List of number-one R&B singles of 1989 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1989:

Chart history[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist
January 7 "Oasis" Roberta Flack
January 14 "Superwoman" Karyn White
January 21 "Superwoman" Karyn White
January 28 "Superwoman" Karyn White
February 4 "Can You Stand the Rain" New Edition
February 11 "Can You Stand the Rain" New Edition
February 18 "Dreamin'" Vanessa Williams
February 25 "Dreamin'" Vanessa Williams
March 4 "Just Because" Anita Baker
March 11 "Just Coolin'" LeVert featuring Heavy D
March 18 "Closer Than Friends" Surface
March 25 "Closer Than Friends" Surface
April 1 "Lucky Charm" The Boys
April 8 "Girl I Got My Eyes On You" Today
April 15 "Every Little Step" Bobby Brown
April 22 "Love Saw It" Karyn White
April 29 "Love Saw It" Karyn White
May 6 "Real Love" Jody Watley
May 13 "Start of a Romance" Skyy
May 20 "Start of a Romance" Skyy
May 27 "My First Love" Atlantic Starr
June 3 "Miss You Like Crazy" Natalie Cole
June 10 "Me, Myself and I" De La Soul
June 17 "Have You Had Your Love Today" The O'Jays
June 24 "Have You Had Your Love Today" The O'Jays
July 1 "Show and Tell" Peabo Bryson
July 8 "Keep on Movin'" Soul II Soul
July 15 "Keep On Movin'" Soul II Soul
July 22 "Turned Away" Chuckii Booker
July 29 "Shower Me With Your Love" Surface
August 5 On Our Own" Bobby Brown
August 12 "Batdance" Prince
August 19 "Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)" Stephanie Mills
August 26 "It's No Crime" Babyface
September 2 "It's No Crime" Babyface
September 9 "My Fantasy" Teddy Riley featuring Guy
September 16 "Remember (The First Time)" Eric Gable
September 23 "Can't Get Over You" Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
September 30 "Can't Get Over You" Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
October 7 "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
October 14 "Miss You Much" Janet Jackson
October 21 "Miss You Much" Janet Jackson
October 28 "Baby Come to Me" Regina Belle
November 4 "You Are My Everything" Surface
November 11 "You Are My Everything" Surface
November 18 "Don't Take It Personal" Jermaine Jackson
November 25 "Home" Stephanie Mills
December 2 "Here and Now" Luther Vandross
December 9 "Here and Now" Luther Vandross
December 16 "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" Miki Howard
December 23 "All of My Love" The Gap Band
December 30 "Tender Lover" Babyface

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Two songs have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Batdance" and "Miss You Much". A third song, "My Prerogative", which reached number one on this chart at the beginning of the year, originally topped the R&B chart last year.

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