List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1987

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These are the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits of 1987. The longest running number-one singles of 1987 are "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi and "Faith" by George Michael which each logged four weeks at number one. "Faith" attained three weeks at number-one and one week at the top in 1988, equaling four weeks at the top.

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The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1987 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 3 "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles [1]
January 10 [2]
January 17 "Shake You Down" Gregory Abbott [3]
January 24 "At This Moment" Billy Vera and the Beaters [4]
January 31 [5]
February 7 "Open Your Heart" Madonna [6]
February 14 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi [7]
February 21 [8]
February 28 [9]
March 7 [10]
March 14 "Jacob's Ladder" Huey Lewis and the News [11]
March 21 "Lean on Me" Club Nouveau [12]
March 28 [13]
April 4 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship [14]
April 11 [15]
April 18 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Aretha Franklin and George Michael [16]
April 25
May 2 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" Cutting Crew [17]
May 9 [18]
May 16 "With or Without You" U2 [19]
May 23 [20]
May 30 [21]
June 6 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde [22]
June 13 "Always" Atlantic Starr [23][24]
June 20 "Head to Toe" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam [25][26]
June 27 "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston [27][28]
July 4 [29][30]
July 11 "Alone" Heart [31][32]
July 18 [33]
July 25 [34]
August 1 "Shakedown" Bob Seger [35]
August 8 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2 [36]
August 15 [37]
August 22 "Who's That Girl" Madonna [38]
August 29 "La Bamba" Los Lobos [39]
September 5 [40]
September 12 [41]
September 19 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett [42]
September 26 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" Whitney Houston [43]
October 3 [44]
October 10 "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake [45]
October 17 "Lost in Emotion" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam [46]
October 24 "Bad" Michael Jackson [47]
October 31 [48]
November 7 "I Think We're Alone Now" Tiffany [49]
November 14 [50]
November 21 "Mony Mony" Billy Idol [51]
November 28 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes [52]
December 5 "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" Belinda Carlisle [53]
December 12 "Faith" George Michael [54]
December 19 [55]
December 26 [56]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hot 100 chart listing for the week of January 03, 1987". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-09). "Bangles Walk Out of '86 on Top and Step Into '87 Lead". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-16). "Springsteen Loses His Grip on the Top as 'Slippery When Wet' Returns". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-23). "Billy Vera's Second Chance Rides TV Coattails to No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-30). "For Billy Vera & The Beaters, Another Winning 'Moment'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  6. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-06). "'Open Your Heart' Puts Madonna Back on Top, For Now". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  7. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-13). "Hit Trick--Bon Jovi Scores Twice in Heavy Metal Coup". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  8. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-20). "Top Single and Album Give Bon Jovi a 2D Straight Hit Trick". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  9. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-27). "Bon Jovi Still 'Livin' it Up With a Double Run at No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  10. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-06). "Beastie Boys Shove Past Bon Jovi for No. 1 Album". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-13). "Huey Lewis & News Climb 'Jacob's Ladder' to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  12. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-20). "Club Nouveau's Remake Puts Bill Withers' 'Lean on Me' Back on Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-27). "Club Nouveau Holds on to No. 1 Despite Starship's Rise". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  14. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-04-03). "Starship's Right--Nothing Could Stop 'Em". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  15. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-04-10). "Starship Maintains Its Grip on Top with 'Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  16. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-04-17). "Aretha Franklin Hits No. 1 Again After 20-Year Hiatus". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  17. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-01). "Britain's Cutting Crew Hits the Top Single's Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  18. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-08). "Cutting Crew, U2 Hold Onto Spots at Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-15). "Single's Surge Gives Irish Supergroup U2 Its First 'Double' on the Chart". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  20. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-22). "U2 Continues Chart Domination--Both Here and Abroad". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  21. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-29). "U2 Clings to Top-of-the-Heap Status With Another Double". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  22. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-05). "Kim Wilde's 'Hanging On' Remakes Its Way to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  23. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-12). "Heavy-Metal Motley Crue Charges Charts with 'Girls'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  24. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1987-06-13/hot-100
  25. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-19). "Hot Hit From Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Delays Houston's Journey to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  26. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1987-06-20/hot-100
  27. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-26). "Summer Heat Doesn't Sizzle Like Whitney Houston's Latest". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  28. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1987-06-27/hot-100
  29. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-03). "Whitney Houston a Double Winner Once More as 'Dance' Keeps Moving". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  30. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1987-07-04/hot-100
  31. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-10). "Whitney Houston Fervor Ebbs as Heart Breaks Her Hold on No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  32. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1987-07-11/hot-100
  33. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-17). "Heart Holding Firm Against Seger Push". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-24). "Heart's 'Alone' Still Stands Alone on Top of Singles' Heap". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  35. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-31). "'Shakedown' Takes Seger to Top of Chart for First Time". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-07). "U2 Can Stop Looking as Song Makes No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  37. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-14). "U2 Hangs on to Top Spot But Other Acts Close Behind". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  38. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-22). "Madonna Soars to Top of the Charts for the Sixth Time". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  39. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-28). "Movie Propels 'La Bamba' to the Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-04). "Chart Stars Ready to Bow to Jackson". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  41. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-11). "'La Bamba' Blitz Delays Michael Jackson's Run at No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  42. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-18). "Short Week Keeps Jackson's 'Bad' off the Album Chart". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  43. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-25). "Good News for 'Bad' Album But Bad for Its First Single". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  44. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-02). "'Bad' is World Sensation: No. 1 in Five Countries". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  45. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-09). "Whitesnake Finally Slips into Top Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-17). "'Lost in Emotion' Finds Its Way to No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  47. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-23). "Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel' Faces Test". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  48. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-30). "Jackson's 'Bad' is Doing Very, Very Well". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  49. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-06). "'Tunnel of Love' Bumps 'Bad' From the Top of Album List". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  50. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-13). "'Dirty Dancing' Kicks 'Tunnel' off the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  51. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-21). "Another Shondells Remake Takes Over as the No. 1 Single". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  52. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-28). "Ex-Righteous Brother Has Time of His Life Back at No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  53. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-04). "Chart Watching". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  54. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-12). "George Michael's 'Faith' Doubles This Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  55. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-18). "George Michael Keeps the 'Faith' at No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  56. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-23). "Michael's 'Faith' Holds on to No. 1 at Chart Year's Finale". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 

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