List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1986

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This is a list of the U.S. Billboard magazine Hot 100 number-one singles of 1986. The longest running number-one singles of 1986 are "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne and Friends and "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles, which each logged four weeks at number-one. "Walk Like an Egyptian" logged two weeks at number-one in 1986 and two more weeks at number-one in 1987, summing up to four weeks at the top. 1986 is the third largest number of number-one songs with 30 songs reaching the #1 spot.

Key
Best performing single of 1986 Indicates best-performing single of 1986
Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 4 "Say You, Say Me" Lionel Richie
January 11 [1]
January 18 "That's What Friends Are For" Dionne and Friends [2]
January 25 [3]
February 1 [4]
February 8 [5]
February 15 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston [6]
February 22 [7]
March 1 "Kyrie" Mr. Mister [8]
March 8 [9]
March 15 "Sara" Starship [10]
March 22 "These Dreams" Heart [11]
March 29 "Rock Me Amadeus" Falco [12]
April 5 [13]
April 12 [14]
April 19 "Kiss" Prince and the Revolution [15]
April 26 [16]
May 3 "Addicted to Love" Robert Palmer [17]
May 10 "West End Girls" Pet Shop Boys [18]
May 17 "Greatest Love of All" Whitney Houston [19][20]
May 24 [21][22]
May 31 [23][24]
June 7 "Live to Tell" Madonna [25][26]
June 14 "On My Own" Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald [27]
June 21 [28]
June 28 [29]
July 5 "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" Billy Ocean [30]
July 12 "Holding Back the Years" Simply Red [31]
July 19 "Invisible Touch" Genesis [32]
July 26 "Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel [33]
August 2 "Glory of Love" Peter Cetera [34]
August 9 [35]
August 16 "Papa Don't Preach" Madonna [36]
August 23 [37]
August 30 "Higher Love" Steve Winwood [38]
September 6 "Venus" Bananarama [39]
September 13 "Take My Breath Away" Berlin [40]
September 20 "Stuck with You" Huey Lewis and the News [41]
September 27 [42]
October 4 [43]
October 11 "When I Think of You" Janet Jackson [44]
October 18 [45]
October 25 "True Colors" Cyndi Lauper [46]
November 1 [47]
November 8 "Amanda" Boston [48]
November 15 [49]
November 22 "Human" The Human League [50]
November 29 "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi [51]
December 6 "The Next Time I Fall" Peter Cetera and Amy Grant [52]
December 13 "The Way It Is" Bruce Hornsby & the Range [53]
December 20 "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles [54]
December 27 [55]

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-01-24). "Streisand Takes 'Broadway Album' to Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
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  8. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-02-28). "Top Single and Album Give Mr. Mister Year's 1st Double". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  9. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-03-07). "Welcome to the Real World: Mr. Mister's 'Double' Gone". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  10. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-03-14). "2nd Straight Voyage to the Top of the Charts for Revitalized Starship". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-03-21). "Sweeter Voice Takes Heart Right to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  12. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-03-28). "Falco Ends U.S. Artist Tenure at the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-04-04). "Falco Keeps the Top Spot with 'Amadeus'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  14. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-04-11). "Falco Enjoys 3d Week Rockin' at the Top with 'Amadeus'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  15. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-04-19). "Prince 5th Artist to Hold Down Top 2 Spots". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  16. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-04-25). "Van Halen Finally Tops the Album Charts-So Let's Party". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  17. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-05-02). "Robert Palmer's Single, Album His Biggest Scores So Far". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-05-16). "No. 1 Spot Goes Double for Houston". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1986-05-24/hot-100
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  24. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1986-05-31/hot-100
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  29. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-06-27). "Ocean's 'Sad Songs' Tops 2 Charts but Falls Short on Main Pop List". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  30. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-07-05). "Janet Jackson, Billy Ocean Hit the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  31. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-07-11). "Simply Red-Hot Ballad Holds off Genesis". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  32. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-07-18). "'Invisible Touch' Pushes Genesis to Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  33. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-07-26). "Peter Gabriel Displaces ex-group at Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-08-01). "'Glory of Love' Steamrolls by 'Sledgehammer' to Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-08-15). "'Papa Don't Preach' Gives Madonna a No. 1 Answer". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  37. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-08-22). "Madonna Preaches Her Message to Appreciative Worldwide Audience". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  38. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-08-29). "'Higher Love' Takes Briton Steve Winwood to a New Plateau on Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  39. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-09-06). "After 16 Years, Bananarama Puts 'Venus' Back on Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-09-12). "'Top Gun' Movie Shoots Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away' to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  41. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-09-19). "Good News for Huey Lewis: 'Stuck with You' Works Way to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
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  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-10-25). "Lauper's 'True Colors' Outshines Turner's 'Typical Male'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  47. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-10-31). "After 8 Years, Boston Revisits the Top Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-31. 
  48. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-11-07). "Boston Beans The Competition With 'Third Stage'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  51. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-11-28). "Bruce Springsteen's 5-Record Live Package Stars at the Top of the Heap". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
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  53. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-12-12). "Bruce Hornsby's Range Finds a Home in No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  54. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-12-19). "Bangles 'Walk Like an Egyptian' Past Range to No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  55. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1986-12-26). "Bangles' 'Walk' Keeps a Foothold on No. 1 Over Wang Chung's 'Fun'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30.