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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1987

1986 <-1987-> 1988
    

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1.
03/1987
466

✫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.
2.
10/1987
440

✫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
3.
05/1987

Alone by Heart

from Bad Animals   Bad Animals
427

✫1
US
2
AC






3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44002]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
4.
03/1987
420

✫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.
5.
06/1987
389

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country




11
rock


✫1
UK
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
6.
01/1987
376

✫1
US
✫1
AC






16
rock


✫1
UK
[Grunt 5109]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
7.
05/1987
368

✫1
US








✫1
rock


88
UK
[MCA 53094]
written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey & Bob Seger
8.
10/1987
361

✫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
9.
05/1987
357

✫1
US








4
rock


9
UK
[R]
[Geffen 28339]
written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
10.
03/1987
355

5
US
23
AC


7
dance


2
rock


9
UK
[Warner 28398]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
11.
10/1987
354

5
US
5
AC






✫1
rock


20
UK
[Columbia 07595]
written by Bruce Springsteen
12.
05/1987
327

3
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
[Manhattan 50079]
written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch
13.
12/1987

Devil Inside by INXS

from Kick   Kick
324

2
US








2
rock


47
UK
[Atlantic 89144]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
14.
01/1987
317

4
US
✫1
AC
38
country




2
rock


70
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5087]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
15.
01/1987
313

5
US








✫1
rock


82
UK
[Atlantic 7-89304]
written by Lou Gramm & Bruce Turgon
16.
12/1987
309

6
US
41
AC






✫1
rock


71
UK
[Atlantic 89169]
written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones [Foreigner]
17.
10/1987
301

9
US
13
AC






✫1
rock


45
UK
[Columbia 07663]
written by Bruce Springsteen
18.
09/1987
294

8
US
12
AC






✫1
rock




as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Mercury 888934]
written by John Mellencamp
19.
07/1987
287

9
US
15
AC






✫1
rock




[Arista 9606]
written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
20.
08/1987
286

9
US








✫1
rock


86
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
21.
06/1987
282

7
US








2
rock


30
UK
[Capitol 44040]
written by Diane Warren
22.
08/1987
281

4
US
✫1
AC






14
rock


5
UK
[Warner 28291]
written by Christine McVie & Eddy Quintela
23.
03/1987
280

6
US








2
rock


50
UK
[A&M 2921]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
24.
08/1987
280

2
US
14
AC


✫1
dance






2
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50107]
written by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe & Allee Willis
25.
06/1987
265

2
US
38
AC






13
rock


9
UK
[Geffen 28233]
written by David Coverdale & John Sykes
26.
02/1987
263

15
US




49
dance


✫1
rock




[EMI 8350]
written by Peter Wolf & Tim Mayer (as Timothy S. Mayer)
27.
09/1987
261

9
US








2
rock


51
UK
[MCA 53204]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
28.
04/1987
255

18
US








✫1
rock




29.
12/1987
255

4
US




8
dance






✫1
UK
30.
11/1987
254

23
US
10
AC






2
rock


25
UK
produced by George Harrison & Jeff Lynne
[Dark Horse 28131]
written by George Harrison & Jeff Lynne
31.
06/1987
253

23
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
produced by Sammy Hager & Eddie Van Halen
[Geffen 7-28314]
written by Sammy Hagar
32.
08/1987
253

19
US








5
rock


6
UK
[Polygram 888832 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
33.
12/1987
251

13
US
3
AC






2
rock




[Columbia 07726]
written by Bruce Springsteen
34.
10/1987
244

30
US








✫1
rock


73
UK
[Atco 99449]
written by Trevor Rabin
35.
01/1987
241

2
US
9
AC






11
rock


27
UK
[Capitol 5614]
written by Neil Finn
36.
04/1987
240

19
US
13
AC






2
rock


56
UK
[Warner 28317]
written by Sandy Stewart [musician] & Stevie Nicks
37.
04/1987
238

21
US




10
dance


3
rock


17
UK
[EMI America 8380]
written by David Bowie
38.
08/1987
233

17
US
12
AC






2
rock




[Elektra 69446]
written by Ric Ocasek
39.
08/1987
232

3
US
20
AC






7
rock


50
UK
[Manhattan 50083]
written by Richard Marx
40.
09/1987
232

81
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
[Columbia 07660]
written by David Gilmour & Anthony Moore
41.
04/1987
230

13
US








11
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99408]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
42.
02/1987
227

49
US








✫1
rock




43.
02/1987
225

8
US
✫1
AC






5
rock




[Warner 28498 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
44.
06/1987
224

9
US




3
dance






✫1
UK
[EMI America43027]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
45.
09/1987
223

70
US








✫1
rock




[Columbia 07363]
written by David Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin & Jon Carin
46.
05/1987
219

3
US
3
AC






15
rock


23
UK
[A&M 2937]
written by Suzanne Vega
47.
11/1987
214

14
US
✫1
AC






22
rock


4
UK
[Warner 28143]
written by Christine McVie
48.
10/1987
210

9
US
36
AC






5
rock


60
UK
[Chrysalis 43164]
written by Rich Friedman & Eddie Schwartz
49.
08/1987
208

14
US




41
dance


4
rock


45
UK
[Geffen 28240]
written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Desmond Child
50.
09/1987
207

2
US








25
rock


18
UK
51.
06/1987
207

47
US








3
rock


18
UK
[Atlantic 89237]
written by George Young & Harry Vanda
52.
11/1987
202

2
US








41
rock


11
UK
[Columbia 07630]
written by Paul Simon
53.
10/1987
201

40
US








2
rock




[Atco 99419]
written by Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin & Chris Squire
54.
09/1987
193

9
US
2
AC






13
rock


19
UK
[R]
[Warner 28231 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
55.
05/1987
193

26
US








3
rock


57
UK
[A&M 2948]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
56.
09/1987
187

✫1
US








27
rock


91
UK
[live]
[Chrysalis 43161]
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
57.
10/1987
187

4
US




6
dance






7
UK
[Atlantic 89187]
written by Debbie Gibson
58.
10/1987
186











2
rock




[Geffen 28175]
written by Robbie Robertson
59.
06/1987
186

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
60.
09/1987
180

10
US








9
rock


26
UK
61.
01/1987
176

16
US








5
rock




[Epic 34-06656]
written by Kevin Cronin
62.
10/1987
172

7
US




11
dance




30
alt.
10
UK
63.
10/1987
171

71
US




27
dance


6
rock


18
UK
64.
05/1987
171

7
US
13
AC






10
rock


95
UK
[Capitol 5695]
written by Neil Finn & Mitchell Froom
65.
02/1987
167

54
US








3
rock




co-produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 38-06647]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
66.
04/1987
166

3
US
36
AC






35
rock


22
UK
[Epic 34-07282]
written by Joey Tempest & Mic Michaeli
67.
07/1987
166

4
US
32
AC


3
dance






14
UK
68.
07/1987
165

61
US








3
rock




[Columbia 07241]
written by Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff & Rob Hyman
69.
06/1987
161

41
US








4
rock




[from the movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise]
[A&M 2955]
written by Bryan Adams, Pat Benatar (as Pat Giraldo) & Jim Vallance
70.
06/1987
160

9
US








9
rock


86
UK
71.
09/1987
157











3
rock




72.
07/1987
157











3
rock




73.
01/1987
157











3
rock




74.
12/1987
157











3
rock




as John Cougar Mellencamp
[R]
written by John Mellencamp
75.
04/1987
157











3
rock




written by Gregg Allman
76.
09/1987
156











3
rock




77.
02/1987
156

61
US








4
rock




78.
03/1987
155

69
US








4
rock




[Atlantic 89279]
written by Arnold Lanni
79.
09/1987
153

75
US
50
AC










✫1
UK
[Warner 28351]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
80.
09/1987
152

85
US








4
rock




[Elektra 69427]
written by Ric Ocasek
81.
01/1987
150

20
US








7
rock


82
UK
aka Can'tcha Say/Still in Love
written by Gary Green, Tom Scholz & Brad Delp
82.
10/1987
148

7
US




17
dance
39
R&B
20
rock


41
UK
[A&M 2983]
written by Sting
83.
01/1987
147











4
rock




84.
11/1987
147











4
rock




[Promotional-only release]
written by George Harrison
85.
06/1987
147











4
rock




86.
09/1987
147

39
US




32
dance


7
rock


31
UK
co-produced by David A. Stewart
[Columbia 07306]
written by Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
87.
10/1987
147

38
US
5
AC






8
rock


35
UK
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Island 99409]
written by Brent Bourgeois & Lyle Workman
88.
12/1987
146

44
US








6
rock


48
UK
[R]
[Island 7-99385]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
89.
09/1987
145











5
rock


50
UK
90.
12/1987
145

11
US
19
AC




58
R&B
12
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07680]
written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
91.
08/1987
139

14
US








10
rock


74
UK
[Chrysalis 43156]
written by Iva Davies, Bob Kretschmer (as Robert Kretschmer) & Andy Qunta
92.
06/1987
138

53
US








6
rock


77
UK
[EMI America 43018]
written by Desmond Child & John Waite
93.
03/1987
137

28
US








11
rock


21
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
94.
08/1987
137

15
US
45
AC






22
rock


16
UK
[A&M 2967]
written by Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
95.
11/1987
133

12
US








16
rock


34
UK
[Capitol 44089]
written by Nancy Wilson [rock musician] & Holly Knight
96.
04/1987
130

61
US








6
rock




as Rock and Hyde
written by Bob Rock & Paul Hyde
97.
09/1987
130

65
US








37
rock


4
UK
[Mercury 888796]
written by Paul Stanley & Adam Mitchell
98.
05/1987
130

12
US








20
rock


26
UK
[Elektra 7-69465]
written by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee & Mick Mars
99.
05/1987
129











7
rock


33
UK
written by David Bowie
100.
10/1987
125

48
US




10
dance






3
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman ; charted as Love in the First Degree / Ecstasy in US dance charts
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey & Keren Woodward

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