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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Seeing Is Believing” by Mike + The Mechanics

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  6
  • Highest Chart Position:  51
  • From the “Living Years” album

Seeing Is Believing” is the third single released from Living Years, the second album by Mike + The Mechanics, released in 1988. The album reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.


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This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later, we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Heart” by Neneh Cherry

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  73
  • From the “Raw Like Sushi” album

Heart” is the third single released from Raw Like Sushi , the debut album by singer Neneh Cherry, released 5 June 1989 on Virgin Records. The album is best known for featuring the worldwide hit single “Buffalo Stance“.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later, we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Bring It All Back” by Grayson Hugh

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  4
  • Highest Chart Position:  87
  • From the “Blind to Reason” album

Bring It All Back” is the second single by Grayson Hugh.

He broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 with three singles from his album Blind to Reason (RCA Records, 1988). In 1989 “Talk It Over”, a song written by Sandy Linzer and Irwin Levine that Hugh arranged, reached the Top 20. After Hugh had arranged and recorded this song, Olivia Newton-John was given rights of first release, then recorded it herself and released it as a single under the name “Can’t We Talk It Over In Bed”. Hugh subsequently released his version which became a hit. His two other singles “Bring It All Back” and “How ‘Bout Us” (a remake of the 1981 Champaign hit recorded with Betty Wright) were also radio hits. Blind to Reason eventually went gold in Australia.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later, we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Do You Believe In Shame?” by Duran Duran

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  5
  • Highest Chart Position:  72
  • From the “Big Thing” album

Do You Believe In Shame?” is the nineteenth single by Duran Duran. Released 10 April 1989 it was the third and final single from the Big Thing album.

The song was dedicated to three of the band’s fallen friends: record producer Alex Sadkin, artist Andy Warhol, and Simon Le Bon‘s childhood friend David Miles. Le Bon has since said that “Shame” is the first part of a trilogy of songs written as a tribute to Miles, the other songs being “Ordinary World” and “Out of My Mind“.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later, we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Across the Miles” by Survivor

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  6
  • Highest Chart Position:  74
  • From the “Too Hot To Sleep” album

“Across the Miles is the second single from Too Hot to Sleep is the seventh album from rock band Survivor, released in 1988.  It was a relative commercial disappointment, reaching only #187 on the Billboard album charts, though “Across The Miles” is one of their biggest AC chart hits.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Hold On” by Donny Osmond

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  73
  • From the “Donny Osmond” album

Hold On” is the third single from Donny Osmond is a 1989 album released by Donny Osmond. It was released on Capitol Records. It is notable for featuring the number 2 smash hit, “Soldier of Love“, which Randall Popken, Alice Newsome and Lanell Gonzales called “a faintly suggestive tune set to a post-disco beat.” It was released as a tune by a “mystery singer”, as Osmond’s promoter feared that no one would buy the album if the singer was revealed. It is also notable for featuring five songs that Osmond co-wrote, and for Osmond also handling drum programming and keyboards on a few tracks.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Calling It Love” by Animotion

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  9
  • Highest Chart Position:  53
  • From the “Animotion (Room to Move)” album

Calling It Love” is the second single from Animotion (Room to Move).

In the midst of recording their third album, Animotion went through personnel changes, as all three of the remaining founding members (Bill Wadhams, Astrid Plane and Charles Ottavio) departed. Following their departure, Ottavio and Plane married. Actress/dancer/singer Cynthia Rhodes, known for her performance as the character “Penny Johnson” in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, replaced Plane as female lead singer, and former solo artist/Device member Paul Engemann replaced Wadhams as the male lead for Animotion’s second self-titled album, informally known as “Room to Move” (due to the success of this song) to distinguish it from their first LP. Incidentally, Engemann’s former band, Device had also included Holly Knight (co-writer of “Obsession”). By the time of this third album’s release, only Kirkpatrick and Smith remained officially in the “band” backing Rhodes and Engemann, and other session musicians were used during its recording.

The single “Room to Move”, a remake of a 1988 song by the group Climie Fisher, became a radio hit in April 1989, and their second Top 10 hit in the US, aided by its inclusion in the movie My Stepmother is an Alien. However, the album itself did not crack the top 100 on the charts, and Animotion broke up after that.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later, we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.

I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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