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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 8, 1987 – Songs 20-11

Welcome back everybody! If you missed the previous songs, you can check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the countdown this week! And as usual, if you want to watch/listen to the YouTube video, you can click on the song title. If you’d like to listen to/purchase this song from Amazon, you can click onthe album cover. Now let’s Return to the week ending August 8, 1987, and continue the countdown!


20. “Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac


I love all of Fleetwood Mac’s stuff, no matter who’s singing. But, Stevie Nicks is definitely my favorite. She takes the lead on this awesome song from Mac’s final studio album with the classic lineup, Tango in the Night.

19. “It’s Not Over (‘Til It’s Over)” by Starship


This is my favorite Starship song. And just as Fleetwood Mac had come out with their final album with the classic lineup, No Protection was Starship’s final album with Grace Slick. So, I guess it was over for her.

18. “Kiss Him Goodbye” by the Nylons


I had never heard this version of the song in my life, and I never heard of this group. But, I’m loving this! This a cappella group covers the classic Steam song, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” here. And I think they do a helluva job!

17. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston


This is Whitney’s second entry this week. This song was the first single released off of her second album, Whitney. This song proved that her debut album was no fluke.

16. “Back in the High Life Again” by Steve Winwood


Even though Steve Winwood had been around for a while, this was the first time I was aware of him. Even though I was more into hard rock in these days, I did like all of Winwood’s music. He also gets a little help from James Taylor on backing vocals in this song.

15. “The Pleasure Principle” by Janet Jackson


Janet was staying strong as this was the sixth single released from her classic Control album.

14. “Rock Steady” by The Whispers


Seven years after the Whispers had cracked the top 20, with “And the Beat Goes On”, they had an incredible comeback with this awesome hit.

13. “Only in My Dreams” by Debbie Gibson


And so begins Paul’s huge ’80s crush!

12. “Don’t Mean Nothing” by Richard Marx


In the previous song, while I was crushing on Debbie, I forgot to mention that “Only in My Dreams” was her debut single. And now we have another debut single. Richard Marx was already a great songwriter. But, he went on a great run, in the late ’80s, as a performer.

11. “La Bamba” by Los Lobos


This is the song that I mumble and struggle to the lyrics…until the chorus. Then I can sing the shit out of it at the top of my lungs!


That wraps up today’s list. I would love to hear what you think of these songs, and these countdowns in general. We will wrap up the countdown on Friday.

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Remember That Song: 5/9/17

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

And you told me not to drive
But I made it home alive
So you said that only proves ____ ___ ______


Last Song: “While You See a Chance” by Steve Winwood from the album Arc of a Diver (1980)

Great job Mary (@nakedplanet2) and Dr. Van Nostrand (@jfranzy3)

Alone in a cold day dawning
Are you still free
Can you be

Remember That Song: 5/13/15

Can you name the artist and song:

When I see you on the street
My whole body gets weak
When you’re standing in a crowd
Your love talks to me so loud


Last Song: “Valerie” by Steve Winwood (in honor of his 67th birthday) from Talking Back to the Night (1982) as well as a remixed version on Chronicles (1987)

Great job Treezy (@treezydee)!!!

There’s still no face
here in her place
So cool, she was like
jazz on a summer’s day

Original 1982 version:

1987 Remix:

Remember That Song: 3/4/15

Can you name the artist and song:

We –
So tired of all the darkness in our lives
With no more angry words to say
Can come alive


Last Song: “The Finer Things” by Steve Winwood from Back in the High Life (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish), Jim (@JimVilk), and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

For time is a river rolling into nowhere
We must live while we can
And we’ll drink our cup of laughter

Remember That Song – 5/13/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We are strangers by day, lovers by night
Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right


Last Song: “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood from Back in the High Life (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

Without it, life is wasted time
Look inside your heart, I’ll look inside mine