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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1987, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1987, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Arista 9598
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #1, US #1, US dance #1, US AC #1
writtenby: George Merrill & Shannon Rubicam
album: Whitney
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody 1987 Arista
2 recordlabel: Arista 19559
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #1, US #1, US AC #2, US dance #12
writtenby: Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
album: Aretha [1986 album]
Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 1987 Arista
3 recordlabel: Epic 07253
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson I Just Can't Stop Loving You 1987 Epic
4 recordlabel: King Jay 28430
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #3, US #1, US dance #1, US AC #31
writtenby: Bill Withers
album: Life, Love & Pain
Club Nouveau Lean on Me 1987 King Jay
5 recordlabel: RCA 5347
chartposition: US #1, UK #1, US Dance #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
album: Whenever You Need Somebody
comments: [BRIT Awards Best British Single 1988]
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up 1987 RCA
6 recordlabel: Warner 28455
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Jonathan Lewis, David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
album: All in the Name of Love
Atlantic Starr Always 1987 Warner
7 recordlabel: Atlantic 086703
chartposition: UK #1, US Dance #1
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterma
album: F.L.M.
Mel & Kim Respectable 1987 Atlantic
8 recordlabel: Epic 07645
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #1, US dance #1, US AC #9
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel 1987 Epic
9 recordlabel: Arista 9642
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #5, US dance #1, AC #8
writtenby: Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
album: Whitney
Whitney Houston So Emotional 1987 Arista
10 recordlabel: Columbia 3807675
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #4, US dance #7, US AC #44
writtenby: Terence Trent D'Arby & Sean Oliver
album: Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby Wishing Well 1987 Columbia
11 recordlabel: Epic 07418
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #3, US #1, US AC #33
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson Bad 1987 Epic
12 recordlabel: Arista 9616
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #14, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Will Jennings & Michael Masser
album: Whitney
Whitney Houston Didn't We Almost Have It All 1987 Arista
13 recordlabel: A&M 2906
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #2, US AC #2
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson & Melanie Andrews
album: Control
Janet Jackson Let's Wait Awhile 1987 A&M
14 recordlabel: Columbia 38-07008
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #82, US dance #1
writtenby: Full Force
album: Spanish Fly
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Head to Toe 1987 Columbia
15 recordlabel: Columbia 38-07267
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #58, US dance #8, US AC #27
writtenby: Full Force
album: Spanish Fly
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Lost in Emotion 1987 Columbia
16 recordlabel: MCA 52956
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #13, US dance #1
writtenby: Andre Cymone & Jody Watley
album: Jody Watley
Jody Watley Looking for a New Love 1987 MCA
17 recordlabel: Paisley Park 728399
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #10, US dance #2
writtenby: Prince
album: Sign of the Times
Prince Sign o' the Times 1987 Paisley Park
18 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28289
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #11, US #2
writtenby: Prince
album: Sign of the Times
Prince with Sheena Easton U Got the Look 1987 Paisley Park
19 recordlabel: 4th & Broadway 452
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #1, US #13, US dance #1
writtenby: Steve Young & Martyn Young
M.A.R.R.S. Pump Up the Volume 1987 th & Broadway
20 recordlabel: Arista 9640
chartposition: R&B #27, US #1, UK #97, US AC #1
writtenby: Lewis Martinez
album: Exposure
Expose Seasons Change 1987 Arista
21 recordlabel: Motown 1876
chartposition: R&B #20, UK #7, US #5, US AC #22
writtenby: Luther Ingram & Mack Rice
album: The Return of Bruno
Bruce Willis Respect Yourself 1987 Motown
22 recordlabel: A&M 2929
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #27, US dance #1
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Keep Your Eye on Me
Herb Alpert (with Janet Jackson) Diamonds 1987 A&M
23 recordlabel: Arista 9573
chartposition: R&B #23, UK #22, US #4, US AC #3
writtenby: Kenny G
album: Duotones
Kenny G Songbird 1987 Arista
24 recordlabel: Atlantic 7-89217
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #9, US dance #27
writtenby: Reggie Calloway
album: The Big Throwdown
LeVert Casanova 1987 Atlantic
25 recordlabel: Reprise 28229
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, US AC #22
writtenby: Larry Troutman
album: Unlimited!
Roger (Troutman) I Want to Be Your Man 1987 Reprise
26 recordlabel: Tin Pan Apple 885960
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #2, US #12, US dance #42
writtenby: Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson
album: Crushin'
Fat Boys with Beach Boys Wipe Out 1987 Tin Pan Apple
27 recordlabel: Underground 101
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Steve Hurley
album: Hold on to Your Dream
Steve 'Silk' Hurley Jack Your Body 1987 Underground
28 recordlabel: MCA 53162
chartposition: R&B #3, US #6, UK #55, US dance #1
writtenby: Franne Golde, D.P. Bryant & Jody Watley
album: Jody Watley
Jody Watley Don't You Want Me 1987 MCA
29 recordlabel: Motown 1877
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #52, US #8, US AC #1
writtenby: Jimmy George & Lou Pardini
album: One Heartbeat
Smokey Robinson Just to See Her 1987 Motown
30 recordlabel: Solar 70006
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #38, US #7, US AC #49
writtenby: L.A. Reid & Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds)
album: Just Gets Better with Time
Whispers Rock Steady 1987 Solar
31 recordlabel: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #440
chartposition: R&B #28, UK #2, US #19, US dance #18
writtenby: Hurby Azor & Ray Davies (as Raymond Douglas Davies)
album: Hot, Cool & Vicious
Salt-N-Pepa Push It 1987 Rolling...
32 recordlabel: Atlantic 789320
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, US AC #35
writtenby: David Frank & Mic Murphy
album: Don't Disturb This Groove
System Don't Disturb This Groove 1987 Atlantic
33 recordlabel: Virgin 7-99416
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #13, US #8
writtenby: Jade Starling & Whey Cooler
album: Catch Me I'm Falling
Pretty Poison Catch Me 1987 Virgin
34 recordlabel: Arista 1-9555
chartposition: R&B #14, US #5, US dance #1
writtenby: Lewis Martinez
album: Exposure
Expose Come Go with Me 1987 Arista
35 recordlabel: Motown 1897
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10, US AC #2
writtenby: Brian Ray & Steve LeGassick
album: One Heartbeat
Smokey Robinson One Heartbeat 1987 Motown
36 recordlabel: MCA 52954
chartposition: R&B #64, US #7, UK #54, US dance #7
writtenby: Dan Gilroy & Stephen Bray (as Steve Bray)
album: Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club Right on Track 1987 MCA
37 recordlabel: Polygram 888292
chartposition: R&B #4, US #10, UK #45, US dance #41, US AC #11
writtenby: Claydes Charles Smith, Kool & the Gang & James
album: Forever
Kool & the Gang Stone Love 1987 Polygram
38 recordlabel: Arista 1-9617
chartposition: R&B #29, US #7, UK #76, US dance #2
writtenby: Lewis Martinez
album: Exposure
Expose Let Me Be the One 1987 Arista
39 recordlabel: Chrysalis VS4 43104 A
chartposition: R&B #74, UK #5, US #17, US dance #6
writtenby: Marcus Vere & Steve Piggot
album: Living in a Box
Living in a Box Living in a Box 1987 Chrysalis VSA
40 recordlabel: A&M 2927
chartposition: R&B #1, US #14, UK #24, US dance #1
writtenby: Monte Moir
album: Control
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle 1987 A&M
41 recordlabel: Chrysalis 4943332
chartposition: US #7, US Dance #11, UK #10
writtenby: David Was, Don Was and Randy Jacobs
album: What Up, Dog?
Was (Not Was) Walk the Dinosaur 1987 Chrysalis
42 recordlabel: Def Jam 07350
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US #14
writtenby: LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Bobby Erving, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon & Steven Ett
album: Bigger and Deffer
LL Cool J I Need Love 1987 Def Jam
43 recordlabel: EMI Manhattan 50094
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #23, US #13, US AC #2
writtenby: Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel & Allan Rich
album: Everlasting
Natalie Cole I Live for Your Love 1987 EMI Manhattan
44 recordlabel: MCA 53123
chartposition: R&B #11, US #7, US dance #8
writtenby: Stephen Bray & Michael Verdick
album: Magic
Jets Cross My Broken Heart 1987 MCA
45 recordlabel: MCA 53124
chartposition: R&B #32, US #23, UK #8, US AC #1
writtenby: Al Jarreau & Lee Holdridge
album: Moonlighting: The Television Soundtrack Album
Al Jarreau Moonlighting Theme 1987 MCA
46 recordlabel: Orbitone 21(UK)
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Felix Da Silva
Judy Boucher Can't Be With You Tonight 1987 Orbitone (UK)
47 recordlabel: Motown 1896
chartposition: R&B #72, UK #2, US #59, US AC #20
writtenby: Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick
album: The Return of Bruno
Bruce Willis Under the Boardwalk 1987 Motown
48 recordlabel: Tabu 07600
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #4, US #70, US dance #21
writtenby: A. O'Neal, G. Johnson
album: Hearsay
Alexander O'Neal Criticize 1987 Tabu
49 recordlabel: Arista 9567
chartposition: R&B #5, US #12, US AC #1
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
album: Reservations for Two
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne Love Power 1987 Arista
50 recordlabel: Manhattan 50073
chartposition: R&B #2, US #13, UK #44, US dance #28
writtenby: Reggie Calloway & Vincent Calloway
album: Everlasting
Natalie Cole Jump Start 1987 Manhattan
51 recordlabel: Tabu 07100
chartposition: R&B #1, US #25, UK #33, US dance #7
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris) & Terry Lewis
album: Hearsay
Alexander O'Neal Fake 1987 Tabu
52 recordlabel: Chrysalis 4943089
chartposition: UK #10, US #16, US Dance #3
writtenby: Paul Gurvitz
album: Just Visiting This Planet
Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo Who Found Who 1987 Chrysalis
53 recordlabel: Arista 9625
chartposition: R&B #17, US #15, US AC #2
writtenby: Walter Afanasieff, Preston Glass & Narada Michael Walden
album: Duotones
Kenny G with Lenny Williams Don't Make Me Wait for Love 1987 Arista
54 chartposition: UK #3, US Dance #4
writtenby: Cassius Campbell, Mark Gamble and Ruth Joy
comments: charted as House Arrest / Jack's Back in US dance charts
Krush House Arrest (The Beat Is Law) 1987
55 recordlabel: Motown 1907
chartposition: R&B #1, US #19, UK #59, US dance #20
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Characters
Stevie Wonder Skeletons 1987 Motown
56 recordlabel: Jive 1043
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #18, US #27, US AC #16
writtenby: Jonathan Butler & Jolyon Skinner
album: Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler Lies 1987 Jive
57 recordlabel: Omni 096751
chartposition: UK #4, US Dance #19
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
album: Sinitta!
Sinitta Toy Boy 1987 Omni
58 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 888385
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #11, US #50, US dance #6
writtenby: Kevin Kendrick, Nathan Leftenant, Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
album: Word Up!
Cameo Back and Forth 1987 Atlanta...
59 recordlabel: Constellation 53028
chartposition: R&B #7, US #18, US AC #8
writtenby: Babyface, Greg Scelsa & Joyce
album: Klymaxx
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes 1987 Constellation
60 recordlabel: China 43102
chartposition: R&B #49, UK #4
writtenby: Labi Siffre
album: So Strong
Labi Siffre So Strong 1987 China
61 recordlabel: Mercury 8882437
chartposition: UK #7, US Dance #22, US AC #7
writtenby: Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery and Martin Jackson
album: It's Better to Travel
Swing Out Sister Surrender 1987 Mercury
62 recordlabel: Columbia 06739
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #56, US #20, US AC #24
writtenby: Bernard Jackson, David Townsend & David Conley
album: Surface
Surface Happy 1987 Columbia
63 recordlabel: Debut ‎3022 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4
album: Jack Mix 88 - The Best Of Mirage - 88 Non Stop Hits
Mirage Jack Mix II - III 1987 Debut ‎ (UK)
64 recordlabel: Columbia 4407887
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #20, US #30, US dance #7
writtenby: Terence Trent D'Arby
album: Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby Dance Little Sister 1987 Columbia
65 recordlabel: RCA 41266(UK)
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: Michael Margules (as Michael Jay) and Marvin Morrow
album: Silk and Steel
Five Star The Slightest Touch 1987 RCA (UK)
66 recordlabel: Motown 1883
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #43, US #20, US AC #5
writtenby: Dancing on the Ceiling
Lionel Richie Se La 1987 Motown
67 recordlabel: A&M 2915
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #3, UK #19, US #46
writtenby: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
album: Keep Your Eye on Me
Herb Alpert Keep Your Eye on Me 1987 A&M
68 recordlabel: Columbia 07398
chartposition: US dance #47, R&B #19, UK #7, US #68
writtenby: Terence Trent D'Arby
album: Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby If You Let Me Stay 1987 Columbia
69 recordlabel: Reprise 28257
chartposition: R&B #58, UK #7, US #62, US AC #48
writtenby: Taja Sevelle
album: Taja Sevelle
Taja Sevelle Love Is Contagious 1987 Reprise
70 recordlabel: Geffen 28418
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #13, US #48, US dance #13, US AC #38
writtenby: Brenda Russell
album: All Systems Go
Donna Summer Dinner with Gershwin 1987 Geffen
71 recordlabel: Elektra 69518
chartposition: R&B #5, US #23, US AC #21
writtenby: Roger (as Roger Troutman) & Billy Beck
album: Shirley Murdock!
Shirley Murdock As We Lay 1987 Elektra
72 recordlabel: Chrysalis 43167
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #49, UK #13, US #82
weeksinr&bchart: 12
writtenby: A. Roman & Toni C.
album: Just Visiting This Planet
Jellybean featuring Steven Dante The Real Thing 1987 Chrysalis
73 recordlabel: Columbia 07608
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #1, UK #54, US #60
writtenby: Skylark
album: Touch the World
Earth, Wind & Fire System of Survival 1987 Columbia
74 recordlabel: Geffen 28417
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #13, US #68, US AC #42
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: After Dark
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone 1987 Geffen
75 recordlabel: Capitol 44037
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #81, US #32
writtenby: Freddie Jackson & Paul Laurence
album: Just Like the First Time
Freddie Jackson Jam Tonight 1987 Capitol
76 recordlabel: Profile 7131
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #16, US #57, US dance #30
writtenby: DJ Run (as Joseph Simmons) & DMC (as Darryl McDaniels)
album: Raising Hell
Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky 1987 Profile
77 recordlabel: Capitol 5661
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #33, US #69
writtenby: Barry Eastmond & Jolyon Skinner
album: Just Like the First Time
Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody 1987 Capitol
78 recordlabel: A & M 2949
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #87, US #35, US AC #21
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Keep Your Eye on Me
Herb Alpert Making Love in the Rain 1987 A & M
79 recordlabel: King Jay 28360
chartposition: R&B #2, US #39, US dance #22
writtenby: Denzil Foster, Jay King & Thomas McElroy
album: Life, Love & Pain
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad 1987 King Jay
80 recordlabel: Epic 3406978
chartposition: R&B #1, US #50, UK #72, US AC #20
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Skip Anderson
album: Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines & Luther Vandross There's Nothing Better Than Love 1987 Epic
81 recordlabel: Elektra 69456
chartposition: R&B #5, US #44, US AC #9
writtenby: Ken Hirsch & Marti Sharron
album: Rapture
Anita Baker No One in the World 1987 Elektra
82 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28334
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #20, US #67
writtenby: Prince
album: Sign of the Times
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend 1987 Paisley Park
83 recordlabel: Epic 07201
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #16
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
album: Give Me the Reason
Luther Vandross I Really Didn't Mean It 1987 Epic
84 recordlabel: MCA 53081
chartposition: R&B #3, US #56, UK #77, US dance #8
writtenby: Andre Cymone & Jody Watley
album: Jody Watley
Jody Watley Still a Thrill 1987 MCA
85 recordlabel: Elektra 69484
chartposition: R&B #8, US #44, UK #100, US AC #6
writtenby: Marilyn Mcleod & Darryl K. Roberts
album: Rapture
Anita Baker Same Ole Love 1987 Elektra
86 recordlabel: Virgin 99422
chartposition: R&B #2, US #54, US dance #20
weeksinr&bchart: 15
writtenby: Eban Kelly, Jimi Randolph & Kevin Moore
album: Serious
Deja You and Me Tonight 1987 Virgin
87 recordlabel: Atlantic 817391
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterma
album: F.L.M.
Mel & Kim F.L.M. 1987 Atlantic
88 recordlabel: EMI 8382
chartposition: R&B #5, US #58, US dance #6
writtenby: Garry Johnson
album: Female Trouble
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? 1987 EMI
89 recordlabel: Warner 28380
chartposition: RandB #8, UK #23
writtenby: Ralph Hawkins Jr. and Sherrick
album: Sherrick
Sherrick Just Call 1987 Warner
90 recordlabel: A&M 2943
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #14
writtenby: Barry White & Jack Perry
album: The Right Night & Barry White
Barry White Sho' You Right 1987 A&M
91 recordlabel: Motown 1892
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, US #96
writtenby: Georgio
album: Sexappeal
Georgio Tina Cherry 1987 Motown
92 recordlabel: Chrysalis 4943206
chartposition: UK #12, US Dance #2
writtenby: Michael Olatunji
album: Just Visiting This Planet
Jellybean Jingo 1987 Chrysalis
93 recordlabel: Tent/RCA 41131(UK)
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Deniece Pearson
album: Silk and Steel
Five Star Stay Out of My Life 1987 Tent/RCA (UK)
94 recordlabel: Warner 28327
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #57, US #58, US dance #16
writtenby: Richard Feldman & Jimmy Scott
album: All in the Name of Love
Atlantic Starr One Lover At a Time 1987 Warner
95 recordlabel: Jive 1049
chartposition: R&B #2, US #66, UK #85, US AC #36
writtenby: Timmy Allen & Glenn Jones
album: Glenn Jones
Glenn Jones We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is... 1987 Jive
96 recordlabel: Tommy Boy 898
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #97, US #78, US AC #38
writtenby: Martin Lascelles, Geoff Gurd & Gina Foster
album: Touch and Go
Force M.D.s Love Is a House 1987 Tommy Boy
97 recordlabel: Columbia 06632
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #76, US #56, US AC #25
writtenby: Gregory Abbott
album: Shake You Down
Gregory Abbott I Got the Feelin 1987 Columbia
98 recordlabel: A&M 2939
chartposition: US dance #16, R&B #6, US #50
writtenby: Bryan Loren
album: Discovery
Shanice Wilson Can You Dance 1987 A&M
99 recordlabel: MCA 53151
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #62, US #85, US dance #23
writtenby: Timmy Allen & Paul Laurence
album: If I Were Your Woman
Stephanie Mills (You're Puttin') A Rush on Me 1987 MCA
100 recordlabel: MCA 53121
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #75
writtenby: Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman
album: You and Me Equals Us
Colonel Abrams How Soon We Forget 1987 MCA

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