Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, July 5th

On this day in 1986: Janet Jackson started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Control’. The album featured the hit singles: ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’, ‘Nasty’, ‘Control’, ‘When I Think of You’, and ‘Let’s Wait Awhile’.

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1986:

1 2 THERE’LL BE SAD SONGS –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-12 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 4 HOLDING BACK THE YEARS –•– Simply Red (Elektra)-14 (2)
3 6 WHO’S JOHNNY –•– El DeBarge (Gordy)-11 (3)
4 5 NO ONE IS TO BLAME –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-13 (4)
5 9 NASTY –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-8 (5)
6 8 INVISIBLE TOUCH –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-6 (6)
7 3 CRUSH ON YOU –•– The Jets (MCA)-13 (3)
8 1 ON MY OWN –•– Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (MCA)-16 (1)
9 10 SLEDGEHAMMER –•– Peter Gabriel (Geffen)-9 (9)
10 14 DANGER ZONE –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-9 (10)

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