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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989.

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January 14

January 14

January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 351 days remain until the end of the year.

Bootleg recording

Bootleg recording

A bootleg recording is an audio or video recording of a performance not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority. Making and distributing such recordings is known as bootlegging. Recordings may be copied and traded among fans without financial exchange, but some bootleggers have sold recordings for profit, sometimes by adding professional-quality sound engineering and packaging to the raw material. Bootlegs usually consist of unreleased studio recordings, live performances or interviews without the quality control of official releases.

January 23

January 23

January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 342 days remain until the end of the year.

James Brown

James Brown

James Joseph Brown was an American singer, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "the Hardest Working Man in Show Business", "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". In a career that lasted more than 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. Brown was one of the first 10 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction in New York on January 23, 1986.

Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina; to the northeast by South Carolina; to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean; to the south by Florida; and to the west by Alabama. Georgia is the 24th-largest state in area and 8th most populous of the 50 United States. Its 2020 population was 10,711,908, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and its largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with a population of more than 6 million people in 2020, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 57% of Georgia's entire population.

January 27

January 27

January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 338 days remain until the end of the year.

February 12

February 12

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 322 days remain until the end of the year.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley, or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy.

Billboard charts

Billboard charts

The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts, as well as year-end charts. The two most important charts are the Billboard Hot 100 for songs and Billboard 200 for albums, and other charts may be dedicated to a specific genre such as R&B, country, or rock, or they may cover all genres. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot 100 song chart, all three data are used to compile the charts. For the Billboard 200 album chart, streams and track sales are included in addition to album sales.

February 17

February 17

February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 317 days remain until the end of the year.

David Coverdale

David Coverdale

David Coverdale is an English rock singer best known for his work with Whitesnake, a hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, after which he established his solo career. A collaboration with ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page resulted in a '"Coverdale-Page'" studio album in 1993 that was subsequently certified platinum.

February 22

February 22

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 312 days remain until the end of the year.

Bands reformed

Albums released

All releases are an LP record unless otherwise stated.
Multiple entries for the same day are arranged alphabetically by the album's name.
Release dates may vary in different countries.

January–March

Release Album Artist Notes
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9 A Show of Hands Rush Live album
10 New York Lou Reed -
Skeletons in the Closet Oingo Boingo Compilation
18 The Whitey Album Ciccone Youth -
23 Hunkpapa Throwing Muses -
Lōc-ed After Dark Tone Lōc -
Oh Yes I Can David Crosby -
24 Electric Youth Debbie Gibson -
Skid Row Skid Row Debut
25 After the War Gary Moore -
30 Fabulous Disaster Exodus US version (originally released in Europe in 1988)[2]
Technique New Order -
31 Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich Warrant -
Life Is...Too Short Too Short -
Triumphant Return Whitecross -
? Snakes 'n' Ladders Nazareth -
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1 Don't Tell a Soul The Replacements -
Force Majeure Doro -
The Great Radio Controversy Tesla -
3 Meshuggah Meshuggah EP
6 Beyond the Blue Neon George Strait -
Dylan & the Dead Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead Live album
7 As Nasty As They Wanna Be 2 Live Crew -
Blessing in Disguise Metal Church -
Mystery Girl Roy Orbison -
Spike Elvis Costello -
13 A New Flame Simply Red -
20 Animotion Animotion -
The Raw and the Cooked Fine Young Cannibals -
Storm the Studio Meat Beat Manifesto -
22 Jed Goo Goo Dolls -
27 Oranges & Lemons XTC -
28 Indigo Girls Indigo Girls -
? 3 Violent Femmes -
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3 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul -
6 When Dream and Day Unite Dream Theater Debut
7 Girl You Know It's True Milli Vanilli U.S. version of All or Nothing
10 Mr. Jordan Julian Lennon -
12 Grip It! On That Other Level Geto Boys -
13 101 Depeche Mode Live double album
14 Extreme Extreme Debut
Road to the Riches Kool G Rap & DJ Polo -
Spell Deon Estus -
20 Another Place and Time Donna Summer -
Saraya Saraya -
Shine Mother Love Bone EP
21 Like a Prayer Madonna -
Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt -
Something Real Phoebe Snow
Somewhere Between Suzy Bogguss Debut
22 Make Them Die Slowly White Zombie -
23 Brain Drain Ramones -
24 Wide-Eyed Wonder The Choir -
27 Larger than Life Jody Watley -
28 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles -
? Energy Operation Ivy -

April–June

Release Album Artist Notes
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1 City Streets Carole King -
Gashed Senses & Crossfire Front Line Assembly -
Stuck in Wonderamaland Dramarama -
4 The Breathtaking Blue Alphaville -
6 When the World Knows Your Name Deacon Blue -
7 Beneath the Remains Sepultura -
10 Club Classics Vol. One Soul II Soul UK
Sonic Temple The Cult -
12 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks -
...Twice Shy Great White -
17 Blaze of Glory Joe Jackson -
18 Doolittle Pixies -
19 Buzz Factory Screaming Trees -
Good to Be Back Natalie Cole -
21 Blue Blood X Japan -
22 No More Mr. Nice Guy Gang Starr Debut
24 Full Moon Fever Tom Petty -
Headless Cross Black Sabbath -
25 Blue Murder Blue Murder -
26 Best Wishes Cro-Mags -
Repeat Offender Richard Marx -
27 Through the Storm Aretha Franklin -
28 Mr. Music Head Adrian Belew -
? The Black Swan The Triffids -
Counterpoint In the Nursery Compilation
The Headless Children W.A.S.P. -
Slippery When Ill The Vandals -
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1 This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This! Pop Will Eat Itself -
Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -
2 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow -
Disintegration The Cure -
Killin' Time Clint Black -
On Land and in the Sea Cardiacs -
Raw Like Sushi Neneh Cherry -
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses -
Sweet Sixteen Reba McEntire -
Yo Frankie Dion -
8 In a Sentimental Mood Dr. John -
Junta Phish sold at concerts in 1988
Kite Kirsty MacColl -
Street Fighting Years Simple Minds -
9 Big Daddy John Mellencamp -
Dangerous Toys Dangerous Toys -
Kaleidoscope World Swing Out Sister -
A Night To Remember Cyndi Lauper -
11 Badlands Badlands -
Eat the Heat Accept -
The Other Side of the Mirror Stevie Nicks -
White Limozeen Dolly Parton -
12 Altars of Madness Morbid Angel Debut
Dress TM Network Remix album
13 Free Concrete Blonde -
I Enjoy Being a Girl Phranc -
15 Ten Good Reasons Jason Donovan -
16 Blind Man's Zoo 10,000 Maniacs -
Slowly We Rot Obituary -
Youngest in Charge Special Ed -
17 Cycles The Doobie Brothers -
18 Nearly Human Todd Rundgren -
21 A Peacetime Boom The Boom -
22 The Miracle Queen -
Tin Machine Tin Machine -
The Works Nik Kershaw -
23 The Warmer Side of Cool Wang Chung -
25 Broadway the Hard Way Frank Zappa -
26 1,000 Hours Green Day EP
28 2300 Jackson Street Jacksons -
29 Hope and Despair Edwyn Collins Debut solo
? Cloudland Pere Ubu -
Invasion Live Magnum Live
It's Beginning To And Back Again Wire -
Raging Silence Uriah Heep -
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1 Agent Orange Sodom -
5 Babeti Soukous Tabu Ley Seigneur Rochereau and Afrisa International Orchestra -
Flowers in the Dirt Paul McCartney -
Passion Peter Gabriel -
6 In Step Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble -
Workin' Overtime Diana Ross -
World in Motion Jackson Browne -
8 Nights Like This Stacey Q -
12 Big Tyme Heavy D & The Boyz -
Trouble in Angel City Lion -
13 DC Talk DC Talk -
What You Don't Know Exposé -
15 Bleach Nirvana Debut
Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project Chaka Khan Remix album
The Offspring The Offspring Debut; re-released in 1995
16 No One Can Do It Better The D.O.C. Debut
19 Extreme Aggression Kreator -
Heart of Stone Cher -
Riders go Commercial Riders in the Sky -
Soul Provider Michael Bolton -
20 Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe -
Batman Prince Soundtrack
The Joke's on You Excel -
Mr. Big Mr. Big -
The Real Thing Faith No More -
21 Looking for Freedom David Hasselhoff -
26 Bad English Bad English -
Be Yourself Patti LaBelle -
Seminal Live The Fall
27 Cosmic Thing The B-52s -
Danger Danger Danger Danger -
The End of the Innocence Don Henley -
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska King's X -
Heart Shaped World Chris Isaak -
The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend Pete Townshend -
28 Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop Boogie Down Productions -
Magnum Cum Louder Hoodoo Gurus -
One Night of Sin Joe Cocker -
? Dum-Dum The Vaselines -
Margin Walker Fugazi
Two Highways Alison Krauss & Union Station -

July–September

Release Album Artist Notes
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1 Bulletproof Heart Grace Jones -
10 Earth Moving Mike Oldfield -
Waking Hours Del Amitri -
11 Cuts Both Ways Gloria Estefan US
Mind Bomb The The -
12 Blood, Sweat and No Tears Sick of It All -
18 UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff "Weird Al" Yankovic Soundtrack
25 Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys -
Trash Alice Cooper -
Unfinished Business EPMD -
27 Can't Look Away Trevor Rabin -
30 Tender Lover Babyface -
? Peace and Love The Pogues -
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1 One Bee Gees -
Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia Guided by Voices -
2 The Cinderella Theory George Clinton -
4 Practice What You Preach Testament -
8 Storms Nanci Griffith -
10 Big Game White Lion -
11 Trouble in Angel City Lion -
14 Kix Brooks Kix Brooks -
Now That's What I Call Music 15 (UK series) Various Artists -
15 Love Among the Cannibals Starship -
No Blue Thing Ray Lynch -
16 Mother's Milk Red Hot Chili Peppers -
Perfect Symmetry Fates Warning -
17 The Death of a Dictionary Public Affection band changed name to Live
18 Dig? Bill Bruford's Earthworks -
21 Conspiracy King Diamond -
Rock Island Jethro Tull -
22 After 7 After 7 -
Cocked & Loaded L.A. Guns -
Devil's Night Out The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
Enuff Z'nuff Enuff Z'nuff -
Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane -
24 The Man Is Back! Barry White -
28 Adeva! Adeva -
Still Cruisin' The Beach Boys -
29 Last of the Runaways Giant -
Lukather Steve Lukather
Sleeping with the Past Elton John
Steel Wheels The Rolling Stones -
30 Escape from Havana Mellow Man Ace Debut
? Penikufesin Anthrax EP
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1 Dr. Feelgood Mötley Crüe -
Water in Time and Space Susumu Hirasawa Debut
13 Songs Fugazi Compilation
4 Love and Rockets Love and Rockets -
5 Alice in Hell Annihilator -
Key Lime Pie Camper Van Beethoven -
Louder Than Love Soundgarden -
Megatop Phoenix Big Audio Dynamite -
Mick Jones Mick Jones -
S&M Airlines NOFX -
Stone Cold Rhymin' Young MC -
Up to Here The Tragically Hip -
Wake Me When It's Over Faster Pussycat -
11 We Too Are One Eurythmics UK
Results Liza Minnelli -
Brave and Crazy Melissa Etheridge -
12 Pump Aerosmith -
Bound By the Beauty Jane Siberry -
13 Foreign Affair Tina Turner -
14 Quickness Bad Brains -
17 Soldier of Fortune Loudness -
18 Allroy's Revenge ALL -
Heart Like a Sky Spandau Ballet -
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson US
No More Color Coroner -
Oh Mercy Bob Dylan -
19 Sound + Vision David Bowie Box Set
Let Love Rule Lenny Kravitz -
Merry, Merry Christmas New Kids on the Block Christmas
20 Velveteen Transvision Vamp -
25 Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! The Sugarcubes -
Seasons End Marillion -
The Seeds of Love Tears for Fears -
26 Big Trash Thompson Twins -
Def, Dumb and Blonde Deborah Harry US
Flying Cowboys Rickie Lee Jones -
Laughter The Mighty Lemon Drops -
No Holdin' Back Randy Travis -
? The Healer John Lee Hooker -
Tempted and Tried Steeleye Span -

October–December

Release Album Artist Notes
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2 Freedom Neil Young -
Hup The Wonder Stuff -
3 Crossroads Tracy Chapman -
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville -
Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out Petra -
Runaway Horses Belinda Carlisle -
Shocker various artists film soundtrack
5 More to This Life Steven Curtis Chapman -
7 Can't Fight Fate Taylor Dayne -
UAIOE KMFDM -
9 Automatic The Jesus and Mary Chain -
Book of Days The Psychedelic Furs -
Enjoy Yourself Kylie Minogue -
Hats The Blue Nile -
10 The Biz Never Sleeps Biz Markie -
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say Ice-T -
Save Yourself McAuley Schenker Group -
Thrash Zone D.R.I. -
13 Long Hard Look Lou Gramm -
Nothingface Voivod -
Trouble Walkin' Ace Frehley -
The Years of Decay Overkill -
16 Hats The Blue Nile US
Scarlet and Other Stories All About Eve -
The Sensual World Kate Bush -
Wild! Erasure -
17 11 The Smithereens -
Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu Suicidal Tendencies Compilation
Hot in the Shade Kiss -
Selena Selena -
Simple Man Charlie Daniels -
Steady On Shawn Colvin -
Storm Front Billy Joel -
Trial by Fire: Live In Leningrad Yngwie Malmsteen Live
20 Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails -
23 Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 George Harrison Compilation
Michel'le Michel'le -
Neither Fish nor Flesh Terence Trent D'Arby -
24 Follow the Blind Blind Guardian -
26 Zig Zag The Hooters -
28 Realm of Chaos – Slaves to Darkness Bolt Thrower -
30 Flying in a Blue Dream Joe Satriani -
Holding Back the River Wet Wet Wet -
Rite Time Can -
Songs for the Poor Man Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila -
You, Me and the Alarm Clock John Bramwell (as Johnny Dangerously) EP
31 Built to Last Grateful Dead -
? The Time Bros -
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2 No Control Bad Religion -
6 Boomerang The Creatures -
7 All Hail the Queen Queen Latifah -
Best Shots Pat Benatar Greatest Hits
Done by the Forces of Nature Jungle Brothers -
Journeyman Eric Clapton -
Slip of the Tongue Whitesnake US
10 West Textures Robert Earl Keen -
13 Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads Scorpions Compilation
Me and a Monkey on the Moon Felt -
Streetcleaner Godflesh Debut
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Frank Zappa Live
14 The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Ministry -
16 The Incredible Base Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock -
Perfect Remedy Status Quo -
20 Affection Lisa Stansfield Europe
...But Seriously Phil Collins -
Now That's What I Call Music 16 (UK series) Various Artists -
Rabies Skinny Puppy -
23 Back on the Block Quincy Jones -
Kenny G Live Kenny G Live
Presto Rush -
24 A Black & White Night Live Roy Orbison and Friends Live
26 Consuming Impulse Pestilence -
Labour of Love II UB40 -
27 Ghost Nation Hunters & Collectors -
Pump Up the Jam Technotronic -
? Speaking of Dreams Joan Baez -
Suck on This Primus Live
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1 Change the Weather Underworld -
Gutter Ballet Savatage -
4 Ninety 808 State -
Symphonies of Sickness Carcass -
9 Digitalian is eating breakfast Tetsuya Komuro Debut
11 Monty Python Sings Monty Python Compilation
19 Deep Peter Murphy US
? Surprise Better Than Ezra cassette only

Release date unknown

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LP record

LP record

The LP is an analog sound storage medium, a phonograph record format characterized by: a speed of 33+1⁄3 rpm; a 12- or 10-inch diameter; use of the "microgroove" groove specification; and a vinyl composition disk. Introduced by Columbia in 1948, it was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. Apart from a few relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound, it remained the standard format for record albums until its gradual replacement from the 1980s to the early 2000s, first by cassettes, then by compact discs, and finally by digital music distribution.

A Show of Hands

A Show of Hands

A Show of Hands is a live album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989. The band released a video of the same name, originally on VHS and LaserDisc, the same year. A DVD version was released as part of a box set in 2006, and as an individual DVD in 2007. In 2015 it was reissued after being remastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios following a direct approach by Rush to remaster their entire back catalogue.

New York (album)

New York (album)

New York is the fifteenth solo studio album by American musician Lou Reed, released in January 1989 by Sire Records.

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Lewis Allan Reed was an American musician, songwriter, and poet. He was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. Although not commercially successful during its existence, the Velvet Underground became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. Reed's distinctive deadpan voice, poetic and transgressive lyrics, and experimental guitar playing were trademarks throughout his long career.

Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo was an American new wave band formed by songwriter Danny Elfman in 1979. The band emerged from a surrealist musical theatre troupe, The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, that Elfman had led and written material for in the years previous. Their highest charting song, "Weird Science", reached No. 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Hunkpapa (album)

Hunkpapa (album)

Hunkpapa is a studio album by Throwing Muses, released in 1989. It peaked at number 59 on the UK Albums Chart.

Lōc-ed After Dark

Lōc-ed After Dark

Lōc-ed After Dark is the debut studio album by American rapper Tone Lōc. It was released on January 23, 1989 via Delicious Vinyl. Production was handled by Matt Dike, Michael Ross and The Dust Brothers. The album reached the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It featured three singles: "Wild Thing", "Funky Cold Medina", and "I Got It Goin' On".

Oh Yes I Can

Oh Yes I Can

Oh Yes I Can is the second solo studio album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young member David Crosby. It was released on January 23, 1989, 18 years on from his previous solo release, If I Could Only Remember My Name.

David Crosby

David Crosby

David Van Cortlandt Crosby is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Electric Youth (album)

Electric Youth (album)

Electric Youth is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson, released on January 24, 1989, by Atlantic Records. It is the highest-charting album of Gibson's career, staying at the top of the US Billboard 200 albums chart for five weeks, and reaching number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.

Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson

Deborah Ann Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer and actress.

After the War (Gary Moore album)

After the War (Gary Moore album)

After the War is the seventh solo studio album by the Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, released on 25 January 1989 by Virgin Records.

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1989.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 United States UK 1 – Mar 1989, US BB 1 – Mar 1989, US CashBox 1 of 1989, Sweden 1 – Mar 1989, Switzerland 1 – Mar 1989, Norway 1 – Mar 1989, Poland 1 – Apr 1989, Republic of Ireland 1 – Mar 1989, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Sep 1989, Netherlands 2 – Mar 1989, Austria 2 – Apr 1989, Australia 2 of 1989, Germany 2 – Mar 1989, France 4 – Mar 1989, Italy 5 of 1989, POP 5 of 1989, RYM 13 of 1989, US BB 14 of 1989, Scrobulate 33 of pop, Europe 49 of the 1980s, Germany 96 of the 1980s, OzNet 161, Rolling Stone 300, Acclaimed 629
2 The Bangles Eternal Flame 1989 United States UK 1 – Feb 1989, US BB 1 – Feb 1989, Netherlands 1 – Mar 1989, Sweden 1 – Apr 1989, Norway 1 – May 1989, Australia 1 of 1989, Republic of Ireland 1 – Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Oct 1989, Switzerland 2 – May 1989, Austria 3 – May 1989, Germany 5 – May 1989, US CashBox 7 of 1989, France 10 – Feb 1989, US BB 11 of 1989, POP 25 of 1989, Europe 27 of the 1980s, Scrobulate 70 of 80s, RYM 73 of 1989, OzNet 141, Germany 196 of the 1980s
3 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise 1989 United Kingdom US BB 1 – Nov 1989, Sweden 1 – Nov 1989, Switzerland 1 – Nov 1989, Norway 1 – Nov 1989, Poland 1 – Nov 1989, Germany 1 – Jan 1990, Grammy in 1990, UK 2 – Nov 1989, Netherlands 2 – Oct 1989, Austria 2 – Dec 1989, Italy 3 of 1990, France 9 – Nov 1989, POP 21 of 1989, Europe 60 of the 1980s, Scrobulate 67 of ballad, RYM 133 of 1989, Germany 195 of the 1990s, OzNet 214
4 Roxette The Look 1989 Sweden US BB 1 – Feb 1989, Sweden 1 – Jan 1989, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1989, Norway 1 – Mar 1989, Germany 1 – Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 6 weeks Nov 1989, Netherlands 2 – Mar 1989, Austria 2 – May 1989, Australia 3 of 1989, France 4 – Apr 1989, US CashBox 6 of 1989, UK 7 – Apr 1989, Poland 8 – Apr 1989, Italy 9 of 1989, US BB 21 of 1989, Germany 30 of the 1980s, POP 39 of 1989, RYM 94 of 1989, OzNet 567
5 The B-52s Love Shack 1989 United States US BB 1 of 1989, Republic of Ireland 1 – Mar 1990, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks Jan 1990, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Mar 1990, POP 1 of 1989, UK 2 – Mar 1990, KROQ 2 of 1989, US BB 3 – Sep 1989, Party 3 of 2007, France 4 – Oct 1989, Australia 16 of 1990, Netherlands 18 – Dec 1989, Sweden 20 – Mar 1990, RYM 37 of 1989, Scrobulate 61 of 80s, TheQ 238, Rolling Stone 243, RIAA 243, OzNet 311, WXPN 498, Acclaimed 662

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Madonna

Madonna

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while maintaining control over every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim. A prominent cultural figure crossing the 20th and 21st centuries, Madonna remains one of the most "well-documented figures of the modern age", with a broad amount of scholarly reviews and literature works on her, as well as an academic mini subdiscipline devoted to her named Madonna studies.

Like a Prayer (song)

Like a Prayer (song)

"Like a Prayer" is a song by American singer Madonna from her 1989 fourth studio album of the same name. Sire Records released it as the album's lead single on March 3, 1989. Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, the song heralded an artistic and personal approach to songwriting for Madonna, who believed that she needed to cater more to her adult audience. Thematically, "Like a Prayer" speaks about a passionate young girl in love with God, who becomes the only male figure in her life.

United States

United States

The United States of America, commonly known as the United States or informally America, is a country located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Indian reservations. It is the third-largest country by both land and total area. The United States shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south. It has maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. With a population of over 331 million, it is the third most populous country in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city and financial center is New York City.

The Bangles

The Bangles

The Bangles are an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The band recorded several singles that reached the U.S. top 10 during the 1980s, including "Manic Monday" (1986), "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986), "Hazy Shade of Winter" (1987), "In Your Room" (1988), and "Eternal Flame" (1989).

Eternal Flame (song)

Eternal Flame (song)

"Eternal Flame" is a song by American pop rock group the Bangles for their third studio album, Everything (1988). The power ballad was written by group member Susanna Hoffs with the established hit songwriting team of Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Upon its 1989 single release, "Eternal Flame" became a number-one hit in nine countries, including Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since its release, it has been covered by many musical artists, including Australian boy band Human Nature, who reached the Australian top 10 with their version, and British girl group Atomic Kitten, who topped four national charts with their rendition.

Phil Collins

Phil Collins

Philip David Charles Collins is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He was the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis and also has a career as a solo performer. Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles as a solo artist. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds ", "One More Night", and "Another Day in Paradise".

Another Day in Paradise

Another Day in Paradise

"Another Day in Paradise" is a song recorded by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins. Produced by Collins along with Hugh Padgham, it was released as the first single from his number-one album ...But Seriously (1989). As with his song for Genesis, "Man on the Corner", the track has as its subject the problem of homelessness and paradise; as such, the song was a substantial departure from the dance-pop music of his previous album, No Jacket Required (1985).

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people.

Roxette

Roxette

Roxette was a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough second album Look Sharp! Their third album Joyride, released in 1991, became just as successful as its predecessor. Roxette went on to achieve nineteen UK Top 40 hits, and several US Hot 100 hits, including four US number-ones with "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love", featured on the soundtrack of Pretty Woman, and "Joyride". Their other hits include "Dressed for Success", "Dangerous", and "Fading Like a Flower".

The Look

The Look

"The Look" is a song by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was released in early 1989 as the fourth single from their second studio album, Look Sharp! (1988). It became an international hit, and was one of the most successful singles of 1989. It topped the charts in 25 countries, and was the first of their four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics.

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden, formally the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Scandinavia. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge–tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest Nordic country, the third-largest country in the European Union, and the fifth-largest country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.5 million, and a low population density of 25.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (66/sq mi), with around 87% of Swedes residing in urban areas in the central and southern half of the country.

Love Shack

Love Shack

"Love Shack" is a song by American new wave band the B-52's from their fifth studio album, Cosmic Thing (1989). It was released on June 20, 1989, and was produced by Don Was. The song was a comeback for the band following their decline in popularity in the mid-1980s and the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

Top 40 Chart hit singles

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) US UK Highest chart position Other Chart Performance(s)
"(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" Paula Abdul September 1989 3 74 3 (US Billboard Hot 100) See chart performance entry
"18 and Life" Skid Row June 1989 4 12 4 (US) See chart performance entry
"À la même heure dans deux ans" Elsa Lunghini April 1989 n/a n/a 7 (France) 5 (France Airplay Chart) – 26 (Québec) – 29 (Europe) – 46 (European Airplay Top 50)
"After All" Cher & Peter Cetera February 1989 6 84 1 (US Adult Contemporary – Billboard) See chart performance entry
"Ain't Nobody Better" Inner City April 1989 n/a 10 1 (US Hot Dance Club Play – Billboard) See chart performance entry
"Ain't Nobody" (Remix) Chaka Khan & Rufus June 1989 n/a 6 6 (UK) 9 (West Germany)
"All Around the World" Lisa Stansfield October 1989 3 1 1 (9 Countries) See chart performance entry
" All I Want Is You" U2 June 1989 83 4 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"All She Wants Is" Duran Duran December 1989 22 9 2 (Italy) 1 (European Dance charts) – 1 (Billboard Hot Dance Club Play) – 1 (European Dance charts) – 24 (Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) – 74 (Australia)
" Americanos" Holly Johnson March 1989 n/a 4 1 (Austria) See chart performance entry
"Angelia" Richard Marx September 1989 4 45 1 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Another Day in Paradise" Phil Collins October 1989 1 2 1 (10 Countries) See chart performance entry
"The Arms of Orion" Prince & Sheena Easton October 1989 36 27 13 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Around My Heart" Sandra March 1989 n/a n/a 11 (Germany) 19 (Switzerland) – 23 (Austria) – 28 (France) – 44 (Europe)
"Atomic City (song)" Holly Johnson June 1989 n/a 18 9 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Baby Don't Forget My Number" Milli Vanilli January 1989 1 16 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Baby I Don't Care" Transvision Vamp March 1989 n/a 6 3 (Scotland) 3 (Australia) - 14 (Ireland) - 24 (Europe)
"Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" Soul II Soul May 1989 4 1 1 (Europe, Holland, Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Batdance" Prince June 1989 1 2 1 (6 countries) See chart performance entry
"Bakerman” Laid Back 1989 n/a 44 1 (Austria) 9 (West Germany) – 10 (Switzerland) – 13 (Sweden) – 20 (Holland) – 27 (Belgium)
"Bedroom Eyes" Kate Ceberano April 1989 n/a n/a 2 (Australia) 38 (New Zealand)
"Belfast Child" Simple Minds February 1989 n/a 1 1 (5 countries) See chart performance entry
"The Best" Tina Turner August 1989 15 5 2 (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Portugal) See chart performance entry
"The Best of Me" Cliff Richard May 1989 n/a 2 2 (Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Black Velvet" Alannah Myles October 1989 1 2 4 (4 countries) See chart performance entry
"Blame It on the Boogie" Big Fun July 1989 n/a 4 4 (UK Singles Chart) See chart performance entry
"Blame It on the Rain" Milli Vanilli July 1989 1 52 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Blow the House Down" Living in a Box June 1989 n/a 10 10 (United Kingdom, Holland) 12 (Belgium, Ireland) – 15 (Sweden) – 26 (Switzerland) – 28 (Germany) – 166 (Australia)
"Blues from a Gun" The Jesus and Mary Chain September 1989 n/a 32 1 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks)
"Breakthru" Queen June 1989 n/a 7 4 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Bring Me Edelweiss" Edelweiss April 1989 n/a 5 1 (6 countries) See chart performance entry
"Buffalo Stance" Neneh Cherry January 1989 3 3 2 (Greece, Switzerland, West Germany) See chart performance entry
"Bust a Move" Young MC May 1989 7 73 1 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"Can't Shake the Feeling" Big Fun November 1989 n/a 8 7 (Irish Single Charts) See chart performance entry
"Chained to the Wheel" The Black Sorrows January 1989 n/a n/a 9 (Australia) 42 (New Zealand)
"Cherish" Madonna August 1989 2 3 1 (Canada, US Adult Contemporary) See chart performance entry
"Crying in the Chapel" Peter Blakeley November 1989 n/a n/a 3 (Australia) 7 (New Zealand) - 57 (West Germany)
"Cold Hearted" Paula Abdul June 1989 1 46 1 (US Billboard Hot 100) See chart performance entry
"Cover Girl" New Kids on the Block August 1989 2 4 2 (United States) 4 (Canada Top Singles) – 6 (Irish Singles Chart) – 11 (Europe) – 17 (New Zealand) – 22 (Australia)
"Dançando Lambada" Kaoma 1989 93 62 2 (Finland) See chart performance entry
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" New Kids on the Block November 1989 8 8 8 (US Billboard 100) 6 (Irish Singles Chart) - 17 (Canada Top Singles)
"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" The Adventures of Stevie V December 1989 25 2 1 (Canada, Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Dear Jessie" Madonna December 1989 n/a 5 3 (Irish Singles Chart) See chart performance entry
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid II December 1989 n/a 1 1 (UK, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Do You Believe in Shame?" Duran Duran April 1989 72 30 14 (Italy) 22 (Finland) - 41 (Dutch Single Top 100) - 88 (Canada)
"Don't Ask Me Why" Eurythmics October 1989 40 25 2 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Don't Close Your Eyes" Kix May 1989 11 n/a 16 (US Mainstream Rock [Billboard] n/a
"Don't Know Much" Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville September 1989 2 2 1 (Ireland) See Chart Performance entry
"Don't Wanna Lose You" Gloria Estefan June 1989 1 6 1 (US Billboard Hot 100, Canada Adult Contemporary,US Hot Latin Songs [Billboard]) See chart performance entry
"Dr. Feelgood" Mötley Crüe September 1989 6 50 11 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Drama!" Erasure September 1989 n/a 4 3 (Denmark) See chart performance entry
"Dressed for Success" Roxette July 1989 14 18 2 (Sweden) See chart performance entry
"Easy" Ice MC 1989 n/a n/a 2 (Spain) 3 (West Germany) - 4 (Switzerland) - 7 (Austria) - 17 (France) - 18 (Europe)
"Electric Youth" Debbie Gibson April 1989 11 14 5 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"The End of the Innocence" Don Henley June 1989 8 48 3 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Especially for You" Jason Donovan & Kylie Minogue January 1989 n/a 1 1 (UK, Ireland, Europe) See chart performance entry
"Eternal Flame" The Bangles January 1989 1 1 9 countries See chart performance entry
"Everlasting Love" Howard Jones January 1989 12 62 12 (United States) 1 (US Adult Contemporary) - 19 (US Modern Rock Tracks) - 91 (Australia)
"Every Day (I Love You More)" Jason Donovan August 1989 n/a 2 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Every Little Step" Bobby Brown February 1989 3 6 3 (United States See chart performance entry
"Express Yourself" Madonna May 1989 2 5 4 (countries) See chart performance entry
"Ferry Cross the Mersey" Charity record for The Hillsborough Disaster Fund May 1989 n/a 1 1 (United Kingdom, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Fight the Power" Public Enemy July 1989 n/a 29 29 (United States) 1 (US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard)) - 3 (US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)) - 20 (US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)) - 30 (Netherlands)
"First Time" Robin Beck July 1989 n/a 1 1 (10 countries) See chart performance entry
"Fisherman's Blues" The Waterboys January 1989 n/a 32 13 (Ireland) 3 (US Alternative Airplay [Billboard] - 20 (New Zealand)
"Fools Gold" The Stone Roses November 1989 n/a 9 8 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Forever" Kiss January 1989 8 65 8 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Forever Your Girl" Paula Abdul 1989 1 24 1 (Canada, United States) See chart performance entry
"Free Fallin'" Tom Petty February 1989 7 59 4 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"French Kiss" Lil Louis July 1989 50 2 1 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Friends" Jody Watley April 1989 9 21 8 See chart performance entry
"Funky Cold Medina" Tone Lōc March 1989 3 13 3 (New Zealand, United States) See chart performance entry
"Get On Your Feet" Gloria Estefan September 1989 11 23 5 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" Milli Vanilli July 1989 1 1 1 (6 countries) See chart performance entry
"Good Life" Inner City January 1989 73 4 1 (Finland) See chart performance entry
"Going Back to My Roots" FPI Project November 1989 n/a 9 5 (Austria, West Germany) See chart performance entry
"Got to Get" Rob'n'Raz & Leila K November 1989 48 8 1 (Iceland) See chart performance entry
"Got to Have Your Love" Mantronix & Wondress December 1989 82 4 4 (UK) See chart performance entry
"Gringo" Sabrina July 1989 n/a 95 9 (Finland) 10 (Italy) - 10 (Spain)
"Hand on Your Heart" Kylie Minogue April 1989 n/a 1 1 (UK, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Hangin' Tough" New Kids on the Block July 1989 1 1 1 (UK, US, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Harlem Desire" London Boys September 1989 n/a 17 6 (Ireland) n/a
"Have I Told You Lately" Van Morrison June 1989 n/a 74 12 (Ireland) 12 (US Billboard Adult Contemporary) - 93 (Australia)
"Heaven" Warrant July 1989 2 93 2 (US) See chart performance entry
"Heaven Help Me" Deon Estus April 1989 5 41 4 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Hélène" Roch Voisine November 1989 n/a n/a 1 (France, Québec) 3 (Belgium, Norway) - 5 (Europe) - 9 (Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Chart) - 57 (Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart)
"Help!" Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo February 1989 n/a 3 2 (Finland, Ireland, Sweden) See chart performance entry
"Hold Me In Your Arms" Rick Astley January 1989 n/a 10 7 (Ireland, Finland) See chart performance entry
"Homely Girl" UB40 November 1989 n/a 6 2 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"I Beg Your Pardon" Kon Kan February 1989 15 5 3 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" Donna Summer May 1989 n/a 7 3 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"I Don't Wanna Lose You" Tina Turner November 1989 n/a 8 8 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"I Don't Want a Lover" Texas January 1989 77 8 3 (Switzerland) See chart performance entry
"I Drove All Night" Cyndi Lauper April 1989 6 7 6 See chart performance entry
"I Feel the Earth Move" Martika August 1989 25 7 2 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"I Just Don't Have the Heart" Cliff Richard August 1989 n/a 3 3 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"I Like It" Dino 1989 7 n/a 7 (United States) See chart performance entry
"I Only Wanna Be With You" Samantha Fox January 1989 31 16 1 (Belgium) See chart performance entry
"I Remember You" Skid Row November 1989 6 36 2 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"I Want It All" Queen May 1989 50 3 2 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"I Want That Man" Deborah Harry September 1989 n/a 13 2 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"I'd Rather Jack" The Reynolds Girls April 1989 n/a 8 6 (Finland, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" New Kids on the Block April 1989 1 5 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"I'll Be There for You" Bon Jovi April 1989 1 18 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Cher July 1989 3 6 1 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"If Only I Could" Sydney Youngblood 1989 n/a 3 1 (Belgium) See chart performance entry
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" Garth Brooks August 1989 n/a 1 6 countries See chart performance entry
"If You Don't Know Me by Now" Simply Red March 1989 1 2 1 (Australia, New Zealand, United States) See chart performance entry
"I'm Every Woman" (Remix) Chaka Khan 1989 n/a 8 8 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"In Private" Dusty Springfield November 1989 n/a 14 2 (Belgium) See chart performance entry
"The Invisible Man" Queen August 1989 n/a 12 4 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"It's Alright" Pet Shop Boys June 1989 n/a 5 3 (West Germany) See chart performance entry
"It's Only Love" Simply Red January 1989 28 12 7 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Jamais nous" Elsa Lunghini September 1989 n/a n/a 10 (France) 15 (Québec) = 41 (Europe)
"Janie's Got a Gun" Aerosmith November 1989 4 76 1 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"Jardins d'enfants" Début de Soirée June 1989 n/a n/a 5 (France) 14 (Finland) - 16 (France) - 24 (Europe)
"Je te survivrai" Jean-Pierre François June 1989 n/a n/a 2 (France) 12 (Europe) - 39 (Québec)
"Johnny, Johnny Come Home" Avalanche 1989 n/a n/a 1 (France) 2 (Europe) - 3 (France, Norway)
"Just A Friend" Biz Markie 1989 9 55 0 (United States) 9 (U.S. Hot Rap Singles - Billboard) - 37 (U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks - Billboard) - 66 (Canada)
"Keep On Movin'" Soul II Soul March 1989 11 5 5 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Kickstart My Heart" Mötley Crüe November 1989 27 n/a 27 (United Kingdom) 18 (U.S. Mainstream Rock - Billboard) - 31 (New Zealand) - 34 (Australia)
"Kisses on the Wind" Neneh Cherry August 1989 8 20 4 (Finland) See chart performance entry
"The Look" Roxette January 1989 1 7 1 (10 countries) See chart performance entry
"Looking for Freedom" David Hasselhoff January 1989 n/a n/a 1 (Austria, West Germany, Switzerland) 4 (Europe) - 12 (France) - 18 (Belgium) - 22 (Netherlands - Dutch Top 40) - 31 (Netherlands)
"La Vie la nuit" Début de Soirée January 1989 n/a n/a 2 (France) 3 (Belgium - Wallonia) - 3 (Québec) - 9 (Europe) - 32 (Belgium - Flanders)
"Lambada" Kaoma July 1989 46 4 1 (14 countries) See chart performance entry
"Lay Your Hands on Me" Bon Jovi August 1989 7 18 7 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Lean on You" Cliff Richard October 1989 n/a 17 10 (Ireland) 60 (Germany) - 66 (Netherlands)
"Leave a Light On" Belinda Carlisle September 1989 11 4 4 (Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Leave Me Alone" Michael Jackson February 1989 n/a 2 1 (Greece, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Let's Party" Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers December 1989 n/a 1 1 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Liberian Girl" Michael Jackson July 1989 n/a 13 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Licence to Kill" Gladys Knight May 1989 n/a 6 1 (Sweden) See chart performance entry
"Like a Prayer" Madonna March 1989 1 1 (20 countries) See chart performance entry
"Like a Yo-Yo" Sabrina February 1989 n/a 72 1 (Finland) 2 (Denmark) - 10 (Spain) - 13 (Italy) - 32 (Europe)
"Lily Was Here" Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer 1989 11 6 1 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Listen to Your Heart" Roxette October 1989 8 13 2 (Czech Republic) See chart performance entry
"Living in Sin" Bon Jovi October 1989 9 35 9 (United States) 9 (U.S. Cash Box Top 100) - 20 (Switzerland) - 37 (U.S.Billboard Album Rock Tracks) - 64 (Australia)
"The Living Years" Mike + The Mechanics January 1989 1 2 1 (5 countries) See chart performance entry
"London Nights" London Boys June 1989 n/a 2 1 (Finland) 4 (Ireland) - 6 (Europe) - 9 (Switzerland) - 24 (West Germany)
"Losing My Mind" Liza Minnelli August 1989 n/a 6 2 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Lost in Your Eyes" Debbie Gibson January 1989 1 34 1 (Canada, United States) See chart performance entry
"Love in an Elevator" Aerosmith August 1989 5 13 5 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Love is a Shield" Camouflage April 1989 n/a n/a 9 (West Germany) 11 (Austria) - 29 (Switzerland) - 23 (US Alternative Airplay - Billboard) - 35 (US Dance Club Songs - Billboard)
"Love Shack" The B-52's June 1989 3 2 1 (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Love Song" Telsa August 1989 10 n/a 10 (US) n/a
"Love Train" Holly Johnson November 1989 65 4 4 (UK, West Germany) See chart performance entry
"Lullaby" The Cure August 1989 74 18 2 (US) See chart performance entry
"Magic Symphony" Blue System September 1989 n/a n/a 21 (Switzerland) 10 (Media Control Charts) - 23 (Austria)
"Manchild" Neneh Cherry May 1989 n/a 5 2 (West Germany) See chart performance entry
"Marina" (Remix '89) Rocco Granata & The Carnations 1989 n/a n/a 1 (Belgium, Italy, Germany) n/a
"Me, Myself and I" De La Soul April 1989 34 22 1 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"Me So Horny" 2 Live Crew January 1989 26 n/a 1 (Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"The Miracle" Queen November 1989 n/a 21 16 (Netherladns - Single Top 100) - 20 (Netherlands - Dutch Top 40) 23 (Ireland) - 28 (Belgium) - 78 (West Germany)
"Mirador" Johnny Hallyday June 1989 n/a n/a 3 (France) 1 (Frace - Airplay Chart [Am Stations]) - 16 (Europe - Eurochart Hot 100) - 22 (Europe - European Airplay Top 50)
"Miss You Like Crazy" Natalie Cole March 1989 7 2 2 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Miss You Much" Janet Jackson August 1989 1 22 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Mixed Emotions" The Rolling Stones August 1989 5 26 1 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"My Brave Face" Paul McCartney May 1989 25 18 1 (Japan) See chart performance entry
"Name and Number" Curiosity Killed the Cat September 1989 n/a 14 13 (Italy) See chart performance entry
"No More Bolero's" Gerard Joling 1989 n/a n/a 1 n/a
"No More Lies" Michel'le October 1989 7 78 7 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Oh Father" Madonna October 1989 20 n/a 6 (Italy) See chart performance entry
"On Our Own" Bobby Brown April 1989 2 4 1 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Once Bitten Twice Shy" Great White 1989 5 83 5 6 (U.S. Mainstream Rock - Billboard) - 11 (Canada)
"One" Bee Gees June 1989 7 71 7 (Argentina, United States) See chart performance entry
"One" Metallica January 1989 35 13 1 (Finland) See chart performance entry
"One Summer" Daryl Braithwaite January 1989 n/a n/a 4 (Sweden) 5 (Norway) – 8 (Australia)
"Open Letter (To a Landlord)" Living Colour February 1989 82 n/a 11 (New Zealand) 11 (U.S. Mainstream Rock - Billboard)
"Orange Crush" R.E.M. January 1989 n/a 28 5 (New Zealand) 1 (U.S. Modern Rock Tracks - Billboard; U.S. Mainstream Rock - Billboard) - 15 (Australia) - 21 (Ireland)
"The Other Side" Aerosmith June 1989 22 46 22 (United States) 1 (U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks - Billboard) - 73 (Australia)
"Pacific State" 808 State November 1989 n/a 10 10 (United Kingdom) 82 (Australia)
"Paradise City" Guns N' Roses January 1989 n/a 28 4 (New Zealand) 4 (UK UK Independent Singles) - 21 (Scotland) - 35 (Australia) - 40 (Sweden) - 90 (Europe)
"Partyman" Prince August 1989 18 14 9 (Finland) See chart performance entry
"Patience" Guns N' Roses April 1989 4 10 2 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Personal Jesus" Depeche Mode September 1989 28 13 3 (Italy, Spain) See chart performance entry
"Poison" Alice Cooper July 1989 7 2 2 (New Zealand, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Pop Singer" John Mellencamp April 1989 15 93 1 (Canada, New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Pour toi Arménie" Charles Aznavour February 1989 n/a n/a 1 (France) 3 (Belgium) - 4 (Europe)
"Pump ab das Bier" Werner Wichtig October 1989 n/a n/a 1 (West Germany) 3 (Austria) - 3 (Switzerland)
"Pump Up the Jam" Technotronic August 1989 2 2 (7 countries) See chart performance entry
"Real Love" Jody Watley March 1989 2 31 2 (United States, Canada) See chart performance entry
"Revival" Eurythmics August 1989 n/a 26 7 (Sweden) See chart performance entry
"Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson October 1989 2 23 2 (Canada, United States) See chart performance entry
"Ride On Time" Black Box July 1989 n/a 1 1 (Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Right Back Where We Started From" Sinitta May 1989 84 4 2 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Right Here Waiting" Richard Marx July 1989 1 2 1 (5 countries) See chart performance entry
"Ring My Bell" Collette February 1989 n/a 93 4 (New Zealand) 5 (Australia)
"The Road to Hell" Chris Rea October 1989 n/a 10 6 (Austria) See chart performance entry
"Roam" The B-52's December 1989 3 17 2 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Rocket" Def Leppard February 1989 12 15 5 (Ireland, New Zealand) 14 (Canada) - 15 (Australia, United Kingdom)
"Rock On" Michael Damian March 1989 1 n/a 1 (Canada, United States) 1 (U.S. Cash Top 100) - 45 (Germany) - 52 (Australia)
"Rock Wit'cha" Bobby Brown August 1989 7 33 7 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Roni" Bobby Brown 1989 3 21 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Room in Your Heart" Living in a Box September 1989 n/a 5 5 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Room to Move" Animotion February 1989 9 87 9 (United States) 21 (Canada)
"Round & Round" New Order February 1989 64 21 10 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty July 1989 23 55 23 (United States, Canada) 1 (US Billboard Album Rock Tracks) - 68 (Australia)
"Satisfied" Richard Marx April 1989 1 52 1 (United States 2 (Canada) - 5 (US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks) - 20 (Australia) - 25 (Netherlands (Single Top 100)) - 42 (West Germany)
"Say Goodbye" Indecent Obsession May 1989 n/a n/a 6 (Australia) n/a
"Scandal" Queen October 1989 n/a 25 12 (Netherlands) 14 (Irish) - 16 (Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)) - 29 (Belgium)
"Sealed With a Kiss" Jason Donovan May 1989 n/a 1 1 (Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Second Chance" 38 Special February 1989 6 n/a 2 (Canadian) See chart performance entry
"She Drives Me Crazy" Fine Young Cannibals January 1989 1 5 (6 countries) See chart performance entry
"She Has to Be Loved" Jenny Morris August 1989 n/a n/a 3 (New Zealand) 5 (Australia)
"Shower Me with Your Love" Surface June 1989 5 n/a n/a 1 (US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)) - 3 (US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)) - 5 (US Cash Box)
"Sit and Wait" Sydney Youngblood September 1989 n/a 16 2 (Austria, Sweden, West Germany) See chart performance entry
"So Alive" Love and Rockets May 1989 3 79 1 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" Marc Almond & Gene Pitney January 1989 n/a 1 1 (5 countries) See chart performance entry
"Sowing the Seeds of Love" Tears for Fears August 1989 1 1 1 (5 countries) See chart performance entry
"Stand" R.E.M. January 1989 6 48 8 (Canada) 1 (US Alternative Airplay (Billboard), US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)) - 17 (Ireland) - 56 (Australia)
"Stop!" Sam Brown May 1989 65 4 1 (Belgium, Iceland, Netherlands [Dutch Top 40], Norway) See chart performance entry
"Straight Up" Paula Abdul January 1989 1 3 1 (United States, Norway, Canada) See chart performance entry
"Street Tuff" Rebel MC & Double Trouble October 1989 n/a 3 3 (Greece, Netherlands, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Stuck On You" Paul Norton March 1989 n/a n/a 3 (Australia) 33 (New Zealand)
"Sweet Surrender" Wet Wet Wet September 1989 n/a 6 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Swing the Mood" Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers June 1989 11 1 1 (15 countries) See chart performance entry
"Talk It Over" Grayson Hugh June 1989 19 n/a 3 (New Zealand) 4 (Australia) - 9 (US Adult Contemporary [Billboard])
"Telephone Booth" Ian Moss June 1989 n/a n/a 7 (Australia) 29 (New Zealand)
"Tell It Like It Is" Don Johnson January 1989 n/a 84 2 (Germany) 6 (France, Netherlands, Switzerland) - 13 (Austria)
"Tell Me Why" Exposé December 1989 9 97 15 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"That's What I Like" Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers October 1989 69 1 1 (Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"This Is Your Land" Simple Minds April 1989 n/a 13 6 (Ireland, Netherlands) See chart performance entry
"This One's for the Children" New Kids on the Block October 1989 7 9 7 (Ireland, United States) See chart performance entry
"This Time I Know It's for Real" Donna Summer February 1989 7 3 2 (Belgium) See chart performance entry
"This Woman's Work" Kate Bush November 1989 n/a 25 20 (Ireland) 89 (Australia) See chart performance entry
"Too Many Broken Hearts" Jason Donovan February 1989 n/a 1 1 (Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Too Much" Bros July 1989 n/a 2 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Tucker's Daughter" Ian Moss November 1989 n/a n/a 2 (Australia) 6 (New Zealand)
"Veronica" Elvis Costello February 1989 19 31 19 (United States) 1 (US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)) - 10 (US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart) - 22 (Ireland) - 27 (Australian) - 54 (Dutch Single Top 100) - 64 (Canada)
"Way of the World" Max Q September 1989 n/a 87 5 (New Zealand) 6 (US Alternative Airplay – Billboard) – 8 (Australia) – 44 (US Dance Charts)
"The Way to Your Heart" Soulsister February 1989 41 n/a 3 (Belgium) 4 (Germany) - 6 (Austria) - 8 (Switzerland, Netherlands)
"We Didn't Start the Fire" Billy Joel September 1989 1 7 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"What I Am" Edie Brickell & New Bohemians November 1988 7 31 1 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"What You Don't Know" Exposé May 1989 8 99 8 (United States) See chart performance entry
"When I Looked at Him" Exposé 1989 10 n/a 5 (Netherlands - Single Top 100) See chart performance entry
"When I See You Smile" Bad English August 1989 1 61 1 (Canada, United States) See chart performance entry
"When Love Comes to Town" U2 & B.B. King April 1989 68 6 1 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"When the Night Comes" Joe Cocker November 1989 11 65 7 (Switzerland) 12 (US Adult Contemporary) - 6 (US Mainstream Rock) - 23 (Canada) - 50 (Australia) - 25 (Austria) - 7 (Switzerland) - 29 (Netherlands)
"When You Come Back to Me" Jason Donovan November 1989 n/a 2 1 (Finland, Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Whenever God Shines His Light" Van Morrison & Cliff Richard November 1989 n/a 20 3 (Ireland) n/a
"Wild Thing" Tone Loc October 1989 2 21 1 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Wind Beneath My Wings" Bette Midler February 1989 1 5 1 (Australia, United States) See chart performance entry
"With Every Beat of My Heart" Taylor Dayne October 1989 5 53 5 (Canada, United States) See chart performance entry
"Woman in Chains" Tears For Fears November 1989 36 26 11 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Wouldn't Change a Thing" Kylie Minogue July 1989 n/a 2 2 (UK) See chart performance entry
"Y'a pas que les grands qui rêvent" Melody August 1989 n/a n/a 2 (France) 12 (Europe)
"You Got It" Roy Orbison January 1989 33 n/a 3 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" New Kids on the Block November 1989 3 1 1 (Australia, Spain, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" Sonia june 1989 n/a 1 1 (Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Young Years" Dragon April 1989 n/a n/a 13 (New Zealand) 18 (Australia)
"Your Mama Don't Dance" Poison February 1989 4 n/a 4 (US Billboard Hot 100) See chart performance entry

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Billboard Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me

(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me

"(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" is a song recorded by American singer Paula Abdul for her debut album Forever Your Girl (1988). Written and produced solely by producer Oliver Leiber, the song was originally released in its remix form as the second single from the album on August 2, 1988, by Virgin to minor success in the States. Following the breakthrough success of her next three singles, the song was re-released on September 15, 1989, under its original version to commercial success, becoming Abdul's fourth consecutive top three entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and to date, tying with "Straight Up" as her longest charting performance on the chart. The song, however, did not replicate the same success in the UK where it managed to peak at number seventy-four on the UK Singles Chart, thus becoming her lowest charting single in the region to date.

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling seven million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her second album Spellbound (1991) scored her two more Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers: "Rush Rush" and "The Promise of a New Day". Her six number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Ariana Grande and Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.

18 and Life

18 and Life

"18 and Life" is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their self-titled debut album. The power ballad is the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies. The song also charted at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 6 in Canada, and No. 5 in Ireland.

Elsa Lunghini

Elsa Lunghini

Elsa Lunghini, stage name Elsa, is a French singer and actress. She was a teenage pop-star in the late-1980s. In 1986, she was the youngest singer to reach number one in the French charts, with the single "T'en va pas", and she went on to sell millions of records during the decade. Elsa, her album of 1988, had achieved double-platinum status by 1993.

After All (Cher and Peter Cetera song)

After All (Cher and Peter Cetera song)

"After All" is a 1989 Billboard Hot 100 hit song performed as a duet by American singers Cher and Peter Cetera, released on February 21, 1989, by Geffen Records. It was used as the love theme for the movie Chances Are and was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards 1989. The song was also the first North American single release from Cher's nineteenth album Heart of Stone. The song appears on Peter Cetera's 1997 album You're The Inspiration – A Collection and his 2017 album, The Very Best of Peter Cetera.

Cher

Cher

Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop", she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career. Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" peaked at number one on the US and UK charts. Together they sold 40 million records worldwide. Her solo career was established during the same time, with the top-ten singles "Bang Bang " and "You Better Sit Down Kids". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her CBS shows; first The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and then the namesake Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, Cher released the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady", becoming the female artist with the most number-one singles in United States history at the time. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she released the disco album Take Me Home (1979) and earned $300,000 a week for her 1979–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.

Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera

Peter Paul Cetera is an American retired musician best known for being a lead vocalist and the bassist of the rock band Chicago from 1967 until his departure in 1985, before launching a successful solo career. His career as a recording artist encompasses 17 albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.

Ain't Nobody Better

Ain't Nobody Better

"Ain't Nobody Better" is a song by American house/techno group Inner City. The single was the third consecutive number-one on the Billboard dance chart in the US. It also made it into the top 10 in the United Kingdom, Finland and Switzerland. However, the single failed to place on the soul singles chart and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Pan-European magazine Music & Media wrote about the song: "Cool, funky and irresistible dance music. Already doing well in the UK and a good bet for a major European hit."

Inner City (band)

Inner City (band)

Inner City is an American electronic music group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1987. The group was originally composed of the record producer and composer Kevin Saunderson and the Chicago, Illinois, vocalist Paris Grey. Saunderson is renowned as one of the Belleville Three—along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May—high school friends who later originated the Detroit techno sound. In February 2018, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 69th most successful dance artists of all-time.

Ain't Nobody

Ain't Nobody

"Ain't Nobody" is a song by American funk band Rufus and American singer Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983, as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin' at the Savoy (1983). "Ain't Nobody" quickly gathered popularity, and reached number one on the US Billboard R&B chart and number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has become one of Khan's signature songs.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Yvette Marie Stevens, better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer and songwriter. Her career has spanned more than five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Known as the "Queen of Funk", Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with "I Feel for You" in 1984. Khan has won ten Grammy Awards and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.

Notable singles

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) Other Chart Performance(s)
"A Girl Like You" The Smithereens October 1989 2 (US Mainstream Rock [Billboard]) - 3 (US Alternative Airplay [Billboard]) - 38 (US Billboard Hot 100) - 62 (Canada Top Singles)
"Blow at High Dough" The Tragically Hip April 1989 1 (Canada Content) - 48 (Canada)
"Blues from a Gun" The Jesus and Mary Chain September 1989 1 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 32 (UK Singles Chart)
"Can't Be Sure" The Sundays May 1989 45 (UK Singles Chart) - 74 (Australia)
"Closer to Fine" Indigo Girl July 1989

23 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 48 (US Billboard Mainstream Rock) - 52 (US Billboard Hot 100) - 53 (Canada) - 57 (Australia)

"Come Anytime" Hoodoo Gurus January 1989 1 (US Billboard Modern Tracks) - 45 (Australia) - 1 (US Modern Rock Tracks [Billboard])
"Dirty Blvd." Lou Reed January 1989 1 (US Modern Rock Tracks [Billboard]) - 18 (US Billboard Mainstream Rock) - 45 (Australia)
"Dizzy" Throwing Muses February 1989 8 (US Billboard Modern Tracks) - 85 (United Kingdom)
"God Is a Bullet" Concrete Blonde July 1989 15 (US Modern Rock Tracks [Billboard]) - 49 (US Mainstream Rock [Billboard]) - 146 (Australia) - 76 (Triple J Hottest 100, 1990 [Australia])
"Happy Birthday" Concrete Blonde May 1989 81 (Australia) - 82 (Canada)
"Head On" The Jesus and Mary Chain November 1989 2 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 57 (UK Singles Chart) - 102 (Australia)
"Here Comes Your Man" Pixies June 1989 3 (US Alternative Airplay - Billboard) - 54 (UK Singles Charts)
"I'll Be You" The Replacements April 1989 1 (US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart) - 1 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 51 (US Billboard Hot 100) - 92 (Canada)
"Info Freako" Jesus Jones February 1989 42 (UK Singles Chart) - 45 (Triple J Hottest 100, 1990 [Australia])
"Made of Stone" The Stone Roses March 1989 90 (UK Singles Chart)
"Mayor of Simpleton" XTC January 1989 1 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 15 (US Billboard Mainstream Rock) - 42 (Canada) - 46 (UK Singles Chart) - 89 (Australia)
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" Pixies March 1989 5 (US Alternative Airplay - Billboard) - 60 (UK Singles Charts)
"Nightmares" Violent Femmes 1989 4 (US Modern Rock Tracks - Billboard) - 146 (Australia)
"Pop Song 89" R.E.M. May 1989 14 (US Mainstream Rock [Billboard]) - 16 (US Alternative Airplay [Billboard]) - 86 (US Billboard Hot 100) - 94 (Canada Top Singles)
"Regina" The Sugarcubes September 1989 1 (UK Indie Singles) – 2 (US Modern Rock [Billboard]) – 27 (Irish Singles Chart) – 55 (UK Singles Chart) – 141 (Australia)
"She Bangs the Drums" The Stone Roses July 1989 9 (US Alternative Songs - Billboard) - 34 (UK Singles Charts) - 37 (New Zealand) - 128 (Australia)
"Sometimes" Max Q October 1989 31 (Australia) - 37 (New Zealand) - 52 (UK Singles Chart)

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A Girl Like You (The Smithereens song)

A Girl Like You (The Smithereens song)

"A Girl Like You" is a song by the American alternative rock group The Smithereens. It is the first single released in support of their third album 11.

Blow at High Dough

Blow at High Dough

"Blow at High Dough" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, released in April 1989 as the lead single from their first full-length studio album, Up to Here. It reached No. 1 on the RPM CANCON chart, and was the opening theme song of the CBC Television series Made in Canada.

Blues from a Gun

Blues from a Gun

"Blues from a Gun" is a Modern Rock number-one hit from The Jesus and Mary Chain's album Automatic from 1989. It was released in four different formats, including a 3" Mini CD single in a paper gatefold sleeve. It is one of the few singles by the band featuring lead vocals from William, as opposed to Jim Reid.

Can't Be Sure

Can't Be Sure

"Can't Be Sure" is the 1989 debut single by the British indie pop group The Sundays. It was the first single to be released from their album Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, which was released a year later. The B-side was "I Kicked a Boy", which also appeared on the album. The 12" single contained an additional, non-album track, "Don't Tell Your Mother". The single reached number 45 on the UK Singles Chart and number 74 in Australia, and it was voted number one in John Peel's Festive Fifty for 1989.

Come Anytime

Come Anytime

"Come Anytime" is a song by Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus. It was released in May 1989 as the lead single from the group's fourth studio album, Magnum Cum Louder. "Come Anytime" peaked at number 27 on The Australian charts and at number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.

Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1981, by the mainstay Dave Faulkner and later joined by Richard Grossman (bass), Mark Kingsmill (drums), and Brad Shepherd. Their popularity peaked in the mid- to late 1980s with albums Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder.

Dirty Blvd.

Dirty Blvd.

"Dirty Blvd." is a Lou Reed song from his 1989 album, New York. The song contrasts the poor and the rich in New York City, and topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for four weeks in early 1989. Live versions appear on Perfect Night: Live in London and Animal Serenade. "Dirty Blvd." was one of the four songs Reed performed with David Bowie on the latter's 50th birthday celebration in 1997. "Dirty Blvd." is a rock song with a slight country influence, featuring a three-chord progression with a repeated sequence of G D A D.

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Lewis Allan Reed was an American musician, songwriter, and poet. He was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. Although not commercially successful during its existence, the Velvet Underground became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. Reed's distinctive deadpan voice, poetic and transgressive lyrics, and experimental guitar playing were trademarks throughout his long career.

God Is a Bullet (song)

God Is a Bullet (song)

"God Is a Bullet" is a song from American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde, which was released in 1989 as the lead single from their second studio album Free. The song was written and produced by the band. "God Is a Bullet" reached number 15 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde was an American alternative rock band from Hollywood, California. They were initially active from 1982 to 1995, and reunited twice: first from 2001 to 2004, and again from 2010 to 2012. They were best known for their album Bloodletting (1990), its top 20 single "Joey", and Johnette Napolitano's distinctive vocal style.

Happy Birthday (Concrete Blonde song)

Happy Birthday (Concrete Blonde song)

"Happy Birthday" is a song from American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde, which was released in 1989 as the second single from their second studio album Free. The song was written and produced by the band.

Head On (song)

Head On (song)

"Head On" is a song written by Jim Reid and William Reid of the Scottish alternative rock band the Jesus and Mary Chain. It was originally recorded for the group's 1989 album Automatic and was released as a single in November 1989.

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Alan Menken

Alan Menken

Alan Irwin Menken is an American composer, best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), Tangled (2010), and Disenchanted (2022), among others. His accolades include eight Academy Awards, becoming the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman a Tony Award, eleven Grammy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Menken is one of seventeen people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. He is the only person to have won a Razzie, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony ("REGOT").

Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman

Howard Elliott Ashman was an American playwright, lyricist and stage director. He collaborated with composer Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for his work on feature films for Walt Disney Animation Studios, for which Ashman wrote the lyrics and Menken composed the music. His work included songs for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Sir Tim Rice took over to write the rest of the songs for the latter film after Ashman's death in 1991.

The Little Mermaid (1989 film)

The Little Mermaid (1989 film)

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th Disney animated feature film, it is loosely based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film tells the story of a teenage mermaid princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince named Eric, which leads her to make a magic deal with the sea witch, Ursula, to become human and be with him. The Little Mermaid was written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and produced by Musker and Howard Ashman, who also wrote the film's songs with Alan Menken. Menken also composed the film's score. The film stars the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, and Buddy Hackett.

We Didn't Start the Fire

We Didn't Start the Fire

"We Didn't Start the Fire" is a song written and published by American musician Billy Joel. The song was released as a single on September 18, 1989, and later released as part of Joel's album Storm Front on October 17, 1989. A list song, its fast-paced lyrics include brief references to 118 significant political, cultural, scientific, and sporting events between 1949, the year of Joel's birth, and 1989, in a mainly chronological order.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel

William Martin Joel is an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his album and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 pop and rock studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album of classical compositions in 2001. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 160 million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the United States.

You Got It

You Got It

"You Got It" is a song from American singer Roy Orbison's 22nd studio album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song was released posthumously on January 3, 1989, after Orbison's death from a heart attack on December 6, 1988. The song was issued with "The Only One" as the B-side and was later released with "Crying". The single reached number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, returning Orbison to the top 10 for the first time in 25 years. "You Got It" also reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in early 1989. Although it is an Orbison solo single, Orbison's fellow Traveling Wilburys bandmates, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, co-wrote the song and played instruments on the record.

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames "The Caruso of Rock" and "The Big O." Many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability at a time when most male rock-and-roll performers chose to project machismo. He performed while standing motionless and wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses, which he wore to counter his shyness and stage fright.

Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne

Jeffrey Lynne is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder of the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), which was formed in 1970. As a songwriter, he has contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of ELO, including "Evil Woman", "Livin' Thing", "Telephone Line", "Mr. Blue Sky", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "Hold On Tight".

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty was an American musician who was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, was a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and had success as a solo artist.

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Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter

Elliott Cook Carter Jr. was an American modernist composer. One of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, he combined elements of European modernism and American "ultra-modernism" into a distinctive style with a personal harmonic and rhythmic language, after an early neoclassical phase. His compositions are performed throughout the world, and include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works. The recipient of many awards, Carter was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was an English composer and conductor, who in 2004 was made Master of the Queen's Music.

Symphony No. 4 (Davies)

Symphony No. 4 (Davies)

The Symphony No. 4 by Peter Maxwell Davies was commissioned for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra by Christian Salvesen plc and composed in 1989. It is dedicated to the memory of the violinist John Tunnell, who had been leader of the orchestra, and was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall on a BBC Promenade Concert on 10 September 1989, with the composer conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Anders Eliasson

Anders Eliasson

Anders Erik Birger Eliasson was a Swedish composer.

Einar Englund

Einar Englund

Sven Einar Englund was a Finnish composer.

Karel Goeyvaerts

Karel Goeyvaerts

Karel August Goeyvaerts was a Belgian composer.

Ingram Marshall

Ingram Marshall

Ingram Douglass Marshall was an American composer and a onetime student of Vladimir Ussachevsky and Morton Subotnick.

John McCabe (composer)

John McCabe (composer)

John McCabe was a British composer and pianist. He created works in many different forms, including symphonies, ballets, and solo works for the piano. He served as director of the London College of Music from 1983 to 1990. Guy Rickards praised him as "one of Britain's finest composers in the past half-century" and "a pianist of formidable gifts and wide-ranging sympathies".

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara was a Finnish composer of classical music. Among the most notable Finnish composers since Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Rautavaara wrote a great number of works spanning various styles. These include eight symphonies, nine operas and twelve concertos, as well as numerous vocal and chamber works. Having written early works using 12-tone serial techniques, his later music may be described as neo-romantic and mystical. His major works include his first piano concerto (1969), Cantus Arcticus (1972) and his seventh symphony, Angel of Light (1994).

Robert Simpson (composer)

Robert Simpson (composer)

Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson was an English composer, as well as a long-serving BBC producer and broadcaster.

John Tavener

John Tavener

Sir John Kenneth Tavener was an English composer, known for his extensive output of choral religious works. Among his best known works are The Lamb (1982) The Protecting Veil, (1988) and Song for Athene (1993).

I Nyoman Windha

I Nyoman Windha

I Nyoman Windha is one of the leading musicians and contemporary composers of Balinese gamelan music. He was born at Banjar Kutri, Singapadu, Gianyar, Bali. A graduate of the National Institute of Arts (ISI) in Denpasar, Bali, Windha has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He has composed dozens of compositions for Balinese gamelan in many genres but primarily in kebyar style. His compositions, such as Puspanjali (1989), have been incorporated into the standard repertoire of Balinese performing groups and many have won awards at Bali's annual gamelan competition.

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Conrad Cummings

Conrad Cummings

Conrad Cummings is an American composer of contemporary classical music. His compositions include works for orchestra, as well as operatic and chamber works. Many of his works are composed in a minimalist style reminiscent of that of Philip Glass.

Anthony Davis (composer)

Anthony Davis (composer)

Anthony Davis is an American pianist and composer. He incorporates several styles including jazz, rhythm 'n' blues, gospel, non-Western, African, European classical, Indonesian gamelan, and experimental music. He has played with several groups and is also professor of music at University of California, San Diego.

Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero

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Charlotte Corday (opera)

Charlotte Corday (opera)

Charlotte Corday is an opera in three acts by Lorenzo Ferrero to an Italian-language libretto by Giuseppe Di Leva, written on commission from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma for the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution which was commemorated in 1989.

Alexander Vustin

Alexander Vustin

Alexander Kuzmich Vustin, also Voustin or Wustin was a Russian composer. His works, including the opera The Devil in Love, were played and recorded internationally.

The Devil in Love (opera)

The Devil in Love (opera)

The Devil in Love is an opera in three acts by Alexander Vustin. The libretto was written in Russian by Vladimir Khachaturov, based on the 1732 novel The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte. Completed in 1989, it was premiered on 15 February 2019 at the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre in Moscow.

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Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love is a musical with music and book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is based on the 1955 novella of the same name by David Garnett.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber, is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 21 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass.

City of Angels (musical)

City of Angels (musical)

City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and a book by Larry Gelbart. The musical consists of two plots: The world of a writer trying to adapt his novel into a screenplay and the world of the film he is writing. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures of the 1940s.

Grand Hotel (musical)

Grand Hotel (musical)

Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

Jule Styne

Jule Styne

Jule Styne was an English-American songwriter and composer best known for a series of Broadway musicals, including several famous frequently-revived shows that also became successful films: Gypsy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Funny Girl.

Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Christmas musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in the spring of 1904. The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart and Joan Carroll.

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon is a stage musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and a geisha is replaced by a romance between a United States Marine and a seventeen-year-old South Vietnamese bargirl.

Claude-Michel Schönberg

Claude-Michel Schönberg

Claude-Michel Schönberg is a French record producer, actor, singer, songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with lyricist Alain Boublil. Major works include La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008).

Alain Boublil

Alain Boublil

Alain Boublil is a French musical theatre lyricist and librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg for musicals on Broadway and London's West End. These include La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996), The Pirate Queen (2006), and Marguerite (2008).

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by John Weidman, with "additional material by" Hugh Wheeler.

John Weidman

John Weidman

John Weidman is an American librettist and television writer for Sesame Street. He has worked on stage musicals with Stephen Sondheim and Susan Stroman.

Olympia Theatre (New York City)

Olympia Theatre (New York City)

The Olympia Theatre, also known as Hammerstein's Olympia, was a theatre complex built by impresario Oscar Hammerstein I in Longacre Square, New York City, opening in 1895. It consisted of a theatre, a music hall, a concert hall, and a roof garden. Later, sections of the structure were substantially remodeled and used for both live theatre and for motion pictures. As a cinema, it was also known at various times as the Vitagraph Theatre and the Criterion Theatre.

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Musical film

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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon, Essex, in 1980. The band currently consists of Dave Gahan and Martin Gore.

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! is the 1989 sequel to the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers. It is directed by Jean-Claude Lord, and based on literary characters created by author P. F. Kluge. Michael Paré and Matthew Laurance reprise their roles as Eddie Wilson and Sal Amato, respectively. The film was marketed with the tagline "The legend. The music. The man."

The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Steve Kloves. Primarily set in Seattle, Washington, the film follows a piano duo consisting of brothers, who hire an attractive singer to revive their waning career. After a period of success, complications ensue when the younger brother develops a romantic interest in the singer. Brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges star as the titular musicians, with Michelle Pfeiffer playing lounge singer Susie Diamond.

ChaalBaaz

ChaalBaaz

ChaalBaaz is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language slapstick film directed by Pankaj Parashar and written by Rajesh Mazumdar and Kamlesh Pandey. It stars Sridevi in dual roles, with Sunny Deol and Rajinikanth. The film revolves around twin sisters Anju and Manju, who get separated at birth. Anju lives with her malicious uncle who plans to seize her property and traumatizes her by beating. On the other hand, Manju grows up amidst a slum environment and acquires tomboy characters.

Juke-Bar

Juke-Bar

Juke-Bar is a 1989 stop motion musical animated short about cockroaches who party inside a jukebox. The film is directed by Martin Barry and produced in Montreal by the National Film Board of Canada. Juke-Bar received the Genie Award for Best Animated Short at the 11th Genie Awards, along with the Special Jury Award and Public's Award at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films, the Silver Hugo in the Animation category at the Chicago International Film Festival and the best short film awards at the Carrousel international du film de Rimouski and Montreal World Film Festival.

The Little Mermaid (1989 film)

The Little Mermaid (1989 film)

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th Disney animated feature film, it is loosely based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film tells the story of a teenage mermaid princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince named Eric, which leads her to make a magic deal with the sea witch, Ursula, to become human and be with him. The Little Mermaid was written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and produced by Musker and Howard Ashman, who also wrote the film's songs with Alan Menken. Menken also composed the film's score. The film stars the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, and Buddy Hackett.

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland is a 1989 animated musical fantasy film directed by Masami Hata and William Hurtz. Based on the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay, the film went through a lengthy development process with a number of screenwriters. Ultimately, the screenplay was credited to Chris Columbus and Richard Outten; the storyline and art style differed from the original version. The original soundtrack was penned by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers. The film features the English dub voices of Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, René Auberjonois, Danny Mann, and Bernard Erhard.

Sons of Steel (1989 film)

Sons of Steel (1989 film)

Sons of Steel is a 1989 Australian sci-fi fantasy musical film written, directed and composed by Gary L. Keady and produced by James M. Vernon.

Births

August 9 - Tainy, Puetro Rico record producer

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Julia Nunes

Julia Nunes

Julia Nunes is an American singer-songwriter from Fairport, New York. Her career has progressed online through her videos of pop songs on YouTube, in which she sings harmony with herself and plays acoustic instruments, primarily the ukulele, guitar, melodica, and piano.

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Kiesza

Kiesza

Kiesa Rae Ellestad, known professionally as Kiesza, is a Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist from Calgary. In 2017, she was involved in a car accident in Toronto, suffering severe injuries that required her to take several years off to recover. To date, she has released the albums Sound of a Woman (2014) and Crave (2020).

January 20

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Joel Pott

Joel Pott

Joel Laslett Pott is an English musician. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie band Athlete between 2000 and their split in 2013 and a songwriter.

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Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice Gladys Lillie, Lady Peel, known as Bea Lillie, was a Canadian-born British actress, singer and comedic performer.

Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and talent broker. Tipton lived and identified as a man for most of his adult life; after his death, friends and family were surprised to learn that he was transgender.

February 5

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Bein' Green

Bein' Green

"Bein' Green" is a popular song written by Joe Raposo, originally performed by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. It later was covered by Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and other performers. Bein' Green is considered the signature song of Kermit the Frog.

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Florencio Morales Ramos

Florencio Morales Ramos

Florencio ("Flor") Morales Ramos, better known as Ramito, was a Puerto Rican trovador, and composer who was a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico. He is considered the king of Jíbaro music. Known as "El Cantor de la Montaña", Morales Ramos had two brothers, Luis ("Luisito") and Juan María ("Moralito"), who also attained major recognition as jíbaro singers.

Alan Civil

Alan Civil

Alan Civil OBE was a British horn player.

Archie Bleyer

Archie Bleyer

Archibald Martin Bleyer was an American song arranger, bandleader, and record company executive.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF), sometimes simply referred to as the Rock Hall, is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.

Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

Dion Francis DiMucci, better known simply as Dion, is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. His music has incorporated elements of doo-wop, pop, rock, R&B, folk and blues. Initially as the lead singer of Dion and the Belmonts, and then during his solo career, Dion was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, or with the Belmonts and the Del-Satins. He is best remembered for the singles "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer", "Ruby Baby" and "Lovers Who Wander", among other hits.

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Otis Ray Redding Jr. was an American singer and songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Nicknamed the "King of Soul", Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music that preceded the genre. His singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Active for six decades, they are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, rhythmically driven sound that came to define hard rock. Their first stable line-up consisted of vocalist Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts. During their formative years, Jones was the primary leader: he assembled the band, named it, and drove their sound and image. After Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager in 1963, he encouraged them to write their own songs. Jagger and Richards became the primary creative force behind the band, alienating Jones, who had developed a drug addiction that interfered with his ability to contribute meaningfully.

The Temptations

The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group's work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known professionally as Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, who is credited as a pioneer and influence by musicians across a range of genres that include rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk and jazz. A virtual one-man band, Wonder's use of synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments during the 1970s reshaped the conventions of R&B. He also helped drive the genre into the album era, crafting his LPs as cohesive, consistent socially conscious statements with complex compositions. Blind since shortly after his birth, Wonder was a child prodigy who signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11, where he was given the professional name Little Stevie Wonder.

1989 Country Music Association Awards

1989 Country Music Association Awards

The 1989 Country Music Association Awards, 23rd Ceremony, was held on October 9, 1989, at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by CMA Award Winners, Anne Murray and Kenny Rogers.

Eurovision Song Contest 1989

Eurovision Song Contest 1989

The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, following Céline Dion's victory at the 1988 contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi". Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the contest was held at Palais de Beaulieu on 6 May 1989 and was hosted by Swiss model Lolita Morena and journalist Jacques Deschenaux.

31st Japan Record Awards

31st Japan Record Awards

The 31st Annual Japan Record Awards took place at the Nippon Budokan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, December 31, 1989, starting at 7:00PM JST. The primary ceremonies were televised in Japan on TBS.

Source: "1989 in music", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_in_music.

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  1. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/performingarts/stories/092009dngdmeyerson.1377582.html Dallas Morning News, September 20. 2009.
  2. ^ According to Encyclopaedia Metallum, Exodus' album Fabulous Disaster was released in Europe in 1988 by UK label Music for Nations, but not in the US until January 1989.

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