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Throw Back Thursday: Music we love from 1989!

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 6.37.34 PMOur Squidoo Music Club members have been busy this week sharing music they love from 25 years ago, 1989. What’s YOUR favorite music from that year? Image Credit

1989 Tom Petty gave us all Full Moon Fever

1. 1989 Tom Petty gave us all Full Moon Fever

This entire album brings back floods of memories for me. It was released in the spring of 1989, my junior year of high school. Every song on it reminds me of something different. Hanging out in my room, working in the local snow cone stand or just hanging…

Garth Brooks: Blame It All On My Roots

2. Garth Brooks: Blame It All On My Roots

I think the best revenge on an ex- partner is vividly demonstrated in Garth Brooks’ song, ‘Friends In Low Places,’ which sounds like a good payback to someone who ‘done you wrong. ‘. A popular song with country/western fans and pop…

Beach Boys Still Cruisin'

3. Beach Boys Still Cruisin’

Time to grab your Beach Boys tunes and head to the beach! That’s how it was back in the late 80′s when I lived in Michigan. My friends and I would head to Lake Michigan after classes to hang out and listen to music. Beach Boys was always at the t…

Billy Joel - Storm Front

4. Billy Joel – Storm Front

When I was a young girl I loved music. This love has never gone away, though the style of music I listen to has. I received a record player from Fisher Price as a toddler. That was the beginning of my love of music. My mother would buy me lots of records w…

You Can't Deny My Affection for Lisa Stansfield

5. You Can’t Deny My Affection for Lisa Stansfield

I remember listening to the radio one day back in the late 80′s when I heard Lisa Stansfield’s first single “All Around the World” for the first time. Lisa’s sexy soulful spoken first line to the song; “I don’t know where…

Storm Front - Billy Joel at his best

6. Storm Front – Billy Joel at his best

I bought this album when it first came out in 1989 and it is never too far from my CD player. OK I’m a pretty dedicated Billy Joel fan and have been since the eighties and although I don’t htink this is his best ever it’s one of those albums…

My Green Days

7. My Green Days

The music by Green Day is often labeled as punk rock. I would rather call it energy music. There is something about the harmonies, the riffs and the tempo that I find rejuvenating. Every time I listen to A Thousand Hours something ignites inside me and I w…

The Glorious Album GRRR! by the Inimitable Rolling Stones

8. The Glorious Album GRRR! by the Inimitable Rolling Stones

Having been a life- long fan of the Rolling Stones, I have to say that – much as I like individual albums, of which I have several – if anyone wants compilation albums for a great nostalgic time reminding you of the awesome talent and staying power of this…

Aerosmith's Pump: A Drummer's Perspective

9. Aerosmith’s Pump: A Drummer’s Perspective

My absolute FAVORITE Aerosmith CD. During the time period when it was released, I was practicing my drums regularly. Joey Kramer was my God. My style was greatly influenced by him and Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) . There are 4 outstanding songs on this album that…

I Loved to Love You, Donna Summer

10. I Loved to Love You, Donna Summer

After discovering Donna Summer by way of ‘Bad Girls’ in 1978 I became a devoted fan. A decade was spent with the volume cranked to ’10′ for Bad Girls, On the Radio and She Works Hard for the Money. What am I saying? It was cranked up fo…

Nick of Time - Still in My Playlist 25 Years Later11. Nick of Time – Still in My Playlist 25 Years Later

While it may be hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Bonnie Raitt’s award winning album Nick of Time was released, it’s not hard to believe why it’s still on my current playlist. Over the course of the last 25 years, I’ve had t…

The One and Only Garth Brooks

12. The One and Only Garth Brooks

Country music in the late 80′s seemed to have undergone a mini revival of sorts! I think every radio station that played current hits was inundated with the sounds of New Country, that seemed to have it’s roots in the country music scene, but had…

Oh God...Say A Prayer!

13. Oh God…Say A Prayer!

I remember the release of this album. I am a big Madonna fan. Dance was my life in my early twenties and Madonna was on fire in the 1980′s. Her songs were upbeat and fun and great to bebop to when they came on the car radio. Her fashions of the time c…

Why Garth Brooks is the Best

14. Why Garth Brooks is the Best

Garth can straight up sing! He has a dream like voice that draws you into his songs. To where the lyrics describe a wonderful story. Everything Garth sings turns to gold. The song Thunder Roads is one of the best of his songs that embodies the great imager…

Why Like a prayer is a song I remember?

15. Why Like a prayer is a song I remember?

As long as I can remember and even before that whenever I listen to music I have an uncontrollable urge to dance. I don’t have any particular kind of music that makes me want to dance. All kinds of music do the trick. I dance to traditional folk songs…

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/testbooster testbooster

    Love the blog and the Year since that is when we graduated with Big hair bands and long hair. Party On Garth!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jsr54 jsr54

    I was in the midst of raising 3 young children in 1989 and must have not had time to listen to the radio because I only remember Like a Prayer! I’m definitely a 70′s girl!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anonymous831 Anonymous831

    Great bunch of reviews here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/zomicks zomicks

    I believe that in 1989 Bon Jovi was a big hit, with “I’ll be there for you”

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