1986 – My Top 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
1 Breakout Swing Out Sister
2 Don’t Dream It’s Over (AUS) Crowded House
3 C’est La Vie Robbie Nevil
4 Voyage Voyage (FR) Desireless
5 Suburbia Pet Shop Boys
6 From Now On (B/S) Basia
7 Every Loser Wins Nick Berry
8 A Different Corner George Michael
9 A Question Of Lust Depeche Mode
10 Lessons In Love Level 42
11 For Tonight Nancy Martinez
12 Human Human League, The
13 Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
14 Venus Bananarama
15 Rain Or Shine Five Star
16 Friends And Lovers Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
17 I Can’t Wait Nu Shooz
18 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
19 Kiss Prince & The Revolution
20 Sweet Love Anita Baker
21 So Macho Sinitta
22 I’ve Been In Love Before (Sanny X Extended Version) Cutting Crew
23 True Blue Madonna
24 Come Hell Or Waters High Dee C Lee
25 Take My Breath Away Berlin
26 You Keep Me Hanging On Kim Wilde
27 Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
28 Desire Randy Crawford
29 Two Of Hearts Stacey Q
30 Ain’t Nothing Going On (But The Rent) Gwen Guthrie
31 The Promise You Made (GER) Cock Robin
32 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox
33 Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys
34 Live To Tell Madonna
35 Hunting High And Love a-ha
36 Driving Away From Home It’s Immaterial
37 True Colors Cyndi Lauper
38 Chain Reaction Diana Ross
39 Digging Your Scene Blow Monkeys, The
40 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) Mel & Kim
41 Nasty Janet Jackson
42 Can’t Change My Heart (LP) Dave Valentin ftr Angela Bofill
43 Never Too Late To Love You Kissing The Pink
44 Caught Up In The Rapture Anita Baker
45 Stay For Awhile Amy Grant
46 Down To Earth Curiosity Killed The Cat
47 More Than Physical (Muscle Mix) Bananarama
48 The Miracle Of Love Eurythmics
49 Don’t Leave Me This Way Communards, The ftr Sarah Jane Morris
50 The Edge Of Heaven Wham!
51 I Love You Stephen AJ Duffy
52 Sometimes Erasure
53 You Got It All Jets, The
54 Each Time You Break My Heart Nick Kamen
55 Big Fun Gap Band, The
56 French Kissin’ (In The USA) Debbie Harry
57 We Connect Stacey Q
58 We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (To Have A Good Time) Jermaine Stewart
59 No One Is To Blame Howard Jones
60 Coming Around Again Carly Simon
61 No More The Fool Elkie Brooks
62 I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On Robert Palmer
63 Someday (CAN) (Michael Brauer 12” Extended Mix) Glass Tiger
64 Come Go With Me Expose
65 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson
66 Ten Va Pas (FR) Elsa
67 Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix) ABC
68 The Lady In Red Chris DeBurgh
69 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Young Ones
70 All I Ask Of You Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman
71 If You Leave Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark
72 What About Love Til Tuesday
73 Left Of Centre Suzanne Vega ftr Joe Jackson
74 I Engineer Animotion
75 Wonder Where You Are Michael Sembello ftr Tata Vega
76 Two People (Ben Liebrand Tender Mix) Tina Turner
77 Shellshock New Order
78 Taken In Mike & The Mechanics
79 Crush On You Jets, The
80 Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung
81 As We Lay Shirley Murdock
82 One Step Kissing The Pink
83 Dying To Be Free Bourgeois Tagg
84 On My Own Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
85 All Cried Out Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam w/ Full Force
86 I Am By Your Side Corey Hart
87 Don’t Give Up Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
88 Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles, The
89 Come On Home Everything But The Girl
90 Falling In Love (Uh Uh)  Miami Sound Machine
91 Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News
92 These Dreams Heart
93 Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
94 System Addict Five Star
95 Always There Marti Webb
96 Mad About You Belinda Carlisle
97 Baby Love Regina
98 (I Just) Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew
99 Open Your Heart Madonna
100 For America Red Box
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1986 – My Next 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
101 I’ll Still Be Loving You Restless Hearts
102 I’m The One Who Really Loves You Austin Howard
103 I Wanna Be A Cowboy Boys Don’t Cry
104 Give Me Up (EU) Michael Fortunati
105 Samba Georgie Fame
106 Big Time Peter Gabriel
107 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley
108 Opportunities (Let’s Makes Lots Of Money) Pet Shop Boys
109 Don’t Tell Me Lies (UK 1st Release) Breathe
110 Holding Back The Years (RE) Simply Red
111 Is This Love Alison Moyet
112 Who’s Johnny El DeBarge
113 Word Up Cameo
114 (Forever) Live And Die Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
115 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range
116 Breaking Away Jaki Graham
117 The Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston
118 When I Think Of You Janet Jackson
119 Higher Love Steve Winwood
120 Holiday Rap (NED) MC Miker G & DJ Sven
121 Rumours Timex Social Club, The
122 Too Good To Be Forgotten Amazulu
123 Man Size Love Klymaxx
124 Glory Of Love Pete Cetera
125 Manic Monday Bangles, The
126 Almaz Randy Crawford
127 Happy Hour Housemartins, The
128 Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera & Amy Grant
129 My Girl And Me (NED) Gangway
130 Thorn In My Side Eurythmics
131 I’m Not The One Cars, The
132 Change Of Heart Cyndi Lauper ftr The Bangles
133 My Favourite Waste Of Time Owen Paul
134 If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Trk) Jermaine Jackson & Whitney Houston
135 Old Friend Phyllis Hyman
136 New Beginning Bucks Fizz
137 The Rain Oran Juice Jones
138 Ti Sento (ITA) Matia Bazar
139 Absolutely (AUS) Eurogliders
140 Can’t Wait Another Minute Five Star
141 Words Get In The Way Miami Sound Machine
142 (Waiting For) The Ghost Train Madness
143 Invisible Touch Genesis
144 I’ve Been Losing You a-ha
145 Tender Love Force MD’s
146 Inside To Outside Limahl
147 Caravan Of Love Housemartins, The
148 All I Need Is A Miracle Mike & The Mechanics
149 Shouldn’t Have To Be Like That Fra Lippo Lippi
150 Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis & The News
151 Bad Boy Miami Sound Machine
152 The Honeythief Hipsway
153 Dreamtime Daryl Hall
154 Sweet Freedom Michael McDonald
155 Absolute Beginners David Bowie
156 Move Away Culture Club
157 Weak In The Presence Of Beauty Floy Joy
158 No More I Love You’s Lover Speaks, The
159 Once Bitten Twice Shy Vesta Williams
160 I’ll Keep On Loving You Princess
161 Serious Donna Allen
162 Love In Your Eyes Limahl
163 It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back) Eurythmics
164 Overjoyed Stevie Wonder
165 Notorious Duran Duran
166 Train Of Thought a-ha
167 What’s The Colour Of Money Hollywood Beyond
168 E=MC2 Big Audio Dynamite
169 On The Beach Chris Rea
170 Typical Male Tina Turner
171 Tokyo Town (EU) Sarah
172 Bang Zoom  Real Roxanne & Hitman Howie Tee
173 Twist My Arm Pointer Sisters, The
174 Spell Deon Estus
175 Mystery (B/S) Anita Baker
176 Control Janet Jackson
177 Fall On Me REM
178 Because I Love You Shakin Stevens
179 Rough Boy ZZ Top
180 In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel
181 Don’t Waste My Time Paul Hardcastle ftr Carol Kenyon
182 Don’t Get Me Wrong Pretenders, The
183 The Best Of Me David Foster & Olivia Newton-John
184 There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billy Ocean
185 Love Will Conquer All Lionel Richie
186 In The Army Now Status Quo
187 Paninaro (B/S) Pet Shop Boys
188 A Trick Of The Night (Number One Mix) Bananarama
189 You Got The Love Candi Staton
190 Throwing It All Away Genesis
191 Oh L’Amour Erasure
192 Hymn To Her Pretenders, The
193 It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love (When You’re 8 1/2) Claire & Friends
194 The Locomotion Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
195 New York Afternoon Mondo Kane
196 Will You Still Love Me Chicago
197 Shake You Down Gregory Abbott
198 Point Of No Return Nu Shooz
199 Find The Time Five Star
200 It’s A Fantasy (Trk) Laban

1985 – My Top 20 Studio Albums

Rank Title Artist
1 Cupid & Psyche ’85 Scritti Politti
2 Hunting High And Low a-ha
3 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
4 Despite Straight Lines Marilyn
5 Luxury Of Life Five Star
6 Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
7 Skin Dive Michael Franks
8 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting
9 Who’s Zoomin’ Who Aretha Franklin
10 20/20 George Benson
11 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
12 Around The World In A Day Prince & The Revolution
13 Beverly Hills Cop OST
14 Hounds Of Love Kate Bush
15 No Jackets Required Phil Collins
16 Mystery RAH Band, The
17 Strawberry Switchblade Strawberry Switchblade
18 Go West Go West
19 How To Be A Zillionaire ABC
20 A Secret Wish Propaganda