Welcome to a new week of Top 40 music! This week, we are back to the U.S. charts. This week, we are hopping in the Delorian, and heading to 1986. At this time in 1986, I was beginning to head towards the end of my Sophomore year of high school. Academically, this was a horrible time for me. But, there was great music, TV, and movies to help get me by.
As usual, if you want to listen to the song/watch the video, you can click on the song title. If you want to purchase or listen to the song on Amazon, you can click on the album cover. Now, let’s Return to the week ending April 5, 1986, and start the countdown!
This cover of George Benson’s 1977 hit enters the Top 40 this week. This would be one of many iconic Whitney songs.
Time to hit the dance floor!
Level 42 had about 42 top 40 hits in the U.K. OK, I may be exaggerating a bit. They actually had 20, but 42 would have been cooler. However, in the U.S., they only had 2 hits in the U.S., with this being the first. Maybe we’ll catch more Level 42 songs when we head back to the U.K.
This song, from the soundtrack of 9 1/2 Weeks, which starred Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, was John Taylor’s first solo singing performance during Duran Duran’s hiatus.
I had never heard this song. It is a pretty good rocker. And it could be just as appropriate today as it was 32 years ago.
Iconic ’80s tune from an iconic ’80s movie – Pretty in Pink.
Here is another music discovery for me. I’m loving this R&B hit!
This was Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan’s second English language hit, after “Conga”. This was the beginning of a long string of hits for Gloria Estefan.
Totally forgot about this one, from the Austrian group, Opus! na na na-na-na
The band name makes me miss the comic strip, “Bloom County”
Is it me, or does it seem like every released Phil Collins tune – either solo, or with Genesis – was iconic?
Well that wraps up today’s list of songs. Not too shabby! Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown!