Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1987. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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« 1986 1987 Number One Songs 1988 »
December 14 1986 – January 10 1987 Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian 4
January 11 – 17 1987 Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down 1
January 18 – 31 1987 Billy Vera and The Beaters - At This Moment 2
February 1 – 7 1987 Madonna - Open Your Heart 1
February 8 – March 7 1987 Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer 4
March 8 – 14 1987 Huey Lewis and The News - Jacob's Ladder 1
March 15 – 28 1987 Club Nouveau - Lean on Me 2
March 29 – April 11 1987 Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now 2
April 12 – 25 1987 Aretha Franklin and George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 2
April 26 – May 9 1987 Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died in Your Arms 2
May 10 – 30 1987 U2 - With or Without You 3
May 31 – June 6 1987 Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On 1
June 7 – 13 1987 Atlantic Starr - Always 1
June 14 – 20 1987 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Head to Toe 1
June 21 – July 4 1987 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 2
July 5 – 25 1987 Heart - Alone 3
July 26 – August 1 1987 Bob Seger - Shakedown 1
August 2 – 15 1987 U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 2
August 16 – 22 1987 Madonna - Who's That Girl 1
August 23 – September 12 1987 Los Lobos - La Bamba 3
September 13 – 19 1987 Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You 1
September 20 – October 3 1987 Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All 2
October 4 – 10 1987 Whitesnake - Here I Go Again 1
October 11 – 17 1987 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Lost in Emotion 1
October 18 – 31 1987 Michael Jackson - Bad 2
November 1 – 14 1987 Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now 2
November 15 – 21 1987 Billy Idol - Mony Mony 1
November 22 – 28 1987 Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time of My Life 1
November 29 – December 5 1987 Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is a Place on Earth 1
December 6 1987 – January 2 1988 George Michael - Faith 4
Source: Billboard Magazine

30 different songs hit number one in the US during 1987.

Top 5 Songs of 1987

Number One Song of 1987: Bangles  - Walk Like An Egyptian
  1. Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
  2. Heart - Alone
  3. Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
  4. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  5. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1987.