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Subject: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 7:08 pm

The final year of the decade.  What a way to end.  Alot of songs I still enjoy to this day came out this year.

One of my favourite bands that is still going today hail from Scotland.  They are called Texas and in 1989, they made their debut with this fantastic song ...

Texas - I Don't Want A Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZOrsNrEOUc


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In 1988, a British born singer from Montreal made her debut with the album Tell Somebody.  By the end of 1989, it had produced 4 hit singles in Canada.  I don't know if I can pick a favourite of hers from that album, but I seem to really enjoy this one the best ...

Sass Jordan - Stranger Than Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVH-UnIYUPQ a

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My favourite song from Richard Marx ...

Richard Marx - Angelia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FujIQkKH15w

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:12 pm

My favorite song in 1989 was this one. sappy...but I adore it. It had special memories.. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoOFn3wQV4

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:20 pm


My favorite song in 1989 was this one. sappy...but I adore it. It had special memories.. ;)





a really good song by The Bangles.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB54dZkzZOY

Soul II Soul- Back To Life

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 7:26 pm

Here is one that was a late bloomer in North America.  It's called Promises by a Polish singer named Basia (pronounced Bah-sha).  It is from her 1987 album Time and Tide.  It was a 1988 hit in the UK, and by 1989, it charted in North America

Basia - Promises
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqM5II65a1M

Basia's full name is Basia Trzetrzelewska and this song was co-written and produced by her longtime collaborator Danny White.  The two were original members of the UK based jazz-pop group Matt Bianco, but left that group in 1984, after their debut album, to focus on a solo career for Basia

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/28/13 at 7:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweiQukBM_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iQl46-zIcM

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:39 pm


Here is one that was a late bloomer in North America.  It's called Promises by a Polish singer named Basia (pronounced Bah-sha).  It is from her 1987 album Time and Tide.  It was a 1988 hit in the UK, and by 1989, it charted in North America

Basia - Promises


Ya know what, I have totally forgotten about this song. It's nice.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/13 at 7:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fzeNUqQbQ

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/13 at 7:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:47 pm

Free fallin was a great song. "Full Moon fever" was one of Tom's best albums.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/13 at 8:05 pm


Free fallin was a great song. "Full Moon fever" was one of Tom's best albums.


I know huh?

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 8:19 pm


Videos



another smash hit by Soul II Soul. :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 8:20 pm


Madonna - Like A Prayer


this video was controversial.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/13 at 9:07 pm


this video was controversial.


Just like her Sex book and Like A Virgin song!  :D :D

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/13 at 9:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCKLJGLENs

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/28/13 at 10:07 pm

xtSbedMeF6s

Sorry I just had to throw this one in.  :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 10:34 pm


Ya know what, I have totally forgotten about this song. It's nice.


Shame it was not a bigger chart success. 

Speaking of jazz-pop circa 1989, here's one from the UK that was a big chart hit almost everywhere but the US.  This was first released in the UK in 1988 to minor acclaim, but when re-released in 1989, it became a bigger hit

Sam Brown - Stop!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muDZD3wgoHI

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 10:40 pm

Here is one that was never released as a single, and I never understood why.  It's called Come On by Technotronic.
Had it of been a single, it would have charted in 1990, but as just an album track, it came from their 1989 reelase Pump Up the Jam - The Album

Technotronic - Come On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VARPgjeMn2g

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwsMy8_UvM0

Milli Vanilli- Baby Don't Forget My Number

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/29/13 at 6:55 am


Shame it was not a bigger chart success. 

Speaking of jazz-pop circa 1989, here's one from the UK that was a big chart hit almost everywhere but the US.  This was first released in the UK in 1988 to minor acclaim, but when re-released in 1989, it became a bigger hit

Sam Brown - Stop!



This is one of the last '45s I ever bought, if memory serves. I liked the jazz/pop approach to this one.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/29/13 at 9:42 am

Hey Whistle, are you going to continue this trend of threads into the 90s? If so, that would be cool, if not I'll be willing to do it myself.

Anyways, here's my contributions....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El1kgCqD7Xk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsVcUzP_O_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMBz6HvSoM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrcTsxs-anU

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/13 at 12:05 pm

Storms In Africa by Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17yvkyyNbGg

Featured on her 1988 album Watermark. The song was released as a single in the UK in June 1989 and reached #41.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/29/13 at 12:44 pm


Milli Vanilli- Baby Don't Forget My Number


Had they kept their mouths shut about faking it on their albums and live I think it wouldn't have turned in to the "let's target other pop acts for not singing live" scandal that it was.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 3:28 pm


Hey Whistle, are you going to continue this trend of threads into the 90s? If so, that would be cool, if not I'll be willing to do it myself.


Hadnt thought of 'em for the 90.  If you want to do them, go ahead :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 3:29 pm


Had they kept their mouths shut about faking it on their albums and live I think it wouldn't have turned in to the "let's target other pop acts for not singing live" scandal that it was.


It's not that they couldn't keep their mouths shut.  While the music had stopped playing, they were still going lol

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 3:47 pm

Question:  Was a-ha the only act from Norway to chart in North America during the 80s?
Answer:  No

I still love this one! ...

One 2 Many - Downtown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbMt2-U7TU

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/29/13 at 4:06 pm

Yes, yes...I know it's an unashamed Beatles' soundalike - but it still stands up well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAtGOESO7W8

Fair to middling hit for Hue & Cry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONc3OMOb98I

I shall, er...'forget' that Jive Bunny ever happened!  :-[

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/29/13 at 4:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpMt_YqVbhw

Most people don't associate Nirvana with the 80s, but this did come out in 1989.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 4:24 pm


Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love
Hue and Cry - Looking For Linda


I know both of those extremely well.  Hue and Cry sadly never charted in North America, yet I seem to recall hearing their '87 single Labour of Love on the radio.


Like Hue and Cry, here is another band that hails from Scotland with a track that was quite lengthy.  I don't remember if this was shortened for radio, but I do remember it well ...

Simple Minds - This is Your Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KZ5aQUqM-c

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/13 at 4:35 pm


Hey Whistle, are you going to continue this trend of threads into the 90s? If so, that would be cool, if not I'll be willing to do it myself.


I would love it if you did one for the 90s!!  8) 8)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:12 pm

Hey Whistle, are you going to continue this trend of threads into the 90s? If so, that would be cool, if not I'll be willing to do it myself.


I love these threads.  :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:14 pm


Had they kept their mouths shut about faking it on their albums and live I think it wouldn't have turned in to the "let's target other pop acts for not singing live" scandal that it was.


and the bad part was they had to give back the grammys.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuIZiHk_rk4


Young MC-Principal's Office

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/30/13 at 2:03 pm



Soul II Soul- Back To Life

I always enjoyed that one. As well as the single they released just before this one, "Keep On Movin'." O0

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/30/13 at 2:05 pm


Free fallin was a great song. "Full Moon fever" was one of Tom's best albums.

Agreed... along with such hits as "I Won't Back Down" and "Runnin' Down A Dream." 8)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 2:06 pm


Soul II Soul- Back To Life
That was the song we were singing when we came back home to England after our Us trip.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/30/13 at 2:10 pm

Here's another... "Heaven" by Warrant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMr6k-EpbAw

R.I.P. to frontman Jani Lane, who passed away 2 years ago. :\'(

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 2:10 pm


I always enjoyed that one. As well as the single they released just before this one, "Keep On Movin'." O0


Their music was positive and uplifting.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 2:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDA0Hecw1k

Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 2:17 pm


Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years
It was this song discussing with colleagues that introduced my to Cat Stevens "Father and Son".

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 2:18 pm


Here's another... "Heaven" by Warrant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMr6k-EpbAw

R.I.P. to frontman Jani Lane, who passed away 2 years ago. :\'(


good song. :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/30/13 at 7:12 pm

How could I forget this one, it was released on the very first day of the year too.
Despite being born in '94, I heard this song a lot through my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_wzi-kTVOI

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 7:16 am


How could I forget this one, it was released on the very first day of the year too.
Despite being born in '94, I heard this song a lot through my childhood.


these guys look like they're having epileptic seizures.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 7:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG4UbLtoIZo

Dean Edwards- Please Come Back

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/31/13 at 9:17 am



Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years


Yep was going to link this - good choice!

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/31/13 at 10:57 am


Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years


Yep was going to link this - good choice!

Oh yes. The lead vocalist, Paul Carrack, had previously sung with the bands Ace (70s one hit wonder, "How Long") and Squeeze, in addition to having solo work.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 2:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPOg6VnzV8

Don't Rush Me- Taylor Dayne

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/31/13 at 11:09 pm

"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-y1-eXjJ_g

It's basically a list of history from the first 40 years of Billy's life.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/01/13 at 8:05 am


Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years



"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel:

It's basically a list of history from the first 40 years of Billy's life.


Good songs.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:29 pm


"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel:
It's basically a list of history from the first 40 years of Billy's life.


I really like this song cause he sings about history.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/01/13 at 3:31 pm


I really like this song cause he sings about history.

I like the song structure for the same reason. It's quite interesting to listen to. :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvdLovAaYzM

Martika- Toy Soldiers

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/01/13 at 3:46 pm



Martika- Toy Soldiers


That's a good song, Howard.


Cyndi Lauper ~ I Drove All Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y1TZXc5DiY

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/01/13 at 10:01 pm

I found an old 1989 promotional cassette from HMV called MCA Music Sampler.  It has 8 songs on it ...


Melissa Etheridge - No Souvenirs
Animal Logic - There's A Spy (in the House of Love)
Chalk Circle - Sons and Daughters
Paradox - Another Day

Proclaimers - I'm on My Way
Young MC - Principal's Office
The Tragically Hip - Blow at High Dough
The Alarm - Sold Me Down the River


Paradox - Another Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_7kWuYIZOU

Animal Logic - There's A Spy (in the House of Love)
This was an American band formed by Stanley Clarke and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytubI5onf4Y

The Tragically Hip - Blow at High Dough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRNEJiD3PY

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:39 am


That's a good song, Howard.


Cyndi Lauper ~ I Drove All Night




another good hit by Cyndi.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:42 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cDLZqe735k

Bobby Brown-My Prerogative

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/02/13 at 6:17 pm

Probably one of the last songs to top the charts in '89...

"Another Day In Paradise" by Phil Collins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt2mbGP6vFI

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 7:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7aShcmEksw

Paula Abdul- Cold Hearted

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 11/03/13 at 8:29 pm

Even though I was only five then this song always makes me think of Tienanmen Square, the Berlin wall and Mandela for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30EeVQLYwA

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 6:22 am


Even though I was only five then this song always makes me think of Tienanmen Square, the Berlin wall and Mandela for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30EeVQLYwA


I like that song by Roxette.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 6:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvb6ovTNQPk

Sybil- Don't Make Me Over

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/07/13 at 11:02 pm

From the 1987 thread:


Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCOVAW4pmw


Points for obscurity!

eftnXywoTUg
(Note: linked video is fan-made.  Audio is an excerpt from the album track.) 

Also sampling FMJ was Tackhead, Airborne Ranger (1989)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/08/13 at 3:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G4O5AMSevc

Cher-If I Could Turn Back Time

She was even talking about this outfit the other day. :o

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/13 at 8:53 pm

Here is my favourite song by Samantha Fox.  It is a cover of the 60s song of the same name by Dusty Springfield ...

Samantha Fox - I Only Wanna Be With You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFXLL09_9w

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/13 at 8:58 pm

Here is one of my favourite songs of 1989.  It is by a British/Canadian duo called Big Bam Boo

Big Bam Boo - Shooting From My Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBQJK15PEe8

There is an interesting story behind this group which was told to me (and this is a true story) by Simon Scardanelli, the fellow who uploaded that video to YouTube and who was also the British half of the group.  Before that video was on YouTube, I had uploaded a video of it, that was just music to text, which I used for the sole purpose of linking it as background music for the MySpace page I had at the time.  He found it, and through that, sent me a message to my YouTube inbox stating he had uploaded the actual video of it, and as we got talking, he told me that as a band, they never did well because their label MCA records had incorrectly copyrighted the album as 1987 instead of 1989. 

At the time, radio stations didn't want to spin what they thought was an older record in high rotation, so as a result, the album didn't do as well as it should have.  Thanks to Canadian Content though, the song above did make the Top 40 in Canada

A 2nd hit also charted in Canada ...

Big Bam Boo - If You Could See Me Now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9AXSL1smEM

And even though this one is 1988, I'm putting it here anyway ...

Though the album titled Fun, Faith and Fairplay was not released until 1989, the first single from it was released in late 1988.  It was titled Fell Off A Mountain.  I do not know if this song charted in Canada because in the chart archives, there is a missing gap between October 1988 - May 1989.  It's not a song that I remember, but I've listened to it so much, I am starting to wonder if maybe I do remember it.  The song did make a minor dent in the UK chart ...

Big Bam Boo - Fell Off a Mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxs1yMHu_fk

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/10/13 at 7:42 am


Here is one of my favourite songs of 1989.  It is by a British/Canadian duo called Big Bam Boo

Big Bam Boo - Shooting From My Heart



I remember this one. Not bad. Cool story about the song.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/10/13 at 1:27 pm

8eQt3KFNeh4

Nobody thought that this would be a hit? I can't believe that.

Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Back Bone Slide.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/10/13 at 3:18 pm


Here is my favourite song by Samantha Fox.  It is a cover of the 60s song of the same name by Dusty Springfield ...

Samantha Fox - I Only Wanna Be With You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFXLL09_9w


I like her version of this song.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/10/13 at 3:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2a94ZPEKcY

Tone Loc- Cheeba Cheeba

this song is about marijuana.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/13 at 4:02 pm


8eQt3KFNeh4

Nobody thought that this would be a hit? I can't believe that.

Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Back Bone Slide.


In 1989, no one thought it would be a hit because it wasn't a hit until 1990 :P

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/10/13 at 8:56 pm


In 1989, no one thought it would be a hit because it wasn't a hit until 1990 :P


I'm aware of that.  But the album Symphony In Effect was released in 1989.  :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 6:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDl3bdE3YQA

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians- What I Am

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/21/13 at 12:14 am

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r17vO3nxEfw/T39qRv0xMOI/AAAAAAAAAZU/l6Dt2N4E3rM/s320/DJ.jpeg

Zodu9Qzm_78
  - Grandmaster Chicken and DJ Duck, Check out the Chicken

Look, they can't all be hits.  But if you're interested in animated WTF dance music videos from the Netherlands, this one featuring someone doing a Ronald Reagan impression, a Donald Duck impression, a few lines from Bye Bye Blackbird and Oma Paloma Blanca, done to pen-and-ink animation and some very early CGI, and, of course, accompanied by an accordion in the house, well, this is a song about birds, and you're here, aren't you?  (More in the mood for WTFcow than WTFchicken?  We've got that too.)

/what a mess.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 7:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1voj6H8CHY

Iko Iko- Belle Stars

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/21/13 at 7:48 pm



Iko Iko- Belle Stars
Jeez, how many versions of that song are there?
I remember my mum had some version of that song on a children's tape we had growing up. Good memories.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/21/13 at 8:08 pm

[quote author=Howard link=topic=49160.msg3098763#msg3098763 date=1385040258

Iko Iko- Belle Stars


Whilst I prefer this '89 beatier version, Iko Iko by the Belle Stars also counts as 1982/3 for me as it featured on their album that year and we used to love it!

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:46 pm


Jeez, how many versions of that song are there?
I remember my mum had some version of that song on a children's tape we had growing up. Good memories.


Who else sang Iko Iko? ???

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fzeNUqQbQ

Madonna- Like A Prayer

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/22/13 at 5:04 pm


Who else sang Iko Iko? ???
Many have, click this

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/13 at 8:17 pm

Here's a rare duet that was very popular in 1989.  This song has a saxophone solo, so it's OK in my books ...

Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson - Til I Loved You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7w7pGM284

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:42 pm


Many have, click this


So this song goes back 50 years? Wow. :o

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SidxJz94Svs

Phil Collins-Two Hearts

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/23/13 at 6:16 pm


So this song goes back 50 years? Wow. :o


Under the title Iko Iko, it was made famous in 1965 by The Dixie Cups.  For any fan of music of the 60s, this should be common knowledge.  The first version was called Jock-A-Mo by James Crawford in 1953

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/23/13 at 9:12 pm


Here's a rare duet that was very popular in 1989.  This song has a saxophone solo, so it's OK in my books ...

Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson - Til I Loved You


Hmmm I obviously do know this song but had no idea it was a duet with Don Johnson. But I also see it was recorded by Placido Domingo and Jennifer Rush. I wonder which version I was hearing.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 3:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ducEUo6aTtA

Bobby Brown- On Our Own

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/24/13 at 7:25 pm



Bobby Brown- On Our Own


This always sounds like another song I know - probably even another Bobby Brown track, but it's a nice feelgood track anyway.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/24/13 at 7:28 pm


Hmmm I obviously do know this song but had no idea it was a duet with Don Johnson. But I also see it was recorded by Placido Domingo and Jennifer Rush. I wonder which version I was hearing.


I see that version came out the same year and also made the UK Top 40.  That would get confusing

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4MBfWCDpJ0

another one of Soul II Soul's hits

Get A Life

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/10/13 at 12:21 am

Here is Kylie Minogue with 3 hits from her 2nd album Enjoy Yourself ...

Kylie Minogue - Hand on Your Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT6MLhPe3fM

Kylie Minogue - Wouldn't Change A Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH4vNRD3rTk

Kylie Minogue - Never Too Late
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm2xdqEjBlI

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/10/13 at 3:26 am


Here is Kylie Minogue with 3 hits from her 2nd album Enjoy Yourself ...



Nice nice nice!!! Loved this album and it always reminds me of high school - very good times!

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 7:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8uCryLHnt4

another Doobies classic.

Doobie Brothers- The Doctor

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 01/02/14 at 8:15 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWj1_nZ-D-A

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYKupOsaJmk

Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/03/14 at 1:00 am

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Duran Duran: All She Wants Is

UK Singles Charts #9 Billboard Hot 100 Charts: #22

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvgV4P6Fzc

Guns N' Roses - Patience

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 01/07/14 at 7:43 pm

One of my favorite Elton songs.
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=post;topic=49160.90;last_msg=3114095

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/07/14 at 8:03 pm


One of my favorite Elton songs.
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=post;topic=49160.90;last_msg=3114095


I tried to fix that for you, but you posted an inthe00s link where the video should be

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/07/14 at 10:37 pm

New Kids On The Block, "Hangin' Tough":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKfn-D5kSLA

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 7:33 am


New Kids On The Block, "Hangin' Tough":



great song.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 7:36 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBPpa8RROIo

The Boys- Dial My Heart

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/08/14 at 6:39 pm


great song.

Thanks. Of all the songs NKOTB released, "Hangin' Tough" was the one I liked the best.

I also remember I used to really like "You Got It/The Right Stuff" about a year after it was released (due to hearing it on the radio). Weird Al later parodied that one into a song about Oreo cookies, entitled "The White Stuff".

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/09/14 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7Rdzxt8zQ

Bobby Brown - Rock Wit'cha

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 2:14 pm

In March of 1989, Alannah Myles released her self-titled debut album in Canada and it's first single titled Love Is became a Top 20 hit, as did the follow-up titled Black Velvet.  For the world outside of Canada, Black Velvet was chosen as the first single and it became a world-wide hit by 1990.  Two more singles from the album did well in Canada (see 1990: The Year in Music for those), but she had no further hits in the States

Alannah Myles - Love Is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekLHvB6XOQg

Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkXNEmtf9tk

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 2:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwOBqHszJLk

Tiffany - All This Time

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/14/14 at 11:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yY-NRySG_U
  - Double I.D., Communicate, a little obscurity from 1989 and the Belgian "New Beat" subgenre

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nKsnQsi0EQ

Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/19/14 at 8:09 pm

In 1989, Celine Dion had her first English language hit in a duet with a singer named Billy Newton-Davis  Though it just missed the Top 40, it was still popular, but only in Canada ...

Billy Newton-Davis and Celine Dion - Can't Live With You, Can't Live Without You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imup7CLH4SQ

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 01/27/14 at 9:54 am

This was a scrapped single in 1989 from UK sibling group Five Star. It was thankfully included in a Greatest Hits album that same year.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/27/14 at 11:35 am


  - Double I.D., Communicate, a little obscurity from 1989 and the Belgian "New Beat" subgenre


Ooh, sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out later.

With that, I bring you "Pity for the Self" from Poésie Noire, a darkwave/coldwave band who were also from Belgium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go_owcTxGwU

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 7:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKGLDpFKkAs&feature=kp

The Doobie Brothers - Tonight I'm Coming Through (The Border)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/04/14 at 2:14 am

Moar obscure new beat!

http://i.imgur.com/GGGJ6tg.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokUYA1T_Xc

  - Dunk, Body Control (Out of Control Mix), 1989

Not only was the track (featuring the obscure "No Sex Until Marriage" sample from even-more-obscure fundamentalist preacher Farrell Griswold who is remembered only for being sampled by the practically-mainstream-by-comparison Front 242), Dunk's Body Control was also made available in the (even more-obscure-than-even-more-obscure) Mini CD Single / Snap-pack format, a 3-inch CD that you couldhad to place into a special adaptor in order to play it in a CD player. 

For those wondering what a CD was, it was an optical recording medium that was recorded from the inside of the disc towards the edge of the disc. (As opposed to an LP, which was a physical recording medium that consisted of a slab of vinyl with grooves that went from the outer edge of the disc towards the center.)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/04/14 at 7:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I_WavHGBdA

Debbie Gibson- Electric Youth

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/13/14 at 2:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQa-b1HTgTc&feature=kp

Information Society - Walking Away

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Doc Brown on 03/14/14 at 1:04 am

Wish I'd found this thread sooner!

Probably one of the last songs to top the charts in '89...

"Another Day In Paradise" by Phil Collins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt2mbGP6vFI

The very last, amigo. I remember my local radio station remixing this with audio clips of then-President George Bush making a speech about helping the homeless, and since I actually followed the charts back then, I know for fact it hit #1 on the Billboard charts on Christmas Eve 1989, and stayed at the top halfway into January.

And now, IMHO, the most romantic song of 1989:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DOSjXuTzT0
Sorry I couldn't get YouTube to play the actual video. >:(

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/14/14 at 3:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7Rdzxt8zQ&feature=kp

Bobby Brown - Rock Wit'cha

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/19/14 at 6:39 pm

Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfNaRnuFbsE
Kylie Minogue - Wouldn't Change A Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzGy7KAQCnQ
Kylie Minogue - Never Too Late
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm2xdqEjBlI

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 03/19/14 at 10:25 pm

Kylie's "Enjoy Yourself" was a great album for that period of my life! Good memories of school.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/20/14 at 6:44 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceU4ANZKdOM&feature=kp

Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/06/14 at 9:34 pm

How about some lovin for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with I Won't Back Down

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/14 at 12:54 am


How about some lovin for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with I Won't Back Down

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With George Harrison on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jeff Lynne on bass guitar, backing vocals. An aftershock of the Traveling Wilburys.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 04/07/14 at 5:12 am

Very strange thing that almost topped the chart in Britain - proving what a stranglehold dance music was having!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpApMsd_6wk

Much moaning and groaning in places, which would have meant an immediate BBC 'ban' had it been released a decade earlier...I remember listening to it the first time and thinking the DJ's record player was busted! You'll soon see what I mean...

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/07/14 at 6:20 am


Very strange thing that almost topped the chart in Britain - proving what a stranglehold dance music was having!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpApMsd_6wk

Much moaning and groaning in places, which would have meant an immediate BBC 'ban' had it been released a decade earlier...I remember listening to it the first time and thinking the DJ's record player was busted! You'll soon see what I mean...


Lil' Louis must have had a fun time putting all those moans and groans in the song.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/14 at 9:37 am




The Bangles - Eternal Flame
Howard, please take a look at the very first post in this topic?

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/07/14 at 11:27 am


With George Harrison on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jeff Lynne on bass guitar, backing vocals. An aftershock of the Traveling Wilburys.


And Ringo Starr on the drums.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/14 at 11:29 am


And Ringo Starr on the drums.
It was Phil Jones on drums and percussion.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Won't_Back_Down

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/07/14 at 1:00 pm


It was Phil Jones on drums and percussion.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Won't_Back_Down


Oh I see.  Ringo was in the video but Phil Jones did the actual drum work.  :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Doc Brown on 04/07/14 at 1:50 pm


With George Harrison on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jeff Lynne on bass guitar, backing vocals. An aftershock of the Traveling Wilburys.

An aftershock? The Heartbreakers only made sporadic appearances on Full Moon Fever, and while I'm not sure how involved Bob Dylan was, the collaboration of Tom, George, & Jeff pretty much made the album The Traveling Wilburys's "Volume Two", albeit without replacing Roy(Like that was possible!). Why else would they come back in 1991 with "Volume Three"?

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/07/14 at 7:00 pm


Howard, please take a look at the very first post in this topic?


Sorry about that. My bad.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/07/14 at 7:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmj7gX2yDUI&feature=kp

Richard Marx-Satisfied

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/26/14 at 1:45 am

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  - Lee Aaron, Hands On, from 1989's Bodyrock, because if you landed here first, your search engine is probably broken, but if you got here through five links of me jumping Aaround the videography tonight, you'll realize we actually do put a lot of thought into this stuff, and we really do know our pop culture this well.

GOODNIGHT METALHEADS!

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 8:39 am


Lee Aaron, Hands On


I love Lee Aaron.  She was born in the same hospital that I was (many years apart of course).  Hands On is one of my favourites!

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/27/14 at 7:16 pm


I love Lee Aaron.  She was born in the same hospital that I was (many years apart of course).  Hands On is one of my favourites!


See, this is the kind of silliness - crazy coincidences like that - that keeps me coming back here.  It's not just about a song you liked, it's about why you liked it that gives us something to talk about while we scrounge around piles of dusty old MP3s we ripped from still-shiny CDs.  (And is it not weird that I am describing the MP3s as collecting dust even though most of my CDs haven't left their crate in at least a decade?)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 7:53 am

"Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?", written by Brian Hodgson and composed by John Beeby, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed by the sextet Live Report, led by Ray Caruana. After Eurovision, the song placed at #73 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/20/15 at 9:19 am

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Paul Carrack - I Live by the Groove

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 12:41 pm

Kirsty MacColl covered The Kinks' 1968 song "Days" on her 1989 album Kite. It was released as a single and reached No. 12 on the UK singles chart, the same position achieved by The Kinks in 1968. It was re-released in 1995, charting much lower, only reaching No. 42 in the UK. It was one of MacColl's most popular singles.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:18 pm

"Wind Beneath My Wings" written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley and was performed by Bette Midler for the soundtrack of the film Beaches. It became a US number-one single in 1989. It was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1990. The song became a worldwide hit; it charted at No. 5 in the UK, No. 4 in New Zealand, and No. 1 in Australia.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Class of 84 on 06/11/15 at 8:23 pm

I didn't read all the posts, but that was the year of one of my favorite hair-band songs of all time; 18 and life by Skid Row. They were like a last-gasp of the 80's hair bands as we slid into the 90's....

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/03/15 at 11:28 pm


I didn't read all the posts, but that was the year of one of my favorite hair-band songs of all time; 18 and life by Skid Row. They were like a last-gasp of the 80's hair bands as we slid into the 90's....

Yeah, good song and band. Also near the end of 1989 they had another big hit, "I Remember You."

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/03/15 at 11:30 pm

10,000 Maniacs, "Trouble Me":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITim3AJYsk

From their album Blind Man's Zoo, this one did well on the Modern Rock charts, but fell short of the Top 40 Pop Singles (peaked at #44 on the Hot100 chart, in fact). Still, it is a nice little 3-minute song with a good message.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 11/05/15 at 12:27 am


Yeah, good song and band. Also near the end of 1989 they had another big hit, "I Remember You."


That's the one I remember hearing at the start of 1990. :)

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/06/15 at 10:38 pm


That's the one I remember hearing at the start of 1990. :)

Yeh, it was one of the "cusp" songs, I think. Along with Tom Petty's "Free Falling" and Phil Collins' "Another Day In Paradise", both of which came out in late 1989 but continued to be hits into early '90.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 11:31 am

"Downtown Train" is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs, Rod Stewart recorded a cover version that became a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after being released as a single in late 1989, and was also a number-one single on the album rock and adult contemporary charts.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/15/16 at 6:56 am

Admittedly, I don't like 80's music in general, however there are a few songs that I like which were released in 1989.

"Epic" - Faith No More.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_k5CSYKhg

"Poison" - Alice Cooper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq4j1LtCdww

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 7:44 am

"Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" is a song written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook. Originally recorded by Gene Pitney in 1967, but achieved its greatest success in 1988 when it was covered by Marc Almond. Originally recorded by Almond alone for his 1988 album The Stars We Are, the single version reunited it with its original singer Gene Pitney; their version became a number one single in the UK for four weeks in January 1989.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 09/22/16 at 6:23 pm


"Downtown Train" is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs, Rod Stewart recorded a cover version that became a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after being released as a single in late 1989, and was also a number-one single on the album rock and adult contemporary charts.


As much as I don't care for his music in general, this song of his was one that I could tolerate. O0

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 12:54 am

"If Tomorrow Never Comes" is a song recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. Written by Brooks and Kent Blazy, it was released in August 1989 as the second single from his album Garth Brooks and also appears on The Hits, The Limited Series and Double Live. This was his first #1 single on the Billboard Country Singles chart. It is also sometimes referred to as his signature song. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" was named Favorite Country Single in the American Music Awards of 1991. It has subsequently become one of Brooks' most popular songs for other artists to perform. The song has been covered by several artists, including Ronan Keating, who took it to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in May 2002.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Starlighter on 10/09/16 at 1:31 pm

Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 3:22 am

"The Best" is a song written by Mike Chapman and Holly Knight, originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler. The song was later covered by Tina Turner, and released as a highly successful single in 1989. It was included on her hit album Foreign Affair. The saxophone solo on Turner's version is played by Edgar Winter.

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Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/20/18 at 8:26 pm

I can't remember if this was from 1989 or 1990?

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M.C. Hammer: U Can't Touch This

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/18 at 7:54 am


I can't remember if this was from 1989 or 1990?

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M.C. Hammer: U Can't Touch This


1990.

Subject: Re: 1989: The Year in Music

Written By: cowboy on 02/02/19 at 4:16 am

Some Stock Aitken Waterman-inspired 1989 track by Tina Gabriel - If I Say You Love Me. Maybe it's a stretch, but the chorus almost follows the melody of Kylie's I should be so lucky, no?:
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