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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

  76 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 6     Apr 1986  
  Elvis Costello  
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  77 Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 5     Oct 1986  
  The Police  
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  78 This Could Be The Night 6 8   Feb 1986  
  Loverboy  
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  79 It's Not You, It's Not Me 7     Nov 1986  
  KBC Band  
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  80 Touch The Night 8     Aug 1986  
  Neil Young  
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  81 Fire LIVE 9 28   Dec 1986  
  Bruce Springsteen  
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  82 Stereotomy 6     Feb 1986  
  The Alan Parsons Project  
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  83 Nothin' At All 7 8   May 1986  
  Heart  
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  84 What About Love 8 26   Nov 1986  
  'Til Tuesday  
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  85 Feel It Again 8 29   Mar 1986  
  Honeymoon Suite  
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  86 So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star 7     Jan 1986  
  Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers  
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  87 In The Shape Of A Heart 7     Jun 1986  
  Jackson Browne  
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  88 Yankee Rose 7 14   Jul 1986  
  David Lee Roth  
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  89 Back In The High Life Again 7 3   Dec 1986  
  Steve Winwood  
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  90 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) 10 1   Aug 1986  
  Glass Tiger  
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  91 Goodbye 9 12   Jan 1986  
  Night Ranger  
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  92 Shelter Me 9     Mar 1986  
  Joe Cocker  
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  93 Your Love 8 2   Mar 1986  
  The Outfield  
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  94 Rise 11     Mar 1986  
  Public Image Ltd.  
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  95 Wanted Dead Or Alive 11 2   Dec 1986  
  Bon Jovi  
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  96 Who Made Who 11     Jun 1986  
  AC/DC  
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  97 Shot In The Dark 8     Mar 1986  
  Ozzy Osbourne  
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  98 Fortunate Son LIVE 8     Apr 1986  
  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  
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  99 Quicksilver Lightning 8     Feb 1986  
  Roger Daltrey  
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  100 Take Me Home 9 2   Mar 1986  
  Phil Collins  
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Top 100 Rock Songs By Year

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