Top 100 Singles of 1989 in Canada

madonna like a prayerAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1989 in Canada was “Like a Prayer” by Madonna. It was written and produced by both Madonna and Patrick Leonard who is of French Canadian descent. Ten songs in the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red. The top song from a Canadian was “Good Times” (#36) by Tom Cochrane and Red Rider. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Like a Prayer Madonna
2 Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
3 The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics
4 Sowing the Seeds of Love Tears For Fears
5 Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals
6 So Alive Love and Rockets
7 Lost in Your Eyes Debbie Gibson
8 Express Yourself Madonna
9 Cherish Madonna
10 The Look Roxette
11 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
12 If You Don’t Know Me… Simply Red
13 Cold Hearted Paula Abdul
14 Two Hearts Phil Collins
15 The End of the Innocence Don Henley
16 Miss You Much Janet Jackson
17 Batdance Prince
18 Girl I’m Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli
19 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher
20 Mixed Emotions Rolling Stones
21 Toy Soldiers Martika
22 Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul
23 Don’t Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan
24 Angel of Harlem U2
25 Straight Up Paula Abdul
26 Eternal Flame The Bangles
27 Pop Singer John Cougar Mellencamp
28 Rock On Michael Damian
29 Listen to Your Heart Roxette
30 Second Chance 38 Special
31 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
32 Satisfied Richard Marx
33 You Got It Roy Orbison
34 Heaven Warrant
35 On Our Own Bobby Brown
36 Good Times Tom Cochrane/Red Rider
37 What I Am Edie Brickell/N. Bohemians
38 When I See You Smile Bad English
39 Hangin’ Tough New Kids On the Block
40 I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty
41 Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry
42 Baby Don’t Forget… Milli Vanilli
43 Rock ‘n’ Roll Duty Kim Mitchell
44 She Wants to Dance with Me Rick Astley
45 I’ll Be There For You Bon Jovi
46 Healing Hands Elton John
47 Holding On Steve Winwood
48 My Heart Can’t Tell Me No Rod Stewart
49 Angelia Richard Marx
50 American Dream Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
51 Put a Little Love… Annie Lennox & Al Green
52 The Best Tina Turner
53 When the Children Cry White Lion
54 Girl You Know It’s True Milli Vanilli
55 Cover Girl New Kids On the Block
56 Diamond Mine Blue Rodeo
57 Real Love Jody Watley
58 Every Rose Has It’s Thorn Poison
59 No Souvenirs Melissa Etheridge
60 Orinoco Flow Enya
61 Everylasting Love Howard Jones
62 The Doctor Doobie Brothers
63 Don’t Rush Me Taylor Dayne
64 Heaven Help Me Deon Estus
65 End of the Line The Traveling Wilburys
66 Soldier of Love Donny Osmond
67 After All Cher & Peter Cetera
68 All This Time Tiffany
69 Love Makes No Promises Candi
70 Walk the Dinosaur Was (Not Was)
71 Don’t Look Back Fine Young Cannibals
72 Angel Eyes The Jeff Healey Band
73 Rooms On Fire Stevie Nicks
74 As Long As You Follow Fleetwood Mac
75 This Time I Know It’s For Real Donna Summer
76 Love Shack The B-52s
77 We Didn’t Start the Fire Billy Joel
78 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins
79 Giving Away a Miracle Luba
80 18 & Life Skid Row
81 Black Velvet Alannah Myles
82 Handle with Care The Traveling Wilburys
83 Born to Be My Baby Bon Jovi
84 The Way That You Love Me Paula Abdul
85 Cry Waterfront
86 Blame It On the Rain Milli Vanilli
87 Stand REM
88 One The Bee Gees
89 Call It Love Poco
90 I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper
91 Dressed for Success Roxette
92 Rocklandwonderland Kim Mitchell
93 Waiting for a Star to Fall Boy Meets Girl
94 If a Tree Falls Bruce Cockburn
95 Hard Sun Indio
96 Wild Thing Tone Loc
97 Armageddon It Def Leppard
98 My Perogative Bobby Brown
99 Funky Cold Medina Tone Loc
100 Crazy About Her Rod Stewart
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