80s on 8

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 4, 1987 (4/7/14)

April 7, 2014

1987 was a legendary year for unstoppable artists (and for their legendary hair). Aretha Franklin was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Madonna and Tina Turner were the talk of the town. Vocalist Grace Slick rocked Starship’s beyond catchy jam Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. Club Nouveau’s Lean On Me grabbed a Grammy this year, and Phil Collins made us feel all the feels (pre-Tarzan) with Genesis’ Tonight, Tonight, Tonight.

Check out who else made the Top 40 countdown in April 1987 below!

#40 BRUCE WILLIS- RESPECT YOURSELF
#39 GLENN MEDEIROS- NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU
#38 WORLD PARTY- SHIP OF FOOLS (SAVE ME FROM TOMORROW)
#37 CHRIS DE BURGH- THE LADY IN RED
#36 DONNA ALLEN- SERIOUS
#35 U2- WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
#34 GLASS TIGER- I WILL BE THERE
#33 THE BARBUSTERS (JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS) – LIGHT OF DAY
#32 THE JETS- YOU GOT IT ALL
#31 BON JOVI- LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER
#30 PETER GABRIEL- BIG TIME
#29 BOSTON- CAN’TCHA SAY (YOU BELIEVE IN ME)/STILL IN LOVE
#28 HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS- JACOB’S LADDER
#27 THE ROBERT CRAY BAND- SMOKING GUN
#26 CYNDI LAUPER- WHAT’S GOING ON
#25 MADONNA- LA ISLA BONITA
#24 PETER WOLF- COME AS YOU ARE
#23 SHIRLEY MURDOCK- AS WE LAY
#22 CUTTIN CREW- (I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS
#21 ROBBIE NEVIL- DOMINOES
#20 KOOL & THE GANG- STONE LOVE
#19 HIPSWAY- THE HONEYTHIEF
#18 JODY WATLEY- LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE
#17 BANGLES- WALKING DOWN YOUR STREET
#16 REO SPEEDWAGON- THAT AIN’T LOVE
#15 L.RONSTADT/ J.INGRAM- SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
#14 STEVE WINWOOD- THE FINER THINGS
#13 TINA TURNER- WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE
#12 PRINCE- SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES
#11 LOU GRAMM- MIDNIGHT BLUE
#10 WANG CHUNG- LET’S GO!
#9 BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE- MANDOLIN RAIN
#8 EUROPE- THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
#7 CROWDED HOUSE- DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER
#6 ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL- I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME)
#5 EXPOSE- COME GO WITH ME
#4 JANET JACKSON- LET’S WAIT AWHILE
#3 GENSIS- TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT
#2 CLUB NOUVEAU- LEAN ON ME
#1 STARSHIP- NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW