Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, January 3rd

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we begin 2021, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1985. These are the Top 40 songs of 1985 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1Careless WhisperWham!
2Like a VirginMadonna
3Wake Me Up Before You Go-GoWham!
4I Want to Know What Love IsForeigner
5I Feel for YouChaka Khan
6Out of TouchHall & Oates
7Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldTears for Fears
8Money for NothingDire Straits
9Crazy for YouMadonna
10Take On Mea-ha
11Everytime You Go AwayPaul Young
12Easy LoverPhilip Bailey and Phil Collins
13Can’t Fight This FeelingREO Speedwagon
14We Built This CityStarship
15The Power of LoveHuey Lewis and the News
16Don’t You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds
17CherishKool & the Gang
18St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)John Parr
19The Heat Is OnGlenn Frey
20We Are the WorldUSA for Africa
21ShoutTears for Fears
22Part-Time LoverStevie Wonder
23Saving All My Love For YouWhitney Houston
24HeavenBryan Adams
25Everything She WantsWham!
26Cool It NowNew Edition
27Miami Vice ThemeJan Hammer
28LoverboyBilly Ocean
29LovergirlTeena Marie
30You Belong to the CityGlenn Frey
31Oh SheilaReady for the World
32Rhythm of the NightDeBarge
33One More NightPhil Collins
34Sea of LoveThe Honeydrippers
35A View to a KillDuran Duran
36The Wild BoysDuran Duran
37You’re the InspirationChicago
38Neutron DanceThe Pointer Sisters
39We BelongPat Benatar
40NightshiftCommodores
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