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 Republic of Ireland
11 January
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
1 March Chain Reaction Diana Ross
8 March
15 March Absolute Beginners David Bowie
22 March
29 March Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
5 April
12 April
19 April
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 Republic of Ireland
17 May The Chicken Song Spitting Image
24 May
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
12 July The Lady in Red Chris de Burgh Republic of Ireland
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August I Want to Wake Up with You Boris Gardiner
6 September
13 September Don't Leave Me This Way The Communards
20 September
27 September
4 October True Blue Madonna
11 October
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
15 November
22 November
29 November The Final Countdown Europe
6 December
13 December Caravan of Love The Housemartins
20 December
27 December
  • 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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