This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 10, 1986.

Space shuttle Columbia is launched, the first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed and the Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. What was on the air? Lionel Richie rules the charts, Eddie Murphy comes in second and Dionne & Friends round out the top three.

40. Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy”
39. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie”
38. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
37. A-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.”
36. James Brown – “Living In America”
35. Corey Hart – “Everything In My Heart”
34. Shelia E. – “A Love Bizarre”
33. Sade – “The Sweetest Taboo”
32. Starpoint – “Object Of My Desire”
31. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”
30. Pete Townshead – “Face The Face”
29. Pat Benatar – “Sex As A Weapon”
28. Jellybean – “Sidewalk Talk”
27. Ta Mara & The Seen – “Everybody Dance”
26.  Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough (Jewel Of The Nile Theme)”
25. Night Ranger – “Goodbye”
24. Kool & The Gang – “Emergency”
23. Scritti Politti – “Perfect Way”
22. Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne – “You’re A Friend Of Mine”
21. ZZ Top – “Sleeping Bag”
20. Miami Sound Machine – “Conga”
19. Paul McCartney – “Spies Like Us”
18. Stevie Wonder – “Go Home”
17. Sting – “Love Is The Seventh Wave”
16. Bryan Adams/Tina Tuner – “It’s Only Love”
15. Arcadia – “Election Day”
14. Wham! – “I’m Your Man”
13. Bruce Springsteen – “My Hometown”
12. Survivor – “Burning Heart”
11. Phil Collins/Marilyn Martin – “Separate Lives (Theme From White Nights)”
10. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
9.  Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
8.  Stevie Nicks – “Talk To Me”
7. The Cars – “Tonight She Comes”
6. John Cougar Mellancamp – “Small Town”
5. Klymaxx – “I Miss You”
4. Simple Minds – “Alive and Kicking”
3. Dionne & Friends – “That’s What Friends Are For”
2.  Eddie Murphy – “Party All The Time”
1. Lionel Richie – “Say You, Say Me”

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