"Don's Top 10" returns after a holiday break, traveling to July 13, 1989. Here are the local top 10 singles:


  • 10

    "What You Don't Know" by Expose

    (#12 last week) Consistent late 80's hitmakers. The success of Exposé in the U.S. led to similar bands signed to major labels, such as Seduction, Sweet Sensation, The Cover Girls & Company B.

  • 9

    "No More Rhyme" by Debbie Gibson

    (#14 last week) I remember Debbie, but to be honest, I barely remember this song, bigger locally than nationally.

  • 8

    "Baby Don't forget My Number" by Milli Vanilli

    (#8 last week) 2nd single from the fake duo's smash album. Hey, it's catchy. Who cares who sang it?

  • 7

    "Into The Night" by Benny Mardones

    (#7 last week) So nice, it's one of the rare songs that became it hit twice! Took nine years, but sounded as current in '89 as it did in '80.

  • 6

    "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Simply Red

    (#11 last week) Remake of the '72 smash from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Kinda pointless because the arrangement is so similar.

  • 5

    "Keep On Movin'" by Soul II Soul

    (#6 last week) British band Soul II Soul had two U.S. hits, & both featured Caron Wheeler, who wasn't normally with the group.

  • 4

    "Batdance" by Prince

    (#10 last week) Bizarre record. There, I've said it. And the reason there is no video is because Prince will not allow them online. So self-defeating, but the man can be very stubborn.

  • 3

    "Toy Soldiers" by Martika

    (#9 last week) Two unknown-but-later-famous women are singing backup here: Fergie, & Jennifer Love Hewitt.

  • 2

    "Lay Your Hands On Me" by Bon Jovi

    (#3 last week) Fourth single from "New Jersey", this did better locally than nationally, where it peaked at #7.

  • 1

    "Express Yourself" by Madonna

    (#1 last week; 2nd week at #1) The second single from Made's fourth album, this is a propulsive, killer dance-pop record. Same title, but different song than the 1970 hit by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band.