Showing posts with label 1989. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1989. Show all posts

Aug 18, 2019

When I See You Smile by Bad English (1989)

When I See You Smile by Bad English (1989)
"When I See You Smile" is a song written by Diane Warren and performed by American/British band Bad English. It was released in September 1989 as the second single taken from their self-titled debut album of the same name, released in 1989. The power ballad became the band's only U.S. number one hit when it peaked there in the fall of 1989 for two weeks.


Jul 25, 2019

18 And Life by Skid Row (1989)

18 And Life by Skid Row (1989)
"18 and Life" is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their self titled debut album. The song was to be the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It was named the 60th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was certified Gold on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies.


Jul 14, 2019

Reach Out by E.G. Daily (1989)

Reach Out by E.G. Daily (1989)
"Reach Out" is a song by the American singer, actress and musician E. G. Daily from her 1989 album Lace Around the Wound, written by E.G. Daily and John Van Tongeren.



Cash Box published two reviews of the album during 1989. The first commented: "We weren't prepared for the smokey sensuality of her blues-dance-pop-jazz song stylings. Who are we to say that she's not better than Madonna? With her alternating twang, bop and dancefloor inflections, she's certainly more diverse. And her more-than-just-kittenish personality comes through loud and clear."

Jul 7, 2019

I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty (1989)

"I Won't Back Down" is a song by American rock musician Tom Petty. It was released in April 1989 as the lead single from his first solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song was written by Petty and Jeff Lynne, his writing partner for the album. It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for five weeks, starting the album's road to multi-platinum status.


Jun 29, 2019

Kickstart My Heart by Mötley Crüe (1989)

Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue (1989)
"Kickstart My Heart" is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, originally released on their 1989 album, Dr. Feelgood. The track has been used in various media, and was also included on the soundtrack album to the 2019 biographical film The Dirt.




Released as the album's second single in 1989, "Kickstart My Heart" reached #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in early 1990. The introduction is a classic example of a Floyd Rose bridge trick, in which Mick Mars drops three consecutive strings resulting in sound similar to a motorcycle shifting gears, borrowed from the similar-sounding intro to Montrose's "Bad Motor Scooter". Other elements of the song are “borrowed” from “Hell Raiser” by The Sweet. The song's ending features a prominent example of talkbox effects.

May 5, 2019

Paradise City by Guns N' Roses (1989)

Paradise City by Guns N' Roses (1989)
"Paradise City" is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). It was released as a single in January 1989. It is also the only song on the album to feature a synthesizer. It is frequently played at sports stadiums during games along with "Welcome to the Jungle", also from Appetite for Destruction. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 - becoming the band's third single to reach the Top 10 - and number six on the UK Singles Chart. It also topped the Irish Singles Chart, their first of three singles to do so.


Feb 8, 2016

Real Life - Send Me An Angel '89 (Dance Mix) on Best Of Real Life: Send Me An Angel Album (1989)

Real Life - Send Me An Angel '89 (Dance Mix) on Best Of Real Life: Send Me An Angel Album (1989)
"Send Me an Angel" is a 1983 song by Australian band Real Life. Initially released on Real Life's debut album Heartland, it is the band's most well-known song. This version originally peaked in early 1984 in the US at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's biggest chart success, however, was in 1989, where an updated version entitled "Send Me an Angel '89" surpassed the original version from 1983. "Send Me An Angel '89" reached a peak of No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1989 in the US. Both versions are very similar; the 1989 version is missing the louder "claps" in the chorus and the drums sound much less electronic, more like an acoustic kit, as opposed to the typical 1980s electronic drums sound heard on the original. The song is prominently featured in the 1989 film The Wizard, the 1986 film Rad, and the 1987 film Teen Wolf Too.



Track List: Best Of Real Life: Send Me An Angel


1. Send Me An Angel '89

2. Face To Face

3. Catch Me I'm Falling

4. Always

5. Babies

6. Send Me An Angel '89 (Dance Mix)

7. The Hammer Of Love

8. Let's Fall In Love

9. One Blind Love

10. No Shame