What a variety of music we had in the Top 10 this week in 1986. A little bit of everything to wet your appetite. Soft rock, pop, rock and dance were all featured this week.

To get an overview of what was happening on the chart, read below.

Three songs were featured on soundtracks from; 'The Karate Kid II,' 'Top Gun' and 'Legal Eagles.' Genesis, lead by Phil Collins, was a hit machine during this time and a former member of the group, Peter Gabriel was having a rebirth of success. His first single from his album 'So' would sweep that year's MTV Video Music Awards. The youngest of the Jackson clan was coming into her own, with choreography from Paula Abdul and we would have, not one but, two guys with the last name Stewart on the chart.


  • 10

    Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)

    This would be the Pet Shop Boys second single. It would stay at number 10 before sliding down the chart. This would be the follow up to their number one song 'West End Girls.'

  • 9

    Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

    Even though Jermaine Stewart would have one more song inside the top 40, this would be his biggest hit and cement him in the music history books as a one-hit wonder.

  • 8

    Janet Jackson - Nasty

    The youngest of the Jackson siblings, Janet was just starting to make a name for herself musically. Over the course of the next 15 years she would have 10 number one hits.

  • 7

    Rod Stewart - Love Touch (Theme from 'Legal Eagles')

    It would be almost exactly two years, to the date, that Rod would have his next top six hit. Love Touch would be featured in the Robert Redford & Debra Winger movie, 'Legal Eagles.'

  • 6

    Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You

    After the Go-Go's split, Belinda was the first member from the all-girl group to start putting out some solo music. She had a pretty good run from '86-88. This would be her debut as a solo act.

  • 5

    Genesis - Invisible Touch

    In the 80's you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing Phil Collins voice. If radio wasn't playing one of the hits off his solo album, then they were playing one of them on a Genesis album. This would become their first and only number one song.

  • 4

    Madonna - Papa Don't Preach

    Since Madonna began her chart run in 1983, she has racked up 12 number one hits and this would be one of those. According to Billboard Magazine, she is the #3 artist of that decade and #4 of all-time.

  • 3

    Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

    At the time Kenny was called the 'King of the Cover Tunes.' His resume included hits from the movies' 'Caddyshack,' 'Footloose,''Over The Top' and 'Caddyshack II.' This would be one of two songs featured in the movie 'Top Gun,' starring Tom Cruise. This would also be his second biggest hit, behind 'Footloose.'

  • 2

    Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

    After leaving Genesis in 1976,  Peter Gabriel decided to set his sights on a solo career. It would take roughly a decade before he became a household name. Sledgehammer would go on to win a record nine MTV Music Awards in 1987.

  • 1

    Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love

    This would be the first single released from Cetera after leaving the group Chicago. 'Glory' would stay at number one for two weeks and it was featured in the movie 'The Karate Kid Part II' starring Ralph Macchio.