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Subject: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/13 at 7:27 pm

Thought I'd kick this one off with one of my favourites of the year ...

In 1986, John Oates came to Canada to do production work for a popular Canadian band called The Parachute Club on their 3rd album Small Victories.  The lead single from this album (released in September of 1986) was titled Love is Fire and featured John in a duet with Parachute Club lead singer Lorraine Segato.  In 1987, the song became a Top 40 hit in Canada.  Though the song never charted in America, it was featured on MTV and made its debut on that channel when Daryl Hall was a guest VJ and John introduced the actual video for the song

The Parachute Club featuring John Oates - Love is Fire
This is not the actual video for the song.  Was recorded from a foreign TV show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpboq5sNt8Q


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In 1987, former J. Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf released his 2nd solo album titled Come As You Are.  The title track features a fantastic SAX solo and is one of my all-time favourites!  It became a Top 40 hit and the video for it was inspired by the legendary Jumping Song as performed by Bobby Van in the 1953 film Small Town Girl.  If you look close in the video, you can see a movie poster for said film ...

Peter Wolf - Come As You Are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gkxRNmnC1Y

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/20/13 at 7:37 pm

Two songs I liked that year. One was this one. Heard it lots on the dance floor.

T'Pau - Heart And Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfioxuLhrQw

This next one was probably overplayed, but a decent song by U2. Wasn't as good as their early 80s material, but this one (and the album it came from) was still good.

U2 - With Or Without You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/13 at 7:37 pm


Peter Wolf - Come As You Are


Ha!  I just noticed something I never saw before.  The house in this video with the white picket fence is the same house from the TV series Growing Pains

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/13 at 7:41 pm


T'Pau - Heart And Soul


I really liked that song.  Lead singer Carol Decker was gorgeous!  They had lots of hits in their native UK, but that song made them one hit wonders in the US

Their biggest hit in the UK was called China in Your Hand which also gave them a Top 20 hit in Canada.  Love both songs alot.  I have a greatest hits CD from them and I still listen to it

T'Pau - China in Your Hand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSh6SQd8UrI

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/20/13 at 7:47 pm


I really liked that song.  Lead singer Carol Decker was gorgeous!  They had lots of hits in their native UK, but that song made them one hit wonders in the US

Their biggest hit in the UK was called China in Your Hand which also gave them a Top 20 hit in Canada.  Love both songs alot.  I have a greatest hits CD from them and I still listen to it

T'Pau - China in Your Hand


I don't remember this song at all from back then. How about that.
Just listened to it for the first time. It's good. The beginning reminded me a bit of Orinoco flow.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/21/13 at 12:57 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJgL_P-jeA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6sU3AclT4

Not sure if these count as '87 or '88, but I'll post them anyway

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 6:12 am


Two songs I liked that year. One was this one. Heard it lots on the dance floor.

T'Pau - Heart And Soul



This next one was probably overplayed, but a decent song by U2. Wasn't as good as their early 80s material, but this one (and the album it came from) was still good.

U2 - With Or Without You



Heart And Soul is a good song, Must've been a one hit wonder for her. ???

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 6:17 am






Not sure if these count as '87 or '88, but I'll post them anyway


There's actually an R rated version of Sabrina's "Boys, Boys Boys" where she's in a pool and one of her breasts pop out throughout the video, I kid you not.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 6:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsUXAEzaC3Q

Bad-Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/13 at 8:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9gKyRmic20

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/13 at 8:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua26qTEK25U

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/21/13 at 9:59 am


There's actually an R rated version of Sabrina's "Boys, Boys Boys" where she's in a pool and one of her breasts pop out throughout the video, I kid you not.
I know, that's why I posted the lyrics video instead.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/21/13 at 10:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBShN8qT4lk

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/21/13 at 1:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBCWLhlJV0Y

One I really liked back in '87...and I still like this song 26 years later!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/21/13 at 5:44 pm

Two ace songwriters (Graham Gouldman and the late Andrew Gold) teamed up for this short-lived project called Wax.

(One of those videos that made your eyes turn to mush - so watch out!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0g5gKp2BHg

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:08 pm


Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died in Your Arms


I like this song.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:10 pm


One I really liked back in '87...and I still like this song 26 years later!



What a great duo.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78

Tiffany-I Think We're Alone Now

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/21/13 at 9:36 pm

A collection of songs from Platinum Blonde's 1987 album Contact that includes

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Contact Canada 13
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If You Go This Time  Canada 71

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Fire Canada 49

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/21/13 at 10:23 pm


Tiffany-I Think We're Alone Now
She grew up in Norwalk, not far from where I live.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/21/13 at 11:05 pm


Two ace songwriters (Graham Gouldman and the late Andrew Gold) teamed up for this short-lived project called Wax.


I really liked Wax.  Here in North America, they were billed as Wax UK, but sadly they never took off here despite one near Top 40 hit with Right Between the Eyes in 1986.

Here's a trio of tracks from the UK that I still really enjoy ...

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMqD1w7cSY8

Fine Young Cannibals - Ever Fallen in Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMERPNrprkk

Blue Mercedes - I Want to Be Your Property
This one did not chart in the US until 1988
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NbPNZzkigw

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/21/13 at 11:37 pm


Two ace songwriters (Graham Gouldman and the late Andrew Gold) teamed up for this short-lived project called Wax.

(One of those videos that made your eyes turn to mush - so watch out!)



Okay that will quite enough of that.  WTF was that? ;D

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPeSM8-SfWQ

Could've Been-Tiffany

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/22/13 at 7:28 am

Oh, those Tiffany songs (reaches for tylenols as the headache returns), a low moment in 80s pop music.


My favorite album that year, by a wide margin I must say, was Fleetwood Mac's "Tango in the night". Probably their best album after "Rumours"

2 songs from there:

Little Lies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0iOEKeUwEY

Everywhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk-_PShV-Bk

When I think back to 1987 I think mainly of this album, or the Joshua Tree by U2. There were other albums I bought but those 2 stand out for me.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/22/13 at 9:19 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SV0LwmwoY

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 7:21 pm


Oh, those Tiffany songs (reaches for tylenols as the headache returns), a low moment in 80s pop music.


My favorite album that year, by a wide margin I must say, was Fleetwood Mac's "Tango in the night". Probably their best album after "Rumours"

2 songs from there:

Little Lies



Everywhere



When I think back to 1987 I think mainly of this album, or the Joshua Tree by U2. There were other albums I bought but those 2 stand out for me.


I hear Little Lies all the time.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 7:23 pm





This must've been their follow up after Cruel Summer.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/22/13 at 9:02 pm


This must've been their follow up after Cruel Summer.


It was their 9th single after Cruel Summer, so yes, yes it was

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/23/13 at 5:09 am

Self-penned by the lead singer and got to no 9 in the UK charts...

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 7:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snsTmi9N9Gs

Open Your Heart-Madonna

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/23/13 at 7:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGEyBeoBGM

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 8:11 am


Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is A Place on Earth


She also had "Circle In the Sand".

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: oingo_fan on 10/25/13 at 9:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY9pIO8mlgg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KUiXtz10Ho

These two defined '87 for me...

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/26/13 at 3:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXg10Jy1YJc

Yarbrough & Peoples-Special

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/28/13 at 2:20 pm

http://blip.tv/todds-pop-song-reviews/the-top-ten-worst-songs-of-1987-4017354
Thought y'all might enjoy this

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 2:57 pm


http://blip.tv/todds-pop-song-reviews/the-top-ten-worst-songs-of-1987-4017354
Thought y'all might enjoy this


Thanks! Although my top 10 worst songs might look a little different than that, there were a couple on there that might make my list.

Like these:

The Next Time I Fall, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
Funky Town, Pseudo Echo
Carrie, Europe and the Glen Madeiros one.

But there were a lot worse songs than that in '87, like "Sign of the times" by Prince, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Another Part of me by MJ, C'est la Vie by Robbie Nevil, I want your sex by George Michael.  I have been blessed not to hear those songs anymore over the last 25 years.

Oh well, I guess everyone has their opinion on what they like and dislike.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/28/13 at 3:26 pm


But there were a lot worse songs than that in '87


Oooh! Can I? Can I?

Ahem!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD7-j3Bj6dQ

Wrong on SO many levels...small wonder they crawled back under the rock as quick as they emerged! Horrible... 8-P

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 3:52 pm


Oooh! Can I? Can I?

Ahem!

Wrong on SO many levels...small wonder they crawled back under the rock as quick as they emerged! Horrible... 8-P


Club Nouveau - Lean on me

Yes, that one qualifies! It was terrible. Totally agree.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 3:57 pm

I must be in the minority.  I liked Club Nouveau's Lean on Me.  The way it starts off, makes you think you're getting the original, then it hits into the dance beat.  I was 9 when it was popular, so for a kid that age, it was my cocaine LOL

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 4:02 pm


I must be in the minority.  I liked Club Nouveau's Lean on Me.  The way it starts off, makes you think you're getting the original, then it hits into the dance beat.  I was 9 when it was popular, so for a kid that age, it was my cocaine LOL


cocaine lol

Why we dislike it: I think it might be because Paul & I grew up with Bill Withers classic version, and putting funk or hiphop or whatever beat it is to that song just destroyed it for us.

I doubt you are in the minority. I'm sure Howard likes it.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 4:17 pm


I'm sure Howard likes it.


No doubt there lol


1987 was the year of my favourite song by Wang Chung.  Technically it is a 1986 song from their album Mosaic, but as the follow-up to Everybody Have Fun Tonight, it was released as a single in 1987

Wang Chung - Let's Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNazEjVd6Y


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Elton John always did duets quite well, and in 1987, he had a great one that I have always loved ...

Jennifer Rush and Elton John - Flames of Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoBN1XKcBO8

This song has never appeared on an Elton John album.  It's original appearance was on the Jennifer Rush album Heart Over Mind

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/28/13 at 5:37 pm


Why we dislike it: I think it might be because Paul & I grew up with Bill Withers classic version, and putting funk or hiphop or whatever beat it is to that song just destroyed it for us.


Right on the money, sir!  :)


I liked Club Nouveau's Lean on Me.  The way it starts off, makes you think you're getting the original, then it hits into the dance beat.


In much the same way as the Fugees desecration of 'Killing Me Softly' does...another of my pet hates!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:09 pm

2 Canadian songs here, both of which I liked

Paul Janz ~ Believe In Me

This is from late 1987. One of Paul's best. (My favorite, just like Whistledog's favorite of his  was "Close my eyes")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3rn2K3KxL4


The Box ~ Closer Together

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFT1l50CgHo

Singing in the band was Sass Jordan, later to become quite famous in Canada with several hit singles.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:27 pm


http://blip.tv/todds-pop-song-reviews/the-top-ten-worst-songs-of-1987-4017354
Thought y'all might enjoy this


Thanks, that was quite interesting.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:29 pm


Oooh! Can I? Can I?

Ahem!



Wrong on SO many levels...small wonder they crawled back under the rock as quick as they emerged! Horrible... 8-P


I kind of like Club Nouveau's version, they put a beat to Bill Withers's original.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:31 pm

I doubt you are in the minority. I'm sure Howard likes it.

you betcha.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:34 pm


No doubt there lol


1987 was the year of my favourite song by Wang Chung.  Technically it is a 1986 song from their album Mosaic, but as the follow-up to Everybody Have Fun Tonight, it was released as a single in 1987

Wang Chung - Let's Go



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Elton John always did duets quite well, and in 1987, he had a great one that I have always loved ...

Jennifer Rush and Elton John - Flames of Paradise


This song has never appeared on an Elton John album.  It's original appearance was on the Jennifer Rush album Heart Over Mind


great follow up by Wang Chung.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 7:34 pm


Paul Janz ~ Believe In Me

The Box ~ Closer Together


I know both of those very well.  Closer Together was on the radio so much, it's one of those songs where if you lived in Canada at the time and listened to the radio alot, and you don't know that song, then you're lying.  LOL

From that same Box album that was titled Closer Together came two other hits:  Ordinary People and this one which I just absolutely loved ...

The Box - Crying Out Loud For Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPMYsImac8

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldE800eFJps

Shake Your Love-Debbie Gibson

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:38 pm


I know both of those very well.  Closer Together was on the radio so much, it's one of those songs where if you lived in Canada at the time and listened to the radio alot, and you don't know that song, then you're lying.  LOL



Very true. It was on the radio and the video was often on Much Music (like MTV in America)

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/31/13 at 6:56 pm


Tiffany-I Think We're Alone Now
She grew up in Norwalk, not far from where I live.

I know where that is! :)

In the late 1990s (1998-99) my mother worked in Downey, which is near there, so I know the area fairly well.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/31/13 at 6:58 pm


Oh, those Tiffany songs (reaches for tylenols as the headache returns), a low moment in 80s pop music.


My favorite album that year, by a wide margin I must say, was Fleetwood Mac's "Tango in the night". Probably their best album after "Rumours"

2 songs from there:

Little Lies


Everywhere


Those are good ones. :) I was 7 when they were popular, and I think I actually remember hearing 'em on the radio at the time.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/31/13 at 7:01 pm



Shake Your Love-Debbie Gibson

...which I believe was from her debut album, Out Of The Blue.

As was this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBnkn6M__QY
Only In My Dreams

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:39 pm


...which I believe was from her debut album, Out Of The Blue.

As was this one:

Only In My Dreams


another good song by Debbie.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGDmBLAPikU


Notorious-Duran Duran

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/01/13 at 10:19 pm

Atlantic Starr's dancier hits always (pun not intended) seem to get overshadowed by their ballads. This one was also featured in the film "Can't Buy Me Love" (Patrick Dempsey).


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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiWzMlw0hZQ

Huey Lewis & The News-Jacob's Ladder

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/03/13 at 10:22 am

How could I forget this gem by Wet Wet Wet. Marti Pellow was a great vocalist!

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I

Bob Seger-Shakedown

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:52 pm


How could I forget this gem by Wet Wet Wet. Marti Pellow was a great vocalist!


It's sad that the lead singer of Divinyls had passed away a few years ago.  :\'(

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/03/13 at 6:52 pm


How could I forget this gem by Wet Wet Wet. Marti Pellow was a great vocalist!



I think you may have mixed up your videos lol

Are you referring to Angel Eyes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHGB-Ru0XFw

or Wishing I Was Lucky ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKZ9y_BpXU

Either way, I  don't think The Wets ever had a bad song

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/03/13 at 7:05 pm


I think you may have mixed up your videos lol

Are you referring to Angel Eyes?


Videos and years apparently - I swear I'm not posting whilst drunk. But yes, it was Angel Eyes. Thanks! I've edited the original post with a nice live version.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 6:28 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-6ksMdkrU

Company B- Fascinated

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/04/13 at 10:50 am


It's sad that the lead singer had passed away a few years ago.  :\'(


I think she passed away this spring didn't she? From breast cancer?

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 7:40 pm


I think she passed away this spring didn't she? From breast cancer?


she died earlier this year.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 7:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jN0TWNRaXo

Nancy Martinez- For Tonight

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/05/13 at 8:22 pm

Here is my favourite song by the late great American singer Dan Fogelberg.  I am a little surprised this did not chart outside of Adult Contemporary.  I remember this one oh so well ...

Dan Fogelberg - Lonely in Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqtxxSPuQvI


Here is my favourite song by the late great Luther Vandross.  This was actually released in 1986, but became a hit in 1987 ...

Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
This only made it to #91 in Canada?  I had to double check to make sure I saw that right.  That saddens me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHGyipqYFr8

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 7:16 am


Here is my favourite song by the late great American singer Dan Fogelberg.  I am a little surprised this did not chart outside of Adult Contemporary.  I remember this one oh so well ...

Dan Fogelberg - Lonely in Love



Here is my favourite song by the late great Luther Vandross.  This was actually released in 1986, but became a hit in 1987 ...

Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
This only made it to #91 in Canada?  I had to double check to make sure I saw that right.  That saddens me



I really like this Luther Vandross song. don't know why it charted so high in Canada? ???

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 7:18 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRBfCmj8Qcg

Spoonie Gee- Godfather

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 7:21 am



Here is my favourite song by the late great Luther Vandross.  This was actually released in 1986, but became a hit in 1987 ...

Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
This only made it to #91 in Canada?  I had to double check to make sure I saw that right.  That saddens me


Even if it only made it to #91 on that chart, it was played quite a bit on the radio where I was. I'm surprised it wasn't top 40. I guess #91 in Canada...but might have charted higher where I lived.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 11:44 am


Spoonie Gee- Godfather


Wow!  I am glad I don't remember this one  :-\\


Even if it only made it to #91 on that chart, it was played quite a bit on the radio where I was. I'm surprised it wasn't top 40. I guess #91 in Canada...but might have charted higher where I lived.


The biggest hits in Canada are the ones that weren't the biggest hits lol

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 3:16 pm

Wow!  I am glad I don't remember this one

It's West Coast rap us New Yorkers grew up with during the late 80's.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 3:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLS2KVXohc

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam- Lost In Emotion

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/06/13 at 4:45 pm


Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
This only made it to #91 in Canada?  I had to double check to make sure I saw that right.  That saddens me


An amazing seven singles were lifted off the 'Give Me The Reason' LP here in Britain, but the highest charter of the lot only reached #16!

There was no stopping the LP though - top three and almost two years on the chart!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 10:26 pm


It's West Coast rap us New Yorkers grew up with during the late 80's.


Remind me never to listen to New York radio stations :P


An amazing seven singles were lifted off the 'Give Me The Reason' LP here in Britain, but the highest charter of the lot only reached #16!

There was no stopping the LP though - top three and almost two years on the chart!


Technically 6.  The title track, though appearing on that album, was officially a single taken from the soundtrack to the film Ruthless People.  Still a fantastic feat.  7 hits on 1 studio album

It is also a good song!

Luther Vandross - Give Me the Reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUEno31PNA

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 7:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXMrDu7374Y

Paul Lekakis-Boom Boom Boom(Let's Go Back To My Room)

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/07/13 at 8:31 am


Technically 6.  The title track, though appearing on that album, was officially a single taken from the soundtrack to the film Ruthless People.  Still a fantastic feat.  7 hits on 1 studio album



Five Star's "Silk & Steel" album managed 6 UK Top 15 singles back in '86 and '87. Quite a mean feat back in the day.

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 2:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg

Welcome To The Jungle- Guns & Roses

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/07/13 at 2:23 pm


Welcome To The Jungle- Guns & Roses


This was a good song Howard.

Bryan Adams ~ Heat Of The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2bE6jzACFQ

This was the key single from his "Into the fire" album, the first album released after the fantastic "Reckless" album, which was his best.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 3:32 pm

Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCOVAW4pmw

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/08/13 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqIIW7nxBgc

Madonna-La Isla Bonita

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/13 at 6:41 pm

Swing Out Sister - Breakout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANEx_6mbC2M

REO Speedwagon - That Ain't Love
#82 in Canada ?? No that's not a typo.  Radio still loved it and so do I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIH7uwv7VmQ

Boy George - Everything I Own
His solo debut after departing Culture Club
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXtEpnIXVf4

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 6:57 am


Swing Out Sister - Breakout


REO Speedwagon - That Ain't Love
#82 in Canada ?? No that's not a typo.  Radio still loved it and so do I


Boy George - Everything I Own
His solo debut after departing Culture Club



It's been so long since I've heard Swing Out Sister

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 7:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc5Sm4iRtxs

Right On Track-Breakfast Club

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/13/13 at 1:00 pm


Paul Lekakis-Boom Boom Boom(Let's Go Back To My Room)


Who didn't know what that song was about? ;) ;D

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 7:06 pm


Who didn't know what that song was about? ;) ;D


It was all about sex.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 7:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKhDiNME4E

Let's Wait Awhile-Janet Jackson

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/16/13 at 10:23 am


It was all about sex.


Exactly.

Boom boom boom
let's go back to my room

I was 11 when that song was released and I pretty much knew that it was about SEX! ;)

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/16/13 at 3:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3VTngm1F0

George Michael-Faith

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/16/13 at 3:36 pm



George Michael-Faith


I like this song, Howard.  :)

Bruce Springsteen ~ Brilliant Disguise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idnJnjV_8rg

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/13 at 5:16 pm


Bruce Springsteen ~ Brilliant Disguise


I love that song alot.  A great video too as it is filmed in real time, something that was not usually done in a music video

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5oeC2eUaxw

Anita Baker-Caught Up In The Rapture

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: barry on 12/04/13 at 8:53 pm

This Canadian song is kind of a guilty pleasure...

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Rock & Hyde - Dirty Water

Me and my teenage pals thought this video was so stupid! They're sitting in a bathtub full of dirty water!
Who's idea was that?! ;D

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 7:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8RxoQMP_CA

Natalie Cole- Jumpstart My Heart

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/13 at 9:32 pm


This Canadian song is kind of a guilty pleasure...
Rock & Hyde - Dirty Water

Me and my teenage pals thought this video was so stupid! They're sitting in a bathtub full of dirty water!
Who's idea was that?! ;D


That video was kind of silly.  That song is legendary though.  Still love it!  Rock and Hyde were previously known as Paul Hyde and The Payola$, and before that, The Payola$.  The album that song is on was called Under the Volcano and it was their last album before Paul Hyde went solo, and Bob Rock became a world famous music producer

Here is the 2nd hit from that Rock and Hyde album ...

Rock and Hyde - I Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxdqcVaBcyk

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWbj64Rwfvc

Dead Or Alive- Brand New Lover

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/11/13 at 2:46 am

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- The JAMs / KLF, The Queen and I

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG8Nc_W2wOo

Expose- Let Me Be The One

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/13 at 11:25 am

"Letter From America" is a song written and performed by Scottish band The Proclaimers that appears on their debut album This Is The Story.

Lyrically, the song reflects Scotland's long history of emigration with Scots leaving behind economic depression in their own nation to start new lives in America and Canada. There is also an allusion to the enforced emigrations of the Highland Clearances when wealthy landowners forcibly evicted whole communities in order to turn their land over to the more profitable enterprise of raising sheep. Both of these themes are portrayed on the sleeve artwork for the single - an animated image of a man and woman from the time of the Highland Clearances superimposed onto a black and white photograph of the interior of Gartcosh steel works after its closure in 1986.

The song was later recorded in a fuller arrangement with producer Gerry Rafferty and became a hit in November 1987, peaking at #3 on the UK singles chart in December. The 12" vinyl single of the song featured an unusual pressing, with the two versions - acoustic and orchestral - interwoven on the same side of the disc, so that placing the needle on the record would result in a random playing of one or the other version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy9GmieAEaQ

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 7:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAl9cchQac

Peter Gabriel- Big Time

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/25/13 at 12:39 am

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  - Run DMC, Christmas in Hollis, 1987

Because Die Hard was the greatest Christmas movie of all time.  OF ALL TIME!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/25/13 at 7:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiWzMlw0hZQ

Huey Lewis And The News- Jacob's Ladder

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/25/13 at 5:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncbp-Gsrp4k


Stevie Wonder- Skeletons

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/14 at 12:16 pm

Bruce Willis reached Number 2 in the UK Charts in 1987 with "Under The Broadwalk".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2zk56DDjGc

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 3:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pYNd0MSVXs

Kenny Loggins - Meet Me Half Way

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/03/14 at 7:01 pm

Memories of my youth with this one ...

Glass Tiger - You're What I Look For
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4gR11gyNg8



Kenny Loggins - Meet Me Half Way


I just watched that movie it's from the other day.  I still enjoy that song!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 3:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgZm8okgH6c

Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/13/14 at 10:45 am

Here's one that was popular during the second half of the year...

"True Faith" by New Order
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-DPwFacVU

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 7:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz7bqxeVgNw

Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/13/14 at 11:21 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgZm8okgH6c

Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox


I love that song. I used to play it secretly when I got it as part of the Teen Riot cd when I was a teen. Loved it!

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 6:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHYtsnSlCg0

Glass Tiger - Someday


Doesn't he sound like George Michael a bit?

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/14/14 at 2:47 pm



Glass Tiger - Someday


Doesn't he sound like George Michael a bit?

Yeah...That's what I thought when I heard their hit from the previous year, "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone."

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/22/14 at 12:00 am

Whitesnake

"Here I Go Again":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohFGOmcxuo

"Is This Love":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahUQ3tkRtB4

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/22/14 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4cR9CeLi0

Exposé - Let Me Be The One

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/19/14 at 6:24 pm

Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xiHfuyGVkE


Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/20/14 at 6:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

Europe - The Final Countdown

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/25/14 at 7:26 pm

One of my favorites from '87

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/25/14 at 8:41 pm

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/26/14 at 9:10 am


Yeah...That's what I thought when I heard their hit from the previous year, "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone."


The only thing is Allan there is Scottish and George is British.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 3:57 am

"Only the Light", written and composed by Richard Peebles, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed by Peebles himself, who was credited at Eurovision as Rikki. At the end of judging that evening, "Only the Light" took the thirteenth-place slot with 47 points. It came as a huge disappointment to the United Kingdom as it was the lowest placement any of the country's entries had received up to that time. The song placed at #96, not charting on the UK Singles Chart (the Top 75 songs) but as an addenda on the "Next 25" version of the charts. This was the second year of dismal sales for the UK's Eurovision entrant.

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 03/13/15 at 5:56 am


"Only the Light" took the thirteenth-place slot with 47 points. It came as a huge disappointment to the United Kingdom as it was the lowest placement any of the country's entries had received up to that time.


Blimey! We'd kill for that sort of placing now!  :D

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 1:11 pm

In 1987, Roy Orbison rerecorded "Crying" as a duet with K.D. Lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture Hiding Out.

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 7:26 am

"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" is a Grammy Award-winning #1 song performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael as a duet in 1987. It was written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan. It also stands as Aretha's biggest hit at Adult Contemporary radio, spending several weeks at #2.

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/16 at 2:59 pm

"Hungry Eyes" is a song performed by American artist Eric Carmen, a former member of the band Raspberries, and was featured in the film Dirty Dancing. The song was recorded at Beachwood Studios in Beachwood, Ohio in 1987. "Hungry Eyes" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the Cash Box Top 100 in 1988. The song was not released commercially in the UK, but it managed to peak at #82 in January 1988, having charted purely on import sales. Song writers Franke Previte and John DeNicola, wrote the song, as well as another hit from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life".

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Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/22/16 at 11:20 pm


Atlantic Starr's dancier hits always (pun not intended) seem to get overshadowed by their ballads. This one was also featured in the film "Can't Buy Me Love" (Patrick Dempsey).



Hee hee...

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They are perhaps best known for this single, which was their biggest hit, around the middle of the year. It remains one of my favorite R&B songs of the 80s. :)

Oh, btw... this clip has the full, unedited version (as on the album). The instrumental break from 3:27 to 3:52 is not heard on most radio stations that play the song.

Subject: Re: 1987: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 12:56 pm

"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Released in April 1987, it was the fourth single from his seventh studio album, Graceland (1986), released on Warner Bros. Records. The song features guest vocals from the South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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