Best-selling albums in Europe in 1987

The list of best-selling albums in Europe in 1987 based on sales in 16 countries: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Greece. It was first published in Music & Media magazine (NO 51/52 — December 26, 1987). The most successful album of the 1987 was Bad by Michael Jackson which sold 6.700.000 copies. The Joshua Tree by U2 was the second-best-selling album with sales 3 million copies.

Top 100 albums in Europe – 1987

Note: to the compilation of the 1987 Year -End Chart , albums sales from December 1986 till December 1987 have been used.

Rank Artist Album
1 Michael Jackson Bad
2 U2 The Joshua Tree
3 Madonna True Blue
4 Genesis Invisible Touch
5 Whitney Houston Whitney
6 Paul Simon Graceland
7 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
8 Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
9 Europe The Final Countdown
10 Simply Red Men And Women
11 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
12 Tina Turner Break Every Rule
13 Level 42 Running In The Family
14 Prince Sign O The Times
15 Peter Gabriel So
16 Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing
17 The Communards The Communards
18 Madonna Who’s That Girl (OST)
19 Simple Minds Live – In The City Of Light
20 A-Ha Scoundrel Days
21 The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
22 Terence Trent D’Arby Introducing The Hardline According To
23 Whitesnake Whitesnake 1987
24 Jennifer Rush Heart Over Mind
25 David Bowie Never Let Me Down
26 Beastie Boys Licensed To III
27 Alison Moyet Raindancing
28 Eurythmics Revenge
29 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
30 Cock Robin After Here Through Midland
31 Marillion Clutching At Straws
32 Gary Moore Wild Frontier
33 Pet Shop Boys Actually
34 Heart Bad Animals
35 Hot Chocolate The Very Best Of Hot Chocolate
36 Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling
37 Queen Live Magic
38 Kate Bush The Whole Story
39 Soundtrack Miami Vice Miami Vice 2
40 Eric Clapton August
41 Curiosity Killed The Cat Keep Your Distance
42 Chris De Burgh Into The Light
43 Bryan Adams Into The Fire
44 Mel & Kim F.L.M.
45 Erasure Circus
46 Deep Purple The House Of The Blue Light
47 Soundtrack La Bamba
48 Jean-Michel Jarre In Concert
49 John Farnham Whispering Jack
50 Drafi Deutscher Gemischte Gefuehle
51 The Pretenders Get Close
52 Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love
53 Def Leppard Hysteria
54 Duran Duran Notorious
55 Charlotte & Gainsbourg Forever
56 Bee Gees E .S. P.
57 Don Johnson Heartbeat
58 Mixed Emotions Deep From The Heart
59 Pet Shop Boys Disco
60 Swing Out Sister It’s Better To Travel
61 Spandau Ballet Through The Barricades
62 Samantha Fox Touch Me
63 Billy Idol Whiplash Smile
64 The Alan Parsons Project Gaudi
65 The Police Every Breath You Take – The Singles
66 Five Star Silk & Steel
67 Julien Clerc Les Aventures A L’Eau
68 Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers
69 Johnny Hallyday Gang
70 Gold Calicoba
71 Huey Lewis & The News Fore !
72 Sting …Nothing Like The Sun
73 Jean Jacques Goldman En Public
74 Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason
75 Status Quo In The Army Now
76 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
77 France Gall Babacar
78 Bangles Different Light
79 Depeche Mode Music For The Masses
80 The Housemartins London О Hull 4
81 Soundtrack The Phantom Of The Opera
82 Soundtrack Top Gun
83 Engelbert Traeumen Mit Engelbert
84 Jeanne Mas Femmes D Aujourd’hui
85 Mike Oldfield Islands
86 Soundtrack Beverly Hills Cop
87 Janet Jackson Control A&M
88 Mick Jagger Primitive Cool
89 Cliff Richard Always Guaranteed
90 Simply Red Picture Book
91 Soundtrack Miami Vice
92 Etienne Daho Pop Satori
93 Muenchener Freiheit Traumziel
94 Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is
95 Alexander O’Neal Hearsay
96 Modern Talking In The Middle Of Nowhere
97 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool
98 Jean Michel Jarre Rendez-Vous
99 Living In A Box Living In A Box
100 Flippers Traeume, Liebe, Sehnsucht

See also. Best-selling albums in Europe by year: