Smash Hits Poll Winners - 1989
Smash Hits published the 'Tenth Annual Smash Hits Readers Poll Voting Form' in the 20th September - 4th October 1989
issue of Smash HIts.
The Voting Form was to be used to ask the readers what their favourites were from for the year 1989.
The Poll had catogories such as Best Group, though to the Most Fanciable Human Being.
The results were then published in the 18th - 31st October 1989 issue of the magazine.
This was also the 2nd year that the awards were braodcast live on BBC1.
Below is a list of the Winners and Runners Up from that year.
The Tenth Annual Poll Voting form was published in the
20th September - 4th October 1989 issue of Smash Hits.
The Catagories for 1989 were as follows
1 - Best Group Of The Year
2 - Worst Group Of The Year
3 - Most Brilliant Haircut Of The Year
4 - Most Useless Haircut Of The Year
5 - Best TV Ad Of The Year
6 - Worst TV Ad Of The Year
7 - Best Film Of The Year
8 - Worst Film Of The Year
9 - Best DJ Of The Year
10 - Worst DJ Of The Year
11 - Best Music TV Programme Of The Year
12 - Worst TV Programme Of The Year
13 - Best Non-Music TV Of The Year
14 - Worst Non-Music TV Of The Year
15 - Best Dressed Person Of The Year
16 - Worst dressed Person Of The Year
17 - Most Wonderful Human Being Of The Year
18 - Most Fanciable Person Of The Year
19 - Event Of The Year
20 - Non-Event Of The Year
21 - Best Male Singer Of The Year
22 - Worst Male Singer Of The Year
23 - Best Female Singer Of The Year
24 - Most Fanciable Female Of The Year
25 - Worst Female Singer Of The Year
26 - Best Video Of The Year
27 - Worst Video Of The Year
28 - Most Very Horrible Thing Of The Year
29 - Best Single Of The Year
30 - Worst Single Of The Year
31 - Best Album Of The Year
32 - Worst Album Of The Year
33 - Most Promising New Act For 1988
34 - Biggest Prat Of The Year
35 - Least Promising New Act For 1988
The Results for the 1989 Smash Hits Readers Poll were published in the
1st - 14th December 1989 issue of the magazine.
Below are the winners for each Catagory
Please Note: I have taken out the Aderts where applicable but have kept the Posters.
This was the second year that the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party took place.
This time it was at London Arena - Docklands in London and was brought by Harvey Goldsmith Entertainments, Janet Street-Porter in association with Swatch.
The party was on Sunday 29th October 1989 and was broadcast on BBC1 at 3 pm. Phillip Schofield presented the show.
Advert published in 18th - 31st October 1989 Issue
The 1st - 14th November 1989 issue came with a Free Double Sided Poster. The first side featured Big Fun while this side featured the Smash Hits Poll Winners 1989.
This year saw the launch of the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party Album.
Released on 2 Disc Vinyl Album, 2 Disc CD and 2 Cassette the album was a compilation of songs from artists and groups that were either winners or were nominated in various catagories.
Below is the running order of the Vinyl Album version.
A1 – Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You
A2 – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Can't Stay Away From You
A3 – Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
A4 – Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
A5 – Yazz - Stand Up For Your Love Rights
A6 – Erasure - Stop!
A7 – Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
A8 – Bros - Cat Among The Pigeons
B1 – Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
B2 – London Boys - Requiem (Hamburg Edit)
B3 – Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
B4 – Damian - The Time Warp (PWL Remix)
B5 – Bananarama - Help (Featuring – Lananeeneenoonoo)
B6 – Fuzzbox - Pink Sunshine
B7 – Paula Abdul - Straight Up
B8 – Milli Vanilli - Baby Don't Forget My Number
C1 – Soul II Soul - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
C2 – Adeva - Warning
C3 – Inner City - Good Life
C4 – S'Xpress - Hey Music Lover
C5 – De La Soul - Say No Go
C6 – Monie Love - Grandpa's Party
C7 – Living In A Box - Blow The House Down
D1 – Holly Johnson - Love Train
D2 – Roachford - Cuddly Toy
D3 – Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
D4 – Deacon Blue - Wages Day
D5 – Roy Orbison - You Got It
D6 – Hue & Cry - Looking For Linda
D7 – The Beautiful South - Song For Whoever
Smash Hits Poll Winner Party Album Cover
Album Back Cover
CD Front Cover
CD Back Cover
Cassette Front Cover
Cassette Back Cover
Below is an Advert for the Album (and 1990 Yearbook) that was published in the 1st -14th November 1989 issue of Smash Hits.
The 18th - 31st October edition of Smash Hits published who the stars voted for in the Smash Hits Poll