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. 

Following the Album list campaign which was running prior to this, now we are going for the best Singles of 1989. Please submit your Top 10 or 20 list through the comment section or through
Below is the list of 200 songs also included in the playlist below in alphabetical order. This is list is of course not definite but includes the songs and music styles to which our blog is trending to. Look forward to receive your lists.

808- State- Pacific State
10,000 Maniacs- Eat for Two
10,000 Maniacs- Trouble Me

A Split Second - The Colloseum Clash
Acid Horse- No Name, No Slogan
Adeva- I Thank You
Adult Net- Take Me
Alphaville - Summer Rain
And Also The Trees- Lady d'Arbanville
Army of Lovers - Baby's Got A Neutron
Associates, The - Heart of Glass

B-52's, The - Love Shack
B-52's, The – Roam
B-Movie- Polar Opposites
Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo- Help
Bangles, The  - Eternal Flame
Bangles, The - I'll Set You Free
Belinda Carlisle - Leave a Light On
Beloved- The Sun Rising
Beloved- Your Love Takes Me Higher
Billy Joel - Leningrad
Black - I Can Laugh About it
Black - Now You Are Gone

Black Box -Ride on Time
Blue Nile, The- Downtown Lights
Bonnie Raitt -Nick of Time

Cabaret Voltaire – Hypnotised
Camouflage- Love Is a Shield
Camouflage- One Fine Day
Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart - Lily Was Here
Cappella - Helyom Halib
Carol & Snowy Red- Breakdown
Cathy Dennis- Just Another Dream
Celebrate The Nun- Will You Be There
Cher- If I Could Turn Back Time
China Crisis- Saint Saviour Square
Chris Isaak- Wicked Game
Chris Rea- Road To Hell Pt2
Christians, The-  Words
Close Lobsters - Just Too Bloody Stupid
Coldcut - People Hold On ft. Lisa Stansfield
Creatures, The- Standing There
Cyndi Lauper- A Night To Remember
Cyndi Lauper- I Drove All Night
Culture Beat - Cherry Lips
Cure, The- Disintegration
Cure,  The- Lovesong
Cure, The – Lullaby

Danielle Dax- White Knuckle Ride
David Sylvian - Pop Song
Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven
Donna summer- I Don't Wanna Get Hurt
Donna Summer- This Time I Know It's for Real
Duran Duran- Do You Believe in Shame?
Dusty Springfield - In private
Dusty Springfield -Nothing Has Been Proved

Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat- Cha Cha Heels
Edwyn Collins - 50 Shades of Blue
Electronic- Getting Away With It / Lucky Bag
Erasure - Drama!
Erasure- You Surround Me
Eurythmics- Don't Ask Me Why
Eurythmics - King and Queen of America

FPI Project- Rich in Paradise
Fatima Mansions, The -Only Losers Take The Bus
Field Mice, The- Sensitive
Field Mice, The - I Can See Myself Alone Forever
Fine Young Cannibals- Good Thing
Fine Young Cannibals- Don't Look Back 
Form, Die- Colours of Ever
Frazier Chorus- Typical!
Frazier Chorus- Sloppy Heart
Furniture - Slow Motion Kisses
Fuzzbox - International Rescue

Galaxie 500 – Victory Garden
Gavin Friday - You Take My Sun Away
Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill
Go Betweens, The- Love Goes On

Holly Johnson- Americanos
Holly Johnson- Love Train
House of Love, The-  I Don't Know Why I Love You
House of Love, The-  Never
Hithouse-  Move Your Feet to the Rhythm of the Beat
Hubert Kah - Welcome, Machine Gun

I Start Counting- Million Headed Monster
Ian McCulloch - Proud to Fall
Information Society -Repetition
Inner City- Ain't Nobody Better
Inner City- Do You Love What You Feel
Inspiral Carpets- Move

James- Sit Down
Jesus and Mary Chain, The-  Head On
Jesus and Mary Chain, The - Blues From a Gun
Jesus Loves You- After the Love
Joe Smooth- Promised Land
Jimmy Sommerville & June Miles- Comment Te Dire Adieu 
Jimmy Somerville- Mighty Real

KLF, The - 3 A.M. Eternal
KLF, The - Kylie Said to Jason
Kaoma- Lambada
Kate Bush- Sensual World
Kate Bush- Woman’s Work
Kitchens of Distinction- The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule
Kon Kan- I Beg You Pardon
Kylie Minogue- Never Too Late

Leila K- Got To Get
Lightning Seeds, The – Pure
Little Nemo- New Flood
Liza Minnelli- Losing My Mind
Liza Minelli - So Sorry, I Said
Love and Rockets – Motorcycle
Love Parade- Under the Weather

Madonna- Express Yourself
Madonna- Like A Prayer
Madonna- Cherish
Malcolm McLaren – Waltz Darling
Malcolm McLaren - Deep in Vogue
Martika - Toy Soldiers
Martin L. Gore- In a Manner of Speaking
Michael Jackson- Leave Me Alone
Mike & The Mechanics- The Living Years
Moev - Crucify Me
Momus - The Hairstyle of the Devil
Morrissey- The Last of the Famous International Playboys
My Bloody Valentine- Sugar

Neil Young- Rockin' in the Free World
Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
Neneh Cherry- Manchild
New Order - Round and Round
Nine Inch Nails- Down In It
Nitzer Ebb and The Krupps- Machineries of Joy
No Name- Fashion

Ocean Blue, The - Between Something and Nothing
Ocean Blue, The - Drifting, Falling
Orbital -Chime

Pet Shop Boys -It's Alright
Pixies- Monkey Gone To Heaven
Pixies- Here Comes Your Man
Prince- Batdance

R.E.M.- Pop Song 89
Ramones- Pet Sematary
Red Flag- If I Ever
Roachford- Cuddly Toy
Roxette- Paint
Roxette- The Look

Shakespear's Sister- Heroine
Shakespear's Sister- You Are History
Shamen, The - Omega AmigoSimple Minds- Belfast Child
Simple Minds- Mandela Day
Simply Red- A New Flame
Sonic Youth- Candle
Spacemen 3- Hypnotized
Spacemen 3 - Transparent Radiation
Spandau Ballet- Be Free With Your Love
Steve Nicks- Rooms on Fire
Stone Roses, The - Fool’s Gold
Stone Roses, The- Made of Stone
Stone Roses, The- She Bangs The Drums
Sugarcubes, The- Regina
Sundays, The- Can’t Be Sure
Swing Out Sister- Where in the World
Swing Out Sister- You on My Mind
Sybil - Don't Make Me Over
Sydney Youngblood- If Only I Could
Sydney Youngblood- Sit and Wait

Tanita Tikaram - Cathedral Song
Tears for Fears- Sowing the Seeds of Love
Tears for Fears- Woman in Chains
Technotronic featuring Felly -Pump Up the Jam
Ten City- That's the Way Love Is
Texas- I Don't Want a Lover
The The- The Beat(en) Generation
The The – Kingdom of Rain
Then Jerico - Sugar Box
Then Jerico- What Does It Take?
Throwing Muzes- Dizzy
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care

U2- All I Want Is You

Wake, The-  Crush the Flowers
Wedding Present, The - Kennedy
Wire - Eardrum Buzz

XTC- King for a Day
Xymox- Imagination
Xymox- Obsession

Yazz- Fine Time
Yello- Blazing Saddles
Yello- Of Course I'm Lying


fancy_footwork said...

1. The Stone Roses - Fool's gold
2. Technotronic - Pump up the jam
3. Madonna - Express yourself
4. R.E.M. - Pop song 89
5. Ramones - Pet sematary
6. Tears For Fears - Sowing the seeds of love
7. The Beloved - Your love takes me higher
8. The Bangles - Eternal flame
9. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Head on
10. Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield - People hold on

James - Come home
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
Little Nemo - New flood
Public Enemy - Welcome to the terrordome
808 State - Pacific state
Acid Horse - No name, no slogan
Diesel Park West - All the myths on sunday
Public Image Limited - Dissapointed
The B-52's - Channel Z
The Triffids - Goodbye little boy
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Into The Heart Of Love
Jesus Jones - Bring it on down
The Psychedelic Furs - Shine/House
Band of Susans - Hard light
Richard Marx - Right here waiting

...and of course, the winners of the Eurovision song contest '89:

Anonymous said...

1.The Cure- Lullaby
2.The Cure- Love Song
3. Depeche Mode- Personal Jeusus
4. The Stone Roses- Fools Gold
5. Chris Isaak- Wicked Game
6. Madonna- Like A Prayer
7. Pixies- Monkey Gone to Heaven
8. Pixies- Here Comes Your Man
9. Acid Horse- No Name, No Slogan
10. Lightning Seeds - Pure

Vux said...

It wasn't easy at all!!
...but here we go!

1. Simple Minds- Belfast Child
2.U2- All I Want Is You
3.KLF, The - 3 A.M. Eternal
4.Tears for Fears- Sowing the Seeds of Love
5.Cher- If I Could Turn Back Time
6.Bangles, The - Eternal Flame
7.B-52's, The - Love Shack
8.Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart - Lily Was Here
9.Cyndi Lauper- I Drove All Night
10.Spandau Ballet- Be Free With Your Love
11.Morrissey- The Last of the Famous International Playboys
12.Inspiral Carpets- Move
13.Cure, The – Lullaby
14.Chris Isaak- Wicked Game
15.Fine Young Cannibals- Good Thing
16.Ramones- Pet Sematary
17.Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill
18.Liza Minnelli- Losing My Mind
19.Technotronic featuring Felly -Pump Up the Jam
20.Simply Red- A New Flame

cagliostro said...

1989 marks the end of a musical era, proof is the presence of lambada in this list choice

here are the votes from France

1 Electronic- Getting Away With It / Lucky Bag
2 Simple Minds- belfast child
3 Tears for Fears- Woman in Chains
4 Mylene farmer ; sans logique
5 New Order - Round and Round
6 Duran Duran – Do you belive in shame
7 Then Jerico- What Does It Take?
8 Xymox- Imagination & Obsession (i didn't knew themm in 1989, i discoverd them thanks to youtube )
9 Morrissey- The Last of the Famous International Playboys
10 Cure,  The- Lovesong
11 Kate Bush- Woman’s Work
12 Tears for Fears- Sowing the Seeds of Love
13 Simple minds - Mandela day
14 Roachford- Cuddly Toy
15 Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo- Help
16 Pet Shop Boys -It's Alright
17 Mylene farmer ; a quoi je sers
18 China Crisis- Saint Saviour Square (even if it's their worst single ...)
19 Spandau Ballet- Be Free With Your Love
20 Technotronic featuring Felly -Pump Up the Jam