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The Best of KROQ - 1989

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The Best of KROQ - 1989
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In keeping with this month's "Nostalgia" theme, here are ten of my favorite songs from my adolescent days spent living in Los Angeles and listening to the pioneer of "alternative" radio stations: KROQ (pronounced "K-Rock").  I have far more favorites than will fit on a Top 10 List, so in order to narrow the list I've limited it to songs that appeared on KROQ's year-end countdown in 1989, the year I discovered KROQ.  The numbers next to the songs correspond to their ranking on the KROQ countdown (where embedding has been disabled by YouTube, click on the picture to watch the video).

 

1. "Lovesong" - The Cure

 

3. "Everlasting Love" - U2

 

4. "Personal Jesus" - Depeche Mode

 

9. "Stand" - R.E.M.

 

10. "Here Comes Your Man" - The Pixies

 

11. "Last Cigarette" - Dramarama

 

19. "Fascination Street" - The Cure

 

22. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" - Morrissey

 

28. "No Myth" - Michael Penn

 

31. "She Drives Me Crazy" - Fine Young Cannibals

 

Bonus Nostalgia!

76. "I Wanna Be Adored" - The Stone Roses

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