Sunday, 13 March 2016

Top 50 of 1986 to 1987

Last time out I covered 1983 to 1985, this time it slims down to a two year period, from 1986 to 1987.  During those years I was aged 7 to 9 years old and still had a very small record collection, adding albums by Rick Astley and Wet Wet Wet as well as singles by the likes of Europe, Living in a Box and Hue and Cry.  Some of those artists made it here, others didn't.

As with the two previous charts there are still a lot of albums discovered much later, if you followed the 1970-82 and 83-85 charts the pattern of Metallica and Maiden entries will be of no surprise but there were a few more bands starting to hit their stride from slower beginnings, bands like Faith No More and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Not to mention the usual selection of chart hits that hung around in my brain long enough to still impress.

There's a distinct feeling here of things starting to get a little more alternative, the aforementioned FNM and RHCP increasing their number, the pop songs included being a little less cheesy and more hard-hitting in places, the metal growing ever more extreme.  The number of releases to choose from in my collection is still relatively small from these years meaning repeats of bands are inevitable, but the sounds within are definitely starting to open out.

1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Slayer - Angel of Death
3. New Order - True Faith
4. Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time
5. Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
6. Metallica - Battery
7. Europe - The Final Countdown
8. Faith No More - Faster Disco
9. Iron Maiden - Heaven Can Wait
10. Iron Maiden - Alexander the Great
11. Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin
12. Metallica - Damage Inc
13. Iron Maiden - Wasted Years
14. Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
15. Iron Maiden - Stranger in a Strange Land
16. Megadeth - Peace Sells
17. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Slayer - Raining Blood
19. Metallica - Last Caress/Green Hell
20. Iron Maiden - Deja Vu
21. Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
22. Faith No More - Introduce Yourself
23. Pet Shop Boys - Always on my Mind
24. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Backwoods
25. Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died in your Arms
26. Aha - Manhattan Skyline
27. Napalm Death - Instinct of Survival
28. Faith No More - We Care a Lot
29. Sepultura - Troops of Doom
30. Europe - Rock the Night
31. Faith No More - Chinese Arithmetic
32. Faith No More - R n' R
33. Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
34. Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
35. Europe - On Broken Wings
36. Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities
37. Faith No More - Anne's Song
38. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
39. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fight Like a Brave
40. Aha - Cry Wolf
41. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Me and My Friends
42. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
43. Napalm Death - Scum
44. Napalm Death - The Kill
45. Faith No More - The Crab Song
46. Faith No More - Spirit
47. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Subterranean Homesick Blues
48. Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
49. Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
50. Megadeth - Wake Up Dead

The next chart will be the first single year, 1988.

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