AMERICAN TOP 40 THE 80’S- JULY 11, 1987

Heart - Alone (1987, CD) | Discogs

American Top 40 The 80’s- the week of July 11, 1987. There were so many of these songs I have no memory of- and I don’t think it’s because I have a bad memory but because I wasn’t listening to pop radio anymore at this point. There are some ones that stand out but overall- pretty blah Top 40 in my opinion.

1 2 ALONE –•– Heart (Capitol)-9 (1) (1 Week at #1) C
2 1 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Who Loves Me) –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-9 (1) B
3 3 SHAKEDOWN –•– Bob Seger (MCA)-8 (3) C
4 5 SONGBIRD –•– Kenny G (Arista)-15 (4) D
5 7 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE –•– The System (Atlantic)-14 (5) C
6 9 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Expose (Arista)-10 (6) B-
7 10 FUNKY TOWN –•– Pseudo Echo (RCA)-9 (7) B-
8 11 SOMETHING SO STRONG –•– Crowded House (Capitol)-11 (8) A+
9 4 HEAD TO TOE –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)-14 (1) B
10 17 I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –•– U2 (Island)-5 (10) A+

11 21 I WANT YOUR SEX –•– George Michael (Columbia)-6 (11) B
12 20 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-7 (12) B
13 16 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS –•– Motley Crue (Elektra)-7 (13) B
14 15 EVERY LITTLE KISS –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range (RCA)-18 (14)A
15 19 HEART AND SOUL –•– T’Pau (Virgin)-11 (15) B
16 8 JUST TO SEE HER –•– Smokey Robinson (Motown)-16 (8) A
17 6 IN TOO DEEP –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-12 (3) B
18 24 KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– The Nylons (Open Air)-9 (18) C
19 12 ALWAYS –•– Atlantic Starr (Warner Brothers)-16 (1) B-
20 26 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-8 (20) A

21 14 LESSONS IN LOVE –•– Level 42 (Polydor)-15 (12) B+
22 29 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART –•– The Jets (MCA)-6 (22) C+
23 27 I’D STILL SAY YES –•– Klymaxx (Constellation)-11 (23) C
24 28 HAPPY –•– Surface (Columbia)-8 (24) B-
25 32 WOT’S IT TO YA –•– Robbie Nevil (EMI-America)-7 (25) D
26 13 DIAMONDS –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-14 (5) B
27 33 MOONLIGHTING –•– Al Jarreau (MCA)-7 (27) B-
28 34 ONLY IN MY DREAMS –•– Debbie Gibson (Atlantic)-10 (28) A-
29 37 LUKA –•– Suzanne Vega (A&M)-6 (29) A+
30 22 ENDLESS NIGHTS –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-14 (21) C+

31 36 BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE AGAIN –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-7 (31) A
32 42 ROCK STEADY –•– The Whispers (Solar)-6 (32) B
33 43 DON’T MEAN NOTHING –•– Richard Marx (Manhattan)-5 (33) C
34 40 SEVEN WONDERS –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-4 (34) B
35 39 HEARTS ON FIRE –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-5 (35) B-
36 38 FLAMES OF PARADISE –•– Jennifer Rush & Elton John (Epic)-9 (36) C-
37 18 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE –•– Bon Jovi (Mercury)-14 (7) C+
38 25 MEET ME HALF WAY –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-19 (11) C
39 30 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON –•– Kim Wilde (MCA)-16 (1)C
40 23 SWEET SIXTEEN –•– Billy Idol (Chrysalis)-12 (20) B

9 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 THE 80’S- JULY 11, 1987

  1. Now I know why I blacked out a lot of the 80s…especially from 86 on…I went through and counted…5 songs that I like out of 40. Two were in the top ten.
    I’m still surprised that Crowded House hit during this time. They didn’t fit in with most of the others…which is a badge of honor to me.

  2. I’m perplexed that you gave Debbie Gibson’s song an A-, yet you gave “Alone” a C and “Songbird” a D. I realize many purists thought Heart had ‘sold out’ and become too ‘pop’ by the mid to late 80s, but I think “Alone” is magnificent. And while I’ll concede that Kenny G became tiresome after a while, “Songbird” is a beautiful song.

    And I was 32-33 in 1987.

    • I was 23 in 1987 and followed Heart’s career as a teenager. I absolutely LOVED “Alone” and some of their other power ballads around that time. They were just changing with the times, and I give them big credit for that. I’d give them an A+ for that song.

  3. I still remember many of these songs since they were played on the mainstream radio station in Germany I listened back then all the time. While I’m no longer as fond of the ’80s as I used to be, I would take these charts anytime over today’s charts! I realize that’s a low bar.

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