Dramarama

Top 80 Songs of 1986

Thrills, pill and $100 bills. New year, new attitude, best exemplified by legends Depeche Mode and the Smiths becoming icons. Duran Duran found new life with Notorious career-reviver Nile Rodgers, and Iggy Pop continued to be one real wild child. From Fine Young Cannibals and the Blow Monkeys classing up the joint to Love and Rockets and Psychedelic Furs keeping things trippy, it was a year of sonic surrealism and questionable fashion trends.

Top 80 Songs of 1986

1.      Anything Anything -- Dramarama

2.      A Question Of Lust -- Depeche Mode

3.      Ask -- The Smiths

4.      Suburbia -- Pet Shop Boys

5.      Pain -- Oingo Boingo

6.      Desire -- Gene Loves Jezebel

7.      Sledgehammer -- Peter Gabriel

8.      Close To Me -- The Cure

9.      Brand New Lover -- Dead Or Alive

10.    Notorious -- Duran Duran

11.    Wild, Wild Life -- Talking Heads

12.    To Be A Lover -- Billy Idol

13.    If You Leave -- OMD

14.    Panic -- Smiths

15.    Fall On Me -- REM

16.    Life’s What You Make It -- Talk Talk

17.    But Not Tonight -- Depeche Mode

18.    What You Need -- INXS

19.    Dear God -- XTC

20.    Oh L’Amour -- Erasure

21.    Bizarre Love Triangle -- New Order

22.    Rise -- PIL

23.    Don’t Get Me Wrong -- Pretenders

24.    Boys Don’t Cry -- Cure

25.    Pretty In Pink -- Psychedelic Furs

26.    Blood And Roses -- Smithereens

27.    Bigmouth Strikes Again -- Smiths

28.    Walk Like An Egyptian -- Bangles

29.    Rock Me Amadeus -- Falco

30.    Ever Fallen In Love -- Fine Young Cannibals

31.    Look Away -- Big Country

32.    Cities In Dust -- Siouxsie & The Banshees

33.    Superman -- REM

34.    Summer Of Love -- B-52’s

35.    Big Time -- Peter Gabriel

36.    Love Missile F1-11 -- Sigue Sigue Sputnik

37.    Shellshock -- New Order

38.    A Question Of Time -- Depeche Mode

39.    Digging Your Scene -- Blow Monkeys

40.    Kundalini Express -- Love And Rockets

41.    Heartbreak Beat -- Psychedelic Furs

42.    In Your Eyes -- Peter Gabriel

43.    Suspicious Minds -- Fine Young Cannibals

44.    Real Wild Child -- Iggy Pop

45.    Stay -- Oingo Boingo

46.    Hit That Perfect Beat -- Bronski Beat

47.    Bring On The Dancing Horses -- Echo & The Bunnymen

48.    Manic Monday -- Bangles

49.    Love Comes Quickly -- Pet Shop Boys

50.    1963 -- New Order

51.    Everybody Have Fun Tonight -- Wang Chung

52.    Listen Like Thieves -- INXS

53.    All The Things She Said -- Simple Minds

54.    Pleasure And Pain -- Divinyls

55.    A Man Inside My Mouth -- Cure

56.    A Good Heart -- Feargal Sharkey

57.    There is A Light That Never Goes Out -- Smiths

58.    How Can The Laboring Man Find Time For Self-Culture -- Martini Ranch

59.    Missionary Man -- Eurythmics

60.    Ink And Paper -- Modern English

61.    Mothers Talk -- Tears For Fears

62.    Mad About You -- Belinda Carlisle

63.    E=MC2 -- Big Audio Dynamite

64.    Secret Separation -- Fixx

65.    Kiss The Dirt -- INXS

66.    I Want To Be A Cowboy -- Boys Don’t Cry

67.    All In My Mind -- Love & Rockets

68.    Ship Of Fools -- World Party

69.    Heard Someone Cry -- Oingo Boingo

70.    Legs -- Art Of Noise

71.    Don’t Dream It’s Over -- Crowded House

72.    Who Needs Love Like That -- Erasure

73.    The Calling -- Ken Heaven

74.    Taking The Town -- Ice House

75.    Medicine Show -- Big Audio Dynamite

76.    Wild Wild Life -- Talking Heads

77.    Red Rain -- Peter Gabriel

78.    Human -- Human League

79.    Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat -- Sparks

80.    Don Quixote -- Magazine 60

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