- BBC One (TV)
- This was the third of six programs hosted by John Peel and Janice Long during 1986. This was the week's singles chart.
- Long : “Doesn’t this sound like an old Bucks Fizz song? At 22, it’s Van Halen and “Why Can’t This Be Love?”. Peel : “Sounds even worse than a Bucks Fizz song if you ask me, Janice!”
- The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (23 in the chart as of the date of broadcast)
- Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – On My Own (4) (video)
- Matchroom Mob with Chas & Dave – Snooker Loopy (37) (with video inserts)
- Force MDs – Tender Love (34) (breaker)
- Van Halen – Why Can’t This Be Love? (22) (breaker)
- Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (15) (breaker)
- Spitting Image – The Chicken Song (11) (video)
- Billy Ocean – There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (27)
- Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (1) (repeat from 03 April 1986)
- Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love Of All (10) (video / audience dancing / end credits)
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.