Totally 80s #1s Mixtape: The Year 1986

Fire up the time machine because we’re heading back to the year 1986, when Kodak lost a patent war with Polaroid, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff killing all 7 astronauts on board, Pixar Animation Studios opened, Out of Africa wins an Academy Award for Best Picture, Al Capone’s vault is opened by Geraldo Rivera who only finds a bottle of moonshine, and Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title against Trevor Berbick.

Below is each song that hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the year 1986:

“Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie – #1 for two weeks, January 4 & 11


“That s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick – #1 for four weeks, January 18, 25, February 1 & 8


“How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston – #1 for two weeks, February 15 & 22


“Kyrie” by Mr. Mister – #1 for two weeks, March 1 & 8


“Sara” by Jefferson Starship – #1 for one week, March 15


“These Dreams” by Heart – #1 for one week, March 22


“Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco – #1 for three weeks, March 29, April 5 & 12


“Kiss” by Prince And The Revolution – #1 for two weeks, April 19 & 26

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“Addicted To Love” by Robert Palmer – #1 for one week, May 3


“West End Girls” by Pet Shop Boys – #1 for one week, May 10


“Greatest Love Of All” by Whitney Houston – #1 for three weeks, May 17, 24 & 31


“Live To Tell” by Madonna – #1 for one week, June 7


“On My Own” by Patti LaBelle ft. Michael McDonald – #1 for three weeks, June 14, 21, 28


“There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” by Billy Ocean – #1 for one week, July 5


“Holding Back The Years” by Simply Red – #1 for one week, July 12


“Invisible Touch” by Genesis – #1 for one week, July 19


“Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel – #1 for one week, July 26


“Glory Of Love” by Peter Cetera – #1 for two weeks, August 2 & 9


“Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna – #1 for two weeks, August 16 & 23


“Higher Love” by Steve Winwood – #1 for one week, August 30

“Venus” by Bananarama – #1 for one week, September 6


“Take My Breath Away” by Berlin – #1 for one week, September 13


“Stuck With You” by Huey Lewis & The News – #1 for three weeks, September 20, 27 & October 4


“When I Think Of You” by Janet Jackson – #1 for two weeks, October 11 & 18


“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper – #1 for two weeks, October 25 & November 1


“Amanda” by Boston – #1 for two weeks, November 8 & 15


“Human” by The Human League – #1 for one week, November 22


“You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi – #1 for one week, November 29


“The Next Time I Fall” by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant – #1 for one week, December 6


“The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby – #1 for one week, December 13


“Walk Like An Egyptian” by Bangles – #1 for two weeks, December 20 & 27

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