List of number-one singles of 1989 (Ireland)

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The following is a list of the IRMA's number-one singles of 1989.

Issue Date Song Artist
5 January "Especially for You" Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
12 January
19 January
26 January "The Living Years" Mike + The Mechanics
2 February "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney
9 February
16 February "Belfast Child" Simple Minds
23 February
2 March "Leave Me Alone" Michael Jackson
9 March "Too Many Broken Hearts" Jason Donovan
16 March "Like a Prayer" Madonna
23 March
30 March "Paradise City" Guns N' Roses
6 April "Eternal Flame" The Bangles
13 April "When Love Comes to Town" U2 Republic of Ireland featuring BB King
20 April "Eternal Flame" The Bangles
27 April
4 May "Far from Home" Daniel O'Donnell Republic of Ireland
11 May "Hand on Your Heart" Kylie Minogue
18 May "Ferry Cross the Mersey" Gerry Marsden, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney & The Christians
25 May
1 June "Heart & Soul" No Sweat Republic of Ireland
8 June
15 June "Sealed With a Kiss" Jason Donovan
22 June "All I Want Is You" U2 Republic of Ireland
29 June
6 July "And a Bang on the Ear" The Waterboys Republic of Ireland
13 July "Liberian Girl" Michael Jackson
20 July "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" Sonia
27 July "Too Much" Bros
3 August
10 August "Swing the Mood" Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
17 August
24 August "Lion in a Cage" Dolores Keane Republic of Ireland
31 August
7 September "Every Day (I Love You More)" Jason Donovan
14 September
21 September "Right Here Waiting" Richard Marx
28 September "Ride On Time" Black Box
5 October "Sweet Surrender" Wet Wet Wet
12 October
19 October "That's What I Like" Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
26 October
2 November
9 November "Never Too Late" Kylie Minogue
16 November "Don't Know Much" Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
23 November
30 November
7 December "When You Come Back to Me" Jason Donovan
14 December "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid II
21 December
28 December
  • 31 number ones
  • Most number ones: Jason Donovan (5)
  • Most weeks at number one (song): "Especially for You" - Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, "Eternal Flame" - The Bangles, "That's What I Like" - Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, "Don't Know Much" - Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, "Do They Know It's Christmas" - Band Aid II (3 weeks)
  • Most weeks at number one (artist): Jason Donovan (8 weeks)

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