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Top Songs of 1986

1985 <-1986-> 1987
    

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1.
02/1986
417

✫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
2.
06/1986
410

✫1
US
16
AC


4
dance




✫1
UK
[Sire 28660]
written by Brian Elliot & Madonna
3.
03/1986
409

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


2
UK
[MCA 52770]
written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
4.
06/1986
405

✫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
5.
04/1986
384

✫1
US
✫1
AC








2
UK
[Sire 28717]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
6.
04/1986
379

✫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
7.
10/1986
378

✫1
US
30
AC


6
dance




2
UK
8.
04/1986
363

✫1
US






29
R&B


2
UK
[R]
[Elektra 69564]
written by Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
9.
10/1986
361

3
US
5
AC


6
dance




✫1
UK
[Sire 7-28591]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
10.
12/1986
359

✫1
US
12
AC


✫1
dance




4
UK
[Sire 28508]
written by Madonna, Gardner Cole & Peter Rafelson
11.
06/1986
359

✫1
US
✫1
AC








3
UK
[from the movie The Karate Kid]
[Full Moon 28662]
written by Peter Cetera, David Foster & Diane Nini
12.
02/1986
359

3
US
38
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Atlantic 89446]
written by John Smith
13.
02/1986

Kiss by Prince

from Parade   Parade
356

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


6
UK
with The Revolution
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #461]
[Paisley Park 28751]
written by Prince
14.
07/1986
356

3
US
2
AC








✫1
UK
[A&M 2848]
written by Chris de Burgh
15.
08/1986
353

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


6
UK
[Columbia 06191]
written by Gregory Abbott
16.
10/1986
352

✫1
US








✫1
rock
4
UK
[Polygram 888184 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
17.
08/1986
350

✫1
US
24
AC


37
dance


4
rock
4
UK
[Virgin 99481]
written by Nick Van Eede
18.
08/1986
349

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance
3
R&B


8
UK
[A&M/Virgin 2861]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
19.
10/1986
349

2
US
37
AC


✫1
dance
7
R&B


3
UK
[EMI 50047]
written by Robbie Nevil, Duncan Pain & Mark Holding
20.
01/1986
345

2
US
10
AC






43
rock
2
UK
[Columbia 05757]
written by Prince (as Christopher)
21.
02/1986
342

✫1
US




36
dance


✫1
rock
5
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards
[Island 7-99570]
written by Robert Palmer
22.
09/1986
337

✫1
US




46
dance




3
UK
[Columbia 06257]
written by Liam Sternberg
23.
03/1986
331

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
R&B


8
UK
[Arista 9466]
written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser
24.
08/1986
326

✫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
25.
01/1986
323

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
26.
04/1986
317

✫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)
27.
08/1986
314

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
rock
12
UK
[Chrysalis 43019]
written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
28.
05/1986
314

✫1
US
29
AC


✫1
dance




8
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[London 886056]
written by Robbie van Leeuwen
29.
04/1986
305

7
US
6
AC








✫1
UK
[Columbia 05888]
written by George Michael
30.
08/1986

Word Up by Cameo

from Word Up!   Word Up!
302

6
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[Atlanta Artists 884933 ]
written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
31.
07/1986
302

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
rock
15
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5023]
written by Bruce Hornsby
32.
05/1986
302

✫1
US
3
AC






✫1
rock
15
UK
[Atlantic 89407]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
33.
06/1986
301

✫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
34.
07/1986
299

2
US
3
AC




6
R&B


7
UK
[Motown 1843]
written by Mike Frenchik, Lionel Richie & Carlos Rios
35.
03/1986
295

3
US




4
dance
4
R&B


5
UK
[MCA 52774]
written by Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman
36.
02/1986
287

5
US




41
dance
64
R&B


2
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9424]
written by Narada Michael Walden & Preston Glass
37.
10/1986
286

8
US








18
rock
✫1
UK
[Epic 34-06416]
written by Joey Tempest
38.
10/1986
285

9
US
10
AC








✫1
UK
[R]
[Atlantic 89361]
written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
39.
08/1986
279

✫1
US
5
AC








12
UK
[Portrait 06247]
written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
40.
10/1986
277

6
US
✫1
AC


12
dance




4
UK
[Mercury 888016]
written by Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery & Martin Jackson
41.
11/1986
276

2
US
4
AC








8
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1988]
[MCA 52973]
written by James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
42.
03/1986
273

4
US




41
dance




3
UK
[Jive 1006]
written by Jon Astrop, Pete Q. Harris & Mark Shreeve
43.
06/1986
273

10
US
22
AC








✫1
UK
double A-side with Where Did Your Heart Go in the UK
[Columbia 06182]
written by George Michael
44.
11/1986
270

2
US




26
dance




7
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[Capitol 5648]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
45.
08/1986
268

✫1
US








9
rock
14
UK
[Polygram 884953 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
46.
03/1986
258

3
US








✫1
rock
8
UK
47.
07/1986
257

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
48.
01/1986

These Dreams by Heart

from Heart   Heart
256

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
rock
62
UK
[Capitol 5541]
written by Martin Page & Bernie Taupin
49.
07/1986
254

9
US




7
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Def Jam 06209]
written by Vincent F. Bell
50.
07/1986
250

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
51.
04/1986
240

3
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B


19
UK
[A&M 2830]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
52.
09/1986
239

✫1
US
13
AC






✫1
rock
84
UK
[MCA 52756]
written by Tom Scholz
53.
08/1986
234

40
US




✫1
dance




✫1
UK
54.
09/1986
230

✫1
US
✫1
AC








78
UK
[Full Moon 28597]
written by Bobby Caldwell & Paul Gordon
55.
06/1986
230

4
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock
22
UK
[Atlantic 89372]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
56.
11/1986
228

✫1
US
✫1
AC
42
country


70
R&B




as Billy Vera & the Beaters
[R]
[live]
[Rhino 74403]
written by Billy Vera
57.
08/1986
228

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
58.
03/1986
227

5
US




4
dance


2
rock
13
UK
[Columbia 05802 (Rolling Stone)]
written by Bob Relf (as Bobby Relf) & Earl Nelson
59.
07/1986
224

3
US
✫1
AC






25
rock
19
UK
[Atlantic 89316]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
60.
03/1986
224

4
US
✫1
AC






20
rock
16
UK
[Elektra 69549]
written by Howard Jones
61.
07/1986
218

3
US
8
AC






9
rock
18
UK
[Atlantic 89290]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
62.
04/1986
216

12
US




12
dance




3
UK
[Polydor 883 956-7]
written by Wally Badarou, Boon Gould & Mark King
63.
09/1986
215

✫1
US
17
AC






10
rock


[Chrysalis 43097]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
64.
07/1986
210

2
US
30
AC






17
rock
29
UK
65.
04/1986
208

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
66.
06/1986
207

7
US
4
AC


8
dance
17
R&B


12
UK
[MCA 52857]
written by Rod Temperton
67.
06/1986
206

4
US








11
rock
14
UK
[Atlantic 89336]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
68.
10/1986
202

2
US




4
dance


25
rock
76
UK
written by Nick Feldman & Jack Hues
69.
05/1986
202

69
US




27
dance




✫1
UK
written by Norman Greenbaum
70.
11/1986
200

3
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


79
UK
[MCA 52968]
written by Rupert Holmes
71.
07/1986
200

2
US
✫1
AC




54
R&B




[USA Carrere 06122]
written by Jay Gruska & Paul Gordon
72.
05/1986
199

2
US








7
rock
45
UK
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 38-05893]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
73.
06/1986
199

8
US
3
AC




2
R&B


13
UK
[Elektra 69557]
written by Anita Baker, Gary Bias & Louis Johnson
74.
09/1986
195

3
US
20
AC






✫1
rock
41
UK
[Chrysalis 43065]
written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper & Huey Lewis
75.
12/1986
195

7
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B


17
UK
[Motown 1873]
written by Lionel Richie
76.
10/1986
194

2
US








2
rock


[Elektra 69502]
written by Dan Baird
77.
03/1986
194

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
78.
11/1986
192

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
188

3
US
18
AC


10
dance
✫1
R&B




[Gordy 1842]
written by Ina Wolf
80.
11/1986
188













✫1
UK
[R]
[re-entered UK charts after appearing in the BBC Two documentary series Arena]
written by Berry Gordy & Billy Davis [Roquel Davis] (as Tyran Carlo)
81.
05/1986
188













✫1
UK
82.
03/1986
188













✫1
UK
featuring Hank Marvin
[Comic Relief single]
written by Lionel Bart
83.
07/1986
188













✫1
UK
written by Ben Peters
84.
10/1986
188













✫1
UK
85.
12/1986
187













✫1
UK
86.
06/1986
187

42
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


5
UK
[Polydor 885106]
written by Gwen Guthrie
87.
03/1986
187

53
US








9
rock
2
UK
[EMI America 8308]
written by David Bowie
88.
10/1986
184

10
US
28
AC






✫1
rock
10
UK
[Sire 28630]
written by Chrissie Hynde
89.
10/1986
179







4
dance




2
UK
charted as Sometimes / It Doesn't Have to Be in US dance charts
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
90.
09/1986
176

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
91.
10/1986
175

6
US








2
rock
22
UK
[Chrysalis 43024]
written by William Bell & Booker T. Jones
92.
11/1986
175

8
US








3
rock
13
UK
[R]
[Geffen 7-28503]
written by Peter Gabriel
93.
11/1986
175

7
US








13
rock
13
UK
94.
08/1986
172

5
US
24
AC


36
dance


11
rock
28
UK
produced by David A. Stewart
[RCA 14387]
written by John Beeby & Daryl Hall
95.
03/1986
172

8
US
8
AC


10
dance
74
R&B


16
UK
[Epic 05805]
written by Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo & Rafael Vigil
96.
12/1986
172

7
US










11
UK
written by Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA & Rick Rubin
97.
11/1986
171

3
US




4
dance




67
UK
[Portrait 37-06431]
written by Cyndi Lauper & Essra Mohawk
98.
02/1986
169

5
US
7
AC


24
dance


6
rock
53
UK
[Atlantic 7-89450]
written by Mike Rutherford & Christopher Neil
99.
07/1986
168

83
US










2
UK
[Warner 28625]
written by Rod Stewart & Kevin Savigar
100.
11/1986
168

3
US
2
AC










[Warner/Full Moon 28512]
written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Richard Baskin

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