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The Best of KROQ - 1989

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The Best of KROQ - 1989

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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