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This Day In Music, September 26th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’ produced five U.S. #1s, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana”, the first album to do so.

Also on this day in 1987: Whitney Houston started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day in 1987:

1 2 DIDN’T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-9 (1) (1 Week at #1)
2 4 HERE I GO AGAIN –•– Whitesnake (Geffen)-13 (2)
3 1 I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett (Epic)-8 (1)
4 8 I HEARD A RUMOUR –•– Bananarama (London)-11 (4)
5 9 LOST IN EMOTION –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)-9 (5)
6 5 WHEN SMOKEY SINGS –•– ABC (Mercury)-13 (5)
7 11 CARRIE –•– Europe (Epic)-9 (7)
8 3 LA BAMBA –•– Los Lobos (Slash)-14 (1)
9 10 TOUCH OF GREY –•– Grateful Dead (Arista)-10 (9)
10 15 U GOT THE LOOK –•– Prince with Sheena Easton (Paisley Park)-9 (10)

11 6 DOING IT ALL FOR MY BABY –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-11 (6)
12 12 WIPE OUT –•– Fat Boys & Beach Boys (Tin Pan Apple)-12 (12)
13 18 WHO WILL YOU RUN TO –•– Heart (Capitol)-7 (13)
14 19 PAPER IN FIRE –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Mercury)-7 (14)
15 7 CAN’T WE TRY –•– Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard (Columbia)-17 (6)
16 17 ONE HEARTBEAT –•– Smokey Robinson (Motown)-11 (16)
17 22 CASANOVA –•– Levert (Atlantic)-7 (17)
18 14 I NEED LOVE –•– L.L. Cool J. (Def Jam)-9 (14)
19 21 JUMP START –•– Natalie Cole (Manhattan)-10 (19)
20 16 WHO FOUND WHO –•– Jellybean Featuring Elisa Fiorillo (Chrysalis)-12 (16)

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