Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hey! What's that sound?! It's 1989!

In 1989, as Luggage prepared to exit the most prestigious of academic institutions known as “Patrick Henry High”, the following songs topped the charts in the US:

"All She Wants Is" - Duran Duran
"Another Day in Paradise" - Phil Collins
"Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" - Soul II Soul
"Lay Your Hands On Me" - Bon Jovi
"I'll Be There For You" - Bon Jovi
"Batdance" - Prince
"Beds Are Burning" - Midnight Oil
"Blame It on the Rain" - Milli Vanilli
"Buffalo Stance" - Neneh Cherry
"Cherish" - Madonna
"Do You Believe in Shame?" - Duran Duran
"Don't Wanna Lose You" - Gloria Estefan
"Dr. Feelgood" - Mötley Crüe
"Drama!" - Erasure
"Eternal Flame" - The Bangles
"Every Beat of My Heart" - Taylor Dayne
"Express Yourself" - Madonna
"Funky Cold Medina" - Tone Lōc
"Hangin' Tough" - New Kids on the Block
"Like a Prayer" - Madonna
"Listen to Your Heart" - Roxette
"Lost in Your Eyes" - Debbie Gibson
"Love Shack"- The B-52's
"Me, Myself and I" - De La Soul
"Miss You Much" - Janet Jackson
"Orange Crush" - R.E.M
"Ride On Time" - Black Box
"Right Here Waiting" - Richard Marx
"Rock On" - Michael Damian
"Round & Round" - New Order
"She Drives Me Crazy" - Fine Young Cannibals
"Stand" - R.E.M.
"Straight Up" - Paula Abdul
"The Look" - Roxette
"Veronica" - Elvis Costello
"What I Am" - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
"We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel
"Wild Thing (Tone Lōc song)" - Tone Loc
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" - New Kids on the Block

Boy! What a musical mess! Ok...your turn. Name your favorites and what were you doing in 1989?


Julie said...

I’ll get this party started, but you have to play along too! In 1989, I was coming to terms with the fact that I would never get to sit beside Joe Knisely again… I rebelled against the staff in high school by wearing shorts under my graduation gown (ok…technically they were culottes..). I was rockin the New Order, Love and Rockets and probably Inxs. I think by that time the heavy metal phase had passed and we all were off to the beach! Dude!

Tami said...

I was exiting college and getting a real job! Ah, The Love Shack...still want to move when I hear that one.

Shari said...

Joe Kniseley... I forgot about your crush on him. We were busy eating at Rubio's and El Indio. How did we manage to stay slim. I'm craving mini morditias.

Julie said...

You and me both, my friend.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I don't see it on the list - but Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" is one of my fave's from that year.
It reminds me of my DD who was born in October of 1989... :)

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shuggy said...

what a great year!! the year i graduated!! woo hoo!!

ah, my favorite rem years. and don't forget the mode!!!

Debbie said...

OMG, Funky Cold Medina!! haha If I'm ever at a party and I've had things to drink and that song comes on, look out! I've been known to dance with myself if no one wants to dance to that dumb song. Don't tell anyone. It's a secret between you and me now.

Jim Davis said...

Does anyone know how to contact Joe Kniseley? I used to date his sister Sandy and would love to get in touch with him again after 21 years! Have him contact me at: www.myspace.com/damgoodbuildr