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1989 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1989, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 Show Don't Tell 1     Dec 1989  
  Rush  
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  2 I'll Be You 1     Mar 1989  
  The Replacements  
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  3 Driven Out 1     Feb 1989  
  The Fixx  
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  4 Got It Made 1     Dec 1988  
  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  
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  5 Stand 1 2   Jan 1989  
  R.E.M.  
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  6 Pretending 1     Nov 1989  
  Eric Clapton  
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  7 Peace In Our Time 1 6   Dec 1989  
  Eddie Money  
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  8 Mixed Emotions 1 5   Aug 1989  
  The Rolling Stones  
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  9 End Of The Line 1     Feb 1989  
  Traveling Wilburys  
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  10 Rockin' In The Free World 1     Oct 1989  
  Neil Young  
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  11 Crossfire 1     Jul 1989  
  Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble  
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  12 Let The Day Begin 1     Jul 1989  
  The Call  
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  13 The Last Worthless Evening 1 10   Oct 1989  
  Don Henley  
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  14 A Girl Like You 2 11   Nov 1989  
  The Smithereens  
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  15 Veronica 1 14   Mar 1989  
  Elvis Costello  
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  16 Brother Of Mine 1     Jun 1989  
  Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe  
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  17 Janie's Got A Gun 1 2   Oct 1989  
  Aerosmith  
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  18 Rock And A Hard Place 1 28   Oct 1989  
  The Rolling Stones  
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  19 The End Of The Innocence 1 3   Jun 1989  
  Don Henley  
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  20 Love In An Elevator 1 2   Sep 1989  
  Aerosmith  
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  21 Free Fallin' 1 1   Aug 1989  
  Tom Petty  
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  22 Runnin' Down A Dream 1 10   Jun 1989  
  Tom Petty  
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  23 I Won't Back Down 1 7   Apr 1989  
  Tom Petty  
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  24 Sold Me Down The River 1     Sep 1989  
  The Alarm  
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  25 Sowing The Seeds Of Love 1 1   Sep 1989  
  Tears For Fears  
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From the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, find the top rock songs for 1989 or find another year from 1980 to date. Complete week-by-week rock chart archives are onine for the entire period. Click the red rock chart peak to find the chart where the song peaked.