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Subject: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 5:07 pm

Now this was a great year for music.  Why?  Because it was the year that my all-time favourite song ever was released ...

Paul Janz - Close My Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGpxMT1Hcb8

Paul Janz is from Alberta.  That chart peak may seem like this song was obscure, but ask anyone from Canada of the right age and they will tell you that this song was a radio favourite.  Wonderful memories of this song, makes me think of the good times :)


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Another great song that year definately has it's place in my Top 40 favourites of 1985, perhaps even my all-time favourites ever!  It was performed by a British band that never quite took off in North America.  This song is absolutely beautiful ...

Marillion - Kayleigh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dphpDdfZUGw

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST86JM1RPl0

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8JlTIo--CQ

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/10/13 at 5:31 pm

1985 - the year of Live Aid, Springsteen, Dire Straits & Madonna going ballistic in sales and Trevor Horn's ZTT doing well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnMcHTcC8O4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLhYxLE8uCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy3fsj-aGWw

...it was all downhill from here!


Paul Janz - Close My Eyes

Now that's a very good song!

(And Baltimora's one of my guilty pleasures! So sue me!)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3-hY-hlhBg

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 5:48 pm


Now this was a great year for music.  Why?  Because it was the year that my all-time favourite song ever was released ...

Paul Janz - Close My Eyes

Paul Janz is from Alberta.  That chart peak may seem like this song was obscure, but ask anyone from Canada of the right age and they will tell you that this song was a radio favourite. Wonderful memories of this song, makes me think of the good times :)


I was there, and yes, it received a fair amount of radio play..not alot, but enough that you remembered the song and heard it several times a week on AM radio.  I like the song as well. I can close my eyes while listening to this song and think "Mid 80s". Good choice.



Another great song that year definately has it's place in my Top 40 favourites of 1985, perhaps even my all-time favourites ever!  It was performed by a British band that never quite took off in North America.  This song is absolutely beautiful ...

Marillion - Kayleigh


I've enjoyed Marillion's material. First of all I am a huge fan of the Pater Grabriel Genesis era, and Marillion's lead singer sounds a bit like Gabriel, and they also are prog rock, which I like. I also am puzzled why they never took off in North America, at a time when lots of crap bands and artists did.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 5:51 pm

My favorite song from 1985 was this one. It was on the charts in early 1985

Don Henley ~ The Boys of Summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap4jRRK75dA

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:53 pm


My favorite song from 1985 was this one. It was on the charts in early 1985

Don Henley ~ The Boys of Summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap4jRRK75dA


Whoever doesn't like this song is a reptilian shape-shifter, or not human!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 5:56 pm


Whoever doesn't like this song is a reptilian shape-shifter, or not human!


Oh, I'm sure there are some who don't like it, not everyone has the same taste in music. People like different things.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:58 pm


Oh, I'm sure there are some who don't like it, not everyone has the same taste in music. People like different things.


Don't be so literal. ;)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 8:40 pm


1985 - the year of Live Aid, Springsteen, Dire Straits & Madonna going ballistic in sales and Trevor Horn's ZTT doing well...


Propaganda's Duel was a fantastic song!  I never get tired of it.  IMO the best act on ZTT in the 80s.  AON and Frankie were good, but the whole 'A Secret Wish' album by Propaganga was fantastic.

P-Machinery was also a good one, but sadly a miss of the UK Top 40. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q8G5AQpuxM


I've enjoyed Marillion's material. First of all I am a huge fan of the Pater Grabriel Genesis era, and Marillion's lead singer sounds a bit like Gabriel, and they also are prog rock, which I like. I also am puzzled why they never took off in North America, at a time when lots of crap bands and artists did.


Marillion's album sales were good in Canada, so it is indeed a mystery why the singles never made it.  Their 1983 album Script For A Jester's Tear, 1984's Fugazi and 1985's Misplaced Childhood all made the Canadian Top 100 albums chart.  Lead singer Fish does kind of resemble early Gabriel, both in voice and stage presence with the art style make-up. 

The follow-up to Kayleigh was Lavender and it was also excellent! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7sIzWKHGwQ

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 9:04 pm

1985 was a good year for dance!

Simplicious featuring Eugene Wilde - Let Her Feel It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCWiVrz3ebQ

Dead or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)
Pete Burns before his plastic surgery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpF0NTUTnA

Animotion - Let Him Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aAUlZ1vres

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 9:10 pm

Great artist debut of 1985:

New Regime.  Formed in Toronto in 1982.  Their self-titled debut was released in 1985 and it produced just 1 chart single in Canada  ...

New Regime - Seduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkrRXRNEYL8

But I also seem to recall the 2nd single getting radio play ...

New Regime - Love in Motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSLTUFsoLM

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/10/13 at 9:36 pm

1985 was the birth year of the debut albums of my two favourite artists of all-time! It was the year of the family groups... Five Star and The Jets! Ahhh to be 9 yrs old again!

http://images.45cat.com/five-star-love-take-over-tent-rca.jpghttp://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/i/icecreamdream/20071031/20071031134721.jpg

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/10/13 at 9:54 pm

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Platinum Blonde with their only US hit Somebody Somewhere.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/11/13 at 1:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-KWLlsdhk8

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/11/13 at 7:20 am


Great artist debut of 1985:

New Regime.  Formed in Toronto in 1982.  Their self-titled debut was released in 1985 and it produced just 1 chart single in Canada  ...

New Regime - Seduction

But I also seem to recall the 2nd single getting radio play ...

New Regime - Love in Motion



Why do I remember "Love in motion" more than the other one?  ;D Oh well. Yeah I do recall this band.  They made "Love and satisfaction" later in the 80s, which reminded me of the song ..."You spin me right round" by "Dead and alive" similar sound.




Platinum Blonde with their only US hit Somebody Somewhere.


At least one of their songs broke the top 100 in America. Too bad, they were a decent band. America missed out on them

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/11/13 at 7:28 am

Bryan Adams ~ Summer of 69

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f06QZCVUHg

Kiss ass rock song from Bryan Adams. "Summer of '69" was a single in 1985, from the album "Reckless", released in late 1984.  Some say this was the best Canadian album ever made. Might be. It's one of the best Canadian albums ever, IMO. There wasn't a bad song on the whole album.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/11/13 at 11:41 am


At least one of their songs broke the top 100 in America. Too bad, they were a decent band. America missed out on them


Yeah.  The record industry in Canada hated them and called them "spoiled little brats."  But I remember them being anything but spoiled little brats.  But they still are going strong even with the absence of Kenny MacLean and Chris Steffler, who is one of the founding three along with Mark Holmes and Sergio Galli, the poor guy is being treated for tinnitus and he can't play live anymore.  :(

I hope that Chris will be ready by next year for the Aniversary rerelease of Standing In The Dark along with the tour coming up.  But I do have my doubts.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/11/13 at 2:43 pm

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Platinum Blonde Crying Over You

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:26 pm


Baltimora - Tarzan Boy


Oh yes Baltimora, Isn't he British? ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:29 pm


1985 was a good year for dance!

Simplicious featuring Eugene Wilde - Let Her Feel It

Dead or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)
Pete Burns before his plastic surgery

Animotion - Let Him Go


I guess Simpilicious wasn't popular in the U.S.?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:31 pm


Into the Groove by Madonna


She had loads of dance hits.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGeuX-W0XrY


In My House-Mary Jane Girls

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 6:40 pm


1985 was the birth year of the debut albums of my two favourite artists of all-time! It was the year of the family groups... Five Star and The Jets! Ahhh to be 9 yrs old again!


Good stuff there!  Love both those groups!


I guess Simpilicious wasn't popular in the U.S.?


Most good dance acts were not, atleast not outside of the U.S. Dance Chart

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 7:05 pm


Why do I remember "Love in motion" more than the other one?  ;D Oh well. Yeah I do recall this band.  They made "Love and satisfaction" later in the 80s, which reminded me of the song ..."You spin me right round" by "Dead and alive" similar sound.


At least one of their songs broke the top 100 in America. Too bad, they were a decent band. America missed out on them


Sometimes the uncharted ones are more memorable than the singles lol

Here's a few that only made the AC charts in Canada, but still got major radio play ...

Strange Advance - The Second That I Saw You
Canadian artist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox1Dptq2Zj8

Eric Carmen - I Wanna Hear it From Your Lips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_-xFC5yNqc

Mary Lu Zahalan - Call Me
Canadian artist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo2C-ZmzqWw

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/11/13 at 7:31 pm

I know "Call me", I'm pretty sure I know the strange advance song, it rings a bell and listening to it, sounds familiar, but I doubt I have heard it much since 1986. I don't know the Eric Carmen one, and it's not that good anyways, so I didn't miss anything.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 8:34 pm

For a while, that Eric Carmen song was one of my favourites.  I even bought the album it was on, but that was the only song on it I liked lol


One of my favourite albums of 1985 was one of the BEST debut albums of the 80s.  It was the self-titled release by British duo Go West.  It sent 4 singles into the UK Top 40, two of which got extensive radio play here.  Despite the low chart placings for Canada, I still remember both of these extremely well ...

Go West - We Close Our Eyes
This video was directed by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme of 10cc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9s9vmrJkV8

Go West - Call Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gW6WcwNirk

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/11/13 at 8:41 pm


For a while, that Eric Carmen song was one of my favourites.  I even bought the album it was on, but that was the only song on it I liked lol


Oh, sorry about my comment then. But hey, not everyone likes the same stuff I guess.



One of my favourite albums of 1985 was one of the BEST debut albums of the 80s.  It was the self-titled release by British duo Go West.  It sent 4 singles into the UK Top 40, two of which got extensive radio play here.  Despite the low chart placings for Canada, I still remember both of these extremely well ...


Go West - Call Me


I only remember the latter (Call me), but not very well. I don't know if I heard it on radio on in dance clubs in '85.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/11/13 at 8:44 pm

A couple from a film I really enjoyed in 1985, set Elmo on fire...erm..St Elmo's fire.

John Parr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj5G7vhtjGk

St Elmo's fire love theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPgv63CyvM

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Starde on 10/11/13 at 11:49 pm

Alright 1985! One of my all-time favorite music years! A few of my faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qBaBb1Y-U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7PmX6Oz58

EDITED because you had way to many videos in one post.  I left just the first three you posted.  Please limit it to either 2 or 3 per post please.  You can re-post the other ones you had, but please limit it to either 2 or 3 youtube videos per post

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 3:45 pm


A couple from a film I really enjoyed in 1985, set Elmo on fire...erm..St Elmo's fire.

John Parr

St Elmo's fire love theme



Excellent songs!  In keeping with the St. Elmo's Fire film, that soundtrack had another single ...

Vikki Moss - If I Turn You Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxf-vWCC1w8

She is a Canadian artist, and this song got BIG radio play in Canada, but not even in the Adult Contemporary charts was it seen, and I am shocked.  The way I remember this on the radio, I would have expected atleast a minor chart placing

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/12/13 at 3:50 pm


Excellent songs!  In keeping with the St. Elmo's Fire film, that soundtrack had another single ...

Vikki Moss - If I Turn You Away

She is a Canadian artist, and this song got BIG radio play in Canada, but not even in the Adult Contemporary charts was it seen, and I am shocked.  The way I remember this on the radio, I would have expected atleast a minor chart placing


Was she dating Gretzky at the time?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 3:51 pm


Was she dating Gretzky at the time?


She certainly was

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:53 pm


A couple from a film I really enjoyed in 1985, set Elmo on fire...erm..St Elmo's fire.

John Parr



St Elmo's fire love theme





I love St.Elmo's Fire.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cLYRsHfPkQ

Jack Wagner-All I Need

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/12/13 at 4:25 pm

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/13/13 at 12:18 pm

How many of you watched Live Aid on July 13th, 1985? 

I know I did. I got up early that morning to watch what was happening in Wembley. So many awesome performers. Elton John, Bowie, Paul McCartney, Sting, Phil Collins, Queen, Dire Straits and a bunch of others.  Then we went to JFK in Philly and saw the Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, The Cars, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Clapton, Zeppelin  (and Phil Collins part II)

Great day for music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iwok7XHIYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6s5LMWI7Uk

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/13/13 at 12:39 pm


How many of you watched Live Aid on July 13th, 1985? 

I know I did. I got up early that morning to watch what was happening in Wembley. So many awesome performers. Elton John, Bowie, Paul McCartney, Sting, Phil Collins, Queen, Dire Straits and a bunch of others.  Then we went to JFK in Philly and saw the Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, The Cars, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Clapton, Zeppelin  (and Phil Collins part II)

Great day for music.


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Yeah Duran Duran were there too but their performance was such a mess to say the least.  :\'( Even now it's just too painful for me to even watch.  :\'( 

The band as a whole was under-rehearsed,  JT looked like he was stoned, AT looked like he was drunk, and RT looked exhausted.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/13/13 at 12:49 pm



Yeah Duran Duran were there too but their performance was such a mess to say the least.  :\'( Even now it's just too painful for me to even watch.  :\'(


Zeppelin's performance was also terrible. Robert Plant had a soar throat, Jimmy Page was obviously stoned, Phil Collins had a hard time drumming, figuring out what Page was doing.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/13/13 at 2:05 pm

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Northern Lights for Africa: Tears Are Not Enough

I just love that Mark Holmes from Platinum Blonde was involved in this.  He, Bryan Adams, and Corey Hart were the three break out stars of that video shoot.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/13/13 at 3:36 pm

How many of you watched Live Aid on July 13th, 1985? 

I sure did, It was great. It was also the year that USA For Africa started and Band-Aid too as well.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/13/13 at 3:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll6LLGePYwM

Part Time Lover-Stevie Wonder

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/13 at 4:48 pm

I remember Live Aid and Tears Are Not Enough.  Everytime I watch that Tears Are Not Enough video, I like spotting the artists in there who didn't have solos, but are still big names.  If you look close, you can see Frank Mills, Baron Longfellow (Andy Kim), Martha Johnson (Martha and the Muffins), Oscar Peterson, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Ian Thomas, to name a few


1985 was the year that Quebec born singer Gino Vannelli returned to the music scene after a hiatus since 1982.  Formerly a crooner who had an armful of popular ballads since 1974, he jumped on the new wave band wagon and scored a MAJOR hit in Canada with the album Black Cars

3 singles from this album hit the Canadian chart, and 2 of them also reached the American chart. 

Gino Vannelli - Black Cars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m39piBT2vE

Gino Vannelli - Hurts to Be in Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPY_Opc_NP4

Gino Vanelli - Just A Motion Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PusOzJgOxu4

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/14/13 at 8:13 pm

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Corey Hart: Never Surrender

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/15/13 at 1:04 am

Yes we've heard it a million times, but what a tune!

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 6:31 am




Corey Hart: Never Surrender


a great song especially "Sunglasses At Night".

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 6:35 am


Yes we've heard it a million times, but what a tune!




You got that right, what a great party tune.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/16/13 at 7:28 am

Roger Hodgson released his first solo album in late 1984. Still had that Supertramp sound (most people feel he was Supertramp anyway)

This album made the charts in very early 1985 and I really liked the whole album. 2 Songs from it:

Roger Hodgson ~ In Jeopardy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu0bHvFI5CA


Roger Hodgson ~ Lovers in the Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W750WpXmlps

Wasn't sure to put this in the 1984 or 1985 thread.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/16/13 at 7:37 am


a great song especially "Sunglasses At Night".


That one was from 1983's First Offense.  :) I'll post it in the other thread if it hasn't been posted already.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 11:05 am


Roger Hodgson released his first solo album in late 1984. Still had that Supertramp sound (most people feel he was Supertramp anyway)

This album made the charts in very early 1985 and I really liked the whole album. 2 Songs from it:

Roger Hodgson ~ In Jeopardy

Roger Hodgson ~ Lovers in the Wind

Wasn't sure to put this in the 1984 or 1985 thread.


It was a bit of both.  In the Eye of the Storm was released in late 1984, but the lead single Had A Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy) was a hit in 1984 and was his only hit in the Top 100 chart.  The other singles in the rock chart world, if my research has served me well, were hits in 1985

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:46 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oSbdB-zRU

Change- Let's Go Together

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/17/13 at 3:44 pm

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Everything In My Heart: Corey Hart
Boy In The Box (1985)

Do you remember saying
I'll give you everything in my heart
give you everything my heart
Everything in my soul I said was true
I'll do it again.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/17/13 at 3:53 pm

If you went to the theaters in spring/summer of 1985, and saw "Back to the Future", you remember this song.

Huey Lewis ~ The Power Of Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMph943tsw

The Power of love is such a good rock and roll song.


If you saw the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" in the summer of '85, you remember the title song.

Duran Duran ~ A View To A Kill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp4CR2HcHLQ

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/17/13 at 10:33 pm


Roger Hodgson released his first solo album in late 1984. Still had that Supertramp sound (most people feel he was Supertramp anyway)

This album made the charts in very early 1985 and I really liked the whole album. 2 Songs from it:

Roger Hodgson ~ In Jeopardy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu0bHvFI5CA


Roger Hodgson ~ Lovers in the Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W750WpXmlps

Wasn't sure to put this in the 1984 or 1985 thread.


Technically '84, but as long as we're on the subject.

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  - Roger Hodgson, Had a Dream

In my callow youth, I may or may not have found straight empty back roads on sunny afternoons, pressed the pedal to the metal, and floored it to the line "Now I have to make it alone..." during times of geopolitical crisis.  Under the circumstances, I may not have given a damn what the future brought, nor given a damn about anything, but most of us ended up fine; the clowns who were ready to end the world with the push of a button decided - for a generation or two - to temporarily leave us alone.  The only residual trauma I have from that era is that I still miss the Cold War. :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/18/13 at 7:54 pm

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Boy In The Box: Corey Hart
Boy In The Box (1985)

I love this song.  It's catchy and it's got a good dancable beat to it.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/18/13 at 8:36 pm

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Situation Critical
Platinum Blonde
Alien Shores (1985)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/19/13 at 3:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwfAABrahos

Fresh- Kool And The Gang

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/19/13 at 5:00 pm


Fresh- Kool And The Gang


Now there's a song that I absolutely love!  So fun and catchy!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/19/13 at 8:27 pm


Now there's a song that I absolutely love!  So fun and catchy!


Fun and catchy is what I like. :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/20/13 at 3:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_0ub-MHvzk

Desi- I Wanna Be With You

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/20/13 at 6:45 pm

Toronto's 1050 CHUM top songs of the year

http://craig.sowny.ca/www/www3.sympatico.ca/craig.smith/chum85.htm

Top 10

1 Never Surrender Corey Hart
2 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
3 Everything She Wants Wham!
4 Power Of Love Huey Lewis & The News
5 Run To You   Bryan Adams
6 Shout   Tears For Fears
7 Cherish Kool & The Gang
8 Crazy For You Madonna
9 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds
10 We Don't Need Another Hero Tina Turner


I really like #2, #4, #5 on the list.
Very odd, there is no song I dislike on the list.The WHAM song is close, but I can tolerate it.

This is the last year that 1050 CHUM did a top 100 list, it became an oldies station in 1986. I think it was June or July 1986. Something like that.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/13 at 6:48 pm


Toronto's 1050 CHUM top songs of the year

http://craig.sowny.ca/www/www3.sympatico.ca/craig.smith/chum85.htm

Top 10

1 Never Surrender Corey Hart
2 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
3 Everything She Wants Wham!
4 Power Of Love Huey Lewis & The News
5 Run To You   Bryan Adams
6 Shout   Tears For Fears
7 Cherish Kool & The Gang
8 Crazy For You Madonna
9 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds
10 We Don't Need Another Hero Tina Turner


I really like #2, #4, #5 on the list.
Very odd, there is no song I dislike on the list.The WHAM song is close, but I can tolerate it.

This is the last year that 1050 CHUM did a top 100 list, it became an oldies station in 1986. I think it was June or July 1986. Something like that.


It was Mid July.  Back when 1050chum.com published all of the charts, I used to wonder why it only went to July

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/20/13 at 6:54 pm


It was Mid July.  Back when 1050chum.com published all of the charts, I used to wonder why it only went to July


I remember the last day before they changed the format. At the time I was upset...but then again I preferred oldies so I wasn't that upset. So I had to listen to CFTR 680 (Toronto) for top 40 songs. It's now an all news station.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/20/13 at 8:08 pm


I remember the last day before they changed the format. At the time I was upset...but then again I preferred oldies so I wasn't that upset. So I had to listen to CFTR 680 (Toronto) for top 40 songs. It's now an all news station.


I started listening to 104.5 Chum FM but then they changed the format of the station after the Bell Globemedia take over.  :( So I started listening to CHFI FM 98.1  and after a while I started hating them.  Then I started listening to Magic 97.3 now Boom 97.3 because I like the variety of music that they play.  70s, 80s, and 90s which I like.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/21/13 at 10:18 am


I started listening to 104.5 Chum FM but then they changed the format of the station after the Bell Globemedia take over.  :( So I started listening to CHFI FM 98.1  and after a while I started hating them.  Then I started listening to Magic 97.3 now Boom 97.3 because I like the variety of music that they play.  70s, 80s, and 90s which I like.  :)


I should give 97.3 a try. I usually listen to Q107 (Toronto's best rock) and have for 35 years. Used to listen to CHUM-FM until they changed their format to crappier songs. I also listen to KFUN 99.5, oldies station. It's from K-W.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/21/13 at 10:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kSDO3uiaho

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/21/13 at 7:10 pm


I should give 97.3 a try. I usually listen to Q107 (Toronto's best rock) and have for 35 years. Used to listen to CHUM-FM until they changed their format to crappier songs. I also listen to KFUN 99.5, oldies station. It's from K-W.


Yeah.  Boom 97.3 is really great.  My mom listens to Q107 but I hate it.  :P I'd rather listen to Boom 97.3 just because I like all of the DJs on there.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFe4BMgcSd0

Rick James-Glow

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/23/13 at 7:41 am

Here's one from 1985 that I just thought of. I remember this music video giving me the creeps back then!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjhBv2dqsk

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 8:10 am


Here's one from 1985 that I just thought of. I remember this music video giving me the creeps back then!


I'm trying to remember the film that music video was for? ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/23/13 at 10:28 am


I'm trying to remember the film that music video was for? ???


I'm thinking it was Laybrinth but that wasn't released until 1986.  :(

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 2:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkFX1imVcgw

for all you old school rap fans: Whistle-(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/23/13 at 2:51 pm



for all you old school rap fans: Whistle-(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin


Thanks for the warning. O0

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/24/13 at 3:40 pm


I'm trying to remember the film that music video was for? ???


Billy Ocean's Loverboy was not a soundtrack hit.  The video was said to have been inspired by the Cantina Band scene from Star Wars (1977) and the Phantom Zone (crystal diamond that imprisoned Zod, Non and Ursa) from Superman II (1980)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:01 pm


Thanks for the warning. O0


::) you're welcome, I guess.  ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNd7pABoFGE

Madonna-Like A Virgin

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/26/13 at 3:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJw1LRMfhVA

Aurra- Like I Like It

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/29/13 at 5:52 pm


Now this was a great year for music.  Why?  Because it was the year that my all-time favourite song ever was released ...
Paul Janz - Close My Eyes
1985 was a good year for music, but there were a few that weren't so good in my humble  opinion, like this one by 2 living  legends, although they looked like they had fun and it was for Live Aid charity  :-\\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrvQ0Yyw_XQ

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:06 pm


1985 was a good year for music, but there were a few that weren't so good in my humble  opinion, like this one by 2 living  legends, although they looked like they had fun and it was for Live Aid charity  :-\\




love the song but the video was weird.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OO9LloDSJo

Howard Jones- Things Can Only Get Better

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: karen on 10/31/13 at 7:06 am

The Bowie - Jagger song is my favourite version of Dancing in the Streets.  They originally wanted to do a duet at Live Aid with one of them in London and one in Philadelphia.  But the satellite broadcast delay meant this was not possible so they came up with the video.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 7:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFK6q7kF9Y

Isley Jasper Isley- Caravan Of Love

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/05/13 at 7:15 am

Some obscure and fantastic soundtrack singles from 1985 ...

The Goon Squad - Eight Arms to Hold You
From the soundtrack to the film The Goonies.  The scene this song was used in was cut, but can be viewed on the deleted scenes on the DVD/Blu-Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egngGcFLRX4

Tommy Shaw - Remo's Theme (What If)
From the film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM9uUp9Os9U

Glenn Shorrock - American Flyers
From the film of the same name starring Kevin Coster.  This was released as a single, but it never charted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdbPTege7Cg

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 9:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPlGshbbjG4


Arcadia-Election Day

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/05/13 at 9:11 am


The Bowie - Jagger song is my favourite version of Dancing in the Streets.  They originally wanted to do a duet at Live Aid with one of them in London and one in Philadelphia.  But the satellite broadcast delay meant this was not possible so they came up with the video.


For that reason, it was done on the quick and done on the cheap! Filmed in London's Docklands, if memory serves...

Arguably the biggest-selling version, but Martha's original still tops everything!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/05/13 at 9:13 am


The Goon Squad - Eight Arms to Hold You


Nothing to do with 1985, but that title was originally planned to be the title of The Beatles' second film ('Help'), but was rejected by the group...

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/05/13 at 10:35 am



Howard Jones- Things Can Only Get Better


Good song, Howard.


1985 was a good year for music, but there were a few that weren't so good in my humble  opinion, like this one by 2 living  legends, although they looked like they had fun and it was for Live Aid charity  :-\\



I liked this version, but I do like the 60s version more. I think Jagger and wacko jacko did a song together a year earlier "State of Shock", that was absolutely awful. 

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/05/13 at 2:09 pm

2 from the Cure, from their "The Head on the Door" album.

The Cure ~ In Between Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mx7K1pQess

The Cure ~ Close To Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17yc_uKfiU8

"Close to me" was probably one of the songs I heard the most in clubs, during that time period.  I like quite a bit of the Cure's 80s material. It was different.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/13 at 2:37 pm


Good song, Howard.

I liked this version, but I do like the 60s version more. I think Jagger and wacko jacko did a song together a year earlier "State of Shock", that was absolutely awful.
agree that SOS was absolutely awful  8-P

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 2:50 pm

I liked this version, but I do like the 60s version more. I think Jagger and wacko jacko did a song together a year earlier "State of Shock", that was absolutely awful. 

Why was it awful?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 2:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s09LuDYX12g

Kool & The Gang- Cherish

such a beautiful song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/05/13 at 11:08 pm

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1985, Venus, Hot Sun on Video, both the original video and a TV appearance on the WWF Club, a West German TV variety show.

Does anyone else remember anything about this band?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0CZkhQt8xw

Mantronix- Needle To The Groove

another rap classic.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 7:23 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0CZkhQt8xw

Mantronix- Needle To The Groove

another rap classic.


rap? Thanks for the warning again..now I don't have to try and listen to this one.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/06/13 at 4:40 pm


Chaka Khan-I Feel For You


1984, Howard - do pay attention!  ;)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:25 pm


1984, Howard - do pay attention!  ;)


Sorry, I went by a music chart.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 2:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2vAzE8FJKk

You Look Marvelous- Fernando Llamas (aka Billy Crystal)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: barry on 11/22/13 at 2:35 pm

Why Tubbs WHY??

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There's a 12" single with an extended dance mix!  :D

It WILL be mine. Oh yes. It will.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:35 pm


Why Tubbs WHY??

X84tlNzppyw

There's a 12" single with an extended dance mix!  :D

It WILL be mine. Oh yes. It will.


and Don Johnson had his 15 minutes of fame with his one hit wonder too.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNoQ3MGIzXc

Miami Sound Machine- Conga

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/13 at 8:13 pm


and Don Johnson had his 15 minutes of fame with his one hit wonder too.


Don Johnson wasn't a one hit wonder

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:46 pm


Don Johnson wasn't a one hit wonder


What was his other hit besides "Heartbeat"?  ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ueaD22hg8

Glenn Frey- You Belong To The City

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/23/13 at 6:19 pm


What was his other hit besides "Heartbeat"?  ???


He had many.  Not all of them were hits in the US, but they did well overseas.  The best known ones were: Heartache Away (1986), Tell it Like It Is (1989) and a duet with Barbra Streisand called Til I Loved You which was a US Top 40 hit (see 1989: The Year in Music).  I have all three, plus Heartbeat on 45

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 3:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSqtBwfZOz8

Neutron Dance-Pointer Sisters

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/25/13 at 12:51 am

KEyaGAFvFKQ

Mona With The Children: Doug Cameron

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 6:52 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i_z6JOKkVk

The Cool Notes- In Your Car

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/13 at 5:08 pm


The Cool Notes- In Your Car


Howard just posted a song that I recognize?  WTF! :D

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/13 at 7:09 pm


Mona With The Children: Doug Cameron


I have this one on 45 and the album on cassette.  It was his only chart single

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:36 pm


Howard just posted a song that I recognize?  WTF! :D


;D So, you know The Cool Notes?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2P1YCsskA

Here's another one, "Spend The Night".

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/13 at 9:17 pm


Here's another one, "Spend The Night".


I know that one as well

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/26/13 at 12:38 am


I have this one on 45 and the album on cassette.  It was his only chart single


A chart single with a message.  :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/26/13 at 7:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdkAvCvq5Mg

Mr.Telephone Man- New Edition

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/26/13 at 7:11 am


I know that one as well


Did you know they were from The U.K?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/26/13 at 10:06 am


Did you know they were from The U.K?


Yes.  That's where they had all their success.  They had no hits in North America

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/26/13 at 4:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u5GT2_8vnY

Phyllis Nelson- I Like You

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/26/13 at 4:55 pm


Yes.  That's where they had all their success.  They had no hits in North America


But what about them being popular over here in The United States? ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/26/13 at 10:01 pm


But what about them being popular over here in The United States? ???


Chartwise they were not.  You may know them, but that's because you know alot of funk/R&B bands that not the rest of America seems to

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/27/13 at 3:52 am


But what about them being popular over here in The United States? ???


They may, just may, have had a showing in the RnB listings, but not mainstream...

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:30 am


Chartwise they were not.  You may know them, but that's because you know alot of funk/R&B bands that not the rest of America seems to


I agree, and some other people may not know who in the world are The Cool Notes? They've never heard of them, we have but some others may not.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:32 am


They may, just may, have had a showing in the RnB listings, but not mainstream...


I guess The United States didn't care for these bands except for The U.K. and overseas.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qBaBb1Y-U


Phil Collins- Sussudio

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/27/13 at 11:45 pm

Paul Hardcastle, whose song "Nineteen" was a hit in 1985, also recorded several instrumental songs. Here's an instrumental song of his that was popular that year, "Rainforest":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKTAJkVFvCI

I believe it was from the same album as "Nineteen."

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 8:01 am


Paul Hardcastle, whose song "Nineteen" was a hit in 1985, also recorded several instrumental songs. Here's an instrumental song of his that was popular that year, "Rainforest":


I believe it was from the same album as "Nineteen."


I like Paul Hardcastle's instrumental music.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 8:05 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emlsS6WLqBs

Freddie Jackson- Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/28/13 at 3:25 pm


I like Paul Hardcastle's instrumental music.

Yeah, it's nice to hear. :) One radio station in my area, KTWV-FM ("94.7 The Wave"), has played lots of instrumental music, including that of Paul Hardcastle. They also play some soft pop music.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPTwcwA6vuk

Pointer Sisters- Dare Me!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/28/13 at 9:07 pm


Pointer Sisters- Dare Me!


Love this! Their "Contact" album as a whole was rather good.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 9:14 pm

I love Dare Me by Pointer Sisters.  I didn't really remember it until the Italian DJ Junior Jack remixed it in his 2004 hit Stupidisco


Here is a song by Cyndi Lauper that was released as a single only in the USA, Canada and Japan.  It is a cover of a 1980 song by Prince ...

Cyndi Lauper - When You Were Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftjdBClDyM

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhxjNYvJbgM

Billy Joel- You're Only Human(Second Wind)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 6:42 pm


Billy Joel- You're Only Human(Second Wind)


Geez Howard.  Quit posting songs no one has heard of before :P

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/30/13 at 2:38 am


Geez Howard.  Quit posting songs no one has heard of before :P


I've heard that particular song before.  ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/30/13 at 3:24 am

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Gowan: Strange Animal

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:24 pm


Geez Howard.  Quit posting songs no one has heard of before :P


oh will you keep quiet you've definitely heard of this song, don't give me that baloney BS!  :P

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOTp3-jEMjQ

Full Force & UTFO- Roxanne Roxanne

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/01/13 at 10:53 pm


oh will you keep quiet you've definitely heard of this song, don't give me that baloney BS!  :P


How do you know what I've heard of.  Not all Billy Joel songs were popular everywhere

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/02/13 at 1:25 am


oh will you keep quiet you've definitely heard of this song, don't give me that baloney BS!  :P



How do you know what I've heard of.  Not all Billy Joel songs were popular everywhere


GUYS PLEASE! Let's have less arguing about who's heard what song and more posting of music videos RIGHT NOW!!!!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:43 am


GUYS PLEASE! Let's have less arguing about who's heard what song and more posting of music videos RIGHT NOW!!!!


Sorry Celeste, let's try to keep it more civilized. :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbL2lMn34Oo

Ready For The World-Oh Sheila

Weren't these guys British? ???

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/02/13 at 8:06 am



Ready For The World-Oh Sheila

Weren't these guys British? ???


Nope they were American. Nice track - kinda like Prince meets The Jets.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/02/13 at 11:34 am


Sorry Celeste, let's try to keep it more civilized. :)


Thanks!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 7:37 pm


Nope they were American. Nice track - kinda like Prince meets The Jets.


I kind of sworn the lead singer was British?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 7:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jE0P-hHec

Peter Jacques Band- All Right Let's Go!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/29/13 at 6:54 pm

Not sure if I posted this one before, but it's just so good, it's worth another post.  This is one of my all-time favourites of the 80s!

Divinyls - Pleasure and Pain
Peaking at #11 in their native Australia, it was their 3rd highest charting single in their career, and 1 of 10 total Top 40 hits they had there!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aYzQb6cc5E

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/30/13 at 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APO9ZKtiy1c

Madonna - Angel

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/30/13 at 7:06 am



Madonna - Angel


Love this! Didn't realise til just now that it was a stand-alone single. Always thought it was just a very good album track.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/30/13 at 7:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGl3d4KOMk

Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/03/14 at 1:01 am

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:22 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc0f6ZLDW2I

New Edition - Mr. Telephone Man

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 6:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYA516opkuE&feature=kp

Force M.D.s - Here I Go Again

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/14/14 at 11:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvNxUGg-0A4

  - Data, Stop, from 1985's Elegant Machinery

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:54 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8BMibet60

freddie jackson - calling

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/29/14 at 6:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D39GL3G6dTQ


Mai Tai- History

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/29/14 at 12:48 pm

Here's a group from the UK called Mercy, Mercy.  Their lead singer was Colin Young, who is best known around the world as the lead singer for the 60s band The Foundations.  Mercy, Mercy was very short-lived, but this one was a club favourite and a mainstream hit in Canada ...

Mercy, Mercy - It Must Be Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Bgr2v9slA


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Here's a hit by a founding member and original lead singer of Duran Duran:  Stephen Duffy.  After co-founding the band in 1978 with John Taylor and Nick Rhodes, he left shortly before they landed a record deal.  In 1982, he formed his own band called Tin Tin and released the song Kiss Me, and the following year, a re-mix of it gave him a Top 20 hit in the US dance chart.  By 1984, he decided to go under his own name, and in 1985, as Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, new version of Kiss Me was released and gave him his greatest hit.  I remember this one well ...

Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy - Kiss Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSv3kSK41Oo


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West End Girls is the first song by Pet Shop Boys.  It became a world-wide hit in 1986, but that was upon it's third release.  The single dates back to 1984 when it was first recorded, and it was a minor hit in Canada in June of 1985.  I cannot find any other information that tells me where else this original version charted.  I guess we were among the lucky ones.  I really like this version ...

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (original version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXRqGfF64zQ

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/29/14 at 7:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5l4N5Wl0mI

Mercy Mercy- What Are We Going To Do About It?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/29/14 at 7:50 pm

^ Do you even know that song Howard?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/29/14 at 8:08 pm


^ Do you even know that song Howard?


Yes, I hear it on internet radio a lot of times.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/29/14 at 8:15 pm

Cool! 8)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 01/29/14 at 8:25 pm


Here's a group from the UK called Mercy, Mercy.


The track of theirs "What Are We Gonna Do About It" that Howard posted was great!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/30/14 at 8:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyuzsqmeB6w

Mary Jane Girls - Break It Up

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 02/05/14 at 12:59 pm

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/05/14 at 2:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl7nbDY1Qc4&feature=kp

Chicago - Along Comes A Woman

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/05/14 at 3:45 pm


Tears for Fears - Shout


Here's a bit of TFF trivia for you.  In Canada, Shout was the first single from Songs From the Big Chair.  In the US, it was Everybody Wants to Rule the Wold.  In the UK, it was Mother's Talk

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 02/05/14 at 3:51 pm


Here's a bit of TFF trivia for you.  In Canada, Shout was the first single from Songs From the Big Chair.  In the US, it was Everybody Wants to Rule the Wold.  In the UK, it was Mother's Talk


Was "Mother's talk" ever a single in Canada? If it was I don't remember hearing on AM radio, mostly FM radio. 
"Songs from the Big Chair" was such a great album, one of my faves from the mid 1980s.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/05/14 at 4:00 pm


Was "Mother's talk" ever a single in Canada? If it was I don't remember hearing on AM radio, mostly FM radio. 
"Songs from the Big Chair" was such a great album, one of my faves from the mid 1980s.


It was yes, in 1986.  It was the final single released off the album in both Canada and the US.  I have a copy of it on cassette single
It only reached #87 in Canada, but made it to #27 in the US

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 02/05/14 at 5:03 pm


West End Girls is the first song by Pet Shop Boys.  It became a world-wide hit in 1986, but that was upon it's third release.  The single dates back to 1984 when it was first recorded, and it was a minor hit in Canada in June of 1985.  I cannot find any other information that tells me where else this original version charted.  I guess we were among the lucky ones.  I really like this version ...


It was duly released here in April 1984 and I certainly do recall one or two specialised 'dance music' journals raving about it - but nothing happened until the re-record. Even the original wasn't re-promoted! As far as I know, it was recorded in New York, so it may have had a brief showing on some local urban/dance chart there...


Was "Mother's talk" ever a single in Canada? If it was I don't remember hearing on AM radio, mostly FM radio. 
"Songs from the Big Chair" was such a great album, one of my faves from the mid 1980s.


Before 'Mother's Talk', they released a stand-alone single called 'The Way You Are', which proved to be such a crushing disappointment that a hastily reworked change of musical plan was ordered, resulting in the more hard-edged rock sound of 'Big Chair' - even now, the only way of finding 'The Way You Are' is on some deluxe greatest hits compilation - perhaps the boys still regard it as a crushing disappointment!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/06/14 at 6:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYwyjwFg-Zg

Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 02/06/14 at 7:39 am


It was yes, in 1986.  It was the final single released off the album in both Canada and the US.  I have a copy of it on cassette single
It only reached #87 in Canada, but made it to #27 in the US


Thanks for your research. It should not surprise me it only reached #87 here. It wasn't played much on AM radio, but got lots of play on my turntable.  I bought the album not long after it was released. I think I bought it the same day I saw one of the "Police Academy" film in theaters.




Before 'Mother's Talk', they released a stand-alone single called 'The Way You Are', which proved to be such a crushing disappointment that a hastily reworked change of musical plan was ordered, resulting in the more hard-edged rock sound of 'Big Chair' - even now, the only way of finding 'The Way You Are' is on some deluxe greatest hits compilation - perhaps the boys still regard it as a crushing disappointment!


I know  'The Way You Are'. It's not one of their better songs.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/06/14 at 1:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DS0EzMfWOA&feature=kp


ASHFORD & SIMPSON-BABIES

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/06/14 at 2:46 pm

Here's Laura Branigan performing her singles Spanish Eddie and Hold Me on American Bandstand.  The former is my favourite song from hers, and the album these songs appear on titled Hold Me is in my Top 20 favourite albums of the 80s.  She was a fantastic artist!

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Doc Brown on 02/07/14 at 9:13 am

I won't deny my belief, 1985 was the greatest year EVER for Rock & Roll.
However, there are a few I cannot believe haven't been listed yet! Here's a sampling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l4GJGFs5O4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41P8UxneDJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teljgwFfl94

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/07/14 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnwDkT0lUWI&feature=kp

Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/08/14 at 4:36 pm

In 1984, the rock band April Wine called it quits after 11 albums.  However, they still contractually owed Aquarius records one more album, so lead singer Myles Goodwyn and guitarist Brian Greenway hired studio musicians and pieced together the album Walk Through Fire.  It failed to chart in Canada, but did reach #174 on the US Album chart, and despite no charting singles in the US, the only song to chart in Canada from it was the ballad Love Has Remembered Me which was the group's lowest charting single in their career, yet the one I still hear on the radio the most

My favourite April Wine song ever ...

April Wine - Love Has Remembered Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N18VBHq1rAo

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/09/14 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9_whG2xA8&feature=kp

Paul Hardcastle - King Tut

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/15/14 at 3:35 pm

Here is a group called 3 Speed with the title song to a motion picture titled 'Once Bitten' starring Lauren Hutton and Jim Carrey.  I really loved the film as well as the song.  It was released as a single, but it never charted.  I don't know what the record buying public did not like.  This song is fantastic ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0C3SV2ePGg

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 3:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxz7UkOQ5v4&feature=kp

Foreigner - That Was Yesterday

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/25/14 at 7:12 pm

Julian Lennon, "Too Late For Goodbyes":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMT2NcDOXR0

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/26/14 at 6:31 am

Homeboy & the COL - U Turn Me Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL3fBooSTs0

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/26/14 at 9:42 pm


In 1984, the rock band April Wine called it quits after 11 albums.  However, they still contractually owed Aquarius records one more album, so lead singer Myles Goodwyn and guitarist Brian Greenway hired studio musicians and pieced together the album Walk Through Fire.


But that's OK, because it brought us this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65wxXQqJfCE
  - April Wine, Rock Myself To Sleep, 1985, from the same album.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/27/14 at 8:03 am

EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" KING - YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznNrmBTznk

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/14/14 at 2:03 am


Here's a bit of TFF trivia for you.  In Canada, Shout was the first single from Songs From the Big Chair.  In the US, it was Everybody Wants to Rule the Wold.  In the UK, it was Mother's Talk


Shout was their first single everywhere else but in the U.S.  Everybody Wants To Rule The World was their first single in the U.S.  I don't know if you know this wd but there were three different videos for Mothers talk and the U.S. remix video charted in 1986.  Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule The World charted in 1985.

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/14/14 at 3:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O8jsxj9Dqo&feature=kp

Kool & The Gang - Misled

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/15/14 at 11:30 pm

James Taylor, "Everyday":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7jb_zRY8uA

This one was originally performed by Buddy Holly in the late 1950s, but I have always loved James' arrangement. :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/16/14 at 2:55 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypApg0HZ2Hk&feature=kp

DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/22/14 at 7:20 pm

This song never was a hit or released as a single, but it's prominently used as a music cue for many years on the Washington, DC local quiz show "It's Academic".
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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/14 at 9:13 pm


But that's OK, because it brought us this:

April Wine, Rock Myself To Sleep, 1985, from the same album.


That song is great.  It first appeared on the soundtrack to 'Fright Night', so its appearance on 'Walk Through Fire' was almost as a bonus track even though both albums were out in 1985. 

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/26/14 at 1:26 am


That song is great.  It first appeared on the soundtrack to 'Fright Night', so its appearance on 'Walk Through Fire' was almost as a bonus track even though both albums were out in 1985.


Speaking of Canadian Metal Queens, I don't think there was ever an official video of this track, but this recording of a live performance is pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzScExWSM8A
  - Lee Aaron, Hot to be Rocked, 1985

And now I have to do something in the 1984: The Year In Music thread.  FOLLOW THE BANGING HEAD, we're going for a ride!

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 12:06 pm

Here's a dance favourite from 1985 ... Dead or Alive was a new wave group from England.  Their 2nd album Youthquake sent 4 singles into the UK Top 40.  This was the 3rd one and one of my favourites!

Dead or Alive - In Too Deep
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Here is Change Your Mind by Sharpe and Numan.  There is a known term called supergroup, but is there such a thing as a superduo?  Bill Sharpe is the keyboardist for the jazz/funk group Shakatak and Gary Numan needs no introduction.  This song went on to become Numan's 14th Top 40 hit in the UK (15 if you include Tubeway Army) and is one of my favourites!

Sharpe and Numan - Change Your Mind
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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/26/14 at 3:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRgd0w0_xHc

Change-Let's Go Together

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/14 at 1:51 am

I'm convinced Morrissey must cover this song -- It would fit in well between Last of the Famous International Playboys and First of the Gang to Die!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnm5lnPSHrU

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/10/14 at 3:25 pm


Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
David Lee Roth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN-4lX0QyZc

can't believe this video is almost 30 years old.  :o

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/06/14 at 12:42 am


DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now

I vaguely remember hearing this one at the time it was popular. (I was 5, and was aware of some pop music.) Still, I enjoy it today. :)

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/06/14 at 1:56 am

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/15 at 10:34 am

"Love Is", written and composed by James Kaleth and Vikki Watson, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed by the latter composer, Vikki Watson, credited at Eurovision and on the single as Vikki. At the end of judging that evening, "Love Is" took the fourth-place slot with 100 points. At the time, it was one of the few entries that managed to receive 100 points without receiving any 12 point allotments from any jury. Despite the high showing at Gothenburg, the song placed at No. 49 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/26/15 at 5:17 pm

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Late 1985 saw Swiss duo Double's piano based song Captain Of Her Heart released.

Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/15 at 4:05 am

"Rock Me Amadeus" is a 1985 song by Austrian musician Falco from his album Falco 3. It topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It was Falco's only number one hit in both the United States and the United Kingdom, despite the artist's popularity in Germany, his native Austria, and much of Europe. The song was written by Falco and Dutch music producers Bolland & Bolland.

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Subject: Re: 1985: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 11:27 am

"Downtown Train" is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs in 1985. Rod Stewart recorded a cover version that became a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after being released as a single in late 1989.

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