“Rewinding the Tracks: Unveiling the Music Milestones of December 4, 1987.”


On December 4, 1987, the music world was buzzing with various events and releases. From chart-topping hits to groundbreaking albums, the day was filled with significant moments that would shape the future of music. This article will delve into the music news of that day, providing a detailed look at the happenings in the industry.

The Top Chart Hits: A Look Back at Music News on December 4, 1987

Ah, December 4, 1987. A day that will live in infamy. Or, at least, a day that will live in the annals of music history. Why, you ask? Well, let me take you on a journey back to a time when hair was big, shoulder pads were bigger, and the music was, well, let’s just say it was something else.

First off, let’s talk about the Billboard Hot 100. The top spot was held by none other than the sultry-voiced Belinda Carlisle with her hit “Heaven is a Place on Earth.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found that song to be a bit of a paradox. I mean, if heaven is a place on earth, then where exactly is hell? Is it in the DMV? I’ve always suspected as much.

But I digress. Coming in at number two was the unforgettable “Faith” by George Michael. With its catchy tune and Michael’s smooth vocals, it was a song that had us all tapping our feet and questioning our religious beliefs. And let’s not forget that iconic music video. Who knew a leather jacket and a jukebox could be so… provocative?

Meanwhile, over on the album charts, Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was living up to its name by dominating the number one spot. And by “bad,” I of course mean “incredibly good.” With hits like “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Man in the Mirror,” it was an album that had us all moonwalking our way to the record store.

But it wasn’t all pop and rock dominating the charts. Oh no, my friends. Country music was also making its mark, with Randy Travis’ “Always & Forever” sitting pretty at the top of the country charts. With his deep, soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Travis was the cowboy we all wanted to ride off into the sunset with. Or at least, that’s what my mom always said.

And let’s not forget about the world of classical music. Yes, even in the midst of all the big hair and synthesizers, there was still room for a little sophistication. The top classical album of the day was Yo-Yo Ma’s “Bach: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites.” Because nothing says “I’m classy” quite like listening to a man named Yo-Yo playing a 300-year-old piece of music on a cello.

So there you have it, folks. A look back at the music news on December 4, 1987. It was a time of big hits, bigger hair, and some truly unforgettable tunes. And while the music may have changed over the years, one thing remains the same: our love for a good beat and a catchy chorus. So here’s to the music of the past, and to the tunes still yet to come. After all, as the great philosopher Billy Joel once said, “It’s still rock and roll to me.”