AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S -WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 1987

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American Top 40- The 80’s- Week of January 31, 1987. While I was still very much into new music at the time the music I was listening to wasn’t Top 40 oriented for the most part. A number of the songs on this Top 40- I have no memory of. Not a very good week IMO.

1 1 AT THIS MOMENT –•– Billy Vera & The Beaters (Rhino)-16 (1) (2 Weeks at #1) C
2 4 OPEN YOUR HEART –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (2) A
3 2 C’EST LA VIE –•– Robbie Nevil (EMI-America)-17 (2) C
4 6 LAND OF CONFUSION –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-14 (4) B+
5 8 CHANGE OF HEART –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-10 (5) B
6 5 CONTROL –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-14 (5) A
7 7 SOMEDAY –•– Glass Tiger (Manhattan)-14 (7) C
8 3 SHAKE YOU DOWN –•– Gregory Abbott (Columbia)-16 (1) A
9 15 LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER –•– Bon Jovi (Mercury)-8 (9) B-
10 12 TOUCH ME (I Want Your Body) –•– Samantha Fox (Jive)-14 (10) C

11 14 KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF –•– Georgia Satellites (Elektra)-11 (11) A
12 16 WE’RE READY –•– Boston (MCA)-9 (12) C
13 17 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME? –•– Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-12 (13) C
14 19 BALLERINA GIRL –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-9 (14) B
15 10 VICTORY –•– Kool & The Gang (Mercury)- 14 (10) C+
16 9 IS THIS LOVE –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-15 (9) C
17 20 LOVE YOU DOWN –•– Ready For The World (MCA)-10 (17) C
18 21 THIS IS THE TIME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-12 (18) B
19 11 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN –•– Bangles (Columbia)-19 (1) A+
20 25 YOU GOT IT ALL –•– The Jets (MCA)-12 (20) C

21 24 STOP TO LOVE –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-12 (21) B
22 26 NOBODY’S FOOL –•– Cinderella (Mercury)-13 (22) C
23 34 JACOB’S LADDER –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-3 (23) B-
24 13 NOTORIOUS –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-14 (2) B
25 29 TALK TO ME –•– Chico DeBarge (Motown)-13 (25)C
26 32 BIG TIME –•– Peter Gabriel (Geffen)-10 (26) A+
27 30 STAY THE NIGHT –•– Benjamin Orr (Elektra)-13 (27) A
28 18 COMING AROUND AGAIN –•– Carly Simon (Arista)-14 (18) B
29 36 SOMEWHERE OUT THERE –•– Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram (MCA)-7 (29) B+
30 33 JIMMY LEE –•– Aretha Franklin (Arista)-9 (30)B

31 37 I’LL BE ALRIGHT WITHOUT YOU –•– Journey (Columbia)-9 (31) C
32 39 (You Gotta) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (To Party!) –•– Beastie Boys (Def Jam)-7 (32) A
33 43 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– Bruce Willis (Motown)-3 (33) D
34 28 FALLING IN LOVE (Uh-Oh) –•– Miami Sound Machine featuring Gloria Estefan (Epic)-14 (25) B
35 40 I WANNA GO BACK –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-7 (35) A
36 41 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-8 (36) C
37 42 BRAND NEW LOVER –•– Dead Or Alive (Epic)-10 (37) C
38 23 ALL I WANTED –•– Kansas (MCA)-14 (19) C
39 22 EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT –•– Wang Chung (Geffen)-18 (2) A
40 51 MANDOLIN RAIN –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range (RCA)-3 (40 A

9 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S -WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 1987

  1. I can see why I jumped at the Georgia Satellites back then. It’s the only raw rock and roll in the charts. I know I judge the 80s unfair at times…but this is what comes back to me…I did like the Eddie Money song.

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