1987 Number 2 Hits

I think 1987 must have been the last year of the eighties in terms of the impact or influence of the seventies punk movement.  It's also the last year before SAW launched their bid for total domination of the charts; in point of fact we see the start of this during '87 with that man Rick Astley.  His first single Never Gonna Give You Up was a number 1 smash and fortunately his second single (a dreadful cover of the Nat King Cole classic When I Fall In Love - honestly why do they think that it's OK for semi-talented amateurs to tackle such songs?) was prevented from making the top spot by first T'Pau(!) and then PSB with their own cover of the Elvis classic Always On My Mind.  And before you ask, there are no double standards here, PSB actually added something with their cover, something which poor befuddled Rick couldn't.  Miaooooooooooow!

Song at Number 2 Week Ending Song at Number 1
Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache 07/02/1987 Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
14/02/1987
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman (re-issue) 28/02/1987 Ben E King - Stand By Me (re-issue)
07/03/1987
Judy Boucher - Can't Be With You Tonight 25/04/1987 Madonna - La Isla Bonita
02/05/1987
09/05/1987 Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
16/05/1987
Tom Jones - A Boy From Nowhere 23/05/1987
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now 13/06/1987 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Bruce Willis - Under The Boardwalk 18/07/1987 Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
25/07/1987 Madonna - Who's That Girl
Spagna - Call Me 22/08/1987 Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This 29/08/1987 Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
05/09/1987
Fat Boys & The Beach Boys - Wipeout 12/09/1987
Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding - Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor) 10/10/1987 Marrs - Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The First Time)
17/10/1987 The Bee Gees - You Win Again
Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme 24/10/1987
George Michael - Faith 31/10/1987
07/11/1987
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You 14/11/1987 T'Pau - China In Your Hand
21/11/1987
28/11/1987
05/12/1987
Rick Astley - When I Fall In Love / My Arms Keep Missing You 12/12/1987
19/12/1987 Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York 26/12/1987

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