List of number-one singles of 1987 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1987.

Week ending Song Artist
3 January Caravan of Love The Housemartins
10 January Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
17 January Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
24 January Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
31 January Jack Your Body Steve 'Silk' Hurley
7 February I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) George Michael and Aretha Franklin
14 February I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) George Michael and Aretha Franklin
21 February I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) George Michael and Aretha Franklin
28 February Stand By Me Ben E. King
7 March Stand By Me Ben E. King
14 March Stand By Me Ben E. King
21 March Everything I Own Boy George
28 March Everything I Own Boy George
4 April With or Without You U2
11 April With or Without You U2
18 April The Irish Rover The Pogues and The Dubliners
25 April The Irish Rover The Pogues and The Dubliners
2 May Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
9 May Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
16 May Hold Me Now Johnny Logan
23 May Hold Me Now Johnny Logan
30 May Hold Me Now Johnny Logan
6 June Hold Me Now Johnny Logan
13 June I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2
20 June I Want Your Sex George Michael
27 June Star Trekkin' The Firm
4 July It's a Sin The Pet Shop Boys
11 July It's a Sin The Pet Shop Boys
18 July Who's That Girl Madonna
25 July Who's That Girl Madonna
1 August La Bamba Los Lobos
8 August La Bamba Los Lobos
15 August I Just Can't Stop Loving You Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett
22 August What Have I Done to Deserve This? The Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield
29 August Four Track EP Daniel O'Donnell
5 September Where the Streets Have No Name U2
12 September Where the Streets Have No Name U2
19 September Where the Streets Have No Name U2
26 September Bad Michael Jackson
3 October Bad Michael Jackson
10 October Full Metal Jacket (I Want to be Your Drill Instructor) Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding
17 October You Win Again The Bee Gees
24 October You Win Again The Bee Gees
31 October You Win Again The Bee Gees
7 November You Win Again The Bee Gees
14 November Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison
21 November China in Your Hand T'Pau
28 November China in Your Hand T'Pau
5 December The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
12 December Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
19 December Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
26 December Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
  • 27 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "Hold Me Now" - Johnny Logan, "You Win Again" - The Bee Gees (4)
  • Most weeks at No.1 (artist): U2 (6)
  • Most No.1s: U2, Michael Jackson (3)

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