1986 Pop Songs by Artist and Lyric

I want to bring attention to a major discovery. I have done meticulous and peer-reviewed scientific research that has definitively concluded that 1986 is the best year for music ever. Given the artist and a lyric from each song, guess the song titles.
All songs were either released, hit #1, or were in a movie in 1986.
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Last updated: September 27, 2020
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Once upon a time / Once when you were mine
The Moody Blues
Your Wildest Dreams
We've gotta hold on to what we've got / It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
Bon Jovi
Livin' on a Prayer
Watching every motion / In my foolish lover's game
Take My Breath Away
All the old paintings on the tombs / They do the sand dance, don't you know?
The Bangles
Walk Like an Egyptian
Revvin' up your engine / Listen to her howlin' roar
Kenny Loggins
Danger Zone
Spare a little candle / Save some light for me
These Dreams
I believe the children are our future
Whitney Houston
Greatest Love of All
You could have a steam train / If you just laid down your tracks
Peter Gabriel
Well, I've been waiting / Waiting here so long
Invisible Touch
It must have been something you said
Cutting Crew
(I Just) Died in Your Arms
I can feel you breathe / I can feel your heart beat faster
Eddie Money
Take Me Home Tonight
Shot through the heart / And you're to blame
Bon Jovi
You Give Love a Bad Name
And even though I know how very far apart we are
Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Somewhere Out There
I'll never find another girl like you / For happy endings it takes two
A man can tell a thousand lies / I've learned my lesson well
Live to Tell
If you'll be my bodyguard / I can be your long lost pal
Paul Simon
You Can Call Me Al
I am a man who would fight for your honor
Peter Cetera
Glory of Love
I'll keep holding on
Simply Red
Holding Back the Years
Things look so bad everywhere / In this whole world, what is fair?
Steve Winwood
Higher Love
There is freedom within / There is freedom without
Crowded House
Don't Dream It's Over
Deep in the world tonight / Our hearts beat safe and sound
Wang Chung
Everybody Have Fun Tonight
And you want her / And she wants you / We want everyone
Howard Jones
No One is to Blame
No more running down the wrong road / Dancing to a different drum
Michael McDonald
Sweet Freedom
Hear me calling out your name / I feel no shame
Anita Baker
Sweet Love
We've had some fun / Yes, we've had our ups and downs
Huey Lewis and the News
Stuck With You
Step by step / One by one / Higher and higher
Huey Lewis and the News
Jacob's Ladder
'Cause _______, _______, _______, oh! / I'm gonna make it right
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
I'm on my way / I'm making it / I've got to make it show, yeah!
Peter Gabriel
Big Time
You remind me of the babe / What babe? / The babe with the power
David Bowie
Magic Dance
Level 90
Dec 1, 2016
A lot of fun. Could you make this a series please.
Level 85
Dec 1, 2016
1986 is the best year ever, but there are lots of other good years, especially in the 80s. I'll make it a series!
Level 85
Dec 2, 2016
Level 52
Dec 1, 2016
Best song of 1986 was Strypers To Hell with the Devil.
Level 74
Jan 23, 2023
Nice quiz. I got 18/29 and I was still typing when time ran out.