1980s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1986

Every Friday I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 30TH 1986:

  1. “Move Away” – Culture Club
  2. “Digging Your Scene” – The Blow Monkeys
  3. “Kiss” – Prince
  4. “Manic Monday” – The Bangles
  5. “Absolute Beginners” – David Bowie

I loved that David Bowie song. It’s probably my favorite David Bowie song of all-time. 35 years later – it’s in occasional rotation on my iPod Shuffles of hits that I listen to at my workplace.

Debuting at # 14 on my Top 40 chart was “Living Doll” – a 1986 comical remake of Cliff Richard’s 1959 U.K. # 1 smash. On this weekend in 1986 it became a U.K. # 1 smash all over again. Here’s the music video. It was # 1 on my personal music video chart that week:

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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