Tune Tuesday: November 13, 1988

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Thirty years ago, today, the #1 Billboard Hot 100 song was The Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club, an English pop-rock band out of London (Est. 1983). Curiously, the album and the single didn’t chart in the UK, their home turf.

Breakthrough Video (1989 MTV Video Music (VMA) Awards)
Best Post-Modern Video (1989 MTV VMA)
Best Special Effects In A Video (Nicholas Brandt & Bridget Blake-Wilson/1989 MTV VMA)


The #1 Billboard Adult Contemporary (Pop) song was How Can I Fall? by English pop-rock band Breathe, also out of London (Est. 1984).


The #1 Billboard Mainstream Rock song was It’s Money That Matters by Randy Newman. [This is Newman’s only #1 hit in any U.S. chart. The only reason this qualifies as rock is because Mark Knopfler is on guitar. ~Vic]


The #1 Billboard Alternative song was Desire by U2, Irish rock band out of Dublin (Est. 1976). This had been the #1 Mainstream Rock song one week prior.


The #1 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop song was Giving You The Best That I Got by Anita Baker.


The #1 Billboard Hot Country song was Runaway Train by Roseanne Cash.

11 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: November 13, 1988

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    November 14, 2018 at 5:24 am

    I clicked on a few of the videos and they all say they are not available?

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 14, 2018 at 11:16 am

      You trying to watch them on your phone?

        bottomlesscoffee007 said:
        November 14, 2018 at 11:23 am


          The Hinoeuma responded:
          November 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

          There is something about the WordPress phone app where, sometimes, the videos won’t play. I end up going to a blogger’s actual site thru WP and, then, it works.

          There are three ways to view…
          1. Condensed via WP.
          2. WP re-direct to the site (what your site does) within the app.
          3. If things are hinky, like, the video still won’t play or ads keep popping up, hit the globe up at the top & view the site in a browser.

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    November 14, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Other than that, some really good memories.

    Reader Request Friday’s – Bitchin’ in the Kitchen said:
    November 16, 2018 at 5:35 am

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