Music

Music of 1985






Nov. 16: The top 5 on this date: 1. We Built This City - Starship; 2. You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey; 3. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer; 4. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears; 5. Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder


 
Nov. 9: The top 5 on this date: 1. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer; 2. Part-Timer Lover - Stevie Wonder; 3. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears; 4. You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey; 5. We Built This City - Starship




Soundtrack of '85: Stevie Wonder, with the first single of his album "In Square Circle" topping the charts in the U.S., played in Tokyo on Nov. 3, 1985. The set list for that concert: "Land of La La," "Ribbon in the Sky," "My Cherie Amour," "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Overjoyed," "Lately," "Superstition," "Ebony and Ivory," "We Are the World," "I Just Called To Say I Love You," "It's Wrong (Apartheid)," "Part-Time Lover"




Nov. 2: The top 5 on this date: 1. Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder; 2. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer; 3. Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston; 4. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears; 5. Take On Me - A-Ha 

Oct. 31: The recording industry agrees to place warning labels on album covers to warn about songs with explicit mention of sex or violence. The inscription will read: "explicit lyrics -- parental advisory."


 

Oct. 26:
The top 5 on this date: 1. Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston; 2. Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder; 3. Take On Me - A-Ha; 4. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer; 5. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears

 

Lyrics of '85: I'm Going Down - Bruce Springsteen

We sit in the car outside your house
I can feel the heat coming 'round
I go to put my arm around you
And you give me a look like I'm way out of bounds
Well, you let out one of your bored sighs
But lately when I look into your eyes

I'm goin' down, down, down, down
I'm goin' down, down, down, down
I'm goin' down, down, down, down
I'm goin' down, down, down, down
The rest


 Oct. 19: The top 5 on this date: 1. Take On Me - A-Ha; 2. Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston; 3. Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder; 4. Oh Shelia - Ready For the World; 5. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer



Oct. 12: The top 5 on this date: 1. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World; 2. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits; 3. Take On Me - A-Ha; 4. Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston; 5. Part-Timer Lover - Stevie Wonder

Oct. 5: The top 5 on this date: 1. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits; 2. Cherish - Kool and the Gang; 3. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World; 4. Take On Me - A-Ha; 5. Dress You Up - Madonna

Sept. 28: The top 5 on this date: 1. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits; 2. Cherish - Kool and the Gang; 3. Freedom - Wham!; 4. Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins; 5. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World

Sept. 22: The first Farm-Aid benefit concert takes place in Champaign, Ill. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the concert raises money for farmers in the United States. More than 80,000 spectators attend and the concert raises $9 million. There has been a Farm-Aid concert almost every year since.



Sept. 21: The top 5 on this date: 1. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits; 2. Cherish - Kool and the Gang; 3. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr; 4. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner; 5. Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins




 Soundtrack of '85: Motley Crue played the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., on its Theatre Of Pain tour on Sept. 15, 1985. The set list for that concert: "Looks That Kill", "Use It Or Lose It," "Shout At The Devil", "Fight For Your Rights", "Ten Seconds To Love", "Piece Of Your Action", "Home Sweet Home", "Red Hot", "Keep Your Eye On The Money", "Louder Than Hell", "Too Young To Fall In Love", "Knock Em Dead, Kid", "Live Wire", "Smokin' In The Boys Room", "Helter Skelter", "Jailhouse Rock" 

Sept. 14: The top 5 on this date: 1. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr; 2. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner; 3. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits; 4. Cherish - Kool and the Gang; 5. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News



Sept. 7: The top 5 on this date: 1. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr; 2. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News; 3. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner; 4. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin; 5. Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

 

Lyrics of '85: Cry - Godley & Creme

You don't know how to ease my pain
You don't know
You don't know how to easy my pain
You don't know what the sound is darlin'
It's the sound of my tears falling
Or is it the rain

You don't know ...

You don't know how to play the game
And you cheat, you lie
You make me want to cry
You make me want to cry
Cry ...
You make me want to cry
The rest and the video


Aug. 31: The top five on this date: 1. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News; 2. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr; 3. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin; 4. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner; 5. Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams



Aug. 24: The top five on this date: 1. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News; 2. Shout - Tears for Fears; 3. Never Surrender - Corey Hart; 4. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr; 5. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin

Aug. 17: The top five on this date: 1. Shout - Tears for Fears; 2. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News; 3. Never Surrender - Corey Hart; 4. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting; 5. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin

Aug. 10: The top five on this date: 1. Shout - Tears for Fears; 2. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young; 3. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting; 4. Never Surrender - Corey Hart; 5. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News



Soundtrack of '85: Dire Straits played at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 5, 1985 as its first single, "Money For Nothing." was climbing up the charts. Here is the set list: "Ride Across The River;" "Expresso Love;" "One World;" "Romeo and Juliet;" "Private Investigations;" "Sultans Of Swing;" "Why Worry;" "Walk Of Life;" "Two Young Lovers;" "Money For Nothing;" "Wild West End;" "Tunnel Of Love;" Encores: "Brothers In Arms;" Solid Rock



Aug. 3: The top five on this date: 1. Shout - Tears for Fears; 2. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young; 3. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting; 4. You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston; 5. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen


July 27: The top five on this date: 1. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young; 2. Shout - Tears For Fears; 3. You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston; 4. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran; 5. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting



Lyrics of '85: 19 - Paul Hardcastle

In 1965, Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war
But it wasn't
It was different in many ways, and so were those who did the fighting
In World War II, the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam, he was 19
In ininininininin Vietnam he was 19
In ininininininin Vietnam he was 19
In ininininininin Vietnam he was 19
Na-na-na-na-na-19

(The heaviest fighting of the past two weeks continued today 25 miles northwest of Saigon)

(*I wasn't really sure what was going on*)

Ni-ninininininin-nineteen. Ni-ninininininin-nineteen
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam, the combat soldier typically served a 12 month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost every day
Ni-ninininininin-nineteen. Ni-nininininin-nineteen
The rest and the video


July 20: The top five on this date: 1. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran; 2. Raspberry Beret - Prince and the Revolution; 3. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young; 4. You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston; 5. Sussidio - Phil Collins


July 13: The top five on this date: 1. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran; 2. Sussidio - Phil Collins; 3. Raspberry Beret - Prince and the Revolution; 4. The Search Is Over - Survivor; 5. Would I Lie To You - Eurythmics

July 13: The music set list for the JFK Stadium portion of Live Aid in Philadelphia:

1. Amazing Grace - Joan Baez
2. We Are The World - Joan Baez
3. All You Zombies - The Hooters
4. It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
5. Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops
6. Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
7. Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
8. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
9. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
10. King of Rock - Run DMC
11. Love Somebody - Rick Springfield
12. State Of The Heart - Rick Springfield
13. Human Touch - Rick Springfield
14. Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
15. Roll With The Changes - REO Speedwagon
16. Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills and Nash
17. Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills and Nash
18. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills and Nash
19. Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
20. The Green Manalishi - Judas Priest
21. You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
22. Kids Wanna Rock - Bryan Adams
23. Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
24. Tears Are Not Enough - Bryan Adams
25. Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
26. California Girls - Beach Boys
27. Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys
28. Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
29. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
30. Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
31. Madison Blues - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
32. Ghost Dancing - Simple Minds
33. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
34. Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds
35. Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
36. Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders
37. Middle Of The Road - Pretenders
38. Brotherhood - Santana
39. Primera Invasion - Santana
40. Open Invitation - Santana
41. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) - Ashford and Simpson w/Teddy Pendergrass
42. Holiday - Madonna
43. Into The Groove - Madonna
44. Love Makes The World Go Round - Madonna
45. American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
46. Refugee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
47. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
48. You Might Think - Cars
49. Drive - Cars
50. Just What I Needed - Cars
51. Heartbeat City - Cars
52. The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
53. Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
54. Nothing Is Perfect (In God's Perfect Plan) - Neil Young
55. Helpless - Neil Young
56. Murderess - The Power Station
57. Get It On - The Power Station
58. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
59. Revolution - Thompson Twins and Madonna
60. White Room - Eric Clapton and Phil Collins
61. She's Waiting - Eric Clapton
62. Layla - Eric Clapton
63. In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
64. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
65. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
66. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
67. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
68. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
69. Daylight Again - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
70. Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran
71. Save A Prayer - Duran Duran
72. The Reflex - Duran Duran
73. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
74. New Attitude - Patti LaBelle
75. Imagine - Patti LaBelle
76. Forever Young - Patti LaBelle
77. Stir It Up - Patti LaBelle
78. Over The Rainbow - Patti LaBelle
79. Maneater - Daryl Hall and John Oates
80. Get Ready - Daryl Hall and John Oates w/Eddie Kendricks
81. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Daryl Hall and John Oates w/David Ruffin
82. My Girl - Daryl Hall and John Oates w/Kendricks and Ruffin
83. Just Another Night - Mick Jagger w/Hall and Oates, Kendricks and Ruffin
84. Lonely At The Top - Mick Jagger
85. Miss You - Mick Jagger
86. State Of Shock - Mick Jagger and Tina Turner
87. It's Only Rock n Roll - Mick Jagger and Tina Turner
88. Ballad of Hollis Brown - Bob Dylan w/Keith Richards and Ron Wood
89. When The Ship Comes In - Bob Dylan
90. Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
91. We Are The World - USA for Africa


July 13: The music set list for the Wembley Stadium portion of Live Aid in London:

1. Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
2. Caroline - Status Quo
3. Don't Waste My Time - Status Quo
4. Internationalist - The Style Council
5. Walls Come Tumbling Down - The Style Council
6. You're The Best Thing - The Style Council
7. Big Boss Groove - The Style Council
8. I Don't Like Mondays - Bob Geldolf and the Boomtown Rats
9. Drag Me Down - Bob Geldolf and the Boomtown Rats
10. Rat Trap - Bob Geldolf and the Boomtown Rats
11. Vive Le Rock - Adam Ant
12. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Ultravox
13. Vienna - Ultravox
14. One Small Day - Ultravox
15. Only When You Leave - Spandau Ballet
16. True - Spandau Ballet
17. All You Need Is Love - Elvis Costello
18. Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
19. Wide Boy - Nik Kershaw
20. Don Quixote - Nik Kershaw
21. The Riddle - Nik Kershaw
22. Why Can't We Live Together - Sade
23. Your Love Is King - Sade
24. Is It a Crime - Sade
25. Roxanne - Sting
26. Message In A Bottle - Sting
27. Every Breath You Take - Sting and Phil Collins
28. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
29. Long, Long Way To Go - Phil Collins and Sting
30. In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
31. Hide And Seek - Howard Jones
32. Sensation - Brian Ferry
33. Boys And Girls - Brian Ferry
34. Slave To Love - Brian Ferry
35. Jealous Guy - Brian Ferry
36. Come Back And Stay - Paul Young
37. That's The Way Love Is - Paul Young and Alison Moyet
38. Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young
39. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
40. Bad - U2
41. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
42. Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
43. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
44. Radio Ga Ga - Queen
45. Hammer To Fall - Queen
46. Crazy Little Thing Called To Love - Queen
47. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions - Queen
48. TVC15 - David Bowie
49. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
50. Modern Love - David Bowie
51. Heroes - David Bowie
52. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
53. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
54. My Generation - The Who
55. Benny and the Jets - Elton John
56. Rocket Man - Elton John
57. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
58. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John and George Michael
59. Is This The World We Created - Freddie Mercury
60. Let It Be - Paul McCartney
61. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid



July 6: The top 5 on this date: 1. Sussidio, Phil Collins; 2. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran; 3. Raspberry Beret, Prince and the Revolution; 4. Heaven, Bryan Adams; 5. The Search Is Over, Survivor

June 29: 
The top 5 on this date: 1. Heaven, Bryan Adams; 2. Sussidio, Phil Collins; 3. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran; 4. Raspberry Beret, Prince and the Revolution; 5. Angel, Madonna




Lyrics of '85: Smuggler's Blues - Glenn Frey

There's trouble on the streets tonight
I can feel it in my bones
I had a premonition
that he should not go alone
I knew the gun was loaded
But I didn't think he'd kill
Everything exploded
And the blood began to spill

So baby here's your ticket
Put the suitcase in your hand
Here's a little money now
Do it just the way we planned
You be cool for 20 hours
And I'll pay you 20 grand
I'm sorry it went down like this
And someone had to lose
It's the nature of the business
It's the smuggler's blues
The rest and a live performance (can't find a video with audio)




June 22: The top 5 on this date: 1. Heaven, Bryan Adams; 2. Sussidio, Phil Collins; 3. Everybody Wants To Rule  The World, Tears For Fears; 4. Raspberry Beret, Prince and the Revolution; 5. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran

June 15: The top 5 on this date: 1. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears; 2. Heaven, Bryan Adams; 3. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer; 4. Suddenly, Billy Ocean; 5. Things Can Only Get Better, Howard Jones


June 8: 
 The top 5 on this date: 1. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears; 2. Everything She Wants, Wham!; 3. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer; 4. Suddenly, Billy Ocean; 5. Heaven, Bryan Adams

June 1: The top 5 on this date: 1. Everything She Wants, Wham!; 2. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears; 3. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer; 4. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds; 5. Suddenly, Billy Ocean


Soundtrack of '85: Popular college indy group R.E.M. appears at the Meredith College Amphitheater in Raleigh, N.C., on its "Fables Of The Reconstruction" Tour on May 27, 1985. Here is the concert set list: "Feeling Gravity's Pull," "Harbor Coat," "Green Grow The Rushes," "7 Chinese Brothers," "Hyena," "Good Advices," "Talk About The Passion," "Driver 8," "Can't Get There From Here," "Maps and Legends," "So. Central Rain," "Auctioneer (Another Engine)," "Old Man Kensey," "Pretty Persuasion," "Life And How To Live It," "Little America," (Encore 1): "Ghost Riders In The Sky," "Second Guessing," "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville," "Wild Thing," (Encore 2): "Theme From Two Steps Onward," "9-9,"  "Windout," "Gardening At Night."


May 25: The top 5 on this date: 1. Everything She Wants, Wham!; 2. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds; 3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears; 4. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer; 5. Smooth Operator, Sade


May 18: Top 5 on this date: Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds; 2. Crazy For You, Madonna; 3. One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head; 4. Everything She Wants, Wham!; 5. Smooth Operator, Sade


May 11: 
Top 5 on this date: 1. Crazy For You, Madonna; 2. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 3. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds; 4. Rhythm of the Night, Debarge; 5. One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head

May 4: 
 Top 5 on this date: 1. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 2. Crazy For You, Madonna; 3. Rhythm of the Night, Debarge; 4. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds; 5. One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head

April 28: 
 Top 5 on this date: 1. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 2. Crazy For You, Madonna; 3. Rhythm of the Night, Debarge; 4. Nightshift, Commodores; 5. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds

April 21:
Top 5 on this date: 1. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 2. Crazy For You, Madonna; 3. Nightshift, Commodores; 4. One More Night, Phil Collins; 5. Rhythm of the Night, Debarge  


Lyrics of '85:  Smooth Operator - Sade

He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache
He's loved in seven languages

Jewel box life, diamond nights and ruby lights
High in the sky
Heaven help him
When he falls

Diamond life, lover boy
He moves in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
City lights and business nights
When you require street car desire for higher heights
The rest and the video


April 14: 
Top 5 on this date: 1. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 2. One More Night, Phil Collins; 3. Crazy For You, Madonna; 4. Nightshift, Commodores; 5. Material Girl, Madonna

April 7: 
 Top 5 on this date: 1. One More Night, Phil Collins; 2. We Are The World, USA for Africa; 3. Material Girl, Madonna; 4. Crazy For You, Madonna; 5. Lovergirl, Teena Marie



Soundtrack of '85: U2 made a stop at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on April 3, 1985 for its "The Unforgettable Fire" tour. The set list for the concert: "11 O'Clock Tick Tock," "I Will Follow," "Seconds," "MLK," "The Unforgettable Fire," "Wire," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "The Cry," The Electric Co.," "A Sort of Homecoming," "Bad," "October," "New Year's Day," "Pride (In The Name of Love)," "Party Girl," "Gloria," "40"


March 31: 
Top 5 on this date: 1. One More Night, Phil Collins; 2. Material Girl, Madonna; 3. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 4. Lovergirl, Teena Marie; 5. We Are The World, USA for Africa  

March 24: 
Top 5 on this date: 1. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 2. Material Girl, Madonna; 3. One More Night, Phil Collins; 4. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey; 5. Too Late For Goodbyes, Julian Lennon  

March 17:
Top 5 on this date: 1. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 2. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey; 3. Material Girl, Madonna; 4. California Girls, David Lee Roth; 5. One More Night, Phil Collins


Lyrics of '85: Centerfield - John Fogerty

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone -- the sun came out today
We're born again, there's new grass on the field
A-roundin' third and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man
Anyone can understand the way I feel

Oh, put me in, coach -- I'm ready to play today

Put me in, coach -- I'm ready to play today
Look at me, I can be centerfield
The rest and the video


March 10: 
Top 5 on this date:  1. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 2. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 3. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey; 4. California Girls, David Lee Roth; 5. Material Girl, Madonna

March 3:
Top 5 on this date: 1. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 2. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 3. California Girls, David Lee Roth; 4. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey; 5. Loverboy, Billy Ocean.



Soundtrack of '85: 
Tina Turner was in Stockholm, Sweden, to perform on February 22, 1985. Here was the set list for the Private Dancer's concert: "Let's Pretend We're Married," "Show Some Respect," "I Might Have Been Queen," "River Deep, Mountain High," "What's Love Got To Do With It," "Nutbush City Limits," "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Better Be Good To Me," "Private Dancer," "Let's Stay Together," "Help!," "It's Only Love," "Steel Claw," "Proud Mary," "Legs," "Tonight," "Let's Dance," "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)," "One of the Living"

February 24: Top 5 on this date: 1. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 2. Loverboy, Billy Ocean; 3. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey w/ Phil Collins; 4. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon; 5. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner


Lyrics of '85: Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton

My sugar walls

My sugar walls

Where I come from there's a place called heaven

That's the place where all the good children go
The houses are of silver, the streets of gold
But there's more where you come from my sugar walls

My sugar walls

My sugar walls

Blood races to your private spots

Let's me know there's a fire
You can't fight passion when passion is hot
Temperatures rise inside my sugar walls
The rest and the video



February 17: Top 5 on this date: 1. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 2. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner; 3. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey w/Phil Collins; 4. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean; 5. Method Of Modern Love, Daryl Hall and John Oates


February 10: Top 5 on this date: 1. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner; 2. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey w/Phil Collins; 3. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 4. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean; 5. The Boys of Summer, Don Henley


February 3:
 Top 5 on this date: 1. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner; 2. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey w/Phil Collins; 3. Careless Whisper, Wham!; 4. You're The Inspiration, Chicago; 5. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean


Soundtrack of '85:
 Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" tour stops in Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on January 27, 1985. His set list includes an incredible 29 songs, leading off with "Born In The USA" and ending with a John Fogerty cover, "Rockin' All Over the World." In between are "Born to Run," "Thunder Road," "Glory Days," "Prove It All Night," "Dancing in the Dark," "Badlands," "Because the Night," and a bunch more ... I'm exhausted just thinking about him going through them all.


January 27: Top 5 on this date: 1. Like a Virgin, Madonna; 2. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner; 3. You're the Inspiration, Chicago; 4. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey with Phil Collins; 5. Careless Whisper, Wham!


Lyrics of '85: Turn Up The Radio - Autograph

Ooh yeah

Turn it up
Come on
I'm working hard, you're working too
We do it every day
For every minute I have to work
I need a minute of play
Day in, day out, all week long
Things go better with rock
The only time I turn it down
Is when I'm sleepin' it off
Turn up the radio
I need the music, give me some more
Turn up the tape machine
I wanna feel it and you know what I mean
The rest and the video.


January 20: Top 5 on this date: 1. Like a Virgin, Madonna; 2. All I Need, Jack Wagner; 3. You're the Inspiration, Chicago; 4. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner; 5. Easy Lover, Philip Bailey w/Phil Collins


January 13: Top 5 on this date: 1. Like a Virgin, Madonna; 2. All I Need, Jack Wagner; 3. The Wild Boys, Duran Duran; 4. Sea of Love, The Honeydrippers; 5. We Belong, Pat Benatar


Soundtrack of '85:
 From January 3-8, Prince and the Revolution played at The Omni in Atlanta as part of the Purple Rain Tour.  Prince was at the peak of his popularity at this point with "Purple Rain" and "I Would Die 4 U" on the charts and "Take Me With U" about to be released. With "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy" already huge hits, this was the soundtrack to just about everything that happened in life at the time, from waiting at the bus stop to dates with my girlfriend.




January 6: Top 5 on this date: 1. Like A Virgin, Madonna; 2. The Wild Boys, Duran Duran; 3. Sea of Love, The Honeydrippers; 4. Cool It Now, New Edition; 5. We Belong, Pat Benatar