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1987 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1987, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  76 These Times Are Hard For Lovers 4     Jul 1987  
  John Waite  
    YouTube    

  77 I Don't Mind At All 7 15   Nov 1987  
  Bourgeois Tagg  
    YouTube    

  78 Real Wild Child (Wild One) 3     Jan 1987  
  Iggy Pop  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  79 Need You Tonight 6 1   Dec 1987  
  INXS  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  80 Ship Of Fools (Save Me From Tomorrow) 4 25   Feb 1987  
  World Party  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  81 America 4     Jan 1987  
  KBC Band  
    YouTube    

  82 Time Will Crawl 4     Jun 1987  
  David Bowie  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  83 Weapons Of Love 6     May 1987  
  The Truth  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  84 Can'tcha Say (You Believe In Me)/Still In Love 5 26   Feb 1987  
  Boston  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  85 Tearing Us Apart 7     Jan 1987  
  Eric Clapton With Tina Turner  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  86 Since You've Been Gone 6 24   Jul 1987  
  The Outfield  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  87 Don't Need A Gun 6     Jan 1987  
  Billy Idol  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  88 Hearts On Fire 4 27   Jun 1987  
  Bryan Adams  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  89 Little Wing 5     Nov 1987  
  Sting  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  90 Where The Streets Have No Name 7 11   Aug 1987  
  U2  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  91 Stand Back 5     Jul 1987  
  The Fabulous Thunderbirds  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  92 Ghost On The Beach 7     Sep 1987  
  The Insiders  
    YouTube    

  93 Dirty Water 7     May 1987  
  Rock And Hyde  
    YouTube    

  94 Something So Strong 6 6   May 1987  
  Crowded House  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  95 Girls, Girls, Girls 8 11   Jun 1987  
  Motley Crue  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  96 Is This Love 9 2   Oct 1987  
  Whitesnake  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  97 Miss You 9     Feb 1987  
  Eric Clapton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  98 Call Of The Wild 8     Mar 1987  
  Deep Purple  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  99 Bad Attitude 7     Jan 1987  
  Deep Purple  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  100 The Radio Song 8     Jul 1987  
  Joe Walsh  
    YouTube download at Amazon  


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