There are so many songs that you think of when reminiscing about the 80s, but I'm often shocked when I read what songs sold the most in any given year. Let me give you an example - the highest selling single in the UK during 1986 was Don't Leave Me This Way by the Communards. Now I love this song, but I would never have guessed that it was the highest selling single, although I'm sure I would've known if you had asked me back then!
I would've expected songs such as Sledgehammer or You Give Love a Bad Name to be in the top ten for the year - but they're not! Do you want to know what the top ten selling singles of 1986 were? Find out here - The Top Ten Songs of 1986. I'm sure that non-UK readers will go who when it comes to number 2 as I doubt they will know who Nick Berry is and that shows the power of UK soaps as it was sold because he starred in Eastenders and the single was promoted on the show!
The first Comic Relief single was a re-make of an old Cliff Richard song performed by Cliff Richard and the stars of the hit UK comedy, The Young Ones. I wasn't surprised when I saw it's name on the list, although I had forgotten about the song until I saw it. You will never hear Cliff Richard's Living Doll the same after seeing this version which still brings a smile to my face.