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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1986, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1986, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: MCA 52770
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #2, US #1, US AC #2
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
album: Winner in You
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own 1986 MCA
2 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28751
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #6, US dance #1
writtenby: Prince
album: Parade
Prince Kiss 1986 Paisley Park
3 recordlabel: Columbia 06191
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #6, US #1, US AC #2
writtenby: Gregory Abbott
album: Shake You Down
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down 1986 Columbia
4 recordlabel: A&M 2861
chartposition: R&B #3, US #1, UK #8, US dance #1, US AC #3
writtenby: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
album: Crash
Human League Human 1986 A&M
5 recordlabel: Elektra 69564
chartposition: R&B #29, UK #2, US #1
writtenby: Mick Hucknall & Neil Moss
album: Picture Book
Simply Red Holding Back the Years 1986 Elektra
6 recordlabel: Arista 9466
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #8, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Linda Creed & Michael Masser
album: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Greatest Love of All 1986 Arista
7 recordlabel: Atlantic 89446
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #2, UK #2, US #3, US AC #38
writtenby: John Smith
album: Poolside
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait 1986 Atlantic
8 recordlabel: Jive 9465
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #12, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Billy Ocean, Wayne Anton Braithwaite & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
album: Love Zone
Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs 1986 Jive
9 recordlabel: EMI 50047
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #7, UK #3, US #2, US AC #37
writtenby: Robbie Nevil, Duncan Pain & Mark Holding
album: Robbie Nevil
Robbie Nevil C'est la vie 1986 EMI
10 recordlabel: A&M 2855
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #3, UK #10, US #1, US AC #10
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
album: Control
Janet Jackson When I Think of You 1986 A&M
11 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 884933
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #6, US dance #1
writtenby: Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
album: Word Up!
Cameo Word Up 1986 Atlanta...
12 recordlabel: Atlantic 89361
chartposition: UK #1, US #9, US AC #10
writtenby: Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
album: Stand By Me: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Ben E. King Stand by Me 1986 Atlantic
13 recordlabel: Motown 1843
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #7, US #2, US AC #3
writtenby: Mike Frenchik, Lionel Richie & Carlos Rios
album: Dancing on the Ceiling
Lionel Richie Dancing on the Ceiling 1986 Motown
14 recordlabel: A&M 2812
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #4, US dance #2, US AC #38
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
album: Control
Janet Jackson What Have You Done for Me Lately 1986 A&M
15 recordlabel: SMP 123(UK)
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Berry Gordy and Billy Davis [Roquel Davis] (as Tyran Carlo)
Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) 1986 SMP (UK)
16 chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Ben Peters
Boris Gardiner I Wanna Wake Up with You 1986
17 recordlabel: MCA 52774
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #4, UK #5, US #3
writtenby: Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman
album: The Jets
Jets Crush on You 1986 MCA
18 recordlabel: Columbia 06209
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #4, US #9, US dance #7
writtenby: Vincent F. Bell
album: Juice
Oran Juice Jones The Rain 1986 Columbia
19 recordlabel: Profile 5112
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #8, US #4, US dance #6
writtenby: Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
album: Raising Hell
Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith Walk This Way 1986 Profile
20 recordlabel: Arista 1-9424
chartposition: R&B #64, UK #2, US #5, US dance #41
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden & Preston Glass
album: Frantic Romantic
Jermaine Stewart We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off 1986 Arista
21 recordlabel: A&M 2830
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #19, US dance #2
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
album: Control
Janet Jackson Nasty 1986 A&M
22 recordlabel: Carrere 06122
chartposition: R&B #54, US #2, US AC #1
writtenby: Jay Gruska & Paul Gordon
album: Carl Anderson/Gloria Loring
Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson Friends and Lovers 1986 Carrere
23 recordlabel: Capitol 5615
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2, UK #33, US dance #11, US AC #23
writtenby: Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
album: Break Every Rule
Tina Turner Typical Male 1986 Capitol
24 recordlabel: Tent/RCA 40901(UK)
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Billy Livsey and Peter Sinfield
album: Silk and Steel
Five Star Rain or Shine 1986 Tent/RCA (UK)
25 recordlabel: MCA 52857
chartposition: R&B #17, US #7, UK #12, US dance #8, US AC #4
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Running Scared: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Michael McDonald Sweet Freedom 1986 MCA
26 recordlabel: Fanfare 7(UK)
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: James George Hargreaves
album: Sinitta!
Sinitta So Macho 1986 Fanfare (UK)
27 recordlabel: Motown 1873
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #17, US #7, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Dancing on the Ceiling
Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl 1986 Motown
28 recordlabel: Gordy 1842
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, US dance #10, US AC #18
writtenby: Ina Wolf
album: El DeBarge
El DeBarge Who's Johnny 1986 Gordy
29 recordlabel: Elektra 69557
chartposition: R&B #2, US #8, UK #13, US AC #3
writtenby: Anita Baker, Gary Bias & Louis Johnson
album: Rapture
Anita Baker Sweet Love 1986 Elektra
30 recordlabel: MCA 52968
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, UK #79, US AC #1
writtenby: Rupert Holmes
album: The Jets
Jets You Got It All 1986 MCA
31 recordlabel: A&M 2877
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #42, US dance #1
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Janet Jackson
album: Control
Janet Jackson Control 1986 A&M
32 recordlabel: Mercury 888836
chartposition: UK #4, US #6, US Dance #12, US AC #1
writtenby: Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery and Martin Jackson
album: It's Better to Travel
Swing Out Sister Breakout 1986 Mercury
33 recordlabel: RCA 40516(UK)
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Billy Livsey and Gary Bell
album: Luxury of Life
Five Star System Addict 1986 RCA (UK)
34 recordlabel: Jay 7001
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8, UK #13, US dance #1
writtenby: Marcus Thompson, Michael Marshall & Alex Hill
album: Vicious Rumors
Timex Social Club Rumors 1986 Jay
35 recordlabel: Tommy Boy 876
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #23, US #10, US AC #2
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Chillin'
Force M.D.s Tender Love 1986 Tommy Boy
36 recordlabel: Motown 1866
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #45, US #9, US AC #1
writtenby: Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
album: Dancing on the Ceiling
Lionel Richie Love Will Conquer All 1986 Motown
37 recordlabel: Jive 9510
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10, UK #49, US AC #5
writtenby: Billy Ocean, Wayne Anton Braithwaite & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
album: Love Zone
Billy Ocean Love Zone 1986 Jive
38 recordlabel: Polygram 888074
chartposition: R&B #2, US #10, UK #30, US dance #35, US AC #35
writtenby: Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Kool & the Gang & James
album: Forever
Kool & the Gang Victory 1986 Polygram
39 recordlabel: Columbia 3805844
chartposition: R&B #3, US #8
writtenby: Full Force
album: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam All Cried Out 1986 Columbia
40 recordlabel: Atlantic 89417
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #30, US #10
writtenby: Stephen Bray, Regina [Regina Richards] & Mary Kessler
album: Curiosity
Regina Baby Love 1986 Atlantic
41 recordlabel: Polydor 8851061
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #5, US #42, US dance #1
writtenby: Gwen Guthrie
album: Good to Go Lover
Gwen Guthrie Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent 1986 Polydor
42 recordlabel: Epic 06523
chartposition: R&B #1, US #15, UK #24, US dance #27, US AC #7
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.
album: Give Me the Reason
Luther Vandross Stop to Love 1986 Epic
43 recordlabel: 21 Records 99497
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #8, US #21
writtenby: Donna Allen, Emridge Jones & Lou Pace (as Louis Pace)
album: Perfect Timing
Donna Allen Serious 1986 Records
44 recordlabel: MCA 52947
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, UK #60, US AC #24
writtenby: Melvin Riley
album: Long Time Coming
Ready for the World Love You Down 1986 MCA
45 recordlabel: Atlantic 89329
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #23, UK #3, US #78
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
album: F.L.M.
Mel & Kim Showing Out 1986 Atlantic
46 recordlabel: A&M 2814
chartposition: R&B #2, US #13, US AC #2
writtenby: Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
album: Emotional
Jeffrey Osborne You Should Be Mine 1986 A&M
47 recordlabel: Tamla 1832
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #17, US #24, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: In Square Circle
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed 1986 Tamla
48 recordlabel: Jive 9540
chartposition: R&B #10, US #16, UK #34, US AC #1
writtenby: Billy Ocean, Wayne Anton Braithwaite & Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond)
album: Love Zone
Billy Ocean Love Is Forever 1986 Jive
49 recordlabel: RCA 14422
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #7, US #41, US dance #5
writtenby: Sue Sheridan & Paul Chiten
album: Silk and Steel
Five Star Can't Wait Another Minute 1986 RCA
50 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 888193
chartposition: R&B #1, US #21, UK #27, US dance #10
writtenby: Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
album: Word Up!
Cameo Candy 1986 Atlanta...
51 recordlabel: Warner 28583
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: Randy Crawford
album: Abstract Emotions
Randy Crawford Almaz 1986 Warner
52 recordlabel: Arista 9444
chartposition: R&B #14, US #16, UK #96, US AC #5
writtenby: Jermaine Jackson, Michael Omartian & Stevie Wonder
album: Precious Moments
Jermaine Jackson I Think It's Love 1986 Arista
53 recordlabel: Arista 1-9453
chartposition: R&B #9, US #22, UK #54, US dance #4, US AC #21
writtenby: Beppe Cantarelli & Roy Freeland
album: Who's Zoomin' Who?
Aretha Franklin Another Night 1986 Arista
54 recordlabel: Total Experience 2700
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #4
writtenby: Lonnie Simmons & Rudy Taylor
album: Gap Band 8
Gap Band Big Fun 1986 Total...
55 recordlabel: Solar 69525
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #8, US #42
writtenby: Bo Watson & June Watson Williams
album: Headlines
Midnight Star Midas Touch 1986 Solar
56 recordlabel: Tabu 4905364
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #17, US #44, US dance #8
writtenby: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
album: Sands of Time
S.O.S. Band The Finest 1986 Tabu
57 recordlabel: Motown 1858
chartposition: US dance #11, R&B #7, US #21
writtenby: Nick Mundy, Franne Golde & Paul Fox
album: Chico DeBarge
Chico DeBarge Talk to Me 1986 Motown
58 recordlabel: Atlantic 89392
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #36, UK #48, US #28
writtenby: John Smith & Valerie Day
album: Poolside
Nu Shooz Point of No Return 1986 Atlantic
59 recordlabel: Arista 9547
chartposition: R&B #2, US #28, UK #46, US dance #19, US AC #17
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, Lisa Walden
album: Aretha [1986 album]
Aretha Franklin Jimmy Lee 1986 Arista
60 recordlabel: Portrait 05846
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #89, US #20, US AC #6
writtenby: Sade Adu & Stuart Matthewman
album: Promise
Sade Never As Good As the First Time 1986 Portrait
61 recordlabel: MCA 52841
chartposition: R&B #43, US #15, UK #86, US dance #18
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Klymaxx
Klymaxx Man Size Love 1986 MCA
62 recordlabel: MCA 52877
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #26, US #29
writtenby: Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
album: Winner in You
Patti LaBelle Oh, People 1986 MCA
63 recordlabel: Capitol 5628
chartposition: UK #7, US Dance #15
writtenby: Derek Bramble
album: Breaking Away
Jaki Graham Set Me Free 1986 Capitol
64 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28711
chartposition: R&B #15, US #23, UK #45, US dance #11
writtenby: Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman & Prince
album: Parade
Prince Mountains 1986 Paisley Park
65 recordlabel: MCA 52905
chartposition: R&B #3, US #21
writtenby: Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin & Gaynel Hodge
album: Under the Blue Moon
New Edition Earth Angel 1986 MCA
66 recordlabel: Warner 28588
chartposition: R&B #17, US #27, US dance #9
writtenby: Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White Facts of Love 1986 Warner
67 recordlabel: Select 62267
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #7, US dance #18
writtenby: Whistle, Kangol (as The Kangol Kid) & Howie Tee
album: Whistle
Whistle (Nothin' Serious) Just Buggin' 1986 Select
68 recordlabel: Arista 9529
chartposition: R&B #20, UK #58, US #21, US dance #33, US rock #36
writtenby: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
album: Aretha [1986 album]
Aretha Franklin Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Arista
69 recordlabel: Manhattan 50028
chartposition: US dance #9, R&B #25, US #22
writtenby: Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Jeff Pescetto & David Grant
album: One Step Closer
Gavin Christopher One Step Closer to You 1986 Manhattan
70 recordlabel: Solar 69547
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #16, US #69, US dance #34
writtenby: Bill Simmons, Vincent Calloway, Belinda Lipscomb, Reggie Calloway, Melvin Gentry & Bobby Lovelace
album: Headlines
Midnight Star Headlines 1986 Solar
71 recordlabel: RCA 5083
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #15, US #67, US dance #26
writtenby: Michael Margules (as Michael Jay) & Marvin Morrow
album: Silk and Steel
Five Star If I Say Yes 1986 RCA
72 recordlabel: Profile 7119
chartposition: R&B #12, US #29, UK #42, US dance #44
writtenby: DJ Run (as Joseph Simmons), DMC (as Darryl McDaniels) & Jam Master Jay (as Jason Mizell)
album: Raising Hell
Run-D.M.C. You Be Illin 1986 Profile
73 recordlabel: Motown 1859
chartposition: R&B #4, US dance #2, US #48, UK #76
writtenby: Arnie Roman & Stephen Lunt (as Stephen Broughton Lunt)
album: Take Me All The Way
Stacy Lattisaw Nail It to the Wall 1986 Motown
74 recordlabel: Capitol 5644
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #43, US #30, US AC #12
writtenby: Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
album: Break Every Rule
Tina Turner Two People 1986 Capitol
75 recordlabel: MCA 52773
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #7, UK #24
writtenby: Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman
album: Colonel Abrams
Colonel Abrams I'm Not Gonna Let You 1986 MCA
76 recordlabel: RCA 5062
chartposition: R&B #17, US #33, UK #78, US dance #7, US AC #27
writtenby: Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
album: Hot Together
Pointer Sisters Goldmine 1986 RCA
77 recordlabel: Chrysalis 42965
chartposition: R&B #65, UK #8, US dance #31
writtenby: Paul Hardcastle
album: Paul Hardcastle
Paul Hardcastle Don't Waste My Time 1986 Chrysalis
78 recordlabel: Elektra 69511
chartposition: R&B #6, US #37, UK #51, US AC #9
writtenby: Garry Glenn & Dianne Quander
album: Rapture
Anita Baker Caught Up in the Rapture 1986 Elektra
79 recordlabel: MCA 52768
chartposition: R&B #3, US #38, US dance #16
writtenby: Christine Perren & Richard Wyatt Jr.
album: All for Love
New Edition A Little Bit of Love 1986 MCA
80 recordlabel: Capitol 5616
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #73, US #41
writtenby: Freddie Jackson & Paul Laurence
album: Just Like the First Time
Freddie Jackson Tasty Love 1986 Capitol
81 recordlabel: A&M 2878
chartposition: R&B #2, US #53, US dance #12
weeksinr&bchart: 18
writtenby: Jesse Johnson
album: Shockadelica
Jesse Johnson featuring Sly Stone Crazay 1986 A&M
82 recordlabel: A&M 2822
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #48, US #57, US AC #11
writtenby: Hamish Stuart
album: As the Band Turns
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't in It 1986 A&M
83 recordlabel: A&M 2821
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #1, US #1, US dance #4
writtenby: Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland & Falco
album: Falco 3
Falco Rock Me Amadeus 1986 A&M
84 recordlabel: Polydor 885358
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #43, US #65
writtenby: Dennis Lambert, Andy Goldmark & Franne Golde
album: United
Commodores Goin' to the Bank 1986 Polydor
85 recordlabel: Capitol 5523
chartposition: R&B #1, US #46
writtenby: Andre Cymone & Prince
album: Do Me Baby
Mel'isa Morgan Do Me Baby 1986 Capitol
86 recordlabel: Manhattan 9916
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #9, UK #56, US #69
writtenby: Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley
album: Inside Story
Grace Jones I'm Not Perfect 1986 Manhattan
87 recordlabel: MCA 52976
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #27, US dance #42
writtenby: Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene & Steve Nichol
album: Zagora
Loose Ends Slow Down 1986 MCA
88 recordlabel: Gordy 1857
chartposition: R&B #7, US #43, US AC #8
writtenby: Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager
album: El DeBarge
El DeBarge Love Always 1986 Gordy
89 recordlabel: Epic 06129
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #60, US #57
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.
album: Give Me the Reason
Luther Vandross Give Me the Reason 1986 Epic
90 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28620
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #36, US #63, US dance #21
writtenby: Prince
album: Parade
Prince Anotherloverholenyohead 1986 Paisley Park
91 recordlabel: Warner 28671
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #52, US #53, US dance #11
writtenby: David Gamson & Green Gartside
album: Destiny
Chaka Khan Love of a Lifetime 1986 Warner
92 recordlabel: Sleeping Bag 19
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #61, UK #32
writtenby: John Fair
Dhar Braxton Jump Back 1986 Sleeping Bag
93 recordlabel: MCA 52866
chartposition: R&B #1, US #57
writtenby: Larry White, Lee Peters & Kirk Crumpler
album: King of Stage
Bobby Brown Girlfriend 1986 MCA
94 recordlabel: Mercury 884 271-7
chartposition: R&B #1, US #62, US dance #47
writtenby: Rene Moore & Angela Winbush
album: Street Called Desire
Rene & Angela Your Smile 1986 Mercury
95 recordlabel: Warner 28523
chartposition: R&B #16, UK #19
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden, Preston Glass & Suzanne Valentine
album: While the City Sleeps
George Benson Shiver 1986 Warner
96 recordlabel: Motown 1833
chartposition: R&B #9, US #56, US dance #6
writtenby: Robbie Nevil & Tommy Faragher
album: Skin on Skin
Vanity Under the Influence 1986 Motown
97 recordlabel: Capitol 5598
chartposition: RandB #4, UK #79, US #84
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
album: Real Love
Ashford & Simpson Count Your Blessings 1986 Capitol
98 recordlabel: Capitol 15256
chartposition: RandB #1, UK #96
writtenby: Gene McFadden, James McKinley and Linda Vitali
album: A Lot of Love
Melba Moore with Freddie Jackson A Little Bit More 1986 Capitol
99 recordlabel: Elektra 69561
chartposition: R&B #11, US dance #13, US #46
writtenby: Ernesto Phillips & Keith Diamond
album: Restless
Starpoint Restless 1986 Elektra
100 recordlabel: Geffen 28718
chartposition: R&B #61, US #1, UK #4, US dance #1, US rock #1
writtenby: Peter Gabriel
album: So
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer 1986 Geffen

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