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Taylor Swift's new album '1989': That year in entertainment

Taylor Swift smash single "Shake It Off" has been shaking up the air waves for months. Her latest album, "1989," was the top seller of 2014. But what was topping the charts -- in music, movies and television -- back in 1989, the year Swift was born? You're about to find out.

Fine Young Cannibals, "The Raw and the Cooked"

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Fine Young Cannibals, "The Raw and the Cooked": The British band, which took its name from the 1960 Natalie Wood-Robert Wagner movie potboiler, "All the Fine Young Cannibals," topped the Billboard album charts for seven weeks with this album that produced the No. 1 singles "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing."

Madonna, "Like a Prayer"

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Madonna, "Like a Prayer": The Material Girl's prayers were answered with this smash that held the top spot on the album charts for six weeks and produced a trio of hits: "Cherish," "Express Yourself" and the controversial title track.

Debbie Gibson, "Electric Youth"

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Debbie Gibson, "Electric Youth": The Merrick pop princess and girl next door spent five weeks at No. 1 with this album of upbeat dance tunes ("Only in My Dreams," "Shake Your Love") and the tender ballad "Foolish Beat."


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"Batman": The box-office bonanza starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader has raked in $411 million worldwide and spawned a franchise for Warner Bros. that's had more mileage than the Batmobile.

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

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"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade": Paramount showed it had a Midas touch worthy of Goldfinger by pairing Indy (Harrison Ford) with 007 (Sean Connery played his dad). Final box-office tally: $474 million worldwide.

"Lethal Weapon 2"

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"Lethal Weapon 2": Remember when Mel Gibson still had a movie career? This sequel to the 1987 action hit outperformed its predecessor with a $147 million worldwide gross. It also triggered three more sequels.


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"Roseanne": The Conner family, headed by Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and her husband, Dan (John Goodman), were TV's royal family in the land of the Nielsens.


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"Cheers": On Thursday nights, viewers wanted to go where everybody knew your name and drink in plenty of laughs at the Boston bar tended to by ladies' man Sam Malone (Ted Danson).

"The Cosby Show"

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"The Cosby Show": Unlike the Conners, the Huxtables, with Bill Cosby as the family patriarch, were a kinder, gentler and far more affluent bunch, and their antics made for must-see TV on Thursday nights.


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