Top 100 Singles of 1987 in Canada

Los Lobos - la bambaAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1987 in Canada was “La Bamba” by Los Lobos. Originally a Mexican folk song, Ritchie Valens adapted it to rock and roll scoring a hit in 1958. The 1987 biographical film La Bamba about Valens featured the Los Lobos cover.  Twelve songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The top song from a Canadian was “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (#29) by Corey Hart, a cover of the Elvis Presley classic. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 La Bamba Los Lobos
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody Whitney Houston
3 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox
4 Lean on Me Club Nouveau
5 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Starship
6 Mony Mony Billy Idol
7 Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew
8 Always Atlantic Starr
9 At This Moment Billy Vera/Beaters
10 Nothing’s Gonna Change Glenn Medeiros
11 Alone Heart
12 Who’s That Girl Madonna
13 I Want Your Sex George Michael
14 With or Without You U2
15 Heart and Soul T’Pau
16 Here I Go Again Whitesnake
17 Funkytown Psuedo Echo
18 Shakedown Bob Seger
19 Shake You Down Gregory Abbott
20 Somewhere Out There Ronstadt/Ingram
21 Head to Toe Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
22 La Isla Bonita Madonna
23 I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany
24 You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde
25 Walk Like an Egyptian Bangles
26 Boom Boom Paul Lekakis
27 C’est La Vie Robbie Nevil
28 Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
29 Can’t Help Falling in Love Corey Hart
30 I Heard a Rumour Bananarama
31 Luka Suzanne Vega
32 Time of My Life Medley/Warnes
33 Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson
34 Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House
35 Knew You Were Waiting G. Michael/A. Franklin
36 Heaven Is a Place Belinda Carlisle
37 Keep Your Hands to Yourself Georgia Satellites
38 Together Joey Gregorash
39 Only in My Dreams Debbie Gibson
40 Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung
41 Looking for a New Love Jody Watley
42 Causing a Commotion Madonna
43 Paper in Fire John Mellencamp
44 Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston
45 Faith George Michael
46 The Final Countdown Europe
47 When Smokey Sings ABC
48 Try Blue Rodeo
49 Montego Bay Amazulu
50 Still Haven’t Found U2
51 Wild Horses Gino Vannelli
52 Will You Still Love Me Chicago
53 Heat of the Night Bryan Adams
54 Bad Michael Jackson
55 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
56 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby
57 It’s a Sin Pet Shop Boys
58 Stand By Me Ben E. King
59 Lost in Emotion Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
60 Moonlight Desires Gowan
61 Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison
62 Brilliant Disguise Bruce Springsteen
63 Land of Confusion Genesis
64 Respect Yourself Bruce Willis
65 Something So Strong Crowded House
66 Lessons in Love Level 42
67 Don’t Mean Nothing Richard Marx
68 Open Your Heart Madonna
69 Holiday Rap M.C. Miker “G”
70 Lady in Red Chris deBurgh
71 Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys
72 You’re the Voice John Farnham
73 Let’s Wait Awhile Janet Jackson
74 Talk Dirty to Me Poison
75 Carrie Europe
76 Midnight Blue Lou Gramm
77 You Got It All The Jets
78 Diamonds Herb Alpert
79 Ballerina Girl Lionel Richie
80 Pop Goes the World Men Without Hats
81 Contact Platinum Blonde
82 Sign ‘o’ the Times Prince
83 Can’t We Try Dan Hill
84 Let’s Go Wang Chung
85 Rhythm Is Gonna Get You Gloria Estefan
86 Everything I Own Boy George
87 Dance Desire Haywire
88 I’ve Been In Love Before Cutting Crew
89 Little Lies Fleetwood Mac
90 The One I Love REM
91 Big Time Peter Gabriel
92 Big Love Fleetwood Mac
93 You’re What I Look For Glass Tiger
94 Closer Together The Box
95 Where the Streets Have No Name U2
96 The Rain Oran “Juice” Jones
97 We’ll Be Together Sting
98 Casanova Levert
99 Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby
100 Cross My Broken Heart The Jets