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Subject: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: robby76 on 01/18/14 at 10:25 pm

1985 was the pinnacle of the 80s for me. Some stellar albums came out that year - and as an 8 going on 9 yr old, I was (and still am) well into my pop soul albums. As you can tell by the list I have a penchant for black family groups.

1. Five Star – Luxury Of Life
2. The Jets – The Jets (Crush On You UK)
3. Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
4. Debarge – Rhythm of The Night
5. Pointer Sisters – Contact
6. Sister Sledge – When The Boys Meet The Girls
7. Miami Sound Machine – Primitive Love
8. Phil Collins – No Jacket Required

http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/f/fivestar~~~_luxuryofl_101b.jpg

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: gibbo on 01/19/14 at 4:43 pm

2 albums come to mind from that year (that I bought).

1. Be Yourselfe Tonight - Eurythmics
2. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straights

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: whistledog on 01/19/14 at 5:58 pm

I was 7 in 1985, so I never really had albums.  I just listened to what was on the radio, and some of the songs that I remember liking then, I now own the albums they appear on, which I started collecting in the late 90s. 

My favourite album of 1985 is A Secret Wish by Propaganda.  The single Duel received alot of radio play in Canada which helped the album peak at #72.  As our friends from Europe can tell you, this album was big and well loved!  It is a wonderful collection of synthpop songs

http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1721088-02A-BIG.jpg


Another of my favourites was by Gino Vannelli.  Once a soft rock crooner, he went on hiatus in 1982 to re-brand his sound and image.  He returned on the new wave bandwagon with Black Cars and the end result was one of the most popular albums in Canada of 1985.  This was massive, I mean very very popular and the three singles that came from it (Black Cars, It Hurts to Be in Love, Just A Motion Away) are still heard on the radio to this day.  I was a fan of this!

http://eil.com/images/main/Gino%2BVannelli%2B-%2BBlack%2BCars%2B-%2BLP%2BRECORD-393078.jpg


Five Star – Luxury Of Life

I like this album alot.  It's a shame Five Star never took off here in North America

Speaking of British groups that went almost unknown over here, another pick for me is Misplaced Childhood by Marillion.  I could listen to the song Kayleigh all day! 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/68/Marillion_misplacedchildhood.jpg

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: XYkid on 01/19/14 at 6:30 pm

My favourite album of 1985 would have to be Meat is Murder, from The Smiths...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b8/MeatMurder.jpg/220px-MeatMurder.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIyXJxPFVz4

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: robby76 on 01/20/14 at 8:56 pm


2. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straights


That was a family favourite in the car - mainly due to my brother loving them!

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: warped on 01/20/14 at 9:02 pm


2 albums come to mind from that year (that I bought).

1. Be Yourselfe Tonight - Eurythmics
2. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straights


Same here, and I will add these two"
Tears for Fears - Songs from the big chair.
Heart -Heart.

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: robby76 on 01/20/14 at 9:10 pm



My favourite album of 1985 is A Secret Wish by Propaganda.  The single Duel received alot of radio play in Canada which helped the album peak at #72.  As our friends from Europe can tell you, this album was big and well loved!  It is a wonderful collection of synthpop songs.

Another of my favourites was by Gino Vannelli.  Once a soft rock crooner, he went on hiatus in 1982 to re-brand his sound and image.  He returned on the new wave bandwagon with Black Cars and the end result was one of the most popular albums in Canada of 1985.  This was massive, I mean very very popular and the three singles that came from it (Black Cars, It Hurts to Be in Love, Just A Motion Away) are still heard on the radio to this day.  I was a fan of this!

Speaking of British groups that went almost unknown over here, another pick for me is Misplaced Childhood by Marillion.  I could listen to the song Kayleigh all day! 


I'm watching a performance of Gino Vanelli's "Black Cars" and he seems to be the Canadian equivalent of Shakin Stevens from the UK. Well for that one song anyway - his moves were very Elvis inspired. Researching his only #1 from 1978 and I like it - my kinda music!

And yes I know "Duel" very well - probably subconsciously as that song was apparently used twice for UK tv programmes in the 80s.

"Kayleigh" needs no more mention - love it!

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: warped on 01/20/14 at 9:16 pm



Speaking of British groups that went almost unknown over here, another pick for me is Misplaced Childhood by Marillion.  I could listen to the song Kayleigh all day! 





"Kayleigh" needs no more mention - love it!


Agreed. I love Kayleigh too. It's 70s "Peter Gabriel Genesis" style done 80s style.  :D

Subject: Re: Favourite albums 1985

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/26/14 at 2:47 pm

Loved Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair.  :) It's 29 years old next month>  :)

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