Hot 100 1986

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1986 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 11 41 Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew, The Super Bowl Shuffle 5:50 Red Label 71012
Jan 11 86 Evelyn “Champagne” King Your Personal Touch 3:52 RCA 14201
Jan 18 1 Heart These Dreams 3:46 Capitol 5541
Jan 18 5 INXS What You Need 3:33 Atlantic 7-89460
Jan 18 7 Elton John Nikita 4:54 Geffen 7-28800
Jan 18 8 Thompson Twins King For A Day 4:08 Arista 1-9450
Jan 18 10 Loverboy This Could Be The Night 4:14 Columbia 38-05765
Jan 18 16 Sting Russians 3:57 A&M 2799
Jan 18 20 ABC (How To Be A) Millionaire 3:34 Mercury 884 382-1
Jan 18 21 ZZ Top Stages 3:32 Warner 28810
Jan 18 22 Aretha Franklin Another Night 3:57 Arista 1-9453
Jan 18 28 Marilyn Martin Night Moves 4:24 Atlantic 7-89465
Jan 25 2 Bangles Manic Monday 3:03 Columbia 38-05757
Jan 25 14 Simple Minds Sanctify Yourself 4:57 A&M 2810
Jan 25 22 Robert Tepper No Easy Way Out 4:19 Scotti Brothers 4-05750
Jan 25 32 Opus Live Is Life 4:07 Polydor 883 730-7
Jan 25 42 Dan Seals Bop 3:39 EMI America 8289
Jan 25 46 Meli’sa Morgan Do Me Baby 3:59 Capitol 5523
Jan 25 76 diVINYLS Pleasure And Pain 3:55 Chrysalis 4-42916
Jan 25 85 Oingo Boingo Just Another Day 3:58 MCA 52726
Jan 25 95 David Pack Prove Me Wrong 4:00 Warner Bros. 7-28802

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 1 2 John Cougar Mellencamp R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock) 2:49 Riva 884 455-7
Feb 1 10 Force M.D.’s Tender Love 4:19 Warner Bros. 7-28818
Feb 1 18 Electric Light Orchestra Calling America 3:29 CBS Associated 4-05766
Feb 1 32 Cars, The I’m Not The One 4:07 Elektra 7-69569
Feb 1 33 Arcadia Goodbye Is Forever 4:11 Capitol 5542
Feb 1 37 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & Stevie Nicks Needles And Pins 2:23 MCA 52772
Feb 1 52 Sam Harris I’d Do It All Again 3:47 Motown 1829
Feb 1 74 Peter Frampton Lying 4:11 Atlantic 7-89463
Feb 1 90 Talk Talk Life’s What You Make It 4:23 EMI America 8303
Feb 8 1 Falco Rock Me Amadeus 3:10 A&M 2821
Feb 8 1 Robert Palmer Addicted To Love 3:59 Island 7-99570
Feb 8 57 Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love 4:20 Epic 34-05754
Feb 8 59 Five Star Let Me Be The One 3:38 RCA 14229
Feb 8 61 Phyllis Nelson I Like You (Special Mix) 3:58 Carrere 4-05719
Feb 8 65 Sheena Easton Jimmy Mack 3:45 EMI 8309
Feb 8 87 Jennifer Holliday No Frills Love 3:52 Geffen 7-28845
Feb 8 91 Scritti Politti Wood Beez (pray like aretha franklin) 3:39 Warner Bros. 7-28811
Feb 8 95 Maurice White I Need You 3:54 Columbia 38-05726
Feb 15 6 Outfield, The Your Love 3:22 Columbia 38-05796
Feb 15 7 Level 42 Something About You 3:48 Polydor 883 362-1
Feb 15 26 Cherrelle with Alexander O’Neal Saturday Love 4:15 Tabu 4-05767
Feb 15 54 Pat Benatar Le Bel Age (The Best Years) 4:15 Chrysalis 4-42968
Feb 15 61 Firm, The All The Kings Horses 3:15 Atlantic 7-89458
Feb 15 78 Eurythmics It’s All Right (Baby’s Coming Back) 3:45 RCA 14284
Feb 15 80 Klymaxx The Men All Pause 4:12 Constellation 52486
Feb 15 82 Alan Parsons Project Stereotomy 3:58 Arista 1-9443
Feb 15 96 Ray Parker Jr. & Helen Terry One Sunny Day/Dueling Bikes From Quicksilver 3:21 Atlantic 7-89456
Feb 15 99 Cure, The In Between Days 2:16 Elektra 7-69604
Feb 22 1 Prince & The Revolution Kiss 3:46 Paisley Park 28751
Feb 22 4 Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately 3:28 A&M 2812
Feb 22 16 Stevie Nicks I Can’t Wait 4:01 Modern 7-99565
Feb 22 16 Jermaine Jackson I Think It’s Love 3:44 Arista 1-9444
Feb 22 24 Stevie Wonder Overjoyed 3:42 Tamla 1832
Feb 22 38 New Edition A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes) 3:29 MCA 52768
Feb 22 77 Dokken In My Dreams 4:01 Elektra 7-69563

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 1 1 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls 3:55 EMI America 8307
Mar 1 19 Dire Straits So Far Away 3:59 Warner Bros. 7-28789
Mar 1 30 Jackson Browne For America 5:10 Asylum 7-69566
Mar 1 76 John Cafferty Heart’s On Fire 4:00 Scotti Brothers 05774
Mar 1 77 Synch Where Are You Now? 4:32 Columbia 05788
Mar 1 83 Pointer Sisters Twist My Arm 3:55 RCA 14197
Mar 1 90 Laura Branigan I Found Someone 4:00 Atlantic 89451
Mar 1 92 Anne Murray Now And Forever (You And Me) 4:07 Capitol 5547
Mar 8 3 Nu Shooz I Can’t Wait 3:38 Atlantic 7-89446
Mar 8 4 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark If You Leave 4:24 A&M 2811
Mar 8 8 Miami Sound Machine Bad Boy 3:42 Epic 34-05805
Mar 8 23 John Taylor I Do What I Do 3:40 Capitol 5551
Mar 8 34 Honeymoon Suite Feel It Again 4:09 Warner Bros. 7-28779
Mar 8 42 Little Richard Great Gosh A’Mighty 3:40 MCA 52780
Mar 8 76 Animotion I Engineer 4:02 Casablanca 884433
Mar 8 91 Joe Cocker Shelter Me 4:20 Capitol 5557
Mar 15 3 Van Halen Why Can’t This Be Love 3:45 Warner 28740
Mar 15 5 Rolling Stones, The Harlem Shuffle 3:24 Rolling Stones 38-05802
Mar 15 7 Phil Collins Take Me Home 4:37 Atlantic 7-89472
Mar 15 13 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band American Storm 4:00 Capitol 5532
Mar 15 43 Wax Right Between The Eyes 4:08 RCA 14306
Mar 15 54 Dennis DeYoung Call Me 4:47 A&M 2816
Mar 15 72 Dionne Warwick Whisper In The Dark 4:12 Arista 1-9460
Mar 15 74 Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart 4:39 A&M 2804
Mar 22 1 Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own 4:30 MCA 52770
Mar 22 5 Mike + The Mechanics All I Need Is A Miracle 4:10 Atlantic 7-89450
Mar 22 32 Julian Lennon Stick Around 3:59 Atlantic 7-89437
Mar 22 46 Starpoint Restless 3:58 Elektra 7-69561
Mar 22 62 Rene and Angela Your Smile 3:55 Mercury 884 271-7
Mar 22 68 Ozzy Osbourne Shot In The Dark 3:58 CBS Associated 4-05810
Mar 22 74 Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man 3:30 Geffen 28749
Mar 29 1 Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All 4:48 Arista 1-9466
Mar 29 8 Mr. Mister Is It Love 3:32 RCA 14313
Mar 29 20 Sade Never As Good As The First Time 3:57 Portrait 37-05761
Mar 29 22 ZZ Top Rough Boy 3:45 Warner 28733
Mar 29 53 David Bowie Absolute Beginners 5:35 EMI America 8308
Mar 29 92 Greg Kihn Love And Rock And Roll 2:59 EMI America 8306

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 5 1 Simply Red Holding Back The Years 4:04 Elektra 7-69564
Apr 5 12 Culture Club Move Away 4:10 Virgin/Epic 34-05847
Apr 5 12 Boys Don’t Cry I Wanna Be A Cowboy 3:42 Profile 5084
Apr 5 26 Starship Tomorrow Doesn’t Matter Tonight 3:41 Grunt 14332
Apr 5 28 Simple Minds All The Things She Said 3:56 A&M 2828
Apr 5 38 Hooters Where Do The Children Go 5:29 Columbia 38-05854
Apr 5 70 Katrina & The Waves Is That It? 3:40 Capitol 5566
Apr 5 76 Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home 3:30 I.R.S. 52760
Apr 12 1 Madonna Live To Tell 4:37 Sire 7-28717
Apr 12 3 Jets, The Crush On You 3:40 MCA 52774
Apr 12 4 Howard Jones No One Is To Blame 4:10 Elektra 7-69549
Apr 12 9 Journey Be Good To Yourself 3:51 Columbia 38-05869
Apr 12 27 Tears For Fears Mothers Talk 4:14 Mercury 884638-7
Apr 12 41 Psychedelic Furs Pretty In Pink 4:01 A&M 2826
Apr 12 62 Bourgeois Tagg Mutual Surrender (What A Wonderful World) 4:10 Island 99558
Apr 12 65 Voices Of America Hands Across America 4:55 EMI America 8319
Apr 12 77 Bonnie Tyler If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man) 4:08 Columbia 38-05839
Apr 12 82 Platinum Blonde Somebody Somewhere 4:04 Epic 34-05804
Apr 12 87 Baltimora Living In The Background 3:58 Manhattan 50029
Apr 19 1 Billy Ocean There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) 4:13 Jive 1-9465
Apr 19 9 Moody Blues, The Your Wildest Dreams 3:50 Polydor 883 906-7
Apr 19 10 Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Tuff Enuff 3:21 CBS Associated 4-05838
Apr 19 10 Heart Nothin’ At All (Remix) 4:10 Capitol 5572
Apr 19 36 Dream Academy, The The Love Parade 3:44 Reprise 7-28750
Apr 19 56 Vanity Under The Influence 3:25 Motown 1833
Apr 19 57 Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn’t In It 3:50 A&M 2822
Apr 19 91 Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime (Live) 4:34 Sire 7-29163
Apr 26 3 El DeBarge Who’s Johnny (Short Circuit Theme) 4:05 Gordy 1842
Apr 26 7 George Michael A Different Corner 3:57 Columbia 38-05888
Apr 26 18 Falco Vienna Calling (The New ’86 Edit) 4:01 A&M 2832
Apr 26 21 John Cougar Mellencamp Rain On The Scarecrow 3:46 Riva 884 635-7
Apr 26 37 Models Out Of Mind Out Of Sight 3:34 Geffen 7-28762
Apr 26 68 Loverboy Lead A Double Life 3:37 Columbia 38-05867
Apr 26 70 E.G. Daily Say It, Say It 4:34 A&M 2825
Apr 26 84 Graham Nash Innocent Eyes 3:10 Atlantic 7-89434

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 3 14 Blow Monkeys, The Digging Your Scene 4:40 RCA 14325
May 3 14 38 Special Like No Other Night 3:59 A&M 2831
May 3 52 Giuffria I Must Be Dreaming 3:58 MCA 52794
May 3 55 Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat 3:35 Qwest 28788
May 3 66 Diana Ross Chain Reaction 4:18 RCA 14244
May 10 1 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer 5:00 Geffen 28718
May 10 2 Kenny Loggins Danger Zone 3:35 Columbia 38-05893
May 10 14 GTR When The Heart Rules The Mind 3:58 Arista 1-9470
May 10 29 Bangles If She Knew What She Wants 3:47 Columbia 38-05886
May 10 54 INXS Listen Like Thieves 3:43 Atlantic 7-89429
May 10 56 Magazine 60 Don Quichotte 3:47 Baja 001
May 10 61 Trans-X Living On Video 3:47 Atco 7-99534
May 10 85 Robert Tepper Don’t Walk Away 4:20 Scotti Bros. 4-05879
May 17 3 Belinda Carlisle Mad About You 3:37 I.R.S. 52815
May 17 3 Janet Jackson Nasty 3:40 A&M 2830
May 17 5 Jermaine Stewart We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off 3:57 Arista 1-9424
May 17 28 Rolling Stones, The One Hit (To The Body) 4:05 Rolling Stones 38-05906
May 17 44 S.O.S. Band, The The Finest 4:35 Tabu 4-05848
May 17 50 Art Of Noise, The Featuring Duane Eddy Peter Gunn 3:13 China 42986
May 17 60 Stevie Nicks Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You 3:59 Modern 7-99532
May 17 71 Wild Blue Fire With Fire 3:30 Chrysalis 4-42985
May 17 84 Animotion I Want You 3:58 Casablanca 884729
May 17 91 ABC Vanity Kills 3:30 Mercury 884 714-7
May 24 12 Bob Seger Like A Rock 5:53 Capitol 5592
May 24 13 Jeffrey Osborne You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) 4:17 A&M 2814
May 24 19 Fixx, The Secret Separation 3:50 MCA 52832
May 24 22 Gavin Christopher One Step Closer To You 3:58 Manhattan 50028
May 24 22 Van Halen Dreams 4:54 Warner 28702
May 24 23 Prince & The Revolution Mountains 3:58 Paisley Park 7-28711
May 24 53 Neil Diamond Headed For The Future 3:35 Columbia 38-05889
May 24 71 Mai Tai Female Intuition 3:58 Critique 722
May 24 79 Kim Carnes Divided Hearts 3:56 EMI America 8322
May 31 1 Genesis Invisible Touch 3:26 Atlantic 7-89407
May 31 6 Rod Stewart Love Touch 4:06 Warner Bros. 7-28668
May 31 10 Pet Shop Boys Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) 3:40 EMI America 8330
May 31 24 Andy Taylor Take It Easy 4:22 Atlantic 7-89414
May 31 87 Del Fuegos, The I Still Want You 3:44 Slash 7-28822
May 31 94 B.E. Taylor Group Karen 4:10 Epic 34-05851

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 7 1 Peter Cetera Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) 4:20 Full Moon 7-28662
Jun 7 10 Billy Joel Modern Woman 3:47 Epic 34-06118
Jun 7 19 Outfield, The All The Love In The World 3:33 Columbia 38-05894
Jun 7 33 Robert Palmer Hyperactive 3:35 Island 7-99545
Jun 7 52 John Eddie Jungle Boy 3:23 Columbia 38-05858
Jun 7 67 Krokus School’s Out 3:15 Arista 9468
Jun 7 70 Jackson Browne In The Shape Of A Heart 4:07 Asylum 69543
Jun 7 75 TKA One Way Love 4:10 Tommy Boy 866-7
Jun 7 94 Sly Fox Stay True 3:40 Capitol 5581
Jun 14 1 Steve Winwood Higher Love 4:08 Island 28710
Jun 14 5 Miami Sound Machine Words Get In The Way 3:23 Epic 34-06120
Jun 14 7 Michael McDonald Sweet Freedom 3:58 MCA 52857
Jun 14 8 Timex Social Club Rumors 3:30 Jay 7001
Jun 14 35 Device Hanging On A Heart Attack 4:02 Chrysalis 42996
Jun 14 51 New Edition With You All The Way 3:35 MCA 52829
Jun 14 62 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Voice Of America’s Sons 4:35 Scotti Brothers 06048
Jun 14 69 Midnight Star Headlines 4:18 Solar 7-69547
Jun 14 73 Jean Beauvoir Feel The Heat 4:02 Columbia 05904
Jun 14 80 David Foster & Olivia Newton-John The Best Of Me 4:04 Atlantic 7-89420
Jun 14 86 Stevie Wonder Land Of La La 4:18 Tamla 1846
Jun 21 1 Berlin Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun) 4:13 Columbia 38-05903
Jun 21 10 Regina Baby Love 4:06 Atlantic 7-89417
Jun 21 17 Journey Suzanne 3:37 Columbia 38-06134
Jun 21 42 Queen A Kind Of Magic 4:23 Capitol 5590
Jun 21 60 Emerson, Lake & Powell Touch And Go 3:35 Polydor 885 101-7
Jun 21 75 Rene and Angela You Don’t Have To Cry 4:25 Mercury 884 587-7
Jun 28 1 Madonna Papa Don’t Preach 4:24 Sire 7-28660
Jun 28 1 Bananarama Venus 3:49 London 886-056-7
Jun 28 16 Double The Captain Of Her Heart 4:00 A&M 2838
Jun 28 28 John Cougar Mellencamp Rumbleseat 2:57 Riva 884 856-7
Jun 28 32 Mike + The Mechanics Taken In 3:55 Atlantic 7-89404
Jun 28 68 Beach Boys, The Rock ‘N’ Roll To The Rescue 3:42 Capitol 5595
Jun 28 76 John Waite If Anybody Had A Heart 4:45 EMI America 8315
Jun 28 79 Limited Warranty Victory Line 3:57 Atco 99541
Jun 28 93 Yarbrough and Peoples I Wouldn’t Lie 3:40 Total Experience 2437
Jun 28 93 Dennis DeYoung This Is The Time 3:55 A&M 2839

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 5 2 Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson Friends And Lovers 3:50 USA Carrere 4-06122
Jul 5 10 Wham! The Edge Of Heaven 4:37 Columbia 38-06182
Jul 5 15 Klymaxx Man Size Love 4:05 MCA 52841
Jul 5 16 David Lee Roth Yankee Rose 3:47 Warner Bros. 7-28656
Jul 5 20 Monkees, The That Was Then, This Is Now 3:46 Arista 1-9505
Jul 5 28 Nu Shooz Point Of No Return 3:48 Atlantic 7-89392
Jul 5 68 Starship Before I Go 4:25 Grunt 14393
Jul 5 71 Jermaine Jackson Do You Remember Me? 3:41 Arista 1-9502
Jul 5 79 Icehouse No Promises 3:33 Chrysalis 42978
Jul 12 2 Glass Tiger Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) 4:05 Manhattan 50037
Jul 12 3 Stacey Q Two Of Hearts 3:58 Atlantic 7-89381
Jul 12 41 Mary Jane Girls Walk Like A Man 3:46 Motown 1851
Jul 12 52 Honeymoon Suite What Does It Take 4:13 Warner Bros. 7-28670
Jul 12 53 Chaka Khan Love Of A Lifetime 4:12 Warner 28671
Jul 12 86 Barry Manilow I’m Your Man 3:59 RCA 14397
Jul 19 2 Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling 4:20 Motown 1843
Jul 19 28 Simply Red Money$ Too Tight (To Mention) 3:38 Elektra 7-69528
Jul 19 29 Patti LaBelle Oh, People 4:23 MCA 52877
Jul 19 48 .38 Special Somebody Like You 4:05 A&M 2854
Jul 19 54 Heart If Looks Could Kill 3:40 Capitol 5605
Jul 19 63 Prince & The Revolution Anotherloverholenyohead 3:58 Paisley Park 7-28620
Jul 26 4 Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith Walk This Way 3:38 Profile 5112
Jul 26 8 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force All Cried Out 4:49 Columbia 38-05844
Jul 26 10 Billy Ocean Love Zone 4:11 Jive 1-9510
Jul 26 14 Eurythmics Missionary Man 3:49 RCA 14414
Jul 26 35 ZZ Top Velcro Fly 2:50 Warner 28650
Jul 26 54 Thompson Twins Nothing In Common 3:24 Arista 1-9511
Jul 26 72 Bruce Hornsby & The Range Every Little Kiss 4:29 RCA 5165
Jul 26 87 Level 42 Hot Water 3:38 Polydor 885 155-7

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 2 1 Huey Lewis & The News Stuck With You 4:20 Chrysalis 43019
Aug 2 5 Daryl Hall Dreamtime 5:00 RCA 14387
Aug 2 12 Loverboy Heaven In Your Eyes 4:03 Columbia 38-06178
Aug 2 21 Paul McCartney Press 3:35 Capitol 5597
Aug 2 42 Gwen Guthrie Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent 3:26 Polydor 885 106-7
Aug 2 43 Sheena Easton So Far So Good 4:07 EMI 8332
Aug 2 51 Mick Jagger Ruthless People 3:40 Epic 06211
Aug 2 69 Doctor & The Medics Spirit In The Sky 3:29 I.R.S. 52880
Aug 9 23 Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al 4:39 Warner Bros. 7-28667
Aug 9 1 Janet Jackson When I Think Of You 3:56 A&M 2855
Aug 9 10 Billy Joel A Matter Of Trust 4:08 Columbia 38-06108
Aug 9 22 Van Halen Love Walks In 4:24 Warner 28626
Aug 9 23 Beatles, The Twist And Shout 2:33 Capitol 5624
Aug 9 43 El DeBarge Love Always 4:26 Gordy 1857
Aug 9 47 Jets, The Private Number 3:37 MCA 52846
Aug 9 50 Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Wrap It Up 2:41 CBS Associated 4-06270
Aug 9 76 Air Supply Lonely Is The Night 3:58 Arista 1-9521
Aug 9 90 Isle Of Man Am I Forgiven 4:12 Pasha 05900
Aug 16 2 Robert Palmer I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 3:43 Island 7-99537
Aug 16 4 Genesis Throwing It All Away 3:41 Atlantic 7-89372
Aug 16 4 Eddie Money Take Me Home Tonight 3:32 Columbia 38-06231
Aug 16 8 Anita Baker Sweet Love 4:26 Elektra 7-69557
Aug 16 34 Art Of Noise, The with Max Headroom Paranoimia 3:18 China 4-43002
Aug 16 52 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band It’s You 4:00 Capitol 5623
Aug 16 58 Moody Blues, The The Other Side Of Life 4:49 Polydor 885 201-7
Aug 16 60 Kenny Loggins Playing With The Boys 3:57 Columbia 38-05902
Aug 16 98 Southside Johnny & The Jukes Walk Away Renee 3:52 Atlantic 7-89394
Aug 23 5 Don Johnson Heartbeat 4:18 Epic 34-06285
Aug 23 21 New Edition Earth Angel 3:59 MCA 52905
Aug 23 57 Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason 4:38 Epic 06129
Aug 23 85 GTR The Hunter 3:53 Arista 1-9512
Aug 23 92 One To One Angel In My Pocket 3:51 Warner Bros. 7-28739
Aug 23 95 Nick Jameson Weatherman 4:14 Motown 1853
Aug 30 1 Cyndi Lauper True Colors 3:45 Portrait 37-06247
Aug 30 2 Tina Turner Typical Male 4:14 Capitol 5615
Aug 30 11 Toto I’ll Be Over You 3:47 Columbia 38-06280
Aug 30 17 Journey Girl Can’t Help It 3:50 Columbia 38-06302
Aug 30 26 Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes 6:15 Geffen 28622
Aug 30 27 Triumph Somebody’s Out There 3:49 MCA 52898
Aug 30 52 Rod Stewart Another Heartache 4:09 Warner Bros. 7-28631
Aug 30 62 Pet Shop Boys Love Comes Quickly 4:17 EMI America 8338

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 6 1 Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name 3:53 Mercury 884953-7
Sep 6 15 Ric Ocasek Emotion In Motion 3:55 Geffen 7-28617
Sep 6 25 Talking Heads Wild Wild Life 3:39 Sire 7-28629
Sep 6 48 Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4 4:09 Warner/Full Moon 27-28628
Sep 6 81 John Fogerty Eye Of The Zombie 4:25 Warner 28657
Sep 13 1 Human League, The Human 3:46 A&M/Virgin 2861
Sep 13 6 Cameo Word Up 4:15 Atlanta Artists 884 933-7
Sep 13 9 Oran “Juice” Jones The Rain 5:05 Def Jam 38-06209
Sep 13 41 Five Star Can’t Wait Another Minute 4:28 RCA 14421
Sep 20 1 Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is 4:57 RCA Victor 5023
Sep 20 1 Peter Cetera & Amy Grant The Next Time I Fall 3:43 Full Moon 7-28597
Sep 20 18 Corey Hart I Am By Your Side 3:52 EMI 8348
Sep 20 26 ‘Til Tuesday What About Love 4:01 Epic 34-06289
Sep 20 42 Midnight Star Midas Touch 3:46 Solar 7-69525
Sep 20 42 Jermaine Stewart Jody 3:32 Arista 1-9476
Sep 20 57 Beach Boys, The California Dreamin’ 3:10 Capitol 5630
Sep 20 66 Outfield, The Everytime You Cry 3:56 Columbia 38-06295
Sep 20 82 Belinda Carlisle I Feel The Magic 3:15 I.R.S. 52889
Sep 20 83 Luis Cardenas Runaway 2:58 Allied Artists 72500
Sep 27 1 Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian 3:21 Columbia 38-06257
Sep 27 1 Boston Amanda 4:16 MCA 52756
Sep 27 19 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (Forever) Live And Die 3:36 A&M 2872
Sep 27 20 Steve Winwood Freedom Overspill 4:09 Island 7-28595
Sep 27 21 Aretha Franklin Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:56 Arista 1-9528
Sep 27 66 David Lee Roth Goin’ Crazy! 3:21 Warner Bros. 7-28584
Sep 27 79 Device Who Says 4:10 Chrysalis 43063
Sep 27 84 Ashford and Simpson Count Your Blessings 4:18 Capitol 5598

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 4 2 Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight 4:14 Geffen 7-28562
Oct 4 3 Madonna True Blue 3:59 Sire 7-28591
Oct 4 6 Billy Idol To Be A Lover 3:50 Chrysalis 43024
Oct 4 9 Ben E. King Stand By Me 2:52 Atlantic 89361
Oct 4 9 Lionel Richie Love Will Conquer All 4:18 Motown 1866
Oct 4 32 Nancy Martinez For Tonight 3:26 Atlantic 7-89371
Oct 4 37 David & David Welcome To The Boomtown 5:30 A&M 2857
Oct 4 80 Billy Squier Love Is The Hero 4:03 Capitol 5619
Oct 4 89 Far Corporation Stairway To Heaven 5:45 Atco 7-99509
Oct 4 94 R.E.M. Fall On Me 2:49 I.R.S. 52883
Oct 11 2 Robbie Nevil C’est La Vie 3:28 EMI 50047
Oct 11 10 Pretenders, The Don’t Get Me Wrong 3:49 Sire 7-28630
Oct 11 47 Temptations, The Lady Soul 4:35 Gordy 1856
Oct 11 50 Wham! Where Did Your Heart Go 4:59 Columbia 38-06294
Oct 11 83 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Good Music 3:29 Blackheart 4-06336
Oct 18 1 Gregory Abbott Shake You Down 4:04 Columbia 06191
Oct 18 3 Huey Lewis and the News Hip To Be Square 4:03 Chrysalis 4-43065
Oct 18 17 Howard Jones You Know I Love You.. Don’t You? 4:04 Elektra 7-69512
Oct 18 33 Daryl Hall Foolish Pride 3:56 RCA 5038
Oct 18 48 Stacy Lattisaw Nail It To The Wall 3:54 Motown 1859
Oct 18 55 Elton John Heartache All Over The World 3:57 Geffen 7-28578
Oct 18 73 Bananarama More Than Physical 3:23 London 886080
Oct 18 85 Bad Company This Love 3:44 Atlantic 89355
Oct 18 93 James Brown Gravity 3:52 Scotti Brothers 06275
Oct 25 9 Survivor Is This Love 3:40 Scotti Bros. 4-06381
Oct 25 16 Billy Ocean Love Is Forever 4:16 Jive 9540
Oct 25 19 Timbuk 3 The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades 3:21 I.R.S. 52940
Oct 25 29 Run DMC You Be Illin’ 3:26 Profile 5119
Oct 25 46 Police, The Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 4:47 A&M 2879
Oct 25 53 Jesse Johnson Featuring Sly Stone Crazay 3:59 A&M 2878
Oct 25 73 Andy Taylor When The Rain Comes Down 3:52 MCA 52946
Oct 25 82 Berlin Like Flames 4:02 Geffen 28563

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 1 2 Duran Duran Notorious 3:58 Capitol 5648
Nov 1 4 Genesis Land Of Confusion 4:45 Atlantic 7-89336
Nov 1 4 Samantha Fox Touch Me (I Want Your Body) 3:46 Jive 1006
Nov 1 5 Janet Jackson Control 3:26 A&M 2877
Nov 1 7 Glass Tiger Someday 3:34 Manhattan 50048
Nov 1 10 Kool & The Gang Victory 3:58 Mercury 888074-7
Nov 1 18 Carly Simon Coming Around Again 3:31 Arista 1-9525
Nov 1 19 Kansas All I Wanted 3:20 MCA 52958
Nov 1 25 Miami Sound Machine Falling In Love (Uh-Oh) 3:07 Epic 34-06352
Nov 1 33 Pointer Sisters Goldmine 3:51 RCA 5062
Nov 1 65 Commodores Goin’ To The Bank 3:55 Polydor 885358
Nov 1 79 Monkees, The Daydream Believer 2:57 Arista 1-9532
Nov 8 1 Billy Vera & The Beaters At This Moment (Live) 4:10 Rhino 74403
Nov 8 13 Cinderella Nobody’s Fool 3:58 Mercury 884851
Nov 8 21 Chico DeBarge Talk To Me 3:52 Motown 1858
Nov 8 24 Benjamin Orr Stay The Night 4:10 Elektra 7-69506
Nov 8 41 Freddie Jackson Tasty Love 4:10 Capitol 5616
Nov 8 88 Laban Love In Siberia 3:40 Critque 725
Nov 8 90 Howard Hewett I’m For Real 3:59 Elektra 7-69527
Nov 15 3 Chicago Will You Still Love Me? 4:10 Warner/Full Moon 28512
Nov 15 3 Jets, The You Got It All 4:05 MCA 52968
Nov 15 15 Luther Vandross Stop To Love 4:08 Epic 06523
Nov 15 18 Billy Joel This Is The Time 4:56 Columbia 38-06526
Nov 15 65 Paul Young Some People 4:45 Columbia 06423
Nov 15 68 Eurythmics Thorn In My Side 4:45 RCA 5058
Nov 15 70 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Miami 4:08 Capitol 5658
Nov 15 81 Paul McCartney Stranglehold 3:36 Capitol 5636
Nov 15 97 Steve Miller Band I Want To Make The World Turn Around 4:23 Capitol 5646
Nov 22 2 Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands To Yourself 3:26 Elektra 7-69502
Nov 22 30 Tina Turner Two People 4:08 Capitol 5644
Nov 22 57 Debbie Harry French Kissin 4:09 Geffen 7-28546
Nov 22 8 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band War (Live) 5:10 Columbia 38-06432
Nov 22 56 Don Johnson Heartache Away 4:06 Epic 34-06426
Nov 22 85 David Lee Roth That’s Life 2:29 Warner Bros. 7-28511
Nov 29 3 Cyndi Lauper Change Of Heart 3:58 Portrait 37-06431
Nov 29 8 Peter Gabriel Big Time 3:12 Geffen 7-28503
Nov 29 9 Ready For The World Love You Down 3:58 MCA 52947
Nov 29 15 Dead Or Alive Brand New Lover 3:35 Epic 34-06374
Nov 29 37 Anita Baker Caught Up In The Rapture 4:05 Elektra 69511
Nov 29 61 Ann Wilson The Best Man In The World 3:16 Capitol 5654
Nov 29 69 Grace Jones I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) 3:22 Manhattan 50052
Nov 29 83 Rod Stewart Every Beat Of My Heart 4:39 Warner Bros. 7-28625
Nov 29 89 KBC Band It’s Not You, It’s Not Me 3:32 Arista 9526

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1986

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 6 1 Madonna Open Your Heart 4:12 Sire 28508
Dec 6 7 Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl 3:35 Motown 1873
Dec 6 9 Boston We’re Ready 4:14 MCA 52985
Dec 6 14 Journey I’ll Be Alright Without You 4:45 Columbia 38-06301
Dec 6 27 Jeff Lorber Featuring Karyn White Facts Of Love 4:00 Warner 28588
Dec 6 28 Aretha Franklin Jimmy Lee 5:47 Arista 1-9546
Dec 6 44 Human League, The I Need Your Loving 3:43 A&M 2893
Dec 6 70 Pet Shop Boys Suburbia 3:59 EMI  America 8355
Dec 6 81 Paul Simon Graceland 4:48 Warner Bros. 7-28522
Dec 13 1 Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer 4:12 Mercury 888 184-7
Dec 13 24 Corey Hart Can’t Help Falling In Love 3:24 EMI 8368
Dec 13 35 Stacey Q We Connect 3:42 Atlantic 7-89331
Dec 13 82 Bob Geldof This Is The World Calling 3:58 Atlantic 7-89341
Dec 13 88 John Parr Blame It On The Radio 4:16 Atlantic 7-89333
Dec 13 91 Secret Ties Dancing In My Sleep 3:32 Night Wave 9201
Dec 20 2 Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram Somewhere Out There 3:58 MCA 52973
Dec 20 7 Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) 3:28 Def Jam 06595
Dec 20 14 Eddie Money I Wanna Go Back 3:54 Columbia 38-06569
Dec 20 57 Bobby Brown Girlfriend 4:06 MCA 52866
Dec 20 75 Ric Ocasek True To You 4:01 Geffen 7-28504
Dec 27 21 Cameo Candy 4:20 Atlanta Artists 888193
Dec 27 38 Toto Without Your Love 4:33 Columbia 38-06570
Dec 27 40 Communards Don’t Leave Me This Way 4:36 MCA/London 52928
Dec 27 67 Five Star If I Say Yes 3:43 RCA 5083
Dec 27 70 El DeBarge Someone 4:06 Gordy 1867
Dec 27 76 Bananarama A Trick Of The Night 4:22 London 886119
Dec 27 80 Uptown (I Know) I’m Losing You 4:00 Oak Lawn 3810