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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 19, 1989 (1/18/14)

January 20, 2014

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This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 19, 1989.

Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation, George H. W. Bush steps into office and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. What was on the air? Phil Collins is at the head of the game with Two Hearts,Taylor Dayne takes second place with Don’t Rush Me and Def Leppard rounds out the top three with Armageddon It.

40. Duran Duran – “All She Wants Is”
39.  Mike + The Mechanics – “The Living Years”
38. Guns N’ Roses – “Welcome To The Jungle”
37. Will TO Power – “Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley”
36. The Escape Club – “Shake For The Sheik”
35. Ann Wilson & Robin Zander – “Surrender To Me (From ‘Tequila Sunrise’)”
34. Robbie Nevil – “Back On Holiday”
33. Erasure – “A Little Respect”
32. Maxi Priest – “Wild World”
31. The Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones – “Kiss”
30. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
29. Chicago – “Look Away”
28. The Boys – “Dial My Heart”
27. Anita Baker – “Giving You The Best That I Got”
26. Boy Meets Girl – “Waiting For A Star To Fall”
25. U2 – “Angel of Harlem”
24. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – “What I Am”
23. Kenny G – “Silhouette”
22. Rick Astley – “She Wants To Dance With Me”
21. Information Society – “Walking Away”
20. Bangles – “In Your Room”
19. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – “Little Liar”
18. Sheena Easton – “The Lover In Me”
17. Samantha Fox – “I Wanna Have Some Fun”
16. Steve Winwood – “Holding On”
15. Tone Loc – “Wild Thing”
14. Tiffany – All This Time”
13. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
12. Boys Club – “I Remember Holding You”
11. Bon Jovi – “Born To Be My Baby”
10.  Annie Lennox & Al Green – “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”
9.  White Lion – “When The Children Cry”
8.  Karyn White – “The Way You Love Me”
7.  Michael Jackson – “Smooth Criminal”
6.  Poison – “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
5.  Sheriff – “When I’m With You”
4.  Bobby Brown – “My Prerogative”
3.  Def Leppard – “Armageddon It”
2.  Taylor Dayne – “Don’t Rush Me”
1.  Phil Collins – “Two Hearts”

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