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 -5 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 -7 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up Moves -2 Moves -12 Bee Gees You Win Again 2
3 George Michael Faith Moves -1 Moves -5 Los Lobos La Bamba Moves -9 Moves -8 Madonna La Isla Bonita 3
4 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) the Time of My Life Moves -2 Moves 1 George Michael Faith Moves -16 Moves 2 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up 4
5 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Moves -3 Moves 3 U2 With Or Without You Moves -18 Moves -12 The Pet Shop Boys It's a Sin 5
6 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Moves 5 Moves 2 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) the Time of My Life Moves -33 Moves -4 Madonna Who's That Girl? 6
7 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Shake Down Moves -35 Moves 6 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Moves -22 Moves -33 T'Pau China in Your Hand 7
8 Los Lobos La Bamba Moves 5 Moves 3 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Moves -9 Moves -16 Mel & Kim Respectable 8
9 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up Moves 7 Moves -4 Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer Moves -19 Moves -40 Ferry Aid Let it Be 9
10 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Head to Toe Moves -25 Moves -4 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 -12 Moves -23 Madonna La Isla Bonita Moves 8 Moves -2 Michael Jackson Bad 11
12 Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well Moves -7 Moves -14 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You Moves 2 Moves 9 Los Lobos La Bamba 12
13 Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer Moves 4 Moves -38 Michael Jackson Bad Moves 2 Moves -2 Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You 13
14 Madonna Who's That Girl? Moves 4 Moves -100 Bee Gees You Win Again Moves 12 Moves -6 Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 14
15 Whitesnake Here I Go Again Moves -28 Moves -34 Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You Moves 2 Moves -32 Desireless Voyage Voyage 15
16 Club Nouveau Lean On Me Moves -6 Moves -4 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over Moves -43 Moves -43 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody 16
17 Billy Vera At This Moment Moves -37 Moves -61 The Pet Shop Boys It's a Sin Moves 12 Moves 9 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now 17
18 Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram Somewhere Out There Moves -18 Moves -10 George Michael I Want Your Sex Moves -1 Moves -47 Johnny Logan Hold Me Now 18
19 Atlantic Starr Always Moves -13 Moves 7 Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well Moves -43 Moves 1 George Michael I Want Your Sex 19
20 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over Moves 4 Moves -18 Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Moves 6 Moves 16 George Michael Faith 20

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