Tri-State Throwbacks: April 27, 1987
Welcome to Q107.5's Tri-State Throwbacks -- where we count down the top 5 songs from this day in a previous year. Today, it's the top five songs from April 27, 1987!
5. Madonna/"La Isla Bonita"
Fun fact: Madonna offered this song to Michael Jackson for his "Bad" album, but he turned it down.
4. Prince/"Sign 'O' The Times"
Rolling Stone ranked this Prince jam #304 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
3. Aretha Franklin/"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" [w/George Michael]
When you think of obvious duet partners, the Queen of Soul and the guy from Wham! are the first ones that come to mind, right? Seriously, though: this one, as the kids say, is a banger.
2. Crowded House/"Don't Dream It's Over"
Here's a great song that introduced the world to the Finn brothers of New Zealand. Lead singer Neil and his brother Tim were founding members of the group, and while Tim left the band, Neil's sons have since joined up. Oh, and Neil Finn's new day gig? He was one of the replacements hired when Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey Buckingham in 2018.
1. Jody Watley/"Looking For A New Love"
When Jody Watley burst onto the scene in 1987, she wasn't messing around: in her first swing at the charts, she went all the way to #1 with this song, which scored Jody a Grammy, American Music Award and two Soul Train Music Award nominations.