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Song of the Year 1986

 

Billboard Top 40 of 1986


1 That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

2 Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie

3 I Miss You - Klymaxx

4 On My Own - Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald

5 Broken Wings - Mr Mister

6 How Will I Know - Whitney Houston

7 Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy

8 Burning Heart - Survivor

9 Kyrie - Mr Mister

10 Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer

11 Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston

12 Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr

13 Friends And Lovers - Gloria Loring And Carl Anderson

14 Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera

15 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

16 There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean

17 Alive And Kicking - Simple Minds

18 Never - Heart

19 Kiss - Prince

20 Higher Love - Steve Winwood

21 Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & the News

22 Holding Back The Years - Simply Red

23 Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

24 Sara - Starship

25 Human - Human League

26 I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz

27 Take My Breath Away - Berlin

28 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

29 Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

30 You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi

31 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean

32 When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson

33 These Dreams - Heart

34 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger

35 Live To Tell - Madonna

36 Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle

37 Something About You - Level 42

38 Venus - Bananarama

39 Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie

40 Conga - Miami Sound Machine

 

Top Albums of 1986

 

The Broadway Album  -  Barbara Streisand      

Promise -  Sade   

Welcome To The Real World -  Mr. Mister     

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Control  -  Janet Jackson

Winner In You  -  Patti LaBelle  

Top Gun   - Soundtrack

True Blue - Madonna        

Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie

Fore!  -  Huey Lewis And The News   

Slippery When Wet -  Bon Jovi

Third Stage  -  Boston            

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live / 1975 - 85          Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band      

 

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1986


Play: I'm Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner

Actor Musical: George Rose The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Actress Musical: Bernadette Peters Song & Dance

Featured Actor Musical: Michael Rupert Sweet Charity

Direction Musical: Wilford Leech The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Original Score: Rupert Holmes The Mystery of Edwin Drood



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Music News 1986


1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis and Elvis Presley)

Geffen records signs Guns and Roses


30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert

Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured

RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)


The Grammy's 1986


Record of the Year:Higher Love - Steve Winwood

Album of the Year: Graceland, Paul Simon (Warner Brothers)

Song of the Year: That's What Friends Are For - Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, songwriters

Best New Artist: Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Higher Love - Steve Winwood

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: The Broadway Album - Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female: Back Where You Started - Tina Turner

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Missionary Man - Eurythmics

Best Rhythm and Blues Song: Sweet Love - Anita Baker, Louis A. Johnson and Gary Bias, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: Living in America - James Brown

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: Rapture - Anita Baker

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Kiss - Prince and the Revolution

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Round Midnight - Bobby McFerrin

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female: Timeless - Diane Schuur

Best Country Song: Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) - Jamie O'Hara, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: Lost in the Fifties Tonight - Ronnie Milsap

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: Whoever's in New England - Reba McEntire

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) - Judds

Best Comedy Recording: Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand - Bill Cosby

Best Album Package Tutu - Eiko Ishioka, art director

Best Music Video, Short Form (Vhs): Dire Straits Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

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