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This week in 1989: new entries from Swing Out Sister, The Celibate Rifles, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Robin Beck, Wang Chung and Then Jerico.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/06/week-commencing-26-june-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from The Art of Noise, Stray Cats, 10,000 Maniacs, Tanita Tikaram, Hipsway, Adeva and Warrant.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/07/week-commencing-3-july-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from UB40, Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Richard Clapton, Cinderella and Clive Griffin.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/07/week-commencing-10-july-1989.html
this is amazing
Thanks!
Enjoyed reading about Morrissey saying "there are some bad people on the right". Fast forward 30 years he (arguably) is one of them!!!
I was almost going to comment that many think Moz is of the right these days; but thought I'd try to keep it more focused on the chart stats.
Agreed! Amazing to see these chart flops, can't wait to see if any of my favorites pop up over the years
This week in 1989: new entries from Youssou N'dour & Peter Gabriel, Kenny Rogers, Tim Finn, Yello, The Jeff Healey Band, David Essex, and Vanessa Williams.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/07/week-commencing-17-july-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Bee Gees, Kiss, Pete Townshend, Clive Young, Adult Net, Skid Row, and White Lion.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/07/week-commencing-24-july-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Joe Jackson, The Seekers, On the Ball, Exploding White Mice, and Holly Johnson.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/07/week-commencing-31-july-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Kool & The Gang, Rod Stewart, L.L. Cool J, and Bananarama.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/08/week-commencing-7-august-1989.html
It's funny how you mention a Bananarama song that doesn't feature Jacquie O'Sullivan on a day that happens to be Jacquie 's 60th birthday.
^ Well-spotted; I didn't even realise!
This week in 1989: new entries from Priscilla's Nightmare, Lucinda Williams, Michael Ball, Jody Watley with Eric B. & Rakim, Brother Beyond & Swing Out Sister.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/08/week-commencing-14-august-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Paul McCartney, Henry Lee Summer, Living In a Box, Beastie Boys, and Mica Paris.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/08/week-commencing-21-august-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Public Image Limited, Patrick Swayze, The B-52's, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Stephen Cummings.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/08/week-commencing-28-august-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from ABC and London Boys.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/08/week-commencing-4-september-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from The Call, Great White, Humanoid, and Starship.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/09/week-commencing-11-september-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Sam Brown, Spandau Ballet, Young MC, The Sugarcubes, No Face, Extreme, The Beautiful South, Chaka Khan, Marshall Crenshaw, and E.G. Daily.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/09/week-commencing-18-september-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Weddings Parties Anything, E-Zee Possee, Richard Clapton, Elliot Goblet, Wanda Jackson, Diana Ross, Womack & Womack, and The Doobie Brothers.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/09/week-commencing-25-september-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Queen, Concrete Blonde and Fischer-Z -

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/10/week-commencing-2-october-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Peter Combes, Ice Tiger, The Graces, Hippos, Anita Ward & Lucinda Williams.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/10/week-commencing-9-october-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from James, Marcus Montana, The Blue Nile, and Jesus Loves You.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/10/week-commencing-16-october-1989.html
Love Sit Down and The Downtown Lights, good week this one!!
^ Thanks for reading. The quality of the debuts - depending on your tastes - can vary wildly from one week to the next.
This week in 1989: 3 new top 150 entries, none of which registered on any other national chart, including Bette Midler, The Bombers, and Cyndi Lauper.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/10/week-commencing-23-october-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Paul Kelly and The Messengers, Janz, Bachelors from Prague, Bee Gees, Randy Crawford, The Alarm, Gipsy Kings, Thompson Twins, and Patti LaBelle.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/10/week-commencing-30-october-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Roy Orbison and Friends, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, Dora D, and Erasure.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/11/week-commencing-6-november-1989.html
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This week in 1989: new entries from Barbra Streisand, Pandora's Box, Paul Carrack, and Living In a Box.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/11/week-commencing-13-november-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Joe Camilleri, Robert Palmer, S'Express, Sydney Youngblood, Ice Tiger, Ramones, De La Soul, Hazell Dean, Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, and James Freud.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/11/week-commencing-20-november-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Grace Jones, Don Henley, Jefferson Airplane, Robert Palmer and Queen, and a re-entry of a two-year old single from U2.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/11/week-commencing-27-november-1989.html
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This week in 1989: new entries from Prince with Sheena Easton, Damian, Oz Art for Ozone, Eric Clapton, Zan, White Lion, Tommy Emmanuel, Tom Petty, London Boys, and Olivia Newton-John.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/12/week-commencing-4-december-1989.html
This week in 1989: new entries from Skid Row, Jimmy Somerville featuring June Miles Kingston, Curiosity Killed the Cat, and The Firm.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/12/week-commencing-11-december-1989.html
This week in 1989: the final chart for the year and the decade, with new entries from Melissa Etheridge, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pop Will Eat Itself, Michelle Shocked, Simply Red, and Cyndi Lauper. Plus, I have updated some earlier posts from 1989 (linked within this week's post) with new uncovered bubbling WAY down under entries from Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Karyn White, Pseudo Echo, and Big Country. https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2020/12/week-commencing-18-december-1989.html
Another good week with JAMC, PWEI and Michelle Shocked. You're right PWEI-zation was the one promoted as the single.
^ Thanks for the info, OBOne! I have no recollection of hearing that PWEI song before, though I only really knew 'Wise Up! Sucker' by them at the time.
I find the chart history of PWEI to be rather odd. They had fair success in the UK but only one single that i know of made the top 100 (X,Y and Zee Number #89 in 1991) and yet everything else fell below the top 100. Aussie chart pickers must have liked that one enough to boost it's success i suppose. Thank you very very much for the blog this year. It's nice to have this info out there preserved for posterity as it were. Look forward to 1990.
Thanks Jesse'77! I'm glad some people enjoy reading the blog, as I know it has a somewhat niche audience.

Yeah, I always find it strange when songs I know from then don't chart at all, while plenty of others I've never heard of before do.
I've posted a list of all singles debuting in 1989 that peaked within the 101-150 region of the chart here:

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/01/1989-chart-year-in-review.html
This week in 1990 - the first ARIA chart of the 1990s... with new top 150 entries from James Reyne, The Shivers, Gene Pitney, and Katrina and The Waves.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/01/week-commencing-8-january-1990.html
This week in 1990 - new entries from The Georgia Satellites, Underworld, Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan, Malcolm McLaren and the Bootzilla Orchestra, and Paul Simpson featuring Adeva.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/01/week-commencing-15-january-1990.html
This week in 1990: new entries from Joe Cocker, Chris Rea, Warrant, Poco, and Natalie Cole.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/01/week-commencing-22-january-1990.html
This week in 1990: new entries from Tracy Chapman, Wildland, Cliff Richard, Lisa Stansfield, and J.J. Cale.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/01/week-commencing-29-january-1990.html
This week in 1990: new entries from Fine Young Cannibals, Texas, David Byrne, After 7, Transvision Vamp, Boxcar, Sybil, Blow featuring Roy Hamilton, Club Veg, Tanita Tikaram, and Jimi the Human & Spectre 7. In fact, this week has the highest number of top 150-peaking debuts for 1990.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/02/week-commencing-5-february-1990.html
I had no idea Boxcar were australian, but what i wanted to comment on was your mentioning that australia wasn't ready for electronic music made by local artists and i think you have a very valid point. It would take some time and my thinking is if Beatfish didn't have two fairly recognisable faces from two well known australian bands as part of it's line up 'Wheels Of Love' might not have been such a big hit. When you look at 'Dead Eyes Opened'in 1994 the success of that single i would attribute to the wave of techno that was becoming popular in 1994 and especially in 1995. Even bands like Infusion in the 2000s weren't that successful. I guess aussies like their rock and plenty of it.
'Wheels of Love' was a fairly middling hit, really, peaking at #26. 'Dead Eyes Opened' seemed to gain exposure/popularity via the Triple J Hottest 100. If I remember correctly, it was used in a Triple J ad on the ABC, possibly promoting the hottest 100 voting, towards the end of '94/very early '95. But, oddly, Severed Heads' follow-up, 'Heart of the Party', which sounds relatively commercial (minus the darker-themed lyrics) - and was produced by Boxcar - tanked at #115.
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What's great about what you do is for someone like myself who thrives on statistics you provide that with your weekly blog especially now since you include how many weeks the song stayed in the top 150, where it peaked, the week that it peaked and so on. It must be very interesting information from the point of view of a music lover to be able to look at the info you have for reference from time to time. I've only ever seen a top 150 albums chart and a top 100 albums chart from 2 weeks in september 1989 and was amazed by the information that was there. I rarely comment on your blog,but always look forward to fridays and read it every week. You do chart lovers a great service
^ Thank you! I didn't know when I started this blog how well it would be received/whether it would have an audience, as it's fairly niche interest, so it's nice to see that some people appreciate it. It's only today, actually, that I've added the peak date info, after a request from an anonymous user; but I have only added it for the 1990 posts so far. It will take time to go back and do the 1989 posts.

I wish that similar info beyond #100 was accessible for the UK charts, pre-November 1994 on the Chart Log UK site, as it definitely exists as far back as at least 1983.
This week in 1990: new entries from V. Spy V. Spy, Mantronix featuring Wondress, The Beach Boys, The Smithereens, Eddie Money, The Beatmasters featuring Claudia Fontaine, Camper Van Beethoven, Eddie Murphy, W.A.S.P., Babyface, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Basia.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/02/week-commencing-12-february-1990.html
This week in 1990: new entries from Chosen Few, Sonia, and Ben Leibrand; and 3 updated 1989 posts with new entries from They Might Be Giants, The House of Love, and Gladys Knight.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/02/week-commencing-19-february-1990.html
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This week in 1990: new entries from Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and Thompson Twins.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/02/week-commencing-26-february-1990.html
This week in 1990: new top 150 debuts from Duran Duran, 21 Guns, The Someloves, and The Triffids.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/03/week-commencing-5-march-1990.html
This week in 1990: new top 150 debuts from Mental As Anything, Jane Child, and Double Trouble & Rebel MC.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/03/week-commencing-12-march-1990.html
This week in 1990: 10 new top 150 entries, including Max Q, The Stone Roses, Billy Joel, Wildland, Replay, The Trilobites (fronted by a current channel 9 news reporter!), De Mont, Tracey Arbon, Whitesnake, and Steve Hoy.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/03/week-commencing-19-march-1990.html
She Bangs The Drums = Tasty.

I first saw this on Rage and they used the low budget film clip, rather than the "live" one. I remember the lemon rolling across the screen at the beginning.
This week in 1990: new top 150 entries from Adeva and Babyface, plus bubbling WAY down under debuts from Mr. Lee and Warrant.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/03/week-commencing-26-march-1990.html
This week in 1990: new entries from Tim Finn, Fan Club, The Rolling Stones, BoDeans, and The House of Love.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/04/week-commencing-2-april-1990.html
This week in 1990: new top 150 debuts from Colin Hay Band, Weddings Parties Anything, They Might Be Giants, Cliff Richard, Innocence, Don Henley, and Def Leppard; plus a bubbling WAY down under entry from Queen.

https://www.bubblingdownunder.com/2021/04/week-commencing-9-april-1990.html


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