List of Billboard Hot 100 number ones of 1987

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Bon Jovi (pictured) earned their second Hot 100 number-one single with "Livin' on a Prayer", which stayed at the top position for four straight weeks.

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. "Walk Like an Egyptian" was number one for the last two weeks of 1986 and the first two of 1987, and "Faith" attained three weeks at number one in 1987 and one week in 1988, giving both songs four weeks at the top.

That year, 16 acts earned their first number one song, such as Gregory Abbott, Billy Vera and the Beaters, Club Nouveau, Cutting Crew, U2, Kim Wilde, Atlantic Starr, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Bob Seger, Los Lobos, Siedah Garrett, Whitesnake, Tiffany, Billy Idol, Bill Medley (his first as a solo artist after recording with The Righteous Brothers), and Belinda Carlisle. Madonna, George Michael, U2, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson were the only acts to hit number one more than once, with each of them hitting twice.

Key
Best performing single of 1987 Indicates best-performing single of 1987
No. Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
617 January 3 "Walk Like an Egyptian"dagger The Bangles [1]
January 10 [2][3]
618 January 17 "Shake You Down" Gregory Abbott [4][5]
619 January 24 "At This Moment" Billy Vera and the Beaters [6][7]
January 31 [8][9]
620 February 7 "Open Your Heart" Madonna [10][11]
621 February 14 "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi [12][13]
February 21 [14][15]
February 28 [16][17]
March 7 [18][19]
622 March 14 "Jacob's Ladder" Huey Lewis and the News [20][21]
623 March 21 "Lean on Me" Club Nouveau [22][23]
March 28 [24][25]
624 April 4 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship [26][27]
April 11 [28][29]
625 April 18 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Aretha Franklin and George Michael [30][31]
April 25 [32]
626 May 2 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" Cutting Crew [33][34]
May 9 [35][36]
627 May 16 "With or Without You" U2 [37][38]
May 23 [39][40]
May 30 [41][42]
628 June 6 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde [43][44]
629 June 13 "Always" Atlantic Starr [45][46][47]
630 June 20 "Head to Toe" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam [48][49][50]
631 June 27 "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston [51][52][53]
July 4 [54][55][56]
632 July 11 "Alone" Heart [57][58][59]
July 18 [60][61]
July 25 [62][63]
633 August 1 "Shakedown" Bob Seger [64][65]
634 August 8 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2 [66][67]
August 15 [68][69]
635 August 22 "Who's That Girl" Madonna [70][71]
636 August 29 "La Bamba" Los Lobos [72][73]
September 5 [74][75]
September 12 [76][77]
637 September 19 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett [78][79]
638 September 26 "Didn't We Almost Have It All" Whitney Houston [80][81]
October 3 [82][83]
639 October 10 "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake [84][85]
640 October 17 "Lost in Emotion" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam [86][87]
641 October 24 "Bad" Michael Jackson [88][89]
October 31 [90][91]
642 November 7 "I Think We're Alone Now" Tiffany [92][93]
November 14 [94][95]
643 November 21 "Mony Mony" Billy Idol [96][97]
644 November 28 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes [98][99]
645 December 5 "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" Belinda Carlisle [100][101]
646 December 12 "Faith" George Michael [102][103]
December 19 [104][105]
December 26 [106][107]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "January 10, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
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  7. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-23). "Billy Vera's Second Chance Rides TV Coattails to No. 1". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  8. ^ "January 31, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  9. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-01-30). "For Billy Vera & The Beaters, Another Winning 'Moment'". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  10. ^ "February 7, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-06). "'Open Your Heart' Puts Madonna Back on Top, For Now". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  12. ^ "February 14, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-02-13). "Hit Trick--Bon Jovi Scores Twice in Heavy Metal Coup". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  14. ^ "February 21, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "February 28, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "March 7, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-06). "Beastie Boys Shove Past Bon Jovi for No. 1 Album". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  20. ^ "March 14, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  21. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-13). "Huey Lewis & News Climb 'Jacob's Ladder' to the Top". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  22. ^ "March 21, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ "March 28, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  25. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-03-27). "Club Nouveau Holds on to No. 1 Despite Starship's Rise". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  26. ^ "April 4, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  27. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-04-03). "Starship's Right--Nothing Could Stop 'Em". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  28. ^ "April 11, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  29. ^ 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.
  30. ^ "April 18, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  31. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-04-17). "Aretha Franklin Hits No. 1 Again After 20-Year Hiatus". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  32. ^ "April 25, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  33. ^ "May 2, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-01). "Britain's Cutting Crew Hits the Top Single's Spot". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  35. ^ "May 9, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-08). "Cutting Crew, U2 Hold Onto Spots at Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  37. ^ "May 16, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ "May 23, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-22). "U2 Continues Chart Domination--Both Here and Abroad". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  41. ^ "May 30, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  42. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-05-29). "U2 Clings to Top-of-the-Heap Status With Another Double". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  43. ^ "June 6, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  44. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-05). "Kim Wilde's 'Hanging On' Remakes Its Way to the Top". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  45. ^ "June 13, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-12). "Heavy-Metal Motley Crue Charges Charts with 'Girls'". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
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  48. ^ "June 20, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  49. ^ 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.
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  51. ^ "June 27, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  52. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-06-26). "Summer Heat Doesn't Sizzle Like Whitney Houston's Latest". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
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  54. ^ "July 4, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  55. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-03). "Whitney Houston a Double Winner Once More as 'Dance' Keeps Moving". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
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  57. ^ "July 11, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  58. ^ 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.
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  60. ^ "July 18, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  61. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-17). "Heart Holding Firm Against Seger Push". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  62. ^ "July 25, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  63. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-24). "Heart's 'Alone' Still Stands Alone on Top of Singles' Heap". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  64. ^ "August 1, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  65. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-07-31). "'Shakedown' Takes Seger to Top of Chart for First Time". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  66. ^ "August 8, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  67. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-07). "U2 Can Stop Looking as Song Makes No. 1". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  68. ^ "August 15, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  69. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-14). "U2 Hangs on to Top Spot But Other Acts Close Behind". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  70. ^ "August 22, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  71. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-22). "Madonna Soars to Top of the Charts for the Sixth Time". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  72. ^ "August 29, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  73. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-08-28). "Movie Propels 'La Bamba' to the Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  74. ^ "September 5, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  75. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-04). "Chart Stars Ready to Bow to Jackson". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  76. ^ "September 12, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  77. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-11). "'La Bamba' Blitz Delays Michael Jackson's Run at No. 1". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  78. ^ "September 19, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  79. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-18). "Short Week Keeps Jackson's 'Bad' off the Album Chart". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  80. ^ "September 26, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  81. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-09-25). "Good News for 'Bad' Album But Bad for Its First Single". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  82. ^ "October 3, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  83. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-02). "'Bad' is World Sensation: No. 1 in Five Countries". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  84. ^ "October 10, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  85. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-09). "Whitesnake Finally Slips into Top Spot". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  86. ^ "October 17, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  87. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-17). "'Lost in Emotion' Finds Its Way to No. 1". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  88. ^ "October 24, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  89. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-23). "Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel' Faces Test". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  90. ^ "October 31, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  91. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-10-30). "Jackson's 'Bad' is Doing Very, Very Well". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  92. ^ "November 7, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  93. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-06). "'Tunnel of Love' Bumps 'Bad' From the Top of Album List". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  94. ^ "November 14, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  95. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-13). "'Dirty Dancing' Kicks 'Tunnel' off the Top". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  96. ^ "November 21, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  97. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-11-21). "Another Shondells Remake Takes Over as the No. 1 Single". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  98. ^ "November 28, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  99. ^ 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.
  100. ^ "December 5, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  101. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-04). "Chart Watching". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  102. ^ "December 12, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  103. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-12). "George Michael's 'Faith' Doubles This Week". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  104. ^ "December 19, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  105. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1987-12-18). "George Michael Keeps the 'Faith' at No. 1". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  106. ^ "December 26, 1987". Billboard Hot 100.
  107. ^ 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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