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Top R&B Songs of 1986

1985 <-1986-> 1987


  

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On My Own
1.
03/1986
307

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


2
UK
[MCA 52770]
written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
Rock Me Amadeus
2.
02/1986
294

✫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
3.
02/1986

Kiss by Prince

from Parade   Parade
274

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


6
UK
with The Revolution
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #461]
[Paisley Park 28751]
written by Prince
Shake You Down
4.
08/1986
268

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


6
UK
[Columbia 06191]
written by Gregory Abbott
Sledgehammer
5.
04/1986
266

✫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
6.
08/1986
265

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance
3
R&B


8
UK
[A&M 2861]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Holding Back the Years
7.
04/1986
265

✫1
US






29
R&B


2
UK
[R]
[Elektra 69564]
written by Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
Greatest Love of All
8.
03/1986
263

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
R&B


8
UK
[Arista 9466]
written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser
I Can't Wait
9.
03/1986
259

3
US
38
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Atlantic 89446]
written by John Smith
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
10.
04/1986
249

✫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)
C'est la vie
11.
10/1986
247

2
US
37
AC


✫1
dance
7
R&B


3
UK
[EMI 50047]
written by Robbie Nevil, Duncan Pain & Mark Holding
When I Think of You
12.
08/1986
241

✫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
13.
08/1986

Word Up by Cameo

from Word Up!   Word Up!
227

6
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[Atlanta Artists 884933 ]
written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
What Have You Done for Me Lately
14.
02/1986
225

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
15.
07/1986
217

2
US
3
AC




6
R&B


7
UK
[Motown 1843]
written by Mike Frenchik, Lionel Richie & Carlos Rios
16.
11/1986
207

✫1
US
✫1
AC
42
country


70
R&B




as Billy Vera & the Beaters
[R]
[live]
[Rhino 74403]
written by Billy Vera
Crush on You
17.
04/1986
204

3
US




4
dance
4
R&B


5
UK
[MCA 52774]
written by Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman
18.
09/1986
195

9
US




7
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Columbia 06209 (Def Jam)]
written by Vincent F. Bell
Walk This Way
19.
07/1986
194

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
We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
20.
05/1986
191

5
US




41
dance
64
R&B


2
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 1-9424]
written by Narada Michael Walden & Preston Glass
Nasty
21.
05/1986
182

3
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B


19
UK
[A&M 2830]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
Friends and Lovers
22.
07/1986
178

2
US
✫1
AC




54
R&B




[Carrere 06122]
written by Jay Gruska & Paul Gordon
Sweet Freedom
23.
06/1986
174

7
US
4
AC


8
dance
17
R&B


12
UK
[MCA 52857]
written by Rod Temperton
Typical Male
24.
08/1986
173

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
Who's Johnny
25.
04/1986
169

3
US
18
AC


10
dance
✫1
R&B




[Gordy 1842]
written by Ina Wolf
Sweet Love
26.
06/1986
169

8
US
3
AC




2
R&B


13
UK
[Elektra 69557]
written by Anita Baker, Gary Bias & Louis Johnson
You Got It All
27.
11/1986
159

3
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


79
UK
[MCA 52968]
written by Rupert Holmes
Two of Hearts
28.
07/1986
158

3
US




4
dance
56
R&B




[Atlantic 89381]
written by John Mitchell, Sue Gatlin & Tim Greene
Control
29.
11/1986
157

5
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


42
UK
[A&M 2877]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
Rumors
30.
06/1986
157

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
Bad Boy
31.
03/1986
152

8
US
8
AC


10
dance
74
R&B


16
UK
32.
02/1986
145

10
US
2
AC




4
R&B


23
UK
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
33.
12/1986
144

7
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B


17
UK
[Motown 1873]
written by Lionel Richie
34.
07/1986
134

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)
35.
11/1986
134

10
US
35
AC


35
dance
2
R&B


30
UK
[Polygram 888074 (Mercury)]
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
36.
07/1986
125

8
US






3
R&B




37.
03/1986
125

12
US
11
AC


4
dance
87
R&B


7
UK
charted as Move Away / Sexuality in US dance charts
[Virgin/Epic 05847]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss & Phil Pickett
Baby Love
38.
06/1986
122

10
US




✫1
dance
30
R&B




[Atlantic 89417]
written by Stephen Bray, Regina [Regina Richards] & Mary Kessler
39.
10/1986
119

9
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


45
UK
[Motown 1866]
written by Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent
40.
07/1986
110

42
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


5
UK
written by Gwen Guthrie
41.
11/1986
109

15
US
7
AC


27
dance
✫1
R&B


24
UK
[Epic 06523]
written by Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.
42.
11/1986
100

21
US






5
R&B


8
UK
[21 Records 99497]
written by Donna Allen, Emridge Jones & Lou Pace (as Louis Pace)
Love You Down
43.
11/1986
98

9
US
24
AC




✫1
R&B




[MCA 52947]
written by Melvin Riley
Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)
44.
09/1986
98

78
US




✫1
dance
23
R&B


3
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman ; charted as Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) / System in US dance charts
[Atlantic 89329]
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
45.
05/1986
93

13
US
2
AC




2
R&B




[A&M 2814]
written by Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
Overjoyed
46.
02/1986
91

24
US
✫1
AC




8
R&B


17
UK
[Tamla 1832]
written by Stevie Wonder
47.
10/1986
88

16
US
✫1
AC




10
R&B


34
UK
[Jive 9540]
written by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite (as Wayne Anton Braithwaite) & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
Can't Wait Another Minute
48.
04/1986
86

41
US




5
dance
7
R&B


7
UK
[RCA 14422]
written by Sue Sheridan & Paul Chiten
49.
11/1986

Candy by Cameo

from Word Up!   Word Up!
84

21
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B


27
UK
[Atlanta Artists 888193 ]
written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
50.
02/1986
70

16
US
5
AC




14
R&B


96
UK
51.
01/1986
70

22
US
21
AC


4
dance
9
R&B


54
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 1-9453]
written by Beppe Cantarelli & Roy Freeland
52.
12/1986
70









8
R&B


4
UK
[Total Experience 2700]
written by Lonnie Simmons & Rudy Taylor
53.
09/1986
69

42
US






7
R&B


8
UK
[Solar 69525]
written by Bo Watson & June Watson Williams
The Finest
54.
03/1986
69

44
US




8
dance
2
R&B


17
UK
55.
09/1986
67

21
US




11
dance
7
R&B




[Motown 1858]
written by Nick Mundy, Franne Golde & Paul Fox
56.
12/1986
64

28
US
17
AC


19
dance
2
R&B


46
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9547]
written by Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, Preston Glass & Lisa Walden (as Anukampa Lisa Walden)
Point of No Return
57.
07/1986
64

28
US




✫1
dance
36
R&B


48
UK
[Atlantic 89392]
written by John Smith & Valerie Day
58.
03/1986
63

20
US
6
AC




8
R&B


89
UK
[Portrait 05846]
written by Sade Adu & Stuart Matthewman
59.
07/1986
62

15
US




18
dance
43
R&B


86
UK
[from the movie Running Scared]
[MCA 52841]
written by Rod Temperton
60.
07/1986
58

29
US






7
R&B


26
UK
[MCA 52877]
written by Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
61.
05/1986

Mountains by Prince

from Parade   Parade
58

23
US




11
dance
15
R&B


45
UK
with The Revolution
[Paisley Park 28711]
written by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman & Prince
Earth Angel
62.
08/1986
57

21
US






3
R&B




[MCA 52905]
written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin & Gaynel Hodge
63.
12/1986
57

27
US


9
country
9
dance
17
R&B




as Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White
[Warner 28588]
written by Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers
64.
03/1986
56







18
dance
17
R&B


7
UK
written by Whistle, Kangol Kid (as The Kangol Kid) & Howie Tee
65.
09/1986
55

21
US




33
dance
20
R&B
36
rock
58
UK
produced by Keith Richards
[Arista 9529]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
66.
04/1986
54

22
US




9
dance
25
R&B




[Manhattan 50028]
written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Jeff Pescetto & David Grant
67.
06/1986
53

69
US




34
dance
3
R&B


16
UK
If I Say Yes
68.
11/1986
50

67
US




26
dance
13
R&B


15
UK
[RCA 5083]
written by Michael Margules (as Michael Jay) & Marvin Morrow
You Be Illin'
69.
10/1986
50

29
US




44
dance
12
R&B


42
UK
written by DJ Run (as Joseph Simmons), DMC (as Darryl McDaniels) & Jam Master Jay (as Jason Mizell)
70.
10/1986
48

48
US




2
dance
4
R&B


76
UK
produced by Jellybean
[Motown 1859]
written by Arnie Roman & Stephen Lunt (as Stephen Broughton Lunt)
Two People
71.
11/1986
48

30
US
12
AC




18
R&B


43
UK
[Capitol 5644]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
72.
02/1986
47







✫1
dance
7
R&B


24
UK
[MCA 52773]
written by Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman
73.
11/1986
45

33
US
27
AC


7
dance
17
R&B


78
UK
[RCA 5062]
written by Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
74.
02/1986
44







31
dance
65
R&B


8
UK
featuring Carol Kenyon
[Chrysalis 42965]
written by Paul Hardcastle
Caught Up in the Rapture
75.
10/1986
43

37
US
9
AC




6
R&B




[Elektra 69511]
written by Garry Glenn & Dianne Quander
76.
02/1986
42

38
US




16
dance
3
R&B




[MCA 52768]
written by Christine Perren & Richard Wyatt Jr.
77.
08/1986
42









72
R&B


8
UK
[Cooltempo 43029]
written by Tony Etoria
78.
10/1986
40

41
US






✫1
R&B


73
UK
[Capitol 5616]
written by Freddie Jackson & Paul Laurence
79.
10/1986
40

53
US




12
dance
2
R&B




featuring Sly Stone
[A&M 2878]
written by Jesse Johnson
80.
03/1986
40

57
US
11
AC




4
R&B


48
UK
[A&M 2822]
written by Hamish Stuart
81.
06/1986
40









24
R&B


11
UK
82.
04/1986
38







6
dance
69
R&B


16
UK
written by Joyce Sims
83.
12/1986
37







45
dance
9
R&B


14
UK
84.
10/1986
36

65
US






2
R&B


43
UK
[Polydor 885358]
written by Dennis Lambert, Andy Goldmark & Franne Golde
Do Me Baby
85.
01/1986
36

46
US






✫1
R&B




[Capitol 5523]
written by André Cymone & Prince
I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)
86.
11/1986
36

69
US




4
dance
9
R&B


56
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
written by Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley
87.
09/1986
35







42
dance
✫1
R&B


27
UK
[MCA 52976]
written by Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene & Steve Nichol
Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble
88.
09/1986
35

57
US






81
R&B


21
UK
as DJ Jazzy & the Fresh Prince
[novelty]
[Word-Up 001]
written by Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeff Townes)
89.
08/1986
34

43
US
8
AC




7
R&B




90.
07/1986
32

57
US






3
R&B


60
UK
[Epic 06129]
written by Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.
Anotherloverholenyohead
91.
07/1986
32

63
US




21
dance
18
R&B


36
UK
charted as Anotherloverholeinyohead / Girls & Boys in US dance charts
[Paisley Park 28620]
written by Prince
92.
07/1986
32

53
US




11
dance
21
R&B


52
UK
[Warner 28671]
written by David Gamson & Green Gartside
93.
05/1986
31







✫1
dance
61
R&B


32
UK
[Sleeping Bag 19]
written by John Fair
Girlfriend
94.
10/1986
31

57
US






✫1
R&B




[MCA 52866]
written by Larry White, Lee Peters & Kirk Crumpler
95.
10/1986
31

33
US
21
AC




91
R&B




produced by David A. Stewart
[RCA 5219]
written by Daryl Hall
96.
11/1986
30









16
R&B


19
UK
Your Smile
97.
03/1986
30

62
US




47
dance
✫1
R&B




charted as Your Smile / Drive My Love in US dance charts
[Mercury 884 271-7]
written by René Moore & Angela Winbush
98.
04/1986
30

70
US




✫1
dance
71
R&B




produced by Jellybean
[A&M 2825]
written by E.G. Daily, Stephen Bray & Toni C.
99.
04/1986
29

56
US




6
dance
9
R&B




[Motown 1833]
written by Robbie Nevil & Tommy Faragher
100.
03/1986
29

46
US




13
dance
11
R&B




[Elektra 69561]
written by Ernesto Phillips & Keith Diamond

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