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Top Rock Songs of 1989

1988 <-1989-> 1990


  

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Batdance
1.
06/1989

Batdance by Prince

from Batman   Batman
305

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


18
alt.
2
UK
[Warner 22924]
written by Prince
Another Day in Paradise
2.
11/1989
305

✫1
US
✫1
AC






7
rock


2
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1990]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 88774]
written by Phil Collins
Black Velvet
3.
12/1989
288

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 88742]
written by Christopher Ward & David Tyson
The Living Years
4.
01/1989
275

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
rock


2
UK
[Atlantic 7-88964]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
She Drives Me Crazy
5.
01/1989
270

✫1
US




✫1
dance
54
R&B


5
alt.
5
UK
[MCA 53483]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
Love Shack
6.
09/1989
261

3
US




7
dance




✫1
alt.
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #243]
[Warner 22817 (Reprise)]
written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
7.
03/1989
253

✫1
US
12
AC


20
dance


39
rock
2
alt.
7
UK
[MCA 53639]
written by Roland Gift, David Steele & Andy Cox
Sowing the Seeds of Love
8.
09/1989
247

2
US
29
AC






4
rock
✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Polygram 874710 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
We Didn't Start the Fire
9.
09/1989
243

✫1
US
5
AC






6
rock


7
UK
[Columbia 73021]
written by Billy Joel
10.
05/1989
221

3
US




20
dance


9
rock
✫1
alt.
9
UK
charted as So Alive / Bike Dance in US dance charts
[RCA 8956]
written by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins & David J
You Got It
11.
01/1989
216

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
I'll Be There for You
12.
01/1989
216

✫1
US








5
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 872564 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
Downtown Train
13.
11/1989
215

3
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


10
UK
written by Tom Waits
When I See You Smile
14.
09/1989
210

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock


61
UK
[Columbia 69082 (Epic)]
written by Diane Warren
Lovesong
15.
07/1989
206

2
US




8
dance


30
rock
2
alt.
18
UK
written by Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson (as Paul S. Thompson), Lol Tolhurst (as Laurence Tolhurst) & Boris Williams
Poison
16.
07/1989
201

7
US








15
rock


2
UK
[Columbia 68958 (Epic)]
written by Desmond Child, Alice Cooper & John McCurry
Paradise City
17.
01/1989
189

5
US








14
rock


6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #453]
[Geffen 7-27570]
written by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin & Duff McKagan
Roam
18.
12/1989
188

3
US




10
dance




6
alt.
17
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Robert Waldrop
Heaven
19.
07/1989
177

2
US








3
rock


93
UK
[Columbia 68985]
written by Jani Lane
20.
05/1989
176

✫1
US








5
rock


52
UK
[EMI 50189]
written by Richard Marx
18 and Life
21.
06/1989
162

4
US








11
rock


12
UK
[Atlantic 7-88883]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
22.
09/1989
162

5
US








✫1
rock
22
alt.
36
UK
[Columbia 69008 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
The End of the Innocence
23.
06/1989
151

8
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


48
UK
[Geffen 7-22925]
written by Don Henley & Bruce Hornsby
Love in an Elevator
24.
09/1989
151

5
US








✫1
rock


13
UK
[Geffen 22845]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
Free Fallin'
25.
05/1989
149

7
US
17
AC






✫1
rock


64
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #177]
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53748]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
Angel Eyes
26.
04/1989
146

5
US
7
AC






24
rock




written by John Hiatt & Fred Koller
Lay Your Hands on Me
27.
05/1989
142

7
US








20
rock


18
UK
[Polygram 874452 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
28.
12/1989
140

5
US
38
AC






30
rock


80
UK
Second Chance
29.
02/1989
138

6
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[A&M 1273]
written by Max Carl, Jeff Carlisi & Cal Curtis
Dr. Feelgood
30.
09/1989
138

6
US








7
rock


50
UK
[Elektra 7-69271]
written by Mick Mars & Nikki Sixx
Once Bitten Twice Shy
31.
04/1989
130

5
US








6
rock




[Capitol 44366]
written by Ian Hunter
Janie's Got a Gun
32.
09/1989
130

4
US








2
rock


76
UK
[Geffen 22727]
written by Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton
Just Between You and Me
33.
10/1989
128

6
US
4
AC






4
rock




produced by Peter Wolf
[Atlantic 88781]
written by Lou Gramm & Holly Knight
34.
05/1989
125

9
US
31
AC






✫1
rock


73
UK
[Capitol 44376]
written by Tom Johnston, Charlie Midnight & Eddie Schwartz
Living in Sin
35.
10/1989
122

9
US








37
rock


35
UK
[Polygram 876070 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi
36.
09/1989
119

10
US








7
rock




[Geffen 22856]
written by Jeff Keith & Frank Hannon
I Remember You
37.
10/1989
117

6
US








23
rock


36
UK
[Atlantic 7-88886]
written by Rachel Bolan & The Snake (as Dave Sabo)
38.
03/1989
106

8
US








25
rock


47
UK
with Ozzy Osbourne
[RCA 8899]
written by Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
39.
02/1989
101

10
US








39
rock


13
UK
[Enigma 44293]
written by Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
I Won't Back Down
40.
04/1989
101

12
US








✫1
rock
29
alt.
28
UK
[MCA 53369]
written by Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne
41.
05/1989
101

16
US
16
AC






✫1
rock


16
UK
[Modern 7-99216]
written by Stevie Nicks & Rick Nowels
Rocket
42.
02/1989
99

12
US








5
rock


15
UK
[Polygram 872614 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
I Want It All
43.
05/1989
95

50
US








3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44372]
written by Brian May
Everlasting Love
44.
03/1989
93

12
US
✫1
AC






49
rock
19
alt.
62
UK
[Elektra 7-69308]
written by Howard Jones
45.
08/1989
89

11
US
12
AC






6
rock


65
UK
[Capitol 44437 (cassette)]
written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance & Diane Warren
No Myth
46.
11/1989
89

13
US
22
AC






5
rock
4
alt.


[RCA 9111]
written by Michael Penn
Personal Jesus
47.
09/1989
89

28
US




12
dance




3
alt.
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #368]
charted as Personal Jesus / Dangerous in US dance charts
written by Martin Gore
Healing Hands
48.
08/1989
87

13
US
✫1
AC






23
rock


45
UK
[MCA 53692]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Veronica
49.
02/1989
86

19
US








10
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
[Warner 7-22981]
written by Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello
50.
12/1989
81

11
US
34
AC






2
rock




[Columbia 73047]
written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield
Don't Look Back
51.
08/1989
81

11
US








38
rock
9
alt.
34
UK
[MCA 53695]
written by Roland Gift & David Steele
My Brave Face
52.
05/1989
78

25
US
4
AC






12
rock


18
UK
[Capitol 44367]
written by Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello
53.
08/1989

Call It Love by Poco

from Legacy   Legacy
77

18
US
2
AC






3
rock




Drama!
54.
09/1989

Drama! by Erasure

from Wild!   Wild!
77







10
dance




11
alt.
4
UK
charted as Drama! / Sweet, Sweet Baby in US dance charts
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
55.
09/1989
76

11
US








16
rock




[Atlantic 88902]
written by Bob Halligan Jr. (as Bob Halligan) & John Purdell
56.
06/1989
76

83
US








13
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99199]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
Getting Away with It
57.
12/1989
75

38
US




7
dance




4
alt.
12
UK
Lullaby
58.
04/1989
73

74
US




31
dance




23
alt.
5
UK
[Elektra 69249 (cassette)]
written by Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst (as Laurence Tolhurst) & Boris Williams
59.
08/1989
73

12
US
30
AC






10
rock


87
UK
[RCA 9032]
written by Martin Page & Tommy Funderburk
Fire Woman
60.
04/1989
72

46
US








4
rock
2
alt.
15
UK
[Warner 27543 (Reprise)]
written by Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy
61.
04/1989
71

15
US








2
rock


93
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
62.
04/1989
70







7
dance




24
alt.
5
UK
63.
09/1989
70

21
US
5
AC






4
rock




[Geffen 22771]
written by John Corey, Don Henley & Stan Lynch
Pure
64.
07/1989
69

31
US
31
AC








8
alt.
16
UK
[MCA 53816]
written by Ian Broudie
Rock and a Hard Place
65.
09/1989
67

23
US








✫1
rock


63
UK
[Columbia 73057 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Runnin' Down a Dream
66.
05/1989
66

23
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
co-produced by Jeff Lynne
[MCA 53682]
written by Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty
The Last of the Famous International Playboys
67.
02/1989
64













3
alt.
6
UK
68.
05/1989
61

18
US








6
rock




[CBS Associated 4-68891]
written by Henry Lee Summer
69.
01/1989

Cryin' by Vixen

from Vixen   Vixen
61

22
US








22
rock


27
UK
[EMI 50167]
written by Gregg Tripp & Jeff Paris
70.
02/1989
61

77
US








27
rock
11
alt.
8
UK
[Mercury 872 350-7]
written by Johnny McElhone & Sharleen Spiteri
71.
05/1989
60

19
US








8
rock




[Atlantic 88922]
written by Kip Winger
72.
03/1989
60

64
US




✫1
dance




6
alt.
21
UK
73.
02/1989
59

35
US








46
rock


13
UK
[Elektra 7-69329]
written by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
74.
10/1989
55

38
US








2
rock
3
alt.


written by Pat DiNizio
75.
03/1989
55

25
US








2
rock


78
UK
[Columbia 68601]
written by John Spinks (as John Frederick Spinks)
Sugar Daddy
76.
09/1989
53

28
US




2
dance




16
alt.
97
UK
[Warner 7-22819]
written by Tom Bailey & Alannah Currie
77.
04/1989
53

20
US








13
rock




[Mercury 872982]
written by Tom Keifer
Fascination Street
78.
04/1989
53

46
US




7
dance


24
rock
✫1
alt.


[Elektra 69300]
written by Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst (as Laurence Tolhurst) & Boris Williams
I'll Be You
79.
02/1989
51

51
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.


[Warner 22992 (Sire)]
written by Paul Westerberg
80.
09/1989
51

50
US








2
rock
3
alt.
43
UK
charted as Sold Me Down The Ruver/Yn Cymraeg in the UK
written by Mike Peters & Eddie MacDonald
81.
06/1989
51

51
US








✫1
rock
5
alt.
42
UK
[MCA 53658]
written by Michael Been
82.
11/1989
49

36
US
37
AC








27
alt.
26
UK
featuring Oleta Adams
[Polygram 876248 (Fontana)]
written by Roland Orzabal
Interesting Drug
83.
04/1989
47













11
alt.
9
UK
Bad Love
84.
11/1989
47

88
US








✫1
rock


25
UK
85.
05/1989
47

44
US
7
AC






20
rock
3
alt.
77
UK
[Elektra 7-69298]
written by Dennis Drew & Natalie Merchant
You Keep It All In
86.
09/1989
46













19
alt.
8
UK
Fool for Your Loving
87.
11/1989
46

37
US








2
rock


43
UK
[R]
[Geffen 22715]
written by David Coverdale, Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden
I Want That Man
88.
09/1989
45













2
alt.
13
UK
Don't Ask Me Why
89.
09/1989
44

40
US










12
alt.
25
UK
90.
02/1989
44

27
US








13
rock




[Columbia 68606]
written by Jani Lane
The Road to Hell
91.
10/1989
43











11
rock


10
UK
written by Chris Rea
The Mayor of Simpleton
92.
01/1989
43

72
US








15
rock
✫1
alt.
46
UK
[Geffen 27552]
written by Andy Partridge
Seventeen
93.
01/1989

Seventeen by Winger

from Winger   Winger
43

26
US








19
rock




[Atlantic 88958]
written by Kip Winger, Reb Beach & Beau Hill
Kickstart my Heart
94.
11/1989
43

27
US








18
rock




written by Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars
The Sensual World
95.
09/1989
42













6
alt.
12
UK
written by Kate Bush
96.
01/1989
41

55
US








✫1
rock
11
alt.


97.
09/1989
40

30
US








18
rock




[Capitol 44449]
written by Mark Kendall & Alan Niven
This Is Your Land
98.
04/1989
39











37
rock
12
alt.
13
UK
[A&M 1413]
written by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill & Mick MacNeil
Ouija Board, Ouija Board
99.
11/1989
38













2
alt.
18
UK
Nightrain
100.
07/1989
37

93
US








26
rock


17
UK
[R]
[Geffen 7-22869]
written by Izzy Stradlin, Slash, Duff McKagan & Axl Rose

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