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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1986: 1-100





1 That's What Friends Are For

from the LP
Friends
ARC chart run: 35 - 26 - 17 - 13 - 9 - 4 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 11 - 23 - off
Dionne & Friends
(
Dionne Warwick,
Elton John,
Gladys Knight,
&
Stevie Wonder)
Dionne & Friends - "That's What Friends Are For" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 15
2 On My Own

from the LP
The Winner In You
ARC chart run: 31 - 21 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 - 15 - 25 - 38 - off
Patti LaBelle &
Michael McDonald
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald - "On My Own" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 15
3 Walk Like An Egyptian

from the LP
Different Light
ARC chart run: 33 - 23 - 19 - 11 - 9 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 12 - 26 - 40 - off
The Bangles The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 15
4 How Will I Know

from the LP
Whitney Houston
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 29 - 25 - 22 - 17 - 9 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 9 - 21 - 30 - 40 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 16
5 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy - "Party All The Time" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 15
6 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby
& The Range
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - "The Way It Is" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 15
7 Papa Don't Preach

from the LP
True Blue
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 22 - 11 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 16 - 33 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Papa Don't Preach" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 13
8 Live To Tell

from the LP
True Blue
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 19 - 13 - 9 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 11 - 24 - 32 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Live To Tell" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
9 Burning Heart Survivor   2 16
10 Kyrie Mr. Mister Mr. Mister - "Kyrie" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 15
11 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
12 I Miss You Klymaxx   3 16
13 Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung   2 14
14 Alive And Kicking Simple Minds   2 15
15 Human Human League Human League - "Human" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
16 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
17 Higher Love Steve Winwood Steve Winwood - "Higher Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
18 Kiss Prince & The Revolution Prince - "Kiss" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 13
19 Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News Huey Lewis & The News - "Stuck With You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
20 Greatest Love Of All

from the LP
Whitney Houston
ARC chart run: 39 - 29 - 21 - 10 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 11 - 21 - 32 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "Greatest Love Of All" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 13
21 When I Think Of You Janet Jackson Janet Jackson - "When I Think Of You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 13
22 Sara Starship Starship - "Sara" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
23 Dancing On The Ceiling

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 19 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 9 - 18 - 25 - 39 - off
Lionel Richie Lionel Richie - "Dancing On The Ceiling" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 14
24 There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billy Ocean Billy Ocean - "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
25 Holding Back The Years Simply Red Simply Red - "Holding Back The Years" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
26 Addicted To Love Robert Palmer Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
27 Take My Breath Away Berlin Berlin - "Take My Breath Away" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
28 Talk To Me Stevie Nicks   2 14
29 Friends And Lovers Gloria Loring
& Carl Anderson
  2 13
30 Venus Bananarama Bananarama - "Venus" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
31 These Dreams Heart Heart - "These Dreams" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
32 I Can't Wait Nu Shooz   3 14
33 True Colors Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper - "True Colors" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 12
34 Rock Me Amadeus Falco   1(2) 12
35 When The Going Gets Tough,
The Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean Billy Ocean - "When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
36 Mad About You Belinda Carlisle   2 14
37 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr   2 13
38 Typical Male Tina Turner Tina Turner - "Typical Male" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
39 You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
40 Walk Of Life Dire Straits   4 14
41 Don't Foget Me (When I'm Gone) Glass Tiger   2 14
42 Something About You Level 42   4 14
43 Danger Zone Kenny Loggins   2 13
44 Glory Of Love Peter Cetera Peter Cetera - "Glory Of Love" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 12
45 No One Is To Blame Howard Jones   3 14
46 The Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera & Amy Grant Peter Cetera & Amy Grant - "The Next Time I Fall" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
47 Invisible Touch Genesis Genesis - "Invisible Touch" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 11
48 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp   4 13
49 Manic Monday The Bangles   2 12
50 Amanda Boston Boston - "Amanda" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 11
51 I Didn't Mean To Turn You On Robert Palmer   2 13
52 The Sweetest Taboo

from the LP
Promise
ARC chart run: 36 - 33 - 27 - 24 - 19 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 15 - 27 - off
Sade Sade - 'The Sweetest Taboo' (Single) 4 13
53 R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. John Cougar Mellencamp   2 12
54 Why Can't This Be Love Van Halen   2 12
55 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately (Single) 4 13
56 True Blue

from the LP
True Blue
ARC chart run: 38 - 26 - 18 - 11 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 7 - 15 - 23 - 38 - off
Madonna Madonna - "True Blue" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 12
57 Nasty Janet Jackson Janet Jackson - Nasty 2 11
58 Conga Miami Sound Machine Miami Sound Machine - "Conga" (Single) 8 14
59 What You Need INXS INXS - "What You Need" (Single) 4 12
60 Word Up Cameo   4 12
61 If You Leave O.M.D.   3 12
62 To Be A Lover Billy Idol   5 12
63 Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis & The News   2 11
64 Let's Go All The Way Sly Fox   5 13
65 Sweet Freedom Michael McDonald   5 12
66 Two Of Hearts Stacey Q   2 12
67 Throwing It All Away Genesis   3 12
68 Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money   4 12
69 Crush On You The Jets   3 11
70 Words Get In The Way Miami Sound Machine Miami Sound Machine - "Words Get In The Way" (Single) 5 12
71 My Hometown /
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


from the LP
Born In The U.S.A.
ARC chart run: 37 - 25 - 16 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 13 - 25 - off
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen - "My Hometown" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 10
72 Who's Johnny El DeBarge   3 12
73 I'm Your Man Wham!   3 11
74 Love Touch Rod Stewart   4 11
75 Your Love The Outfield   5 11
76 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Mike + The Mechanics   4 11
77 All I Need Is A Miracle Mike + The Mechanics   5 11
78 We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart   4 11
79 Living In America James Brown   3 11
80 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy   5 12
81 Dreamtime Daryl Hall   4 12
82 Take Me Home Phil Collins   4 11
83 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney   5 12
84 Walk This Way Run-D.M.C. Run DMC - "Walk This Way' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 11
85 Stand By Me Ben E. King   8 12
86 Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders   7 12
87 Harlem Shuffle Rolling Stones   3 11
88 Tonight She Comes The Cars   7 12
89 Bad Boy Miami Sound Machine Miami Sound Machine - "Bad Boy" (Single) 5 11
90 Nikita Elton John   6 12
91 Go Home Stevie Wonder   8 12
92 Heartbeat Don Johnson   3 10
93 Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues   7 11
94 Sweet Love Anita Baker   7 12
95 All Cried Out Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
with Full Force
  7 11
96 Baby Love Regina   9 12
97 Rumors Timex Social Club   5 10
98 A Love Bizarre Sheila E.   9 12
99 Love Will Conquer All

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 20 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 14 - 31 - off
Lionel Richie Lionel Richie - "Love Will Conquer All" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 10
100 King For A Day Thompson Twins   6 11
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