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1986 Number One Song Calendar

What was the number one song in 1986 on any date... when you were born... graduated... married... The answers for 1986 are below. Find a song for any year since 1960.


Pop Number One Songs in Tune Timeline order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 That's What Friends Are For 1   1-04-86  
  Dionne And Friends Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder  
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  2 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 1   1-25-86  
  Billy Ocean  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  3 The Sweetest Taboo 1   2-08-86  
  Sade  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  4 Kyrie 1 1   2-15-86  
  Mr. Mister  
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  5 How Will I Know 1   2-22-86  
  Whitney Houston  
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  6 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 1 1   3-01-86  
  Mike + The Mechanics  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  7 Sara 9 1   3-08-86  
  Starship  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  8 These Dreams 1 1   3-15-86  
  Heart  
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  9 Rock Me Amadeus 1   3-22-86  
  Falco  
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  10 Kiss 1   4-05-86  
  Prince And The Revolution  
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  11 Addicted To Love 1 1   4-12-86  
  Robert Palmer  
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  12 West End Girls 1   4-19-86  
  Pet Shop Boys  
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  13 Greatest Love Of All 1   5-03-86  
  Whitney Houston  
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  14 Live To Tell 1   5-24-86  
  Madonna  
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  15 On My Own 1   5-31-86  
  Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald  
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  16 There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) 1   6-14-86  
  Billy Ocean  
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  17 Holding Back The Years 1   6-21-86  
  Simply Red  
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  18 Sledgehammer 1 1   7-12-86  
  Peter Gabriel  
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  19 Glory Of Love 1   7-26-86  
  Peter Cetera  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  20 Papa Don't Preach 1   8-02-86  
  Madonna  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  21 Higher Love 1 1   8-23-86  
  Steve Winwood  
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  22 Dancing On The Ceiling 1   8-30-86  
  Lionel Richie  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 Take My Breath Away 1   9-06-86  
  Berlin  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  24 Words Get In The Way 1   9-13-86  
  Miami Sound Machine  
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  25 Stuck With You 4 1   9-20-86  
  Huey Lewis And The News  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) 10 1   9-27-86  
  Glass Tiger  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  27 When I Think Of You 1   10-04-86  
  Janet Jackson  
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  28 True Colors 1   10-18-86  
  Cyndi Lauper  
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  29 Human 1   11-01-86  
  The Human League  
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  30 You Give Love A Bad Name 1 1   11-08-86  
  Bon Jovi  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  31 Amanda 1 1   11-15-86  
  Boston  
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  32 The Next Time I Fall 1   11-22-86  
  Peter Cetera With Amy Grant  
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  33 The Way It Is 1 1   11-29-86  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  34 Walk Like An Egyptian 1   12-06-86  
  Bangles  
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  35 Shake You Down 1   12-27-86  
  Gregory Abbott  
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Related Song Features for 1986 Number One Song Calendar


1986 Number One Rock Songs

calendar of rock number one songs

1986 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1986 in order

1986 Rock Top 100 Songs

the top rock songs of 1980 in order

1986 One Hit Wonders

list of one-time top 20 makers and others with one well-known song

Number One Song Calendars

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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