Top Songs, Movies, and Television shows this week in 1989

As a supplement to yesterday’s article. Let’s have some fun, and Return to this week in 1989, and see what was topping the music charts, what was ruling the box office, and what we were watching on TV.


First up, here were the top-10 songs this week in 1989:

10. “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” – New Kids On The Block

9. “Walking Away” – Information Society

8. “What I Am” – Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

7. “She Wants To Dance With Me” – Rick Astley

6. “When I’m With You” – Sheriff

05. “The Lover In Me” – Sheena Easton

04. “Lost In Your Eyes” – Debbie Gibson

03. “Born To Be My Baby” – Bon Jovi

02. “Wild Thing” – Tone Loc

01. “Straight Up” – Paula Abdul


Wow, have times changed! 7 of the top 10 shows were sitcoms.

1. The Cosby Show – NBC

2. A Different World – NBC

3. Roseanne – ABC

4. 60 Minutes – CBS

5. Cheers – NBC

6. Murder, She Wrote – CBS

7. Golden Girls – NBC

8. Who’s The Boss? – ABC

9. Naked Lie – CBS Sunday Night Movie

10. Dear John – NBC


1. The ‘burbs

2. Rain Man

3. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

4. Three Fugitives

5. The Fly 2

6. Beaches

7. Cousins

8. Dangerous Liaisons

9. True Believer

10. Working Girl

2 thoughts on “Top Songs, Movies, and Television shows this week in 1989”

  1. Wow, that was a brutal top-ten music list. The only song I really liked was Rick Astley’s.
    Debbie Gibson’s was pretty good, and I suppose Bon Jovi’s too.

    At least there were some decent shows on TV that week.


    1. Yeah, that was a crazy top-10 list. I had totally forgotten about that Rick Astley song. I didn’t know he hung on that long. So grunge not only killed hair bands, but Rick Astley as well!


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