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Top Songs of 1987

1986 <-1987-> 1988
    

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1.
05/1987
424

✫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
403

✫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.
08/1987
401

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
with Siedah Garrett
[Epic 07253]
written by Michael Jackson
4.
01/1987
399

✫1
US
2
AC


12
dance
5
R&B




✫1
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9559]
written by Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
5.
01/1987
386

✫1
US
✫1
AC






16
rock


✫1
UK
[Grunt 5109]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
6.
06/1987
382

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country




11
rock


✫1
UK
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
7.
10/1987
371

✫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
8.
07/1987
370

✫1
US
5
AC


44
dance
78
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 28341]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
9.
09/1987
366

✫1
US
7
AC










✫1
UK
[MCA 53181]
written by Rick Nowels & Ellen Shipley
10.
11/1987
364

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Epic 07645]
written by Michael Jackson
11.
08/1987
362

✫1
US
38
AC


26
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
[MCA 53167]
written by Ritchie Cordell
12.
09/1987

Bad by Michael Jackson

from Bad   Bad
357

✫1
US
33
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Epic 07418]
written by Michael Jackson
13.
03/1987
355

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Warner 28455]
written by Jonathan Lewis, David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
14.
02/1987
355

✫1
US
31
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
[King Jay 28430]
written by Bill Withers
15.
10/1987
353

✫1
US
5
AC


17
dance






2
UK
[Columbia 07623]
written by George Michael
16.
10/1987
352

✫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
17.
05/1987

Alone by Heart

from Bad Animals   Bad Animals
345

✫1
US
2
AC






3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44002]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
18.
10/1987
339

✫1
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
5
R&B




5
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9642]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
19.
06/1987
338

✫1
US
44
AC


7
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
[Columbia 07675]
written by Terence Trent D'Arby & Sean Oliver
20.
08/1987
336

2
US
14
AC


✫1
dance






2
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50107]
written by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe & Allee Willis
21.
03/1987
328

✫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.
22.
01/1987
326

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
23.
11/1987
324

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[MCA 53231]
written by Lois Blaisch
24.
03/1987
320

4
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Sire 7-28425]
written by Madonna, Patrick Leonard & Bruce Gaitsch
25.
12/1987
307

4
US




8
dance






✫1
UK
26.
03/1987
306

✫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.
27.
06/1987
306

2
US




2
dance
43
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 07164]
written by George Michael
28.
08/1987
303

✫1
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1987]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1987]
[RCA 5224]
written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz
29.
09/1987
300

2
US
37
AC


✫1
dance






4
UK
[Sire 7-28224]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
30.
03/1987
288

2
US
✫1
AC










5
UK
[Virgin 99383]
written by Clark Datchler
31.
08/1987
282

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




14
UK
[Arista 9616]
written by Will Jennings & Michael Masser
32.
05/1987
273

✫1
US








4
rock


9
UK
[R]
[Geffen 28339]
written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
33.
09/1987
270

13
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B




✫1
UK
[4th & Broadway 7452]
written by Steve Young & Martyn Young
34.
06/1987
268

9
US




3
dance






✫1
UK
[EMI America43027]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
35.
08/1987
263

4
US
✫1
AC






14
rock


5
UK
[Warner 28291]
written by Christine McVie & Eddy Quintela
36.
01/1987
263

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




13
UK
[MCA 52956]
written by André Cymone & Jody Watley
37.
02/1987
255

12
US
4
AC










✫1
UK
[R]
[Amherst 311]
written by Michael Masser & Gerry Goffin
38.
05/1987
251

4
US




13
dance






4
UK
[Atco 99466 (Virgin)]
written by Carol Decker & Ronnie Rogers [T'Pau] (as Ron Rogers)
39.
03/1987
245

3
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #299]
[Paisley Park 28399]
written by Prince
40.
06/1987
242

2
US
38
AC






13
rock


9
UK
[Geffen 28233]
written by David Coverdale & John Sykes
41.
04/1987
237

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




82
UK
[Columbia 07008]
written by Full Force
42.
10/1987
236

7
US




4
dance






3
UK
[Arista 9611]
written by Seth Swirsky & Ernie Gold
43.
08/1987
232

✫1
US
27
AC


8
dance
✫1
R&B




58
UK
[Columbia 07267]
written by Full Force
44.
10/1987
231

6
US
2
AC










5
UK
with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
[R]
[live]
[MCA 53196]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
45.
08/1987
231

2
US






11
R&B




11
UK
with Sheena Easton
[Paisley Park 28289]
written by Prince
46.
10/1987
226

4
US




6
dance






7
UK
[Atlantic 89187]
written by Debbie Gibson
47.
03/1987
226

5
US
23
AC


7
dance


2
rock


9
UK
[Warner 28398]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
48.
07/1987
225

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
49.
11/1987
224

2
US








41
rock


11
UK
[Columbia 07630]
written by Paul Simon
50.
06/1987
222

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
51.
11/1987
221

5
US




24
dance
✫1
R&B




8
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53185]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
52.
07/1987
214

5
US




27
dance
✫1
R&B




9
UK
[Atlantic 89217]
written by Reggie Calloway
53.
11/1987
213

✫1
US
✫1
AC




27
R&B




97
UK
[Arista 9640]
written by Lewis Martineé
54.
01/1987
212

5
US
22
AC




20
R&B




7
UK
[Motown 1876]
written by Luther Ingram & Mack Rice
55.
05/1987
212

✫1
US








✫1
rock


88
UK
[MCA 53094]
written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey & Bob Seger
56.
09/1987
207

2
US








25
rock


18
UK
57.
11/1987
206

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
[Next Plateau 315]
written by Hurby Azor & Ray Davies (as Raymond Douglas Davies)
58.
01/1987
206

2
US
9
AC






11
rock


27
UK
[Capitol 5614]
written by Neil Finn
59.
11/1987
205

14
US
✫1
AC






22
rock


4
UK
[Warner 28143]
written by Christine McVie
60.
12/1987
205

3
US
✫1
AC










17
UK
featuring Wendy Fraser
[RCA 5363]
written by Patrick Swayze & Stacy Widelitz
61.
07/1987
200

4
US
32
AC


3
dance






14
UK
62.
05/1987
200

6
US




4
dance






8
UK
[RCA 5217]
written by Steven Greenberg
63.
03/1987
196







✫1
dance






✫1
UK
64.
10/1987
194

5
US
5
AC






✫1
rock


20
UK
[Columbia 07595]
written by Bruce Springsteen
65.
05/1987
193

3
US
3
AC






15
rock


23
UK
[A&M 2937]
written by Suzanne Vega
66.
04/1987
192

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
67.
12/1987

Devil Inside by INXS

from Kick   Kick
190

2
US








2
rock


47
UK
[Atlantic 89144]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
68.
09/1987
189

✫1
US








27
rock


91
UK
[live]
[Chrysalis 43161]
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
69.
04/1987
187

13
US








11
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99408]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
70.
04/1987
186

4
US
3
AC




23
R&B




22
UK
[instrumental]
[Arista 9588]
written by Kenny G
71.
11/1987
183

10
US
33
AC










5
UK
produced by Michael Bolton
[Geffen 28191]
written by Mark Mangold & Michael Bolton
72.
09/1987
183

75
US
50
AC










✫1
UK
[Warner 28351]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
73.
01/1987
181

4
US
✫1
AC
38
country




2
rock


70
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5087]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
74.
06/1987
177

23
US
6
AC










3
UK
[R]
[Virgin 99465]
written by Gary Clark
75.
01/1987
177

78
US




2
dance






2
UK
[Polygram 885470 (Polydor)]
written by Iris Fernando, Tambi Fernando & Wayne Brown
76.
01/1987
177







25
dance






✫1
UK
77.
04/1987
175

3
US
36
AC






35
rock


22
UK
[Epic 34-07282]
written by Joey Tempest & Mic Michaeli
78.
03/1987
174







45
dance






✫1
UK
[Atco 99445 (Virgin)]
written by David Gates
79.
10/1987
174

7
US




11
dance




30
alt.
10
UK
80.
10/1987
173















✫1
UK
written by Carol Decker & Ronnie Rogers [T'Pau] (as Ron Rogers)
81.
04/1987
173















✫1
UK
82.
06/1987
172















✫1
UK
83.
11/1987
171

5
US




38
dance
✫1
R&B




26
UK
[Vintertainment 69431]
written by Keith Sweat & Teddy Riley
84.
04/1987
171

17
US




6
dance
74
R&B




5
UK
[Chrysalis 43104]
written by Marcus Vere & Steve Pigott
85.
05/1987
166

59
US
20
AC




72
R&B




2
UK
[Motown 1896]
written by Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick
86.
11/1987
164

83
US




10
dance






2
UK
written by Matt Goss & Luke Goss
87.
10/1987
163

3
US
22
AC




✫1
R&B






[Reprise 28229]
written by Larry Troutman
88.
05/1987
163

3
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
[Manhattan 50079]
written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch
89.
08/1987
163

3
US
20
AC






7
rock


50
UK
[Manhattan 50083]
written by Richard Marx
90.
08/1987
162

14
US






✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Def Jam 07350]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Bobby Erving, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon & Steven Ett
91.
07/1987
160







18
dance
21
R&B




2
UK
charted as Tramp / Push It in US dance charts : charted as Push It / Tramp in UK charts
[Next Plateau 50063]
written by Lowell Fulson (as Lowell Fulsom) & Jimmy McCracklin
92.
08/1987
159

32
US




3
dance






4
UK
93.
08/1987
159

19
US








5
rock


6
UK
[Polygram 888832 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
94.
08/1987
157

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
95.
07/1987
157







13
dance






2
UK
written by Giorgio Spagna, Larry Pignagnoli (as Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli) & Spagna (as Ivana Spagna)
96.
09/1987
153

9
US
2
AC






13
rock


19
UK
[R]
[Warner 28231 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
97.
11/1987
151

51
US




2
dance






4
UK
[MCA 53224]
written by Clifton Davis
98.
11/1987
151

4
US
2
AC










82
UK
[RCA 5315]
written by John DeNicola & Franke Previte
99.
02/1987
151

4
US
35
AC




✫1
R&B






[Atlantic 89320]
written by David Frank & Mic Murphy
100.
09/1987
151



42
AC










2
UK
[instrumental]
[MCA 53239]
written by Jan Hammer

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