
05/1989
208

9
US
31
AC






✫1
rock


73
UK
[Capitol 44376]
written by Tom Johnston, Charlie Midnight & Eddie Schwartz
Heaven
32.
07/1989
206

2
US








3
rock


93
UK
[Columbia 68985]
written by Jani Lane
Right Here Waiting
33.
07/1989
204

✫1
US
✫1
AC










2
UK
[EMI 50219]
written by Richard Marx
Roam
34.
12/1989
201

3
US




10
dance




6
alt.
17
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Robert Waldrop
35.
07/1989
199

7
US








15
rock


2
UK
[Columbia 68958 (Epic)]
written by Desmond Child, Alice Cooper & John McCurry
Dirty Blvd.
36.
01/1989
194











18
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Lou Reed
Rock and a Hard Place
37.
09/1989
194

23
US








✫1
rock


63
UK
[Columbia 73057 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
38.
05/1989
194

16
US
16
AC






✫1
rock


16
UK
[Modern 7-99216]
written by Stevie Nicks & Rick Nowels
Janie's Got a Gun
39.
09/1989
192

4
US








2
rock


76
UK
[Geffen 22727]
written by Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton
Second Chance
40.
02/1989
191

6
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[A&M 1273]
written by Max Carl, Jeff Carlisi & Cal Curtis
When I See You Smile
41.
09/1989
190

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock


61
UK
[Columbia 69082 (Epic)]
written by Diane Warren
42.
05/1989
190

✫1
US








5
rock


52
UK
[EMI 50189]
written by Richard Marx
Paradise City
43.
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
44.
11/1989
176

88
US








✫1
rock


25
UK
Runnin' Down a Dream
45.
05/1989
175

23
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53682]
written by Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty
18 and Life
46.
06/1989
171

4
US








11
rock


12
UK
[Atlantic 7-88883]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
Just Between You and Me
47.
10/1989
168

6
US
4
AC






4
rock




produced by Peter Wolf
[Atlantic 88781]
written by Lou Gramm & Holly Knight
48.
11/1989
168

55
US








✫1
rock


96
UK
[Warner 22732 (Reprise)]
written by Jerry Lynn Williams
I Want It All
49.
05/1989
166

50
US








3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44372]
written by Brian May
50.
04/1989
164

5
US








6
rock




[Capitol 44366]
written by Ian Hunter
Love and Anger
51.
10/1989
161













✫1
alt.
38
UK
[Columbia 73092]
written by Kate Bush
52.
03/1989
161

93
US




12
dance


✫1
rock
27
alt.
59
UK
[Atlantic 7-88925]
written by Julian Lennon & John McCurry
Proud to Fall
53.
09/1989
157













✫1
alt.
51
UK
written by Ian McCulloch
If I Could Turn Back Time
54.
07/1989
155

3
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
produced by Diane Warren
[Geffen 22886]
written by Diane Warren
55.
09/1989
154

10
US








7
rock




[Geffen 22856]
written by Jeff Keith & Frank Hannon
56.
09/1989
153

6
US








7
rock


50
UK
[Elektra 7-69271]
written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
Personal Jesus
57.
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
58.
05/1989
152

44
US
7
AC






20
rock
3
alt.
77
UK
[Elektra 7-69298]
written by Dennis Drew & Natalie Merchant
59.
12/1989
151

11
US
34
AC






2
rock




[Columbia 73047]
written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield
Under the God
60.
05/1989
150











8
rock
4
alt.
51
UK
written by David Bowie
61.
06/1989
149











✫1
rock




Blues from a Gun
62.
09/1989
147













✫1
alt.
32
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
63.
12/1989
145













✫1
alt.
92
UK
Rocket
64.
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
65.
01/1989
145

73
US








✫1
rock


53
UK
[Geffen 27535]
written by Chris Rea
66.
07/1989
143













✫1
alt.


written by Dave Faulkner
67.
05/1989
142







26
dance




✫1
alt.
38
UK
Pictures of Matchstick Men
68.
09/1989
142













✫1
alt.


written by Francis Rossi
Channel Z
69.
07/1989
141













✫1
alt.
61
UK
[Warner 22817 (Reprise)]
written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
70.
04/1989
141

15
US








2
rock


93
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
The Last of the Famous International Playboys
71.
02/1989
139













3
alt.
6
UK
Getting Away with It
72.
12/1989
138

38
US




7
dance




4
alt.
12
UK
Let Love Rule
73.
10/1989
137

89
US








23
rock
5
alt.
39
UK
written by Lenny Kravitz
I Want That Man
74.
09/1989
136













2
alt.
13
UK
75.
03/1989
136

25
US








2
rock


78
UK
[Columbia 68601]
written by John Spinks (as John Frederick Spinks)
76.
08/1989

Call It Love by Poco

from Legacy   Legacy
136

18
US
2
AC






3
rock




77.
08/1989
133

11
US
12
AC






6
rock


65
UK
[Capitol 44437 (cassette)]
written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance & Diane Warren
Lay Your Hands on Me
78.
05/1989
133

7
US








20
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 874452 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
79.
11/1989
132

37
US








2
rock


43
UK
[R]
[Geffen 22715]
written by David Coverdale, Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden
80.
09/1989
132

21
US
5
AC






4
rock




[Geffen 22771]
written by John Corey, Don Henley & Stan Lynch
81.
11/1989
130











45
rock
2
alt.
57
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
82.
11/1989
130











✫1
rock




83.
04/1989
127











16
rock
4
alt.


[A&M 1404**]
written by Joe Jackson
Don't Look Back
84.
08/1989
126

11
US








38
rock
9
alt.
34
UK
[MCA 53695]
written by Roland Gift & David Steele
Ouija Board, Ouija Board
85.
11/1989
125













2
alt.
18
UK
86.
02/1989
124

77
US








27
rock
11
alt.
8
UK
[Mercury 872 350-7]
written by Johnny McElhone & Sharleen Spiteri
87.
02/1989
124

63
US
28
AC






2
rock


52
UK
I Remember You
88.
10/1989
123

6
US








23
rock


36
UK
[Atlantic 7-88886]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
Angel Eyes
89.
04/1989
123

5
US
7
AC






24
rock




written by John Hiatt & Fred Koller
Turn You Inside-Out
90.
03/1989
121











7
rock
10
alt.


91.
06/1989
120

45
US








2
rock




[Columbia 68946 (Epic)]
written by John Waite, Jonathan Cain & Mark Spiro
92.
11/1989
118













2
alt.
41
UK
written by Guy Chadwick
93.
02/1989
115

82
US








17
rock
7
alt.


[Columbia 68552]
written by Andy Perry
94.
12/1989
115

5
US
38
AC






30
rock


80
UK
95.
03/1989
115

64
US




✫1
dance




6
alt.
21
UK
96.
09/1989
115











2
rock




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #214]
[Warner 22776 (Reprise)]
written by Neil Young
Drama!
97.
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
98.
07/1989
114











2
rock




written by Don Henley & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
99.
08/1989
113







23
dance
57
R&B


2
alt.
65
UK
[Virgin 99182]
written by Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
100.
05/1989
112













2
alt.
68
UK

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