The Cure

Top 80 Songs of 1989

How do we know the ‘80s ruled? Bands like the Cure were at their creative peak, releasing seminal albums on a consistent basis. Depeche Mode was getting dangerously close to the sun. Tears for Fears pulled out their parents’ old Beatles records. The scent of change was getting stronger, and no one could predict what was coming. The Red Hot Chili Peppers blasted ahead on pure energy, Jane’s Addiction made a bid for the souls of America’s youth, and Southern party kids The B-52’s were all grown up. New decade, new adventures, new music. If this had to be the end, what a wonderful way to die.

Top 80 Songs of 1989

1.      Lovesong -- Cure

2.      Personal Jesus -- Depeche Mode

3.      Love Shack -- B-52’s

4.      Everlasting Love -- U2

5.      Sowing The Seeds Of Love -- Tears For Fears

6.      Good Thing -- Fine Young Cannibals

7.      So Alive -- Love And Rockets

8.      Fire Woman -- Cult

9.      Stand -- REM

10.    Here Comes Your Man -- Pixies

11.    Round And Round -- New Order

12.    Veronica -- Elvis Costello

13.    I’ll Be You -- Replacements

14.    Fascination Street -- Cure

15.    Higher Ground -- Red Hot Chili Peppers

16.    Compulsion -- Martin Gore

17.    Last Of The International Playboys -- Morrissey

18.    Mayor Of Simpleton -- XTC

19.    Channel Z -- B-52’s

20.    Kingdom Of Rain -- The The

21.    LA Woman -- Billy Idol

22.    Flesh And Blood -- Oingo Boingo

23.    No Myth -- Michael Penn

24.    Stop -- Erasure

25.    A Girl Like You -- Smithereens

26.    She Drives Me Crazy -- Fine Young Cannibals

27.    Pop Song 89 -- REM

28.    Dancing Barefoot -- U2

29.    Everlasting Love -- Howard Jones

30.    Edie (Ciao Baby) -- Cult

31.    Lullaby -- Cure

32.    House -- Psychedelic Furs

33.    Cult Of Personality -- Living Colour

34.    No Big Deal -- Love & Rockets

35.    Love And Anger -- Kate Bush

36.    Interesting Drug -- Morrissey

37.    Where Did I Go Wrong -- UB40

38.    King For A Day -- XTC

39.    Roam -- B-52s

40.    Angel Of Harlem -- U2

41.    Getting Away With It -- Electronic

42.    Mountain Song -- Jane’s Addiction

43.    Somebody -- Depeche Mode

44.    I Wanna Be Adored -- Stone Roses

45.    Pure -- Lightning Seeds

46.    Let Love Rule -- Lenny Kravitz

47.    Nightmares -- Violent Femmes

48.    Way Down Now -- World Parrty

49.    Don’t Let Me Down Gently -- Wonderstuff

50.    Enjoy The Silence -- Depeche Mode

51.    Pictures Of Matchstick Men -- Camper Von Beethove

52.    Metropolis -- Church

53.    Don’t Crash The Car Tonight --  Mary’s Danish

54.    Pictures Of You -- Cure

55.    Drifting… Falling -- Ocean Blue

56.    Candy -- Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson

57.    Forgotten Years -- Midnight Oil

58.    Only Tongue Can Tell -- Trash Can Sinatras

59.    Fool’s Gold -- Stone Roses

60.    Dangerous -- Depeche Mode

61.    Epic -- Faith No More

62.    Just Play Music -- Big Audio Dynamite

63.    Never Enough -- Cure

64.    Standing There -- Creatures

65.    Haven’t Got A Clue -- Dramarama

66.    Birdhouse In Your Soul -- They Might Be Giants

67.    Self -- Fuzzbox

68.    Love IS A Shield -- Camouflage

69.    Blue Sky Mine -- Midnight Oil

70.    Policy Of Truth -- Depeche Mode

71.    Head Like A Hole -- Nine Inch Nails

72.    Joey -- Concrete Blonde

73.    Head On -- Jesus And Mary Chain

74.    Cuts You Up -- Peter Murphy

75.    Wicked Game -- Chris Isaak

76.    Hey Ladies -- Beastie Boys

77.    Here’s Where The Story Ends -- Sundays

78.    Cradle Of Love -- Billy Idol

79.    Suicide Blonde -- INXS

80.    Ball And Chain -- Social Distortion

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