Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1986. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me 4
Dionne and Friends - That's What Friends Are For 4
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know 2
Mr. Mister - Kyrie 2
Starship - Sara 1
Heart - These Dreams 1
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus 3
Prince - Kiss 2
Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love 1
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 1
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All 3
Madonna - Live to Tell 1
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald - On My Own 3
Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) 1
Simply Red - Holding Back the Years 1
Genesis - Invisible Touch 1
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer 1
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love 2
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach 2
Steve Winwood - Higher Love 1
Bananarama - Venus 1
Berlin - Take My Breath Away 1
Huey Lewis and the News - Stuck With You 3
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You 2
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors 2
Boston - Amanda 2
Human League - Human 1
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name 1
Peter Cetera and Amy Grant - The Next Time I Fall 1
Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is 1
Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian 4
Source: Billboard

31 different songs hit number one in the US during 1986.

Top 5 Songs of 1986

Number One Song of 1986: Dionne and Friends - That's What Friends Are For
  1. Dionne and Friends - That's What Friends Are For
  2. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
  3. Klymaxx - I Miss You
  4. Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald - On My Own
  5. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1986.