Andre Gardner

The same month Reggie White was the MVP of the Pro Bowl, the Dow closed above 2,200 for the first time (it closed at just over 34,000 on 2/2/23) and the first Beatles releases came out on CD, these were the top 10 rock albums in the country:

  • 10. So - Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel became an international superstar with the release of this, his fourth solo album. Featuring top notch musicians and a world music influence, So has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone. After peaking at #2, it’s at #10 this week.

  • 9. Can't Hold Back - Eddie Money

    Although this can be called Eddie Money’s “comeback” album, it also marked a comeback for a legendary singer..Ronnie Spector.  She joined Eddie on “Take Me Home Tonight,” taken from the #9 rock album on February 2, 1987, Can’t Hold Back.

  • 8. The Bridge - Billy Joel

    Billy Joel said he can recall reading bad reviews of his tenth studio album, The Bridge, and “agreeing with them.”  His head, and heart, weren’t in it, after being rushed to record it by his record company, but the album was still popular with fans, peaking at 7, and dropping here this week to #8.

  • 7. Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites

    Every Monday night in the early 80s at Hedges, a bar in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, you could catch The Satellites, later becoming Georgia Satellites.  Their self-titled major label debut remains their biggest, peaking at #5 before slipping to #7 on February 2, 1987.

  • 6. Invisible Touch - Genesis

    Refreshed after a three year break from recording, Genesis returned with an album that would become the biggest seller in their entire catalog, Invisible Touch.  It was #6 on February 2, 1987.

  • 5. Fore! - Huey Lewis And The News

    Following up their monstrously successful album Sports, Huey Lewis And The News hit platinum once again with Fore!, their fourth album and the #5 rock album on our Thursday Top 10 Countdown.  This video got heavy play on MTV back in the day.

  • 4. Live 1975-1985 - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band

    It was the closest you could get to the atmosphere of a live Bruce show, without actually being there.  After years of fans’ begging, Bruce put out a multi disc set of live performances culled over a decade of recordings, and released Live 1975-1985.  It hit #1, and became the second biggest selling live album in the U.S. (behind Frampton Comes Alive). It was #4 on February 2, 1987.

  • 3. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby And The Range

    The debut album by Bruce Hornsby And the Range was  breath of fresh air when it played on the radio, and set Hornsby up for a successful career.  Later, he’d tour with The Grateful Dead!  The Way It Is is #3 on this week’s countdown, and here is the title track.

  • 2. Third Stage - Boston

    The long awaited, and I do mean long awaited, third album by Boston was 7 years in the making and, while not as successful as their first two albums, Third Stage did sell 4 million copies and peaked at #1, before dropping to #2 on February 2, 1987.

  • 1. Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi

    Topping the chart this week is the third album by one of New Jersey’s favorite bands.  This album not only hit the top spot, it stayed there for 8 weeks, spent 38 weeks in the top 5, and was the biggest selling album of 1987!  #1 on February 2, 1987 was Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi!

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