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Subject: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: woops on 06/02/05 at 1:12 am

http://www.popdebbie.com/images/715.jpg

Though I like a lot os songs...I selected the first 20.  :)  :D  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: migi on 06/02/05 at 1:38 am

1987 was a REALLY good year in music - one of the best. Sooo many songs to choose.
One interesting fact: Some week in 1987 the first seven places of billboard album list were "hair metal/Rock" groups!
Now that's almost similar in today's chart but replace the hair metal with hip hop. :\'(

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: 90s boy on 06/02/05 at 4:51 am

The Cover Girls "Show Me"
Noel "Silent Morning"


and some of these songs toped the charts in 1988

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 06/02/05 at 6:45 am


Whitesnake -Here I Go Again

U2 -With Or Without You

Madonna -Open Your Heart

REM -The One I Love

Whitesnake -Is This Love

The Cover Girls -Show Me

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam -Head To Toe



Heart -Alone


George Michael-Faith


Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam -Lost In Emotion


Pet Shop Boys -What Have I Done To Deserve This


Billy Idol -Mony Mony


ABC -When Smokey Sings


Glenn Medioros -Nothings Gonna Change Me Love For You



Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 06/02/05 at 6:52 am

Some good ones already on the list. Here are some more that I loved (this was the year that my fanatically religious father forbade me from listening to popular music, but I still manged!)

Uncanny X-Men -Nothing Touches My World
Icehouse -Crazy
Hoodoo Gurus -What's My Scene?
The Models -Hold On
Colin Hay -Hold Me
Noiseworks -Take Me Back
Bob Seger -Old Time Rock'n'Roll
Dave Dobbin -Slice Of Heaven
Berlin -Like Flames

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: iluvthe80s on 06/02/05 at 7:23 am

I picked the Crowded House, Motley Crue, Poison, and Lisa Lisa songs, though I love most of the songs on this list.

Another song I like from that year that's not on the list is a forgotten hair band classic: 'Nobody's Fool' by Cinderella

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: zcrito on 06/02/05 at 3:24 pm


That's a good list for 1987. Out of all the songs in it I selected


The Pleasure Principle -- Janet Jackson
Lookin' for a New Love -- Jody Watley
It's the End of the World as We Know It -- R.E.M.
True Faith -- New Order
Right On Track -- Breakfast Club


But these are also good 1987 songs (at least they were from 1987 where I live)


Don't Shed a Tear -- Paul Carrack
Why You Treat Me So Bad -- Club Nouveau (used in Luniz's "I Got Five on It" from 1995]
Don't Dream It's Over -- Crowded House
New Sensation -- INXS
Let's Wait Awhile -- Janet Jackson
New Day for You -- Basia 
Livin' on a Prayer -- Bon Jovi
Something About You -- Level 42
Cherry Bomb -- John Cougar Mellencamp
Better Days -- Dianne Reeves
Tom's Diner -- Suzanne Vega
I Want To Be Your Man -- Roger
Breakout -- Swing Out Sister

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Jennifer028 on 06/02/05 at 4:12 pm

Cool list!  I picked 20 but too many to list.

I just recently heard "Right on Track" and I had never heard it before, I like it!

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: KRQPMV21JS on 06/02/05 at 4:31 pm

PARA BAILAR LA BAMBA!!!!...SE NECESITO UN COPA DE GRACIA!!!

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/02/05 at 8:04 pm

Debbie Gibson "Only In My Dreams" 
Whitesnake "Here I Go Again"
Expose "Point Of No Return" 
Madonna "Open Your Heart" 
Janet Jackson "Pleasure Principle" 
The Cover Girls "Show Me" 
Noel "Silent Morning"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Head To Toe"
Madonna "Who's That Girl"
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam "Lost In Emotion" 
T'Pau "Heart & Soul" 
Jody Watley "Don't You Want Me"
Taylor Dayne "Tell It To My Heart"
Billy Idol "Mony Mony"
Kim Wilde "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
Bananarama "I Heard A Rumour"
Club Nouveau "Lean On Me"
Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" 
Glenn Medioros "Nothings Gonna Change Me Love For You" 

While I liked the vast majority, these hits I favored more. Dang, I wish I had a mixed cd of these songs!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: woops on 06/03/05 at 12:09 am

I've forgotten all about Pseudo Echo's cover of "Funky Town"  and  Echo & The Bunnymen's cover of "People Are Strange"  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: iluvthe80s on 06/03/05 at 7:25 am

Another fave from the end of that year: 'Got My Mind Set on You' by George Harrison

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 06/03/05 at 5:38 pm

Can't believe I forgot.....
Everything I Own/Sold/Keep Me In Mind/To Be Reborn -Boy George
Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) -Eurythmics

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/05 at 1:20 pm


Great list! Hair metal, pop/rock, dance, power ballads and a little classic rock thrown in. I think 1987 in general was a bit of a transitional year in music. Many of these songs still reflect the "fun and happy" feel of roughly 1983-86, but also stuff like "No Sleep till Brooklyn" and even U2 points toward some of what music in the early/mid 90's would sound like.

It was the last year of the "early MTV generation" in other words.

Oh yeah, my list:

Here I Go Again
Shake Your Love (why did I just admit that one? Well, other people did too, so I guess I'm okay! ;D )
Girls Girls Girls
Bad
Dude Looks like a Lady
Alone
Welcome to the Jungle
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Don't Dream it's Over
Tell it to my Heart
Say You Will
Heaven is a Place on Earth
Land of Confusion
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Got My Mind Set on You
Never Gonna Give You Up
She's Like the Wind
Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now

OTHER...
You Are the Girl - Cars
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Blondie on 06/19/05 at 9:30 pm

The Cure "Just Like Heaven"
U2 "With Or Without You"
REM "The One I Love"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name"
New Order "Faith"
REM "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
The Cure "Why Can't I Be You"
Pet Shop Boys "It's A Sin"
Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over"
The Smiths "Girlfriend In A Coma"
Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done To Deserve This"
Living In A Box "Living In A Box"
Kim Wilde "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
ABC "When Smokey Sings"
Squeeze "Hour Glass"
U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Kareoke Queen on 06/20/05 at 2:07 am


http://www.popdebbie.com/images/715.jpg

Though I like a lot os songs...I selected the first 20.  :)  :D  8)


I would also have to say for "Other" Expose's "Let Me Be The One" and Pretty Poison's "Catch Me (I'm Falling)"

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/20/05 at 2:31 am

Blondie, damn good list but you forgot a few. GNR(anything from AFD), Living Colour(Cult of Personality), Bulletboys(Smooth Up), and Robert Cray(Smoking Gun).

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: alana aka SchillingFan on 06/21/05 at 12:49 pm

Why Can't I Be You?
Hot Hot Hot!
Catch
Just Like Heaven

All are by The Cure ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: tv on 06/22/05 at 12:41 am

I remember when I was little kid in the 80's and now I look back at a song from that time and just groove to its a little beat and every little word. That song would be "Rock Steady" by The Whispers. That is one of my favorite songs. That song just moves me every time I hear it. The words and The beat just moves you.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: robby76 on 06/22/05 at 3:04 am

You mean "Rock... steady... steady rockin' all night long".

I LOVED that song too... in fact I remember telling my brother I "wrote" a new song and sang him the Rock Steady chorus... he was so impressed til he heard it playing in the mall... ha ha!

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: SpaceHog on 06/22/05 at 10:05 am

you forgot Jon Astley's Jane's Getting Serious.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Echo Nomad on 06/11/06 at 12:32 am

There's a lot of good songs and memories for me that year. Oddly though, the one that takes me back is Chicago's "If she would've been faithful". Don't ask me why considering that I was in the 5th Grade then.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: namilliron on 06/11/06 at 2:56 pm

Add "(Show me what) Should I See" by the Canadian band Frozen Ghost, a quintessential one-hit wonder (never heard from them again other than singer-songwriter Arnold Lanni producing OLP's "Clumsy").

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: whistledog on 06/11/06 at 3:58 pm

There are lots of good ones in that list.  Here are a few others that I like ...

You're the Voice - John Farnham
Don't You Just Know It - Amazulu
How Many Lies - Spandau Ballet
Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) - Paul Lekakis
Brother Louie - Modern Talking


Add "(Show me what) Should I See" by the Canadian band Frozen Ghost, a quintessential one-hit wonder (never heard from them again other than singer-songwriter Arnold Lanni producing OLP's "Clumsy").


Frozen Ghost had many popular hits with songs like "Dream Come True", "End of the Line" and my all-time favourite, "Yum Bai Ya" :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Dagwood on 06/11/06 at 4:59 pm

Whitesnake "Here I Go Again" 

Poison "Talk Dirty To Me" 

Dokken "Dream Warriors" 

Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive"

Europe "The Final Countdown" 

White Lion "Wait" 

Patrick Swayze "She's Like The Wind"

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/11/06 at 5:41 pm

In no patictuar order

U2 "With Or Without You"
REM "The One I Love"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Head To Toe"
U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Jody Watley "Looking For A New Love"
Heart "Alone"
REM "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam "Lost In Emotion"
Billy Idol "Mony Mony"  (Even though Tommy James did it SOOOO much better)
Belinda Carlisle "Heaven In A Place On Earth"
Europe "The Final Countdown"
Genesis "Land Of Confusion"
U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
George Harrison "Got My Mind Set On You"
Patrick Swayze "She's Like The Wind"
Starship "Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now"
Other:
Belinda Carlisle "Circle in the Sand"
Bon Jovi "Living on a Prayer"
George Harrison "When We Was Fab"




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Bobby on 06/11/06 at 6:31 pm

Whitesnake "Here I Go Again"
Madonna "Open Your Heart"
Aerosmith "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
Heart "Alone"
Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Pet Shop Boys "It's A Sin"
Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now"
Living In A Box "Living In A Box"
Belinda Carlise "Heaven In A Place On Earth"
ABC "When Smokey Sings"
Los Lobos "La Bamba"
Club Nouveau "Lean On Me"
Aretha Franklin featuring George Micheal "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
George Harrison "Got My Mind Set On You"
Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Patrick Swayze "She's Like The Wind"
Starship "Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now"

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: velvetoneo on 06/11/06 at 7:01 pm

I always thought "Open Your Heart" was from 1986...

My favorites:
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" and "It's a Sin" by the Pet Shop Boys.
"Girlfriend in a Coma" by the Smiths.
"The One I Love" by R.E.M.
"Luka" by Suzanne Vega
"Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega
"Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: namilliron on 06/11/06 at 7:22 pm



Frozen Ghost had many popular hits with songs like "Dream Come True", "End of the Line" and my all-time favourite, "Yum Bai Ya" :)


I had the FG album.  I thought the power ballad "Promises" would be a top 5 smash, even though the chorus melody was bodily lifted from LZ's "All of my Love".

Incidentally, 38/m/Oklahoma City.  You?

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Bobby on 06/12/06 at 7:02 am



Frozen Ghost had many popular hits with songs like "Dream Come True", "End of the Line" and my all-time favourite, "Yum Bai Ya" :)


I had the FG album.  I thought the power ballad "Promises" would be a top 5 smash, even though the chorus melody was bodily lifted from LZ's "All of my Love".

Incidentally, 38/m/Oklahoma City.  You?


I was introduced to Frozen Ghost on the boards (never heard of them before) and I think they were great. 'Promises' is a brilliant track along with the song 'Step by step'.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/12/06 at 6:58 pm

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
Heart - Alone
U2 - With or Without You
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/12/06 at 8:18 pm

Wow. 1987 was a great year for music! I like pretty much all the rockers(Girls, Girls, Girls, Here I Go Again, Wanted Dead or Alive, Talk Dirty to Me, etc.). Also Nonthing Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship is awesome.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/12/06 at 9:13 pm

Too many to choose from right now, one of them is It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: OliverDK on 06/13/06 at 5:35 am

Sure there's a lot of good music on that list, I missed some Roxette though, but I'm a bit confused about one of the entries; "Husker Du - Could You Be the One?" being danish and all, Husker Du means Do You Remember but I can't remember this band at all, so...?

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/13/06 at 1:20 pm

I think those Crowded House songs were from 1986, but probably charted into 1987.

I chose 20, but here are my absolute faves:

Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Something So Strong - Crowded House
Heart and Soul - T'Pau
Bad - Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Sean1983 on 06/13/06 at 1:34 pm

I put in the songs by Debbie, Tiffany, Belinda, R.E.M., Replacements, Husker Du, Depeche Mode, Smiths, IAS by Pet Shop Boys,

I would have put U Got The Look by Prince and Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles in there, so I picked "Other" as well.

This is my favorite year for music.  Too bad I was only three or four then but pretty much all of my favorites artists now are represented.

Subject: Re: Favorite Song(s) from 1987

Written By: Sean1983 on 06/13/06 at 3:08 pm


Sure there's a lot of good music on that list, I missed some Roxette though, but I'm a bit confused about one of the entries; "Husker Du - Could You Be the One?" being danish and all, Husker Du means Do You Remember but I can't remember this band at all, so...?


Punk band from Minneapolis composed of Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton.  Disbanded 1987.  Had several solid albums.  I'd say one of my favorite bands of the eighties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCsker_D%C3%BC

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