AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 1986

Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For (1985, Vinyl) | Discogs

American Top 40- The 80’s- Week of January 25, 1986. Some real standout songs- surrounded my the mediocre.

1 1 THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR –•– Dionne & Friends (Arista)-12 (2 Weeks at #1) (1) B
2 2 SAY YOU, SAY ME –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-12 (1)B
3 8 BURNING HEART –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-13 (3) C
4 7 TALK TO ME –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-11 (4) C
5 12 I’M YOUR MAN –•– Wham! (Columbia)-9 (5) C
6 11 MY HOMETOWN –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-8 (6) A
7 9 WALK OF LIFE –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-13 (7) A
8 5 I MISS YOU –•– Klymaxx (Constellation)-20 (5) C+
9 3 PARTY ALL THE TIME –•– Eddie Murphy (Columbia)-17 (2) D
10 13 SPIES LIKE US –•– Paul McCartney (Capitol)-10 (10) C

11 16 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-9 (11)C
12 4 ALIVE AND KICKING –•– Simple Minds (A&M)-15 (3) A+
13 14 GO HOME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (13) B
14 6 SMALL TOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-13 (6) A+
15 10 TONIGHT SHE COMES –•– The Cars (Elektra)-13 (7)B
16 17 CONGA –•– Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-15 (16) B+
17 23 HOW WILL I KNOW –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-8 (17) A
18 15 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– Bryan Adams & Tina Turner (A&M)-10 (15)B
19 20 GOODBYE –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-12 (19) C
20 22 SIDEWALK TALK –•– Jellybean featuring Madonna (EMI-America)-11 (20) B-

21 29 KYRIE –•– Mr. Mister (RCA)-6 (21) C
22 27 THE SWEETEST TABOO –•– Sade (Portrait)-10 (22) A+
23 32 LIVING IN AMERICA –•– James Brown (Scotti Brothers)-8 (23) A
24 18 YOU’RE A FRIEND OF MINE –•– Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne (Columbia)-14 (18) B+
25 33 LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN –•– Dream Academy (Warner Brothers)-9 (25) A+
26 31 A LOVE BIZARRE –•– Sheila E. (Paisley Park)-11 (26) A
27 26 FACE THE FACE –•– Pete Townshend (Atco)-12 (26) A
28 19 SEPARATE LIVES –•– Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin (Atlantic)-17 (1) C
29 39 SARA –•– Starship (Grunt)-5 (29) C
30 40 SILENT RUNNING (On Dangerous Ground) –•– Mike + The Mechanics (Atlantic)-10 (30)B

31 34 EVERYTHING IN MY HEART –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-9 (31) C
32 36 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. –•– A-Ha (Warner Brothers)-9 (32)B-
33 28 SEX AS A WEAPON –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-10 (28) B-
34 38 TARZAN BOY –•– Baltimora (Manhattan)-15 (34) B-
35 24 EVERYBODY DANCE –•– Ta Mara & The Seen (A&M)-16 (24)C
36 21 BROKEN WINGS –•– Mr. Mister (RCA)-19 (1) C
37 44 DIGITAL DISPLAY –•– Ready For The World (MCA)-8 (37) C
38 45 SECRET LOVERS –•– Atlantic Starr (A&M)-5 (38) C
39 48 HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (Like I Do) –•– Freddie Jackson (Capitol)-7 (39) C
40 52 KING FOR A DAY –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-2 (40) A-

7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 1986

  1. Lionel Richie seemed to be on the radio in the 80s constantly. I just looked him up…only 20 songs in the top 100…but 5 number 1s and 13 top ten…so that makes sense.

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