Regional Hits of 1987

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The standard page for 1987 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1987 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Moves -6 Moves -8 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Moves 0 Moves 0 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 1
2 U2 With Or Without You Moves -3 Moves -6 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up Moves -3 Moves -13 The Pet Shop Boys It's a Sin 2
3 George Michael Faith Moves -1 Moves -3 Los Lobos La Bamba Moves -8 Moves -13 Bee Gees You Win Again 3
4 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) the Time of My Life Moves -2 Moves 1 George Michael Faith Moves -16 Moves -7 Madonna La Isla Bonita 4
5 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Moves -3 Moves 3 U2 With Or Without You Moves -16 Moves 3 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up 5
6 Los Lobos La Bamba Moves 3 Moves 2 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) the Time of My Life Moves -36 Moves -4 Madonna Who's That Girl? 6
7 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Shake Down Moves -36 Moves 6 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Moves -25 Moves -35 T'Pau China in Your Hand 7
8 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up Moves 6 Moves 3 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Moves -9 Moves -17 Mel & Kim Respectable 8
9 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Moves 8 Moves -4 Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer Moves -22 Moves -48 Ferry Aid Let it Be 9
10 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Head to Toe Moves -28 Moves -5 Madonna Who's That Girl? Moves 4 Moves -2 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You 10
11 Heart Alone Moves -11 Moves -21 Madonna La Isla Bonita Moves 7 Moves 8 Los Lobos La Bamba 11
12 Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well Moves -7 Moves -18 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You Moves 2 Moves -2 Michael Jackson Bad 12
13 Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer Moves 4 Moves -11 George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You Moves -15 Moves -7 Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You 13
14 Club Nouveau Lean On Me Moves -9 Moves -36 Michael Jackson Bad Moves 2 Moves -32 Desireless Voyage Voyage 14
15 Madonna Who's That Girl? Moves 5 Moves -53 The Pet Shop Boys It's a Sin Moves 13 Moves -6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 15
16 Whitesnake Here I Go Again Moves -29 Moves -100 Bee Gees You Win Again Moves 13 Moves -42 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody 16
17 Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram Somewhere Out There Moves -22 Moves -3 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over Moves -46 Moves 9 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now 17
18 Atlantic Starr Always Moves -15 Moves -10 George Michael I Want Your Sex Moves -1 Moves -49 Johnny Logan Hold Me Now 18
19 Billy Vera At This Moment Moves -44 Moves 7 Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well Moves -48 Moves 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex 19
20 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over Moves 3 Moves -35 Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You Moves 7 Moves 16 George Michael Faith 20

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