Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1966

1986
> Song: Take On Me
> Artist: a-ha
> Weeks at #1 13
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

1987
> Song: Here I Go Again
> Artist: Whitesnake
> Weeks at #1 14
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

1988
> Song: Red Red Wine
> Artist: UB40
> Weeks at #1 16
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

Source: Mike Coppola / Getty Images

1989
> Song: Wind Beneath My Wings (From “Beaches”)
> Artist: Bette Midler
> Weeks at #1 15
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

Source: David Redfern / Redferns via Getty Images

1990
> Song: Close To You
> Artist: Maxi Priest
> Weeks at #1 16
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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