The music industry saw an upsurge on the year of 1986 as artists from different genres worked together to produce some of the greatest hits in history. This year was filled with hit songs being released one after another. In this article, we will look at the 10 best Hit songs from 1986.
10. On My Own (Patti LaBelle)
On My Own is a song about a woman who realizes that her lover has been cheating on her. The song was released in 1986 as the lead single in the album Winner in You. This song did very well, ranking twelfth on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B charts. This song featured as a soundtrack in the album Top Gun.
9. Walk This Way (Run-D.M.C)
Walk This Way is a song about a man who is being taught how to dance by a lady. She tells him to walk this way and that way while making moves, and the man follows the instructions. This song was released in 1986 as a single in the album Raising Hell.
According to Old Time Music, the song reached number forty-one on the Billboard Hot 100, thirty-eight on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks, and twenty-six on the UK Singles Chart. It has been used as a soundtrack in several movies and TV shows like The Golden Child.
8. Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys)
This song is about a young person who wants to go to school, but her mother prohibits her from doing that. His father has set some stringent rules for him so he cannot go out and have fun with his friends.
He decides to fight for his rights and stand for what he believes in. This song was released in 1986 and was one of the best-selling tracks in the album Licensed to Ill. This song made its way into the film and movie industry and was featured as a soundtrack in the film Iron Eagle.
7. Kiss (Prince and The Revolution)
This is a romantic song about a man telling his girl to feel free around him and give him some love. They are having a good time and kissing each other. He tells her to hold him tight and kiss him hard. This song came out in 1986 and ranked seventh on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song was nominated for the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, among others. It has been awarded the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. This song has been featured as a soundtrack in the movie The Best of Times.
6. Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Released in 1986, Livin’ on a Prayer is a song about someone who is facing a rough time because things are quite bad. The pay she is getting for the work she does is not enough to sustain her and her family. This was the lead single in the album Slippery When Wet. It is a song that did well, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
According to Digital Dream Door, it has received numerous nominations, including the Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance in a Video, Juno Award for Recording Engineer of the Year, and the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single. It achieved the award for MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance in a Video. It featured as a soundtrack in the movie The Fly.
5. Nasty (Janet Jackson)
Nasty is a song about a young lady who is having wild nasty thoughts about the love she has for her man. She wants to be around him and enjoy some quality time together doing some lovely nasty activities. This song was released in 1986 and was the lead single in the album Control. It did amazing, ranking twelfth Billboard hot 100 R&B charts.
This song has been awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single. This song has been featured in several films and movies, including Violets, are Blue, and My Chauffeur, among others.
4. Push It (Salt-N-Pepa)
Push It is a beautiful song about a couple who are dancing to their favorite track. This song quickly got famous among fans reaching number twelve on the R&B charts. It was one of the top tracks in the album Salt-N-Pepa. This song has been featured in several movies and films, including The Mission and Round Midnight, among many others.
3. Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna)
This song is about a young lady who wronged her father and is sure he is angry and is going to give him a long lecture about it. She comes forth and begs her dad for forgiveness. He had been warned about her awful ways earlier, but she never listened. This beautiful song was received well by the fans and reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B Charts.
The song has been nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The song was awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video. It has been featured as a soundtrack in the movie Back to School.
2. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
Sledgehammer is a song about a man who wants to be everything her woman wants. He is committed to being there for her at any point in her life. This song was released in 1986 as the lead single in the album So.
According to Official Charts, the song has received numerous awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, among many others. This song did extremely well, ranking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. The song has featured in the movie Soul Man.
1. Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House)
Don’t Dream It’s Over is a song about a person who never gives up on their dreams even when the situation gets tough. This was the lead single in the self-titled album Crowded House. This song was a huge hit that ranked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop charts.
This song has been nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Group. It received the award for best MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. This song has been used as the main soundtrack in the movie Gung Ho.
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