Top Songs of 1989


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
82
Public Enemy Fight the Power
2
159
Madonna Like a Prayer
3
198
Pixies Debaser
4
292
The Stone Roses Fools Gold
5
322
Pixies Monkey Gone to Heaven
6
475
Depeche Mode Personal Jesus
7
566
De La Soul Me Myself and I
8
571
Neil Young Rockin' in the Free World
9
579
Soul II Soul Back to Life
10
661
Nirvana About a Girl
11
811
Tom Petty Free Fallin'
12
844
The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored
13
936
Chris Isaak Wicked Game
14
1021
The Stone Roses I Am the Resurrection
15
1072
808 State Pacific State
16
1099
The Cure Pictures of You
17
1103
Faith No More Epic
18
1173
The B-52's Love Shack
19
1233
The Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums
20
1261
Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy
21
1288
Nine Inch Nails Head Like a Hole
22
1466
The Cure Lovesong
23
1518
Biz Markie Just a Friend
24
1528
Beastie Boys Hey Ladies
25
1596
Pixies Here Comes Your Man
26
1741
The Cure Lullaby
27
1750
Orbital Chime
28
1818
Young M.C. Bust a Move
29
1925
Lil' Louis French Kiss
30
2002
Happy Mondays Hallelujah
31
2139
The Stone Roses Made of Stone
32
2336
Inner City Good Life
33
2369
Neneh Cherry Manchild
34
2387
Soul II Soul Keep On Movin'
35
2481
Lou Reed Dirty Blvd
36
2543
Madonna Express Yourself
37
2641
Pixies Hey
38
2719
Elvis Costello Veronica
39
2829
Aerosmith Janie's Got a Gun
40
2852
Black Box Ride On Time
41
2947
The Jesus and Mary Chain Head On
42
2954
Alannah Myles Black Velvet
43
2980
Julee Cruise Falling
44
2992
James Sit Down
45
3205
De La Soul Eye Know
46
3295
Mano Negra King Kong Five
47
3352
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation
48
3365
Electronic Getting Away with It
49
3466
Tone-Lōc Funky Cold Medina
50
3573
Galaxie 500 Blue Thunder
51
3619
Digital Underground Doowutchyalike
52
3629
The KLF 3 A.M. Eternal
53
3852
Aerosmith Love in an Elevator
54
3865
Queen Latifah Ladies First
55
3875
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
56
3919
Beastie Boys Shake Your Rump
57
4180
The Sundays Can't Be Sure
58
4212
Technotronic Pump Up the Jam
59
4292
Indigo Girls Closer to Fine
60
4297
The Stone Roses Waterfall
61
4318
Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately?
62
4338
Tears for Fears Sowing the Seeds of Love
63
4354
Simple Minds Belfast Child
64
4462
Roy Orbison You Got It
65
4533
Mano Negra Pas assez de toi
66
4630
XTC The Mayor of Simpleton
67
4668
Bob Dylan Most of the Time
68
4672
De La Soul Buddy
69
4718
The Lightning Seeds Pure
70
4781
Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood
71
4789
Morrissey The Last of the Famous International Playboys
72
4795
De La Soul Say No Go
73
4826
The Replacements I'll Be You
74
4860
The Cure Fascination Street
75
4898
Tom Petty I Won't Back Down
76
4986
The Beloved The Sun Rising
77
5055
Garth Brooks The Dance
78
5163
John Lee Hooker feat. Carlos Santana & The Santana Band The Healer
79
5303
Lisa Stansfield All Around the World
80
5329
Maestro Fresh Wes Let Your Backbone Slide
81
5341
Pale Saints Sight of You
82
5384
Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy
83
5449
The The The Beat(en) Generation
84
5564
Pixies Wave of Mutilation
85
5636
The Cure Disintegration
86
5673
The Stop the Violence Movement Self-Destruction
87
5695
Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat
88
5752
The Blue Nile Downtown Lights
89
5789
Kate Bush The Sensual World
90
5872
Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie Tears
91
5917
Love & Rockets So Alive
92
5967
The B-52's Roam
93
5972
Elvis Costello Tramp the Dirt Down
94
6106
Michael Penn No Myth
95
6546
De La Soul The Magic Number
96
6615
Don Henley The End of the Innocence
97
6768
Madonna Cherish
98
6818
The Wedding Present Kennedy
99
6822
Prince Batdance
100
6917
Les Negresses Vertes Zobi la mouche
101
7095
The Rolling Stones Mixed Emotions
102
7168
Red Hot Chili Peppers Higher Ground
103
7280
Dusty Springfield Nothing Has Been Proved
104
7309
Cher If I Could Turn Back Time
105
7344
Pixies Tame
106
7423
Janet Jackson Love Will Never Do (Without You)
107
7516
Bob Mould See a Little Light
108
7585
Simply Red If You Don't Know Me By Now
109
7698
Fugazi Margin Walker
110
7769
Camarón de la Isla Soy gitano
111
7784
Chris Knox Not Given Lightly
112
7840
Mother Love Bone Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns
113
7935
The Cult Fire Woman
114
7972
The Beautiful South Song for Whoever
115
8437
Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise
116
8488
Gladys Knight License To Kill
117
8550
Dinosaur Jr. Just Like Heaven
118
8585
The D.O.C. It's Funky Enough
119
8710
Rickie Lee Jones The Horses
120
8758
Carly Simon Let the River Run
121
8840
Los Auténticos Decadentes Loco (Tu forma de ser)
122
8892
The Grapes of Wrath All the Things I Wasn't
123
9038
Kaoma Lambada
124
9057
Bob Dylan Ring Them Bells
125
9065
Another Sunny Day You Should All Be Murdered
126
9155
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Crossfire
127
9271
Adeva Respect
128
9285
James Come Home
129
9334
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule
130
9358
The Tragically Hip New Orleans Is Sinking
131
9359
Janet Jackson Escapade
132
9376
Mia Martini Almeno tu nell'universo
133
9454
Shakespear's Sister You're History
134
9459
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet Different Trains: America - Before the War
135
9532
Paul McCartney My Brave Face
136
9631
Lou Reed Romeo Had Juliette
137
9889
Beastie Boys Shadrach
138
9899
The Blue Nile Headlights on the Parade
139
9983
Daniel Lanois The Maker

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
The Blue Nile From a Late Night Train
The Stone Roses This Is the One
Liza Minnelli Losing My Mind
New Order Round & Round
Tina Turner The Best
Transvision Vamp Baby I Don't Care
Special Ed I Got It Made
Roy Orbison She's a Mystery to Me
Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari Diavolo in me
Public Image Ltd. Disappointed
Janet Jackson Miss You Much
Noir Désir Aux sombres héros de l'amer
Caetano Veloso O estrangeiro
Francis Cabrel Sarbacane
Fine Young Cannibals I'm Not The Man I Use To Be
Billy Joel We Didn't Start the Fire
10,000 Maniacs Trouble Me
2 Live Crew Me So Horny
Junior Reid One Blood
Sueño Latino Sueño Latino
Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40 Ojala que llueva café
Max Q Way of the World
Aerosmith What It Takes
Ramones Pet Sematary
Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I. Do the Right Thing
Patrick Bruel Place des grands hommes
Van Morrison Coney Island
Tears for Fears Woman in Chains
Melvins Oven
Kiss Forever
The Lemonheads Luka
Jungle Brothers What U Waitin' For
Nice & Smooth Funky for You
EPMD So What Cha Sayin'
Inspiral Carpets Joe
De La Soul Ghetto Thang
XTC Chalkhills and Children
Tom Petty Runnin' Down a Dream
Geto Boys Mind of a Lunatic
Gang Starr Manifest/Words I Manifest (Remix)
Noir Désir À l'arrière des taxis
Texas I Don't Want a Lover
The Blue Nile Over the Hillside
Renegade Soundwave Probably a Robbery
Virgo Never Want to Lose You
Jungle Brothers J. Beez Comin' Through
Bad Religion No Control
Beastie Boys Year and a Day
Faith No More From Out of Nowhere
Michel Polnareff Good Bye Marylou
Jungle Brothers Doin' Your Own Dang
Gang Starr DJ Premier in Deep Concentration
Wynton Marsalis The Majesty of the Blues (The Puheeman Strut)
Elvis Costello Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Annihilator Alison Hell
A Tribe Called Quest Description of a Fool
Tom Petty A Face in the Crowd
Happy Mondays Rave On
Kitchens of Distinction The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule
Lenny Kravitz Mr. Cab Driver
Kate Bush Love and Anger
Skid Row 18 and Life
The Stone Roses What the World Is Waiting For
S'Express Hey Music Lover
A.R.Kane A Love From Outer Space
The Stone Roses (Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister
New Order Vanishing Point
Urban Dance Squad Deeper Shade of Soul
Lush Etheriel
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild
Soul II Soul Get a Life
The Smithereens A Girl Like You
Mötley Crüe Kickstart My Heart
Roch Voisine Hélène
Kirsty MacColl Don't Come the Cowboy with Me, Sonny Jim!
Janet Jackson Black Cat
Nirvana Negative Creep
Stevie Nicks Rooms on Fire
Bonnie Raitt A Thing Called Love
Clint Black Killin' Time
Mudhoney This Gift
David Byrne & Celia Cruz Loco de Amor (Crazy for Love)
Alice Cooper Poison
Ten City That's The Way Love Is
The Wedding Present Brassneck
Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing
Camper Van Beethoven Pictures of Matchstick Men
Tears for Fears Advice for the Young at Heart
The Wonder Stuff Don't Let Me Down Gently
Madonna Oh Father
Mudhoney You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)
Morrissey Interesting Drug