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This Day In 80s Music, April 25th

On this day in 1987: U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, produced the hit singles ‘With or Without You’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’.

Let’s take a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1987, where Aretha Franklin & George Michael were starting their second and final week at #1:

1 1 I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME –•– Aretha Franklin & George Michael (Arista)-10 (1) (2 Weeks at #1)
2 3 DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER –•– Crowded House (Capitol)-15 (2)
3 4 SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES –•– Prince (Paisley Park)-8 (3)
4 6 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE –•– Jody Watley (MCA)-8 (4)
5 10 (I Just) DIED IN YOUR ARMS –•– Cutting Crew (Virgin)-8 (5)
6 2 NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW –•– Starship (Grunt)-13 (1)
7 12 LA ISLA BONITA –•– Madonna (Sire)-6 (7)
8 8 THE FINER THINGS –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-12 (8)
9 5 MIDNIGHT BLUE –•– Lou Gramm (Atlantic)-13 (5)
10 13 WITH OR WITHOUT YOU –•– U2 (Island)-6 (10)

11 11 WALKING DOWN YOUR STREET –•– Bangles (Columbia)-11 (11)
12 15 STONE LOVE –•– Kool & The Gang (Mercury)- 12 (12)
13 7 LEAN ON ME –•– Club Nouveau (King Jay / Warner Brothers)-11 (1)
14 16 DOMINOES –•– Robbie Nevil (EMI-America)-11 (14)
15 18 COME AS YOU ARE –•– Peter Wolf (EMI-America)-9 (15)
16 19 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-7 (16)
17 9 COME GO WITH ME –•– Expose (Arista)-14 (5)
18 21 HEAT OF THE NIGHT –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-5 (18)
19 24 THE LADY IN RED –•– Chris DeBurgh (A&M)-11 (19)
20 20 CAN’TCHA SAY (You Believe In Me) / STILL IN LOVE –•– Boston (MCA)-8 (20)

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