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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

January 4, 1986





  wks peak  
40 34 21 We Built This City

from the LP
Knee Deep In The Hoopla
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 23 - 18 - 12 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 12 - 21 - 34 - 40 -
Starship 15 1(1) Starship - "We Built This City" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 --- --- Tarzan Boy

from the LP
Living In The Background
ARC chart run: 39 -
Baltimora 1 39 Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 --- --- Life In A Northern Town

from the LP
The Dream Academy
ARC chart run: 38 -
Dream Academy 1 38 Dream Academy - "Life In A Northern Town" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 32 15 Never

from the LP Heart
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 16 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 15 - 32 - 37 -
Heart 14 3 Heart - "Never" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 39 --- The Sun Always Shines On TV

from the LP
Hunting High And Low
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 -
a-ha 2 36 a-ha - "The Sun Always Shines On TV" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 25 10 Perfect Way

from the LP
Cupid & Psyche 85
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 28 - 25 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 25 - 35 - off
Scritti Politti 11 10 Scritti Politti - "Perfect Way" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 37 --- Kyrie

from the LP
Welcome To The Real World
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 -
Mr. Mister 2 34 Mr. Mister - "Kyrie" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 36 --- The Sweetest Taboo

from the LP
Promise
ARC chart run: 36 - 33 -
Sade 2 33 Sade - 'The Sweetest Taboo' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 35 --- A Love Bizarre

from the LP
Romance 1600
ARC chart run: 35 - 32 -
Sheila E. 2 32 Sheila E. - "A Love Bizarre" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 33 39 Everything In My Heart

from the LP
Boy In The Box
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 31 -
Corey Hart 3 31 Corey Hart - "Everything In My Heart" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 26 14 Sleeping Bag

from the LP
Afterburner
ARC chart run: 36 - 31 - 23 - 17 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 14 - 26 - 30 -
ZZ Top 11 7 ZZ Top -  "Sleeping Bag" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
29 31 38 How Will I Know

from the LP
Whitney Houston
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 29 -
Whitney Houston 3 29 Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
28 30 35 Face The Face

from the LP
White City
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 28 -
Pete Townshend 3 28 Pete Townshend - "Face The Face" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
27 29 36 When The Going Gets Tough,
The Tough Get Going

from the LP
Love Zone
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 27 -
Billy Ocean 3 27 Billy Ocean - "When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
26 28 32 Sidewalk Talk

from the LP
Wotupski!?!
ARC chart run: 32 - 28 - 26 -
Jellybean 3 26 Jellybean - "Sidewalk Talk" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
25 27 30 Sex As A Weapon

from the LP
Seven The Hard Way
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 30 - 27 - 25 -
Pat Benatar 5 25 Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
24 14 16 Emergency

from the LP
Emergency
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 25 - 20 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 24 -
Kool & The Gang 8 14 Kool & The Gang - "Emergency" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
23 24 28 Goodbye

from the LP
7 Wishes
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 28 - 24 - 23 -
Night Ranger 5 23 Night Ranger - "Goodbye" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 23 26 Spies Like Us

ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 26 - 23 - 22 -
Paul McCartney 5 22 Paul McCartney - "Spies Like Us" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 22 24 Everybody Dance

from the LP
Ta Mara & The Seen
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 29 - 24 - 22 - 21 -
Ta Mara & The Seen 6 21 Ta Mara & The Seen - "Everybody Dance" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 12 7 Election Day

from the LP
So Red The Rose
ARC chart run: 35 - 27 - 18 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 7 - 12 - 20 -
Arcadia 10 4 Arcadia - "Election Day" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 21 22 Conga

from the LP
Primitive Love
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 33 - 27 - 22 - 21 - 19 -
Miami Sound Machine 7 19 Miami Sound Machine - "Conga" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 20 27 I'm Your Man

from the LP
Music From The Edge Of Heaven
ARC chart run: 38 - 27 - 20 - 18 -
Wham! 4 18 Wham! - "I'm Your Man" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 19 23 Go Home

from the LP
In Square Circle
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 23 - 19 - 17 -
Stevie Wonder 5 17 Stevie Wonder - "Go Home" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 18 20 You're A Friend Of Mine

from the LP
Hero
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 30 - 26 - 20 - 18 - 16 -
Clarence Clemmons
& Jackson Browne
7 16 Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne - "You're A Friend Of Mine" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 11 5 Separate Lives

from the
White Nights soundtrack
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 20 - 13 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 11 - 15 -
Phil Collins &
Marilyn Martin
13 1(1) Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin - "Separate Lives" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 17 18 Love Is The Seventh Wave

from the LP
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 28 - 23 - 18 - 17 - 14 -
Sting 7 14 Sting - "Love Is The Seventh Wave" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 16 25 My Hometown

from the LP
Born In The U.S.A.
ARC chart run: 37 - 25 - 16 - 13 -
Bruce Springsteen 4 13 Bruce Springsteen - "My Hometown" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 15 19 It's Only Love

from the LP
Reckless
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 25 - 19 - 15 - 12 -
Bryan Adams
&
Tina Turner
6 12 Bryan Adams & Tina Turner - "It's Only Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 13 17 Burning Heart

from the
Rocky IV soundtrack
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 17 - 13 - 11 -
Survivor 8 11 Survivor - "Burning Heart" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 7 2 Broken Wings

from the LP
Welcome To The Real World
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 19 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 10 -
Mr. Mister 12 1(2) Mr. Mister - "Broken Wings" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 10 13 Walk Of Life

from the LP
Brothers In Arms
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 10 - 9 -
Dire Straits 8 9 Dire Straits - "Walk Of Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 9 12 Talk To Me

from the LP
Rock A Little
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 21 - 16 - 12 - 9 - 8 -
Stevie Nicks 7 8 Stevie Nicks - "Talk To Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 8 11 Tonight She Comes

from the LP
Greatest Hits
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 24 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 8 - 7 -
The Cars 9 7 The Cars - "Tonight She Comes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 6 8 Smalltown

from the LP
Scarecrow
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 6 -
John Cougar Mellencamp 8 6 John Cougar Mellencamp - "Smalltown" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 5 6 I Miss You

from the LP
Meeting In The Ladies Room
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 30 - 23 - 17 - 14 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 5 -
Klymaxx 11 5 Klymaxx - "I Miss You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 4 9 That's What Friends Are For

from the LP
Friends
ARC chart run: 35 - 26 - 17 - 13 - 9 - 4 - 4 -
Dionne & Friends 7 4 Dionne & Friends - "That's What Friends Are For" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 1 1 Say You, Say Me

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 18 - 12 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 -
Lionel Richie 9 1(2) Lionel Richie - "Say You, Say Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 3 4 Alive & Kicking

from the LP
Once Upon A Time
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 26 - 20 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 -
Simple Minds 11 2 Simple Minds - "Alive & Kicking" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1 2 3 Party All The Time

ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 24 - 15 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 -
Eddie Murphy 10 1(1) Eddie Murphy - "Party All The Time" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3




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