AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 1987

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American Top 40- The 80’s- The Week of September 19, 1987. As the 80’s went on the Top 40 grew weaker and weaker in my opinion. Favorite song on this Top 40- Luka.

1 2 I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett (Epic)-7 (1) (1 Week at #1) B
2 3 DIDN’T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-8 (2) B+
3 1 LA BAMBA –•– Los Lobos (Slash)-13 (1) A
4 4 HERE I GO AGAIN –•– Whitesnake (Geffen)-12 (4) C
5 8 WHEN SMOKEY SINGS –•– ABC (Mercury)-12 (5) A-
6 7 DOING IT ALL FOR MY BABY –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-10 (6) C
7 6 CAN’T WE TRY –•– Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard (Columbia)-16 (6) C
8 10 I HEARD A RUMOUR –•– Bananarama (London)-10 (8) A
9 16 LOST IN EMOTION –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)-8 (9) C
10 11 TOUCH OF GREY –•– Grateful Dead (Arista)-9 (10) A+

11 17 CARRIE –•– Europe (Epic)-8 (11) C
12 13 WIPE OUT –•– Fat Boys & Beach Boys (Tin Pan Apple)-11 (12) B
13 5 ONLY IN MY DREAMS –•– Debbie Gibson (Atlantic)-20 (4) A
14 14 I NEED LOVE –•– L.L. Cool J. (Def Jam)-8 (14) A
15 20 U GOT THE LOOK –•– Prince with Sheena Easton (Paisley Park)-8 (15) A
16 19 WHO FOUND WHO –•– Jellybean Featuring Elisa Fiorillo (Chrysalis)-11 (16) B-
17 21 ONE HEARTBEAT –•– Smokey Robinson (Motown)-10 (17) A
18 22 WHO WILL YOU RUN TO –•– Heart (Capitol)-6 (18) B-
19 23 PAPER IN FIRE –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Mercury)-6 (19) A
20 9 WHO’S THAT GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-11 (1)A-

21 27 JUMP START –•– Natalie Cole (Manhattan)-9 (21) C
22 28 CASANOVA –•– Levert (Atlantic)-6 (22) C
23 12 DON’T MEAN NOTHING –•– Richard Marx (Manhattan)-15 (3) C
24 18 ROCK STEADY –•– The Whispers (Solar)-16 (7) B
25 31 LET ME BE THE ONE –•– Expose (Arista)-6 (25) C
26 15 LOVE POWER –•– Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne (Arista)-11 (12) C
27 25 MARY’S PRAYER –•– Danny Wilson (Virgin)-16 (23) A
28 34 NEVER LET ME DOWN –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-7 (28) B
29 37 LITTLE LIES –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-4 (29) A
30 35 FAKE –•– Alexander O’Neal (Tabu)-9 (30) C

31 36 YOU ARE THE GIRL –•– The Cars (Elektra)-4 (31) B
32 29 I WANT YOUR SEX –•– George Michael (Columbia)-16 (2) B
33 41 CAUSING A COMMOTION –•– Madonna (Sire)-2 (33) A-
34 26 LUKA –•– Suzanne Vega (A&M)-16 (3) A+
35 40 VICTIM OF LOVE –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-5 (35) B-
36 24 IT’S NOT OVER (‘Til It’s Over) –•– Starship (Grunt)-13 (9) C-
37 43 SOMETHING REAL (Inside Me/Inside You) –•– Mr. Mister (RCA)-5 (37)C
38 30 HEART AND SOUL –•– T’Pau (Virgin)-21 (4) B
39 42 IN MY DREAMS –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-10 (39) C
40 — BAD –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-1 (40) B+

6 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 1987

  1. Los Lobos and Grateful Dead were welcomed additions…hard to believe the Dead hit so big in the late eighties. I love it but I didn’t see that coming.

  2. Some nice tunes on there I still like. Agree “Luka” by Suzanne Vega is great. The other standout to me is John Mellencamp’s “Paper in Fire”.

    “Touch of Grey” probably was the first Grateful Dead tune I heard at the time without knowing it was the Grateful Dead. It was only a few years ago that I started exploring some of their music.

    • Yes- .. Touch of Grey would be my second favorite song here and while the late 80’s not my favorite period for music- Melllencamp was a bright spot.

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