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Via Lexie at Lexical Light, who via’d Marla, I thought I would participate in this music meme. I could write about how cold it is outside. This is the alternative.

If you want to do this on your blog, here are the directions: go to this link, enter the year you graduated from high school in the search space, and post the list. Then you bold the songs you like, strike out the songs you didn’t like, and do nothing to the songs that do not inspire any type of memorable reaction.

The Top 100 Songs of 1989:

1. Look Away, Chicago
2. My Prerogative, Bobby Brown (because any song with “prerogative” in the title deserves admiration)
3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison (should have been called “Every Rose Has Its Prerogative”)
4. Straight Up, Paula Abdul
5. Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
6. Cold Hearted, Paula Abdul
7. Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
8. Girl You Know Its True, Milli Vanilli
9. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird, Will To Power
10. Giving You The Best That I Got, Anita Baker
11. Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx
12. Waiting For A Star To Fall, Boy Meets Girl (“Waiting for Prerogative to Fall”)
13. Lost In Your Eyes, Debbie Gibson
14. Don’t Wanna Lose You, Gloria Estefan
15. Heavan, Warrant
16. Girl I’m Gonna Miss You, Milli Vanilli
17. The Look, Roxette
18. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
19. On Our Own, Bobby Brown
20. Two Hearts, Phil Collins
21. Blame It On The Rain, Milli Vanilli (“Blame It On My Prerogative”)
22. Listen To Your Heart, Roxette
23. I’ll Be There For You, Bon Jovi
24. If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Simply Red
25. Like A Prayer, Madonna
26. I’ll Be Loving You (Forever), New Kids On The Block
27. How Can I Fall?, Breathe
28. Baby Don’t Forget My Number, Milli Vanilli (“Baby, Don’t Forget My Prerogative”)
29. Toy Solider, Martika
30. Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul (“Forever Your Prerogative”)
31. The Living Years, Mike and the Mechanics
32. Eternal Flame, The Bangles
33. Wild Thing, Tone Loc (“Wild Prerogative”)
34. When I See You Smile, Bad English
35. If I Could Turn Back Time, Cher (too bad WordPress doesn’t have a little button that simulates text on fire…I would click that button)
36. Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry
37. When I’m With You, Sheriff
38. Don’t Rush Me, Taylor Dayne
39. Born To Be My Baby, Bon Jovi
40. Good Thing, Fine Young Cannibals
41. The Lover In Me, Sheena Easton (“The Prerogative In Me”)
42. Bust A Move, Young M.C.
43. Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White
44. Batdance, Prince (“Prerogativedance”)
45. Rock On, Michael Damian
46. Real Lov, Jody Watley
47. Love Shack, B-52’s
48. Every Little Step, Bobby Brown
49. Hangin’ Tough, New Kids On The Block (another selection worthy of being eaten by computer simulated flames)
50. My Heart Can’t Tell You No, Rod Stewart (“My Prerogative Can’t Tell You No”)
51. So Alive, Love and Rockets
52. You Got It (The Right Stuff), New Kids On The Block
53. Armageddon It, Def Leppard (“Prergogativon It”)
54. Satisfied, Richard Marx
55. Express Yourself, Madonna
56. I Like It, Dino (the Flintstone’s dog had a hit record?)
57. Soldier Of Love, Donny Osmond (yeah, right Donny…)
58. Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Tears For Fears
59. Cherish, Madonna
60. When The Children Cry, White Lion
61. 18 And Life, Skid Row
62. I Don’t Want Your Love, Duran Duran (I will embolden anything by Duran Duran)
63. Second Chances, .38 Special
64. The Way You Love Me, Karyn White
65. Funky Cold Medina, Tone Loc (“Funky Cold Prerogative”)
66. In Your Room, Bangles
67. Miss You Like Crazy, Natalie Cole
68. Love Song, Cure
69. Secret Rendesvous, Karyn White
70. Angel Eyes, Jeff Healey Band
71. Patience, Guns N’ Roses
72. Walk On Water, Eddie Money
73. Cover Girl, New Kids On The Block
74. Welcom To The Jungle, Guns N’ Roses
75. Shower Me With Your Love, Surface (“Shower Me With Your Prerogative”)
76. Stand, R.E.M.
77. Close My Eyes Forever, Lita Ford
78. All This Time, Tiffany
79. After All, Cher and Peter Cetera
80. Roni, Bobby Brown
81. Love In An Elevator, Aerosmith (“Prerogative In An Elevator”)
82. Lay Your Hands On Me, Bon Jovi
83. This Promise, When In Rome
84. What I Am, Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians
85. I Remember Holding You, Boys Club
86. Paradise City, Guns N’ Roses
87. Iwanna Have Some Fun, Samantha Fox
88. She Wants To Dance With Me, Rick Astley
89. Dreamin’, Vanessa Williams
90. It’s No Crime, Babyface
91. Poison, Alice Cooper
92. This Time I Know It’s For Real, Donna Summer
93. Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson
94. Heavan Help Me, Deon Estus
95. Rock Wit’cha, Bobby Brown (“Rock Wit’charogative”)
96. Thinking Of You, Sa-fire
97. What You Don’t Know, Expose
98. Surrender To Me, Ann Wilson and Robin Zander
99. The End Of The Innocence, Don Henley (“The End of the Prerogative”)
100. Keep On Movin’, Soul II Soul

10 comments to Music

  • Oh, come on Mopsy. How can you not love such hair band classics as 18 and Life or Love in an Elevator?? NOT. I did like “Cherish” by Madonna, though. It had a catchy tune. So catchy that now it’s stuck in my head. “Cherish the thought…”

  • hamster

    Big smile. I’d forgotten Paradise City and Welcome to the Jungle were two different songs. . .

  • That’s some prerogative usage, there, Mopsy!

    Our kids church is decorated as a jungle and referred to the Jungle. The first line of the G&R songs is so fits. “Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got fun and games.” I’ve taught my kids to sing that first part when they see the children’s pastor. Train them up…..:)

    (I don’t know the rest of the lyrics and emphasize that it’s only the first part we sing.)

  • I don’t even know how to do a strike through line? How do you make that happen with computer magic? If I can learn that maybe I’ll participate in this meme. Many of my songs will be similar – 1990. (Ah! Those were the big hair days.) Hey…if we were really brave we could have a “Post your biggest hair photo.” I guarantee mine would blow you away. I think I am single handidly responsible for the missing chunk of ozone!

  • Tracy (tjly)

    I just did it for 1988 and didn’t even recognize half the songs. Either I have already forgotten the music of my youth in my dottage or this isn’t right…LOL!

  • Stacey

    Oh man, you crossed out some good tunes!! I’m taking a wild guess here, but 1989? Am I right?

  • Julana

    I’m older than I thought. I’m glad I graduated in the 70’s. 🙂

  • JoAnn

    WOW! You really crossed out some of my faves. You and my dh would get along great, he despises Cher! LOL!

    I’m going to try my year. Even though I have no blog. 🙂


  • mopsy

    I didn’t really listen to pop music. I thought of myself as “deep” and “mature”. I listened to a lot of alternative music. That’s why so much is crossed out.

  • JoAnn

    I had dh do the list too, to see if we had similiar interests in 1988, as we are sooo opposite right now. And yes, he crossed off alot too, due to the pop music only on the list. He was into the harder rock things. I guess.

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