top of the pops 1987 episode guide
 

 

    

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01 01 1987
Status Quo – “Dreamin’”
A-ha – “Cry Wolf”
Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?”
Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool”
Gary Moore – “Over The Hills & Far Away”
Spitting Image – “Santa Claus Is On The Dole”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Madonna – “Open Your Heart”

08 01 1987
Swing Out Sister – “Surrender”
Lionel Richie – “Ballerina Girl”
The Gap Band – “Big Fun”
The Pretenders – “Hymn To Her”
Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child ”
Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie”
Paul Simon – “The Boy In The Bubble”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”

15 01 1987
Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child ”
The Mission – “Wasteland”
Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie”
The Style Council – “It Didn’t Matter”
UB40 – “Rat In Mi Kitchen”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “This Wheel’s On Fire”
Dead Or Alive – “Something In My House”
Bangles – “Walking Down Your Street”
Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?”

22 01 1987
Dead Or Alive – “Something In My House”
UB40 – “Rat In Mi Kitchen”
Randy Crawford – “Almaz”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Taffy – “I Love My Radio”
Pepsi & Shirlie – “Heartache”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “This Wheel’s On Fire”
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body”
Swing Out Sister – “Surrender”

29 01 1987
Pepsi & Shirlie – “Heartache”
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting ”
Raze – “Jack The Groove”
Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie”
Vesta Williams – “Once Bitten Twice Shy”
The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”
Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman – “Music Of The Night”
Taffy – “I Love My Radio”
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body”

05 02 1987
The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”
Randy Crawford – “Almaz”
The Smiths – “Shoplifters Of The World Unite”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Five Star – “Stay Out Of My Life”
Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman – “Music Of The Night”
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting ”
Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”

12 02 1987
Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
Pepsi & Shirlie – “Heartache”
Five Star – “Stay Out Of My Life”
Timbuk 3 – “Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”
Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
Europe – “Rock The Night”
Vesta Williams – “Once Bitten Twice Shy”
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting ”
Taffy – “I Love My Radio”

19 02 1987
Westworld – “Sonic Boom Boy”
Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
Duran Duran – “Skin Trade”
Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
The Jets – “Crush On You”
Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
Europe – “Rock The Night”

26 02 1987
The Jets – “Crush On You”
Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
The Communards – “You Are My World”
A-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
Duran Duran – “Skin Trade”

05 03 1987
The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
A-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
Mel & Kim – “Respectable”
Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”

12 03 1987
Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
The Mission – “Severina”
Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right ”
Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Watching The Wildlife”

19 03 1987
Mel & Kim – “Respectable”
Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
The Mission – “Severina”
Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Prince – “Sign O’ The Times”

26 03 1987
Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
U2 – “With Or Without You”
Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait Awhile”
Peter Gabriel – “Big Time”
Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Mel & Kim – “Respectable”
Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”

02 04 1987
The Pogues & The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love”
The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go-Go”
Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”

09 04 1987
The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go-Go”
Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
The Blow Monkeys – “Out With Her”
Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”

16 04 1987
Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love”
David Bowie – “Day In Day Out”
Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
Kim Wilde & Junior – “Another Step ”
Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Rikki – “Only The Light”
Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”

23 04 1987
Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
The Smiths – “Sheila Take A Bow”
Kim Wilde & Junior – “Another Step ”
Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Glenn & Chris – “Diamond Lights”
Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”

30 04 1987
The Jesus & Mary Chain – “April Skies”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Labi Siffre – “ So Strong”
Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Duran Duran – “Meet El Presidente”

07 05 1987
Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Depeche Mode – “Strangelove”
Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
Europe – “Carrie”
The Cult – “Lil’ Devil” )
Sly & Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Kim Wilde & Junior – “Another Step ”

14 05 1987
Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
The Cult – “Lil’ Devil”
Europe – “Carrie”
Labi Siffre – “ So Strong”
Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Cameo – “Back & Forth”
Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – “Prime Mover”

21 05 1987
Marillion – “Incommunicado”
Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Cameo – “Back & Forth”
Donna Allen – “Serious”
Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run”
Tottenham Hotspur FC/Chas & Dave – “Hot Shot Tottenham”
Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”

28 05 1987
The Housemartins – “Five Get Over Excited”
Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run”
Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Donna Allen – “Serious”
Pepsi & Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Gary Moore – “Friday On My Mind”
Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”

05 06 1987
Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Pepsi & Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
Suzanne Vega – “Luka”
John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ”
Samantha Fox – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now”

11 06 1987
John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ”
Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”

18 06 1987
Samantha Fox – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now”
Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Janet Jackson – “Pleasure Principle”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
The Firm – “Star Trekkin’”
Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”

25 06 1987
Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Prince – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
Simple Minds – “Promised You A Miracle”
Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
The Firm – “Star Trekkin’”
John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”

02 07 1987
ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
A-ha – “The Living Daylights”
Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Simple Minds – “Promised You A Miracle”

09 07 1987
Shakin’ Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie ”
A-ha – “The Living Daylights”
Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Genesis – “Throwing It All Away”
Jackie Wilson – “ Higher & Higher”
Mel & Kim – “FLM”
Heart – “Alone”
The Christians – “Hooverville”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”

16 07 1987
Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Hue & Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Kenny G – “Songbird”
Mel & Kim – “FLM”
Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
The Cure – “Catch”
Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin’”
Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”

23 07 1987
Boy George – “Sold”
Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Judy Boucher – “You Caught My Eye”
Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Errol Brown – “Personal Touch”
Samantha Fox – “I Surrender ”
Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean It”
Shakin’ Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie ”
Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin’”

30 07 1987
Hue & Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Heart – “Alone”
Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely”
Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
Stock, Aitken & Waterman – “Roadblock”
Spagna – “Call Me”
The Gap Band – “Oops Upside Your Head”
New Order – “True Faith”
Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”

06 08 1987
New Order – “True Faith”
Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Samantha Fox – “I Surrender ”
Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
Def Leppard – “Animal”
Spagna – “Call Me”
Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Stock, Aitken & Waterman – “Roadblock”

13 08 1987
Def Leppard – “Animal”
Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Kim Wilde – “Say You Really Want Me”
Sherrick – “Just Call”
The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Happy When It Rains”
Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Hue & Cry – “Labour Of Love”

20 08 1987
Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Five Star – “Whenever You’re Ready”
Sherrick – “Just Call”
Bon Jovi – “Never Say Goodbye”
Prince & Sheena Easton – “U Got The Look”
The Smiths – “Girlfriend In A Coma”
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Spagna – “Call Me”

27 08 1987
Then Jerico – “The Motive”
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Black – “Wonderful Life”
T’Pau – “Heart & Soul”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Prince & Sheena Easton – “U Got The Look”

03 09 1987
Squeeze – “Hourglass”
Levert – “Casanova”
The Housemartins – “Me & The Farmer”
Cliff Richard – “Some People”
The Cult – “Wild Flower”
Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
The Fat Boys & The Beach Boys – “Wipeout”

10 09 1987
T’Pau – “Heart & Soul”
Level 42 – “It’s Over”
W.A.S.P. – “Scream Until You Like It”
Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Jonathan Butler – “Lies”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name”

17 09 1987
Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
Luther Vandross – “Stop To Love”
House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House – “House Nation”
Cliff Richard – “Some People”
The Communards – “Tomorrow”
Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up The Volume”

24 09 1987
Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”
ABC – “The Night You Murdered Love”
Madonna – “Causing A Commotion”
Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Gary Numan – “Cars ”
LL Cool J – “I Need Love”
Michael Jackson – “Bad”
Mick Jagger – “Let’s Work”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

01 10 1987
The Sisters Of Mercy – “This Corrosion”
Michael Jackson – “Bad”
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Gary Numan – “Cars ”
Steve Winwood – “Valerie”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Come See About Me”
M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up The Volume”

08 10 1987
Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing”
Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights”
Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Erasure – “The Circus”
LL Cool J – “I Need Love”
Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin’”
M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up The Volume”

15 10 1987
UB40 – “Maybe Tomorrow”
Five Star – “Strong As Steel”
The Alarm – “Rain In The Summertime”
Terence Trent D’Arby – “Dance Little Sister”
Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go”
Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”
Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Was (Not Was) – “Walk The Dinosaur”
The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin’”
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”

22 10 1987
Was (Not Was) – “Walk The Dinosaur”
Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go”
Pet Shop Boys – “Rent”
Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights”
Erasure – “The Circus”
The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
Ray Parker Jr – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone”
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”

29 10 1987
The Style Council – “Wanted”
George Michael – “Faith”
Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody”
Ray Parker Jr – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone”
Eurythmics – “Beethoven ”
George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory”
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”

05 11 1987
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
Heartbeat – “Tears From Heaven”
Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Eric B & Rakim – “Paid In Full”
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Was (Not Was) – “Walk The Dinosaur”

12 11 1987
The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – “The Time Of My Life”
Mirage – “Jack Mix IV”
Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
Marillion – “Warm Wet Circles”
Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”

19 11 1987
Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Barry White – “Sho’ You Right”
Boy George – “To Be Reborn”
The Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”

26 11 1987
Blue Mercedes – “I Want To Be Your Property”
Boy George – “To Be Reborn”
The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Shakin’ Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?”
The Hooters – “Satellite”
Paul McCartney – “Once Upon A Long Ago”
The Housemartins – “Build”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”

03 12 1987
The Hooters – “Satellite”
Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Def Leppard – “Hysteria”
Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who”
Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Paul McCartney – “Once Upon A Long Ago”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”

10 12 1987
Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Madonna – “The Look Of Love”
Mel & Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Alison Moyet – “Love Letters”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who”

17 12 1987
Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes ”
Mel & Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Simply Red – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
Level 42 - "Children Say"
Nat King Cole - "When I Fall In Love"
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Madonna – “The Look Of Love”

25 12 1987
Andy Gibb – brief interview
The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
M/A/R/R/S – “Pump Up The Volume”
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
The Firm – “Star Trekkin’”
Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body”
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting ”
Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody ”
Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Spagna – “Call Me”

31 12 1987
Krush – “House Arrest”
Nat ‘King’ Cole – “When I Fall In Love”
Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
Morris Minor & The Majors – “Stutter Rap ”
Cher – “I Found Someone”
Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes ”
Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Mel & Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”

TOP OF THE POPS 1988