The Top 100 Pop Singles of 1986 - * Song went #1

 

*1... THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, Dionne and Friends (Arista) (#1, Jan)
*2... SAY YOU, SAY ME, Lionel Richie (Motown) (#1, Dec 1985)
3... I MISS YOU, Klymaxx (Constellation) (#5, Dec 1985)
*4... ON MY OWN, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (MCA) (#1, June)
*5... BROKEN WINGS, Mr. Mister (MCA) (#1, Dec 1985)
*6... HOW WILL I KNOW, Whitney Houston (Arista) (#1, Feb)
7... PARTY ALL THE TIME, Eddie Murphy (Columbia) (#2, Dec 1985)
8... BURNING HEART, Survivor (Scotti Brothers) (#2, Feb)
*9... KYRIE, Mr. Mister (MCA) (#1, March)
*10.. ADDICTED TO LOVE, Robert Palmer (Island) (#1, May)
*11.. GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, Whitney Houston (Arista) (#1, May)
12.. SECRET LOVERS, Atlantic Starr (A&M) (#3, March)
13.. FRIENDS AND LOVERS, Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson (USA Carrere) (#2, Sept)
*14.. GLORY OF LOVE, Peter Cetera (Warner Brothers) (#1, Aug)
*15.. WEST END GIRLS, The Pet Shop Boys (EMI-America) (#1, May)
*16.. THERE'LL BE SAD SONGS (To Make You Cry), Billy Ocean (Jive) (#1, July)
17.. ALIVE AND KICKING, Simple Minds (Virgin) (#3, Dec 1985)
18.. NEVER, Heart (Capitol) (#4, Dec 1985)
*19.. KISS, Prince and the Revolution (Paisley Park) (#1, April)
*20.. HIGHER LOVE, Steve Winwood (Island) (#1, Aug)
*21.. STUCK WITH YOU, Huey Lewis and the News (Chrysalis) (#1, Sept)
*22.. HOLDING BACK THE YEARS, Simply Red (Elektra) (#1, July)
*23.. SLEDGEHAMMER, Peter Gabriel (Geffen) (#1, July)
*24.. SARA, Starship (Grunt) (#1, March)
*25.. HUMAN, The Human League (Virgin) (#1, Nov)
26.. I CAN'T WAIT, Nu Shooz (Atlantic) (#3, June)
*27.. TAKE MY BREATH AWAY, Berlin (Columbia) (#1, Sept)
*28.. ROCK ME AMADEUS, Falco (A&M) (#1, March)
*29.. PAPA DON'T PREACH, Madonna (Sire) (#1, Aug)
*30.. YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME, Bon Jovi (Mercury) (#1, Nov)
31.. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING, Billy Ocean (Jive) (#2, Feb)
*32.. WHEN I THINK OF YOU, Janet Jackson (A&M) (#1, Oct)
*33.. THESE DREAMS, Heart (Capitol) (#1, March)
34.. DON'T FORGET ME (When I'm Gone), Glass Tiger (Manhattan) (#2, Oct)
*35.. LIVE TO TELL, Madonna (Sire) (#1, June)
36.. MAD ABOUT YOU, Belinda Carlisle (I.R.S.) (#3, Aug)
37.. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, Level 42 (Polydor) (#7, May)
*38.. VENUS, Bananarama (London) (#1, Sept)
39.. DANCING ON THE CEILING, Lionel Richie (Motown) (#2, Sept)
40.. CONGA, The Miami Sound Machine (Epic) (#10, Feb)
*41.. TRUE COLORS, Cyndi Lauper (Portrait) (#1, Oct)
42.. DANGER ZONE, Kenny Loggins (Columbia) (#2, July)
43.. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY, Janet Jackson (A&M) (#4, May)
44.. NO ONE IS TO BLAME, Howard Jones (Elektra) (#4, July)
45.. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY, Sly Fox (Capitol) (#7, April)
46.. I DIDN'T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON, Robert Palmer (Island) (#2, Nov)
47.. WORDS GET IN THE WAY, The Miami Sound Machine (Epic) (#5, Sept)
48.. MANIC MONDAY, The Bangles (Columbia) (#2, April)
49.. WALK OF LIFE, Dire Straits (Warner Brothers) (#7, Jan)
*50.. AMANDA, Boston (MCA) (#1, Nov)
51.. TWO OF HEARTS, Stacey Q (Atlantic) (#3, Oct)
52.. CRUSH ON YOU, The Jets (MCA) (#3, June)
53.. IF YOU LEAVE, Orchestral Manoeuvers In the Dark (A&M) (#4, May)
*54.. INVISIBLE TOUCH, Genesis (Atlantic) (#1, July)
55.. THE SWEETEST TABOO, Sade (Portrait) (#5, March)
56.. WHAT YOU NEED, INXS (Atlantic) (#5, April)
57.. TALK TO ME, Stevie Nicks (Modern) (#4, Jan)
58.. NASTY, Janet Jackson (A&M) (#3, July)
59.. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, Eddie Money (Columbia) (#4, Nov)
60.. WE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE OUR CLOTHES OFF, Jermaine Stewart (Arista) (#5, Aug)
61.. ALL CRIED OUT, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force (Columbia) (#8, Oct)
62.. YOUR LOVE, The Outfield (Columbia) (#6, May)
63.. I'M YOUR MAN, Wham! (Columbia) (#3, Feb)
64.. PERFECT WAY, Scritti Politti (Warner Brothers) (#11, Dec 1985)
65.. LIVING IN AMERICA, James Brown (Scotti Brothers) (#4, Feb)
66.. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock), John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva) (#2, April)
67.. WHO'S JOHNNY, El DeBarge (Gordy) (#3, July)
68.. WORD UP, Cameo (Atlanta Artists) (#6, Nov)
69.. WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE, Van Halen (Warner Brothers) (#3, May)
70.. SILENT RUNNING (On Dangerous Ground), Mike + the Mechanics (Atlantic) (#6, March)
71.. TYPICAL MALE, Tina Turner (Capitol) (#2, Oct)
72.. SMALL TOWN, John Cougar Mellencamp.. (Riva) (#6, Dec 1985)
73.. TARZAN BOY, Baltimora (Manhattan) (#13, Feb)
74.. ALL I NEED IS A MIRACLE, Mike + the Mechanics (Atlantic) (#5, June)
75.. SWEET FREEDOM, Michael McDonald (MCA) (#7, Aug)
76.. TRUE BLUE, Madonna (Sire) (#3, Nov)
77.. RUMORS, The Timex Social Club (Jay) (#8, Aug)
78.. LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN, The Dream Academy (Warner Brothers) (#7, Feb)
79.. BAD BOYS, The Miami Sound Machine (Epic) (#8, May)
80.. SLEEPING BAG, Z.Z. Top (Warner Brothers) (#8, Dec 1985)
81.. TONIGHT SHE COMES, The Cars (Elektra) (#7, Jan)
82.. LOVE TOUCH, Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) (#6, Aug)
83.. A LOVE BIZARRE, Sheila E. (Paisley Park) (#11, March)
84.. THROWING IT ALL AWAY, Genesis (Atlantic) (#4, Oct)
85.. BABY LOVE, Regina (Atlantic) (#10, Sept)
86.. ELECTION DAY, Arcadia (Capitol) (#6, Dec 1985)
87 ..NIKITA, Elton John (Geffen) (#7, March)
88.. TAKE ME HOME, Phil Collins (Atlantic) (#7, May)
89.. WALK THIS WAY, Run-D.M.C. (Profile) (#4, Sept)
90.. SWEET LOVE, Anita Baker (Elektra) (#8, Nov)
91.. YOUR WILDEST DREAMS, The Moody Blues (Polydor) (#9, July)
92.. SPIES LIKE US, Paul McCartney (Capitol) (#7, Feb)
93.. OBJECT OF MY DESIRE, Starpoint (Elektra) (#25, Dec 1985)
94.. DREAMTIME, Daryl Hall (RCA) (#5, Oct)
95.. TENDER LOVE, The Force M.D.'s (Tommy Blue) (#10, April)
96.. KING FOR A DAY, The Thompson Twins (Arista) (#8, March)
97.. LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL, Lionel Richie (Motown) (#9, Nov)
98.. A DIFFERENT CORNER, George Michael (Columbia) (#7, June)
99.. I'LL BE OVER YOU, Toto (Columbia) (#11, Nov)
100.. GO HOME, Stevie Wonder (Tamla) (#10, Feb)