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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
365

✫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.
Got My Mind Set on You
2.
10/1987
320

✫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
313

✫1
US
2
AC






3
rock


3
UK
[Capitol 44002]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4.
03/1987
307

✫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.
La Bamba
5.
06/1987
307

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country




11
rock


✫1
UK
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
6.
01/1987
297

✫1
US
✫1
AC






16
rock


✫1
UK
[Grunt 5109-7]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
Shakedown
7.
05/1987
290

✫1
US








✫1
rock


88
UK
[MCA 53094]
written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey & Bob Seger
Here I Go Again
8.
05/1987
281

✫1
US








4
rock


9
UK
[R]
[Geffen 28339]
written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
Need You Tonight
9.
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
Brilliant Disguise
10.
10/1987
257

5
US
5
AC






✫1
rock


20
UK
[Columbia 07595]
written by Bruce Springsteen
Big Love
11.
03/1987
255

5
US
23
AC


7
dance


2
rock


9
UK
[Warner 28398]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
Tunnel of Love
12.
10/1987
253

9
US
13
AC






✫1
rock


45
UK
[Columbia 07663]
written by Bruce Springsteen
Say You Will
13.
12/1987
251

6
US
41
AC






✫1
rock


71
UK
14.
01/1987
247

5
US








✫1
rock


82
UK
[Atlantic 7-89304]
written by Lou Gramm & Bruce Turgon
Paper in Fire
15.
08/1987
243

9
US








✫1
rock


86
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
16.
09/1987
236

8
US
12
AC






✫1
rock




as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Mercury 888934]
written by John Mellencamp
Don't Mean Nothing
17.
05/1987
233

3
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
[Manhattan 50079]
written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch
Mandolin Rain
18.
01/1987
232

4
US
✫1
AC
38
country




2
rock


70
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5087]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Devil Inside
19.
12/1987

Devil Inside by INXS

from Kick   Kick
229

2
US








2
rock


47
UK
[Atlantic 89144]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
Little Lies
20.
08/1987
219

4
US
✫1
AC






14
rock


5
UK
[Warner 28291]
written by Christine McVie & Eddy Quintela
Is This Love
21.
06/1987
218

2
US
38
AC






13
rock


9
UK
[Geffen 28233]
written by David Coverdale & John Sykes
Touch of Grey
22.
07/1987
217

9
US
15
AC






✫1
rock




[Arista 9606]
written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Heat of the Night
23.
03/1987
206

6
US








2
rock


50
UK
[A&M 2921]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
24.
09/1987
206

9
US








2
rock


51
UK
[MCA 53204]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
Who Will You Run To
25.
06/1987
203

7
US








2
rock


30
UK
[Capitol 44040]
written by Diane Warren
26.
08/1987
197

2
US
14
AC


✫1
dance






2
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50107]
written by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe & Allee Willis
Always on My Mind
27.
12/1987
195

4
US




8
dance






✫1
UK
Jammin' Me
28.
04/1987
194

18
US








✫1
rock




Don't Dream It's Over
29.
01/1987
188

2
US
9
AC






11
rock


27
UK
[Capitol 5614]
written by Neil Finn
30.
06/1987
187

23
US








✫1
rock


78
UK
produced by Sammy Hager & Eddie Van Halen
[Geffen 7-28314]
written by Sammy Hagar
31.
02/1987
184

8
US
✫1
AC






5
rock




[Warner 28498 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
Don't Shed a Tear
32.
10/1987
182

9
US
36
AC






5
rock


60
UK
[Chrysalis 43164]
written by Rich Friedman & Eddie Schwartz
Love Will Find a Way
33.
10/1987
181

30
US








✫1
rock


73
UK
[Atco 99449]
written by Trevor Rabin
34.
02/1987
181

15
US




49
dance


✫1
rock




[EMI 8350]
written by Peter Wolf & Tim Mayer (as Timothy S. Mayer)
Where the Streets Have No Name
35.
04/1987
181

13
US








11
rock


4
UK
[Island 7-99408]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
Animal
36.
08/1987
180

19
US








5
rock


6
UK
[Polygram 888832 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
When We Was Fab
37.
11/1987
179

23
US
10
AC






2
rock


25
UK
Pour Some Sugar on Me
38.
09/1987
177

2
US








25
rock


18
UK
One Step Up
39.
12/1987
176

13
US
3
AC






2
rock




Hysteria
40.
09/1987
172

10
US








9
rock


26
UK
41.
08/1987
172

3
US
20
AC






7
rock


50
UK
[Manhattan 50083]
written by Richard Marx
42.
11/1987
172

2
US








41
rock


11
UK
[Columbia 07630]
written by Paul Simon
It's a Sin
43.
06/1987
171

9
US




3
dance






✫1
UK
[EMI America43027]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
On the Turning Away
44.
09/1987
168

81
US








✫1
rock


55
UK
[Columbia 07660]
written by David Gilmour & Anthony Moore
45.
09/1987
166

9
US
2
AC






13
rock


19
UK
[R]
[Warner 28231 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
Luka
46.
05/1987
166

3
US
3
AC






15
rock


23
UK
[A&M 2937]
written by Suzanne Vega
Seven Wonders
47.
04/1987
166

19
US
13
AC






2
rock


56
UK
[Warner 28317]
written by Sandy Stewart [musician] & Stevie Nicks
Day-In Day-Out
48.
04/1987
162

21
US




10
dance


3
rock


17
UK
[EMI America 8380]
written by David Bowie
49.
09/1987
162

70
US








✫1
rock




[Columbia 07363]
written by David Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin & Jon Carin
Everywhere
50.
11/1987
158

14
US
✫1
AC






22
rock


4
UK
[Warner 28143]
written by Christine McVie
51.
02/1987
154

49
US








✫1
rock




You Are the Girl
52.
08/1987
153

17
US
12
AC






2
rock




[Elektra 69446]
written by Ric Ocasek
Mony Mony
53.
09/1987
149

✫1
US








27
rock


91
UK
[live]
[Chrysalis 43161]
written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell (as Richie Cordell) & Bobby Bloom
Shake Your Love
54.
10/1987
148

4
US




6
dance






7
UK
[Atlantic 89187]
written by Debbie Gibson
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
55.
08/1987
145

14
US




41
dance


4
rock


45
UK
[Geffen 28240]
written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Desmond Child
Rhythm of Love
56.
10/1987
143

40
US








2
rock




[Atco 99419]
written by Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin & Chris Squire
Walk the Dinosaur
57.
10/1987
142

7
US




11
dance




30
alt.
10
UK
Good Times
58.
06/1987
139

47
US








3
rock


18
UK
[Atlantic 89237]
written by George Young & Harry Vanda
When Smokey Sings
59.
06/1987
138

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
I Heard a Rumour
60.
07/1987
136

4
US
32
AC


3
dance






14
UK
Something So Strong
61.
05/1987
134

7
US
13
AC






10
rock


95
UK
[Capitol 5695]
written by Neil Finn & Mitchell Froom
Carrie
62.
04/1987
134

3
US
36
AC






35
rock


22
UK
[Epic 34-07282]
written by Joey Tempest & Mic Michaeli
63.
05/1987
133

26
US








3
rock


57
UK
[A&M 2948]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
64.
01/1987
123

16
US








5
rock




[Epic 34-06656]
written by Kevin Cronin
65.
10/1987
122











2
rock




[Geffen 28175]
written by Robbie Robertson
66.
10/1987
121

71
US




27
dance


6
rock


18
UK
67.
10/1987
119

7
US




17
dance
39
R&B
20
rock


41
UK
[A&M 2983]
written by Sting
68.
09/1987
118

75
US
50
AC










✫1
UK
[Warner 28351]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
69.
06/1987
117

9
US








9
rock


86
UK
70.
08/1987
116

14
US








10
rock


74
UK
[Chrysalis 43156]
written by Iva Davies, Bob Kretschmer (as Robert Kretschmer) & Andy Qunta
71.
02/1987
114

54
US








3
rock




co-produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 38-06647]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
72.
12/1987
112

11
US
19
AC




58
R&B
12
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07680]
written by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
73.
08/1987
112

15
US
45
AC






22
rock


16
UK
[A&M 2967]
written by Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
74.
10/1987
111

38
US
5
AC






8
rock


35
UK
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Atco 99409 (Island)]
written by Brent Bourgeois & Lyle Workman
Johnny B
75.
07/1987
109

61
US








3
rock




[Columbia 07241]
written by Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff & Rob Hyman
76.
03/1987
108

69
US








4
rock




[Atlantic 89279]
written by Arnold Lanni
77.
06/1987
108

41
US








4
rock




[A&M 2955]
written by Bryan Adams, Pat Benatar (as Pat Giraldo) & Jim Vallance
There's the Girl
78.
11/1987
107

12
US








16
rock


34
UK
[Capitol 44089]
written by Nancy Wilson [rock musician] & Holly Knight
79.
01/1987
105

20
US








7
rock


82
UK
Time Stand Still
80.
09/1987
105











3
rock




81.
02/1987
103

61
US








4
rock




82.
05/1987
103

4
US
31
AC


12
dance






54
UK
[Atlantic 89322]
written by Debbie Gibson
83.
07/1987
103











3
rock




84.
05/1987
102

12
US








20
rock


26
UK
[Elektra 7-69465]
written by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee & Mick Mars
85.
09/1987
102

17
US








12
rock




[Geffen 27915]
written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance & Holly Knight
One Slip
86.
09/1987
102











5
rock


50
UK
87.
01/1987
102











3
rock




In God's Country
88.
04/1987
101

44
US








6
rock


48
UK
[only released in North America]
[Island 7-99385]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
89.
09/1987
101











3
rock




as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
90.
09/1987
100

85
US








4
rock




[Elektra 69427]
written by Ric Ocasek
91.
04/1987
99











3
rock




written by Gregg Allman
Doin' It (All for My Baby)
92.
07/1987
99

6
US
2
AC










93
UK
written by Phil Cody & Mike Duke
Let's Work
93.
09/1987
98

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]
94.
01/1987
98











4
rock




95.
09/1987
98











3
rock




96.
11/1987
98











4
rock




[Promotional-only release]
written by George Harrison
Never Say Goodbye
97.
03/1987
98

28
US








11
rock


21
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
98.
06/1987
97

53
US








6
rock


77
UK
[EMI America 43018]
written by Desmond Child & John Waite
99.
06/1987
97











4
rock




Endless Nights
100.
03/1987
94

21
US








10
rock




[Columbia 07035]
written by John Cesario, Michele Collyer & Steve Mullen

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