Pop Culture Capsule — July 20-26, 1986

Here’s a look at America’s top movies, music, and books for the week of July 20-26, 1986. TV was in summer rerun mode, but it was pretty much all about The Cosby Show anyway. I remember most of these things (except the books), but I had no idea Patti LaBelle hit #1 over Janet Jackson and Peter Gabriel. Good for her!

AliensTop 10 Movies

1. Aliens
2. The Karate Kid Part II
3. Ruthless People
4. Top Gun
5. Back to School
6. About Last Night…
7. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
8. Legal Eagles
9. Running Scared
10. The Great Mouse Detective

Patti LaBelle - Winner in YouTop 10 Albums

1. Patti LaBelle, Winner in You
2. Janet Jackson, Control
3. Peter Gabriel, So
4. Top Gun soundtrack
5. Genesis, Invisible Touch
6. Billy Ocean, Love Zone
7. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
8. Bob Seger, Like a Rock
9. The Moody Blues, The Other Side of Life
10. Van Halen, 5150

Top 10 Singles

1. Genesis, “Invisible Touch”
2. Peter Gabriel, “Sledgehammer”
3. Janet Jackson, “Nasty”
4. Kenny Loggins, “Danger Zone”
5. Simply Red, “Holding Back the Years”
6. El DeBarge, “Who’s Johnny”
7. Peter Cetera, “Glory of Love”
8. Billy Ocean, “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)”
9. The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams”
10. Rod Stewart, “Love Touch”

Danielle Steel - WanderlustThe New York Times Best-Selling Fiction Books

1. Danielle Steel, Wanderlust
2. Jeffrey Archer, A Matter of Honor
3. Louis L’Amour, Last of the Breed
4. Barbara Taylor Bradford, Act of Will
5. Judith Krantz, I’ll Take Manhattan
6. John le Carré, A Perfect Spy
7. Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Supremacy
8. Lawrence Sanders, The Eighth Commandment
9. Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
10. Sue Miller, The Good Mother

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