Music of the 80's

According to this website these were the top songs of 1989 the year I graduated- I know and remember each and every song for one reason or another...of course I think the earlier 80's played a BIGGER role in my love of music...
I remember having a record player and cassette tapes-the beans laugh at me any time we discuss music in my day and age-"what you didnt have mp3 players,itunes,napster OR ipods?" Nope we rocked it old school and if you were REALLY cool you rocked a HUGE boombox on your shoulder...I am a product of MTV when MTV played music videos and had VJ's-remember the MTV dancing icons? I remember dashing off the school bus and running home to watch MTV...and Gilligans Island GAWD I LOVED Gilligans island!

I can remember listening to Casey Kasem on Sundays with my blank cassette tape,my index finger perched on the play/record button,while crying to the dedications-

My first album was Madonna's Like a Virgin then came Pat Benatar's Love is a Battlefield(45) OH I remember going to the mall and looking for 45's-we always hung out at 'the mall' just call us Mallrats(a GREAT Kevin Smith movie 1995) OH don't get me wrong I LOVED Breakfast Club,Pretty In Pink and St Elmos fire...

Do you know that I ONLY listen to music on my blog-the radio is NEVER on in my car-the beans argue over stations even tho they got their ipod buds stuck in their ears-occasionally at nite I will put on the nazareth greatest hits or tom petty and fall asleep listening to that -those 2 cd's relax me

So take a look at the top 40 songs of 1989-do you have fav, does one song bring back a special memory? Let me know in my comment box-I wanna know all about it....

1. Look Away- Chicago

2. My Prerogative - Bobby Brown

3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

4. Straight Up - Paula Abdul

5. Miss You Much - Janet Jackson

6. Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul

7. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

8. Girl You Know Its True - Milli Vanilli

9. Baby - I Love Your Way-Freebird - Will To Power

10. Giving You The Best That I Got - Anita Baker

11. Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx

12. Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl

13. Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson

14. Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan

15. Heavan - Warrant

16. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You - Milli Vanilli

17. The Look - Roxette

18. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

19. On Our Own - Bobby Brown

20. Two Hearts - Phil Collins

21. Blame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli

22. Listen To Your Heart - Roxette

23. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi

24. If You Don't Know Be By Now - Simply Red

25. Like A Prayer - Madonna

26. I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block

27. How Can I Fall? - Breathe

28. Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli

29. Toy Solider - Martika

30. Forever Your Girl. - Paula Abdul

31. The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics

32. Eternal Flame - The Bangles

33. Wild Thing - Tone Loc

34. When I See You Smile - Bad English

35. If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

36. Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry

37. When I'm With You - Sheriff

38. Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne

39. Born To Be My Baby - Bon Jovi

40. Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals

My confession for today: It's day one of fall break and already I miss my quiet afternoons-all 3 beans AND mr gp are home yiyiyi


  1. Wow! I have not thought about some of those songs since 1989. My all time fav's are "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and the one some idiot always screams out in the crowd, "FREEBIRD".

  2. LOL I just love you! I totally remember doing the same thing with my tape recorder and Casey Kasem!

    I remember all these songs. I LOVED Straight UP! I still do!

  3. Oh, I rarely listen to music much anymore. I don't even when I'm on blogs. I have my mute on. I can't focus on what I'm reading or writing if music is playing. strange, I know!

    And, recently we didn't renew our XM radio in the car. I totally listened to 70's and 80's all the time. Regular radio sucks!

  4. 1989 the year I met Whynot. Straight Up by Paula Abdul brings back fond memories. We haven't said BUH BUH BUH BYE yet.

  5. Ahhh...what memories! I think I liked everyone of those.

  6. Oh my gosh! I don't even know where to start. Most of those songs remind me of one memory or another, but pretty much they all remind me of my boyfriend in high school. I was as Soph. and he was a Sr. Those were the days. :)

  7. I did the same thing back in 80-84. I didn't have earphones, so I used to lay on my floor and put both booming speakers up against my head and chill out all day.

    Huh? what you say? What? Can't hear you....

  8. Since I graduated in 1987 I totally understand where you are coming from... even had the big bon jovi hair too

  9. Oh my....I am a child of the 80's too & still listen to 80's music - it was the best! Yes - when they actually played VIDEOS on MTV!!!! And I had the big boom box too! The bigger the better - how different from now - the smaller the Nano, the better....

    I can think of tons of songs too.

    Tender Love by Force MD's
    I dont have the heart to hurt you - James Ingram
    Gloria Estafan songs!!!
    And of course the 1989 Anthem - ICE ICE BABY!!!

  10. 1991 here and I just must say, lets hang girlfriend!!

    I'm embarassed to say I used to cassette-tape-record Three's company and take it in the car to listen to on long trips!!

    Am I still cool?

  11. OMG...every single song in your list brings back memories for me. I am definitely a child of the 80's and it is still my favorite music!

  12. Girlfriend you forgot to tell all your readers out there about the night you came to my house and the 80's music was rockin' the house.LOL!
    We need another "80's Night"
    Love ya,

  13. I so remember MTV when it was 24/7 music videos. We used to watch it in the "social hall" in high school.

    Like a Prayer is my all time favorite Madonna song.

    I remember Casey Kasem. How about Wolfman Jack? He was awesome, too.

    Thanks for the flashback!

  14. Ugh. 1989 I was out of high school for 10 years, and was 28 years old! But "Eternal Flame" reminds me of my son's father who I was dating at the time.

    "Is this burning an eternal flaaaaaaaame?"

    Nope, it's heartburn. You're pregnant. LOL

  15. Do do you have a first aid kit handy...oops, sorry!

    I could sing each and every one in that top 40! Yes, a true product of the 80s here too! LOL
    Your reference to Casey Kasem had me laughing "crying to the dedications"! Good stuff!! And what up with Milli Vanilli?!? LOL

  16. Ahhh the memories! I also graduated in 89'!! I had to laugh when you talked about taping off the radio!! I SOOOO DID THAT! :) Then would make tapes for my boyfriend*s*!!! I ENJOYED Buffalo Stance (ALOT) and also jammed to Wild Thing!! Wind Beneath My Winds ~ I danced with my Pop to that song at our wedding :(
    Thanks for the memories...love this song on now..and I'm gonna miss you lie a child misses there blanket..TIME TO BE A BIG GIRL NOW...big girls don't cy!

  17. I liked Paula Abdul but in 89 I was only 8. LOL

  18. I loved alllll of those songs. '89 was a good music year!

  19. Man does that bring back some memories.

    You know how when you are little, you cannot understand why your parents listened to their old music? Now that I still listen to what I listened to in high school, I realize I am all grown up now. Too bad I still dress like that too!

  20. Thanks for taking me back - those were really great times!

  21. Wow! Talk about memories! I LOVED Paula Abdul back then...Cold Hearted was great!

  22. Wow, are you kidding? ALL of those songs bring back memories. I could close my eyes and smell high school again! ha ha. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  23. this is horrible...I look at that list and have no idea what I listened to. I think I had just had a baby and it was classic rock, Raffi or nothing...oh, and beach music...maybe it's coming back to me...

  24. I remember Paula's straight up.. there was a piece of that I used on my answering machine!!

  25. Man Alive! I did the same thing- I have found some of those tapes, too, I put them in the way back machine. I sent Paula's Straight Up to my best friend who was a foreign exchange student in Ireland that year- all she had out there was techno crap!

  26. So many of those songs remind me of my old boyfriend especially the Debbie Gibson and Richard Marx songs.

  27. where the heck is my comment?? I left a comment yesterday, didn't I? About all the concerts I had been to? WTH!?

  28. I listened to all of those songs, probably at night with my radio on. Ahhh the happy days of youth!

  29. Milli Vanilli! Hahah--that was my brother's first tape! Great memories! I too would listen to the radio and anticipate songs to record them!

  30. Okay, it's a toss up between Tone Loc and Fine Young Cannibals, but this is a great list full of even greater memories!!!

  31. oh I remember all of those songs! I graduated in '89 too. Can you believe it'll be 20 years next year. Yikes! I feel old.

  32. I will now be spending a ridiculous amount atitunes. You will be to blame.

  33. I also graduated in 1989. I could've written this post myself!! The Top 40/blank tape thing CRACKED me up! I SO did that.

  34. Hope everything's Ok with your dad- notice you haven't posted too much lately. I'm going on vacation and wanted to check on my gals!

  35. That reminds me how much I loved music, but as I got older became a fuddy duddy. Glad you're keeping the flame alive!

  36. OK I can't stop laughing at how many Milli Vanilli sons were in the top 40, at that time I was into more of the new wave stuff,and I had two babies, so I can't think of an y memories tied to any of the songs

  37. I remember all of that, too. I graduated in '84. Sister Christian and Open Arms were played alot. My HS boyfriend and his friend DJ'd so there were alot. Foreigner. Funny thing is, my kids love 80's music. My son thinks our Hard Rock is so funny being called Hard Rock now. We knew so much back then!!! Michael Jackson wasn't bad looking and MTV actually played music videos. There is WAY to much talking about dumb stuff now. I remember the day it debuted Thriller. What a day .................

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