The Number One Song of 1987
In 1987, the top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart were filled by some of the biggest and most popular artists of the era. There were a number of different genres, from pop to R&B to glam metal. However, there were only 29 songs that actually reached the top spot. Among them were “Faith” by George Michael and “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. These are two of the most memorable and best known songs of the year.
A number of other albums also made the top forty on this chart, including Whitney Houston’s number one album, Faith, as well as U2’s The Joshua Tree. Meanwhile, Billy Ido, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, and Bob Seger all had debut singles that made the chart.
One of the most memorable songs of the ’80s, Livin’ On A Prayer, was a hit on cassettes and radio stations everywhere. It’s a song about a working class couple dealing with their everyday struggles. For four weeks in a row, it held the number one spot on the charts. This was one of the most talked about number one songs of the ’80s.
It is no secret that the number one song of 1987 was “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”. This song earned its place as a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard R&B chart. Originally a duet with Siedah Garrett, it became a massive hit. With over one million copies sold and a gold certification, it’s clear that it was a great hit.
Another notable number one song from this year was George Michael’s “Faith”. The song featured a great song title, multiple number one songs, and was the most memorable number one song of the year. Also, it was the top-selling record of the year, selling over twenty million copies.
Other number one hits included Madonna’s fifth number one, “Open Your Heart.” This song had a strong dancepop feel, and it’s the best example of what a dance pop song can do. While it’s no surprise that Madonna has had a number one song during her career, her mid-career period isn’t too far behind her top-selling years.
Among the most notable number one songs of the ’80s were “Faith” and “Livin’ on a prayer” by Bon Jovi. Both songs tied for the longest run of the year, and both were among the best songs of their era. But the most lauded song of the year was probably the number one song of the week, which was Gregory Abbott’s “Shake You Down”.
For the first time in thirty years, the number one song of the week was actually a song released the previous year. Tiffany’s version of “Summertime” topped the charts this week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite as big as the song’s predecessor.
Fortunately, there’s still a chance for another number one song this year. Billy Ocean’s new single is still on the charts, though it’s been down three places. And there’s a chance for the Smiths to release a new track later this year.