1989 Number 2 Hits

So we came to the last year of the decade. The trend set in 1988 continued and some complete dross; nauseating, pretentious drivel rose to the top of the charts. We saw Kylie and Jason preventing Erasure from making the number 1 spot. We also saw Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers prevent Vincent Furnier (aka Alice Cooper) from taking what was rightfully his. And as far as the Christmas number 1 and 2 went, there wasn’t much to choose between them in terms of which would set your teeth on edge the most, Jason “Bloody” Donovan at number 2 or “F**king” Jive Bunny and Mastermixers (again – the third of three UK singles chart toppers) at number 1. Mmm, neither thanks. In fact the only time when you didn’t mind which song was at the top was for two weeks in July when Soul II Soul (feat. Caron Wheeler) prevented first Prince with his Batdance and then The Beautiful South with Song For Whoever from getting to number 1.

Song at Number 2 Week Ending Song at Number 1
Erasure – Crackers International EP 07/01/1989 Kylie & Jason – Especially For You
Mike & The Mechanics – The Living Years 28/01/1989 Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Michael Ball – Love Changes Everything 25/02/1989 Simple Minds – Belfast Child
Michael Jackson – Leave Me Alone 04/03/1989
Michael Ball – Love Changes Everything 11/03/1989 Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts
Simply Red – If You Don’t Know Me By Now 15/04/1989 The Bangles – Eternal Flame
Natalie Cole – Miss You Like Crazy 03/06/1989 Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman – Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey
Cliff Richard – The Best Of Me 10/06/1989 Jason Donovan – Sealed With A Kiss
Prince – Batdance 01/07/1989 Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Beautiful South – Song For Whoever 08/07/1989
London Boys – London Nights 22/07/1989 Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You
Bros – Too Much 29/07/1989
Kylie Minogue – Wouldn’t Change A Thing 05/08/1989 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing The Mood
Lil’ Louis – French Kiss 19/08/1989
Alice Cooper – Poison 26/08/1989
Jason Donovan – Every Day (I Love You More) 16/09/1989 Black Box – Ride On Time
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting 23/09/1989
Technotronic featuring Felly – Pump Up The Jam 07/10/1989
Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You 28/10/1989 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – That’s What I Like
11/11/1989 Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World
Phil Collins – Another Day In Paradise 18/11/1989
Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville – Don’t Know Much 02/12/1989 New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Jason Donovan – When You Come Back To Me 16/12/1989 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Let’s Party

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