Top Songs of 1986


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
48
The Smiths There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
2
111
Run-D.M.C. Walk This Way
3
229
Prince and The Revolution Kiss
4
288
Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)
5
351
New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
6
593
Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer
7
676
Metallica Master of Puppets
8
788
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
9
833
Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over
10
964
The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again
11
1049
The Smiths Panic
12
1053
Slayer Angel of Death
13
1098
Cameo Word Up!
14
1153
R.E.M. Fall on Me
15
1205
Paul Simon Graceland
16
1218
Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes
17
1255
Mr. Fingers Can You Feel It
18
1299
XTC Dear God
19
1413
Slayer Raining Blood
20
1453
Madonna Papa Don't Preach
21
1581
Bangles Manic Monday
22
1696
Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Want You
23
1731
Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears
24
1807
Madonna Live to Tell
25
1813
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
26
1876
Public Image Ltd. Rise
27
1899
Big Black Kerosene
28
2017
Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn
29
2027
Europe The Final Countdown
30
2039
Eric B. & Rakim Eric B. Is President
31
2086
The Jesus and Mary Chain Some Candy Talking
32
2135
Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (House Music Anthem)
33
2217
Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian
34
2220
Pet Shop Boys Suburbia
35
2428
Metallica Battery
36
2465
Boogie Down Productions South Bronx
37
2512
Beastie Boys Paul Revere
38
2554
Big Audio Dynamite E=MC2
39
2581
Janet Jackson What Have You Done for Me Lately
40
2640
Hüsker Dü Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely
41
2654
Run-D.M.C. Peter Piper
42
2699
Anita Baker Sweet Love
43
2844
Madonna Open Your Heart
44
2938
Run-D.M.C. My Adidas
45
2972
Janet Jackson Nasty
46
3020
Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky
47
3061
Janet Jackson When I Think of You
48
3098
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
49
3106
Steve Winwood Higher Love
50
3129
Gwen Guthrie Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent
51
3139
Spacemen 3 Walkin' with Jesus
52
3159
Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush Don't Give Up
53
3215
Les Rita Mitsouko C'est comme ça
54
3463
The Triffids Wide Open Road
55
3505
Farley Jackmaster Funk Love Can't Turn Around
56
3644
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait
57
3748
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark If You Leave
58
3788
David Bowie Absolute Beginners
59
3847
Cyndi Lauper True Colors
60
4007
Ice-T 6 in the Mornin'
61
4258
Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is
62
4294
The The Infected
63
4345
Paul Simon Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
64
4380
Hüsker Dü Sorry Somehow
65
4440
Soda Stereo Persiana Americana
66
4555
Mecano Cruz de Navajas
67
4613
Bon Jovi You Give Love a Bad Name
68
4615
Depeche Mode Stripped
69
4703
Anita Baker Caught Up in a Rapture
70
4705
The Smiths I Know It's Over
71
4767
Virus Imágenes paganas
72
4949
The Smiths Cemetry Gates
73
4984
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down
74
4992
Les Rita Mitsouko Andy
75
5025
Alaska y Dinarama A quién le importa
76
5033
Steve "Silk" Hurley Jack Your Body
77
5042
Étienne Daho Duel au soleil
78
5081
Paul Simon The Boy in the Bubble
79
5100
Primal Scream Velocity Girl
80
5108
Enanitos Verdes La muralla verde
81
5113
Berlin Take My Breath Away
82
5188
The Stranglers Always the Sun
83
5210
Beastie Boys It's the New Style
84
5248
Bruce Springsteen Because the Night
85
5358
Pretenders Don't Get Me Wrong
86
5384
Metallica Disposable Heroes
87
5393
Janet Jackson Control
88
5414
The Housemartins The Caravan of Love
89
5416
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle
90
5453
The Human League Human
91
5456
El Último de la Fila Insurrección
92
5489
Steve Earle Guitar Town
93
5494
Half Pint Greetings
94
5529
Ultramagnetic MCs Ego Tripping
95
5724
Julian Cope World Shut Your Mouth
96
5807
Kenny Loggins Danger Zone
97
5884
Timex Social Club Rumors
98
5907
Peter Gabriel Red Rain
99
5977
Queen Who Wants to Live Forever
100
6006
Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands to Yourself
101
6078
Oran 'Juice' Jones The Rain
102
6154
The Pogues A Rainy Night in Soho
103
6177
Black Wonderful Life
104
6234
Megadeth Wake Up Dead
105
6274
It's Immaterial Driving Away from Home (Jim's Tune)
106
6313
Peter Gabriel Big Time
107
6429
Madonna La Isla Bonita
108
6437
Timbuk 3 The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
109
6482
The The Heartland
110
6507
Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love
111
6518
Madonna True Blue
112
6550
Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota Jijiji
113
6556
The Smiths Ask
114
6599
Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight
115
6601
Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)
116
6649
Madonna Where's the Party
117
6691
Midnight Oil The Dead Heart
118
6735
Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive
119
6766
Prince and The Revolution Mountains
120
6771
The Smithereens Behind the Wall of Sleep
121
6813
Bob Dylan Brownsville Girl
122
6892
The Real Roxanne Bang Zoom (Let's Go Go)
123
6938
Prince and The Revolution Girls & Boys
124
7106
Stan Ridgway Camouflage
125
7168
David & David Welcome to the Boomtown
126
7185
Miguel Mateos Cuando seas grande
127
7197
Talking Heads Wild Wild Life
128
7221
Eurythmics Thorn in My Side
129
7233
Flaco Jimenez Ay te dejo en San Antonio
130
7265
Genesis Invisible Touch
131
7267
Glass Tiger Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)
132
7283
Metallica Orion
133
7292
The Housemartins Happy Hour
134
7314
Prince and The Revolution Sometimes It Snows in April
135
7325
Megadeth Peace Sells
136
7514
MC Shan The Bridge
137
7560
Sonic Youth Expressway to Yr Skull
138
7619
Van Morrison In the Garden
139
7711
Nick Drake Black Eyed Dog
140
7773
Mantronix Who Is It?
141
7952
Van Halen Dreams
142
8097
Peter Gabriel Mercy Street
143
8192
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Tuff Enuff
144
8217
Mr. Fingers Washing Machine
145
8375
Beastie Boys Hold It Now, Hit It
146
8401
Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love
147
8423
Los Prisioneros El baile de los que sobran
148
8448
Elvis Costello Tokyo Storm Warning
149
8488
The Communards Don't Leave Me This Way
150
8658
Depeche Mode A Question of Time
151
8665
Boston Amanda
152
8876
Stacey Q Two of Hearts
153
8885
Furniture Brilliant Mind
154
8909
Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red
155
8919
Eurythmics Missionary Man
156
9062
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Carny
157
9135
The Bodines Therese
158
9194
AC/DC Who Made Who
159
9260
The Blow Monkeys Diggin' Your Scene
160
9262
Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight
161
9271
Shop Assistants Safety Net
162
9273
The Smithereens Blood and Roses
163
9318
Lio Les Brunes comptent pas pour des prunes
164
9486
Les Rita Mitsouko Les histoires d'A
165
9506
Erasure Sometimes
166
9619
Crowded House Something So Strong
167
9781
GIT Es por amor
168
9809
Metallica Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
169
9838
Huey Lewis and The News Hip to Be Square
170
9839
Ready For the World Love You Down
171
9949
Eurythmics When Tomorrow Comes

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Bananarama Venus
Janet Jackson Let's Wait Awhile
They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start
The The Sweet Bird of Truth
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble
The Damned Eloise
The Fall Hey! Luciani
Ozzy Osbourne Shot in the Dark
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald On My Own
Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde Sea, Swallow Me
Felt Ballad of the Band
Talk Talk Living in Another World
Lucio Dalla Caruso
Huey Lewis and The News Stuck With You
Carly Simon Coming Around Again
Ciccone Youth Into the Groove(y)
George Michael A Different Corner
Jennifer Warnes First We Take Manhattan
Lionel Richie Dancing on the Ceiling
Sigue Sigue Sputnik Love Missile F1-11
Depeche Mode But Not Tonight
XTC Grass
Wham! The Edge of Heaven
Bob Seger Like a Rock
The Smiths Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Shinehead Who the Cap Fit
Kurtis Blow & Trouble Funk I'm Chillin'
The Fall Mr. Pharmacist
Genesis Land of Confusion
The Weather Prophets Almost Prayed
Elli Medeiros Toi mon toit
Miles Davis Tutu
Crowded House World Where You Live
CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea Io sto bene
The Go-Betweens Spring Rain
Age of Chance Kiss
Billy Bragg Greetings to the New Brunette
Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Hope You're Happy Now
Bad Brains House of Suffering
Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen
Spandau Ballet Through the Barricades
World Party Ship of Fools
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
The Rolling Stones One Hit (To the Body)
Heavy D & The Boys Mr. Big Stuff
Michel Berger Chanter pour ceux qui sont loin de chez eux
Arthur Russell Let's Go Swimming
Sweet Tee & DJ Jazzy Joyce It's My Beat
Kraftwerk Musique Non-Stop
Leonard Cohen Take This Waltz
Steve Earle Someday
Joe Cocker You Can Leave Your Hat On
Tashan Chasin' a Dream
Poison Talk Dirty to Me
Ennio Morricone The Mission
Kool Moe Dee Go See the Doctor
Kate Bush Experiment IV
Betty Wright Pain
Bhundu Boys Hatisitose
Dave Dobbyn with Herbs Slice of Heaven
Desireless Voyage, Voyage
Iron Maiden Wasted Years
Colourbox Baby, I Love You So
Bruce Springsteen Fire
Jan Hammer Crockett's Theme
Pata Negra Pasa la vida
Eurythmics The Miracle of Love
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Brilliant Mistake
Talk Talk I Don't Believe in You
Hear 'n Aid Stars
Robert Cray Smoking Gun
Kraftwerk Der Telefonanruf/The Telephone Call
Hüsker Dü Too Far Down
Bryan Ferry Is Your Love Strong Enough?
Skinny Puppy Dig It
The Fall Living Too Late
Beastie Boys Brass Monkey
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Singer
R.E.M. Cuyahoga
Paul Kelly [Australia] Before Too Long
Lucio Battisti Don Giovanni
John Farnham You're the Voice