Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing

First Hit #1: July 8, 1989 I’m prepared to say that the Fine Young Cannibals are a good band, but not a particularly original band. Good thing is pretty great, a snappy little pop song with fun lyrics and a … Continue reading

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Milli Vanilli – Baby, Don’t Forget My Number

First Hit #1: July 1, 1989 Milli Vanilli is best known for the more fraudulent elements of their career, which has meant that their songs have been basically been wiped from radio play and there is really no indication of … Continue reading

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Richard Marx – Satisfied

First Hit #1: June 24, 1989 How isn’t this on the soundtrack of an ’80s action film? It just sounds like something Stallone needs to be training to, you can just see someone pumping iron or running during the lyrics … Continue reading

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New Kids on the Block – I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)

First Hit #1: June 17, 1989 New Kids on the Block was the first time I noticed a popular group that nobody would admit they liked. I wasn’t very old at the time, and had yet to develop musical taste, … Continue reading

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Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings

First Hit #1: June 10, 1989 I was ready to dismiss Wind Beneath My Wings as a bit of particularly pungent cheese. It has that chorus, which can’t help but elicit a groan every time I hear it, a bunch … Continue reading

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Michael Damian – Rock On

First Hit #1: June 3, 1989 Rock On was a cover recorded by a soap opera star for the purposes of a movie starring the Coreys Haim and Feldman. It doesn’t sound anything like what you would expect from the … Continue reading

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Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl

First Hit #1: May 20, 1989 Paula Abdul is a grown woman. She also was a grown woman in 1989, for the record. I mention this only because Forever your Girl doesn’t seem like the song a grown woman would … Continue reading

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