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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989.

Contents

Events

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

Bands reformed

Albums released

All releases are an LP unless otherwise stated.
Multiple entries for the same day are arranged alphabetically by the album's name.
Release dates may vary in different countries.

January - March

Date Album Artist Notes
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9 A Show of Hands Rush Live album
10 New York Lou Reed
13 Fabulous Disaster Exodus US version (originally released in Europe in 1988)[1]
14 Снова в СССР Paul McCartney Live; exclusive USSR release
23 Oh Yes I Can David Crosby
24 Electric Youth Debbie Gibson
Skid Row Skid Row Debut
25 Touch Sarah McLachlan Arista Records re-release
After the War Gary Moore
30 Dylan & The Dead Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead Live album
Technique New Order
 ? Loc'ed After Dark Tone Lōc
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1 Don't Tell a Soul The Replacements
The Great Radio Controversy Tesla
6 Beyond the Blue Neon George Strait
7 Mystery Girl Roy Orbison
As Nasty As They Wanna Be 2 Live Crew
14 Spike Elvis Costello
15 Fabulous Disaster Exodus
20 The Raw and the Cooked Fine Young Cannibals
22 Blessing in Disguise Metal Church
27 Oranges & Lemons XTC
28 Indigo Girls Indigo Girls
 ? Force Majeure Doro
Jed Goo Goo Dolls
A New Flame Simply Red
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7 Girl You Know It's True Milli Vanilli U.S. version of All or Nothing
11 101 Depeche Mode Live double album
14 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul
Extreme Extreme Debut
Road to the Riches Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Spell Deon Estus
Yellow Moon The Neville Brothers
21 Like a Prayer Madonna
Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt
22 Make Them Die Slowly White Zombie
28 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles
Larger than Life Jody Watley

April - June

Release Album Artist Notes
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1 Stuck in Wonderamaland Dramarama -
4 The Breathtaking Blue Alphaville -
10 Sonic Temple The Cult -
12 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks -
15 The Headless Children W.A.S.P. -
16 Spanking Machine Babes in Toyland -
18 ...Twice Shy Great White -
Doolittle Pixies -
21 Blue Blood X Japan -
24 Headless Cross Black Sabbath -
Another Place and Time Donna Summer -
25 Blue Murder Blue Murder -
Full Moon Fever Tom Petty -
 ? Follow the Blind Blind Guardian -
1,000 Hours Green Day -
City Streets Carole King -
Kite Kirsty MacColl -
Club Classics Vol. I Soul II Soul UK
The Black Swan The Triffids -
Raging Silence Uriah Heep -
Slippery When Ill The Vandals -
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2 Killin' Time Clint Black -
Raw Like Sushi Neneh Cherry -
Disintegration The Cure -
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses -
Yo Frankie Dion -
Through the Storm Aretha Franklin -
8 Junta Phish sold at concerts in 1988
9 Dangerous Toys Dangerous Toys -
A Night to Remember Cyndi Lauper -
Big Daddy John Mellencamp -
Kaleidoscope World Swing Out Sister -
11 The Other Side of the Mirror Stevie Nicks -
12 Altars of Madness Morbid Angel Debut.
13 I Enjoy Being a Girl Phranc -
16 Blind Man's Zoo 10,000 Maniacs -
The Warmer Side of Cool Wang Chung -
17 Cycles The Doobie Brothers -
19 Avalon Sunset Van Morrison UK
21 A Peacetime Boom The Boom -
22 The Miracle Queen -
Tin Machine Tin Machine -
23 Badlands Badlands -
Brain Drain Ramones -
26 Eat the Heat Accept -
Ghostbusters II Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
29 ' 2300 Jackson Street Jacksons -
30 White Limozeen Dolly Parton -
 ? Invasion Live Magnum Live
Barry Manilow Barry Manilow -
Repeat Offender Richard Marx -
Nearly Human Todd Rundgren -
Beneath the Remains Sepultura -
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5 Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ Peter Gabriel -
Flowers in the Dirt Paul McCartney -
6 World in Motion Jackson Browne -
In Step Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble -
13 What You Don't Know Exposé -
Big Game White Lion -
14 Slowly We Rot Obituary -
15 Bleach Nirvana -
The Offspring The Offspring Debut; re-released in 1995
16 No One Can Do It Better The D.O.C. Debut
19 Soul Provider Michael Bolton -
Heart of Stone Cher -
Extreme Aggression Kreator -
Mr. Big Mr. Big -
20 The Joke's on You Excel -
The Real Thing Faith No More -
Life Is a Dance – The Remix Project Chaka Khan Remix album
Batman Prince -
21 Looking for Freedom David Hasselhoff -
26 All or Nothing: The U.S. Remix album Milli Vanilli Remix
27 Cosmic Thing The B-52's -
Danger Danger Danger Danger -
The End of the Innocence Don Henley -
Heart Shaped World Chris Isaak -
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska King's X -
28 Magnum Cum Louder Hoodoo Gurus -
 ? Bad English Bad English -
Seminal Live The Fall Live
Margin Walker Fugazi EP
Two Highways Alison Krauss & Union Station -
Automatic Gary Numan -
Workin' Overtime Diana Ross -

July - September

Release Album Artist Notes
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10 Earth Moving Mike Oldfield -
11 Cuts Both Ways Gloria Estefan US
Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich Warrant -
12 Blood, Sweat and No Tears Sick of It All -
18 UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff "Weird Al" Yankovic Soundtrack
25 Paul's Boutique The Beastie Boys -
Trash Alice Cooper -
 ? Penikufesin EP Anthrax EP
Tender Lover Babyface -
Peace and Love The Pogues -
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1 One Bee Gees -
2 The Cinderella Theory George Clinton -
4 Practice What You Preach Testament -
14 Now That's What I Call Music 15 (UK series) Various Artists -
16 Perfect Symmetry Fates Warning -
Mother's Milk Red Hot Chili Peppers -
17 The Death of a Dictionary Public Affection band changed name to Live
21 Rock Island Jethro Tull -
Conspiracy King Diamond -
22 After 7 After 7 -
Enuff Z'nuff Enuff Z'nuff -
Cocked & Loaded L.A. Guns -
28 Adeva! Adeva -
Still Cruisin' The Beach Boys -
29 Sleeping with the Past Elton John US
Steel Wheels The Rolling Stones -
30 Escape from Havana Mellow Man Ace Debut
Up to Here The Tragically Hip -
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1 Dr. Feelgood Mötley Crüe -
4 Love and Rockets Love and Rockets -
5 Alice in Hell Annihilator -
Megatop Phoenix Big Audio Dynamite -
Key Lime Pie Camper Van Beethoven -
Mick Jones Mick Jones -
S&M Airlines NOFX -
Louder Than Love Soundgarden -
Stone Cold Rhymin' Young MC -
6 Wake Me When It's Over Faster Pussycat -
11 We Too Are One Eurythmics UK
Results Liza Minnelli -
12 Pump Aerosmith -
13 Foreign Affair Tina Turner -
14 Quickness Bad Brains -
17 Soldier of Fortune Loudness -
18 Allroy's Revenge ALL -
Oh Mercy Bob Dylan -
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson US
19 Sound + Vision David Bowie Box Set
Let Love Rule Lenny Kravitz -
Merry, Merry Christmas New Kids on the Block Christmas
25 Seasons End Marillion -
Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! The Sugarcubes -
26 Def, Dumb and Blonde Deborah Harry US
Flying Cowboys Rickie Lee Jones -
Big Trash Thompson Twins -
No Holdin' Back Randy Travis -
27 The Seeds of Love Tears for Fears -
? Brave and Crazy Melissa Etheridge -
Automatic The Jesus and Mary Chain -

October - December

Release Album Artist Notes
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2 Freedom Neil Young -
3 Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville
Runaway Horses Belinda Carlisle
7 UAIOE KMFDM -
9 Hats The Blue Nile -
Book of Days The Psychedelic Furs -
Enjoy Yourself Kylie Minogue -
10 The Biz Never Sleeps Biz Markie -
Thrash Zone D.R.I. -
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say Ice T -
13 Trouble Walkin' Ace Frehley -
The Years of Decay Overkill -
Nothingface Voivod -
16 Wild! Erasure -
17 The Sensual World Kate Bush -
Steady On Shawn Colvin -
And in This Corner… DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince -
Storm Front Billy Joel -
Hot in the Shade Kiss -
11 The Smithereens -
Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu Suicidal Tendencies Compilation
Trial by Fire: Live In Leningrad Yngwie Malmsteen Live
20 Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails -
26 Zig Zag The Hooters -
30 Flying in a Blue Dream Joe Satriani -
31 Can't Fight Fate Taylor Dayne -
Built to Last The Grateful Dead -
 ? Speaking of Dreams Joan Baez -
The Road to Hell Chris Rea -
13 Songs Fugazi Compilation
Long Hard Look Lou Gramm -
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2 No Control Bad Religion -
6 Boomerang The Creatures -
7 Best Shots Pat Benatar Greatest Hits
Journeyman Eric Clapton -
All Hail the Queen Queen Latifah -
Slip of the Tongue Whitesnake US
13 Me and a Monkey on the Moon Felt -
14 The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Ministry -
Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads Scorpions Compilation
17 The Incredible Base Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock -
20 ...But Seriously Phil Collins -
Rabies Skinny Puppy -
21 Back on the Block Quincy Jones -
Kenny G Live Kenny G Live
Presto Rush -
28 Pump Up the Jam: The Album Technotronic -
 ? Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) Terence Trent D'Arby -
A Black & White Night Live Roy Orbison and Friends Live
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1 Gutter Ballet Savatage -
Change the Weather Underworld -
2 Now That's What I Call Music 16 (UK series) Various Artists -
11 Monty Python Sings Monty Python Compilation
12 Labour of Love II UB40
15 Consuming Impulse Pestilence -
 ? Surprise Better Than Ezra cassette only

Release Date Unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1989.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 United States UK 1 - Mar 1989, US BB 1 - Mar 1989, US CashBox 1 of 1989, Sweden 1 - Mar 1989, Switzerland 1 - Mar 1989, Norway 1 - Mar 1989, Poland 1 - Apr 1989, Éire 1 - Mar 1989, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Sep 1989, Holland 2 - Mar 1989, Austria 2 - Apr 1989, Australia 2 of 1989, Germany 2 - Mar 1989, France 4 - Mar 1989, Italy 5 of 1989, POP 5 of 1989, RYM 13 of 1989, US BB 14 of 1989, Scrobulate 33 of pop, Europe 49 of the 1980s, Germany 96 of the 1980s, OzNet 161, Rolling Stone 300, Acclaimed 629
2 The Bangles Eternal Flame 1989 United States UK 1 - Feb 1989, US BB 1 - Feb 1989, Holland 1 - Mar 1989, Sweden 1 - Apr 1989, Norway 1 - May 1989, Australia 1 of 1989, Éire 1 - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Oct 1989, Switzerland 2 - May 1989, Austria 3 - May 1989, Germany 5 - May 1989, US CashBox 7 of 1989, France 10 - Feb 1989, US BB 11 of 1989, POP 25 of 1989, Europe 27 of the 1980s, Scrobulate 70 of 80s, RYM 73 of 1989, OzNet 141, Germany 196 of the 1980s
3 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise 1989 United Kingdom US BB 1 - Nov 1989, Sweden 1 - Nov 1989, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1989, Norway 1 - Nov 1989, Poland 1 - Nov 1989, Germany 1 - Jan 1990, Grammy in 1990, UK 2 - Nov 1989, Holland 2 - Oct 1989, Austria 2 - Dec 1989, Italy 3 of 1990, France 9 - Nov 1989, POP 21 of 1989, Europe 60 of the 1980s, Scrobulate 67 of ballad, RYM 133 of 1989, Germany 195 of the 1990s, OzNet 214
4 Roxette The Look 1989 Sweden US BB 1 - Feb 1989, Sweden 1 - Jan 1989, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1989, Norway 1 - Mar 1989, Germany 1 - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 6 weeks Nov 1989, Holland 2 - Mar 1989, Austria 2 - May 1989, Australia 3 of 1989, France 4 - Apr 1989, US CashBox 6 of 1989, UK 7 - Apr 1989, Poland 8 - Apr 1989, Italy 9 of 1989, US BB 21 of 1989, Germany 30 of the 1980s, POP 39 of 1989, RYM 94 of 1989, OzNet 567
5 The B-52's Love Shack 1989 United States US BB 1 of 1989, Éire 1 - Mar 1990, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks Jan 1990, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Mar 1990, POP 1 of 1989, UK 2 - Mar 1990, KROQ 2 of 1989, US BB 3 - Sep 1989, Party 3 of 2007, France 4 - Oct 1989, Australia 16 of 1990, Holland 18 - Dec 1989, Sweden 20 - Mar 1990, RYM 37 of 1989, Scrobulate 61 of 80s, TheQ 238, Rolling Stone 243, RIAA 243, OzNet 311, WXPN 498, Acclaimed 662

Top hits

Most Critically Acclaimed Songs of 1989

This info is taken from Acclaimedmusic.net [2]

"Fight the Power", Public Enemy "Fools Gold", The Stone Roses "Monkey Gone to Heaven", Pixies "Like a Prayer", Madonna "Debaser", Pixies "Rockin' in the Free World", Neil Young "Back to Life", Soul II Soul "Personal Jesus", Depeche Mode "Me Myself and I", De La Soul

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Charts

See also

References

  1. ^ According to Encyclopaedia Metallum, Exodus' album Fabulous Disaster was released in Europe in 1988 by UK label Music for Nations, but not in the US until January 1989.
  2. ^ Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1989

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