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U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

"Where the Streets Have No Name" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1987 album The Joshua Tree and was released as the album's third single in August 1987. The song peaked number 13 on Billboard Hot 100.

Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" is a song by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released as the first of four singles from the Permanent Vacation album in 1987. The track reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies

"Little Lies" is a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their fourteenth studio album Tango in the Night (1987). The song was released on August 31, 1987 as the third single of the album. The song reached number 1 for four weeks on the US Adult Contemporary chart and number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1987.

Pet Shop Boys - Rent

"Rent" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys from their second studio album, Actually (1987). It was released as the album's third single on 12 October 1987.

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

"Don't Dream It's Over" is a song by Australian rock band Crowded House, recorded for their 1986 self-titled debut studio album. The song became the band's biggest international hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in April 1987.

Madonna - La Isla Bonita

"La Isla Bonita" ("The Beautiful Island") is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her third studio album, True Blue (1986). It was released as the album's final single on February 25, 1987. "La Isla Bonita" debuted at number 49 and reached a peak of number four for three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1987. The song was Madonna's second number one single on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her second studio album, Whitney. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 30th Grammy Awards. It reached the top spot of the chart, making it Houston's fourth number-one single in the United States, the issue date of June 27, 1987 ― the same day that Houston's album Whitney debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 (formerly "Top Pop Albums") the first time ever by a female artist.

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

"Beds Are Burning" is a 1987 song by the Australian rock band Midnight Oil, the first track from their album Diesel and Dust. This song was released as the second single from the album. It reached No. 1 in New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, No. 3 in the Netherlands, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in the United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland, No. 17 in the United States and Sweden.

INXS - Need You Tonight

"Need You Tonight" is the first single to be released worldwide from Australian rock band INXS's 1987 album, Kick, as well as the fourth song on the album. It is the only INXS single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This

"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys and soul singer Dusty Springfield, taken from the duo's second studio album, Actually (1987). The song was released as the second single from the album on 10 August 1987.

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album Bad (1987). It was written by Jackson, and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It was released as the album's seventh single on November 14, 1988.

Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" is a song written by composers Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin. It was originally recorded by American singer and guitarist George Benson for his studio album 20/20. In 1987, Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros sang his cover version, which became a worldwide success, reached number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Canada and the United Kingdom. It also topped the charts in a further four countries in Europe.

Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams

"Shattered Dreams" is a song by English group Johnny Hates Jazz. Written by the band's lead singer Clark Datchler. "Shattered Dreams" entered the UK Singles Chart in March 1987 at No. 92 but gained popularity through extensive radio play and video rotation on MTV and quickly climbed the charts, peaking at No. 5 in May 1987, spending three weeks at that position and a total of 16 weeks in the chart. It went on to become a top 20 hit throughout Europe, even reaching the top 10 in many countries.

Pebbles - Girlfriend

"Girlfriend" is a song recorded by American singer Pebbles for her 1987 self-titled debut studio album. Written and produced by L.A. Reid and Babyface, "Girlfriend" was released as the album's lead single on October 26, 1987, by the MCA label.

Kenny Loggins - Meet Me Half Way

"Meet Me Halfway" from the album "Back to Avalon" recorded for Columbia Records. The video begins with Kenny Loggins walking into a bar where he sings. He also walks along the highway carrying a guitar. Clips from the film Over the Top (1987) play throughout.

Wonderful Life - Black

"Wonderful Life" is a song by the English singer Black from his 1986 album of the same name. It was released twice as a single and was successful the second time, becoming a top ten hit in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK. Black, who wrote the song while broke, commented: "I was really being ironic... Most people took it at face value."

Joe le taxi - Vanessa Paradis

"Joe le taxi" (English: "Joe the Taxi Driver") is a French song written by Franck Langolff and Étienne Roda-Gil for French singer Vanessa Paradis.

Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)

"Boys (Summertime Love)" is a song by Italian singer Sabrina, released in May 1987 as the third single from her self-titled debut studio album. The song topped the charts in France (where it became the first number-one single by an Italian singer) and Switzerland, while peaking within the top five in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Heart - Alone

"Alone" is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who recorded it under the name i-Ten on their 1983 album Taking a Cold Look. Heart released the song as the first single from their ninth studio album, Bad Animals, in May 1987. The song is Heart's biggest hit in the US, spending three weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July 1987.

Fat Boys and The Beach Boys - Wipeout

"Wipe Out" is a surf rock instrumental composed by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. Composed in the form of twelve-bar blues. In the summer of 1987, the Fat Boys collaborated with the Beach Boys on a version of "Wipe Out" that made number 12 in the U.S. and number 2 in the U.K.

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