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Bette Midler, New Kids, Cher: Help us pick the horrible hits of 1989



New Kids on the BlockHow come the music scene of 1989 was dominated by a bunch of artists who had no business making music in our beloved '80s? Cher, Bette Midler, New Kids on the Block. Donny Osmond had a big hit in 1989 for crying out loud! 

It's always a sad day when we reach the end of a Stuck in the '80s podcast series, but it's time to contemplate the top 10 Horrible Hits of 1989. You might think it's an easy task but consider that 1989 also gave us some nice goods by the way of Richard Marx, Tears for Fears, Guns N' Roses and Don Henley.

Still, we have a job to do. Look over the Top 100 Hits of 1989 and make your personal picks. We promise this final "horrible hits" show will be heavy on listener participation. Meanwhile, here are five songs already pretty high on my person list of horrible hits: 

WIND BENEATH MY WINGS (Bette Midler): I'll admit I sorta enjoyed the movie Beaches. Bette Midler can act, and sometimes I don't want to scream when I hear her sing. This isn't one of those times.

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME (Cher): Always thought Cher was a better actress than singer. This song doesn't change my mind.

TOY SOLDIER (Martika): This song went to No. 1 on the charts?!? Ironically, Martika ditched music and became an actress too.

BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD (Will to Power): Frampton deserves better than this. Lynyrd Skynyrd? Not so much.

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN (Milli Vanilli): Okay, ANYTHING by Milli Vanilli, the ultimate punch line at the end of the '80s.

Go ahead and add your suggestions in the comments field. (Remember, if you are outside the US, just use "33702" as the Zip code.)

[Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:31pm]


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