Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the UK 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. In the early years of the UK chart, occasionally two songs were at number one simultaneously. This will be indicated with two asterisks.
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« 1985 1986 Number One Songs 1987 »
Date Artist - Title Weeks
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« 1985 1986 Number One Songs 1987 »
Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone 2
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 2
A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV 2
Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 4
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction 3
Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll 3
George Michael - A Different Corner 3
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus 1
Spitting Image - The Chicken Song 3
Doctor and The Medics - Spirit In The Sky 3
Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven 2
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach 3
Chris de Burgh - The Lady In Red 3
Boris Gardiner - I Want To Wake Up With You 3
Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way 4
Madonna - True Blue 1
Nick Berry - Every Loser Wins 3
Berlin - Take My Breath Away 4
Europe - The Final Countdown 2
Housemartins - Caravan Of Love 1
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite 4
Source: The Official Charts Company

21 different songs hit number one in the UK during 1986.