Various Artists

Rock On: 1989

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The concluding volume in Madacy's year-by-year overview of the biggest hits of the '70s and '80s ends the series on a disappointing note: although this retrospective look at 1989 is heavy on blockbuster hits, with no less than four chart-toppers (Bad English's "When I See You Smile," Mike + the Mechanics' "The Living Years," Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" and Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes," respectively), few of these tracks have withstood the test of time -- thankfully, grunge was right around the corner.

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