AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 1987

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1 2 LA BAMBA –•– Los Lobos (Slash)-10 (1) (1 Week at #1) B
2 1 WHO’S THAT GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-8 (1) B-
3 4 DON’T MEAN NOTHING –•– Richard Marx (Manhattan)-12 (3) C
4 3 LUKA –•– Suzanne Vega (A&M)-13 (3) A+
5 7 ONLY IN MY DREAMS –•– Debbie Gibson (Atlantic)-17 (5) A
6 10 I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett (Epic)-4 (6) B
7 8 ROCK STEADY –•– The Whispers (Solar)-13 (7) B
8 16 DIDN’T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-5 (8) B
9 11 IT’S NOT OVER (‘Til It’s Over) –•– Starship (Grunt)-10 (9) C
10 12 CAN’T WE TRY –•– Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard (Columbia)-13 (10)C

11 6 I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –•– U2 (Island)-12 (1)A+
12 13 LOVE POWER –•– Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne (Arista)-8 (12)C
13 5 I WANT YOUR SEX –•– George Michael (Columbia)-13 (2) A-
14 19 DOING IT ALL FOR MY BABY –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-7 (14)C
15 20 HERE I GO AGAIN –•– Whitesnake (Geffen)-9 (15) C
16 18 WHEN SMOKEY SINGS –•– ABC (Mercury)-9 (16) B+
17 17 LIVING IN A BOX –•– Living In A Box (Chrysalis)-11 (17)C
18 9 HEART AND SOUL –•– T’Pau (Virgin)-18 (4)C
19 25 TOUCH OF GREY –•– Grateful Dead (Arista)-6 (19) A+
20 23 WIPE OUT –•– Fat Boys & Beach Boys (Tin Pan Apple)-8 (20)B

21 26 I HEARD A RUMOUR –•– Bananarama (London)-7 (21) A+
22 15 BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE AGAIN –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-14 (13) A
23 24 GIVE TO LIVE –•– Sammy Hagar (Columbia)-11 (23) C
24 31 I NEED LOVE –•– L.L. Cool J. (Def Jam)-5 (24) A
25 33 WHO FOUND WHO –•– Jellybean Featuring Elisa Fiorillo (Chrysalis)-8 (25) C
26 28 MARY’S PRAYER –•– Danny Wilson (Virgin)-13 (26) A+
27 30 LIES –•– Jonathan Butler (Jive)-10 (27) C
28 14 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART –•– The Jets (MCA)-13 (7) C
29 36 ONE HEARTBEAT –•– Smokey Robinson (Motown)-7 (29)B+
30 37 LOST IN EMOTION –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)-5 (30)C

31 38 CARRIE –•– Europe (Epic)-5 (31) C
32 35 JAM TONIGHT –•– Freddie Jackson (Capitol)-10 (32)C
33 40 JUMP START –•– Natalie Cole (Manhattan)-6 (33)C
34 22 SHAKEDOWN –•– Bob Seger (MCA)-15 (1) D
35 43 U GOT THE LOOK –•– Prince with Sheena Easton (Paisley Park)-5 (35) A
36 21 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-14 (5) A
37 45 PAPER IN FIRE –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Mercury)-3 (37) A
38 46 WHO WILL YOU RUN TO –•– Heart (Capitol)-3 (38)C
39 44 MAKING LOVE IN THE RAIN –•– Herb Alpert featuring Lisa Keith (A&M)-7 (39)C
40 29 ALONE –•– Heart (Capitol)-16 (1)C

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 1987

  1. While I’m really happy for Los Lobos they had a big hit with “La Bamba”, there’s so much more to that excellent band than this one song. Suzanne Vega was all the rage. This song and Tom’s Diner. Then, she kind of disappeared as quickly from the charts as she had appeared – of course, not unheard of in music. “Paper in Fire” remains one of my favorite John Mellencamp tunes. I also this “The Lonesome Jubilee” is one of his best.

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