Best of 1987 - Top 50 Singles

This fall we will continue with our 30 year anniversary of 1987 with the selection of Best single releases. As mentioned, an interesting year which was still sort of a crossover year in which some music styles from the first half of the decade started to transform into new genres raising new musical opportunities and opening stages for new kids. The European market was mostly dominated by SAW releases while in the USA it was mostly Madonna, Whitney Houston, U2 who were holding top positions on the charts for several weeks.
Along the commercial level, creativity was also in bloom in all varieties of sounds from Jangle Pop all the way to new trends in electronic music.

Time has come to reveal the Top 40 singles of 1987, thirty years after as submitted by friends and readers of Burning Flame.


01. New Oder- True Faith
02. The Cure- Just Like Heaven
03. Pet Shop Boys- It’s a Sin
04. Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
05. Prince- Sign O’ the Times
06. The Jesus and Mary Chain – April Skies
07. Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Passenger   
08. Depeche Mode- Strange Love
09. Black- Everything is Coming Up Roses          
10. U2 - With or Without You
11. The House of Love- Shine On
12. Pink Floyd- Learning to Fly
13. The Pogues- Fairytale of New York
14. M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up the Volume
15. Suzanne Vega – Luka
16. INXS- Need You Tonight
17. The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
18. Madonna - La Isla Bonita
19. Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield ‎- What Have I Done to Deserve This?  
20. Sinead O’ Connor- Troy 
21. R.E.M.-The One I Love
22. Mecano- Tijo De La Luna
23. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
24. George Michael- Faith
25. Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance with Somebody
26. The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
27. Pet Shop Boys- Rent
28. Midnight Oil- Beds are Burning
29. The Sugarcubes- Birthday        
30. Mory Kanté- Yé Ké Yé Ké
31. Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
32. Kraftwerk- Telephone Call
33. Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
34. The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
35. Joyce Sims- Come into my Life    
36. Sinead O’Connor- Mandinka
37. The Cult- Love Removal Machine
38. George Michael- I Want Your Sex
39. Belinda Carlisle  - Heaven Is a Place on Earth                   
40. Yello - The Rhythm Divine
41. Siouxsie and The Banshees - This Wheel's on Fire 
42. Fleetwood Mac - Big Love 
43. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains
44. Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
45. Chris Isaak - Blue Hotel
46. The Cure- Why Can’t I Be You
47. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
48. France Gall- Ella,elle l'a
49. Vaya Con Dios - Just a Friend of Mine
50. Curiosity Killed the Cat- Misfit