Top 100 Singles of 1986 in Canada

Jennifer_rush_the_power_of_loveAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1986 in Canada was Jennifer Rush’s “The Power of Love” which was covered by Celine Dion later in 1993. The top Canadian song of 1986 was Glass Tiger’s “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”, the 4th biggest single of the year. Eight songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 The Power of Love Jennifer Rush
2 Live to Tell Madonna
3 The Lady in Red Chris deBurgh
4 Don’t Forget Me Glass Tiger
5 Spirit in the Sky Doctor & The Medics
6 On My Own P. Labelle/M. McDonald
7 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
8 Friends and Lovers G. Loring/C. Anderson
9 I Can’t Wait Nu Shooz
10 That’s What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends
11 Rumours Timex Social Club
12 Nikita Elton John
13 Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
14 When the Going Gets Tough Billy Ocean
15 Who’s Johnny El DeBarge
16 Glory of Love Peter Cetera
17 How Will I Know Whitney Houston
18 We Don’t Have to Take… Jermaine Stewart
19 True Colours Cyndi Lauper
20 The Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
21 Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News
22 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
23 Take My Breath Away Berlin
24 Conga Miami Sound Machine
25 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys
26 Kyrie Mister Mister
27 A Different Corner George Michael
28 Human Human League
29 Mad About You Belinda Carlisle
30 Sara Starship
31 Two of Hearts Stacey Q
32 Let’s Go All the Way Sly Fox
33 There’ll Be Sad Songs Billy Ocean
34 I Miss You Klymaxx
35 Higher Love Steve Winwood
36 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
37 True Blue Madonna
38 Manic Monday The Bangles
39 Amanda Boston
40 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie
41 Bop Dan Seals
42 Dancing on the Ceiling Lionel Richie
43 Venus Bananarama
44 The Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera
45 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
46 Party All the Time Eddie Murphy
47 No One Is to Blame Howard Jones
48 Harlem Shuffle Rolling Stones
49 If You Leave OMD
50 Holding Back the Years Simply Red
51 A Good Heart Feargal Sharky
52 Invisible Touch Genesis
53 What Have You Done For Me… Janet Jackson
54 Walk This Way Run D.M.C.
55 Everything In My Heart Corey Hart
56 Living in America James Brown
57 Kiss Prince
58 When I Think of You Janet Jackson
59 Danger Zone Kenny Loggins
60 These Dreams Heart
61 Tarzan Boy Baltimora
62 Love Touch Rod Stewart
63 Life in a Northern Town Dream Academy
64 Rock in the USA John Cougar Melllencamp
65 I’m Your Man Wham
66 Nasty Janet Jackson
67 Crush on You The Jets
68 Stand By Me Ben E. King
69 Twist and Shout The Beatles
70 Words Get in the Way Miami Sound Machine
71 Tender Love Force MDs
72 Bad Boy Miami Sound Machine
73 The Captain of Her Heart Double
74 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range
75 I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On Robert Palmer
76 Broken Wings Mister Mister
77 Silent Running Mike & The Mechanics
78 Live Is Life Opus
79 Something About You Level 42
80 Heartbeat Don Johnson
81 How Many (Rivers to Cross) Luba
82 All I Need Is a Miracle Mike & The Mechanics
83 Patio Lanterns Kim Mitchell
84 Peter Gunn Art Of Noise
85 Now and Forever Anne Murray
86 Move Away Culture Club
87 To Be a Lover Billy Idol
88 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
89 I Am By Your Side Corey Hart
90 Someday Glass Tiger
91 Typical Male Tina Turner
92 The Edge of Heaven Wham
93 Missionary Man Eurythmics
94 Vienna Calling Falco
95 The Sun Always Shines on TV a-ha
96 (Forever) Live and Die OMD
97 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
98 Throwing It All Away Genesis
99 I’ll Be Over You Toto
100 April Fool Chalk Circle
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