Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," George Michael's "Faith," Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer," Madonna's "Who's That Girl," and many other future classics all snagged the top spot on Billboard's Top 100 that year. It also marks the first year U2 took No. 1, both with "With Or Without You" in May and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" in August.
So it shouldn't be too hard on your ears to follow along below, as we reflect on all 30 tracks that took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 100 in 1987.
Bangles, "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Gregory Abbott, "Shake You Down"
Billy Vera, "At This Moment"
Madonna, "Open Your Heart"
Bon Jovi, "Livin' On A Prayer"
Huey Lewis, "Jacob's Ladder"
Club Nouveau, "Lean On Me"
Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Aretha Franklin, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
Cutting Crew, "(I Just) Died In Your Arms"
U2, "With Or Without You"
Kim Wilde, "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
Whitney Houston, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Bob Seger, "Shakedown (From 'Beverly Hills Cop II')"
U2, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Madonna, "Who's That Girl"
Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
Whitney Houston, "Didn't We Almost Have It All"
Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Featuring Full Force, "Lost In Emotion"
Tiffany, "I Think We're Alone Now"
Bill Medley, "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
Belinda Carlisle, "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"