My favorite songs, 1987


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My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1987 (out of 47 listed here):

  1. Vaya Con Dios – Just a friend of mine ****
  2. Maceo & The Macks – Cross the track **
  3. Mory Kante – Yé ké yé ké **

Other favorites:

  • Bomb The Bass – Beat dis *
  • Chris Isaak – Blue hotel ****
  • Desireless – Voyage voyage ****
  • Eric B & Rakim – Paid in full **
  • France Gall – Ella, elle l’a ****
  • George Michael – I want your sex ****
  • INXS – Need you tonight ****
  • INXS – Never tear us apart ****
  • Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley – (I’ve had) the time of my life ****/#
  • Joyce Sims – Come into my life ****
  • Julien Clerc – Hélène ****
  • LL Cool J – I need love **
  • Mel & Kim – Respectable ****/#
  • Paolo Conte – Max ****
  • Pet Shop Boys – It’s a sin ****
  • Prince – Sign o’ the times **/****
  • Raze – Break 4 love *
  • R.e.m. – The one I love ****
  • Robbie Robertson – Somewhere down the crazy river ****
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Mon légionnaire ****
  • Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance little sister ****
  • Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign your name ****
  • Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing well ****
  • Vanessa Paradis – Joe le taxi ****

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Janet Jackson ft. Herb Alpert – Diamonds **
  • Jellybean ft. Steven Dante – The real thing */****
  • Los Lobos – La bamba **/****
  • M|A|R|R|S – Pump up the volume *
  • Mel & Kim – Showing out ****/#
  • The Nits – In the Dutch mountains ****
  • Stevie Wonder – Free (Note: 2 years later a Dutch hit) ****
  • Stock, Aitken & Waterman – Roadblock ****

Bubbling under:

  • Alexander O’Neil – Criticize ****
  • The Beatmasters ft. Cookie Crew – Rock da house *
  • Cookie Crew – Females **
  • Eric B & Rakim – I know you got soul **
  • Gipsy Kings – Bamboleo **
  • Margareth Singana – We are growing (Shaka Zulu theme) (Note: 2 years later a Dutch hit) **
  • Nightwriters – Let the music (use you) *
  • Pet Shop Boys ft. Dusty Springfield – What have I done to deserve this ****
  • Pleasure Pump – Fantasize me (Mega Mix) *
  • Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life (Piano Mix) *
  • Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge – It’s Alright (Original 12” House Mix) *
  • Swing Out Sister – Surrender **/****
  • Tony Esposito – Papa chico ****
  • Wax – Bridge to your heart ****



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