Regional Hits of 1986

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The standard page for 1986 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1986 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Dionne Warwick & Friends That's What Friends Are For Moves -2 Moves -4 Berlin Take My Breath Away Moves -3 Moves -8 Europe The Final Countdown 1
2 Steve Winwood Higher Love Moves -13 Moves -10 Falco Rock Me Amadeus Moves 0 Moves 0 Falco Rock Me Amadeus 2
3 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer Moves -4 Moves 2 Dionne Warwick & Friends That's What Friends Are For Moves -90 Moves -1 Madonna Papa Don't Preach 3
4 The Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian Moves -1 Moves -13 Madonna Papa Don't Preach Moves 1 Moves 3 Berlin Take My Breath Away 4
5 Berlin Take My Breath Away Moves 4 Moves 1 The Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian Moves -11 Moves -53 Status Quo In the Army Now 5
6 Robert Palmer Addicted to Love Moves -11 Moves -4 The Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Moves -9 Moves -7 Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going 6
7 Madonna Live to Tell Moves -4 Moves 4 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer Moves -22 Moves -40 MC Miker G & DJ Sven Holiday Rap 7
8 Whitney Houston Greatest Love of All Moves -6 Moves -28 Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red Moves -4 Moves -27 Wham! The Edge of Heaven 8
9 Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Moves -9 Moves -105 Europe The Final Countdown Moves 8 Moves -25 A-Ha The Sun Always Shines On TV 9
10 The Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Moves 4 Moves -3 Prince Kiss Moves -30 Moves -15 Level 42 Lessons in Love 10
11 Whitney Houston How Will I Know Moves -26 Moves 4 Madonna Live to Tell Moves -11 Moves -68 Falco Jeanny Part I 11
12 Falco Rock Me Amadeus Moves 10 Moves -36 Bananarama Venus Moves -16 Moves 4 Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red 12
13 Prince Kiss Moves 3 Moves -20 Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Moves 7 Moves -9 George Michael A Different Corner 13
14 Peter Cetera Glory of Love Moves -6 Moves 6 Whitney Houston Greatest Love of All Moves -82 Moves -64 Modern Talking Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) 14
15 Mr Mister Kyrie Moves -17 Moves 13 Steve Winwood Higher Love Moves -184 Moves 9 The Pet Shop Boys West End Girls 15
16 Jefferson Starship Sara Moves -17 Moves -19 The Bangles Manic Monday Moves -18 Moves 11 The Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian 16
17 Madonna Papa Don't Preach Moves 13 Moves 11 Robert Palmer Addicted to Love Moves -137 Moves -37 David Bowie Absolute Beginners 17
18 Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Moves -23 Moves 9 Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Moves -64 Moves -47 Modern Talking Brother Louie 18
19 Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers Moves -57 Moves -20 Madonna True Blue Moves -8 Moves -7 Samantha Fox Touch Me (I Want Your Body) 19
20 Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Moves -19 Moves 6 Peter Cetera Glory of Love Moves -38 Moves -63 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Rage Hard 20

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