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Released in August 1986, Simon was influenced by South African township music for this album which won the 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 'Call Me Al' is the most famous song off the album and has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.
Break Every Rule is the sixth solo album from Tina and despite reaching No.2 in the UK charts, none of the singles from this album reached the Top 30.
This is Queen's twelfth studio album and was based on the soundtrack to the film 'Highlander'. It spawned the singles 'Kind of Magic', 'One Vision' and 'Friends Will Be Friends'. It topped the UK album charts.
This 'greatest hits' album signified the end of George Michael and Michael Ridgeley together as Wham! It contained all the big hits like 'Club Tropicana', 'Freedom' and 'I'm Your Man' and went to No.2 in the UK album charts.
Kate released this compilation album in 1986 and it scored a third UK number one album for her. It contained hits like 'Wuthering Heights' and 'The Man With Child In His Eyes' plus some previously unreleased material.
Released in June 1986, this album moved the duo in a more musically commercial direction. The highest charting single from this album is 'Thorn In My Side' (#5) and it also contained a cover of the Smokey Robinson song 'My Guy'.
Released in March 1986, this was the second studio album by the American group and had the singles 'Manic Monday' and 'Walk Like An Egyptian'.
Also released in June, this is the third album from Madonna, and many of the songs are said to have been inspired by her marriage to actor Sean Penn. It contained the singles 'Crazy For You', 'Papa Don't Preach' and 'La Isla Bonita'. It became the world's top selling album of 1986.
This was Phil's third solo album and won him three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 1986. Some of the singles off the album include 'One More Night' and 'Take Me Home'.
This is the album that turned Peter Gabriel into a mainstream star and was a commercial and critical success. It spawned the songs 'Sledgehammer' and 'Don't Give Up'.
Released in August 1986, this was Richie's third solo album and contained songs like 'Dancing on the Ceiling' and 'Ballerina Girl'. After it's release, Richie took a 10 year break from releasing new music.
This was the debut album from Simply Red and included the hits 'Holding Back The Years' and 'Money's Too Tight (To Mention)'. It earned the group a nomination for Best New Artist at the 1987 Grammys.