Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, January 7th

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So as we begin 2021, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1989. These are the Top 40 songs of 1989 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1Look AwayChicago
2My PrerogativeBobby Brown
3Every Rose Has Its ThornPoison
4Straight UpPaula Abdul
5Miss You MuchJanet Jackson
6Cold HeartedPaula Abdul
7Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler
8Girl You Know It’s TrueMilli Vanilli
9Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird MedleyWill to Power
10Giving You the Best That I GotAnita Baker
11Right Here WaitingRichard Marx
12Waiting For a Star to FallBoy Meets Girl
13Lost in Your EyesDebbie Gibson
14Don’t Wanna Lose YouGloria Estefan
15HeavenWarrant
16Girl I’m Gonna Miss YouMilli Vanilli
17The LookRoxette
18She Drives Me CrazyFine Young Cannibals
19On Our OwnBobby Brown
20Two HeartsPhil Collins
21Blame It on the RainMilli Vanilli
22Listen to Your HeartRoxette
23I’ll Be There for YouBon Jovi
24If You Don’t Know Me by NowSimply Red
25Like a PrayerMadonna
26I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)New Kids on the Block
27How Can I Fall?Breathe
28Baby Don’t Forget My NumberMilli Vanilli
29Toy SoldiersMartika
30Forever Your GirlPaula Abdul
31The Living YearsMike + The Mechanics
32Eternal FlameThe Bangles
33Wild ThingTone Loc
34When I See You SmileBad English
35If I Could Turn Back TimeCher
36Buffalo StanceNeneh Cherry
37When I’m with YouSheriff
38Don’t Rush MeTaylor Dayne
39Born to Be My BabyBon Jovi
40Good ThingFine Young Cannibals
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