List of UK Dance Singles Chart number ones of 1987

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This is a list of the songs that were number one on the UK Dance Singles Chart in 1987, according to the Official Charts Company.[1]

Issue date Song Artist Duration
3 January "Mr Big Stuff" Heavy D 1 Week
10 January "Jack Your Body" Steve "Silk" Hurley 6 weeks
21 February "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" George Michael & Aretha Franklin 1 week
28 February "Stand by Me" Ben E. King 6 weeks
25 April "Living in a Box" Living in a Box 2 weeks
9 May "Back and Forth" Cameo 1 week
16 May "Cross the Track" Maceo and the Macks 1 week
23 May "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" Whitney Houston 4 weeks
20 June "Lifetime Love" Joyce Sims 2 weeks
4 July "Wishing Well" Terence Trent D'Arby 1 week
11 July "Always" Atlantic Starr 1 week
18 July "Who's That Girl" Madonna 3 weeks
8 August "Roadblock" Stock Aitken Waterman 2 weeks
22 August "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 3 weeks
12 September "Pump Up the Volume" M/A/R/R/S 6 weeks
24 October "The Real Thing" Jellybean ft. Steven Dante 1 week
31 October "I Don't Think Man Should Sleep Alone" Ray Parker, Jr. 1 week
7 November "Paid In Full" Eric B. & Rakim 3 weeks
28 November "Criticize" Alexander O'Neal 2 weeks
12 December "Always on My Mind" Pet Shop Boys 5 Weeks


  1. ^ [1] Archive of the dance Number Ones of 1987