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This Day In Music, October 18th

On this day in 1989: Janet Jackson was enjoying her second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Miss You Much.’ The song would go on to spend four consecutive weeks in the top spot.

‘Miss You Much’ was released as the lead single from her fourth studio album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. The single spent four weeks at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest running #1 single of 1989. “Miss You Much” was the second-best selling single of 1989 and the biggest radio airplay song of the year. Billboard later listed “Miss You Much” as Janet Jackson’s all-time biggest Hot 100 single. “Miss You Much” received two Grammy Award nominations, and was awarded the Billboard Award for the Top Hot 100 Single of the Year and two American Music Awards.

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

1 1 MISS YOU MUCH –•– Janet Jackson – 7 (1)
2 2 CHERISH –•– Madonna – 9 (2)
3 3 GIRL I’M GONNA MISS YOU –•– Milli Vanilli – 11 (1)
4 7 LOVE SONG –•– The Cure – 10 (4)
5 6 MIXED EMOTIONS –•– Rolling Stones – 7 (5)
6 13 SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE –•– Tears For Fears – 7 (6)
7 9 BUST A MOVE –•– Young M.C. – 12 (7)
8 4 HEAVEN –•– Warrant – 13 (2)
9 14 LISTEN TO YOUR HEART –•– Roxette – 8 (9)
10 10 IT’S NO CRIME –•– Babyface – 10 (10)

11 16 LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR –•– Aerosmith – 7 (11)
12 5 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME –•– Cher – 15 (3)
13 15 WHEN I LOOKED AT HIM –•– Expose – 9 (13)
14 17 DR. FEELGOOD –•– Motley Crue – 7 (14)
15 19 COVER GIRL –•– New Kids On The Block – 5 (15)
16 12 IT’S NOT ENOUGH –•– Starship – 11 (12)
17 20 ROCK WIT’CHA –•– Bobby Brown – 8 (17)
18 25 HEALING HANDS –•– Elton John – 8 (18)
19 8 18 AND LIFE –•– Skid Row – 15 (4)
20 11 DON’T LOOK BACK –•– Fine Young Cannibals – 10 (11)

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