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Global Single Chart
30 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 11, 1989
compiled and provided by

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1 / 3
week 6
The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics
Atlantic / Warner Bros. - 2 weeks at No.1
5 / 8
week 3
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
London / MCA
4 / 4
week 3
Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
Atlantic
2 / 1
week 6
Straight Up - Paula Abdul
Virgin
6 / 5
week 6
You Got It - Roy Orbison
Virgin
3 / 2
week 4
The Lover In Me - Sheena Easton
MCA
10 / -
week 4
Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli
Hansa / Arista
new.JPG (991 bytes) You Got It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids On The Block
Columbia
8 / -
week 5
The First Time - Robin Beck
Metronome / Mercury
9 / -
week 2
Belfast Child (Ballad Of The Streets) - Simple Minds
Virgin
 

"The Living Years", released on December 27, 1988, addresses a son's regret unresolved conflict with his now-deceased father. It won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically in 1989. Some years later famed composer Burt Bacharach opined: "The Living Years is one of the finest lyrics of the last ten years". The poignant ballad went to no.1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and no.2 in United Kingdom.

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