Top Ten Tuesday: 1989, The Next 10

Here are the #11-20 hits from the Billboard Year-end Hot 100 for 1989.

20 – Phil Collins, "Two Hearts": Written by Phil and Lamont Dozier, from the soundtrack of the 1988 film Buster, which starred Phil and Julie Walters. It reached #1 in the US and Canada, #6 in the UK, and #13 in Australia. It won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 1989.

19 – Bobby Brown, "On Our Own": Written by L. A. Reed, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons for the Ghostbusters II soundtrack. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, #2 on the Hot 100 for three weeks, #3 in Canada (#1 on their Hot Urban Singles chart), #4 in the UK, and #22 in Australia.

18 – Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy": Written by Roland Griff and David Steele, it appeared on their 1989 album The Raw And The Cooked. It reached #5 in the UK, reached #1 in the US, Canada, and Australia. Local radio host Clark Howard used this as the theme song for his show.

17 – Roxette, "The Look": Written by Per Gessle of the Swedish band, it was the 4th single from their 2nd studio album, 1988’s Look Sharp!. It reached #1 in the US and Australia, #2 in Canada, and #7 in the UK.

16 – Milli Vanilli, "Girl I’m Gonna Miss You": Written by Frank Farian, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, and Dietmar Kawohl and was the third single off their 1988 North American debut album Girl You Know It’s True. It reached #1 in the US and Canada, #2 in the UK, and #3 in Australia. It was certified Gold by RIAA. Is it live, or is it Memorex?

15 – Warrant, "Heaven": Written by lead singer Jani Lane, it was the second single from their 1989 debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. It reached #2 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Top 40 chart, #5 in Canada, and barely made the chart in the UK (#93) and Australia (#54).

14 – Gloria Estefan, "Don’t Wanna Lose You": Written bvy Gloria and released as the first single from her 1989 debut album Cuts Both Ways. It reached #1 on the Hot 100 and Hot Latin Singles charts, and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the US, #3 in Canada and #1 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart, #6 in the UK, and #40 in Australia.

13 – Debbie Gibson, "Lost In Your Eyes": Written by Debbie, it was her first single from her second album, 1989’s Electric Youth. It reached #1 in the US and Canada, #7 in Australia, and #34 in the UK.

12 – Boy Meets Girl, "Waiting For A Star To Fall": Written by the band’s Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill and was the second single from their second album, Reel Life. It reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the US, #2 in Canada, #9 in the UK, and #35 in Australia.

11 – Richard Marx, "Right Here Waiting": Written by Richard and was the second single from his second studio album, 1989’s Repeat Offender. It reached #1 in the US, Canada, and Australia and #2 in the UK.

I had planned on doing this through 1995, and we should be there the Tuesday before Christmas. Next week, 1990. That’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 16, 2021.

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 1989, The Next 10

  1. Another great list. I remember the Phil Collins video which is funny and great rendition of many early looks of rock bands on shows like Ed Sullivan. I love 18 and 17 especially. Poor Milli Vanilli Who were so huge and fell so hard that the one half committed suicide. The people who thought up the idea got off well. Gloria Estefan has such a great voice and love that tune. I love the last tune too but I always thought it was Bryan Adams. See how much ch I know.

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