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Top Songs of 1985

1984 <-1985-> 1986
    

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1.
03/1985
429

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US
✫1
AC
76
country


✫1
R&B
27
rock
✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1986]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1986]
benefit recording by all-star group
[Columbia 04839]
written by Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
2.
06/1985
423

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Arista 9381]
written by Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
3.
03/1985
417

✫1
US
2
AC


✫1
dance


2
rock
2
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1986]
[Polygram 880659 (Mercury)]
written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley & Chris Hughes
4.
11/1985
406

✫1
US
26
AC


✫1
dance
36
R&B
37
rock
✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1987]
[R]
[EMI America 8307]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
5.
09/1985
399

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[Tamla 1808]
written by Stevie Wonder
6.
11/1985
386

2
US
2
AC


31
dance
6
R&B


✫1
UK
[Jive 9432]
written by Wayne Brathwaite (as Wayne Anton Braithwaite), Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond), Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
7.
12/1985
372

✫1
US
✫1
AC


3
dance
✫1
R&B


5
UK
8.
03/1985
368

✫1
US
2
AC




80
R&B


2
UK
[Geffen 29051]
written by John Bettis & Jon Lind
9.
07/1985
363

✫1
US
4
AC








2
UK
[Warner 29011]
written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (as Pål Waaktaar), Magne Furuholmen & Morten Harket (as Morten Hårket)
10.
02/1985
357

✫1
US
✫1
AC




80
R&B
4
rock
4
UK
[Atlantic 89588]
written by Phil Collins
11.
03/1985
355

3
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance
13
R&B


2
UK
chated as New Attitude / Axel F in US dance charts [instrumental]
[MCA 52536]
written by Harold Faltermeyer
12.
08/1985
350

✫1
US
3
AC






4
rock
4
UK
[RCA 14136]
written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang
13.
05/1985
348

✫1
US








42
rock
2
UK
14.
03/1985
347

✫1
US
✫1
AC






14
rock
4
UK
[Columbia 04867]
written by Daryl Hall
15.
07/1985
341

2
US
3
AC


23
dance
3
R&B
29
rock
3
UK
[Capitol 5491]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
16.
06/1985
340

✫1
US








✫1
rock
4
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1986]
[Warner 28950]
written by Mark Knopfler & Sting
17.
05/1985
339

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


4
UK
[De-Lite 880869]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & The Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
18.
10/1985
339

✫1
US
✫1
AC








4
UK
[Atlantic 89498]
written by Stephen Bishop
19.
11/1985
333

3
US
13
AC


42
dance
55
R&B


✫1
UK
[Columbia 05721]
written by George Michael
20.
02/1985
332

3
US
✫1
AC


3
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Gordy 1770]
written by Diane Warren
21.
09/1985
329

✫1
US
16
AC


23
dance
10
R&B
29
rock
5
UK
[instrumental]
[MCA 52666]
written by Jan Hammer
22.
11/1985
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


8
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1985]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1985]
[Motown 1819]
written by Lionel Richie
23.
02/1985
325

2
US
38
AC


✫1
dance
49
R&B


3
UK
[Sire 29083]
written by Peter Brown & Robert Rans
24.
02/1985
322

✫1
US
36
AC


9
dance


✫1
rock
7
UK
[A&M 2703]
written by Keith Forsey & Steve Schiff
25.
06/1985
321

✫1
US
16
AC






2
rock
6
UK
produced by David Foster
[Atlantic 7-89541]
written by David Foster & John Parr
26.
01/1985
318

3
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


3
UK
[tribute to Marvin Gaye & Jackie Wilson]
[Motown 1773]
written by Walter Orange, Dennis Lambert & Franne Golde
27.
08/1985
316

7
US




4
dance


3
rock
✫1
UK
28.
01/1985
297

✫1
US
30
AC


4
dance
8
R&B
10
rock
12
UK
[Atlantic 89560]
written by Phil Collins
29.
03/1985
295

4
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B


4
UK
[Jive 9323]
written by Billy Ocean & Keith Diamond
30.
11/1985
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


16
UK
as Dionne Warwick and Friends featuring Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder & Elton John
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1987]
[Arista 9422]
written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
31.
12/1985
294

✫1
US
11
AC






✫1
rock
11
UK
[RCA 14258]
written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang
32.
11/1985
288

2
US
35
AC






11
rock
5
UK
[Scotti Bros. 4-05663]
written by Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik
33.
06/1985
287

7
US
4
AC






6
rock
2
UK
[Warner 28878]
written by Mark Knopfler
34.
09/1985
285

✫1
US
37
AC


37
dance


✫1
rock
12
UK
35.
05/1985
278

15
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B


✫1
UK
title refers to the average age of u.s. soldiers in vietnam
[Chrysalis 42860]
written by Paul Hardcastle, William Coutourie & Jonas McCord
36.
04/1985
271

5
US
5
AC


✫1
dance
71
R&B


5
UK
charted as Into the Groove / Angel in US dance charts
[Sire 29008]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
37.
12/1985
271

4
US




3
dance
10
R&B


5
UK
[Scotti Brothers 05682 ]
written by Dan Hartman & Charlie Midnight
38.
10/1985
259

3
US




25
dance


2
rock
7
UK
39.
11/1985
253

3
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B


10
UK
[A&M 2788]
written by David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
40.
02/1985
253

6
US
6
AC






4
rock
5
UK
charted as I'm on Fire / Born in the USA in UK charts
[Columbia 04772]
written by Bruce Springsteen
41.
08/1985
252

5
US
32
AC


3
dance
64
R&B


5
UK
[Sire 28919]
written by Peggy Stanziale & Andrea LaRusso
42.
10/1985
247

7
US
3
AC








3
UK
featuring George Michael
[Geffen 7-28800]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
43.
11/1985
240

20
US




6
dance




✫1
UK
[Warner 28846]
written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (as Pål Waaktaar)
44.
02/1985
240

5
US
38
AC


10
dance
54
R&B
21
rock
6
UK
[Elektra 69651]
written by Howard Jones
45.
07/1985
240

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




46.
05/1985
238

2
US




4
dance
3
R&B
40
rock
25
UK
with The Revolution
charted as Raspberry Beret / She's Always In My Hair in US dance charts
[Paisley Park 28972]
written by Prince
47.
06/1985
238

✫1
US
6
AC


22
dance
81
R&B
✫1
rock


[Chrysalis 42876]
written by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes & Johnny Colla
48.
12/1985
233

✫1
US
✫1
AC






12
rock
66
UK
[Grunt 14253]
written by Ina Wolf & Peter Wolf
49.
06/1985
233

3
US
5
AC






7
rock
12
UK
[Polygram 880899 (Mercury)]
written by Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith
50.
12/1985
232

7
US






57
R&B


3
UK
[Capitol 5552]
written by Gary Cooper (as Gary "Mudbone" Cooper)
51.
09/1985
229

7
US
10
AC


4
dance


45
rock
6
UK
charted as Something About You / Coup d'état in US dance charts
[Polydor 883 362-1]
written by Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Mark King, Wally Badarou & Boon Gould
52.
12/1985
226

6
US
✫1
AC






6
rock
9
UK
charted as Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / My Hometown in UK charts
[Columbia 05728]
written by Bruce Springsteen
53.
07/1985
225

22
US




31
dance




✫1
UK
featuring Stevie Wonder
charted as There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) / Grown Up Girls in US dance charts
[RCA 14160]
written by Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
54.
09/1985
224

7
US
10
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


11
UK
55.
01/1985
224

6
US




35
dance




5
UK
[Polygram 880266 (Mercury)]
written by Holly Knight & Michael Des Barres
56.
04/1985
223

✫1
US
12
AC






27
rock
38
UK
[R]
[A&M 2729]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
57.
06/1985
217

3
US
39
AC


10
dance
17
R&B
✫1
rock
26
UK
[A&M 2738]
written by Sting
58.
09/1985
216

2
US
2
AC






✫1
rock
94
UK
[MCA 52651]
written by Glenn Frey & Jack Tempchin
59.
07/1985
214

28
US








40
rock
✫1
UK
with Chrissie Hynde
[A&M 2758]
written by Sonny Bono
60.
06/1985
213







✫1
dance
19
R&B


✫1
UK
charted as Into the Groove / Angel in US dance charts
[Sire 20335]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
61.
08/1985
210

13
US




6
dance




3
UK
62.
06/1985
209

3
US
11
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


68
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9354]
written by Jeffrey Cohen & Narada Michael Walden
63.
04/1985
205

5
US




5
dance


2
rock
17
UK
64.
10/1985
204

6
US




29
dance




7
UK
narration by Grace Jones
[Capitol 5501]
written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes & Roger Taylor [Roger Meddows-Taylor]
65.
05/1985
201

75
US
15
AC




32
R&B


✫1
UK
produced by Nile Rodgers
[Atlantic 89547]
written by Joy Denny
66.
06/1985
194

57
US










✫1
UK
[Epic 34-05754]
written by Gunther Mende, Candy DeRouge, Jennifer Rush & Mary Klopprogge (as Mary Susan Applegate)
67.
09/1985
192

2
US
36
AC






6
rock
67
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Riva 884455]
written by John Mellencamp
68.
03/1985
190

7
US
2
AC






7
rock
15
UK
[Warner 28841]
written by Nick Laird-Clowes & Gilbert Gabriel
69.
10/1985
189

74
US










✫1
UK
produced by David A. Stewart
written by Maria McKee
70.
10/1985
188

5
US
✫1
AC




3
R&B


31
UK
[Portrait 05713]
written by Sade Adu & Martin Ditcham
71.
03/1985
188

3
US
4
AC




✫1
R&B


93
UK
[Arista 9274]
written by LaLa (as La Forrest Cope)
72.
05/1985
187

5
US








3
rock
17
UK
[Columbia 04924]
written by Bruce Springsteen
73.
11/1985
187

6
US
7
AC






✫1
rock
21
UK
[Atlantic 7-89488]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
74.
11/1985
187

95
US






85
R&B


✫1
UK
[RCA 14244]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
75.
03/1985
184

9
US
21
AC


19
dance


21
rock
8
UK
[Capitol 5466]
written by Kimberley Rew
76.
09/1985
183

2
US




19
dance
8
R&B




[Columbia 05609]
written by Rick James
77.
06/1985
181













✫1
UK
78.
12/1985
181













✫1
UK
[Christmas]
written by Bob Heatlie
79.
02/1985
180













✫1
UK
written by Phyllis Nelson
80.
09/1985
180













✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 42905]
written by Midge Ure & Danny Mitchell (as Daniel Mitchell)
81.
03/1985
176

6
US




17
dance


34
rock
14
UK
82.
07/1985
176

7
US
2
AC






12
rock
19
UK
[Atlantic 89472]
written by Phil Collins
83.
01/1985
175

55
US




17
dance




2
UK
[R]
[Epic 34-04917]
written by Paul King & Mick Roberts
84.
03/1985
174

48
US




31
dance




2
UK
85.
05/1985
173

74
US








14
rock
2
UK
[Capitol 5493]
written by Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas & Fish
86.
11/1985
172

4
US
14
AC






✫1
rock
68
UK
[Modern 99582]
written by Chas Sandford
87.
01/1985
171

3
US
29
AC






3
rock
68
UK
[Warner 29102]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
88.
08/1985
170

30
US




17
dance


34
rock
3
UK
[EMI America 8285]
written by Kate Bush
89.
12/1985
167

26
US




13
dance
2
R&B


6
UK
as Cherrelle with Arthur Alexander
[Tabu 05767]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
90.
07/1985
164

11
US
32
AC


✫1
dance
6
R&B


17
UK
[RCA 14126]
written by Sam Lorber & Dave Innis
91.
11/1985
163

7
US








31
rock
13
UK
[Capitol 5537]
written by Paul McCartney
92.
08/1985
163







✫1
dance
20
R&B


3
UK
[MCA 52638]
written by Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman
93.
06/1985
163

6
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


83
UK
co-produced by David Foster
[Gordy 1793]
written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Randy Goodrum
94.
06/1985
162

3
US
8
AC






8
rock


[EMI 8268]
written by Corey Hart
95.
11/1985
159

10
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


67
UK
[Tamla 1817]
written by Stevie Wonder
96.
03/1985
156













2
UK
97.
08/1985
156













2
UK
[R]
written by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens
98.
01/1985
156













2
UK
[R]
written by Prince
99.
04/1985
155

4
US
✫1
AC










[Scotti Bros. 4-04871]
written by Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik
100.
12/1985
155

14
US




24
dance


3
rock
10
UK

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