My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1989

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 05TH 1989:

  1. “I Beg Your Pardon” – Kon Kan
  2. “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” – New Kids On The Block
  3. “Straight Up” – Paula Abdul
  4. “She Wants To Dance With Me” – Rick Astley
  5. “The Lover In Me” – Sheena Easton

GREAT music there. A young 21½-year-old version of me was dancing day and night to the hottest hits in the land. You can’t get more “club in 1989” than Kon Kan’s “I Beg Your Pardon”. That song still sounds awesome today – 30 years later.

Back in the day my local Top 40 radio station -Y-100 (Miami Florida) – used to “daypart” where they would play “adult-friendly” mainstream pop music during the work day, and then at the top of the 3 o’clock hour right after station identification they would let loose with a song on the radical fringe. Think “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Guns N’ Roses), “Bad Medicine” (Bon Jovi), “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown), “It Takes Two” (Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock), and “I Beg Your Pardon” (Kon Kan). Once any of those “radical” songs came on – you knew that the work day was almost through, and it was time to party en Miami !

But that was then, and this is now. I’ll return to the “now” – which is so much more greater than the “then” – this Sunday with Scripture, and this Monday with the soundtrack of my life during this first weekend of March of 2019. I think I’ll have a new # 1 smash on the new chart. Enjoy your weekend my friends !

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