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This Day In Music, September 9th

On this day in 1989: New Kids On The Block scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘Hangin’ Tough’, a #1 in the U.K. later in 1990. The group also went to #1 on the U.S. album chart on this day with ‘Hangin Tough’. With sales of more than 14 million copies worldwide to date, Hangin’ Tough is the group’s best-selling album.

The album produced five commercial singles: ‘Please Don’t Go Girl’, ‘You Got It (The Right Stuff)’, ‘I’ll Be Loving You Forever’, ‘Hangin’ Tough’, and ‘Cover Girl’. All were top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making them the first teen act to gain such chart success.

Let’s take a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day in 1989:

1 3 HANGIN’ TOUGH –•– New Kids On The Block – 9 (1)
2 1 COLD HEARTED –•– Paula Abdul – 12 (1)
3 4 DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU –•– Gloria Estefan – 10 (3)
4 6 HEAVEN –•– Warrant – 8 (4)
5 2 RIGHT HERE WAITING –•– Richard Marx – 10 (1)
6 8 SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Surface – 11 (6)
7 12 GIRL I’M GONNA MISS YOU –•– Milli Vanilli – 6 (7)
8 5 ANGEL EYES –•– Jeff Healey Band – 13 (5)
9 11 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME –•– Cher – 10 (9)
10 13 18 AND LIFE –•– Skid Row – 10 (10)

11 14 KEEP ON MOVIN’ –•– Soul II Soul – 12 (11)
12 7 SECRET RENDEZVOUS –•– Karyn White – 16 (6)
13 9 THE END OF THE INNOCENCE –•– Don Henley – 12 (8)
14 20 CHERISH –•– Madonna – 4 (14)
15 10 FRIENDS –•– Jody Watley with Eric B. & Rakim – 13 (9)
16 19 ONE –•– Bee Gees – 7 (16)
17 22 KISSES ON THE WIND –•– Neneh Cherry – 8 (17)
18 15 ON OUR OWN –•– Bobby Brown – 14 (2)
19 21 TALK IT OVER –•– Grayson Hugh – 12 (19)
20 23 SOUL PROVIDER –•– Michael Bolton – 11 (20)

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