1986: Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 Singles

Robert of the Radish
The Y! Music Playlist Blog (NEW)

Every year, Billboard creates a "Year-End Hot 100 Singles" chart. However, Billboard does not use a normal calendar when they compile the list. Instead, they start from the first week of December and run through the final week in November. They do this so they can include the chart in their year-end issue. The chart is calculated by looking at data from Nielsen SoundScan. Namely, sales and airplay. So the more a song sells and the more it's played during the time frame set by Billboard, the higher it will rank.

For this playlist I've compiled all of the available songs that made Billboard's Year-End Hot 00 list. Luckily, the vast majority of them are available on Spotify, but a few of them are missing.

There was a lot of great music made during the 1980s, but it's my opinion that not much of it is represented here. This list is a relatively mellow one, jammed packed with love songs and shmaltz. But that's not to say there's not some great songs to be found here.

And if you were coming of age in 1986 as I was, this playlist's nostalgic value is immeasurable.

1986: Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 Singles
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