Top Songs of 1987


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
88
Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine Hard Rock
2
199
Prince Sign 'O' the Times Contemporary R&B, Funk
3
250
U2 With or Without You Pop Rock
4
313
Public Enemy Bring the Noise East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
5
328
The Cure Just Like Heaven Jangle Pop, New Wave
6
360
R.E.M. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) Jangle Pop, Power Pop
7
386
Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle Glam Metal
8
394
M|A|R|R|S Pump Up the Volume House
9
433
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
10
559
R.E.M. The One I Love Jangle Pop
11
572
U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Pop Rock
12
598
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York Celtic Rock, Christmas Music, Folk Pop
13
611
U2 Where the Streets Have No Name Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
14
617
Salt 'n' Pepa Push It East Coast Hip Hop, Pop Rap
15
654
New Order True Faith Alternative Dance, Synthpop
16
714
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) Dance-Pop
17
722
The Sugarcubes Birthday Art Pop, Dream Pop, Indie Pop
18
729
Public Enemy Rebel Without a Pause East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
19
752
George Michael Faith Pop
20
910
Guns N' Roses Paradise City Glam Metal
21
918
Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings of Life Detroit Techno, House
22
977
Suzanne Vega Luka Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
23
1074
Pet Shop Boys It's a Sin Synthpop
24
1136
Eric B. & Rakim I Know You Got Soul Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
25
1199
INXS Need You Tonight New Wave, Pop Rock
26
1325
Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning Pop Rock
27
1393
Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again Synthpop
28
1406
Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror Adult Contemporary, Pop Soul
29
1439
Bruce Springsteen Brilliant Disguise Pop Rock
30
1508
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock
31
1625
Pet Shop Boys Rent Synthpop
32
1709
LL Cool J I Need Love East Coast Hip Hop, Pop Rap
33
1730
Phuture Acid Tracks Acid House
34
1999
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal Dance-Pop
35
2001
Michael Jackson Bad Contemporary R&B, Pop
36
2228
The Replacements Alex Chilton Alternative Rock, Power Pop
37
2279
The Smiths Girlfriend in a Coma Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
38
2321
Bomb the Bass Beat Dis Acid House
39
2554
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere Soft Rock
40
2562
Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle Your Love Chicago House
41
2571
Pet Shop Boys feat. Dusty Springfield What Have I Done to Deserve This? Synthpop
42
2630
Audio Two Top Billin' Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
43
2949
Grateful Dead Touch of Grey Pop Rock, Roots Rock
44
2961
The Sisters of Mercy This Corrosion Gothic Rock
45
3048
Prince I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man Pop Rock
46
3083
Joe Smooth Promised Land Chicago House, Deep House, Garage House
47
3218
Boogie Down Productions The Bridge Is Over Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
48
3258
The Cult Love Removal Machine Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
49
3309
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me Glam Metal
50
3310
Tom Waits Innocent When You Dream Cabaret, Singer/Songwriter
51
3400
Mory Kanté Yé Ké Yé Ké Mande Music
52
3418
Sonic Youth Schizophrenia Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
53
3556
Paul Kelly [Australia] To Her Door Folk Rock
54
3557
INXS Never Tear Us Apart Pop Rock
55
3571
George Michael I Want Your Sex Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
56
3574
The Godfathers Birth School Work Death Garage Rock, Mod Revival
57
3727
The Pursuit of Happiness I'm an Adult Now Power Pop
58
3767
Mötley Crüe Girls, Girls, Girls Glam Metal
59
3837
The Jesus and Mary Chain April Skies Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
60
3960
Los Lobos La Bamba Latin Rock, Rock & Roll
61
3966
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up Dance-Pop
62
4011
Whitesnake Here I Go Again Glam Metal, Pop Rock
63
4017
Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like a Lady) Hard Rock
64
4149
The Replacements Can't Hardly Wait Alternative Rock, Power Pop
65
4286
Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky Dance-Pop, Teen Pop
66
4462
LL Cool J Going Back to Cali East Coast Hip Hop
67
4478
The Wedding Present My Favourite Dress C86, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop
68
4508
Biz Markie Nobody Beats the Biz East Coast Hip Hop
69
4598
Prince U Got the Look Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop, Synth Funk
70
4723
Sinéad O'Connor Troy Art Pop
71
4854
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
72
4949
U2 Bullet the Blue Sky Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
73
4959
Depeche Mode Strangelove Synthpop
74
4984
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Pop Rock
75
4988
Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now Teen Pop
76
5022
JVC Force Strong Island East Coast Hip Hop
77
5112
The Fall Hit the North Alternative Dance, Post-Punk
78
5129
The Cure Why Can't I Be You? Alternative Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock
79
5142
Big Daddy Kane Raw Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
80
5160
Public Enemy You're Gonna Get Yours East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
81
5167
Guns N' Roses Rocket Queen Hard Rock
82
5270
Madonna Who's That Girl Dance-Pop, Film Soundtrack, Synthpop
83
5367
Bangles Hazy Shade of Winter Pop Rock
84
5415
Aerosmith Rag Doll Hard Rock
85
5453
Sting Englishman in New York Sophisti-Pop
86
5621
Pet Shop Boys Always on My Mind Dance-Pop, Synthpop
87
5651
Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well Contemporary R&B, Pop Soul
88
5708
Suzanne Vega Tom's Diner A cappella, Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
89
5780
INXS New Sensation Pop Rock
90
5832
Schoolly D Saturday Night East Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
91
5836
Duncan Dhu En algún lugar Jangle Pop
92
5850
Whitesnake Still of the Night Glam Metal
93
6101
LL Cool J I'm Bad Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
94
6104
George Michael Father Figure Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
95
6236
Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is a Place on Earth Pop Rock
96
6277
David Sylvian Orpheus Art Pop
97
6287
The Smiths Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
98
6369
Sting They Dance Alone (Gueca Solo) Sophisti-Pop
99
6510
Prince Adore Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
100
6564
Depeche Mode Behind the Wheel Synthpop
101
6569
Fleetwood Mac Big Love Pop Rock
102
6602
Exposé Point of No Return Freestyle
103
6621
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) The Time of My Life Film Soundtrack, Pop
104
6643
That Petrol Emotion Big Decision Indie Rock
105
6897
Echo and the Bunnymen Lips Like Sugar New Wave, Pop Rock
106
6921
Chris Isaak Blue Hotel Pop Rock, Roots Rock, Surf Rock
107
6968
Blue Rodeo Try Alt-Country
108
7028
The Smiths Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
109
7030
Pebbles Mercedes Boy Dance-Pop, Pop Soul
110
7168
Eric B. & Rakim I Ain't No Joke Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
111
7214
Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now AOR, Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock
112
7281
T'Pau China in Your Hand Pop Rock
113
7326
Ce Ce Rogers Someday Chicago House, Deep House, Garage House
114
7388
Black Sweetest Smile Sophisti-Pop
115
7407
Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle Baby Wants to Ride Chicago House
116
7442
Sly and Robbie Boops (Here to Go) Electro
117
7493
Joyce Sims Come into My Life Contemporary R&B, Pop Soul
118
7673
The Jesus and Mary Chain Happy When It Rains Indie Rock
119
7762
Bruce Springsteen Tougher Than the Rest Heartland Rock
120
7877
LeVert Casanova Freestyle, New Jack Swing, Pop Soul
121
7941
Michael Jackson Dirty Diana Pop Rock
122
7964
The Smiths Shoplifters of the World Unite Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
123
8054
Happy Mondays 24 Hour Party People Alternative Dance, Baggy / Madchester
124
8073
Was (Not Was) Walk the Dinosaur Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
125
8082
Spoonie Gee The Godfather East Coast Hip Hop
126
8096
Maxime Le Forestier Né quelque part Chanson, French Pop
127
8109
Guns N' Roses Mr. Brownstone Hard Rock
128
8366
Hoodoo Gurus What's My Scene? Pop Rock
129
8442
Tom Waits Hang On St. Christopher Blues Rock
130
8459
John Hiatt Memphis in the Meantime Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
131
8589
Hüsker Dü These Important Years Alternative Rock
132
8649
Terence Trent D'Arby Sign Your Name Contemporary R&B, Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
133
8705
The Go-Betweens Right Here Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
134
8723
Alexander O'Neal Criticize Contemporary R&B
135
8735
Nacha Pop Lucha de gigantes Pop Rock
136
8765
John Hiatt Thing Called Love Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
137
8875
Charly García No voy en tren New Wave
138
8937
fIREHOSE Sometimes Post-Punk
139
9199
Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
140
9221
X Fourth of July Alternative Rock
141
9226
Paolo Conte Max Singer/Songwriter
142
9281
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions My Bag Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
143
9347
Pata Negra Camarón Flamenco Nuevo
144
9369
The Mission Tower of Strength Gothic Rock
145
9400
Public Enemy Sophisticated Bitch East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
146
9430
Pet Shop Boys Heart Synthpop
147
9442
Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing
148
9508
Jungle Brothers Because I Got It Like That Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
149
9576
Debbie Gibson Only in My Dreams Dance-Pop, Teen Pop
150
9670
Roxanne Shanté Have a Nice Day East Coast Hip Hop
151
9699
Def Leppard Love Bites AOR, Glam Metal, Pop Rock
152
9705
Public Enemy Public Enemy No. 1 East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
153
9738
Def Leppard Animal AOR, Hard Rock
154
9743
10,000 Maniacs Hey Jack Kerouac Jangle Pop
155
9812
Bruce Springsteen One Step Up Heartland Rock
156
9841
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands Indie Rock, Post-Punk
157
9886
George Harrison When We Was Fab Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
158
9937
Prince Housequake Funk, New Jack Swing
159
9963
Nick Drake Time of No Reply Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
160
9966
Zucchero Fornaciari Dune mosse Pop Rock

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
The Byrds Triad Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Nitro DeLuxe This Brutal House Chicago House
Sting Fragile Sophisti-Pop
Fleetwood Mac Little Lies Pop Rock
The Northern Pikes Teenland Jangle Pop
Robbie Robertson Somewhere Down the Crazy River Roots Rock
U2 Running to Stand Still Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Dinosaur Jr. Little Fury Things Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Too $hort Freaky Tales West Coast Hip Hop
Hüsker Dü Could You Be the One? Alternative Rock
Classical Two New Generation Hardcore Hip Hop
Eurythmics You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart Blue Eyed Soul
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Jammin' Me Heartland Rock
George Harrison Got My Mind Set on You Pop Rock
King Sun & D Moët Hey Love East Coast Hip Hop
Anthrax I Am the Law Thrash Metal
Mel and Kim Respectable Dance-Pop
Vanessa Paradis Joe le taxi French Pop, Sophisti-Pop
The Beatmasters feat. Cookie Crew Rok Da House Hip House
Philippe Lavil & Jocelyn Beroard Kolé Séré Zouk Love, Zouk Love
Sumo Mañana en el Abasto Ethereal Wave, Post-Punk
Raze Break 4 Love Garage House
Jean-Jacques Goldman & Sirima Là-bas Chanson
Hüsker Dü Charity, Chastity, Prudence, and Hope Alternative Rock
Depeche Mode Route 66 Pop Rock, Synthpop
Bros When Will I Be Famous? Boy Band, Dance-Pop
INXS Mystify Pop Rock
Don Cornelio y La Zona Ella vendrá Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
Whitesnake Is This Love AOR, Pop Rock
The Proclaimers Letter from America Folk Pop, Pop Rock
Michael Jackson I Just Can't Stop Loving You Adult Contemporary, Contemporary R&B, Pop Soul
The Wonder Stuff Unbearable Indie Rock, Power Pop
The Housemartins Build Doo-Wop, Indie Pop, Sophisti-Pop
Pixies Caribou Indie Rock
Héroes del Silencio Héroe de leyenda New Wave, Pop Rock
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs El genio del dub Dub, Latin Alternative
A-ha The Living Daylights Film Soundtrack, Pop
Warumpi Band My Island Home Indigenous Australian Musi, Rock
The La's Way Out Jangle Pop
Eazy-E The Boyz-N-The Hood Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop
Julian Cope Trampolene Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
Stevie Wonder Skeletons Contemporary R&B
J.J. Fad Supersonic Electro, West Coast Hip Hop
Wynton Marsalis A Foggy Day Post-Bop, Standards
Fiorella Mannoia Quello che le donne non dicono Adult Contemporary
Sinéad O'Connor Mandinka Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Vaselines Son of a Gun Twee Pop
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper Elvis Is Everywhere Comedy Rock, Psychobilly
The Smiths Sheila Take a Bow Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Nits In the Dutch Mountains Pop Rock
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
MC Lyte I Cram to Understand U (Sam) East Coast Hip Hop
Sinéad O'Connor I Want Your (Hands on Me) Alternative Dance, Pop Rock
Alexander O'Neal Fake Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk
Lou Gramm Midnight Blue AOR, Pop Rock
David Bowie Time Will Crawl Pop Rock
Radio Futura La negra flor Pop Rock
The Smiths Half a Person Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Bruce Springsteen Walk Like a Man Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Company B Fascinated Freestyle
Death Zombie Ritual Death Metal
Kool Moe Dee Wild, Wild West East Coast Hip Hop, Electro
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop
Heart Alone AOR, Pop Rock
Madonna Causing a Commotion Dance-Pop, Electro-Disco, Film Soundtrack, Synthpop
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King Heavy Metal
Aztec Camera Somewhere in My Heart Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
Anthrax Indians Thrash Metal
U2 In God's Country Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Rush feat. Aimee Mann Time Stands Still AOR, Pop Rock
A.R.Kane Lollita Dream Pop, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
Tom Waits Cold Cold Ground Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Anthrax Caught in a Mosh Crossover Thrash
54-40 One Gun Jangle Pop
INXS Devil Inside Pop Rock
Was (Not Was) A Spy in the House of Love Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR, Pop Rock
Marianne Faithfull Strange Weather Dark Cabaret
Cookie Crew Females UK Hip Hop
Randy Travis Forever and Ever, Amen Neo-Traditionalist Country
Napalm Death You Suffer Grindcore, Noisecore, Novelty
Jean-Louis Murat Si je devais manquer de toi Chanson
Deacon Blue Dignity Pop Rock
Zucchero Senza una donna Blues Rock, Pop Rock
EPMD It's My Thing East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
EPMD You're a Customer East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Barry White Sho' You Right Contemporary R&B, Soul
The Night Writers Let the Music (Use You) Chicago House, Deep House
God My Pal Punk Rock
The Replacements The Ledge Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Hüsker Dü Ice Cold Ice Alternative Rock
Kylie Minogue Locomotion Dance-Pop, Euro-Disco
Mylène Farmer Sans contrefaçon Art Pop, French Pop, Synthpop
Swans New Mind Experimental Rock, Gothic Rock, Industrial Rock
Rhythim Is Rhythim Nude Photo Detroit Techno
The Godfathers Love Is Dead Indie Rock, Pop Rock
Jean-Jacques Goldman Elle a fait un bébé toute seule Chanson
Wendy and Lisa Waterfall Pop Rock
Opal Happy Nightmare Baby Neo-Psychedelia, Paisley Underground
The Housemartins Bow Down Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
The Sisters of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection Gothic Rock
Jungle Brothers Jimbrowski East Coast Hip Hop
France Gall Evidemment Synthpop
Aerosmith Hangman Jury Hard Rock
John Hiatt Have a Little Faith in Me Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Guns N' Roses My Michelle Hard Rock
The Christians Forgotten Town Pop Rock, Pop Soul
R.E.M. Finest Worksong Alternative Rock
Roy Orbison & k.d. Lang Crying Pop Rock
The Housemartins Five Get Over Excited Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Big Black He's a Whore Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Pink Floyd Learning to Fly Pop Rock
Marillion Sugar Mice Neo-Prog, Pop Rock
T-Coy Carino House
Fleetwood Mac Seven Wonders Pop Rock
The Cure Catch Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave, Pop Rock
New Order Touched by the Hand of God Alternative Dance, Synthpop
David Sylvian Let the Happiness In Ambient Pop, Art Pop
Terence Trent D'Arby If You Let Me Stay Pop Soul
10,000 Maniacs Like the Weather Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Pink Floyd On the Turning Away Pop Rock, Progressive Rock
Lucky Dube Slave Roots Reggae
Guns N' Roses Nightrain Hard Rock
Derek B Get Down UK Hip Hop
The Stone Roses Sally Cinnamon Baggy / Madchester, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge It's All Right Chicago House
Paul Kelly [Australia] Dumb Things Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock