Saturday, September 2, 2017

1987- The Singles - Submission

This fall we will continue with our 30 year anniversary of 1987 with the selection of Best single releases. As mentioned, an interesting year which was still sort of a crossover year in which some music styles from the first half of the decade started to transform into new genres raising new musical opportunities and opening stages for new kids. The European market was mostly dominated by SAW releases while in the USA it was mostly Madonna, Whitney Houston, U2 who were holding top positions on the charts for several weeks.
Along the commercial level, the creativity was also in bloom in all variety of sounds from Jangle Pop all the way to new trends in electronic music.

 At this stage, we would once again like to invite you top submit your Top 15 list. In order to make it easier for you, we have added around 100 songs that fit the context of of what we post on our blog. There are of course others and that can be included, but they should be official released.
 D/L September 30th.




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Prince- I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Prince- Sign "" the Times
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15 comments:

Keb'n said...

1. George Michael- I Want Your Sex
2. Depeche Mode- Strangelove
3. Curiosity Killed the Cat- Misfit
4. Pretty Poison- Catch Me (I'm Falling)
5. Cure, The- Why Can't I Be You?
6. INXS-Need You Tonight
7. Johnny Hates Jazz- Shattered Dreams
8. Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield ‎- What Have I Done toDeserve This?
9. Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up
10. Swing Out Sister- Surrender
11. T’Pau- Heart and Soul
12. Taylor Dayne- Tell It to My Heart
13. Camouflage-The Great Commandment
14. Crowded House- Don't Dream It's Over
15. U2- With or without You

Anonymous said...

1.Pet Shop Boys- It's a Sin
2.Bryan Ferry- The Right Stuff
3.Erasure- Circus
4.George Michael- Faith
5.The Cure - Just Like Heaven
6.Prince- You got the Look
7.Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance with Somebody
8.Kraftwerk- Telephone Call
9.Mory Kanté- Yé Ké Yé Ké
10.Laibach - Opus Dei (Life is Life)
11.M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up the Volume
12.Vaya Con Dios- Just a Friend of Mine
13.Samantha Fox- Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
14.Sandra- Everlasting Love
15.Yello- The Rhythm Divine

Alex

Thomas Vienna said...

As I told you b4 I have been writing my own personal charts since 1982 - what I find on these lists, however, differs from what I like nowadays. Also I must say that many singles from your list only appear on my 1988 list, as I got to know some songs much later than on their release date (Sinead, INXS...) On my 1987 list I got 140 songs, many of which were actually released in 1986 or are even older than that.

So my top 15 from then looks like this:

01 soiuxsie & the banshees the passenger
02 iggy pop real wild child
03 prince sign o' the times
04 the cure why can't i be you
05 the jesus and mary chain april skies
06 u2 with or without you
07 yello & shirley bassey the rhythm divine
08 communards so cold the night
09 the cure catch
10 desireless voyage, voyage
11 the smiths girlfriend in a coma
12 george michael i want your sex
13 simply red the right thing
14 erasure sometimes
15 boy george everything i own


today i would call the following my top 15 from that year (including


01 siouxsie & the banshees the passenger
02 prince sign o' the times
03 sinead mandinka
04 the sugarcubes birthday
05 the smiths girlfriend in a coma
06 the cure just like heaven
07 new order true faith
08 the godfathers birth school work death
09 the proclaimers letter from america
10 pet shop boys & dusty springfield what have i done to deserve this?
11 the fall there's a ghost in my house
12 inxs need you tonight
13 house of love shine on
14 laibach life is life
15 terence trent d'arby sign your name
15 MARRS pump up the volume
15 yello/shirley bassey the rhythm divine
15 jennifer warnes first we take manhattan
15 sisters of mercy this corrosion


obscurites from then:

westworld sonic boom boy
stock, aitkin, waterman roadblock
mel & kim respectable
squeeze hour glass

austrian songs from then

mo send me roses
mo smile (re-release)
majzen simon on the wall


thomas

Bori B. said...

1.New Order- True Faith
2.Pet Shop Boys- It's a Sin
3.The Jesus and Mary Chain - April Skies
4.Black- Everything's Coming Up Roses
5.Depeche Mode- Behind the Wheel
6.Siouxsie and The Banshees- This Wheel's on Fire
7.The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
8.Fleetwood Mac- Big Love
9.M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up the Volume
10.Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
11.House of Love, The- Shine On
12.Echo and The Bunnymen- Lips Like Sugar
13.Mory Kanté- Yé Ké Yé Ké
14.Sugarcubes, The- Birthday
15.Yello- The Rhythm Divine

Anonymous said...


1. The Cure- Just Like Heaven
2. New Order- True Faith
3. Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
4. The Pogues- Fairytale of New York
5. Prince- Sign "☮" the Times
6. Crowded House- Don't Dream It's Over
7. Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield ‎-What Have I Done to Deserve This?
8. The Sugarcubes- Birthday
9. R.E.M.- The One I Love
10. The Smiths- Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
11. The Replacements- Alex Chilton
12. Prince- I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
13. The Jesus and Mary Chain- April Skies
14. The House of Love- Shine On
15. U2- Where the Streets Have No Name

Kevin

Anonymous said...

1. New Order- True Faith
2. House of Love, The- Shine On
3. Sinéad O'Connor- Mandinka
4. Pet Shop Boys- It's a Sin
5. M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up the Volume
6. Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
7. Midnight Oil- Beds Are Burning
8. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
9. Jesus and Mary Chain, The - April Skies
10. The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma









fancy_footwork80 said...

1.New Order - True Faith
2.Suzanne Vega - Luka
3.House Of Love - Shine On
4.Black - Everything Is Coming Up Roses
5.Pet Shop Boys - Rent
6.Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
7.T'Pau - Heart And Soul
8.Depeche Mode- Strangelove
9.R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
10.Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
11.The Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion
12.The Cure - Just Like Heaven
13.M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up The Volume
14.France Gall - Ella, Elle L'a
15.Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

Vux said...

1.Cult, The- Love Removal Machine
2.Sisters of Mercy, The- This Corrosion
3.Pink Floyd- Learning to Fly
4.Laibach - Life is Life
5.U2- Where the Streets Have No Name
6.House of Love, The- Shine On
7.Cult, The- Wild Flower
8.Peter Gabriel- Big Time
9.Fleetwood Mac- Big Love
10.New Order- True Faith
11.Bananarama- Love in the First Degree
12.a-ha- The Living Daylights
12.France Gall- Ella,elle l'a
13.Black- Everything's Coming Up Roses
14.Terence Trent D'Arby- Sign Your Name

...it was agood year!!!

Redspring said...

1. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
2. The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This OneBefore
3. New Order - True Faith
4. Depeche Mode - Strangelove
5. The Smiths- Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
6. R.E.M - The One I Love
7. Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly
8. Prince - Sign O' The Times
9. Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Passenger
10.Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
11.George Michael- I Want Your Sex
12.Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
13.U2- Where the Streets Have No Name
14.Pogues, The - Fairytale of New York
15.The Cure - Just Like Heaven

cagliostro said...

Here it is Bori

1 Mecano- Hijo de la Luna
2 Black-Sweetest Smile
3 Act- Snobbery & Decay
4 Curiosity Killed the Cat- Misfit
5 David Sylvian- Let the Happiness In
6 China Crisis- Best Kept Secret
7 Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
8 Mylène Farmer- Tristana
9 Duran Duran- Skin Trade
10 Swing Out Sister- Surrender
11 Curiosity Killed the Cat- Free
12 New Order- True Faith
13 Pet Shop Boys- Always on My Mind
14 Camouflage-The Great Commandment
15 Depeche Mode- Behind the Wheel

Bori B. said...

Thanks for the great lists so far! :))
Much appreciated!

Kozmic Blues said...

01. U2- With or without You
02. Cure, The- Just Like Heaven
03. Pogues, The - Fairytale of New York
04. Suzanne Vega-Luka
05. M/A/R/R/S- Pump Up the Volume
06. R.E.M.- It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I FeelFine)
07.Siouxsie & the Banshees- The Passenger
08. New Order- True Faith
09. Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
10. Pet Shop Boys- It's a Sin
11. Prince- Sign "☮" the Times
12. Echo and The Bunnymen- Lips Like Sugar
13. Replacements, The - Alex Chilton
14. Bomb the Bass- Beat Dis
15. Hüsker Dü- Could You Be the One?

Anonymous said...

1.Mecano- Hijo de la Luna
2.Mory Kanté- Yé Ké Yé Ké
3.Prince- Sign "☮" the Times
4.Samantha Fox- Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5.George Michael -Faith
6.Billy Idol- Sweet Sixteen
7.Joyce Sims- Come into my Life
8.Terence Trent D'Arby- Sign Your Name
9.Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies
10. Chris Isaak- Blue Hotel

Manu

Milena Kalezic said...

1. Smiths, The - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
2. Jesus and Mary Chain, The - April Skies
3. Kraftwerk- DerTelefon Anruf
4. Cure, The- Just Like Heaven
5. Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
6. New Order - True Faith
7. Suzanne Vega-Luka
8. Jesus and Mary Chain, The- Darklands
9. INXS-Need You Tonight
10.France Gall - Ella, Elle L'a
11.Stone Roses, The- Sally Cinnamon
12.R.E.M.- The One I Love
13.Primal Scream : "Gentle Tuesday"
14.Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies
15.Echo and The Bunnymen- Bedbugs & Ballyhoo

Anonymous said...

1.New Order- True Faith
2.Depeche Mode- Never Let me Down Again
3.Shona Laing- Soviet Snow
4.Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield ‎-What Have I Done to Deserve This?
5.The Cure- Just Like Heaven
6.Joyce Sims- Come into my Life
7.Black- Everything is Coming Up Roses
8.Mark Stewart- Stranger than Love
9.Sugarcubes- Happy Birthday
10.Pet Shop Boys- It's a Sin
11.Suzanne Vega- Luka
12.Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You up
13.REM- The One I Love
14.Jesus and the Maryc Chain- Happy When it Rains
15.Fleetwood Mac- Big Love