Aretha Franklin and George Michael top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown this week with their track “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).” Starship,  Crowded House, and Prince aren’t far behind with their respective 86 hits. Be sure to check out who else made the cut below!

Original Airing: 4/18/1986

40. THE RIGHT THING – SIMPLY RED
39. YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON – KIM WILDE
38. I WILL BE THERE – GLASS TIGER
37. SE LA – LIONEL RICHIE
36. LIGHT OF DAY – THE BARBUSTERS
35. I KNOW WHAT I LIKE – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
34. RIGHT ON TRACK – THE BREAKFAST CLUB
33. MANDOLIN RAIN – BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
32. NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU – GLENN MEDEIROS
31. BIG LOVE – FLEETWOOD MAC
30. SHIP OF FOOLS – WORLD PARTY
29. WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE – TINA TURNER
28. TALK DIRTY TO ME – POISON
27. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – EUROPE
26. LET’S WAIT AWHILE – JANET JACKSON
25. SERIOUS – DONNA ALLEN
24. THE LADY IN RED – CHRIS DE BURGH
23. THE HONEYTHIEF – HIPSWAY
22. SMOKING GUN – THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
21. HEAT OF THE NIGHT – BRYAN ADAMS
20. CAN’TCHA SAY (YOU BELIEVE IN ME) – BOSTON
19. WHAT’S GOING ON – CYNDI LAUPER
18. COME AS YOU ARE – PETER WOLF
17. LET’S GO! – WANG CHUNG
16. DOMINOES – ROBBIE NEVIL
15. STONE LOVE – KOOL & THE GANG
14. TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT – GENESIS
13. WITH OR WITHOUT YOU – U2
12. LA ISLA BONITA – MADONNA
11. WALKING DOWN YOUR STREET – BANGLES
10. (I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS – CUTTING CREW
9. COME GO WITH ME – EXPOSE
8. THE FINER THINGS – STEVE WINWOOD
7. LEAN ON ME – CLUB NOUVEAU
6. LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE – JODY WATLEY
5. MIDNIGHT BLUE – LOU GRAMM
4. SIGN O’ THE TIMES – PRINCE
3. DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER – CROWDED HOUSE
2. NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW – STARSHIP
1. I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME) – ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL

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