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1985 Music Charts

1985's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Cyndi Lauper (1984 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1985)
Lionel Richie (Grammy for Album of the Year)
What's Love To Do With it - Tina Turner (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Los Lobos, Alphaville, Klymaxx, Jermaine Stewart, Amy Grant, Sade, Julian Lennon, Depeche Mode, Freddie Jackson, Sting (solo) and Simple Minds

1985's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. We Are The World - USA For Africa
2. Dancing In The Street - Mick Jagger and David Bowie
3. Sussudio - Phil Collins
4. Glory days - Bruce Springsteen
5. Nightshift - Commodores
6. Lovergirl - Teena Marie
7. Heaven - Bryan Adams
8. Dancing In The Key of Life - Steve Arrington
9. Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy
10. In My House - Mary Jane Girls

1985's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
2. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
3. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
4. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (also featured in the 1993 teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film)
5. One Night in Bangcock - Murray Head
6. You're a Friend of Mine - Clarence Clemmons and Jackson Browne
7. Hold Me - Menudo
8. Radioactive - The Firm
9. Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
10. When Your Heart Is Weak - Cock Robin

1985's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Conga - Miami Sound Machine
2. Dress You Up - Madonna
3. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
4. The Bird - The Time
5. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
6. Rythm of the Night - DeBarge
7. Neutron Dance - Pointer Sisters
8. Roxane, Roxanne - UTFO
9. Meeting In The Ladies Room - Klymaxx
10. Jungle Love - The Time

More of 1985's Dance Hits

  New Attitude - Patti LaBelle
  Can You Feel The Beat - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
  The Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
  The Bird - The Time
  The Oak Tree - Morris Day

1985's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
2. We Built This City - Starship
3. Dancing In The Street - Mick Jagger and David Bowie
4. Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins
5. Easy Lover - Phil Collins and Philip Glass
6. All She WAnts To Do Is Dance - Don Henley
7. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
8. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
9. We Belong - Pat Benatar
10. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer

1985's Alternative Pop Top 10 Hit List

1. Take On Me - A-Ha
2. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple MInds
3. Voices Carry - Til Tuesday
4. And She Was - Talking Heads
5. Shout - Tears For Fears
6. Perfect Way - Scritti Politti
7. Tenderness - General Public
8. People Are People - Depeche Mode
9. Be Near Me - ABC
10. All You Zombies - Hooters

More of 1985's Alternative Biggest Pop Hits

  Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat

1985's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Money For Nothing - Dire Straites
2. Smuggler's Blues - Glenn Frey
3. People Get Ready - Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart
4. I'm Goin' Down - Bruce Springsteen
5. Centerfield - John Fogerty
6. Naughty Naughty - John Parr
7. Rockin' At Midnight - The Honeydrippers
8. Don't Come Round Here No More - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey
10. The Old Man Down The Road - John Fogerty

More of 1985's Album Rock Hits

  This Is Not America - David Bowie and The Pat Methany Group
  Sweet Sweet Baby (I'm Falling) - Lone Justice

1985's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
2. Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy
3. Cool It Now - New Edition
4. We Build This City - Starship
5. Dress You Up - Madonna
6. Hold Me - Menudo
7. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
8. We Are The World - USA For Africa
9. You Spin Me - Dead Or Alive
10. Axel F - Harlod Faltermeyer

PCM's 1985 Top 10 Hit List

1. We Built This City - Jefferson Starship
2. Smooth Operator - Sade
3. The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
4. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
5. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
6. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
7. Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
8. Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
9. Jungle Love - The Time
10. Crazy For You - Madonna
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1985 Trivia:

1985 Oscars
1985 Grammy Winners
1985 In History



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