Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
30 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to September 2, 1989
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 10
Batdance - Prince
Warner Bros. - 6 weeks at No.1
3 / 5
week 5
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
EMI
7 / 10
week 4
Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
Music Factory Dance / Atco / BCM
4 / 4
week 5
Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan
Epic
6 / 8
week 3
Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
Virgin
2 / 2
week 12
Express Yourself - Madonna
Sire
8 / 6
week 8
Toy Soldiers - Martika
CBS / Columbia
10 / -
week 2
Hangin' Tough - New Kids On The Block
Columbia
5 / 3
week 7
On Our Own - Bobby Brown
MCA
9 / 9
week 3
Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler
Virgin
 

"Batdance" was released on June 8, 1989 for the Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached no.1 in the United States, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand and no.2 in United Kingdom and Australia. It was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled "Dance With The Devil", which Prince felt was too dark. "Batdance" is almost two songs in one, a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion. The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. The music video, directed by Albert Magnoli and choreographed by Barry Lather, featured dancers costumed as multiple Batmen, Jokers and Vicki Vales.

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