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.
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.

Fight The Power single cover
Like A Prayer single cover
Free Fallin' single cover
Pump Up The Jam single cover
Love Shack single cover
Back To Life single cover
Bust A Move single cover
Personal Jesus single cover
1 Fight The Power Public Enemy
2 Like a Prayer Madonna
3 Free Fallin' Tom Petty
4 The Humpty Dance Digital Underground
5 Pump Up The Jam Technotronic (feat. Felly)
6 Love Shack B-52's
7 Back To Life Soul II Soul (feat. Caron Wheeler)
8 Bust A Move Young MC
9 All Around The World Lisa Stansfield
10 The Power Snap!
11 Me, Myself, And I De La Soul
12 Wicked Game Chris Isaak
13 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
14 Express Yourself Madonna
15 Epic Faith No More
16 Personal Jesus Depeche Mode
17 Black Velvet Alannah Myles
18 Love Will Never Do (Without You) Janet Jackson
19 This Time I Know It's for Real Donna Summer
20 Funky Cold Medina Tone-Loc
21 Don't Wanna Fall in Love Jane Child
22 Love Will Lead You Back Taylor Dayne
23 Here and Now Luther Vandross
24 I Won't Back Down Tom Petty
25 If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red
26 Rockin' In the Free World Neil Young
27 Fools Gold Stone Roses
28 Head Like a Hole Nine Inch Nails
29 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins
30 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
31 Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
32 Roam B-52s
33 Ride on Time Black Box
34 We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel
35 Janie's Got a Gun Aerosmith
36 Just a Friend Biz Markie
37 Monkey Gone to Heaven Pixies
38 Lovesong The Cure
39 Electric Boogie ('89 version) Marcia Griffiths
40 Keep On Movin' Soul II Soul
41 On Our Own Bobby Brown
42 Whip Appeal Babyface
43 Dr. Feelgood Mötley Crüe
44 Black Cat Janet Jackson
45 Two To Make It Right Seduction
46 Move This Technotronic (feat. Ya Kid K)
47 Once Bitten, Twice Shy Great White
48 No More Lies Michel'le
49 Shower Me With Your Love Surface
50 Me So Horny 2 Live Crew
51 Escapade Janet Jackson
52 18 and Life Skid Row
53 Real Love Jody Watley
54 I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper
55 911 Is a Joke Public Enemy
56 Youth Gone Wild Skid Row
57 Love Song Tesla
58 Miss You Like Crazy Natalie Cole
59 Something Happened On the Way To Heaven Phil Collins
60 I Wanna Be Rich Calloway
61 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher
62 About a Girl Nirvana
63 I'm Free Soup Dragons
64 I Want It All Queen
65 Lullaby Cure
66 Alright Janet Jackson
67 Hey Ladies Beastie Boys
68 Ladies First Queen Latifah & Monie Love
69 Birdhouse In Your Soul They Might Be Giants
70 Stop the Violence Movement Self Destruction
71 Jingling Baby LL Cool J
72 She Bangs the Drums Stone Roses
73 The Best Tina Turner
74 French Kiss Lil' Louis
75 Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers
76 Come Back to Me Janet Jackson
77 You Got It Roy Orbison
78 Poison Alice Cooper
79 Here Comes Your Man Pixies
80 I Go to Extremes Billy Joel
81 Love in an Elevator Aerosmith
82 Kickstart My Heart Mötley Crüe
83 Everything Jody Watley
84 Everlasting Love Howard Jones
85 Pictures of You Cure
86 The Dance Garth Brooks
87 Dirty Cash (Money Talks) The Adventures of Stevie V
88 C'mon and Get My Love D Mob (feat. Cathy Dennis)
89 Blame It On the Rain Milli Vanilli
90 Don't Know Much Linda Ronstadt (feat. Aaron Neville)
91 People Hold On Coldcut (feat. Lisa Stansfield)
92 It's No Crime Babyface
93 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You? Michael Bolton
94 All My Life Linda Ronstadt (feat. Aaron Neville)
95 It's Funky Enough The D.O.C.
96 Falling Julee Cruise
97 I Get the Job Done Big Daddy Kane
98 When I See You Smile Bad English
99 Forever KISS
100 Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) Technotronic (feat. Ya Kid K)
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Rock and a Hard Place Rolling Stones
102 Welcome to the Terrordome Public Enemy
103 Pacific State 808 State
104 Kiss This Thing Goodbye Del Amitri
105 I'll Be You Replacements
106 Fire Woman Cult
107 I Remember You Skid Row
108 What It Takes Aerosmith
109 Girls Nite Out Tyler Collins
110 Debaser Pixies
111 Chime Orbital
112 Have I Told You Lately? Van Morrison
113 I Wish It Would Rain Down Phil Collins
114 Batdance Prince
115 Veronica Elvis Costello
116 We Got Our Own Thang Heavy D & The Boyz
117 Cuts You Up Peter Murphy
118 Belfast Child Simple Minds
119 Head On Jesus & Mary Chain
120 So Alive Love & Rockets
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1989
Jeff's Choice:
* Yo Mister Patti LaBelle
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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