Top 20 Songs for October 31, 1986

Since A Dirge begins with Halloween 1986, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what was going on in the culture during that time.  For the Top 20 songs on October 31, I actually chose the new list which came out the following day in 1986.  That would show what the top songs were for that week.  I used the listing found on Tunecaster.  So, let’s see what was probably playing when the characters turned on the radio.

20. Girl Can’t Help It by Journey

19. Word Up by Cameo

18. Love Will Conquer All by Lionel Ritchie

17. Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads

16. The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby and the Range

15. Typical Male by Tina Turner

14. When I Think of You by Janet Jackson

13. Emotion in Motion by Ric Ocasek

12. I Am By Your Side by Corey Hart

11. I’ll Be Over You by Toto

10. The Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant

09. True Blue by Madonna

08. The Rain by Oren Juice Jones

07. True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

06. Amanda by Boston

05. I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On by Robert Palmer

04. You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi220px-Human_League_Human

03. Sweet Love by Anita Baker

02. Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money

(drum roll)

01. Human by The Human League

How many of the songs on the list do you remember?



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