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Top Songs of 1986

1985 <-1986-> 1987
    

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1.
03/1986
308

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


2
UK
[MCA 52770]
written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
2.
06/1986
296

✫1
US
3
AC








✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1986]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1986]
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 05903]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
3.
02/1986
291

✫1
US




4
dance
6
R&B


✫1
UK
charted as Rock Me Amadeus / Vienna Calling in US dance charts
[A&M 2821]
written by Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland & Falco
4.
06/1986
288

✫1
US
16
AC


4
dance




✫1
UK
[Sire 28660]
written by Brian Elliot & Madonna
5.
10/1986
275

✫1
US








✫1
rock
4
UK
[Polygram 888184 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
6.
02/1986

Kiss by Prince

from Parade   Parade
275

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


6
UK
with The Revolution
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #461]
[Paisley Park 28751]
written by Prince
7.
10/1986
274

✫1
US
30
AC


6
dance




2
UK
8.
09/1986
268

✫1
US




46
dance




3
UK
[Columbia 06257]
written by Liam Sternberg
9.
08/1986
268

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


6
UK
[Columbia 06191]
written by Gregory Abbott
10.
08/1986
266

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance
3
R&B


8
UK
[A&M/Virgin 2861]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
11.
04/1986
266

✫1
US






29
R&B


2
UK
[R]
[Elektra 69564]
written by Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
12.
03/1986
265

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
R&B


8
UK
[Arista 9466]
written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser
13.
04/1986
264

✫1
US




✫1
dance
61
R&B
✫1
rock
4
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1987]
[Geffen 28718]
written by Peter Gabriel
14.
07/1986
263

3
US
2
AC








✫1
UK
[A&M 2848]
written by Chris de Burgh
15.
02/1986
260

3
US
38
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Atlantic 89446]
written by John Smith
16.
08/1986
257

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
rock
12
UK
[Chrysalis 43019]
written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
17.
04/1986
255

✫1
US
✫1
AC








2
UK
[Sire 28717]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
18.
06/1986
252

✫1
US
✫1
AC








3
UK
[from the movie The Karate Kid]
[Full Moon 28662]
written by Peter Cetera, David Foster & Diane Nini
19.
04/1986
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


12
UK
[Jive 9465]
written by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite (as Wayne Anton Braithwaite) & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
20.
12/1986
246

✫1
US
12
AC


✫1
dance




4
UK
[Sire 28508]
written by Madonna, Gardner Cole & Peter Rafelson
21.
08/1986
245

✫1
US
24
AC


37
dance


4
rock
4
UK
[Virgin 99481]
written by Nick Van Eede
22.
10/1986
244

2
US
37
AC


✫1
dance
7
R&B


3
UK
[EMI 50047]
written by Robbie Nevil, Duncan Pain & Mark Holding
23.
01/1986
244

2
US
10
AC






43
rock
2
UK
[Columbia 05757]
written by Prince (as Christopher)
24.
06/1986
243

✫1
US
7
AC






✫1
rock
13
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1987]
[Warner 28710 (Island)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
25.
02/1986
242

✫1
US




36
dance


✫1
rock
5
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards
[Island 7-99570]
written by Robert Palmer
26.
07/1986
242

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
rock
15
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5023]
written by Bruce Hornsby
27.
05/1986
240

✫1
US
3
AC






✫1
rock
15
UK
[Atlantic 89407]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
28.
08/1986
239

✫1
US
10
AC


✫1
dance
3
R&B


10
UK
[A&M 2855]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
29.
05/1986
235

✫1
US
29
AC


✫1
dance




8
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[London 886056]
written by Robbie van Leeuwen
30.
10/1986
232

3
US
5
AC


6
dance




✫1
UK
[Sire 7-28591]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
31.
04/1986
228

7
US
6
AC








✫1
UK
[Columbia 05888]
written by George Michael
32.
08/1986

Word Up by Cameo

from Word Up!   Word Up!
228

6
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[Atlanta Artists 884933 ]
written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
33.
01/1986
223

4
US
38
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[A&M 2812]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
34.
10/1986
217

9
US
10
AC








✫1
UK
[R]
[Atlantic 89361]
written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
35.
08/1986
217

✫1
US








9
rock
14
UK
[Polygram 884953 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
36.
11/1986
214

2
US
4
AC








8
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1988]
[MCA 52973]
written by James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
37.
07/1986
214

2
US
3
AC




6
R&B


7
UK
[Motown 1843]
written by Mike Frenchik, Lionel Richie & Carlos Rios
38.
10/1986
211

6
US
✫1
AC


12
dance




4
UK
[Mercury 888016]
written by Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery & Martin Jackson
39.
11/1986
209

✫1
US
✫1
AC
42
country


70
R&B




as Billy Vera & the Beaters
[R]
[live]
[Rhino 74403]
written by Billy Vera
40.
08/1986
208

✫1
US
5
AC








12
UK
[Portrait 06247]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
41.
09/1986
207

✫1
US
13
AC






✫1
rock
84
UK
[MCA 52756]
written by Tom Scholz
42.
11/1986
204

2
US




26
dance




7
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[Capitol 5648]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
43.
03/1986
202

3
US




4
dance
4
R&B


5
UK
[MCA 52774]
written by Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman
44.
03/1986
202

3
US








✫1
rock
8
UK
45.
06/1986
201

10
US
22
AC








✫1
UK
double A-side with Where Did Your Heart Go in the UK
[Columbia 06182]
written by George Michael
46.
01/1986

These Dreams by Heart

from Heart   Heart
196

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
rock
62
UK
[Capitol 5541]
written by Martin Page & Bernie Taupin
47.
07/1986
196

4
US




6
dance
8
R&B


8
UK
featuring Steve Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #287]
[Profile 5112]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
48.
07/1986
196

9
US




7
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Def Jam 06209]
written by Vincent F. Bell
49.
09/1986
194

✫1
US
17
AC






10
rock


[Chrysalis 43097]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
50.
06/1986
193

4
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock
22
UK
[Atlantic 89372]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
51.
03/1986
190

4
US
✫1
AC






20
rock
16
UK
[Elektra 69549]
written by Howard Jones
52.
07/1986
190

3
US
✫1
AC






25
rock
19
UK
[Atlantic 89316]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
53.
02/1986
190

5
US




41
dance
64
R&B


2
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9424]
written by Narada Michael Walden & Preston Glass
54.
03/1986
185

4
US




41
dance




3
UK
[Jive 1006]
written by Jon Astrop, Pete Q. Harris & Mark Shreeve
55.
03/1986
184

5
US




4
dance


2
rock
13
UK
[Columbia 05802 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Bob Relf (as Bobby Relf) & Earl Nelson
56.
07/1986
183

2
US




26
dance


41
rock
9
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards
[Island 7-99537]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
57.
10/1986
182

8
US








18
rock
✫1
UK
[Epic 34-06416]
written by Joey Tempest
58.
09/1986
182

✫1
US
✫1
AC








78
UK
[Full Moon 28597]
written by Bobby Caldwell & Paul Gordon
59.
07/1986
182

3
US
8
AC






9
rock
18
UK
[Atlantic 89290]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
60.
10/1986
181

2
US




4
dance


25
rock
76
UK
written by Nick Feldman & Jack Hues
61.
04/1986
180

3
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B


19
UK
[A&M 2830]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
62.
07/1986
180

2
US
✫1
AC




54
R&B




[USA Carrere 06122]
written by Jay Gruska & Paul Gordon
63.
06/1986
178

4
US








11
rock
14
UK
[Atlantic 89336]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
64.
10/1986
177

2
US








2
rock


[Elektra 69502]
written by Dan Baird
65.
06/1986
175

7
US
4
AC


8
dance
17
R&B


12
UK
[MCA 52857]
written by Rod Temperton
66.
08/1986
172

2
US
23
AC


11
dance
3
R&B


33
UK
charted as Typical Male / Don't Turn Around in US dance charts
[Capitol 5615]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
67.
09/1986
171

3
US
20
AC






✫1
rock
41
UK
[Chrysalis 43065]
written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper & Huey Lewis
68.
04/1986
170

3
US
18
AC


10
dance
✫1
R&B




[Gordy 1842]
written by Ina Wolf
69.
06/1986
170

8
US
3
AC




2
R&B


13
UK
[Elektra 69557]
written by Anita Baker, Gary Bias & Louis Johnson
70.
07/1986
164

2
US
30
AC






17
rock
29
UK
71.
08/1986
160

4
US








✫1
rock


featuring Ronnie Spector
[Columbia 38-06231]
written by Mike Leeson, Peter Vale, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector (as Phillip Spector)
72.
07/1986
159

3
US




4
dance
56
R&B




[Atlantic 89381]
written by John Mitchell, Sue Gatlin & Tim Greene
73.
10/1986
159

10
US
28
AC






✫1
rock
10
UK
[Sire 28630]
written by Chrissie Hynde
74.
11/1986
157

3
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


79
UK
[MCA 52968]
written by Rupert Holmes
75.
11/1986
157

3
US
2
AC










[Warner/Full Moon 28512]
written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Richard Baskin
76.
05/1986
157

2
US








7
rock
45
UK
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 38-05893]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
77.
08/1986
156

5
US
24
AC


36
dance


11
rock
28
UK
produced by David A. Stewart
[RCA 14387]
written by John Beeby & Daryl Hall
78.
11/1986
156

5
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


42
UK
[A&M 2877]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
79.
04/1986
155

8
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


13
UK
charted as Rumors / Vicious Rumors in US dance charts
[Jay 7001]
written by Marcus Thompson, Michael Marshall & Alex Hill
80.
11/1986
154

7
US








13
rock
13
UK
81.
03/1986
153

8
US
8
AC


10
dance
74
R&B


16
UK
[Epic 05805]
written by Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo & Rafael Vigil
82.
05/1986
153

6
US
5
AC






26
rock
27
UK
[Warner 7-28668]
written by Mike Chapman, Gene Black & Holly Knight
83.
05/1986
150

3
US
25
AC


21
dance






84.
06/1986
148

5
US
✫1
AC










[Epic 06120]
written by Gloria Estefan
85.
12/1986
148

7
US










11
UK
written by Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA & Rick Rubin
86.
08/1986
144

40
US




✫1
dance




✫1
UK
87.
12/1986
142

7
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B


17
UK
[Motown 1873]
written by Lionel Richie
88.
11/1986
142

8
US








4
rock
18
UK
as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
[live]
[Columbia 06432]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
89.
11/1986
137

3
US




4
dance




67
UK
[Portrait 37-06431]
written by Cyndi Lauper & Essra Mohawk
90.
07/1986
136

10
US
5
AC




✫1
R&B


49
UK
[Jive 9510]
written by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite (as Wayne Anton Braithwaite) & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
91.
10/1986
135

9
US
2
AC








31
UK
[Virgin 99425]
written by Nick Van Eede
92.
11/1986
135

10
US
35
AC


35
dance
2
R&B


30
UK
[Mercury 888074]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & The Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
93.
04/1986
135

12
US




12
dance




3
UK
[Polydor 883 956-7]
written by Wally Badarou, Boon Gould & Mark King
94.
01/1986
134

5
US




20
dance


3
rock
51
UK
[Atlantic 89460]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
95.
02/1986
133

5
US
7
AC


24
dance


6
rock
53
UK
[Atlantic 7-89450]
written by Mike Rutherford & Christopher Neil
96.
11/1986
133

8
US








3
rock
13
UK
[R]
[Geffen 7-28503]
written by Peter Gabriel
97.
08/1986
133

5
US








26
rock


written by Eric Kaz & Wendy Waldman
98.
10/1986
129

6
US








2
rock
22
UK
[Chrysalis 43024]
written by William Bell & Booker T. Jones
99.
06/1986
127

8
US






3
R&B




with Full Force featuring Paul Anthony & Bow Legged Lou
[Columbia 05844]
written by Full Force
100.
03/1986
127

4
US
24
AC








48
UK

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