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Music in 1989

By Patrick Mondout

This was the year Milli Vanilli burst onto the scene, sold six million albums and won a Grammy only to have it revoked. It was also the year Tom Petty made what some observers have called his last great album. Janet Jackson finally followed up 1986's Control with an even bigger album and Madonna created her strongest and most mature album. But it was guitar-slinging chick who impressed us the most: Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time was the surprise hit of the year and took home Grammys too.

Here are some albums you may have been listening to in 1989 (we'll have many more soon!):

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time

Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World

Clint Black - Killin' Time

De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth

Elton John - Sleeping with the Past

Elvis Costello - Spike

Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw And The Cooked

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814

John Lee Hooker - Healer

Lou Reed - New York

Madonna - Like A Prayer

Mavis Staples - Time Waits For No One

Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ

Pixies - Doolittle

Poco - Legacy

Prince - Batman (Soundtrack)

Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen

Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl

Shawn Colvin - Steady On

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - In Step

Stone Roses

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

 
 

TOP 10 SINGLES

10: When I See You Smile - Bad English

9: Batdance - Prince

8: She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

7: Blame It On the Rain - Milli Vanilli

6: Like a Prayer - Madonna

5: Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson

4: Straight Up - Paula Abdul

3: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx

2: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson

1: Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins


1989 memorabilia!

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