List of number-one singles of 1986 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1986.

Week ending Song Artist
4 January Thank You Very Much Mr Eastwood Dermot Morgan
11 January Thank You Very Much Mr Eastwood Dermot Morgan
18 January The Sun Always Shines on T.V. a-ha
25 January Walk of Life Dire Straits
1 February Borderline Madonna
8 February Only Love Nana Mouskouri
15 February When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean
22 February When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean
1 March Chain Reaction Diana Ross
8 March Chain Reaction Diana Ross
15 March Absolute Beginners David Bowie
22 March Absolute Beginners David Bowie
29 March Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
5 April Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
12 April Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
19 April Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
26 April Rock Me Amadeus Falco
3 May Look Away Big Country
10 May Make It Work Christy Moore, Paul Doran and the Self Aid Band
17 May The Chicken Song Spitting Image
24 May The Chicken Song Spitting Image
31 May Rollin' Home Status Quo
7 June Holding Back the Years Simply Red
14 June Spirit in the Sky Doctor and the Medics
21 June The Edge of Heaven Wham!
28 June Papa Don't Preach Madonna
5 July Papa Don't Preach Madonna
12 July The Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
19 July Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
26 July Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
2 August Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
9 August Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
16 August Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
23 August Lady in Red Chris de Burgh
30 August I Want to Wake Up with You Boris Gardiner
6 September I Want to Wake Up with You Boris Gardiner
13 September Don't Leave Me This Way The Communards
20 September Don't Leave Me This Way The Communards
27 September Don't Leave Me This Way The Communards
4 October True Blue Madonna
11 October True Blue Madonna
18 October In the Army Now Status Quo
25 October All I Ask of You Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman
1 November Take My Breath Away Berlin
8 November Take My Breath Away Berlin
15 November Take My Breath Away Berlin
22 November Take My Breath Away Berlin
29 November The Final Countdown Europe
6 December The Final Countdown Europe
13 December Caravan of Love The Housemartins
20 December Caravan of Love The Housemartins
27 December Caravan of Love The Housemartins
  • 27 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "The Lady in Red" - Chris de Burgh (7)
  • Most weeks at No.1 (artist): Chris de Burgh (7)
  • Most No.1s: Madonna (3)

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