1986 Radio & Records All-Time Charts

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

1986 Radio & Records All-Time Charts


  1. “Your Wildest Dreams” Moody Blues (Polydor/PG)
  2. “Glory of Love” Peter Cetera (Full Moon/Warner Bros.)
  3. “There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” Billy Ocean (Jive/Arista)
  4. “Stuck With You” Huey Lewis and the News (Chrysalis)
  5. “Words Get in the Way” Miami Sound Machine (Epic)
  6. “Sweet Love” Anita Baker (Elektra)
  7. “No One Is to Blame” Howard Jones (Elektra)
  8. “These Dreams” Heart (Capitol)
  9. “Sara” Starship (Grunt/RCA)
  10. “I'll Be Over You” Toto (Columbia)

AOR Tracks

  1. “In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel (Geffen)
  2. “Love Walks In” Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
  3. “Throwing It All Away” Genesis (Atlantic)
  4. “Rough Boy” ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)
  5. “Land of Confusion” Genesis (Atlantic)
  6. “Sledgehammer” Peter Gabriel (Geffen)
  7. “One Hit (To the Body)” Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones/Columbia)
  8. “Dreams” Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
  9. “Higher Love” Steve Winwood (Island/Warner Bros.)
  10. “Stages” ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)

AOR Albums

  1. Afterburner ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)
  2. 5150 Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
  3. So Peter Gabriel (Geffen)
  4. Scarecrow John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva/PG)
  5. Invisible Touch Genesis (Atlantic)
  6. Like a Rock Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)
  7. Back in the High Life Steve Winwood (Island/Warner Bros.)
  8. Listen Like Thieves INXS (Atlantic)
  9. Tuff Enuff Fabulous Thunderbirds (CBS Associated)
  10. Once Upon a Time Simple Minds (Virgin/A&M)


  1. “Kiss” Prince (Warner Bros.)
  2. “On My Own” Patti Labelle/Michael McDonald (MCA)
  3. “What Have You Done for Me Lately” Janet Jackson (A&M)
  4. “I Can't Wait” Nu Shooz (Atlantic)
  5. “Rumors” Timex Social Club (Jay)
  6. “Do Me Baby” Meli'sa Morgan (Capitol)
  7. “Word Up” Cameo (Atl. Art/PG)
  8. “I've Learned to Respect the Power of Love” Stephanie Mills (MCA)
  9. “There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” Billy Ocean (Jive/Arista)
  10. “The Finest” SOS Band (Tabu/CBS)


  1. “It'll Be Me” Exile (Epic)
  2. “Happy Happy Birthday Baby” Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
  3. “In Love” Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
  4. “Hearts Aren't Made to Break” Lee Greenwood (MCA)
  5. “Grandpa” Judds (RCA/Curb)
  6. “Little Rock” Reba McEntire (MCA)
  7. “We've Got a Good Fire Goin'” Don Williams (Capitol)
  8. “Just Another Love” Tanya Tucker (Capitol)
  9. “Everything That Glitters” Dan Seals (EMI America)
  10. “She and I” Alabama (RCA)

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