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This list was to feature the top 150 songs of the year. The first twenty didn't get noted down due to the effects of gravity on a horizontal body at rest. The countdown took place on 26. December 1986. Tracks by South African artists are highlighted.

130NastyJanet Jackson
128Oh l'amourErasure
127I'm Going DownBruce Springsteen
126Tokyo RoseIdle Eyes
125I Wanna Be A CowboyBoys Don't Cry
124Like A FoolRobin Gibb
123The Heart Is Not So SmartEl DeBarge
122If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)Jonathan Butler & Ruby Turner
121Lady In RedChris de Burgh
120It Hurts To Be In LoveGino Vanelli
119This BoySweatband
118Wrap Her UpElton John & George Michael
117Rough BoyZZ Top
116Is Your Love Strong Enough?Bryan Ferry
115Digging Your SceneThe Blow Monkeys
114This Joke Isn't Funny AnymoreThe Smiths
113They Say It's Gonna RainHazell Dean
112I Wanna Wake Up With YouBoris Gardiner
111When Love Breaks DownPrefab Sprout
110A Love BizarreSheila E.
109Calling AmericaE.L.O.
108The PriceTwisted Sister
107Head Over HeelsTears For Fears
106A Question Of TimeDepeche Mode
105Move AwayCulture Club
104Living In The PastDrum Theatre
103Lonely LoveJohn Martin
102Taken InMike And The Mechanics
101I EngineerAnimotion
100Burning HeartsSurvivor
99TrappedColonel Abrahams
98The Honey ThiefHipsway
97Take Me To The GirlThe Associates
96Right Or WrongJoe Jackson
95Love Is ChemicalLou Reed
94It's Only LoveBryan Adams & Tina Turner
93Every DayJames Taylor
92The Edge Of HeavenWham!
91I Can't WaitStevie Nicks
90Broken WingsMr. Mister
89Sanctify YourselfSimple Minds
88What Have You Done For Me Lately?Janet Jackson
87ParanoimiaThe Art Of Noise & Max Headroom
86Night MovesMarilyn Martin
85You Can Win If You WantModern Talking
84I'm Not The OneThe Cars
83Photograph In My MindSmokey Robinson
82Holding Back The YearsSimply Red
81Look AwayBig Country
80Saving All My Love For YouWhitney Houston
79The Glory Of LovePeter Cetera
78DreamtimeDaryl Hall
77Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)Pet Shop Boys
76Danger ZoneKenny Loggins
75Slave To The RhythmGrace Jones
74Some PeopleBelouis Some
73Modern WomanBilly Joel
72Secret SeparationThe Fixx
70Manic MondayBangles
69Lessons In LoveLevel 42
68Living In AmericaJames Brown
67The Name Of The GameDan Hartman
66Don't Mess With Doctor DreamThompson Twins
65Secret LoversAtlantic Starr
64For YouSnowy White
63Out In The FieldsGary Moore & Phil Lynott
62Walk Of LifeDire Straits
61OverjoyedStevie Wonder
60Take My Breath AwayBerlin
59Hunting High And LowA-ha
58Higher LoveSteve Winwood
57Live To TellMadonna
56KyrieMr. Mister
55Take On MeA-ha
54These DreamsHeart
53Addicted To LoveRobert Palmer
52The Way It IsBruce Hornsby And The Range
51Part-Time LoverStevie Wonder
50There'll Be Sad SongsBilly Ocean
49Separate LivesPhil Collins & Marilyn Martin
48For AmericaJackson Browne
47How Will I KnowWhitney Houston
46West End GirlsPet Shop Boys
45A Kind Of MagicQueen
44You Can Leave Your Hat OnJoe Cocker
43Here Comes The ManBoom Boom Room
42Steal The LightQ5
41Love Theme From "St. Elmo's Fire"David Foster
40Life's What You Make ItTalk Talk
39We Built This CityStarship
38Invisible TouchGenesis
37Rock Me AmadeusFalco
36Young And InnocentElefante
35I'm Your ManWham!
34Alive And KickingSimple Minds
33You Belong To The CityGlenn Frey
32Chain ReactionDiana Ross
31Madonna's EyesJennifer Rush
30Love TouchRod Stewart
29The Whole Of The MoonThe Waterboys
28UndergroundDavid Bowie
27SledgehammerPeter Gabriel
26The Sun Always Shines On TVA-ha
25Absolute BeginnersDavid Bowie
24Harlem ShuffleThe Rolling Stones
23Sex As A WeaponPat Benatar
22You Can Call Me AlPaul Simon
21Why Can't This Be LoveVan Halen
20A Good HeartFeargal Sharkey
19A Different CornerGeorge Michael
18When Your Heart Is WeakCock Robin
17That's What Friends Are ForDionne Warwick and Friends
16When The Going Gets ToughBilly Ocean
14Dancing On The CeilingLionel Ritchie
13Papa Don't PreachMadonna
12Captain Of Her HeartDouble
11Stuck With YouHuey Lewis And The News
10On My OwnPatti LaBelle & Michael MacDonald
9Isn't It YouChannel 5
8Love Missile F1-11Sigue Sigue Sputnik
7Parisienne WalkwaysGary Moore
6There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)Eurythmics
5Sunset GrillDon Henley
4NikitaElton John
3Lonely Ole NightsJohn "Cougar" Mellencamp
2Something About YouLevel 42
1Say You, Say MeLionel Ritchie

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