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1986 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1986, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  26 Day By Day 2 11   Jan 1986  
  Hooters  
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  27 American Storm 1 17   Apr 1986  
  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  
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  28 The Way It Is 1 1   Nov 1986  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
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  29 When The Heart Rules The Mind 2 18   May 1986  
  GTR  
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  30 Keep Your Hands To Yourself 1 2   Nov 1986  
  Georgia Satellites  
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  31 Addicted To Love 1 1   Mar 1986  
  Robert Palmer  
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  32 To Be A Lover 1 6   Oct 1986  
  Billy Idol  
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  33 Sanctify Yourself 2 10   Feb 1986  
  Simple Minds  
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  34 Best Of Both Worlds 2     May 1986  
  Van Halen  
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  35 Life In A Northern Town 1 3   Jan 1986  
  The Dream Academy  
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  36 Missionary Man 1 14   Aug 1986  
  Eurythmics  
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  37 My Baby 1 24   Dec 1986  
  The Pretenders  
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  38 Amanda 1 1   Oct 1986  
  Boston  
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  39 Wild Wild Life 3 9   Sep 1986  
  Talking Heads  
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  40 Somebody's Out There 2 17   Sep 1986  
  Triumph  
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  41 Your Wildest Dreams 3 2   Apr 1986  
  The Moody Blues  
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  42 Emotion In Motion 2 12   Sep 1986  
  Ric Ocasek  
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  43 We're Ready 3 13   Nov 1986  
  Boston  
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  44 Cool The Engines 3     Dec 1986  
  Boston  
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  45 Tuff Enuff 3 9   Apr 1986  
  The Fabulous Thunderbirds  
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  46 Like No Other Night 3 15   May 1986  
  38 Special  
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  47 Be Good To Yourself 2 13   Apr 1986  
  Journey  
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  48 Split Decision 2     Sep 1986  
  Steve Winwood  
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  49 Change In The Weather 3     Nov 1986  
  John Fogerty  
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  50 Rough Boy 2     Apr 1986  
  ZZ Top  
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