Now That's What I Call Music (Nostalgia)

Here are some great songs from 1986 that peaked outside the UK Top 40 and are certainly worth checking out:
Prince - Mountains
INXS - What you need
New Order - Bizarre love triangle
INXS - Listen like thieves
OMD - If you leave
Love and Money - Candybar express
The The - Infected (amazing Music Video shot in Bolivia)
XTC - Grass
ZZ Top - Velcro fly
INXS - Kiss the dirt (falling down the mountain)
Chaka Khan - Love of a lifetime
Huey Lewis & the News - Hip to be square
Janet Jackson - Control
INXS - This time

This was more like the sound of my personal 1986 than the charts of the time.
The extended mix is on an obscure compilation.

And on the deluxe of Mixed Up and yeah, the 7'' would be ace.

If I have to narrow things down, I hope they've courage to include some of the less known / less accessible hits a-la...

06. Dead Or Alive – Brand New Lover
07. Audrey Hall – One Dance Won’t Do
10. Jim Diamond – Hi Ho Silver
11. Marti Webb – Always There
14. Jennifer Rush – Ring Of Ice
16. Princess – I’ll Keep On Loving You
17. King – Torture
21. Haywoode - Roses
22. Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle – On My Own
23. Su Pollard – Starting Together
32. Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel ‘86
33. Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
35. Modern Talking – Brother Louie
39. Hollywood Beyond – What’s The Colour Of Money
40. Joyce Sims – All And All
41. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
42. Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
48. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – The Rain
52. Paul Medford & Letitia Dean – Something Outta Nothing
53. Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love
55. Elkie Brooks – No More The Fool
57. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
59. Spitting Image – The Chicken Song
61. Timex Social Club – Rumours
62. Midnight Star – Midas Touch
63. Cock Robin – The Promise You Made
65. Lulu – Shout ‘86
66. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper ‘86
69. The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry ‘86
73. Double – The Captain Of Her Heart
76. Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
79. Stranglers – Always The Sun
80. Grange Hill Cast – Just Say No
81. Lovebug Starski – Amityville
82. Whistle – Just Buggin’
83. Survivor – Burning Heart
84. Mike & The Mechanics – Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
85. Claire & Friends – It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love When You’re Eight And A Half

And we are now well into the period of the Yearbooks going forward where the absences of Madonna, Prince, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Erasure etc will be acutely felt.
Is now the right time to mention that I had the pleasure of asking Su Pollard if she rages whenever she hears "When the going gets tough" - Billy Ocean stopped "Starting Together" from getting to Number One!
We were all wearing a pink "thingie" on our heads back in 1986...right?

She was robbed. As great as Billy was, he could have given up at least one of those weeks at #1 for our Su! I remember being glued to the show which was massive at the time - it was the first 'reality' show I'd seen, and Starting Together is actually a great song.

That said, I'd be part-relieved if Now failed Su with '86 Extra given I've only a few years back paid £30 purely to get that track on CD!