1987 Radio Oldies

Kick back and enjoy popular radio hits of 1987.

Did You Know?

* Singer Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 3, 1987.

* People who died in 1987- Andy Warhol died of a heart attack, on February 22, 1987. Liberace died on February 4, 1987 of AIDS-related complications, and Fred Astaire died of pneumonia on June 22, 1987.

* 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.' - Ronald Reagan requesting the elimination of the Berlin Wall.

* Margaret Thatcher is elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the third time.

* Camcorders started to become a regular household item.

* 'Thirty Something' debuts on ABC and departs from typical dramas, featuring analytical, self-absorbed baby-boomer characters.

* 'This is your brain... This is drugs... This is your brain on drugs' - A 1987 TV Ad.

* 1987 was the year that Red Bull started accelerating parties.

* The World's Population reaches approx five billion (5,000,000,000).

* Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club in 1987, after a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn.

* Prozac was released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company.

* Movies in 1987 included: Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction.

Radio Hits of 1987

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Billboard Hits of 1987

* Alone - Heart
* Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
* Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
* C'est La Vie - Robbie Neville
* Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
* Shake Down - Bob Seger
* La Bamba - Los Lobos
* Always - Atlantic Starr
* Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang chung
* With Or Without You - U2
* Notorious - Duran Duran
* The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley - Jennifer Warnes
* I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
* Heart And Soul - T'pau
* Hip to Be Square - Huey Lewis
* Bad - Michael Jackson
* Land Of Confusion - Genesis
* Mony Mony - Billy Idol
* Lean On Me - Club Nouveau

Way Back

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