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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 1

1. “Just Like Heaven” by the Cure The third single from the Cure’s 1987 double album release, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, was a clear breakthrough for the band, at least in the United States. It was their first

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 2

2. “Girlfriend in a Coma” by the Smiths “Girlfriend in a Coma” was the first single from Strangeways, Here We Come, the final studio album from the Smiths. Indeed, by most accounts the band was in the midst of splintering

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 4 and 3

4. “Lips Like Sugar” by Echo & the Bunnymen I was still playing catch-up with college rock in 1987, so my true first impression on many of the bands that prospered there, including those that had been around for a

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 6 and 5

6. “Need You Tonight” by INXS The Australian band INXS could reasonable claim that they’d already broken through on the U.S. charts when they released Kick, their sixth studio album, in October of 1987. Their prior effort, 1985’s Listen Like

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 8 and 7

8. “True Faith” by New Order New Order’s 1986 album, Brotherhood, may have still had an impact in 1987 (see #39 below), but it was the two-record set released during the year proper that represented a major turning point for

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 10 and 9

10. “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode The second single from Depeche Mode’s Music for the Masses, “Never Let Me Down Again,” was the a fairly weak performer, by some measures anyway, compared to the other tracks released

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College Countdown: KROQ-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 1987, 12 and 11

12. “A Hazy Shade of Winter” by the Bangles “A Hazy Shade of Winter” was first recorded and released as a single by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, about a year-and-a-half before it took up residence deep on Side Two

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