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02 01 1986
A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Paul McCartney – “Spies Like Us”
Level 42 – “Leaving Me Now”
Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat”
Jennifer Rush – “Ring Of Ice”
Sting – “Russians”
Sophia George – “Girlie Girlie”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Merry Christmas Everyone”
Elton John – “Wrap Her Up”

09 01 1986
Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief”
Full Force – “Alice I Want You Just For Me”
Jennifer Rush – “Ring Of Ice”
Mr Mister – “Broken Wings”
Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
King – “Torture”
Sting – “Russians”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”

16 01 1986
Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds”
Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal – “Saturday Love”
A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Mr Mister – “Broken Wings”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat”

23 01 1986
The Alarm – “Spirit Of ‘76”
Eurythmics – “It’s Alright ”
Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love”
Madonna – “Borderline”
Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera”
A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Five Star – “System Addict”

30 01 1986
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
Madonna – “Borderline”
Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It”
James Brown – “Living In America”
Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself”
Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds”
A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World”

06 02 1986
The Damned – “Eloise”
Five Star – “System Addict”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Shot In The Dark”
Belouis Some – “Imagination”
Public Image Ltd – “Rise”
Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart”
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
James Brown – “Living In America”

13 02 1986
Belouis Some – “Imagination”
Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa”
Su Pollard – “Starting Together”
Paul Hardcastle & Carol Kenyon – “Don’t Waste My Time”
Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Turning Away”
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
Madonna – “Borderline”

20 02 1986
Paul Hardcastle & Carol Kenyon – “Don’t Waste My Time”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Depeche Mode – “Stripped”
Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Public Image Ltd – “Rise”
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
The Damned – “Eloise”

27 02 1986
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11”
Talking Heads – “And She Was”
Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do”
Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love”
Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
Bangles – “Manic Monday”
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Gonna Let You”

06 03 1986
Mike & The Mechanics – “Silent Running ”
Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love”
Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York New York”
Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
Mr Mister – “Kyrie”
Prince – “Kiss”
Whistle – “Just Buggin’”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Huey Lewis & The News – “Power Of Love”

13 03 1986
The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene”
Bangles – “Manic Monday”
Hipsway – “The Honeythief”
David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners”
Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight”
The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle”
Howard Jones – “No One is To Blame”
Culture Club – “Move Away”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Prince – “Kiss”

20 03 1986
Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle”
Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly”
Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Candyman”
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Mr Mister – “Kyrie”

27 03 1986
Samantha Fox – “Touch Me ”
Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers”
Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling”
Bronski Beat – “C’mon C’mon”
Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”
The Art Of Noise & Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed”

03 04 1986
Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
George Michael – “A Different Corner”
A-ha – “Train Of Thought”
The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It Blue?”

10 04 1986
Bronski Beat – “C’mon C’mon”
The Art Of Noise & Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
Bryan Ferry – “Is Your Love Strong Enough?”
Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”
Big Country – “Look Away”
Simple Minds – “All The Things She Said”
Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute”
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”

17 04 1986
Big Country – “Look Away”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
A-ha – “Train Of Thought”
Suzanne Vega – “Marlene On The Wall”
Grange Hill Cast – “Just Say No”
Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”
It’s Immaterial – “Driving Away From Home”
George Michael – “A Different Corner”
Whitney Houston – “The Greatest Love Of All”

24 04 1986
The SOS Band – “The Finest” 
Grange Hill Cast – “Just Say No”
Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute”
Princess – “I’ll Keep On Loving You”
Level 42 – “Lessons In Love”
Madonna – “Live To Tell”
Aurra – “You & Me Tonight”
George Michael – “A Different Corner”
Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”

01 05 1986
Maxi Priest – “Strollin’ On”
Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”
Princess – “I’ll Keep On Loving You”
Madonna – “Live To Tell”
Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Lust”
Hear ‘N’ Aid – “Stars”
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Joyce Sims – “All & All”
George Michael – “A Different Corner”
Level 42 – “Lessons In Love”

08 05 1986
The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry”
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Matchroom Mob with Chas & Dave – “Snooker Loopy”
Force MDs – “Tender Love”
Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?”
Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs ”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Whitney Houston – “The Greatest Love Of All”

15 05 1986
Status Quo – “Rollin’ Home”
Level 42 – “Lessons In Love”
Joyce Sims – “All & All”
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
ZZ Top – “Rough Boy”
The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”
Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?”

22 05 1986
Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free”
The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”
Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs ”
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Pete Wylie – “Sinful”
AC/DC – “Who Made Who”
Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
Matchroom Mob with Chas & Dave – “Snooker Loopy”

29 05 1986
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You”
Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Cashflow – “Mine All Mine”
Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Run The World”
Pete Wylie – “Sinful”
Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”

05 06 1986
Cashflow – “Mine All Mine”
Genesis – “Invisible Touch”
Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy”
Falco – “Vienna Calling”
Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities ”
Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free”

11 06 1986
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “21st Century Boy”
Falco – “Vienna Calling”
Lovebug Starski – “Amityville ”
Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning ”
Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
A-ha – “Hunting High & Low”
The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You”
Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Janet Jackson – “Nasty”

19 06 1986
Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
A-ha – “Hunting High & Low”
Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
Bananarama – “Venus”
Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy”

26 06 1986
Bananarama – “Venus”
David Bowie – “Underground”
Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Claire & Friends – “It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love When You’re 8 ½”
Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya ”
Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Wham! – “The Edge Of Heaven”
Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild”

03 07 1986
The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Gary Numan – “I Can’t Stop”
Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya ”
Claire & Friends – “It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love When You’re 8 ½”
Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning ”
Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
Wham! – “Where Did Your Heart Go?”
Art Of Noise & Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”

10 07 1986
Midnight Star – “Headlines”
Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
Real Roxanne with Hitman Howie Tee – “ Let’s Go Go”
Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Haywoode – “Roses”
Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Bananarama – “Venus”

17 07 1986
Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”

24 07 1986
Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
Sinitta – “So Macho”
Audrey Hall – “Smile”
Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
Five Star – “Find The Time”
The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking”
Haywoode – “Roses”
Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Katrina & The Waves – “Sun Street”

31 07 1986
Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking”
Five Star – “Find The Time”
Paul McCartney – “Press”
The Smiths – “Panic”
Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”

07 08 1986
Status Quo – “Red Sky”
Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Lulu – “Shout”
The Smiths – “Panic”
Patti LaBelle – “Oh People”
Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Sinitta – “So Macho”
Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent”

14 08 1986
It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Doctor & The Medics – “Burn”
Bruce Hornsby & The Range – “The Way It Is”
Prince – “Girls & Boys”
Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”

21 08 1986
Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Time”
Prince – “Girls & Boys”
Bruce Hornsby & The Range – “The Way It Is”
Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
The Human League – “Human”
Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To…”
Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”

28 08 1986
Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To…”
Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
The Stranglers – “Nice In Nice”
Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime”
Cutting Crew – “ Died In Your Arms”
Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
The Human League – “Human”
Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”

04 09 1986
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
MC Miker G & Deejay Sven – “Holiday Rap”
Bruce Hornsby & The Range – “The Way It Is”
Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”

11 09 1986
Samantha Fox – “Hold On Tight”
Run DMC – “Walk This Way”
Cutting Crew – “Died In Your Arms”
The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years”
Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
Cameo – “Word Up”
Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To…”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”

18 09 1986
Timex Social Club – “Rumors”
Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom”
OMD – “ Live & Die”
Genesis – “In Too Deep”
Huey Lewis & The News – “Stuck With You”
Cameo – “Word Up”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”

25 09 1986
Amazulu – “Montego Bay”
Huey Lewis & The News – “Stuck With You”
Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around”
Genesis – “In Too Deep”
Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
Marti Webb – “Always There”
Big Country – “One Great Thing”
Loose Ends – “Slow Down”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Run DMC – “Walk This Way”

02 10 1986
OMD – “ Live & Die”
Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
Madonna – “True Blue”
Queen – “Who Wants To Live Forever”
Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
A-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You”
Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard”

09 10 1986
Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth”
Paul Young – “Wonderland”
Howard Jones – “All I Want”
Madonna – “True Blue”
Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”

16 10 1986
Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me”
Marti Webb – “Always There”
The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute”
The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close To Me ‘86”
Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard”
Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Status Quo – “In The Army Now”

23 10 1986
The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute”
Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover”
The Mission – “Stay With Me”
Gwen Guthrie – “ Close To You”
Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”

30 10 1986
Mel & Kim – “Showing Out ”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Catherine Stock – “To Have & To Hold”
Gwen Guthrie – “ Close To You”
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
The Smiths – “Ask”
Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Status Quo – “In The Army Now”

06 11 1986
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Red Box – “For America”
Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”

13 11 1986
Madness – “The Ghost-Train”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
Simple Minds – “Ghostdancing”
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Mel & Kim – “Showing Out”

20 11 1986
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Simple Minds – “Ghostdancing”
Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Erasure – “Sometimes”
Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
Debbie Harry – “French Kissing In The USA”
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Red Box – “For America”

27 11 1986
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Warriors”
Debbie Harry – “French Kissing In The USA”
Five Star – “If I Say Yes”
Roger Whittaker & Des O’Connor – “The Skye Boat Song”
Iron Maiden – “Stranger In A Strange Land”
Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”

04 12 1986
The Communards – “So Cold The Night”
Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain”
Erasure – “Sometimes”
Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Jaki Graham – “Step Right Up”
The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
George Benson – “Shiver”
Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down”
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Bruce Springsteen – “War”

11 12 1986
Jaki Graham – “Step Right Up”
The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?”
Cameo – “Candy”
Dexys Midnight Runners – “Because Of You”
A-ha – “Cry Wolf”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
George Benson – “Shiver”
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Madonna – “Open Your Heart”

18 12 1986
The Gap Band – “Big Fun”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Dexys Midnight Runners – “Because Of You”
A-ha – “Cry Wolf”
Paul McCartney – “Only Love Remains”
Eurythmics – “The Miracle Of Love”
Status Quo – “Dreamin’”
The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
The Communards – “So Cold The Night”

25 12 1986
Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”
The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Doctor & The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
George Michael – “A Different Corner”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
Madonna – “True Blue”
Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
Wham! – “Edge Of Heaven”

TOP OF THE POPS 1987