This week in 1987
1 You Win Again The Bee Gees
2 Faith George Michael
3 Whenever You Need Somebody Rick Astley
4 Love In The First Degree Bananarama
5 China In Your Hand T’pau
6 Little Lies Fleetwood Mac
7 Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison
8 Mony Mony Billy Idol
9 Crockett’s Theme Jan Hammer
10 Walk The Dinosaur Was (Not Was)
‘You Win Again’ marked a return to form for global superstars the Bee Gees after a particularly barren spell in the eighties. A hit in many countries, it was their first UK number one in more than eight years and it made them the first group to top the charts in the UK in each of three decades - the sixties, seventies and eighties. Instantly recognisable from the opening drum sounds (first demoed in Maurice Gibb’s garage), it stayed at the top in the UK for four weeks, preventing George Michael’s ‘Faith’ from reaching number one.
The Bee Gees.