Pop Culture Madness!
1921 Music Charts

1986 Music Charts

<< 1985

1986's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Sade (1985 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1986)
Phil Collins (Grammy for Album of the Year)
We Are The World - USA For Africa
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Ozzie Osbourne (solo), Jennifer rush, Art of Noise, Miami Sound Machine, Anita Baker, Simply Red, Bangles, The Cure

1986's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
2. Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
3. The Rain - Oran Juice Jones
4. Hands Across America - Voices Of America
5. If You Leave - OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)
6. Something About You - Level 42
7. Heartbeat - Don Johnson
8. Caravan of Love - Isley, Jasper, Isley
9. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
10. Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring

1986's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. One Step Closer To You - Gavin Christopher
2. The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3
3. The Rain - Oran 'Juice' Jones
4. Tough Enough - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
5. The Captain of Her Heart - Double
6. Don Quichotte - Magazine 60
7. Life In A Northern Town - The Dream Academy
8. I Wanna Be A Cowboy - Boy's Don't Cry
9. Jungle Boy - John Eddie
10. Digging Your Scene - The Blow Monkeys

1986's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Kiss - Prince
2. How Ill i Know - Whitney Houston
3. Word Up - Cameo
4. Sidewalk Talk - Jellybean with Madonna
5. The Men All Pause - Klymaxx
6. For Tonight - Nancy Martinez
7. Let's Go All The Way - Sly Fox
8. Sex Shooter - Apollonia 6
9. Crazay - Jesse Johnson
10. Don Quichotte - Magazine 60

More of 1986's Dance Top Hits

  Under The Influence - Vanity

1986's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
2. Venus - Bananrama
3. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith
4. Higher Love - Steve Winwood
5. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
6. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E
7. Rumors - Timex Social Club
8. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
9. Everybody Dance - Ta Mara and the Seen
10. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung

More of 1986's Pop Dance Top Hits

  One Step Closer To You - Gavin Christopher

1986's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Burning Heart - Survivor
2. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
3. Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector
4. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
5. Manic Monday - The Bangles
6. Invisible Touch - Genesis
7. Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds
8. Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone - Glass Tiger
9. Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
10. These Dreams - Heart

1986's Alternative Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
2. The Future's So Bright I Gotta wear Shades - Tumbuk 3
3. If You Leave - OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
4. Something About You - Level 42
5. Pretty In Pink - Psychedelic Furs
6. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
7. Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy
8. Live Is Life - Opus
9. Once In A Lifetime (Live) - Talking Heads
10. Pleasure and Pain - Divinyls

More of 1986's Alternative Rock Hits

1. Paranomia - Art of Noise with Max Headroom

1986's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Walk nof Life - Dire Straites
2. Shot In The Dark - Ozzie Osbourne
3. Like A Rock - Bob Seger
4. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
5. You're a Friend Of Mine - Clarence Clemmons and Jackson Brown
6. Love Walks In - Van Halen
7. War - Bruce Springsteen
8. Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) - Mike + The Mechanics
9. Freedom Overspill - Steve Winwood
10. I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock and Roll - Nick Lowe

More of 1986's top Album Rock Songs

  The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues
  Welcome To The Boomtown - David and David

1986's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
2. What Have You Done For Me Lately - Janet Jackson
3. Conga - Miami Sound Machine
4. True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
5. True Blue - Madonna
6. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
7. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
8. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
9. Two Of Hearts - Stacy Q
10. I Like You - Phyllis Nelson

PCM's 1986 Top 10 Hit List

1. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
2. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
3. Kiss - Prince
4. Walk This Way - Run D.M.C./Aerosmith
5. Living In America - James Brown
6. You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
7. Take My Breath Away - Berlin
8. Burning Heart - Survivor
9. Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
10. The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Check Out the Full PCM 1986
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
Send Your suggestions and corrections to -PCM Song Suggestions

More 1986 Trivia:

1986 Oscars
1986 Grammy Winners
1986 In History

Pop Culture News

PopCultureMadness.com is the center of the Pop Culture Madness network - your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2016 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!
Also, since we don't "sell out" to those Pop-up advertisers, and we're too proud (so far) to ask for donations, we'd like to proudly point out some of our carefully chosen advertisers throughout the site. They have some cool stuff that should be sitting in your room, or wrapped like a present for a friend.
Please check 'em out!

pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

Privacy Statement/Contact

TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.