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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1986
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1986 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 22nd 1985
Merry Christmas Everyone
Shakin' Stevens
Number One for 2 weeks
January 5th 1986
West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys
Number One for 2 weeks
January 19th 1986
The Sun Always Shines on TV
A-Ha
Number One for 2 weeks
February 2nd 1986
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean
Number One for 4 weeks
March 2nd 1986
Chain Reaction
Diana Ross
Number One for 3 weeks
March 23rd 1986
Living Doll
Cliff Richard and the Young Ones
Number One for 3 weeks
April 13th 1986
A Different Corner
George Michael
Number One for 3 weeks
May 4th 1986
Rock Me Amadeus
Falco
Number One for 1 week
May 11th 1986
The Chicken Song
Spitting Image
Number One for 3 weeks
June 1st 1986
Spirit in the Sky
Doctor and the Medics
Number One for 3 weeks
June 22nd 1986
The Edge of Heaven
Wham!
Number One for 2 weeks
July 6th 1986
Papa Don't Preach
Madonna
Number One for 3 weeks
July 27th 1986
The Lady in Red
Chris De Burgh
Number One for 3 weeks
August 17th 1986
I Want to Wake up with You
Boris Gardiner
Number One for 3 weeks
September 7th 1986
Don't Leave Me This Way
The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris
Number One for 4 weeks
October 5th 1986
True Blue
Madonna
Number One for 1 week
October 12th 1986
Every Loser Wins
Nick Berry
Number One for 3 weeks
November 2nd 1986
Take My Breath Away
Berlin
Number One for 4 weeks
November 30th 1986
The Final Countdown
Europe
Number One for 2 weeks
December 14th 1986
Caravan of Love
The Housemartins
Number One for 1 week
December 21st 1986
Reet Petite
Jackie Wilson
Number One for 4 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)