It's Throwback Thursday and we are taking it back to 1987.  Our show, 'Because I Said So' with Val Townsend and Tony P, will be live at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today from 3-7pm gearing up for Lisa Lisa.

Hopefully you will be joining us for the show, but if not you can still reminisce with us. 1987 was a fun time with neon, Swatch watches, teased hair, and some great music.  I was 10 at the time and in 4th grade, but I still remember it.  My biggest worries were playground bullies and cooties, so nothing has changed, but this music takes me back.


To help take you back, here are the Top 10 songs of 1987:

  1. Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
  2. Alone - Heart
  3. Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  4. I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
  5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  6. C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil
  7. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  8. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  9. Shakedown - Bob Seger
  10. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam had 2 Top 50 hits that year with 'Head to Toe' at #17, and 'Lost in Emotion' at #31.  I have a feeling those songs, along with a few others will be performed tonight at Pulse Arena.  If you want to see her do just that you need to come down for the show, and if you want to meet her after the show you need to come see us first.


While we are on the subject of 1987, here are a few facts about that year that you may find surprising.  Things have definitely changed quite a bit since then!

How Much things cost in 1987

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1938 
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.75% 
Average Cost of new house $92,000
Median Price Of and Existing Home $85,500
Average Income per year $24,350.00
Average Monthly Rent $395.00
Average Price for new car $10,3055.00
1 gallon of gas 89 cents
1 LB of Bacon $1.80
US Postage Stamp 24 cents
Dozen Eggs 65 cents

Top Selling US Autos And Prices 1987

Ford Escort $6,895
Ford Taurus $11,808
Honda Accord $10,925
Chevrolet Cavalier $7,395
Chevrolet Celebrity $11,010