Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs Released in 1989


The Top Ten

1 Alison Hell - Annihilator
2 I Want It All - Queen
3 Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

@visitor: you put rap, hip-hop and metal in one group? This makes me question your professional music judgement. You hate metal so much that put one of the most complex music genres (metal) in one group with some of the least complex ones. You are too biased to take part in a meaningful (professional) discussion. - Metal_Treasure

Interpretation of the visitor's comment: "Shocked to find an example of good MUSIC on one of your lists."
I think I make very good music lists but the visitor wrote this because he hates metal and thinks it's not music. Most of my lists are metal-related and he doesn't like them. He wrote on other lists that metal is garbage and noise, and overall nothing is good in metal - singers, guitarists... And because Alannah Myles isn't metal, it's (finally) good music on my lists. I prefer metal but I also like rock which proves I'm broad minded, unlike the visitor. - Metal_Treasure

"You put rap, hip-hop and metal in one group." Are you illiterate, or are you being purposely obtuse? The "category" they share is that of "they suck." Complexity is no measure of quality. You're impressed by extreme volume, frantic shreds and scales, progressions with no musicality, and shrieking vocals with psychotic lyrics. Many are not. Just curious---are you a musician?

The "visitor" is quite "broad-minded," and, in fact, enjoys some classical, hill music/bluegrass, traditional country, ragtime, traditional jazz, hot swing, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, blues-rock, jazz/blues fusion, rock 'n' roll, honky-tonk, Philly, soul, Motown, rock, hard rock (mostly)...but not rap...not hip-hop...and NOT metal, because after more than 50 years of listening to, and making, MUSIC, experience and normal hearing lead one to the inevitable conclusion that the last three do not qualify.

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4 Valhalla - Blind Guardian
5 Tunnel of Pain - Coroner
6 Gutter Ballet - Savatage
7 Human Insecticide - Annihilator
8 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian
9 Poison - Alice Cooper
10 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator

The Contenders

11 Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
12 Hounds - Savatage
13 Ready for Love - Gary Moore
14 Summer's Rain - Savatage
15 W.T.Y.D.- Annihilator

W.T.Y.D. = Welcome To Your Death - Metal_Treasure

16 The Unholy - Savatage
17 Down in It - Nine Inch Nails
18 I Don't Believe in Love - Queensryche
19 Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
20 The Toxic Waltz - Exodus
21 Epic - Faith No More
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