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Chart 1987 Jan-June


1980’s Top 20 charts

January 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Reet petite Jackie Wilson
2 Is this love Alison Moyet
3 Big fun Gap Band
4 Jack your body Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley
5 No more the fool Elkie Brooks
6 Caravan of love Housemartins
7 C’est la vie Robbie Nevil
8 Sometimes Erasure
9 The final countdown Europe
10 Open your heart Madonna
11 The rain Oran ‘Juice’ Jones
12 Cry wolf A-HA
13 Surrender Swing Out Sister
14 Hymn to her Pretenders
15 Shake you down Gregory Abbott
16 It didn’t matter Style Counsil
17 I knew you were waiting(For me) Aretha Flanklin & George Michael
18 Down to earth Curiosity Killed the Cat
19 Livin’ on a prayer Bon Jovi
20 So cold the night Communards

February 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 I knew you were waiting(For me) Aretha Flanklin & George Michael
2 Heartache Pepsi & Shirlie
3 Down to earth Curiosity Killed the Cat
4 Almaz Randy Crawford
5 It doesn’t have to be that way Blow Monkeys
6 Male stripper Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish
7 Stand by me Ben E. King
8 I love my radio Taffy
9 When a man loves a woman Percy Sledge
10 Jack your body Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley
11 Stay out my life Five Star
12 The music of the night/Wishing you were somehow
here again
Michael Crawford / Sarah Brightman
13 Running in the family Level 42
14 you sexy thing Hot Chocolate
15 No more the fool Elkie Brooks
16 C’est la vie Robbie Nevil
17 Coming around again Carly Simon
18 Shoplifters of the world unite Smiths
19 Is this love Alison Moyet
20 Once bitten twice shy Great White

March 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Everything I own Boy George
2 I get the sweetest feeling Jackie Wilson
3 Liveit up Mental As Anything
4 The great pretender Freddie Mercury
5 Stand by me Ben E. King
6 Respectable Mel & Kim
7 When a man loves a woman Percy Sledge
8 Crush on you Jets
9 Male stripper Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish
10 Running in the family Level 42
11 Weak in the presence of beauty Alison Moyet
12 Moonright(Theme) Al Jarreau
13 Respect yourself Bruce Willis
14 The right thing Simply Red
15 It doesn’t have to be Erasure
16 Down to earth Curiosity Killed the Cat
17 Coming around again Carly Simon
18 With or without you U2
19 Sign ‘O’ the times Prince
20 (You gotta)Fight for your right(To party) Beastie Boys

April 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Let it be Ferry Aid
2 La isla bonita Madonna
3 Respectable Mel & Kim
4 Lean on me Club Nouveau
5 Let’s wait awhile Janet Jackson
6 With or without you U2
7 If you let me stay Terence Trent D’Arby
8 Can’t be with you tonight Judy Boucher
9 Ever fall in love Fine Young Cannibals
10 Weak in the presence of beauty Alison Moyet
11 Living in a box Living In A Box
12 The Irish rover Pugues & the Dubliners
13 Everything I own Boy George
14 I get the sweetest feeling Jackie Wilson
15 Ordenary day Curiosity Killed the Cat
16 The Slightest touch Five Star
17 Wanted dead or alive Bon Jovi
18 Sign ‘O’ the times Prince
19 Respect yourself Bruce Willis
20 Big time Peter Gabriel

May 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Nothing’s gonna stop us now Starship
2 Can’t be with you tonight Judy Boucher
3 A boy from nowhere Tom Jones
4 Living in a box Living In A Box
5 (Something inside)So strong Labi Siffre
6 La isla bonita Madonna
7 Another step(Closer to you) Kim Wilde & Junior
8 The slightest touch Five Star
9 Big love Fleetwood Mac
10 Shattered dreams Johnny Hates Jazz
11 Back and forth Cameo
12 I wanna dance with somebody(Who loves me) Whitney Houston
13 Lean on me Club Nouveau
14 Incommunicado Marillion
15 April skies Jesus & the Mary Chain
16 To be with you again Level 42
17 If you let me stay Terence Trent D’Arby
18 Lil’ devil Cult
19 Boops(Here to go) Sly And Robbie
20 Hold me now Johnny Logan

June 1987

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 I wanna dance with somebody(Who
loves me)
Whitney Houston
2 Hold me now Johnny Logan
3 Nothing’s gonna stop us now Starship
4 I want your sex George Michael
5 Star trekkin’ Firm
6 I still haven’t found what I’m looking for U2
7 Jack Mix II Mirage
8 Victem of love Erasure
9 Nothing’s gonna stop us now Samantha Fox
10 Under the boardwalk Bruce Willis
11 Goodbye stranger Pepsi & Shirlie
12 Shattered dreams Johnny Hates Jazz
13 Wishing I was lucky Wet Wet Wet
14 You’re the voice John Farnham
15 Serious Donna Allen
16 It’s a sin Pet Shop Boys
17 When Smokey sings ABC
18 Looking for a new love Jody Watley
19 Is this love Whitesnake
20 No sleep till Brooklyn Beastie Boys

On to July-Dec 1987

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