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Best of 1989- Singles

Time to put 1989 on display and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the year that was closing the 80's decade. Known as the year of revolutions that swept through the eastern block countries in Europe as well as the year of innovations which brought the first commercial internet services. Musically the charts were still dominated by Stock-Aitken-Waterman hits also introducing Donna Summer to their hits factory. 




The second half of 1989 was also dominated by the the growing House music genre led by Inner City and S'Express and Italo disco which evolved into Eurodance. Even though the 1989 chronologically belonged to the 80's decade, it clearly sensed the 90's spirit in all terms and the music styles that started in late 90's eventually reached their peak points in the 90's and beyond.


1. The Cure- Lullaby

2. Chris Isaak- Wicked Game

3. Madonna – Like A Prayer

4. The Stone Roses- Fool’s Gold

5. The Cure- Love Song

6. Depeche Mode- Personal Jesus

7. The KLF- 3 A.M Eternal

8. Pixies- Monkey’s Gone To Heaven

9. Madonna –Express Yourself

10. Tears for Fears –Sowing The Seeds of Love

11. Xymox- Imagination

12. Pixies- Here Comes The Man

13. Malcolm McLaren- Waltz Darling

14. Lightning Seeds- Pure

15. Simple Minds- Belfast Child

16. U2 –All I Want Is You

17. Shakespeare’s Sister –You’re History

18. Cher- If I Could Turn Back Time

19. The Stone Roses- Made of Stone

20. Technotronic- Pump of the Jam

21. Malcolm McLaren- Deep in Vogue

22. Joe Smith- Promised Land

23. Electronic- Getting Away With It

24. 808 State- Pacific

25. The Bangles- Eternal Flame

26. Morrissey- The Last of the Famous International Playboys

27. Camouflage – Love is a Shield

28. Eurythmics- Don’t Ask Me Why

29. The Stone Roses – She Bangs the Drums

30. Cyndi Lauper- I Drove All Night

31. Tears for Fears –Woman in Chains

32. Kate Bush- Woman’s Work

33. The Beloved- Sun Rising

34. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Head on

35. The B52’s – Love Shack

36. Neneh Cherry –Man Child

37. Chris Rea- Road to Hell

38. New Order- Round and Round

39. Pet Shop Boys- It’s Alright

40. Spandau Ballet –Be Free with Your Love



200 Selected Single Releases