AMERICAN TOP 40-THE 80’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 1989

1 1 WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE –•– Billy Joel – 10 (1) A
2 2 ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE –•– Phil Collins – 7 (2) B
3 5 DON’T KNOW MUCH –•– Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville – 12 (3) A
4 6 BACK TO LIFE –•– Soul II Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler – 13 (4) A-
5 8 WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART –•– Taylor Dayne – 9 (5) B-
6 3 BLAME IT ON THE RAIN –•– Milli Vanilli – 11 (1) D
7 10 PUMP UP THE JAM –•– Technotronic Featuring Felly – 10 (7) B+
8 13 RHYTHM NATION –•– Janet Jackson – 6 (8) A
9 14 LIVING IN SIN –•– Bon Jovi – 11 (9) C
10 17 JUST LIKE JESSE JAMES –•– Cher – 9 (10) B-

11 12 DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Kix – 15 (11) C
12 4 (IT’S JUST) THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE ME –•– Paula Abdul – 18 (3) C
13 22 THIS ONE’S FOR THE CHILDREN –•– New Kids On The Block – 6 (13) D
14 7 ANGELIA –•– Richard Marx – 11 (4)C
15 18 EVERYTHING –•– Jody Watley – 10 (15) B-
16 26 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Michael Bolton – 8 (16) D
17 9 LOVE SHACK –•– The B-52’s – 16 (3) A+
18 11 LEAVE A LIGHT ON –•– Belinda Carlisle – 12 (11) B+
19 23 SWING THE MOOD –•– Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – 8 (19)B
20 20 LOVE SONG –•– Tesla – 12 (20)C

21 24 JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME –•– Lou Gramm – 8 (21) B
22 21 THE LAST WORTHLESS EVENING –•– Don Henley – 11 (21) A
23 28 FREE FALLIN’ –•– Tom Petty – 7 (23) A+
24 15 WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE –•– Bad English – 14 (1) B-
25 33 WHEN THE NIGHT COMES –•– Joe Cocker – 8 (25) B
26 31 ROCK AND A HARD PLACE –•– Rolling Stones – 7 (26) B
27 30 OH FATHER –•– Madonna – 6 (27) B
28 38 TWO TO MAKE IT RIGHT –•– Seduction – 6 (28) C
29 25 DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Sybil – 13 (20) C
30 36 DOWNTOWN TRAIN –•– Rod Stewart – 4 (30) B+

31 32 I LIVE BY THE GROOVE –•– Paul Carrack – 8 (31) B
32 16 POISON –•– Alice Cooper – 13 (7) B
33 27 BUST A MOVE –•– Young M.C. – 21 (7) B
34 40 I REMEMBER YOU –•– Skid Row – 5 (34) B
35 19 DON’T SHUT ME OUT –•– Kevin Paige – 18 (18) C
36 39 THE ARMS OF ORION –•– Prince & Sheena Easton – 9 (36) B
37 42 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– Quincy Jones Featuring Ray Charles & Chaka Khan – 5 (37)A
38 37 ME SO HORNY –•– 2 Live Crew – 15 (26) C
39 41 FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING –•– Whitesnake – 15 (39) C
40 49 JANIE’S GOT A GUN –•– Aerosmith – 4 (40) B

11 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40-THE 80’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 1989

  1. The Love Shack is a great tune, but it’s (over) play time is knocking it way down min points for me, I’ll skip this one for songs such as Planet Claire, Roam, or Dance This Mess Around.
    Maybe not in 89′, but everyone I hear it played these days, I’ll change it.

    • I was kind of shocked by the number of songs I didn’t know- or couldn’t remember. I was very much into new music at this point but just not into Top 40 type stuff. They’d lost me.

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