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Top Songs of 1987

1986 <-1987-> 1988
    

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1.
05/1987
337

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B




✫1
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9598]
written by George Merrill & Shannon Rubicam
2.
08/1987
324

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1988]
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[RCA 5347]
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
3.
01/1987
318

✫1
US
2
AC


12
dance
5
R&B




✫1
UK
4.
06/1987
314

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country




11
rock


✫1
UK
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
5.
01/1987
311

✫1
US
✫1
AC






16
rock


✫1
UK
[Grunt 5109-7]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
6.
08/1987
300

✫1
US
38
AC


26
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
[MCA 53167]
written by Ritchie Cordell
7.
10/1987
295

✫1
US
5
AC


17
dance






2
UK
[Columbia 07623]
written by George Michael
8.
08/1987
293

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
with Siedah Garrett
[Epic 07253]
written by Michael Jackson
9.
10/1987
291

✫1
US
✫1
AC






4
rock


2
UK
originally recorded by James Ray in 1962; produced by George Harrison & Jeff Lynne
[Dark Horse 28178]
written by Rudy Clark
10.
09/1987
288

✫1
US
7
AC










✫1
UK
[MCA 53181]
written by Rick Nowels & Ellen Shipley
11.
02/1987
284

✫1
US
31
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
[King Jay 28430]
written by Bill Withers
12.
03/1987
283

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Warner 28455]
written by Jonathan Lewis, David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
13.
05/1987

Alone by Heart

from Bad Animals   Bad Animals
280

✫1
US
2
AC






3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44002]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
14.
10/1987
274

✫1
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
5
R&B




5
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9642]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
15.
10/1987
274

✫1
US




7
dance
73
R&B
12
rock


2
UK
charted as Need You Tonight / Mediate in US dance charts
[Atlantic 89188]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
16.
06/1987
274

✫1
US
44
AC


7
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
[Columbia 07675]
written by Terence Trent D'Arby & Sean Oliver
17.
11/1987
274

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Epic 07645]
written by Michael Jackson
18.
03/1987
267

✫1
US
23
AC






✫1
rock


4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #131]
[Island 7-99469]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
19.
11/1987
267

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[MCA 53231]
written by Lois Blaisch
20.
09/1987

Bad by Michael Jackson

from Bad   Bad
267

✫1
US
33
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Epic 07418]
written by Michael Jackson
21.
07/1987
267

✫1
US
5
AC


44
dance
78
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 28341]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
22.
09/1987
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1987]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1987]
written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz
23.
08/1987
247

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




14
UK
[Arista 9616]
written by Will Jennings & Michael Masser
24.
06/1987
245

2
US




2
dance
43
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 38-07164]
written by George Michael
25.
03/1987
243

✫1
US
16
AC






2
rock


6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #93]
[Island 7-99430]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
26.
08/1987
241

2
US
14
AC


✫1
dance






2
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50107]
written by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe & Allee Willis
27.
05/1987
240

✫1
US








4
rock


9
UK
[R]
[Geffen 28339]
written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
28.
01/1987
237

2
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B




3
UK
[A&M 2906]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson & Melanie Andrews
29.
03/1987
233

4
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Sire 7-28425]
written by Madonna, Patrick Leonard & Bruce Gaitsch
30.
03/1987
232

2
US
✫1
AC










5
UK
written by Clark Datchler
31.
12/1987
226

4
US




8
dance






✫1
UK
32.
04/1987
221

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




82
UK
[Columbia 38-07008]
written by Full Force
33.
09/1987
217

2
US
37
AC


✫1
dance






4
UK
[Sire 7-28224]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
34.
08/1987
217

✫1
US
27
AC


8
dance
✫1
R&B




58
UK
[Columbia 38-07267]
written by Full Force
35.
08/1987
216

4
US
✫1
AC






14
rock


5
UK
[Warner 28291]
written by Christine McVie & Eddy Quintela
36.
03/1987
210

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




13
UK
[MCA 52956]
written by André Cymone & Jody Watley
37.
05/1987
210

4
US




13
dance






4
UK
[Atco 99466 (Virgin)]
written by Carol Decker & Ronnie Rogers [T'Pau] (as Ron Rogers)
38.
03/1987
210

3
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #299]
written by Prince
39.
06/1987
209

2
US
38
AC






13
rock


9
UK
[Geffen 28233]
written by David Coverdale & John Sykes
40.
08/1987
206

2
US






11
R&B




11
UK
with Sheena Easton
[Paisley Park 28289]
written by Prince
41.
10/1987
202

7
US




4
dance






3
UK
[Arista 9611]
written by Seth Swirsky & Ernie Gold
42.
05/1987
202

✫1
US








✫1
rock


88
UK
[MCA 53094]
written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey & Bob Seger
43.
11/1987
196

2
US








41
rock


11
UK
[Columbia 07630]
written by Paul Simon
44.
11/1987
195

6
US
2
AC










5
UK
with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
[R]
[live]
[MCA 53196]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
45.
06/1987
195

9
US




3
dance






✫1
UK
[EMI America43027]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
46.
03/1987
191

5
US
23
AC


7
dance


2
rock


9
UK
[Warner 28398]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
47.
02/1987
191

12
US
4
AC










✫1
UK
[R]
[Amherst 311]
written by Michael Masser & Gerry Goffin
48.
09/1987
190

13
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B




✫1
UK
49.
09/1987
189

2
US








25
rock


18
UK
50.
11/1987
189

✫1
US
✫1
AC




27
R&B




97
UK
[Arista 9640]
written by Lewis Martineé
51.
12/1987
189

3
US
✫1
AC










17
UK
52.
10/1987
186

4
US




6
dance






7
UK
[Atlantic 89187]
written by Debbie Gibson
53.
01/1987
182

5
US
22
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
[Motown 1876]
written by Luther Ingram & Mack Rice
54.
01/1987
180

2
US
9
AC






11
rock


27
UK
[Capitol 5614]
written by Neil Finn
55.
04/1987
178

5
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




27
UK
with Janet Jackson
[R]
backing vocals by Lisa Keith
[A&M 2929]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
56.
07/1987
177

4
US
32
AC


3
dance






14
UK
57.
10/1987
177

5
US
5
AC






✫1
rock


20
UK
[Columbia 07595]
written by Bruce Springsteen
58.
06/1987
177

5
US
2
AC


✫1
dance






11
UK
[tribute to Smokey Robinson]
co-produced by Bernard Edwards ; charted as When Smokey Sings / Chicago in US dance charts
[Mercury 888 604-7]
written by Martin Fry & Mark White
59.
04/1987
175

4
US
3
AC




23
R&B




22
UK
[instrumental]
[Arista 9573]
written by Kenny G
60.
05/1987
174

6
US




4
dance






8
UK
[RCA 5217]
written by Steven Greenberg
61.
01/1987
173

4
US
✫1
AC
38
country




2
rock


70
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5087]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
62.
09/1987
170

✫1
US








27
rock


91
UK
[live]
[Chrysalis 43161]
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
63.
08/1987
169

5
US




27
dance
✫1
R&B




9
UK
[Atlantic 7-89217]
written by Reggie Calloway
64.
11/1987
167

3
US
22
AC




✫1
R&B






[Reprise 28229]
written by Larry Troutman
65.
11/1987
165

10
US
33
AC










5
UK
produced by Michael Bolton
[Geffen 28191]
written by Mark Mangold & Michael Bolton
66.
10/1987
160

7
US




11
dance




30
alt.
10
UK
67.
05/1987
159

3
US
3
AC






15
rock


23
UK
[A&M 2937]
written by Suzanne Vega
68.
12/1987

Devil Inside by INXS

from Kick   Kick
158

2
US








2
rock


47
UK
[Atlantic 89144]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
69.
07/1987
153

12
US




42
dance
10
R&B




2
UK
with The Beach Boys
[Tin Pan Apple 885960]
written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson
70.
09/1987
152

9
US
2
AC






13
rock


19
UK
[R]
[Warner 28231 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
71.
03/1987
150

8
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




52
UK
[Motown 1877]
written by Jimmy George & Lou Pardini
72.
10/1987
149

6
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B




55
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards
[MCA 53162]
written by Franne Golde, David Paul Bryant (as D.P. Bryant) & Jody Watley
73.
05/1987
149

7
US
49
AC




✫1
R&B




38
UK
produced by Babyface
[Solar 70006]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds)
74.
04/1987
147

3
US
36
AC






35
rock


22
UK
[Epic 34-07282]
written by Joey Tempest & Mic Michaeli
75.
12/1987
146

6
US
41
AC






✫1
rock


71
UK
76.
08/1987
144

3
US
20
AC






7
rock


50
UK
[Manhattan 50083]
written by Richard Marx
77.
11/1987
144

4
US
2
AC










82
UK
[RCA 5315]
written by John DeNicola & Franke Previte
78.
11/1987
143

14
US
✫1
AC






22
rock


4
UK
[Warner 28143]
written by Christine McVie
79.
05/1987
142

4
US
31
AC


12
dance






54
UK
[Atlantic 89322]
written by Debbie Gibson
80.
11/1987
142

19
US




18
dance
28
R&B




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #440]
charted as Tramp / Push It in US dance charts : charted as Push It / Tramp in UK charts
written by Hurby Azor & Ray Davies (as Raymond Douglas Davies)
81.
11/1987
141

6
US
✫1
AC










88
UK
as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
written by Gloria Estefan
82.
05/1987
141

3
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
[Manhattan 50079]
written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch
83.
02/1987
140

8
US
✫1
AC






5
rock




[Warner 28498 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
84.
07/1987
138

6
US
2
AC










93
UK
written by Phil Cody & Mike Duke
85.
04/1987
138

4
US
35
AC




✫1
R&B






[Atlantic 7-89320]
written by David Frank & Mic Murphy
86.
03/1987
137

6
US








2
rock


50
UK
[A&M 2921]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
87.
09/1987
137

8
US




✫1
dance
13
R&B






[Virgin 7-99416]
written by Jade Starling & Whey Cooler
88.
10/1987
136

9
US
13
AC






✫1
rock


45
UK
[Columbia 07663]
written by Bruce Springsteen
89.
09/1987
136

8
US
12
AC






✫1
rock




as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Mercury 888934]
written by John Mellencamp
90.
01/1987
134

5
US




✫1
dance
14
R&B






[Arista 1-9555]
written by Lewis Martineé
91.
05/1987
131

5
US
31
AC


27
dance








as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
[Epic 34-07059]
written by Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia
92.
07/1987
130

10
US
2
AC




3
R&B






[Motown 1897]
written by Brian Ray & Steve LeGassick
93.
03/1987
129

7
US




7
dance
64
R&B




54
UK
[MCA 52954]
written by Dan Gilroy & Stephen Bray (as Steve Bray)
94.
10/1987
129

9
US
36
AC






5
rock


60
UK
[Chrysalis 43164]
written by Rich Friedman & Eddie Schwartz
95.
02/1987
129

10
US
11
AC


41
dance
4
R&B




45
UK
[Polygram 888292 (Mercury)]
written by Claydes Charles Smith, Kool & The Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
96.
04/1987
128

13
US








11
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99408]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
97.
11/1987
128

10
US




4
dance






29
UK
charted as I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man / Hot Thing in US dance charts
[Paisley Park 28288]
written by Prince
98.
09/1987
127

9
US








2
rock


51
UK
[MCA 53204]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
99.
01/1987
127

5
US








✫1
rock


82
UK
[Atlantic 7-89304]
written by Lou Gramm & Bruce Turgon
100.
08/1987
127

9
US








✫1
rock


86
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp

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