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RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1986 PDF Print E-mail
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Dec 26, 2017 at 02:21 PM
RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1986


Pos.-Title-Artist-Label-Peak Month 
  1 STUCK WITH YOU-HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS-CHRYSALIS-SEPTEMBER                544
  2 THE WAY IT IS-BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE-RCA-December                                   514
  3 LIVE TO TELL-MADONNA-SIRE-May                                                          502
  4 WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN-BANGLES-Columbia-December                                        498
  5 THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR-DIONNE WARWICK & FRIENDS-Arista-January                    496
  6 GLORY OF LOVE-PETER CETERA-Warner Brothers-July                                        488
  7 HIGHER LOVE-STEVE WINWOOD-Island-August                                                486
  8 THESE DREAMS-Heart-Capitol-March                                                       476
  9 EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT-Wang Chung-Geffen-December                                  476
 10 SLEDGEHAMMER-Peter Gabriel-Geffen-July                                                 474
 11 Kyrie-Mr.Mister-RCA-February                                                           472
 12 Amanda-Boston-MCA-November                                                             468
 13 Dancing On The Ceiling-Lionel Richie-Motown-September                                  466
 14 Papa Don't Preach-Madonna-Sire-August                                                  454
 15 How Will I Know-Whitney Houston-Arista-February                                        448
 16 The Greatest Love Of All-Whitney Houston-Arista-May                                    444
 17 Invisible Touch-Genesis-Atlantic-July                                                  442
 18 West End Girls-Pet Shop Boys-EMI America-April                                         434
 19 Burning Heart-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-January                                         430
 20 On My Own-Patti Austin & Michael McDonald-MCA-June                                     422
 21 Sara-Starship-Grunt-February                                                           420
 22 True Colors-Cyndi Lauper-Portrait-October                                              420
 23 Human-Human League-A&M-November                                                        412
 24 No One Is To Blame-Howard Jones-Elektra-June                                           410
 25 There'll Be Sad Songs-Billy Ocean-Jive-June                                            408
 26 Rock Me Amadeus-Falco-A&M-March                                                        408
 27 Take Me Home-Phil Collins-Atlantic-May                                                 388
 28 The Next Time I Fall-Peter Cetera & Amy Grant-Warner Brothers-November                 380
 29 When I Think Of You-Janet Jackson-A&M-October                                          376
 30 Kiss-Prince-Paisley Park-April                                                         372
 31 Throwing It All Away-Genesis-Atlantic-October                                          370
 32 Addicted To Love-Robert Palmer-Island-April                                            368
 33 Why Can't This Be Love-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-May                                   366
 34 Take My Breath Away-Berlin-Columbia-August                                             366
 35 Is This Love-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-December                                         366
 36 Hip To Be Square-Huey Lewis & The News-Chrysalis-November                              364
 37 I'm Your Man-Wham!-Columbia-January                                                    362
 38 What You Need-Inxs-Atlantic-March                                                      352
 39 True Blue-Madonna-Sire-November                                                        350
 40 R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.-John Cougar Mellencamp-Riva-March                               350
 41 Secret Lovers-Atlantic Starr-A&M-March                                                 348
 42 Venus-Bananarama-Polygram-August                                                       348
 43 Talk To Me-Stevie Nicks-Modern-January                                                 344
 44 When The Going Gets Tough-Billy Ocean-Jive-January                                     342
 45 I Didn't Mean To Turn You On-Robert Palmer-Island-October                              342
 46 If You Leave-Orchestral Manuvers In The Dark-A&M-May                                   340
 47 Friends & Lovers-Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson-USA Carrere-October                     332
 48 All I Need Is A Miracle-Mike & Mechanics-Atlantic-May                                  330
 49 I Can't Wait-Nu Shooz-Atlantic-June                                                    326
 50 Dreamtime-Daryl Hall-RCA-September                                                     326
 51 Love Touch-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-July                                            324
 52 Mad About You-Belinda Carlisle-I.R.S.-August                                           324
 53 Typical Male-Tina Turner-Capitol-October                                               322
 54 Nasty-Janet Jackson-A&M-July                                                           320
 55 Walk Of Life-Dire Straits-Warner Brothers-January                                      320
 56 Don't Get Me Wrong-Pretenders-Warner Brothers-December                                 318
 57 Don't Forget Me(When I'm Gone)-Glass Tiger-Manhattan-September                         306
 58 You Give Love A Bad Name-Bon Jovi-Polygram-November                                    304
 59 Holding Back The Years-Simply Red-Elektra-June                                         302
 60 Danger Zone-Kenny Loggins-Columbia-July                                                298
 61 Manic Monday-Bangels-Columbia-April                                                    280
 62 Life In A Northern Town-Dream Academy-Warner Brothers-February                         276
 63 Take Me Home Tonight-Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector-Atlantic-November                    270
 64 Who's Johnny-El Debarge-Motown-June                                                    268
 65 Silent Running-Mike & Mechanics-Atlantic-February                                      266
 66 King For A Day-Thompson Twins-Arista-March                                             258
 67 Harlem Shuffle-Rolling Stones-Rolling Stone-April                                      258
 68 Let's Go All The Way-Sly Fox-Capitol-April                                             246
 69 Is It Love-Mr. Mister-RCA-May                                                          244
 70 Your Love-Outfield-Columbia-April                                                      236
 71 Crush On You-Jets-A&M-June                                                             232
 72 Living In America-James Brown-Scotti Brothers-February                                 230
 73 Heartbeat-Don Johnson-Epic-October                                                     226
 74 We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off-Jeramaine Stewart-Arista-August                  220
 75 Sweet Freedom-Michael McDonald-MCA-August                                              220
 76 The Sweetest Taboo-Sade-Portrait-February                                              220
 77 Nikita-Elton John-Geffen-March                                                         218
 78 My Hometown-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-January                                         214
 79 Rumors-Timex Social Club-Jay-August                                                    206
 80 I'll Be Over You-Toto-Columbia-November                                                202
 81 Love Will Conquer All-Lionel Richie-Motown-November                                    202
 82 Edge Of Heaven-Wham!-Columbia-August                                                   202
 83 Words Get In The Way-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-September                                196
 84 Something About You-Level 42-Polydor-May                                               194
 85 Word Up-Cameo-Polygram-November                                                        194
 86 To Be A Lover-Billy Idol-Chrysalis-November                                            176
 87 Sweet Love-Anita Baker-Elektra-October                                                 174
 88 What Have You Done For Me Lately-Janet Jackson-A&M-May                                 172
 89 Heaven In Your Eyes-Loverboy-Columbia-September                                        172
 90 Nothin' At All-Heart-Capitol-June                                                      168
 91 This Could Be The Night-Loverboy-Columbia-March                                        168
 92 You Know I Love You... Don't You?-Howard Jones-December                                168
 93 Be Good To Yourself-Journey-Columbia-May                                               166
 94 Tender Love-Force MDs-Warner Brothers-April                                            164
 95 Spies Like Us-Paul McCartney-Capitol-January                                           162
 96 Modern Woman-Billy Joel-Epic-July                                                      160
 97 Bad Boy-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-April                                                 158
 98 Baby Love-Regina-Atlantic-September                                                    158
 99 Opportunities(Let's Make Lots Of Money)-Pet Shop Boys-EMI America-July                 158
100 Walk This Way-Run D.MC-Profile-September                                               156
101 Love Zone-Billy Ocean-Jive-September                                                   154
102 Two Of Hearts-Stacy Q-Atlantic-September                                               126
103 All Cried Out-Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force-Columbia-October                    122
104 A Different Corner-George Michael-Columbia-June                                        120
105 A Love Bizarre-Sheila E.-Paisley Park-February                                         116
106 War-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-December                                                112
107 Your Wildest Dreams-Moody Blues-Polydor-July                                           110
108 Sanctify Yourself-Simple Minds-A&M-March                                               110
109 The Rain-Oran "Juice" Jones-Def Jam-November                                           110
110 Tuff Enuff-Fabulous Thunderbirds-CBS Associated-June                                   110
111 I Can't Wait-Stevie Nicks-Modern-March                                                 110
112 It's Only Love-Bryan Adams & Tina Turner-A&M-January                                   106
113 Go Home-Stevie Wonder-Tamla-January                                                     82
114 I Wanna Be A Cowboy-Boys Don't Cry-Profile-June                                         72
115 Move Away-Culture Club-Virgin/Epic-May                                                  72
116 Conga-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-February                                                 70   
117 I Think It's Love-Jermaine Jackson-Arista-April                                         70
118 Russians-Sting-A&M-February                                                             70
119 Love Walks In-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-September                                       68
120 Like No Other Night-.38 Special-A&M-July                                                36
121 Girl Can't Help It-Journey-Columbia-October                                             34
122 Suzanne-Journey-Columbia-August                                                         34
123 Vienna Calling-Falco-A&M-June                                                           34

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