A Canadian recording artist recently dropped a sizzling single called “Lullaby” to kick off 2022, and it has managed to dethrone “Cold Heart”, the formidable smash from Elton John and Dua Lipa. It crowns the iTunes songs chart across all categories. The question is … who?
Is it Avril Lavigne, as she is releasing new music and plans to drop a new album at the end of February? No, Avril’s new one is called “Love It When You Hate Me”. It’s been doing well at iTunes, but not #1.
Could it be Drake who wants to relax beneath the stars and dose off to sleep with a lullaby after some vigorous gettin’ jiggy wid it activity via his one dance? No, it’s not Drake.
Could it be Justin Bieber who many would claim to be the only one capable of cutting through the cold heart of a rocket man and a levitating femme fatale? No, it’s not the Biebs.
What about Shawn Mendes, the strapping young lad who got lost in Japan when searching for his long lost love Hello Kitty? No, it’s not him. Shawn’s current hit is “It’ll Be Okay” which is doing well but not number one.
Well then, it has to be The Weeknd! After all, he just dropped a critically acclaimed new album. His new songs are doing okay, but he’s far from the top (and by the looks of it, he’s getting pretty old).
The song “Lullaby” comes from a platinum recording artist, a female soloist.
Alessia Cara? Carly Rae Jepsen? Ruth B? Tate McRae? No, no, no and no.
Our champion says of the sassy, stick it to ’em song that it’s an anthem for people who do not want to disturb others by being too vocal about what they think. It is directed towards people who don’t believe in you and look down on you. “Lullaby” is a way to let go of the negativity brought by the burden of such situations and free oneself from it by just saying to heck with it all.
The new single is electropop built around a disco melody, R&B arrangements, and dressed with the singer’s famous soul-stirring vocals.
Her first formal single was called “Why Do Boys Lie?” written by one of Canada’s foremost songwriters, Rob Wells. And her debut album, Billie Ave., followed in 2020, a disc named after her daughter.
And here it is, a big congratulations to award winning singer Alicia Moffet on the feat! Her music is relevant to all Canadians, and we are excited to see her soar in 2022. “Lullaby” is available in both explicit and clean versions.
Nielsen/MRC Data has unveiled the first Canadian charts of 2022. Based on the multi-metric consumption index of physical and digital album sales and track and streaming equivalent albums, Adele’s 30 tops the albums chart. Its lead single “Easy on Me” embraces bronze on the Hot 100 clocking in this week at #3, bested only by her fellow Brits: Ed Sheeran (“Shivers”) at #2 with Elton John & Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart” crowning the chart. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s “Stay” is at #4 with the latter’s “Ghost” enjoying the 10th spot. At second place on the albums chart is the Encanto soundtrack. Several songs from the disc appear on the Hot 100, including “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” at #9. Ed Sheeran’s Equals, Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version), and The Weeknd’s The Highlights occupy the 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions on the albums chart respectively.
With the Christmas season over, a number of songs have re-entered the charts, having made way for Xmas classics the past several weeks. There are also a number of new entries, including “Back Then, Right Now” from Canadian country slayer Tenille Arts at #85. This week’s Hot Shot Debut belongs to Vancouver Island ace Lauren Spencer-Smith (pictured above) who makes the chart and the Top 40 for the first time with “Fingers Crossed” at #39. The song went viral on TikTok. Lauren was a contestant on the 18th season of American Idol.
bbno$ (featuring Rich Brian) continues to crown the Emerging Canadian Artists chart thanks to “edamame”. “Cold Heart” sits on top of both the Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay charts while “Shivers” takes the cake at All-Format Airplay and CHR. “Easy On Me” is preferred, however, at both AC and Hot AC. “End of Me” from Billy Talent tops Rock Airplay and “Buy Dirt” from Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan Country Airplay.
There are no conflict diamonds being mined in music! Diamond certification is awarded to pieces of music that reach the equivalent of ten times platinum. Currently, this means 800,000 units. A unit for a song can be the sale of a physical copy, such as a CD single, or a purchased digital download. In recent years Music Canada has also factored in on-demand audio streams. The current definition is 150 streams count as one unit. With this, we currently have 44 diamond-certified singles. Six of these are from Canadian artists (not including Justin Bieber’s feature in “Despacito”). Most of these songs have been released in the past several years with the oldest being from 2010. It may come as a surprise but the artist scoring the most diamond-certified singles is Post Malone with six. Find a listing of the songs below.
DIAMOND-CERTIFIED SINGLES FROM CANADIAN ARTISTS
💎 “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, from 2011
💎 “Starboy” by The Weeknd, from 2016
💎 “One Dance” by Drake, from 2016
💎 “Body” by Loud Luxury (ft. Brando), from 2017
💎 “God’s Plan” by Drake, from 2018
💎 “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, from 2019
DIAMOND-CERTIFIED SINGLES FROM INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
💎 “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, from 2010
💎 “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, from 2010
💎 “Someone Like You” by Adele, from 2011
💎 “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, from 2011
💎 “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, from 2012
💎 “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, from 2012
💎 “Let Her Go” by Passenger, from 2012
💎 “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, from 2012
💎 “Take Me To Church” by Hozier, from 2013
💎 “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, from 2013
💎 “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, from 2013
💎 “Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink, from 2013
💎 “Riptide” by Vance Joy, from 2013
💎 “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, from 2014
💎 “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, from 2014
💎 “Hello” by Adele, from 2015
💎 “7 Years” by Lukas Graham, from 2015
💎 “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, from 2015
💎 “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots, from 2015
💎 “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur, from 2016
💎 “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake, from 2016
💎 “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, from 2016
💎 “Meant To Be” by Bebe Rexha, from 2017
💎 “Havana” by Camila Cabello, from 2017
💎 “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, from 2017
💎 “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran, from 2017
💎 “Unforgettable” by French Montana, from 2017
💎 “Humble.” by Kendrick Lamar, from 2017
💎 “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, from 2017
💎 “Congratulations” by Post Malone, from 2017
💎 “Rockstar” by Post Malone, from 2017
💎 “I Like It” by Cardi B, from 2018
💎 “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, from 2018
💎 “Better Now” by Post Malone, from 2018
💎 “Wow.” by Post Malone, from 2018
💎 “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee, from 2018
💎 “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, from 2019
💎 “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, from 2019
Twin Rains explores the Unreal City in its sophomore album, a followup to 2016’s Automatic Hand. For the alternative Toronto outfit, however, the album title does not necessarily refer to a physical place but a state of consciousness. The dreamy disc explores gardens, strawberry moons, and bodies of water in the causeway of the mind. The new album includes single “All of the Angels” (see MV below). It’s a unique, shuffling, perky number that may make you feel like dancing … or flying. The remainder of the tracks are just as savory with a nice mixture of the mild and the bold. Enjoy steamy synths, fuzzy guitars, and silky vocals with some nice beats. Unreal City is another solid release from the great Twins Rains that will make you feel like you’re surfing on the clouds. Be sure to check it out!
From dusky AM beginnings, Canada’s foremost crafter of R&B meets new wave, The Weeknd, recently dropped his eighth album, Dawn FM. The Weeknd is the stage name of Abel Tesfaye of the Toronto district of Scarborough, boasting Ethiopian roots. The album follows his lavish halftime Superbowl performance last year (championship game of US football) and his Music Canada diamond certifications for two singles: “Starboy” and “Blinding Lights”. The Weeknd has won 15 JUNO awards to date. 2014 single “Love Me Harder” with Italian-American singer Ariana Grande marked his foray into the official Top 40. That song peaked at #10.
Dawn FM is narrated by Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey and features guest vocal work from Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne. Spoken word appearances emanate from legendary producer Quincy Jones and filmmaker Josh Safdie. Production was handled by such greats as electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never, the ubiquitous Max Martin, EDM slayer Calvin Harris, and house group Swedish House Mafia.
The album has attracted rave reviews from the magazines; however, The Weeknd endorses brands that pay the media a small fortune for advertising.
Dawn FM was preceded by single “Take My Breath” which reached #3 on the Hot 100. “Less Than Zero” (our pick for the best the album has to offer) and “Sacrifice” appear to be the most popular tracks from the disc in terms of digital downloads. The concept of inserting DJ type banter among the tracks, though not new, is a nice touch, making the experience of listening through the album feel like the radio’s on. The album offers a spicy blend of upbeat music, glistening with synth pop and iced with the author’s R&B inflected vocals. Overall, Dawn FM is a fun record to listen to. Our main criticism would be the lack of a track anywhere near the greatness of “Starboy” or “Blinding Lights”.
MRC has released its Canadian year-end report for 2021. Find highlights below.
Compact Discs Continue to Dominate
CDs continue to dominate Canadians’ preference for album purchases, even outselling digital albums. Canadians bought 2.7 million CDs in 2021, 2.3 million digital albums, and 1.1 million vinyl records. Digital album sales plummeted 26% from last year’s 3.1 million. Another way of looking at the three formats is CDs made up 44% of all album sales, digital albums 38%, and vinyl records 18%. It should be noted that many albums get released in digital format only, physical copies being unavailable; this influences the numbers.
Genres Tantalize Different Regions
Based on streaming data, MRC took a look at which localities certain genres were most popular. Unsurprisingly, rap and R&B were more popular in the Golden Horseshoe (Oshawa to Hamilton) than anywhere else in the country and was least popular in the Prairies and BC. Country music was most popular in Atlantic Canada and Regina. Dance and electronic was most popular in Quebec’s major urban centres. Rock was most popular in northern Ontario and BC.
2021’s Top Albums
Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, and Charlotte Cardin had the Top 5 Canadian artist albums in terms of total consumption (physical + digital + TEA + SEA) with Bieber’s Justice reigning supreme. It is 3rd overall, with Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour earning the top spot. In terms of actual album sales, Adele’s 30 was the year’s best-seller at 114,000 copies (81,000 of which were CDs). Charlotte Cardin’s Phoenix was the most purchased Canadian album at 31,000 copies (#2 overall).
2021’s Top Tracks
Boosted by Ariana Grande, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” was the most consumed Canadian artist track through 2021 with Bieber, Drake, and Calgary’s Tate McRae populating the Top 5. “Save Your Tears” was also the year’s biggest radio hit authored by a Canadian with 128,000 spins. The most consumed track through the year was Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” which was also the most streamed. “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran was the top in digital downloads with 60,000. “Levitating” was also the top radio hit with 134,000 spins.
C’est quoi? Well, that’s a good question. Montreal radio station CKOI has published a year-end Top 50 chart annually since 1976. It includes both international and Canadian and both Anglo and Franco songs. While the latter have a tough time making it onto the national charts, the CKOI chart gives us a good idea of the more popular Franco songs by year. Of all the year-end charts, this one is the most inclusive offering a very balanced presentation. There is greater variety of genres with pop, rock, dance, R&B, folk, soul, and even country. Because of this and other factors, you may find on the chart international Anglo songs that are absent from English language radio playlists. The top Canadian Franco song of 2021 on the chart is “Copilote” by Fouki (#2).
|1||Bad Habits||Ed Sheeran|
|3||Fancy Like||Walker Hayes|
|5||Without You||The Kid Laroi|
|6||Iko Iko||Justin Wellington|
|9||I Hope||Gabby Barrett|
|10||Friday||Riton x Nightcrawlers|
|11||Cold Heart||Elton John|
|12||I Wanna Be Your Slave||Maneskin|
|20||Where Are You Now||Lost Frequencies|
|21||Be Like That||Kane Brown|
|22||Ici-bas||Les Cowboys Fringants|
|25||Montero||Lil Nas X|
|27||Stay||The Kid Laroi|
|28||One Too Many||Keith Urban|
|31||Follow You||Imagine Dragons|
|32||Lil Bit||Florida Georgia Line|
|33||À ma manière||Roxane Bruneau|
|34||Easy On Me||Adele|
|35||All I Know So Far||Pink|
|36||La grande évasion||Patrice Michaud|
|38||That’s What I Want||Lil Nas X|
|39||Cette chanson-là c’pour toé||Patrick Groulx et les bas blancs|
|42||Je r’viendrai d’main||Madiba King|
|43||I Feel Good||Pitbull|
|45||Si jamais on me cherche||Roxane Bruneau|
|47||Record Player (avec AJR)||Daisy The Great|
|50||Edge of Midnight||Miley Cyrus|
The Canada Act was signed by Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister in 1982. It established full sovereignty and independence of the nation. The proclamation also included the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In international news, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and the UK sent in the Royal Navy to retake possession.
The New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup in 4-0 games, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a heartbreaking series. It was the first time the latter team had made it to the finals. The Grey Cup was won by the Edmonton Eskimos 32–16 over the Toronto Argonauts.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was the movie event of the year.
“I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was crowned song of the year by chart specialists RPM with Rush’s “New World Man” the top Canadian artist entry at 18th of 1982.
Men at Work’s Business as Usual was the year’s top album, but it was released in 1981. The most successful 1982 album was American Fool from John Cougar. Signals by Rush was 7th of the year. It, along with Men Without Hats’ Rhythm of Youth have been certified platinum. At the double platinum level are Turn It Loud from The Headpins, and eponymous efforts from Aldo Nova and Streetheart.
Two Olympics were held this year, both a summer and winter. The Summer Games took place in Barcelona, Spain. We finished in 11th place gathering 18 medals seven of which were gold. In the Winter Games, held in Albertville, France, we reeled in seven medals including two gold, and finished in 9th place.
Shutting out the Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to zip, the Pittsburgh Penguins brought home the Stanley Cup. The Grep Cup was nabbed by the Calgary Stampeders with a 24–10 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the USA, Canada, and Mexico was an inked deal in 1992, creating a trilateral trade bloc.
Internationally, animated feature Aladdin was the year’s biggest motion picture.
According to RPM, the biggest song of the year was Smyth & Henley’s “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” with Alannah Myles’ “Song Instead of a Kiss” 3rd of the year.
In albums, compilation Classic Queen was tops. Bryan Adams’ Waking up the Neighbours was 2nd, but it was released in 1991. The biggest 1992 studio album was diamond-certified Gordon by the Barenaked Ladies, 3rd overall. Other huge albums in 1992 were Céline Dion’s second English-language work, a self-titled affair, also certified diamond. And an album eventually earning a diamond was The Tragically Hip’s Fully Completely. Helped by her year-end CKOI chart topper, a brilliant cover of Barbara’s “L’aigle noir”, Marie Carmen’s album Miel et Venin was certified a double platinum effort. KD Lang’s Ingénue won the JUNO for Album of the Year.
While Europe was introducing the Euro, which in 2002 became the official currency of a dozen EU members, Canada played host to G8 leaders in Kananaskis, Alberta as well as a 12-day tour by Elizabeth II marking her Golden Jubilee as our Queen.
Canada won the gold medal hockey game to cap off the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, USA. In all, we won 17 medals including 7 gold to place 4th at the Games. The Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 1 to claim the Stanley Cup and the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 25–16 to win the Grey Cup.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was the top movie of the year globally.
According to its performance on the weekly Nielsen SoundScan charts, Faith Hill’s “There You’ll Be” could be considered the biggest song of 2002 in Canada, with “Hero” by Chad Kroeger at #2.
The year’s most successful album was easily Shania Twain’s Up! certified at double diamond. Avril Lavigne’s debut work Let Go, certified diamond, won the Album of the Year JUNO. Other big Canadian artist albums were No Pads, No Helmets… by Simple Plan, Gravity by Our Lady Peace, and De l’amour le mieux by Natasha St-Pier. These albums turn twenty years old in 2022.
2012 is now … a full decade old! That’s right – 10 years! How time flies! Let’s take a look at some of the events from the year, be they happy or sad, and reminisce on some of the great albums released that year.
The Summer Olympics took place in London, UK. It was the second Olympic Games opened personally by the Queen, the first being 1976 in Montreal. A funny film had her fetched to the proceedings by James Bond. But it was Mr. Bean who really stole the Opening Ceremony. Canada won 18 medals but just two gold thanks to Christine Girard in weightlifting and Rosannagh MacLennan in gymnastics (trampoline).
In sadder international news, with just half a month remaining in the year, a deranged 20-year-old walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the United States with an assault rifle shooting dead 20 children aged six and seven as well as six staff members.
Here at home, the heartbreaking suicide of Amanda Todd occurred October 10. She was a 15-year-old student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, BC.
The 2012 Grey Cup was won decisively by The Toronto Argonauts over the Calgary Stampeders 35-22. The Los Angeles Kings took the Stanley Cup with a 4-2 games victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Tops at the box office was The Avengers starring, among other stars, beautiful Canadian actress Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill.
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye was the biggest hit of the year, and the top Canadian artist song was “Call Me Maybe” (#2) by Carly Rae Jepsen, the most downloaded song on iTunes worldwide through 2012.
Most of the best-selling albums, in fact the top six, were released in 2011 (Adele’s 21 was #1). The most successful 2012 album was Babel by Mumford & Sons (7th overall). The top Canadian artist album released in 2012 was various artists Star Académie 2012 (8th) with the top studio album from a single artist being double platinum Believe by Justin Bieber (9th).
Kiss from Carly Rae Jepsen, released in 2012, won the JUNO award the following year for Album of the Year. Other popular albums were Miroir from Marie-Mai and Harmony from Serena Ryder, both certified platinum. Victoria Duffield’s Shut Up and Dance was chosen by CMB as the year’s best album.
In the fall of 1986, an episode of the third most popular television show in the United States, Cheers, had a cold open with the following dialogue.
Woody (Woody Harrelson): Hey, Mr. Clavin’s back.
Cliff (John Ratzenberger): Whatta you say, Woody?
Woody: How was your trip to Expo?
Cliff: Oh, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I tell ya. You know, no ears have heard, no eyes have seen the wonders I’ve experienced these past two weeks in Canada. If I died right now, I’d be a happy person.
Carla (Rhea Perlman): You wouldn’t be the only one.
Cliff: Hey, uh, Normie, you should have seen this 3-D movie they had about life in Vancouver. You know, with those glasses on, you felt like you were really there.
Norm (George Wendt): You were there, Cliff.
Woody: I’ve been readin’ up on Expo. Did you catch that bullet train they got there?
Cliff: No, I guess I missed that one.
Woody: Did you see the Great Hall of Ramses?
Cliff: Uh, no, no, I guess that slid right by me… yeah.
Woody: Uh, how about the U.S. space exhibit?
Woody: Chinese acrobats?
Sam (Ted Danson): Hey, Cliff! How was Expo?
Cliff: A major disappointment, Sam.
From May 2 to October 13, the World’s Fair, Expo 86, a 70-hectare area around the north shore of False Creek, Vancouver, received more than 22 million visitors. Coinciding with Vancouver’s centennial, its theme was “Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch”. Convened 20 years after Expo 67 in Montreal (marking Canada’s centennial), it remains the final World’s Fair to be held in North America.
Construction began in October 1983, when Queen Elizabeth II, started up a concrete mixer on the future site of the Canada Pavilion, and offered the “invitation to the world.”
Among the dignitaries gracing the grounds with their footsteps were the Prince & Princess of Wales, the Prime Minister, Crown Prince Harald & Crown Princess Sonja of Norway, Saudi-Arabian Prince Sultan Bin Salman al-Saud, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, Hollywood director, Norman Jewison, fashion designer Alfred Sung, and actors Danny Kaye, Vincent Price, Michael York, and John Travolta
Comedians who took the stage during Expo included Howie Mandel, George Burns, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, and Bob Newhart.
Performers holding concerts included A-Ha, Depeche Mode, Trooper, Chilliwack, Bryan Adams, Kenny Loggins, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Liberace, Kenny G, Rene Simard, kd lang, Bruce Cockburn, Joe Jackson, Debbie Boone, Loretta Lynn, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Billy Ocean, Julio Iglesias, Amy Grant, John Denver, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Foster, Glass Tiger, Bruce Hornsby, Jimmy Cliff, Julian Lennon, Annie Lennox, Harry Belafonte, Placio Domingo, Rita McNeil, Ronnie Hawkins, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Gowan, Luba, Joan Baez, Images in Vogue, Don McLean, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Lou Rawls, The 5th Dimension, Honeymoon Suite, Idle Eyes, Miles Davis, Charles Aznavour, Veronique Beliveau, Donovan, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Air Supply, Peter, Paul & Mary, Murray McLauchlin, the Parachute Club, Shari Ulrich, The Righteous Brothers, Platinum Blonde, Bobby McFerrin, Tangerine Dream, Colin James, Loverboy, Mike & the Mechanics, Kim Mitchell, Anne Murray, Sheena Easton, Neville Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Frankie Avalon, Kool and the Gang, Youssou N’Dour.
And that is only a partial list!
The fair featured pavilions from 54 countries and a number of corporations. Ironically, the United States’ pavilion theme centered around the country’s space program just a few months after the Challenger explosion and the USSR pavilion focussed on the country’s nuclear industry with the Chernobyl disaster occurring just a few days before the fair opened.
Some of the more popular exhibits were set up in corporate pavilions. General Motors had the special effects Spirit Lodge and Canadian Pacific the Oscar-nominated film Rainbow War. Telecom Canada showed Circle-Vision 360° movie “Portraits of Canada”. Rare treasures from the life of pharaoh Ramesses II were on display in the Great Hall of Ramses II.
Biggest Hits of 1986 in Vancouver
The biggest song of 1986 in Vancouver was Giorgio Moroder penned “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. It was one of the hit singles from the soundtrack to 1986 feature film Top Gun, the highest grossing motion picture of the year. The Top Gun various artists album is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all-time. “Danger Zone” performed far better on the west coast than the rest of Canada, as RPM has it as only 59th of the year. Also from the soundtrack was Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”, 9th on LG73 and 23rd on RPM. Among the all-star cast in the movie was Canadian actor Michael Ironside.
The interesting history of “Danger Zone” is worth mentioning. Originally, rock band Toto was commissioned to perform it, but legal conflicts ended the plans. Bryan Adams was approached, but he felt the film glorified war and refused. Next up, REO Speedwagon was asked but declined on the basis that it wasn’t its own composition. Believe it or not, Corey Hart was also approached but turned down the offer, as he was busy recording his own songs. Eventually, the film producers struck a deal with Kenny Loggins.
Both the metropolis and the nation were in agreement over the second biggest song of the year: Madonna ballad “Live to Tell”. Her “Papa Don’t Preach” was 4th of the year in Vancouver and 13th nationwide.
“Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel was 3rd of the year on LG73 and 7th nationwide. It was co-produced by Canada’s Daniel Lanois.
Appearing at #5 on the Vancouver year-end chart (and 16th in Canada) was Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love”, co-written by British Columbian hit-maker David Foster. Cetera had left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. The song was featured in the 3rd biggest movie of 1986, The Karate Kid Part II.
A cover of Rod Stewart’s “That’s What Friends Are For” was #6 of 1986 on LG73. It was performed by Dionne Warwick and Friends (the “friends” were Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder). The song was at a comparable position (#10) on RPM.
Rounding out the Top 10 are “When the Going Gets Tough…” from Billy Ocean, theme of Michael Douglas film The Jewel of the Nile, 7th of the year in Vancouver (14th in Canada). “Stuck With You” by Huey Lewis & The News was 8th (21st in nationwide) and “Let’s Go All The Way” from Sly Fox 10th (32nd on RPM).
Bigger in Canada Than Vancouver
The biggest song of 1986 across Canada was Jennifer Rush’s “The Power of Love” (which Céline Dion later covered). It was 15th of the year on LG73. Chris deBurgh’s “The Lady in Red” was 3rd of the year on RPM but did not make the year-end chart at LG73, as most of its chart success occurred in early 1987. “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone” by Canadian act Glass Tiger was 4th in Canada and 18th in Vancouver. Doctor & The Medics’ “Spirit in the Sky”, 5th nationwide, settled for 22nd on the west coast. “On My Own” by Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald enjoyed respectable success in Vancouver at 35th of 1986 but soared at 6th in Canada.
Who Ruled 1986?
With her diamond-selling True Blue album, it can be said that 1986 belonged to Madonna. Three singles from the album made the year-end Top 73, including the #2 and #4 songs of the year. Two more singles from the album cleaned up in 1987.
The Top 73 Songs of 1986 at LG73
1. DANGER ZONE – KENNY LOGGINS
2. Live To Tell – Madonna
3. Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
4. Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
5. Glory Of Love – Peter Cetera
6. That’s What Friends Are For – Dione & Friends
7. When The Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean
8. Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & The News
9. Take My Breath Away – Berlin
10. Let’s Go All The Way – Sly Fox
11. I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
12. I Wanna Be A Cowboy – Boys Don’t Cry
13. Friends & Lovers – Gloria Loring/Carl Anderson
14. Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
15. The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush
16. Venus – Bananarama
17. Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
18. Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone – Glass Tiger
19. West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
20. True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
21. Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
22. Spirit In The Sky – Doctor & The Medics
23. Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
24. Party All The Time – Eddie Murphy
25. A Different Corner – George Michael
26. Invisible Touch – Genesis
27. Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
28. Spies Like Us – Paul McCartney
29. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
30. Heartbeat – Don Johnson
31. I Miss You – Klymaxx
32. I Am By Your Side – Corey Hart
33. Holding Back The Years – Simply Red
34. Life In A Northern Town – Dream Academy
35. On My Own – Patti Labelle/Michael McDonald
36. No One Is To Blame – Howard Jones
37. True Blue – Madonna
38. Who’s Johnny – El Debarge
39. Say You Say Me – Lionel Richie
40. Love Touch – Rod Stewart
41. Kyrie – Mr. Mister
42. Vienna Calling – Falco
43. Conga – Miami Sound Machine
44. Talk To Me – Stevie Nicks
45. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. – John Cougar Mellencamp
46. If You Leave – OMD
47. Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
48. All I Need Is A Miracle – Mike & The Mechanics
49. Take It Easy – Andy Taylor
50. Nikita – Elton John
51. A Matter Of Trust – Billy Joel
52. Two Of Hearts – Stacey Q
53. Amanda – Boston
54. Human – Human League
55. Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
56. Twist & Shout – The Beatles
57. Rumours – Timex Social Club
58. The Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera/Amy Grant
59. Edge Of Heaven – Wham
60. The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby & The Range
61. Crush On You – The Jets
62. Hungry Eyes – Platinum Blonde
63. Live Is Life – Opus
64. I’ll Be Over You – Toto
65. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
66. Nasty – Janet Jackson
67. Everything She Wants – Wham
68. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
69. Tuff Enuff – Fabulous Thunderbirds
70. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
71. A Good Heart – Feargal Sharkey
72. Rough Boy – ZZ Top
73. Tender Love – Force MD’s
Below is a listing of 242 songs that were hits on Vancouver’s top radio station LG73 in the year 1986. The station ran weekly Top 30 countdowns through the year. Find below all of these songs with their peak position and date reached. Songs on the LG playlist that didn’t make the countdown are included with the date when it was first added to the playlist. These are indicated with the letters “AP”. The songs are sorted in chronological order by LG73 peak date and then by peak position. For an analysis and highlights of the listing, check out our post here. The 1986 year-end chart can be found here. More chart information can be found on our Charts Page here.
|Tonight She Comes||The Cars||12||01/01|
|I’m Your Man||Wham||14||01/01|
|So Far Away||Dire Straits||22||01/09|
|Small Town||John Cougar||28||01/09|
|Heart Of The City||The Arrows||AP||01/09|
|The Big Money||Rush||AP||01/09|
|Spies Like Us||Paul McCartney||1||01/16|
|I Miss You||Klymaxx||5||01/16|
|You’re A Friend Of Mine||Clarence Clemons/J. Browne||9||01/16|
|My Hometown||Bruce Springsteen||17||01/16|
|Action Speaks Louder Than Words||Action||21||01/16|
|Sex As A Weapon||Pat Benatar||22||01/16|
|King For A Day||Thompson Twins||AP||01/16|
|Now & Forever||Anne Murray||AP||01/16|
|People See Through You||Bruce Cockburn||AP||01/16|
|That’s What Friends Are For||Dionne & Friends||1||01/23|
|Party All The Time||Eddie Murphy||2||01/23|
|A Love Bizarre||Sheila E||AP||01/23|
|L’Affaire Dumoutier||The Box||AP||01/23|
|Live Is Life||Opus||6||01/30|
|Talk To Me||Stevie Nicks||8||01/30|
|Somebody Somewhere||Platinum Blonde||22||01/30|
|Silent Running||Mike & The Mechanics||27||01/30|
|Another Night||Aretha Franklin||AP||01/30|
|The Sweetest Taboo||Sade||30||02/07|
|Day By Day||The Hooters||AP||02/07|
|Fools Cry||New Regime||AP||02/07|
|One Chance||Stan Meissner||AP||02/07|
|When The Going Gets Tough||Billy Ocean||1||02/13|
|Conga||Miami Sound Machine||3||02/20|
|Life In A Northern Town||Dream Academy||5||02/20|
|Goodbye Is Forever||Arcadia||24||02/20|
|Rock Me Amadaeus||Falco||1||02/27|
|Face The Face||Pete Townshend||8||02/27|
|Endless Emotion||Ian Thomas||AP||02/27|
|The Sun Always Shines On TV||A-Ha||9||03/06|
|She Sells Sanctuary||The Cult||AP||03/06|
|How Will I Know||Whitney Houston||1||03/13|
|If I Was||Midge Ure||4||03/13|
|Living In America||James Brown||5||03/13|
|Eurasian Eyes||Corey Hart||12||03/13|
|Secret Lovers||Atlantic Starr||13||03/13|
|I Can’t Wait||Stevie Nicks||27||03/13|
|Sanctify Yourself||Simple Minds||29||03/13|
|Johnny Come Home||Fine Young Cannibals||AP||03/13|
|It Must Be Love||Payolas||AP||03/20|
|R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.||John Cougar Mellencamp||1||03/27|
|A Good Heart||Feargal Sharkey||6||03/27|
|What You Need||INXS||15||03/27|
|Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)||Glass Tiger||1||04/03|
|Harlem Shuffle||The Rolling Stones||4||04/03|
|I Think It’s Love||Jermaine Jackson||19||04/03|
|This Could Be The Night||Loverboy||21||04/03|
|X-Ray Eyes||Jim Foster||27||04/03|
|No Way To Treat A Lady||Bonnie Tyler||AP||04/03|
|Flippin’ To The A Side||Cats Can Fly||9||04/10|
|Right Between The Eyes||Wax||AP||04/10|
|Addicted to Love||Robert Palmer||1||04/17|
|I Do What I Do||John Taylor||13||04/17|
|Feel It Again||Honeymoon Suite||17||04/17|
|Song In My Head||M + M||AP||04/17|
|Manic Monday||The Bangles||1||04/24|
|West End Girls||Pet Shop Boys||4||04/24|
|Bad Boy||Miami Sound Machine||6||04/24|
|American Storm||Bob Seger||12||04/24|
|Why Can’t This Be Love||Van Halen||17||04/24|
|Something About You||Level 42||21||04/24|
|I Want Everything||Stan Meissner||AP||04/24|
|Let’s Go All the Way||Sly Fox||1||04/30|
|Tender Love||Force MDs||5||04/30|
|Is That It||Katrina & The Waves||15||04/30|
|The Key||Errol Starr||AP||04/30|
|If You Leave||OMD||2||05/07|
|Move Away||Culture Club||10||05/07|
|Be Good To Yourself||Journey||AP||05/07|
|Live to Tell||Madonna||1||05/14|
|The Greatest Love Of All||Whitney Houston||4||05/14|
|Take Me Home||Phil Collins||16||05/14|
|Captain Of Her Heart||Double||29||05/14|
|April Fool||Chalk Circle||AP||05/14|
|Rough Boy||ZZ Top||2||05/21|
|All I Need Is A Miracle||Mike & The Mechanics||3||05/21|
|Hungry Eyes||Platinum Blonde||5||05/21|
|Never As Good As The First Time||Sade||12||05/21|
|Angel In My Pocket||One To One||25||05/21|
|Saved By Night||Jim Foster||AP||05/21|
|A Different Corner||George Michael||2||05/28|
|The Power Of Love||Jennifer Rush||3||05/28|
|Your Love||The Outfield||7||05/28|
|There’ll Be Sad Songs||Billy Ocean||14||05/28|
|All the Things She Said||Simple Minds||18||05/28|
|Is It Love||Mr. Mister||24||05/28|
|Out On A Limb||Eye Eye||AP||05/28|
|What Have You Done For Me Lately||Janet Jackson||5||06/04|
|The Thin Red Line||Glass Tiger||7||06/04|
|I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On||Robert Palmer||AP||06/04|
|Right Beside You||Billy Newton-Davis||AP||06/04|
|I Wanna Be a Cowboy||Boys Don’t Cry||1||06/11|
|One Hit (To The Body)||The Rolling Stones||9||06/11|
|Like No Other Night||38 Special||AP||06/11|
|The Love Parade||Dream Academy||7||06/18|
|Like A Rock||Bob Seger||15||06/18|
|Anything For Love||Gordon Lightfoot||AP||06/18|
|On My Own||Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald||3||06/25|
|If She Knew What She Wants||The Bangles||18||06/25|
|The Best Of Me||David Foster & Olivia Newton-John||24||06/25|
|Before I Go||Starship||AP||06/25|
|I Can’t Wait||Nu Shooz||1||07/02|
|How Many Rivers To Cross||Luba||17||07/02|
|Out Of Mind Out Of Sight||Australian Models||27||07/02|
|Who’s Johnny||El Debarge||1||07/09|
|No One Is To Blame||Howard Jones||6||07/09|
|Tuff Enuff||Fabulous Thunderbirds||8||07/09|
|Crush On You||The Jets||9||07/09|
|Nothing At All||Heart||23||07/09|
|Patio Lanterns||Kim Mitchell||28||07/09|
|A Date With The Past||Doubledare||AP||07/09|
|Living On Video||Trans X||AP||07/09|
|Danger Zone||Kenny Loggins||1||07/16|
|Holding Back The Years||Simply Red||5||07/16|
|Modern Woman||Billy Joel||12||07/16|
|She Trusted Me||Agent||AP||07/16|
|Standing In Line||Haywire||AP||07/16|
|Sweet Freedom||Michael McDonald||AP||07/16|
|It’s Got To Be Monday||Doug Bennet||AP||07/23|
|When I Fall In Love Again||Zappacosta||AP||07/23|
|Papa Don’t Preach||Madonna||1||07/30|
|Digging Your Scene||Blow Monkeys||21||07/30|
|Your Wildest Dreams||The Moody Blues||23||07/30|
|Cold Hands, Warm Heart||Cats Can Fly||AP||07/30|
|The Glory of Love||Peter Cetera||1||08/13|
|The Edge Of Heaven||Wham||10||08/13|
|Boy Inside The Man||Tom Cochrane & Red Rider||12||08/13|
|Opportunities||Pet Shop Boys||15||08/13|
|What Does It Take||Honeymoon Suite||16||08/13|
|Heaven In Your Eyes||Loverboy||18||08/13|
|One Step Closer To You||Gavin Christopher||25||08/13|
|Peter Gunn||Art Of Noise||27||08/13|
|A Matter Of Time||Rhythm Snakes||AP||08/13|
|You Can Call Me Al||Paul Simon||AP||08/13|
|Dancing On The Ceiling||Lionel Richie||3||08/20|
|Taken In||Mike & The Mechanics||26||08/20|
|Black On White||One To One||AP||08/20|
|Love Walks In||Van Halen||AP||08/20|
|Love Touch||Rod Stewart||6||08/27|
|Take It Easy||Andy Taylor||8||08/27|
|We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off||Jermaine Stewart||10||08/27|
|Love Zone||Billy Ocean||23||08/27|
|Innocent With An Explanation||Luba||30||08/27|
|Mad About You||Belinda Carlisle||1||09/03|
|Words Get In The Way||Miami Sound Machine||20||09/03|
|Money’s Too Tight To Mention||Simply Red||19||09/10|
|Higher Love||Steve Winwood||24||09/10|
|Back Where You Started||Tina Turner||AP||09/10|
|Holding Out For You||Errol Starr||AP||09/10|
|Untouchable One||Tom Cochrane & Red Rider||AP||09/10|
|Stuck with You||Huey Lewis & The News||1||09/17|
|Twist & Shout||The Beatles||3||09/17|
|Man Size Love||Klymaxx||27||09/17|
|Take My Breath Away||Berlin||1||09/24|
|Bridges Over Borders||The Spoons||AP||09/24|
|Take My Heart||Corey Hart||AP||09/24|
|Walk This Way||Run DMC||14||10/01|
|In Your Eyes||Peter Gabriel||28||10/01|
|Where’s The Fire||Tim Feehan||AP||10/01|
|Friends & Lovers||Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson||1||10/08|
|I Am By Your Side||Corey Hart||2||10/08|
|Throwing It All Away||Genesis||10||10/08|
|Typical Male||Tina Turner||16||10/08|
|Paranoimia||Art Of Noise||26||10/08|
|Love Is Fire||Parachute Club||AP||10/08|
|A Matter Of Trust||Billy Joel||4||10/15|
|When I Think Of You||Janet Jackson||24||10/15|
|Alana Loves Me||Kim Mitchell||AP||10/15|
|Soul City||Partland Brothers||AP||10/15|
|Two of Hearts||Stacey Q||1||10/22|
|Who’s Gonna Love You Tonight||David Foster||26||10/22|
|All I Hear Is A Heartbeat||Agent||AP||10/22|
|Strength In Numbers||Luba||AP||10/22|
|True Colours||Cyndi Lauper||1||10/29|
|Rumours||Timex Social Club||5||10/29|
|I’ll Be Over You||Toto||6||10/29|
|Love Will Conquer All||Lionel Richie||25||10/29|
|Spirit in the Sky||Doctor & the Medics||1||11/05|
|Sweet Love||Anita Baker||13||11/05|
|Kiss You When It’s Dangerous||Eight Seconds||AP||11/05|
|Summer Of Love||B-52’s||AP||11/05|
|The Next Time I Fall||Peter Cetera & Amy Grant||6||11/12|
|Shot In The Dark||Haywire||AP||11/12|
|Walk Like an Egyptian||The Bangles||1||11/19|
|California Dreaming||Beach Boys||9||11/19|
|Freedom Overspill||Steve Winwood||23||11/19|
|You Give Love A Bad Name||Bon Jovi||2||11/26|
|Hip To Be Square||Huey Lewis & The News||6||11/26|
|Every Beat Of My Heart||Rod Stewart||AP||11/26|
|Take Me Home Tonight||Eddie Money||1||12/10|
|Stand By Me||Ben E. King||5||12/10|
|To Be A Lover||Billy Idol||7||12/10|
|Everybody Have Fun Tonight||Wang Chung||1||12/17|
|Two People||Tina Turner||27||12/17|
|Coming Around Again||Carly Simon||AP||12/17|
|Father Christmas||Platinum Blonde||AP||12/17|
|Strangers In Love||Body Electric||AP||12/17|
|(Forever) Live and Die||OMD||1||12/24|
|Don’t Get Me Wrong||The Pretenders||9||12/24|
|Thorn In My Side||Eurythmics||10||12/24|
|Can’t Help Falling In Love||Corey Hart||4||12/31|
|Is This Love||Survivor||20||12/31|
|Wild Wild Life||Talking Heads||27||12/31|
Not until the hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games had Vancouver played host to quite the spectacle that took place in 1986: Expo, the World’s Fair. While the year saw the opening of The Alex Fraser Bridge and the Police Museum, Expo 86 was the year’s big event. In conjunction, the city also opened Canada Place at the downtown waterfront. Novelty songs were not in short supply through the year with such choice cuts as “Rock Me Amadeus”, “Addicted to Love”, “I Wanna Be a Cowboy”, “Walk Like an Egyptian”, and “Tarzan Boy”. Actors scored hits too. Don Johnson (Miami Vice) hit the pop big time with “Heartbeat” and Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) with “Party All the Time”. The year was dominated by songs from the Top Gun soundtrack, the year’s biggest motion picture, in particular Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”.
Below are highlights and an analysis of the year in music via Vancouver’s #1 hit music station at the time, CKLG, known as LG73. Blog posts to follow will list hits from the weekly charts including all songs that received airplay, and we will also publish LG73’s Top 73 of the year. But first, let’s take a look at all the songs that made it to #1 through 1986.
1986 Number Ones Chronologically on LG73
★ Spies Like Us, Paul McCartney
★ That’s What Friends Are For, Dionne & Friends
★ When The Going Gets Tough, Billy Ocean
★ Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
★ How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
★ R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., John Cougar Mellencamp
★ Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone), Glass Tiger
★ Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer
★ Manic Monday, The Bangles
★ Let’s Go All The Way, Sly Fox
★ Live To Tell, Madonna
★ I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Boys Don’t Cry
★ I Can’t Wait, Nu Shooz
★ Who’s Johnny, El Debarge
★ Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins
★ Papa Don’t Preach, Madonna
★ The Glory Of Love, Peter Cetera
★ Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle
★ Venus, Bananarama
★ Stuck With You, Huey Lewis & The News
★ Take My Breath Away, Berlin
★ Friends & Lovers, Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
★ Two Of Hearts, Stacey Q
★ True Colours, Cyndi Lauper
★ Spirit In The Sky, Doctor & The Medics
★ Walk Like An Egyptian, The Bangles
★ Take Me Home Tonight, Eddie Money
★ Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung
★ (Forever) Live And Die, OMD
Bigger in Vancouver
OMD’s “Forever Live and Die” was a #10 hit in Canada according to RPM magazine but did even better in Vancouver where it reached #1 on LG73.
Bigger in Canada
The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary” received airplay on LG73 but charted in Canada to #11. Double’s “The Captain of Her Heart” was a #29 hit in Vancouver but did better nationwide charting to #17. A big discrepancy surrounded Janet Jackson’s “When I Think of You”, #6 in Canada but only #24 in Vancouver. Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous) from Ottawa group Eight Seconds, with one of the niftiest synth riffs ever, received airplay on LG but failed to chart, while it hit #14 on RPM.
Canadian Artist Hits
The only Canadian artist song to reach #1 through the year was Glass Tiger’s “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” with a little help on vocals from Bryan Adams. It was an international smash as well. Corey Hart’s “I Am by Your Side” scaled the heights of “#2”, and his cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” made it to #4. “Hungry Eyes” by Platinum Blonde reached “#5.
Overlooked Canadian Songs
Metro Vancouver’s 54-40 began cranking out alternative work far before the 90s and released excellent single “Baby Ran” in 1986. But it was to be a couple more years before the band received local (and national) airplay.
The Parachute Club called it quits after third album Small Victories. The two singles released from the album “Love Is Fire” and “Love and Compassion” received airplay but did not chart on LG73. We think the tracks “Secret Heart” and “Cheat the Prophecy” were much better and should have been released as singles instead.
Overlooked International Songs
Program directors had been losing hair for years over what to do with AC/DC. With catchy melodies and delicious guitar riffs, the band’s songs were infectious, but was the rock too hard for the station? LG passed on anthem “Who Made Who”.
Book of Love stirred up some buzz in underground circles with great songs like “I Touch Roses” and “White Lies” but wasn’t touched by LG73. “Hanging on a Heart Attack” by Device bursts with 80s flavour and should have been a bigger hit; LG hanged it. ABC had scored a number of hits, but the station bankrupted “How to Be a Millionaire”.
Followups That Should Have Been Lapped Up
A number of artists, both domestic and international, followed up big hits with singes that were just as good but were not embraced by radio. Canada’s Trans-X released “Living on Video” in 1983, and it was a hit around the planet but not at home. A less savory but still good remix was released in 1986 that hit the airwaves in Canada. Excellent followup single “Ich Liebe Dich (I Love You)” was snubbed. “Eyes of Desire” from the album was also hit-worthy.
Animotion followed up smash “Obsession” with “I Engineer”. LG73 left it in the caboose. “Hit That Perfect Beat Boy” was a nice followup to “Small Town Boy” by The Bronski Beat and no doubt received much club play but failed to dazzle the radio DJs.
Below is a listing of 229 songs that were hits on Vancouver’s top radio station LG73 in the year 1985. The station ran weekly Top 30 countdowns through the year. Find below all of these songs with their peak position and date reached. Songs on the LG playlist that didn’t make the countdown are included with the date when it was first added to the playlist. These are indicated with the letters “AP”. The songs are sorted in chronological order by LG73 peak date and then by peak position. For an analysis and highlights of the listing, check out our post here. The 1985 year-end chart can be found here. More chart information can be found on our Charts Page here.
|Like a Virgin||Madonna||1||01/03|
|All I Need||Jack Wagner||4||01/10|
|Call It Love||Images In Vogue||AP||01/10|
|Call To The Heart||Giuffria||AP||01/10|
|Foolish Heart||Steve Perry||AP||01/10|
|Misled||Kool & The Gang||AP||01/10|
|The Word Is Out||Jermaine Stewart||AP||01/10|
|Do They Know It’s Christmas||Band Aid||1||01/17|
|The Belle Of St. Mark||Sheila E||8||01/17|
|Lamp At Midnight||Corey Hart||AP||01/17|
|Born In The USA||Bruce Springsteen||11||01/24|
|The Power Of Love||Frankie Goes To Hollywood||15||01/24|
|Act Of An Innocent||Parachute Club||AP||01/24|
|Love Light In Flight||Stevie Wonder||AP||01/24|
|Easy Lover||Philip Bailey & Phil Collins||2||01/31|
|I Want To Know What Love Is||Foreigner||3||01/31|
|At The Feet Of The Moon||Parachute Club||9||01/31|
|I Would Die For You||Prince||21||01/31|
|Feel It Burn||Kim Mitchell||AP||01/31|
|Stay In The Light||Honeymoon Suite||AP||01/31|
|You’re The Inspiration||Chicago||5||02/07|
|The Boys Of Summer||Don Henley||10||02/07|
|Money Changes Everything||Cyndi Lauper||18||02/07|
|Sugar Walls||Sheena Easton||23||02/07|
|Shades Of 45||Gary O||AP||02/07|
|Method Of Modern Love||Hall & Oates||9||02/14|
|Love Shines||Doug & The Slugs||AP||02/14|
|Neutron Dance||Pointer Sisters||1||02/28|
|California Girls||David Lee Roth||3||02/28|
|Rockin’ At Midnight||The Honeydrippers||4||02/28|
|Private Dancer||Tina Turner||8||02/28|
|Solid||Ashford & Simpson||20||02/28|
|The Heat Is On||Glenn Frey||4||03/07|
|Save A Prayer||Duran Duran||9||03/07|
|Smalltown Boy||Bronski Beat||11||03/07|
|We Run||Strange Advance||28||03/07|
|High On You||Survivor||AP||03/07|
|Just Another Night||Mick Jagger||8||03/14|
|Jungle Love||The Time||19||03/14|
|Keeping The Faith||Billy Joel||AP||03/14|
|The Old Man Down The Road||John Fogerty||10||03/21|
|Missing You||Diana Ross||AP||03/21|
|What About Me||Belinda Metz||AP||03/21|
|One More Night||Phil Collins||4||03/26|
|Only The Young||Journey||22||03/26|
|Shout||Tears For Fears||2||04/04|
|I Can’t Fight This Feeling||REO Speedwagon||3||04/04|
|Too Late For Goodbyes||Julian Lennon||10||04/04|
|Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid||Hall & Oates||AP||04/04|
|Tears Are Not Enough||Northern Lights||1||04/11|
|I’m On Fire||Bruce Springsteen||14||04/11|
|Two Rivers||Idle Eyes||AP||04/11|
|One Night In Bangkok||Murray Head||4||04/18|
|That Was Yesterday||Foreigner||13||04/18|
|We Are The World||USA For Africa||2||04/25|
|All She Wants To Do Is Dance||Don Henley||7||04/25|
|Some Like It Hot||Power Station||10||04/25|
|Along Comes A Woman||Chicago||16||04/25|
|It’s Alright||Leyden Zar||AP||04/25|
|Don’t Come Around Here No More||Tom Petty & Heartbreakers||29||05/02|
|Cruel Hearted Lovers||Paul Hyde & Payolas||AP||05/02|
|I’ll Be Waiting For You||Doug & The Slugs||AP||05/02|
|Don’t You (Forget About Me)||Simple Minds||1||05/09|
|Crazy For You||Madonna||2||05/09|
|Rock & Roll Girls||John Fogerty||16||05/09|
|Vox Humana||Kenny Loggins||21||05/09|
|Heaven (Live)||Bryan Adams||AP||05/09|
|Everything She Wants||Wham||4||05/16|
|Rhythm Of The Night||Debarge||6||05/16|
|Oh Girl||Boy Meets Girl||AP||05/16|
|The Second That I Saw You||Strange Advance||AP||05/16|
|Wave Babies||Honeymoon Suite||AP||05/16|
|Just A Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody||David Lee Roth||3||05/23|
|Everybody Wants to Rule the World||Tears For Fears||1||05/30|
|Axel F||Harold Faltermeyer||3||05/30|
|Tokyo Rose||Idle Eyes||9||05/30|
|One Lonely Night||REO Speedwagon||18||05/30|
|Say You’re Wrong||Julian Lennon||26||05/30|
|The Search Is Over||Survivor||19||06/06|
|Not Enough Love In The World||Don Henley||AP||06/06|
|In The Night Machine||Baron Longfellow||AP||06/13|
|A View To A Kill||Duran Duran||1||06/20|
|Black Cars||Gino Vannelli||2||06/20|
|Things Can Only Get Better||Howard Jones||7||06/20|
|All Day||Idle Eyes||AP||06/20|
|Sunny Places, Shady People||Corey Hart||AP||06/20|
|Wake Up Next to You||Graham Parker||AP||06/20|
|Walking On Sunshine||Katrina & The Waves||4||06/27|
|Go To Pieces||Paul Janz||19||06/27|
|Smugglers Blues||Glenn Frey||30||06/27|
|Would I Lie to You||Eurythmics||3||07/04|
|Tough All Over||John Cafferty||22||07/04|
|Never Surrender||Corey Hart||1||07/11|
|Goonies Are Good Enough||Cyndi Lauper||5||07/11|
|Set Them Free||Sting||9||07/11|
|Getcha Back||Beach Boys||20||07/11|
|Get It On||Power Station||29||07/11|
|Into the Groove||Madonna||2||07/18|
|Glory Days||Bruce Springsteen||9||07/18|
|Like a Surgeon||Weird Al Yankovic||21||07/18|
|You’re the Only Love||Payolas||25||07/18|
|Find a Way||Amy Grant||AP||07/18|
|Sentimental Street||Night Ranger||AP||07/18|
|Everytime You Go Away||Paul Young||3||07/25|
|Voices Carry||Til Tuesday||4||07/25|
|In My House||Mary Jane Girls||7||07/25|
|What Do I Know||Saga||AP||07/25|
|You Spin Me Round||Dead or Alive||1||07/31|
|We Don’t Need Another Hero||Tina Turner||5||07/31|
|You Give Good Love||Whitney Houston||15||07/31|
|Life In One Day||Howard Jones||AP||07/31|
|Stuck In The Rain Again||Payolas||AP||07/31|
|Walk Of Life||Dire Straits||3||08/07|
|Crazy In The Night||Kim Carnes||8||08/07|
|You’re Only Human||Billy Joel||25||08/07|
|Up In The Air||Jump||AP||08/07|
|What About Love||Heart||9||08/14|
|Take The Phone Off The Hook||MT Vessels||28||08/14|
|High Strung||Paul Janz||AP||08/14|
|I Got You Babe||UB40 & Chrissie Hynde||AP||08/14|
|When Your Heart Is Weak||Cock Robin||AP||08/14|
|People Are People||Depeche Mode||6||08/21|
|Mystery Lady||Billy Ocean||27||08/21|
|The Power Of Love||Huey Lewis & The News||1||08/28|
|Freeway Of Love||Aretha Franklin||12||08/28|
|Who’s Holding Donna Now||Debarge||17||08/28|
|Fortress Around Your Heart||Sting||AP||08/28|
|Stayin’ All Night||Headpins||AP||08/28|
|St. Elmo’s Fire||John Parr||1||09/04|
|Head Over Heels||Tears For Fears||4||09/04|
|Summer Of 69||Bryan Adams||5||09/04|
|Dare Me||Pointer Sisters||7||09/04|
|Crying Over You||Platinum Blonde||1||09/18|
|Cry||Godley & Creme||3||09/18|
|Don’t Lose My Number||Phil Collins||5||09/18|
|Boy In The Box||Corey Hart||7||09/18|
|Hurts To Be In Love||Gino Vannelli||14||09/18|
|You Look Marvelous||Billy Crystal||18||09/18|
|Let Me In||Nick Gilder||AP||09/18|
|Sunset Grill||Don Henley||AP||09/18|
|The Way You Do The Things You Do||Hall & Oates||AP||09/18|
|Dancing In The Street||David Bowie & Mick Jagger||1||09/25|
|There Must Be An Angel||Eurythmics||11||09/25|
|And We Danced||The Hooters||AP||09/25|
|Talk Talk||The Arrows||AP||09/25|
|Smokin’ In The Boys Room||Motley Crue||4||10/02|
|Do You Want Crying||Katrina & The Waves||19||10/02|
|One More Colour||Jane Siberry||AP||10/02|
|Soul Kiss||Olivia Newton-John||AP||10/02|
|Total Stranger||Gino Vannelli||AP||10/02|
|Who’s Zoomin’ Who||Aretha Franklin||AP||10/02|
|Money for Nothing||Dire Straits||1||10/09|
|Cherish||Kool & The Gang||6||10/09|
|Running Up That Hill||Kate Bush||AP||10/09|
|Part Time Lover||Stevie Wonder||6||10/16|
|Be Near Me||ABC||22||10/16|
|Love Has Remembered Me||April Wine||AP||10/16|
|Take on Me||A-Ha||1||10/23|
|Dress You Up||Madonna||3||10/23|
|Lonely Ol’ Night||John Cougar||7||10/23|
|Tear Your Playhouse Down||Paul Young||12||10/23|
|I’m Going Down||Bruce Springsteen||20||10/23|
|Bang On||Rational Youth||AP||10/23|
|Here’s The World||Payolas||AP||10/23|
|The Night Is Still Young||Billy Joel||AP||10/23|
|You Belong To The City||Glenn Frey||2||10/30|
|Saving All My Love||Whitney Houston||19||10/30|
|Miami Vice||Jan Hammer||1||11/06|
|Lovin’ Every Minute Of It||Loverboy||9||11/06|
|Oh Sheila||Ready For The World||11||11/06|
|One Night Love Affair||Bryan Adams||15||11/06|
|Good Friends||Joni Mitchell||AP||11/06|
|Love Is The Seventh Wave||Sting||AP||11/06|
|We Built This City||Starship||1||11/13|
|There Was A Time||One To One||AP||11/13|
|One Of The Living||Tina Turner||3||11/20|
|Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire||David Foster||9||11/20|
|Sleeping Bag||ZZ Top||11||11/20|
|Situation Critical||Platinum Blonde||12||11/20|
|Go Home||Stevie Wonder||AP||11/20|
|Separate Lives||Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin||3||11/27|
|Lay Your Hands On Me||Thompson Twins||6||11/27|
|So In Love||OMD||8||11/27|
|Do It For Love||Sheena Easton||28||11/27|
|Close My Eyes||Paul Janz||AP||11/27|
|Just A Motion Away||Gino Vannelli||AP||11/27|
|Broken Wings||Mr. Mister||2||12/04|
|Say You Say Me||Lionel Ritchie||1||12/11|
|Perfect Way||Scritti Politti||16||12/11|
|It’s Only Love||Bryan Adams & Tina Turner||15||12/18|
|Alive & Kicking||Simple Minds||2||12/25|
|Everything In My Heart||Corey Hart||3||12/25|
|Christmas Time||Bryan Adams||4||12/25|
|Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer||Corey Hart||20||12/25|