80s on 8

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Dec. 6, 1987 (12/7/13)

December 9, 2013

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to December 6, 1987.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0, Prozac debuts in the US and a squirrel closes down the Nasdaq Stock Exchange when it burrows into a telephone line. What was on the air? Belinda Carlisle leads the pack with Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes sing the classic from Dirty Dancing, (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, at number two, and George Michael is all about the Faith at number three.

40.  New Order – “True Faith”
39.  Expose – “Seasons Change”
38.  Bourgeois Tagg – “I Don’t Mind At All”
37.  Prince – “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man”
36.  Yes – “Love Will Find A Way”
35.  Icehouse – “Crazy”
34.  Laura Branigan – “Power Of Love”
33.  Bangles – “Hazy Shade Of Winter”
32.  Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
31.  Heart – “There’s The Girl”
30.  Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
29.  Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
28.  Def Leppard – “Animal”
27.  Elton John – “Candle In The Wind”
26.  Bruce Springsteen – “Brilliant Disguise”
25.  Inxs – “Need You Tonight”
24.  Michael Bolton – “That’s What Love Is All About”
23.  The Jets – “I Do You”
22.  Poison – “I Won’t Forget You”
21.  Taylor Dayne – “Tell It To My Heart”
20.  John Cougar Mellancamp – “Cherry Bomb”
19.  Stevie Wonder – “Skeletons”
18.  Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”
17.  Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
16.  Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
15.  Squeeze – “Hourglass”
14.  Steve Winwood – “Valerie”
13.  Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
12.  Pretty Poison – “Catch Me (I’m Falling)”
11.  George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
10.  Jody Watley – “Don’t You Want Me”
9.  R.E.M. – “The One I Love”
8.  Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
7.  Sting – “We’ll Be Together”
6.  Debbie Gibson – “Shake Your Love”
5.  Whitesnake – “Is This Love”
4.  Richard Marx – “Should’ve Known Better”
3.  George Michael – “Faith”
2.  Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
1. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”

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