Category Archives: 1987

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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George Michael – Faith

First Hit #1: December 12, 1987 Did going solo change George Michael? Not really, he’s still the same artist, and still owes the same debt to the ’50s. He does use lots of ’80s effects – the way his voice … Continue reading

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Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth

First Hit #1: December 5, 1987 Lyrically, Heaven Is a Place On Earth isn’t too far off from many love songs, throwing in some nerves in with the attraction and following a template. But the song itself is kind of … Continue reading

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Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life

First Hit #1: November 28, 1987 I was ready to call (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life a bit of unrelenting cheese. It’s probably due to its association with Dirty Dancing, and all of the programs which throw in … Continue reading

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Billy Idol – Mony Mony

First Hit #1: November 21, 1987 I’m not sure if science can explain why we had a sudden resurgence in the career of Tommy James and the Shondells, as filtered through pop acts from the ’80s, but here’s Mony Mony, … Continue reading

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Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now

First Hit #1: November 7, 1987 I think we can safely say that 1987 was a year of nostalgia. I Think We’re Alone Now is a song from Tommy James and the Shondells, and Tiffany doesn’t really do much to … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson – Bad

First Hit #1: October 24, 1987 Now this is a lead single. Bad might not be Thriller, but it’s still Michael Jackson in the ’80s, which is the best kind of Michael Jackson, and Bad does what he does best. … Continue reading

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