80s charts | Personal year chart 1986

* = dance/semi dance (100-120 bpm)
** = funk/soul/hiphop/jazz/reggae/world/ska/or combinations
**** = pop or rock
# = guilty pleasures

My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1986 (out of 32 listed here):

  1. Run DMC & Aerosmith – Walk this way **
  2. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – Love can’t turn around *
  3. Duran Duran – Skin trade ****

Other favorites:

  • The Bangles – Walk like an Egyptian ****
  • The Beastie Boys – Fight for your right (to party!) ****
  • Crowded House – Don’t dream it’s over ****
  • Duran Duran – Notorious ****
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions – I want you ****
  • Koel Moe Dee – Go see the doctor **
  • Janet Jackson – What have you done for me lately ****
  • Janet Jackson – When I think of you ****
  • Madonna – La isla bonita ****
  • Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy – Johnny come lately ****
  • Michael McDonald – Sweet freedom ****
  • Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia ****
  • The Residents – Kaw-liga *
  • Robert Cray Band – Right next door ****
  • UB40 – Sing our own song **

Doubt case:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – The rain ****

Bubbling under:

  • The Communards – Don’t leave me this way ****/#
  • Company B – Fascinated ****
  • Europe – The final countdown ****/#
  • Hans De Booij – Ik hou van alle vrouwen ****
  • Housemartins – Caravan of love ****
  • Janet Jackson – Nasty boys ****
  • Madonna – Borderline ****
  • Madonna – True blue ****
  • Nu Shooz – Point of no return ****
  • Red Box – For America ****
  • Richenel – Dance around the world ****
  • Stan Ridgway – Camouflage ****
  • Timex Social Club – Rumors ****

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