List of Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in 1986

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This is a list of singles that have peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1986.

All #1 singles that had all top ten weeks in 1986 had either only six or seven weeks in the top ten.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles which peaked in 1986
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
Singles from 1985
December 21 "That's What Friends Are For" Dionne and Friends 1 January 18 10
December 28 "Tonight She Comes" The Cars 7 January 11[1] 4
Singles from 1986
January 11 "Talk to Me"[1] Stevie Nicks 4 January 25 5
"Walk of Life" Dire Straits 7 January 25 4
January 18 "Burning Heart" Survivor 2 February 1 6
January 25 "I'm Your Man" Wham! 3 February 1 4
"My Hometown" Bruce Springsteen 6 January 25 2
"Spies Like Us" Paul McCartney 7 February 8 3
February 1 "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" Billy Ocean 2 February 15 5
"Go Home" Stevie Wonder 10 February 1 1
February 8 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston 1 February 15 6
"Kyrie" Mr. Mister 1 March 1 7
"Living in America" James Brown 4 March 1 5
"Conga" Miami Sound Machine 10 February 8 2
February 15 "The Sweetest Taboo" Sade 5 March 1 4
"Sara" Starship 1 March 15 7
February 22 "Life in a Northern Town" The Dream Academy 7 February 22 3
"Silent Running" Mike + the Mechanics 6 March 8 4
March 1 "Secret Lovers" Atlantic Starr 3 March 22 6
"These Dreams" Heart 1 March 22 6
March 8 "King for a Day" Thompson Twins 8 March 22 3
March 15 "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)" John Cougar Mellencamp 2 April 5 5
"Rock Me Amadeus" Falco 1 March 29 7
"Nikita" Elton John 7 March 22 4
March 22 "What You Need" INXS 5 April 12 5
"Kiss" Prince and the Revolution 1 April 19 7
March 29 "Let's Go All the Way" Sly Fox 7 April 12 4
"This Could Be the Night" Loverboy 10 March 29 1
April 5 "Manic Monday" The Bangles 2 April 19 5
"Addicted to Love" Robert Palmer 1 May 3 7
April 12 "West End Girls" Pet Shop Boys 1 May 10 7
"Harlem Shuffle" The Rolling Stones 5 May 3 5
"Tender Love" Force M.D.'s 10 April 12 2
April 19 "Why Can't This Be Love" Van Halen 3 May 17 5
April 26 "What Have You Done for Me Lately" Janet Jackson 4 May 17 6
"Your Love" The Outfield 6 May 10 4
"Take Me Home" Phil Collins 7 May 10 5
May 3 "Greatest Love of All" Whitney Houston 1 May 17 7
May 10 "Bad Boy" Miami Sound Machine 8 May 10 3
"If You Leave" Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 4 May 31 5
May 17 "Live to Tell" Madonna 1 June 7 6
May 24 "On My Own" Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald 1 June 14 7
"I Can't Wait" Nu Shooz 3 June 14 5
"All I Need Is a Miracle" Mike + the Mechanics 5 June 7 4
May 31 "Something About You" Level 42 7 May 31 3
"Is It Love" Mr. Mister 8 May 31 1
"Be Good to Yourself" Journey 9 May 31 1
June 7 "Crush on You" The Jets 3 June 21 5
"There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" Billy Ocean 1 July 5 7
"A Different Corner" George Michael 7 June 14 4
June 14 "No One Is to Blame" Howard Jones 4 July 5 5
June 21 "Holding Back the Years" Simply Red 1 July 12 6
"Who's Johnny" El DeBarge 3 July 5 5
"Nothin' at All" Heart 10 June 21 1
June 28 "Invisible Touch" Genesis 1 July 19 6
"Nasty" Janet Jackson 3 July 19 6
"Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel 1 July 26 7
July 5 "Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins 2 July 26 6
July 12 "Your Wildest Dreams" The Moody Blues 9 July 12 2
"Tuff Enuff" The Fabulous Thunderbirds 10 July 12 1
July 19 "Glory of Love" Peter Cetera 1 August 2 6
"Love Touch" Rod Stewart 6 August 9 4
July 26 "Papa Don't Preach" Madonna 1 August 16 7
"Mad About You" Belinda Carlisle 3 August 9 6
"Modern Woman" Billy Joel 10 July 26 1
August 2 "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" Jermaine Stewart 5 August 9 4
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" Pet Shop Boys 10 August 2 1
August 9 "Higher Love" Steve Winwood 1 August 30 6
"Venus" Bananarama 1 September 6 7
"Rumors" Timex Social Club 8 August 16 4
August 16 "Dancing on the Ceiling" Lionel Richie 2 September 13 8
"Take My Breath Away" Berlin 1 September 13 7
"The Edge of Heaven" Wham! 10 August 16 2
August 30 "Friends and Lovers" Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson 2 September 27 7
"Sweet Freedom" Michael McDonald 7 August 30 3
"Stuck with You" Huey Lewis and the News 1 September 20 7
September 6 "Words Get in the Way" Miami Sound Machine 5 September 20 3
"Walk This Way" Run–D.M.C. 4 September 27 5
September 13 "Baby Love" Regina 10 September 13 2
September 20 "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" Glass Tiger 2 October 11 5
"Dreamtime" Daryl Hall 5 October 4 4
September 27 "When I Think of You" Janet Jackson 1 October 11 6
"Two of Hearts" Stacey Q 3 October 11 4
"Love Zone" Billy Ocean 10 September 27 1
October 4 "Throwing It All Away" Genesis 4 October 11 4
"Typical Male" Tina Turner 2 October 18 6
October 11 "Heartbeat" Don Johnson 5 October 18 3
"True Colors" Cyndi Lauper 1 October 25 6
October 18 "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" Robert Palmer 2 November 8 5
"All Cried Out" Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam 8 October 25 3
"A Matter of Trust" Billy Joel 10 October 18 1
October 25 "Amanda" Boston 1 November 8 6
"Human" The Human League 1 November 22 7
"Sweet Love" Anita Baker 8 November 1 2
November 1 "True Blue" Madonna 3 November 15 5
"Take Me Home Tonight" Eddie Money 4 November 15 4
November 8 "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi 1 November 29 6
"Word Up!" Cameo 6 November 22 5
"The Rain" Oran "Juice" Jones 9 November 15 2
November 15 "The Next Time I Fall" Peter Cetera and Amy Grant 1 December 6 6
November 22 "Hip to Be Square" Huey Lewis and the News 3 December 6 5
"The Way It Is" Bruce Hornsby and the Range 1 December 13 8
"Love Will Conquer All" Lionel Richie 9 November 29 3
November 29 "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1 December 20 8
December 6 "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung 2 December 27 7
"To Be a Lover" Billy Idol 6 December 20 3
December 13 "Stand by Me" Ben E. King 9 December 20 4
December 27 "War" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 8 December 27 3
"Don't Get Me Wrong" The Pretenders 10 December 27 2

1985 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1986 which peaked in 1985
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
November 9 "Separate Lives" Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 1 November 30 9
November 16 "Broken Wings" Mr. Mister 1 December 7 9
November 30 "Election Day" Arcadia 6 December 14 6[1]
"Party All the Time" Eddie Murphy 2 December 28 9
December 7 "Say You, Say Me" Lionel Richie 1 December 21 9
December 14 "Alive and Kicking" Simple Minds 3 December 28 6
"I Miss You" Klymaxx 5 December 28 7
December 21 "Small Town" John Cougar Mellencamp 6 December 28 5

1987 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1986 which peaked in 1987
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
December 13 "Notorious" Duran Duran 2 January 10 6
"Shake You Down" Abbott, GregoryGregory Abbott 1 January 17 8
December 20 "C'est La Vie" Nevil, RobbieRobbie Nevil 2 January 17 7
December 27 "Control" Janet Jackson 5 January 24 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hot 100 Singles chart. Billboard. January 11, 1986. p. 69. Retrieved September 25, 2014.  Note: "Last week" (January 4, 1986) and "two weeks ago" (December 28, 1985) columns on chart show the exact same positions for any entry, except debuts, indicating January 4, 1986, was a frozen week.

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