I’ve been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift recently, especially her new album. It got me thinking about the year 1989 and the music that happened then.

Billboard’s top ten of 1989 are as follows:

  1. “Look Away” by Chicago
  2. “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown
  3. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison
  4. “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul
  5. “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson
  6. “Cold Hearted” by Paula Abdul
  7. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
  8. “Girl You Know It’s True” by Milli Vanilli
  9. “Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley” by Will to Power
  10. “Giving You the Best That I Got” by Anita Baker

Do you remember these? Were any of these your favorites? As I continue to look down the list, I was reliving 1989. There were so many good songs! You had Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Gloria Estefan, Fine Young Cannibals, Roxette, Phil Collins, NKOTB, Tone Loc, Madonna…the list just keeps going!

In 1989, Taylor Swift was born! (Ugh, I feel so old!) George H.W. Bush was President, communism came to an end, a stamp cost a quarter, gas was a mere $ .97, and Tiananmen Square happened. A lot of significatn things happened in 1989.

In honor of 1989, I leave you with the video of “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. It was from one of my favorite and beloved movies, “Beaches.” Get your tissues and go watch the movie. Tell me what song from 1989 was your favorite!

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