Top 40 Songs This Week – August 5, 1989: Songs 30-21

Hi Everybody, welcome back to this week’s countdown. You can go back and check out songs 40-31 if you missed them. There was quite the variety of songs from the first 10 of the list. Today is no different. At this point in my life at that time, I had been a rock fan for years (and still am today). And by my junior and senior years of I school, I was going to a lot of dances. So I was starting to like dance/freestyle music more and more. This week’s countdown has plenty of both types of that music. So let’s Return to the week ending August 5, 1989, and continue the countdown.

30. “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals

This song, which was the band’s second #1 hit, sounds like an R&B/Soul song from the ’60s.

29. “Who Do You Give Your Love To?” by Michael Morales

I had never heard this song before. Boy, have I been missing out! This is my pick for Song of the Week already, and we haven’t even gotten to the top 20! This is the best new song I’ve heard in a while. I am so far behind on my podcasts, yet I keep listening to this song. OK, enough rambling. You can check out the song now.

28. “Keep On Movin'” by Soul II Soul

This is a classic R&B song. I liked Soul II Soul.

27. “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” by Milli Vanilli

Poor Milli Vanilli. If they came out 25 years later, they would have been able to use auto-tune, and use their own voices instead of lip syncing to other singers. And they would still get to the top of the charts today, just as they did before we knew what was going on.

26. “What You Don’t Know” by Exposé

The queens of Freestlye! I always loved Exposé, and still do. And this song is just classic Exposé.

25. “Hooked On You” by Sweet Sensation

Here is another awesome Freestyle group. I loved this Puerto Rican trio. I had bought the cassingle of this song when I was in school in San Diego.

24. “Angel Eyes” by The Jeff Healey Band

This is a very cool ballad by The Jeff Healey Band.

23. “Headed For a Heartbreak” by Winger

I used to like Winger a lot. This power ballad wasn’t one of my favorites though. I don’t mind it, but they have a lot of other better songs. Not to mention, when I hear the title of this song, it makes me think of Def Leppard’s far superior “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak“.

22. “Sacred Emotion” by Donny Osmond

Here is another song that I was unfamiliar with. I like this one a lot too.

21. “The End of the Innocence” by Don Henley

This title track from Don Henley’s album isn’t bad. It’s not one of my favorites. This song was written by Bruce Hornsby, which is pretty obvious. Maybe that’s why I’m not a big fan of this song.

Well, that wraps up today’s list. Are you liking this countdown so far? We’ll be back with some more tomorrow.

One thought on “Top 40 Songs This Week – August 5, 1989: Songs 30-21”

  1. Been a loooong time since I heard Michael Morales! And I didn’t hear him very often back in ’89, either. That song should have gotten more airtime, and you’re right…it’s going to be hard to top it for song of the week.


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