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Top 40 Singles- Readers' List- 1987

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, the creativity was also in bloom in all variety 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.



24. INXS- Need You Tonight
25. Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance with Somebody
26. The Smiths- Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
27. George Michael- Faith
28. The Cure - Why Can't I Be You
29. Yello- Rhythm Divine
30. Mory Kanté- Yé Ké Yé Ké
31. George Michael- I Want Your Sex
32. Kraftwerk- Der Telefon Anruf
33. Midnight Oil- Beds Are Burning
34. The Sisters of Mercy- This Corrosion
35. Joyce Sims- Come into My Life
36. Sinead O'Connor- Troy
37. The Cult- Love Removal Machine
38. Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies
39. France Gall - Ella, elle l'a
40. Laibach- Opus Dei (Life is Life)