Still in Style: The 1989 Rate, Part 2 - MY 11 WINS (AGAIN)

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In another place and time (fall of 2015), @Jeffo ran the glorious 1989 rate, which I helpfully finished for him, pitting the Big Pop Girls of the day against one another. Unsurprisingly, voters began asking why certain albums hadn't made the cut, but the good sis had a heart of stone and refused to budge on ha selections. Even when the voters realized they couldn't fight fate (or Jeffo), they kept their suggestions for a future rate coming like a pack of runaway horses...

This is that rate.
 
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The usual rules apply. PM me your scores. Rate each song from 0 to 10, with one extra-special 11. Don't troll. Where applicable, rate whichever mix (album, single, video, 12", rare Assyrian cassingle exclusive) you're most familiar with.

Donna Summer – Another Place and Time (March 20, 1989)
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  1. I Don't Wanna Get Hurt
  2. When Love Takes Over You
  3. This Time I Know It's for Real
  4. The Only One
  5. In Another Place and Time
  6. Sentimental
  7. Whatever Your Heart Desires
  8. Breakaway (US single mix / UK single mix)
  9. If It Makes You Feel Good
  10. Love's About to Change My Heart

Cher – Heart of Stone (June 19, 1989)
Spotify | YouTube
  1. If I Could Turn Back Time
  2. Just Like Jesse James
  3. You Wouldn't Know Love
  4. Heart of Stone (single mix)
  5. Still in Love with You
  6. Love on a Rooftop
  7. Emotional Fire
  8. All Because of You
  9. Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?
  10. Starting Over
  11. Kiss to Kiss
  12. After All

Belinda Carlisle – Runaway Horses (October 3, 1989)
Spotify | YouTube
  1. Leave a Light On
  2. Runaway Horses
  3. Vision of You ('91 version)
  4. Summer Rain
  5. La Luna
  6. (We Want) The Same Thing (single version)
  7. Deep Deep Ocean
  8. Valentine (single mix)
  9. Whatever It Takes
  10. Shades of Michelangelo

Taylor Dayne – Can't Fight Fate (October 7, 1989)
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  1. With Every Beat of My Heart
  2. I'll Be Your Shelter
  3. Love Will Lead You Back
  4. Heart of Stone
  5. You Can't Fight Fate
  6. Up All Night
  7. I Know the Feeling
  8. Wait for Me
  9. You Meant the World to Me
  10. Ain't No Good

Lesser Girls
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"Still in Style: The Hits" playlist (three biggest hits off each album, no extras, features album mixes not single mixes)

Will Don't Wanna Lose You prevail over I Don't Wanna Lose You? Will Heart of Stone place higher than Heart of Stone? How many breakdowns will you lot cause me? Let's find out!

Votes are due by the end of the day on Friday, June 16 23. That gives you nearly seven eight full weeks to enjoy these pop gems.

Good luck, and...

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Les résultats:

1. N.C. - Buffalo Stance - 9.70
2. B.C. - Leave a Light On - 9.53
3. C.A. - If I Could Turn Back Time - 9.47
4. B.C. - Runaway Horses - 9.40
5. B.C. - Summer Rain - 9.37
6. D.S. - This Time I Know It's for Real - 9.17
6. B.C. - (We Want) The Same Thing - 9.17
8. T.T. - The Best - 8.67
8. L.M. - Losing My Mind - 8.67
10. D.S. - I Don't Wanna Get Hurt - 8.50

11. C.A. - Just Like Jesse James - 8.43
11. D.S. - Love's About to Etc. Etc. - 8.43
13. T.D. - I'll Be Your Shelter - 8.40
14. G.E. - Get on Your Feet - 8.33
15. T.D. - With Every Beat of My Heart - 8.30
16. B.C. - La Luna - 8.20
17. T.D. - Love Will Lead You Back - 8.17
18. N.C. - Kisses on the Wind - 8.13
19. C.A. - Heart of Stone - 8.10
20. K.B. - This Woman's Work - 7.90

21. B.C. - Vision of You - 7.83
22. T.D. - Up All Night - 7.80
22. C.A. - You Wouldn't Know Love - 7.80
24. D.S. - Breakaway - 7.70
25. N.C. - Manchild - 7.63
26. G.E. - Oye Mi Canto - 7.60
27. C.A. - Emotional Fire - 7.57
28. T.D. - Heart of Stone - 7.50
29. T.D. - You Can't Fight Fate - 7.43
29. B.C. - Deep Deep Ocean - 7.43
29. D.S. - Sentimental - 7.43

32. D.S. - When Love Takes Over You - 7.40
32. T.D. - Wait for Me - 7.40
34. T.T. - I Don't Wanna Lose You - 7.27
35. D.S. - Whatever Your Heart Desires - 7.23
36. K.B. - The Sensual World - 7.20
36. G.E. - Don't Wanna Lose You - 7.20
38. T.D. - You Meant the World to Me - 7.17
39. D.S. - The Only One - 7.13
40. B.C. - Valentine - 7.03
40. B.C. - Shades of Michelangelo - 7.03

42. D.S. - In Another Place and Time - 6.83
43. C.A. - Love on a Rooftop - 6.80
44. B.C. - Whatever It Takes - 6.77
45. T.T. - Steamy Windows - 6.70
45. D.S. - If It Makes You Feel Good - 6.70
47. T.D. - Ain't No Good - 6.63
48. C.A. - Still in Love with You - 6.47
49. G.E. - Here We Are - 6.43
49. C.A. - Starting Over - 6.43
51. C.A. - Does Anybody Etc. Etc. - 6.13
51. C.A. - All Because of You - 6.13
53. C.A. & P.C. - After All - 6.00
54. C.A. - Kiss to Kiss - 5.93
55. T.D. - I Know the Feeling - 5.10
 
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Taylor's Heart of Stone and Cher's Heart of Stone both hitting the Top 20 of the Hot 100 within six months of each other in 1990 remains confusing and iconic.
 
Oh my. Rhythm Nation. Like A Prayer. And seeing several others here. 1989 was lit! I am here. There is definitely a lot of new stuff, but I am here to find the treasures.
 
LESSER for Liza??????????

I refuse to vote if my 11 ("If There Was Love" or "Don't Drop Bombs" or all other Results tracks) is not included.
 
LESSER for Liza??????????

I refuse to vote if my 11 ("If There Was Love" or "Don't Drop Bombs" or all other Results tracks) is not included.
The original rate was five albums, so I was going to do those four plus Gloria (the biggest seller among the others by some margin), but then I decided it would be good to include the singles from all the albums that were suggested in the original rate thread, as long as the album went at least top 10 in the US or the UK, and the single went at least top 20. Five albums + extra singles would have been too much.
This also meant Diana Ross was left out, which is a pity, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
 
Oh my!

My favourite Donna Summer and Cher albums plus Taylor Dayne and guest appearances from Tina, Neneh and Dame Liza! Count me in.

Only one I am not familiar with is the Belinda album but looking at the singles that should be a pleasure to get to know.

My 11 is immediately obvious!
 
Oh, I'm struggling with mine...

Breakaway
If I Could Turn Back Time
Just Like Jesse James
Runaway Horses
With Every Beat of My Heart
You Can't Fight Fate
Buffalo Stance
Get on Your Feet

All strong contenders. It'll probably be Buffalo Stance though.
There are so many brilliant songs in this rate deserving of it but I always think it's a good sign when your 11 immediately jumps out at you!
 

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