1986 Number One Hits

December 21, 1985 – January 17, 1986:
Say You, Say Me – Lionel Richie
January 18 – February 14:
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
February 15 – February 28:
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
March 1 – March 14:
Kyrie – Mr. Mister
March 15 – March 21:
Sara – Starship
March 22 – March 28:
These Dreams – Heart
March 29 – April 18:
Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
April 19 – May 2:
Kiss – Prince
May 3 – May 9:
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
May 10 – May 16:
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
May 17 – June 6:
Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
June 7 – June 13:
Live to Tell – Madonna
June 14 – July 4:
On My Own – Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
July 5 – July 11:
There’ll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry) – Billy Ocean
July 12 – July 18:
Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
July 19 – July 25:
Invisible Touch – Genesis
July 26 – August 1:
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
August 2 – August 15:
Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
August 16 – August 29:
Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
August 30 – September 5:
Higher Love – Steve Winwood
September 6 – September 12:
Venus – Bananarama
September 13 – September 19:
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
September 20 – October 10:
Stuck with You – Huey Lewis & the News
October 11 – October 24:
When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
October 25 – November 7:
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
November 8 – November 21:
Amanda – Boston
November 22 – November 28:
Human – Human League
November 29 – December 5:
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
December 6 – December 12:
The Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera featuring Amy Grant
December 13 – December 19:
The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby & the Range
December 20, 1986 – January 16, 1987:
Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s “Pop,” “Rock,” “Airplay,” “R&B/Dance” and “Singles” Charts. The “Hot 100” is the primary chart used for this list.)

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