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The Radio 5 Top 150 of 1987

The countdown started at 06:00 sharp on Friday, 1. January 1988 and the number 1 song was not reached until 19:28 that evening. Tracks by South African artists are highlighted in orange.

150Rage HardFrankie Goes To Hollywood
149Best Kept SecretChina Crisis
148Years Go ByStan Campbell
147Hypnotise MeWang Chung
146Why Can't I Be YouThe Cure
145It Doesn't Have To Be This WayThe Blow Monkeys
144The PassengerSiouxsie And The Banshees
143Don't Need A GunBilly Idol
142Sweet 16Billy Idol
141Hold OnThe Passengers
140Labour Of LoveHue & Cry
139LoadedDeacon Blue
138Rat In The KitchenUB40
137Competition RulesNo Friends Of Harry
136I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForU2
135Back In The Highlife AgainSteve Winwood
134Causing A CommotionMadonna
133In Your EyesPeter Gabriel
132Big TimePeter Gabriel
131Going To The BankThe Commodores
130Ship Of FoolsWorld Party
129Open Your HeartMadonna
127I Wanna Be A CowboyBoys Don't Cry
126SomeoneEl DeBarge
125It's In The Way That You Use ItEric Clapton
124Houdini (Tie Me Up)Jesse Ray
123Keep Me In MindBoy George
122Lady SoulThe Temptations
121Calling All The HeroesIt Bites
120GoldmineThe Pointer Sisters
119Move UpMango Groove
118BadMichael Jackson
117Scales Of JusticeLiving In A Box
116Seven Into The SeaIntuanua
115Built For The FutureThe Fixx
114ShakedownBob Seger
113Land Of ConfusionGenesis
112A Whole New WorldIt Bites
111Goodbye YesterdayNick Haywood
110Open Up The Red BoxSimply Red
109Let It Be With YouBelouis Some
108La BambaLos Lobos
107No More TearsHollywood Beyond
106Coming Around AgainCarly Simon
105Died In Your ArmsCutting Crew
104Seven WondersFleetwood Mac
103(Keep) Jammin' MeTom Petty
102InfidelitySimply Red
101World Where You LiveCrowded House
100Ain't Nothing Going On But The RentGwen Guthrie
99Playing With The BoysKenny Loggins
98Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley
97Down To EarthCuriosity Killed The Cat
96I Wanna Be Loved (But By Only You) The Steve Miller Band
95Great HeartJohnny Clegg & Savuka
94Oh L'AmourErasure
93HumanThe Human League
92RhythmTanh Chi
91Get That LoveThe Thompson Twins
90DignityDeacon Blue
88Day In, Day OutDavid Bowie
87Two HeartsJohn Parr
86MisfitCuriosity Killed The Cat
85Boy In The BubblePaul Simon
84I Didn't Mean To Turn You OnRobert Palmer
83Running In The FamilyLevel 42
82Jumping Jack FlashAretha Franklin & Keith Richards
81Meet El PresidenteDuran Duran
80I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
79I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)Grace Jones
78Over The Hills And Far AwayGary Moore
76Throwing It All AwayGenesis
75Skin TradeDuran Duran
74Something Inside So StrongLabi Siffre
73When Smokey SingsABC
72Cry WolfA-ha
71Ballerina GirlLionel Ritchie
70Lean On MeClub Nouveau
69When The Wind BlowsDavid Bowie
68Sign O' The TimesPrince
67I Wanna Wake Up With YouBoris Gardiner
66Living On A PrayerBon Jovi
65Heart And SoulT' Pau
64StrangeloveDepeche Mode
63To Be A LoverBilly Idol
62What's It To YaRobbie Nevil
61Don't Forget Me When I'm GoneGlass Tiger
60Alone Again OrThe Damned
59A Matter Of TrustBilly Joel
58La Isla BonitaMadonna
57Is This LoveAlison Moyet
56Mandolin RainBruce Hornsby And The Range
55The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)Timbuk3
54What Have I Done To Deserve This?Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
53LukaSuzanne Vega
52Jane's Getting SeriousJohn Astley
51Wild, Wild LifeTalking Heads
50Lil' DevilThe Cult
49Wild HorsesGino Vanelli
48Nothing's Gonna Stop Us NowStarship
47World Shut Your MouthJulian Cope
46Hip To Be SquareHuey Lewis And The News
45Ruthless PeopleMick Jagger
44Who's That GirlMadonna
43You're The VoiceJohn Farnham
42SurrenderSwing Out Sister
41LiesJonathan Butler
40Everything I OwnBoy George
39Wishing I Was LuckyWet Wet Wet
38I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)Aretha Franklin & George Michael
37Big LoveFleetwood Mac
36Hymn To HerThe Pretenders
35RespectableMel & Kim
34Waiting For The Ghost TrainMadness
33The Motown SongLarry John McNally
32Forever Live And DieOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
31You Know I Love You... Don't You?Howard Jones
30The Way It IsBruce Hornsby And The Range
29C'est La VieRobbie Neville
28Caravan Of LoveThe Housemartins
27With Or Without YouU2
26The Sweetest SmileBlack
25Freedom OverspillSteve Winwood
24Arizona SkyChina Crisis
22Change Of HeartCyndi Lauper
21Living In A BoxLiving In A Box
20NastyJanet Jackson
19Paper In FireJohn Cougar Mellencamp
18NotoriousDuran Duran
17True ColorsCyndi Lauper
16Walk Like An EgyptianBangles
15DreamtimeDaryl Hall
14It's A SinPet Shop Boys
13The Living DaylightsA-ha
12Don't Get Me WrongThe Pretenders
11The Final CountdownEurope
10I've Been Losing YouA-ha
9Wishing WellTerence Trent D'Arby
8Persona Non GrataGino Vanelli
7Everybody Have Fun TonightWang Chung
6Through The BarricadesSpandau Ballet
5Welcome To The BoomtownDavid + David
4Mary's PrayerDanny Wilson
3True BlueMadonna
2Stuck With YouHuey Lewis And The News
1I Just Can't Stop Loving YouMichael Jackson

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