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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:
TOP POP SONGS OF 1986: 1-50



        peak weeks
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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1(2) 16
5 "Party All The Time Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy - "Party All The Time" (Single)
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1(1) 15
6 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range Bruce Hornsby & The Range - "The Way It Is" (Single)
iTunes
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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
Year-End Chart Position: #
8
Madonna Madonna - "Papa Don't Preach" (Single)
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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
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1(2) 14
9 Burning Heart Survivor   2 16
10 Kyrie Mr. Mister Mr. Mister - "Kyrie" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 15
11 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls" (Single)
iTunes
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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
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1(1) 14
16 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
17 Higher Love Steve Winwood Steve Winwood - "Higher Love" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
18 Kiss Prince & The Revolution Prince - "Kiss" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 13
19 Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News Huey Lewis & The News - "Stuck With You" (Single)
iTunes
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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)
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1(2) 13
21 When I Think Of You Janet Jackson Janet Jackson - "When I Think Of You" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 13
22 Sara Starship Starship - "Sara" (Single)
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1(1) 13
23 Dancing On The Ceiling Lionel Richie   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
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1(1) 14
25 Holding Back The Years Simply Red Simply Red - "Holding Back The Years" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
26 Addicted To Love Robert Palmer Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
27 Take My Breath Away Berlin Berlin - "Take My Breath Away" (Single)
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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)
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1(1) 13
31 These Dreams Heart   1(1) 12
32 I Can't Wait Nu Shooz   3 14
33 True Colors Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper - "True Colors" (Single)
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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
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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)
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1(1) 13
39 You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name" (Single)
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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)
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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)
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1(1) 12
47 Invisible Touch Genesis Genesis - "Invisible Touch" (Single)
iTunes
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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
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1(2) 11

Only songs that have peaked in 1986 on
The ARC Weekly Top 40 are included.



 
 

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