List of Top 25 singles for 1987 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the year of 1987. These were the best charting singles in Australia for 1987. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. "Locomotion" Kylie Minogue 1 7
2. "La Bamba" Los Lobos 1 7
3. "Old Time Rock and Roll" Bob Seger 3
4. "Slice of Heaven" Dave Dobbyn with Herbs 1 4
5. "Respectable" Mel and Kim 1 1
6. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde 1 2
7. "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1 2
8. "Electric Blue" Icehouse 1 1
9. "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)" Paul Lekakis 1 5
10. "The Final Countdown" Europe 2
11. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston 1 5
12. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship 3
13. "Suddenly" Angry Anderson 2
14. "He's Gonna Step on You Again" The Party Boys 1 2
15. "I Want to Wake Up with You" Boris Gardiner 1 1
16. "Pressure Down" John Farnham 4
17. "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi 3
18. "Crazy" Icehouse 4
19. "Funkytown" Pseudo Echo 1 7 (pkd #1 in 1986 & 87)
20. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Aretha Franklin & George Michael 1 4
21. "Beds Are Burning" Midnight Oil 6
22. "Bad" Michael Jackson 4
23. "Good Times" INXS & Jimmy Barnes 2
24. "Star Trekkin'" The Firm 3
25. "What's My Scene" Hoodoo Gurus 3

These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 singles for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"