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Subject: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: Doc Brown on 09/15/17 at 11:36 am

Huey Lewis & The News
"The Power Of Love"

Glenn Frey
"You Belong To The City"

Miami Sound Machine
"Conga"

Phil Collins
"Don't Lose My Number"

Heart
"These Dreams"

Sting
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"

Talking Heads
"Road To Nowhere"

Don Henley
"All She Wants To Do Is Dance"

Billy Joel
"You're Only Human"

Duran Duran
"A View To A Kill"

Your Pal,
Doc

8)


Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: #Infinity on 09/16/17 at 1:11 am

What a great year for music! <3

1. The Power of Love / Jennifer Rush
2. Dead Man’s Party / Oingo Boingo
3. Don’t You (Forget About Me) / Simple Minds
4. Everytime You Go Away / Paul Young
5. Life in One Day / Howard Jones
6. The Power of Love / Huey Lewis & The News
7. Duel / Propaganda
8. Nightshift / Commodores
9. Something About You / Level 42
10. Everybody Wants to Rule the World / Tears for Fears
11. Axel F / Harold Faltermeyer
12. Glory Days / Bruce Springsteen
13. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) / Tina Turner
14. Cloudbusting / Kate Bush
15. Alive and Kicking / Simple Minds
16. I’m on Fire / Bruce Springsteen
17. Sex as a Weapon / Pat Benatar
18. Say You, Say Me / Lionel Richie
19. Some Like It Hot / The Power Station
20. Take On Me / a-ha
21. Summer of ’69 / Bryan Adams
22. Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes) / Kim Carnes
23. Walk of Life / Dire Straits
24. Just Another Day / Oingo Boingo
25. Living in America / James Brown
26. These Dreams / Heart
27. The Word Girl / Script Politti
28. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday / Jennifer Rush
29. Back to the Future Theme / Alan Silversti
30. Leaving Me Now / Level 42
31. The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough / Cyndi Lauper
32. Johnny Come Home / Fine Young Cannibals
33. Heaven / Bryan Adams
34. Material Girl / Madonna
35. Be Near Me / ABC
36. Nikita / Elton John
37. 19 / Paul Hardcastle
38. Time Bomb Town / Lindsey Buckingham
39. This Is Not America / David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group
40. Wide Boy / Nik Kershaw
41. Russians / Sting
42. Never / Heart
43. Queen of the Publication / Olivia Newton-John
44. Kayleigh / Marillion
45. Walking on Sunshine / Katrina & The Waves
46. Weird Science / Oingo Boingo
47. Things Can Only Get Better / Howard Jones
48. Living on Video / Trans-X
49. A View to a Kill / Duran Duran
50. You Belong to the City / Glenn Frey
51. What About Love? / Heart
52. P.Machinery / Propaganda
53. Just Another Night / Mick Jagger
54. Hello Earth / Kate Bush
55. It’s Only Love / Bryan Adams feat. Tina Turner
56. Call Me / Go West
57. The Art of Letting Go / Pat Benatar
58. Slave to Love / Bryan Ferry
59. The Search Is Over / Survivor
60. Dare to Be Stupid / “Weird Al” Yankovic
61. Fortress Around Your Heart / Sting
62. Blue Kiss / Jane Wiedlin
63. We Built This City / Starship (yes, I do like this song)
64. Frankie / Sister Sledge
65. Kiss Me / Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy
66. Burning Heart / Survivor
67. Only Lonely / Bon Jovi
68. Head Over Heels / Tears for Fears
69. Find a Way / Amy Grant
70. Back In Time / Huey Lewis & The News
71. We Close Our Eyes / Go West
72. One Night Love Affair / Bryan Adams
73. You’re Only Human (Second Wind) / Billy Joel
74. Rock Me Amadeus / Falco
75. Money for Nothing / Dire Straits
76. Sidewalk Talk / Jellybean feat. Catherine Buchanan
77. The Heat Is On / Glenn Frey
78. Through the Fire / Chaka Khan
79. Don’t Look Down (The Sequel) / Go West
80. I’m Goin’ Down / Bruce Springsteen
81. Suddenly / Billy Ocean
82. Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) / Kate Bush
83. St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) / John Parr
84. Kyrie / Mr. Mister
85. Don Quixote / Nik Kershaw
86. Tarzan Boy / Baltimora
87. Never Surrender / Corey Hart
88. West End Girls / Pet Shop Boys
89. Easy Lover / Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
90. East Meets West / Jane Wiedlin
91. Road to Nowhere / Talking Heads
92. Silent Night / Bon Jovi
93. Don’t Lose My Number / Phil Collins
94. Invincible / Pat Benatar
95. Lonely ‘Ol Night / John Mellencamp
96. And She Was / Talking Heads
97. One More Night / Phil Collins
98. Blue / Fine Young Cannibals
99. A Good Heart / Feargal Sharkey
100. Conga / Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: Doc Brown on 09/16/17 at 1:36 am

We Built This City / Starship (yes, I do like this song)
Relax, Fin. I like it too, along with the rest of the 'Knee Deep In The Hoopla' album, though after 30 years, I still don't know what that means!
And I certainly agree with you on all these:

Dead Man’s Party / Oingo Boingo
Don’t You (Forget About Me) / Simple Minds
Everytime You Go Away / Paul Young
Life in One Day / Howard Jones
Nightshift / Commodores
Something About You / Level 42
Everybody Wants to Rule the World / Tears for Fears
Axel F / Harold Faltermeyer
Glory Days / Bruce Springsteen
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) / Tina Turner
Alive and Kicking / Simple Minds
I’m on Fire / Bruce Springsteen
Sex as a Weapon / Pat Benatar
Say You, Say Me / Lionel Richie
Some Like It Hot / The Power Station
Take On Me / a-ha
Summer of ’69 / Bryan Adams
Walk of Life / Dire Straits
Living in America / James Brown
Back to the Future Theme / Alan Silversti
Good Enough / Cyndi Lauper
Heaven / Bryan Adams
Be Near Me / ABC
Nikita / Elton John
19 / Paul Hardcastle
Time Bomb Town / Lindsey Buckingham
Russians / Sting
Never / Heart
Walking on Sunshine / Katrina & The Waves
Weird Science / Oingo Boingo
Things Can Only Get Better / Howard Jones
What About Love? / Heart
It’s Only Love / Bryan Adams feat. Tina Turner
The Search Is Over / Survivor
Dare to Be Stupid / “Weird Al” Yankovic
Fortress Around Your Heart / Sting
Burning Heart / Survivor
Head Over Heels / Tears for Fears
Find a Way / Amy Grant
Back In Time / Huey Lewis & The News
One Night Love Affair / Bryan Adams
Rock Me Amadeus / Falco
Money for Nothing / Dire Straits
The Heat Is On / Glenn Frey
I’m Goin’ Down / Bruce Springsteen
Suddenly / Billy Ocean
St. Elmo’s Fire / John Parr
Kyrie / Mr. Mister
Never Surrender / Corey Hart
West End Girls / Pet Shop Boys
Easy Lover / Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
Invincible / Pat Benatar
Lonely ‘Ol Night / John Mellencamp
And She Was / Talking Heads
One More Night / Phil Collins

Gotta admit, most of the others I'm not familiar with.

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: #Infinity on 09/16/17 at 1:47 am


Relax, Fin. I like it too, along with the rest of the 'Knee Deep In The Hoopla' album, though after 30 years, I still don't know what that means!


It's a bit ironic, since I so love "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" as well, more than "We Built This City." I just personally don't care if a band goes more commercial so long as I still enjoy what they put out. It's the same reason I absolutely love Phil Collins' 80s output in spite of how artsy and highbrow the material he was doing as part of Genesis was in the early and mid 70s.

Gotta admit, most of the others I'm not familiar with.

Your Pal,
Doc

8)



Most of the songs you didn't list were popular only in the UK but not the United States. I discovered them by collecting the original British Now series (or at least compiling individually purchased songs to represent them, since volumes 2 through 9 were never released on 2-disc CD's), as well as studying the UK Singles Chart.

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: robby76 on 09/22/17 at 10:22 am

Okay hands down this is my most epic 80s year as my 3 favourite albums of ALL TIME were released. I liked every song on these albums bar none...

FIVE STAR - Luxury of Life
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
The Jets - The Jets

And the rest on my list are equally as EPIC! I could tear up just thinking of their greatness!

Rhythm of the Night - Debarge
Goonies R Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper
There Must Be An Angel - Eurythmics
20/20 - George Benson
Bad Boy - Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
We Close Our Eyes - Go West
These Dreams - Heart
Cantare Cantaras - Hermanos (Latin American "We Are The World" type song)
Kenny Loggins - Forever
Cherish - Kool & The Gang
Into The Groove - Madonna
Separate Lives - Phil Collins
Dare Me - Pointer Sisters
Can't Fight This Feeling - Reo Speedwagon
Frankie - Sister Sledge


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Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: Emman on 09/22/17 at 4:43 pm

The year I was born. 8)

1. Jesus and Mary Chain - Head
2. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
3. Amaswazi Emvelo - Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama
4. Cocteau Twins - Kookaburra
5. Descendents - Silly Girl
6. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
7. Maurice White - Switch on the Radio
8. Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC square
9. Jesus and Mary Chain - Never Understand
10. Felt - Primitive Painter

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 09/22/17 at 8:22 pm


The year I was born. 8)

1. Jesus and Mary Chain - Head
2. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
3. Amaswazi Emvelo - Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama
4. Cocteau Twins - Kookaburra
5. Descendents - Silly Girl
6. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
7. Maurice White - Switch on the Radio
8. Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC square
9. Jesus and Mary Chain - Never Understand
10. Felt - Primitive Painter


This guy gets it! Descendents, Jesus & Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite all kick ass!

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: 80sfan on 09/22/17 at 9:11 pm

Dress You Up, Madonna

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: robby76 on 09/25/17 at 9:49 am

Was surprised this song wasn't on more lists as it got to no1 in the UK. Looks like it didn't even break the Top 20 in the US.

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Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1985)

Written By: dbutler69 on 09/25/17 at 12:55 pm

1 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
2 Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
3 New Order - The Perfect Kiss
4 Madonna - Into the Groove
5 Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
6 ABC - Be Near Me
7 A Flock of Seagulls - Who's That Girl? She's Got It!
8 The Smiths - The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
9 The Cure - In Between Days
10 The Cure - Close to Me
11 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
12 Level 42 - Something About You
13 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - So in Love
14 Prince and The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
15 a-ha - The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
16 Kate Bush - Runnig Up That Hill
17 Howard Jones - Life in One Day
18 Falco - Vienna Calling
19 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Secret
20 Marillion - Kayleigh
21 Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
22 Starpoint - Object of My Desire
23 Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
24 Miami Sound Machine - Conga
25 The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
26 Freestyle - Don't Stop the Rock
27 Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire
28 Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
29 Clan of Xymox - A Day
30 Tears for Fears - Shout
31 Phil Collins - Sussudio
32 The Cult - She Sell Sanctuary
33 Ministry - All Day
34 Wham! - I'm Your Man

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