List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1989

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Janet Jackson (pictured) earned her second Hot 100 number-one single with "Miss You Much", which stayed at the top position for four straight weeks.

These are the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1989. The two longest running number-one singles of 1989 are "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson and "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, which each charted at number-one for four weeks. "Another Day in Paradise" attained two weeks at number-one in 1989 and two more weeks in 1990, achieving four weeks at the top. 1989 ties with 1988 by having the second most #1 hits with 32 songs going to number one.

The number one song of the year was "Look Away" by Chicago which, despite having topped the Hot 100 for two weeks the previous December, never held the number one spot during 1989. The highest-charting year-end number one hit song from 1989 was "My Prerogative" by Bobby Brown which reached the number one spot for one week in January, having been the number two song of the year.

Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 7 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Poison [1]
January 14 "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown [2]
January 21 "Two Hearts" Phil Collins [3]
January 28 [4]
February 4 "When I'm with You" Sheriff [5]
February 11 "Straight Up" Paula Abdul [6]
February 18 [7]
February 25 [8]
March 4 "Lost in Your Eyes" Debbie Gibson [9]
March 11 [10]
March 18 [11]
March 25 "The Living Years" Mike + The Mechanics [12]
April 1 "Eternal Flame" The Bangles [13]
April 8 "The Look" Roxette [14]
April 15 "She Drives Me Crazy" Fine Young Cannibals [15]
April 22 "Like a Prayer" Madonna [16]
April 29 [17]
May 6 [18]
May 13 "I'll Be There for You" Bon Jovi [19]
May 20 "Forever Your Girl" Paula Abdul [20]
May 27 [21]
June 3 "Rock On" Michael Damian [22]
June 10 "Wind Beneath My Wings" Bette Midler [23]
June 17 "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" New Kids on the Block [24]
June 24 "Satisfied" Richard Marx [25]
July 1 "Baby Don't Forget My Number" Milli Vanilli [26]
July 8 "Good Thing" Fine Young Cannibals [27]
July 15 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" Simply Red [28]
July 22 "Toy Soldiers" Martika [29]
July 29 [30]
August 5 "Batdance" Prince [31]
August 12 "Right Here Waiting" Richard Marx [32]
August 19 [33]
August 26 [34]
September 2 "Cold Hearted" Paula Abdul [35]
September 9 "Hangin' Tough" New Kids On the Block [36]
September 16 "Don't Wanna Lose You" Gloria Estefan [37]
September 23 "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" Milli Vanilli [38]
September 30 [39]
October 7 "Miss You Much" Janet Jackson [40]
October 14 [41]
October 21 [42]
October 28 [43]
November 4 "Listen to Your Heart" Roxette [44]
November 11 "When I See You Smile" Bad English [45]
November 18 [46]
November 25 "Blame It on the Rain" Milli Vanilli [47]
December 2 [48]
December 9 "We Didn't Start the Fire" Billy Joel [49]
December 16 [50]
December 23 "Another Day in Paradise" Phil Collins [51]
December 30 [52]

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  2. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-01-13). "Bobby Brown a Triple Chart Threat". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  3. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-01-20). "Whole Lotta Shakin' on Album List". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-01-27). "LP Chart Repeats Erase Doubts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  5. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-02-03). "6 Years Later, Sheriff Scores a Hit". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  6. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-02-10). "Abdul Dances onto Pop Chart with `Straight Up'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  7. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-02-17). "Grammy Recognition Gives Williams New Crown". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  8. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-02-24). "Rutherford's Time-out Well Spent". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  9. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-03-03). "Gibson Gets Her Second No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  10. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-03-10). "Gibson Takes Her Place in History". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-03-17). "`Wilburys,' `Mystery Girl' Extend Orbison Legacy". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  12. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-03-24). "The Mechanics Tool a Success". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-03-31). "Bangles Make Pop History with `Eternal Flame'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  14. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-04-07). "European Invasion on Two Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  15. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-04-14). "`Upstarts' Upstage Madonna". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  16. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-04-21). "This Week Madonna is on Top_and then Some". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  17. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-04-28). "Madonna Continues Her Reign". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  18. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-05-05). "Madonna's `Prayer' Single Going for 4 in a Row". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-05-12). "Bon Jovi Single Takes the Crown From Madonna". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  20. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-05-19). "`Forever Your Girl' Wins Slugfest". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  21. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-05-26). "Lofty Champs Keep Their Titles for Another Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  22. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-06-02). "Michael Damian Finally Cashes in on Soap Fame". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  23. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-06-09). "`Wind Beneath My Wings' Gives Midler First No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  24. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-06-16). "New Kids on the Block Clip Midler's `Wings'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  25. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-06-23). "Richard Marx Keeps Success in the Family as `Satisfied' Leaps to No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  26. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-06-30). "List of One-week Leaders Grows as Vanilli Ousts Marx". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  27. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-07-07). "Fine Young Cannibals Hit No. 1 Album and Single". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  28. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-07-14). "Red's Remake of `If You Don't Know Me' is No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  29. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-07-21). "Music from `Batman' Reaches No. 1 on LP, CD Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  30. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-07-28). "Martika's `Toy Soldiers' Hangs Tough to Keep Top Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  31. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-08-04). "`Batdance' Double, Prince Best Showing Since 1984". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  32. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-08-11). "Marx's `Right Here Waiting' Dethrones Prince Single". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  33. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-08-18). "Chicago Native Richard Marx Enjoys Another Week at the Top on 2 Lists". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-08-25). "Richard Marx's `Right Here Waiting' Shows Unusual Power at the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  35. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-09-01). "`Cold Hearted,' Paula Abdul's 3d Straight No. 1, Heats Up Singles Chart". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-09-08). "New Kids on the Block Hang Tough to Claim No. 1 Pop Single, Album". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  37. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-09-15). "`Don't Wanna Lose You' Gives Estefan a Solo No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  38. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-09-22). "London-based Milli Vanilli Hits a Double with No. 1 Pop Single, Album". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  39. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-09-29). "Milli Vanilli Scores a Second Chart Double by Hanging on to No. 1 Spots". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-10-06). "Paula Abdul's `Forever Your Girl' Took Almost Forever to Make No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  41. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-10-13). "Heavy Metal Rises to Top of LP List with Motley Crue's `Dr. Feelgood'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  42. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-10-20). "Janet Jackson Still Dancing in Spotlight with Hot Numbers on the Lists". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  43. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-10-27). "`Miss You Much' Garners a Double for Janet Jackson". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  44. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-11-03). "Roxette Moves to No. 1 with Big Ballad". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  45. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-11-10). "John Waite is Again No. 1, with New Band Bad English". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-11-17). "Bad English Single, `Smile,' Holds on to the No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  47. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-11-24). "3d Straight No. 1 and Another Double for the Amazing Duo Milli Vanilli". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  48. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-12-01). "Milli Vanilli Hits 2d Double, but Billy Joel's Moving Up". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  49. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-12-08). "Billy Joel's `Fire' is One of Only a Few to Reach Top for the Influential Artist". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  50. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-12-15). "Billy Joel and Phil Collins at the Top of Three Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  51. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1989-12-22). "Last '80s Charts Good for the Old (Phil Collins) and the New (Milli Vanilli)". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  52. ^ Hunt, Dennis (1989-12-29). "Pop LP Chart Record Buyers Taking Collins' `Seriously'". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-24. 

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