Modern Rock Radio Top 20

1989 Yearly Chart
1 So Alive  Love & Rockets 259 15 1
2 Fascination Street  Cure 236 15 1
3 I'll Be You  Replacements 223 13 1
4 The Mayor Of Simpleton  X.T.C. 217 14 1
5 Dirty Blvd.  Lou Reed 200 13 1
6 Proud To Fall  Ian McCulloch 198 12 1
7 Love And Anger  Kate Bush 198 12 1
8 Charlotte Anne  Julian Cope 197 12 1
9 Veronica  Elvis Costello 196 12 1
10 Love Song  Cure 184 14 2
11 She Drives Me Crazy  Fine Young Cannibals 178 14 5
12 Come Anytime  Hoodoo Gurus 175 11 1
13 Disappointed  Public Image Ltd. 171 12 1
14 Here Comes Your Man  Pixies 170 11 3
15 Stand  R.E.M. 168 13 1
16 Good Thing  Fine Young Cannibals 164 16 2
17 Personal Jesus  Depeche Mode 160 11 3
18 Nightmares  Violent Femmes 160 12 4
19 Pictures Of Matchstick Men  Camper Van Beethoven 154 10 1
20 Between Something And Nothing  Ocean Blue 152 11 2
21 A Girl Like You  Smithereens 152 10 3
22 Eardrum Buzz  Fixx 147 11 2
23 Dear God  Midge Ure 145 12 4
24 Sweet Jane  Cowboy Junkies 144 13 5
25 Sold Me Down The River  Alarm 143 11 3
26 Love Shack  B-52's 142 9 1
27 See A Little Light  Bob Mould 142 11 4
28 Sowing The Seeds Of Love  Tears For Fears 141 10 1
29 Fire Woman  Cult 138 11 2
30 Fisherman's Blues  Waterboys 138 11 3
31 Trouble Me  10,000 Maniacs 136 10 3
32 Blues From A Gun  Jesus & Mary Chain 134 9 1
33 Madonna Of The Wasps  Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians 132 9 2
34 Fine Time  New Order 130 11 3
35 Let The Day Begin  Call 129 11 5
36 I Want That Man  Deborah Harry 127 10 2
37 Look Who's Dancing  Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 123 9 2
38 Oh Daddy  Adrian Belew 123 12 5
39 James Brown  Big Audio Dynamite 118 8 2
40 The Last Of The Famous International Playboys  Morrissey 117 9 3
41 Round  New Order 117 11 6
42 Channel Z  B-52's 111 7 1
43 Regina  Sugarcubes 109 9 2
44 Monkey Gone To Heaven  Pixies 109 10 5
45 This Town  Elvis Costello 108 9 4
46 I'm An Adult Now  Pursuit Of Happiness 103 10 6
47 Into The Heart Of Love  Mighty Lemon Drops 102 9 5
48 Pet Sematary  Ramones 101 9 4
49 Way Of The World  Max Q. 101 9 6
50 Contact  Big Audio Dynamite 99 9 6
51 Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)  Enya 96 10 6
52 Knock Me Down  Red Hot Chili Peppers 94 8 6
53 Nineteen Forever  Joe Jackson 92 8 4
54 Come Out Fighting  Easterhouse 92 10 7
55 Let Love Rule  Lenny Kravitz 88 8 5
56 Waiting For Mary  Pere Ubu 84 8 6
57 Always Saturday  Guadalcanal Diary 84 8 7
58 Under The God  Tin Machine 83 7 4
59 If It's Love  Squeeze 83 8 7
60 Something To Say  Connells 76 7 7
61 Driven Out  Fixx 75 9 11
62 Crossroads  Tracy Chapman 74 8 7
63 Sick Of It  Primitives 72 9 9
64 Dizzy  Throwing Muses 71 9 8
65 Don't Crash The Car Tonight  Mary's Danish 70 6 7
66 Should God Forget  Psychedelic Furs 68 7 8
67 Call Me Blue  A House 68 7 9
68 King For A Day  X.T.C. 68 10 11
69 Goin' Southbound  Stan Ridgway 60 7 8
70 She Bangs The Drum  Stone Roses 60 7 9
71 She Gives Me Love  Godfathers 59 8 8
72 (Shake That) Cosmic Thing  B-52's 58 6 7
73 Radio Silence  Boris Grebenshikov 54 5 7
74 Tears Run Rings  Marc Almond 51 8 8
75 Time And Space  Flesh For Lulu 50 6 9
76 5 O'Clock World  Julian Cope 49 7 10
77 Hard Sun  Indio 48 7 10
78 Don't Look Back  Fine Young Cannibals 46 6 9
79 Interesting Drug  Morrissey 46 6 11
80 Suboceana  Tom Tom Club 43 7 10
81 Angel Visit  Thrashing Doves 43 7 14
82 Shakin' The Tree  Youssou N'Dour 40 4 9
83 Turn You Inside-Out  R.E.M. 37 7 10
84 Drifting, Falling  Ocean Blue 37 6 10
85 Punk Rock Girl  Dead Milkmen 37 6 11
86 Drama  Erasure 36 6 11
87 Don't Ask Me Why  Eurythmics 36 6 12
88 Smoke Rings  Winter Hours 33 5 12
89 Little Miss S.  Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians 32 6 14
90 Make Believe Mambo  David Byrne 31 4 11
91 I Don't Want A Lover  Texas 31 6 11
92 Higher Ground  Red Hot Chili Peppers 30 7 11
93 Eat For Two  10,000 Maniacs 29 6 12
94 The Beat(en) Generation  The The 29 6 13
95 Everything Counts  Depeche Mode 27 4 13
96 Devolution Workin' Man Blues  Alarm 26 4 11
97 Secrets  Primitives 26 4 12
98 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah  Pogues 25 7 17
99 Dancing Barefoot  U2 24 4 14
100 Everlasting Love  U2 22 4 11
101 Last Cigarette  Dramarama 22 4 13
102 Dirty Old Town  David Byrne 21 2 8
103 This Is Your Land  Simple Minds 21 4 12
104 Busload Of Faith  Lou Reed 20 4 11
105 Take A Step Back  Simple Minds 20 4 14
106 Grain Of Sand  Saints 19 3 11
107 Cruella DeVille  Replacements 18 4 11
108 Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria)  Figures On A Beach 18 3 14
109 You Don't Get Much  BoDeans 18 5 15
110 Decline And Fall  Flesh For Lulu 18 4 15
111 Warrior  Public Image Ltd. 15 4 16
112 Heaven's In Here  Tin Machine 14 2 12
113 Kiss It Better  Deborah Harry 14 3 14
114 A Little Respect  Erasure 14 3 15
115 Calling Out To Carol  Stan Ridgway 12 2 13
116 Stand Up  Underworld 12 3 14
117 Kingdom Of Rain  The The 12 3 16
118 Self  Fuzzbox 12 4 16
119 Give-Give- Give Me More-More- More  Wonder Stuff 12 3 17
120 Happy  Public Image Ltd. 11 2 15
121 Future 40's (String Of Pearls)  Syd Straw 11 3 16
122 God Is A Bullet  Concrete Blonde 10 3 15
123 The Line Between The Devil's Teeth  Peter Murphy 10 4 18
124 Gravitate To Me  The The 9 2 15
125 Was There Anything I Could Do  Go-Betweens 9 2 16
126 Obsession  Xymox 9 3 16
127 Don't Make Me Dream About You  Chris Isaak 8 4 18
128 He's Got A She  Exene Cervenka 7 3 17
129A Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant...  Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper 6 2 16
129B Livin' On The Edge Of The Night  Iggy Pop 6 2 16
129C Sugar Daddy  Thompson Twins 6 2 16
132A Hey Ladies  Beastie Boys 6 2 18
132B Witchdoctor  Sidewinders 6 2 18
134 Big Man On Paper  Graham Parker 5 2 18
135 The Good Life  Fire Town 5 3 18
136 Mandela Day  Simple Minds 4 1 17
137 Compulsion  Martin L. Gore 4 2 18
138 World Party  Waterboys 4 2 19
139A Batdance  Prince 3 1 18
139B No Souvenirs  Melissa Etheridge 3 1 18
141A Cat-House  Danielle Dax 3 2 19
141B No Big Deal  Love & Rockets 3 2 19
141C Music Goes Round My Head  Saints 3 2 19
144A Everlasting Love  Howard Jones 2 1 19
144B Love Crushing  Fetchin' Bones 2 1 19
144C Stop  Erasure 2 1 19
147 If A Tree Falls  Bruce Cockburn 2 2 20
148A Motorcycle  Love & Rockets 1 1 20
148B Teenage Riot  Sonic Youth 1 1 20

 

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