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It took just four weeks to reach number one, where it remained for four weeks, thus preventing George Michael's single "Faith" from reaching the top spot.

- You Win Again (Bee Gees song)

It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 10 but was kept off the top spot by "You Win Again" from the Bee Gees.

- Faith (George Michael song)

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1987 in British music

Summary of 1987 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.

The instrument that provided electro's synthesized programmed drum beats, the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Long running band The Bee Gees also got their first number 1 of the decade with "You Win Again", their fifth overall in a 20-year career, and Michael Jackson released the multi-million selling "Bad" which as of 2008 is one of the top ten highest selling albums in UK chart history.

The year also saw George Michael launch his solo career post-Wham! with the album "Faith" and its title track, which reached number 2.

Rhett Lawrence

American record producer and songwriter.

Lawrence in 2016
Rhett Lawrence with Dave Pensado where they mixed Kelly Clarkson and Black Eyed Peas singles. Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson albums were also recorded there.
Rhett Lawrence with his Ford GT that inspired his song with Kelly Clarkson "Go"

He also programmed the distinctive drum loop (with Maurice Gibb and Scott Glasel) for the Bee Gees' "You Win Again (Bee Gees song)" which sold over 3 million copies worldwide, while working on multiple projects with them and Arif Mardin.

Bee Gees

The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees in 1977 (top to bottom): Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees plaque at Maitland Terrace/Strang Road intersection in Union Mills, Isle of Man
The Bee Gees in 1967 (left to right: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Vince Melouney, Maurice Gibb and Colin Petersen)
The Bee Gees performing on Dutch television Twien in 1968
The Bee Gees performing at The Tom Jones Show in early 1969, one of the last performances with Robin as he left the group later in March
The Bee Gees performing at The Midnight Special in 1973
Bee Gees' wordmark logo (1975–81)
The Bee Gees in Los Angeles in 1992
Bee Gees' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Bee Gees Way in Redcliffe with 2015 statue

The single "You Win Again" went to No. 1 in numerous countries, including the UK, and made the Bee Gees the first group to score a UK No. 1 hit in each of three decades: the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

One (Bee Gees album)

Bee Gees' eighteenth studio album , released in April 1989.

In the US, "Wing and a Prayer" was substituted with the group's European No. 1 hit, "You Win Again".

George Michael

English singer, songwriter and record producer.

Michael in 2011
Michael (left) and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham!, c. 1984–1985
Michael performed at Live Aid at the old Wembley Stadium (exterior pictured) on 13 July 1985, and Wham! played their last concert, The Final, at the same venue on 28 June 1986.
Michael onstage during The Faith Tour in 1988
Garth Brooks and Michael at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, 29 April 2000
Michael performing in Antwerp, Belgium, 2006
Michael onstage in Munich, 2006
Michael performing "Outside" at the Olympic Stadium, Athens in 2007
5, The Grove, Michael's home in Highgate, north London, is a grade II listed building.
Grave of Michael alongside his mother and sister in Highgate Cemetery
Unofficial memorial garden outside Michael's home in Highgate, 29 July 2017
Elton John performing a tribute to Michael at Twickenham, London, in June 2017

Globally it sold 25 million copies, and four singles from the album—"Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", and "Monkey"—reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

List of performances on Top of the Pops

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Bee Gees – "You Win Again"

Limp Bizkit – "Faith"

Faith (George Michael album)

Debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records.

Michael during a Faith Tour concert in 1988. The album propelled him to solo stardom and one of the most successful English acts of the 1980s.

Faith spawned four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", and "Monkey", making Michael the only British male solo artist to have four number one hits from one album on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fred Durst

American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and film director.

Durst performing in 2021
Durst at the premiere of Baby Mama at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Durst with Limp Bizkit at Sonisphere 2011
Durst performing in 2013

Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene when its covers of George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" began to attract curious concertgoers.

Limp Bizkit

American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.

Limp Bizkit performing at Festival of the Lakes 2021
John Otto studied jazz drumming and played in local avant garde bands before joining Limp Bizkit.
Following the release of Three Dollar Bill, Yall, vocalist Fred Durst was appointed senior vice president of A&R at Interscope
Beginning with Significant Other (1999), DJ Lethal expanded his role as sound designer for the band.
Borland, Otto (background) and Durst performing live
Limp Bizkit performing at Hellfest in 2015
Fred Durst and Wes Borland performing at KROQ Weenie Roast 2019
DJ Lethal and Fred Durst performing at Quebec Agora Fest 2019
Guitarist Wes Borland is known for his visual performance style, and often performs wearing costumes or body paint.

Attracting crowds by word of mouth, the band gave energetic live performances, covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", and featuring Borland in bizarre costumes.

Wes Borland

American rock musician.

Borland performing with Limp Bizkit in 2021
Borland as the frontman for Black Light Burns in 2009
Borland performing with Limp Bizkit at Quebec Agora Fest 2019
Borland is known for his visual performance style, and often performs wearing costumes or body paint.

The band attracted crowds by word of mouth and covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up"; the band also gave energetic live performances in which Borland appeared in bizarre costumes.