Top Songs of 1986


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
49
The Smiths There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
2
108
Run-D.M.C. Walk This Way
3
227
Prince and The Revolution Kiss
4
295
Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)
5
354
New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
6
601
Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer
7
674
Metallica Master of Puppets
8
798
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
9
838
Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over
10
981
The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again
11
1067
The Smiths Panic
12
1073
Slayer Angel of Death
13
1109
Cameo Word Up!
14
1176
R.E.M. Fall on Me
15
1231
Paul Simon Graceland
16
1236
Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes
17
1270
Mr. Fingers Can You Feel It
18
1327
XTC Dear God
19
1434
Slayer Raining Blood
20
1456
Madonna Papa Don't Preach
21
1592
Bangles Manic Monday
22
1712
Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Want You
23
1757
Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs' Tears
24
1823
Madonna Live to Tell
25
1830
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
26
1902
Public Image Ltd. Rise
27
1911
Big Black Kerosene
28
2051
Europe The Final Countdown
29
2066
Eric B. & Rakim Eric B. Is President
30
2112
The Jesus and Mary Chain Some Candy Talking
31
2125
Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn
32
2169
Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (House Music Anthem)
33
2247
Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian
34
2257
Pet Shop Boys Suburbia
35
2448
Metallica Battery
36
2559
Boogie Down Productions South Bronx
37
2566
Beastie Boys Paul Revere
38
2598
Big Audio Dynamite E=MC2
39
2622
Janet Jackson What Have You Done for Me Lately
40
2689
Hüsker Dü Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely
41
2694
Run-D.M.C. Peter Piper
42
2733
Anita Baker Sweet Love
43
2860
Madonna Open Your Heart
44
2995
Run-D.M.C. My Adidas
45
3012
Janet Jackson Nasty
46
3076
Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky
47
3104
Janet Jackson When I Think of You
48
3150
Steve Winwood Higher Love
49
3164
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
50
3183
Spacemen 3 Walkin' with Jesus
51
3188
Gwen Guthrie Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent
52
3238
Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush Don't Give Up
53
3285
Les Rita Mitsouko C'est comme ça
54
3509
The Triffids Wide Open Road
55
3568
Farley Jackmaster Funk Love Can't Turn Around
56
3694
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait
57
3799
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark If You Leave
58
3888
David Bowie Absolute Beginners
59
3890
Cyndi Lauper True Colors
60
4065
Ice-T 6 in the Mornin'
61
4312
Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is
62
4380
The The Infected
63
4381
Soda Stereo Persiana Americana
64
4410
Paul Simon Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
65
4464
Hüsker Dü Sorry Somehow
66
4580
Mecano Cruz de Navajas
67
4651
Bon Jovi You Give Love a Bad Name
68
4740
Depeche Mode Stripped
69
4748
Virus Imágenes paganas
70
4750
The Smiths I Know It's Over
71
4778
Anita Baker Caught Up in a Rapture
72
4984
Alaska y Dinarama A quién le importa
73
5049
The Smiths Cemetry Gates
74
5057
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down
75
5058
Les Rita Mitsouko Andy
76
5095
Enanitos Verdes La muralla verde
77
5099
Étienne Daho Duel au soleil
78
5120
Steve "Silk" Hurley Jack Your Body
79
5171
Paul Simon The Boy in the Bubble
80
5189
Primal Scream Velocity Girl
81
5198
Berlin Take My Breath Away
82
5287
The Stranglers Always the Sun
83
5306
Beastie Boys It's the New Style
84
5382
Bruce Springsteen Because the Night
85
5408
El Último de la Fila Insurrección
86
5413
Metallica Disposable Heroes
87
5432
Pretenders Don't Get Me Wrong
88
5465
Janet Jackson Control
89
5502
The Housemartins The Caravan of Love
90
5523
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle
91
5558
The Human League Human
92
5582
Steve Earle Guitar Town
93
5585
Half Pint Greetings
94
5631
Ultramagnetic MCs Ego Tripping
95
5812
Julian Cope World Shut Your Mouth
96
5869
Kenny Loggins Danger Zone
97
5969
Timex Social Club Rumors
98
6012
Peter Gabriel Red Rain
99
6061
Queen Who Wants to Live Forever
100
6101
Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands to Yourself
101
6181
Oran 'Juice' Jones The Rain
102
6245
The Pogues A Rainy Night in Soho
103
6269
Black Wonderful Life
104
6319
Megadeth Wake Up Dead
105
6393
It's Immaterial Driving Away from Home (Jim's Tune)
106
6439
Peter Gabriel Big Time
107
6497
Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota Jijiji
108
6506
Madonna La Isla Bonita
109
6532
Timbuk 3 The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
110
6587
Madonna True Blue
111
6614
Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love
112
6620
The The Heartland
113
6666
Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight
114
6673
The Smiths Ask
115
6693
Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)
116
6736
Madonna Where's the Party
117
6773
Midnight Oil The Dead Heart
118
6780
Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive
119
6838
Bob Dylan Brownsville Girl
120
6853
Prince and The Revolution Mountains
121
6864
The Smithereens Behind the Wall of Sleep
122
6984
The Real Roxanne Bang Zoom (Let's Go Go)
123
7028
Prince and The Revolution Girls & Boys
124
7089
Miguel Mateos Cuando seas grande
125
7214
Stan Ridgway Camouflage
126
7310
David & David Welcome to the Boomtown
127
7317
Eurythmics Thorn in My Side
128
7320
Talking Heads Wild Wild Life
129
7334
Metallica Orion
130
7335
Genesis Invisible Touch
131
7347
Glass Tiger Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)
132
7372
Prince and The Revolution Sometimes It Snows in April
133
7404
The Housemartins Happy Hour
134
7425
Megadeth Peace Sells
135
7667
MC Shan The Bridge
136
7678
Sonic Youth Expressway to Yr Skull
137
7742
Van Morrison In the Garden
138
7782
Nick Drake Black Eyed Dog
139
7825
Flaco Jimenez Ay te dejo en San Antonio
140
7912
Mantronix Who Is It?
141
8042
Van Halen Dreams
142
8209
Peter Gabriel Mercy Street
143
8308
Los Prisioneros El baile de los que sobran
144
8326
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Tuff Enuff
145
8360
Mr. Fingers Washing Machine
146
8502
Beastie Boys Hold It Now, Hit It
147
8516
Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love
148
8551
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Tokyo Storm Warning
149
8562
The Communards Don't Leave Me This Way
150
8771
Boston Amanda
151
8998
Stacey Q Two of Hearts
152
9008
Furniture Brilliant Mind
153
9021
Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red
154
9022
Eurythmics Missionary Man
155
9023
Depeche Mode A Question of Time
156
9185
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Carny
157
9243
The Bodines Therese
158
9255
AC/DC Who Made Who
159
9362
Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight
160
9368
The Blow Monkeys Diggin' Your Scene
161
9401
The Smithereens Blood and Roses
162
9410
Lio Les Brunes comptent pas pour des prunes
163
9417
Shop Assistants Safety Net
164
9603
Les Rita Mitsouko Les histoires d'A
165
9606
Erasure Sometimes
166
9723
GIT Es por amor
167
9724
Crowded House Something So Strong
168
9946
Metallica Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
169
9952
Huey Lewis and The News Hip to Be Square
170
9993
Ready For the World Love You Down

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