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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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1.
09/1989
515

2
US
29
AC






4
rock
✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Polygram 874710 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
2.
12/1989
441

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 88742]
written by Christopher Ward & David Tyson
3.
09/1989
408

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
4.
02/1989
392

51
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.


[Warner 22992 (Sire)]
written by Paul Westerberg
5.
03/1989
391

✫1
US
12
AC


20
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
7
UK
[MCA 53639]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
6.
05/1989
380

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
7.
01/1989
376

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 7-88964]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
8.
11/1989
357

✫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
9.
11/1989
355

3
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


10
UK
[Warner 22685]
written by Tom Waits
10.
07/1989
354

2
US




8
dance


27
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
11.
01/1989
349

✫1
US




✫1
dance
54
R&B


5
alt.
5
UK
[MCA 53483]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
12.
04/1989
346

46
US








4
rock
2
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 27543 (Reprise)]
written by Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy
13.
01/1989
343

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
14.
06/1989

Batdance by Prince

from Batman   Batman
332

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


18
alt.
2
UK
[Warner 22924]
written by Prince
15.
06/1989
331

51
US








✫1
rock
5
alt.
42
UK
[MCA 53658]
written by Michael Been
16.
09/1989
329

5
US








✫1
rock
22
alt.
36
UK
[Columbia 69008 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
17.
09/1989
325

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
18.
10/1989
319

38
US








2
rock
3
alt.


written by Pat DiNizio
19.
02/1989
317

19
US








10
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
[Warner 7-22981]
written by Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello
20.
09/1989
314

5
US








✫1
rock


13
UK
[Geffen 22845]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
21.
09/1989
313

✫1
US
5
AC






6
rock


7
UK
[Columbia 73021]
written by Billy Joel
22.
11/1989
297

13
US
22
AC






5
rock
4
alt.


[RCA 9111]
written by Michael Penn
23.
04/1989
289

12
US








✫1
rock
29
alt.
28
UK
[MCA 53369]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
24.
01/1989
282

✫1
US








5
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 872564 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
25.
06/1989
280

8
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


48
UK
[Geffen 7-22925]
written by Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby
26.
02/1989
277

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Columbia 68533]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
27.
05/1989
273

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
28.
01/1989
272

55
US








✫1
rock
11
alt.


29.
05/1989
271

16
US
16
AC






✫1
rock


16
UK
[Modern 99216]
written by Stevie Nicks & Rick Nowels
30.
01/1989
269

72
US








15
rock
✫1
alt.
46
UK
[Geffen 27552]
written by Andy Partridge
31.
07/1989
259

✫1
US
✫1
AC










2
UK
[EMI 50219]
written by Richard Marx
32.
09/1989
259

4
US








2
rock


76
UK
[Geffen 22727]
written by Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton
33.
02/1989
257

6
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[A&M 1273]
written by Max Carl, Jeff Carlisi & Cal Curtis
34.
05/1989
256

9
US
31
AC






✫1
rock


73
UK
[Capitol 44376]
written by Tom Johnston, Charlie Midnight & Eddie Schwartz
35.
05/1989
256

✫1
US








5
rock


52
UK
[EMI 50189]
written by Richard Marx
36.
07/1989
255

2
US








3
rock


93
UK
[Columbia 68985]
written by Jani Lane
37.
04/1989
253

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
38.
12/1989
246

3
US




10
dance




6
alt.
17
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Robert Waldrop
39.
01/1989
243











18
rock
✫1
alt.


written by Lou Reed
40.
03/1989
242

93
US




12
dance


✫1
rock
27
alt.
59
UK
[Atlantic 7-88925]
written by Julian Lennon & John McCurry
41.
05/1989
242

50
US








3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44372]
written by Brian May
42.
07/1989
237

7
US








15
rock


2
UK
[Columbia 68958 (Epic)]
written by Desmond Child, Alice Cooper & John McCurry
43.
05/1989
228

23
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53682]
written by Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty
44.
05/1989
228











8
rock
4
alt.
51
UK
written by David Bowie
45.
09/1989
227

23
US








✫1
rock


63
UK
[Columbia 73057 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
46.
11/1989
221

88
US








✫1
rock


25
UK
47.
09/1989
220

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock


61
UK
[Epic 69082]
written by Diane Warren
48.
10/1989
217

6
US
4
AC






4
rock




produced by Peter Wolf
[Atlantic 88781]
written by Lou Gramm & Holly Knight
49.
12/1989
215

11
US
34
AC






2
rock




[Columbia 73047]
written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield
50.
01/1989
215

5
US








14
rock


6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #453]
[Geffen 7-27570]
written by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin & Duff McKagan
51.
09/1989
211

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
52.
05/1989
211

44
US
7
AC






20
rock
3
alt.
77
UK
[Elektra 69298]
written by Dennis Drew & Natalie Merchant
53.
02/1989
211













3
alt.
6
UK
54.
05/1989
208







26
dance




✫1
alt.
38
UK
55.
09/1989
208













✫1
alt.
32
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
56.
04/1989
208

15
US








2
rock


93
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
57.
09/1989
208













2
alt.
13
UK
58.
06/1989
206

4
US








11
rock


12
UK
[Atlantic 7-88883]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
59.
01/1989
206

73
US








✫1
rock


53
UK
[Geffen 27535]
written by Chris Rea
60.
10/1989
205













✫1
alt.
38
UK
[Columbia 73092]
written by Kate Bush
61.
11/1989
205

55
US








✫1
rock


96
UK
[Warner 22732 (Reprise)]
written by Jerry Lynn Williams
62.
02/1989
203

12
US








5
rock


15
UK
[Polygram 872614 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
63.
09/1989
201













✫1
alt.
51
UK
written by Ian McCulloch
64.
12/1989
200

38
US




7
dance




4
alt.
12
UK
65.
07/1989
198













✫1
alt.
61
UK
[Warner 22817 (Reprise)]
written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
66.
11/1989
198













2
alt.
18
UK
67.
12/1989
195













✫1
alt.
92
UK
68.
03/1989
195

25
US








2
rock


78
UK
[Columbia 68601]
written by John Spinks (as John Frederick Spinks)
69.
06/1989
192











✫1
rock




70.
07/1989
192













✫1
alt.


written by Dave Faulkner
71.
09/1989
191













✫1
alt.


written by Francis Rossi
72.
11/1989
191











✫1
rock




73.
11/1989
190

37
US








2
rock


43
UK
[R]
[Geffen 22715]
written by David Coverdale, Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden
74.
08/1989

Call It Love by Poco

from Legacy   Legacy
190

18
US
2
AC






3
rock




75.
04/1989
190

5
US








6
rock




[Capitol 44366]
written by Ian Hunter
76.
11/1989
189











45
rock
2
alt.
57
UK
written by William Reid & Jim Reid
77.
07/1989
186

3
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
produced by Diane Warren
[Geffen 22886]
written by Diane Warren
78.
04/1989
186











16
rock
4
alt.


[A&M 1404**]
written by Joe Jackson
79.
02/1989
184

63
US
28
AC






2
rock


52
UK
80.
09/1989
181

6
US








7
rock


50
UK
[Elektra 7-69271]
written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
81.
11/1989
177













2
alt.
41
UK
written by Guy Chadwick
82.
08/1989
177







23
dance
57
R&B


2
alt.
65
UK
[Virgin 99182]
written by Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley
83.
10/1989
176

89
US








23
rock
5
alt.
39
UK
written by Lenny Kravitz
84.
06/1989
176

45
US








2
rock




[Columbia 68946 (Epic)]
written by John Waite, Jonathan Cain & Mark Spiro
85.
09/1989
173













2
alt.
55
UK
86.
09/1989
172

21
US
5
AC






4
rock




[Geffen 22771]
written by John Corey, Don Henley & Stan Lynch
87.
03/1989
172











7
rock
10
alt.


88.
05/1989
171













2
alt.
68
UK
89.
08/1989
170

11
US
12
AC






6
rock


65
UK
[Capitol 44437 (cassette)]
written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance & Diane Warren
90.
09/1989
170







19
dance




2
alt.


charted as James Brown / If I Were John Carpenter in US dance charts
written by Mick Jones [The Clash] & Don Letts
91.
02/1989
170

77
US








27
rock
11
alt.
8
UK
[Mercury 872 350-7]
written by Johnny McElhone & Sharleen Spiteri
92.
09/1989

Drama! by Erasure

from Wild!   Wild!
166







10
dance




11
alt.
4
UK
charted as Drama! / Sweet, Sweet Baby in US dance charts
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
93.
08/1989
166

11
US








38
rock
9
alt.
34
UK
[MCA 53695]
written by Roland Gift & David Steele
94.
09/1989
165











2
rock




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #214]
[Warner 22776 (Reprise)]
written by Neil Young
95.
07/1989
165











2
rock




written by Don Henley & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
96.
08/1989
165













2
alt.


97.
06/1989
165











2
rock




as Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe
written by Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe & Geoff Downes (as Geoffrey Downes)
98.
03/1989
165













2
alt.


written by Robyn Hitchcock
99.
03/1989
164

64
US




✫1
dance




6
alt.
21
UK
100.
06/1989
156

83
US








13
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99199]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.

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