#1 Song June 29 1989

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song June 29 1989

The Number One Song on June 29, 1989

"Toy Soldiers" by Martika

On June 29, 1989, the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Toy Soldiers" by Martika. This hit single was written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Marta Marrero, better known by her stage name Martika.

The Song's Background

"Toy Soldiers" was released in May 1989 as the lead single from Martika's second studio album, also titled "Martika". The song was inspired by Martika's own experiences with friends struggling with drug addiction, and it carries a powerful message about the devastating effects of drug abuse.

The Song's Success

"Toy Soldiers" was a massive commercial success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 29, 1989. It stayed at the top of the chart for two weeks and became one of the biggest hits of the summer of 1989. The song also reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.


"Toy Soldiers" has become a classic of late 1980s pop culture and is still widely recognized today. The song's message about the dangers of drug addiction remains relevant, and it has been covered and sampled by numerous artists over the years.

Fun Facts

  • Martika was only 19 years old when "Toy Soldiers" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • "Toy Soldiers" was the only number one single of Martika's career.
  • The song's music video was directed by David Fincher, who would go on to become a successful film director.

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