The Top 12 Hits Of 1989 Are Worth Their Own Playlist

Get your boombox and your walkman and your mix tapes ready.


1. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison

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This song was Poison's only number one hit in the U.S. And it kept the top spot for three weeks!

2. "Straight Up" - Paula Abdul

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The original version of this song was recorded in a bathroom! Ah, the golden age of music production...

3. "Lost in Your Eyes" - Debbie Gibson

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The important thing is that no one is getting emotional... *cries*

4. "Eternal Flame" - The Bangles

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Most 90s kids remember the Atomic Kitten version of this song, but true 80s kids keep The Bangles in their hearts. Always.

5. "Like a Prayer" - Madonna

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Just when you thought Madonna couldn't sound any better, she got a gospel choir as backup singers!

6. "Wind Beneath My Wings" - Bette Midler

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Did you ever know that you're my hero...Bette? This song is even more emotional if you've ever watched the movie Beaches!

7. "Good Thing" - Fine Young Cannibals

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Fine Young Cannibals portrayed a nightclub band in the movieTin Men (1987) and performed this song before it became a hit.

8. "Batdance" - Prince

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It's hard not to miss this legend when you're watching Batman (1989). RIP.

9. "Hangin' Tough" - New Kids On the Block

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Maybe they're not so new anymore, but we still wish they'd hang out on our block!

10. "Miss You Much" - Janet Jackson

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Ms. Jackson dominated the charts this month! This single was the Billboard number one for four weeks straight!

11. "Listen to Your Heart" - Roxette

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This song is such a timeless classic that it was remixed and re-released by Belgian band "DHT" in 2005!

12. "We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel

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It's hard to find anyone who doesn't know this song! Billy Joel, we love you!

Which number one hit was your fave? Tell us in the comments!

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