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100 Greatest Songs From 1989

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Like A Prayer single cover
Fight The Power single cover
Free Fallin' single cover
Love Shack single cover
Pump Up The Jam single cover
Back To Life single cover
Personal Jesus single cover
Bust A Move single cover
Me, Myself, and I single cover
Fool's Gold single cover
1
Like a Prayer
Madonna
2
Fight The Power
Public Enemy
3
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
4
Love Shack
B-52's
5
Pump Up The Jam
Technotronic feat. Felly
6
Back To Life
Soul II Soul
7
Personal Jesus
Depeche Mode
8
Bust A Move
Young MC
9
Me, Myself, And I
De La Soul
10
Fool's Gold
Stone Roses
11
Rockin' In The Free World
Neil Young
12
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Pixies
13
About A Girl
Nirvana
14
Epic
Faith No More
15
Miss You Much
Janet Jackson
16
Head Like A Hole
Nine Inch Nails
17
Cherish
Madonna
18
I Am The Resurrection
Stone Roses
19
Don't Know Much
Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
20
Mixed Emotions
Rolling Stones
21
Janie's Got A Gun
Aerosmith
22
Escapade
Janet Jackson
23
The Best
Tina Turner
24
Wicked Game
Chris Isaak
25
The Power
Snap!
26
Hey Ladies
Beastie Boys
27
3 A.M. Eternal
KLF
28
Express Yourself
Madonna
29
All Around The World
Lisa Stansfield
30
Roam
B-52's
31
I Wanna Be Adored
Stone Roses
32
Lovesong
The Cure
33
Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Tears for Fears
34
Here Comes Your Man
Pixies
35
The End Of The Innocence
Don Henley
36
When I See You Smile
Bad English
37
Black Velvet
Alannah Myles
38
Everlasting Love
Howard Jones
39
You Got It
Roy Orbison
40
I Wish It Would Rain Down
Phil Collins
41
Rhythm Nation
Janet Jackson
42
We Didn't Start The Fire
Billy Joel
43
Eye Know
De La Soul
44
Sacrifice
Elton John
45
Funky Cold Medina
Tone-Loc
46
Love In An Elevator
Aerosmith
47
The Dance
Garth Brooks
48
Higher Ground
Red Hot Chili Peppers
49
Rooms On Fire
Stevie Nicks
50
Don't Ask Me Why
Eurythmics
51
Pictures of You
The Cure
52
Doowutchyalike
Digital Underground
53
Dr. Feelgood
Mötley Crüe
54
I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty
55
The Sensual World
Kate Bush
56
Love Will Lead You Back
Taylor Dayne
57
So Alive
Love And Rockets
58
Right Here Waiting
Richard Marx
59
Nick Of Time
Bonnie Raitt
60
Have I Told You Lately?
Van Morrison
61
If I Could Turn Back Time
Cher
62
I Want It All
Queen
63
Another Day In Paradise
Phil Collins
64
With Every Beat Of My Heart
Taylor Dayne
65
Poison
Alice Cooper
66
Let Love Rule
Lenny Kravitz
67
Pretending
Eric Clapton
68
Runnin' Down A Dream
Tom Petty
69
Batdance
Prince
70
The Heart Of The Matter
Don Henley
71
I'll Be You
The Replacements
72
Rock And A Hard Place
Rolling Stones
73
I Go To Extremes
Billy Joel
74
Club At The End Of The Street
Elton John
75
Thing Called Love
Bonnie Raitt
76
New York Minute
Don Henley
77
A Girl Like You
Smithereens
78
Blues From A Gun
The Jesus and Mary Chain
79
Closer To Fine
Indigo Girls
80
Bad Love
Eric Clapton
81
Healing Hands
Elton John
82
Waterfall
Stone Roses
83
If You Don't Know Me by Now
Simply Red
84
Kingdom Of Rain
The The
85
Lullaby
The Cure
86
This Time I Know It's For Real
Donna Summer
87
The Mayor Of Simpleton
XTC
88
Satellites
Rickie Lee Jones
89
I'm Free
Soup Dragons
90
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
Milli Vanilli
91
Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Morrissey
92
The Beat(en) Generation
The The
93
Jackie Brown
John Mellencamp
94
One
Bee Gees
95
The Doctor
Doobie Brothers
96
Head On
The Jesus and Mary Chain
97
Kickstart My Heart
Mötley Crüe
98
Belfast Child
Simple Minds
99
Lily Was Here
David Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
100
So Wat Cha Sayin'
EPMD
20 more worth mentioning.
101
My Brave Face
Paul McCartney
102
Oh, Father
Madonna
103
After All
Cher and Peter Cetera
104
Crossfire
Stevie Ray Vaughan
105
Real Love
Jody Watley
106
Leave A Light On
Belinda Carlisle
107
No Myth
Michael Penn
108
Yellow Moon
The Neville Brothers
109
It's No Crime
Babyface
110
Just Between You and Me
Lou Gramm
111
Everything Is Broken
Bob Dylan
112
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Great White
113
The Want Of A Nail
Todd Rundgren
114
Blame It On The Rain
Milli Vanilli
115
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
Michael Bolton
116
I'm That Type Of Guy
LL Cool J
117
Somebody For Me
Heavy D & the Boyz
118
Debaser
Pixies
119
Getting Away with It
Electronic
120
Need A Little Taste Of Love
Doobie Brothers
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1989
Lew's Choice:
*
The Road To Hell (Part Two)
Chris Rea
Bruce's Choice:
*
Charlene
Carl Perkins
Brett's Choice:
*
Slaughtered, Gutted, And Heartbroken
Squeeze
Ryan's Choice:
*
Drifting, Falling
The Ocean Blue





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