1985 – My Next 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
101 Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
102 Don’t Break My Heart UB40
103 Secret Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark
104 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode
105 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey
106 Tears Are Not Enough (CAN) Northern Lights
107 We Are The World USA For Africa
108 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco
109 Alone Without You King
110 Take Me Home Phil Collins
111 P-Machinery Propaganda
112 This Is Not America David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group
113 All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Dance Mix) Don Henley
114 Be Near Me ABC
115 Call Me Go West
116 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) (DMC Love Mix) David Cassidy ftr Basia
117 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy, The
118 Black Man Ray China Crisis
119 Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) Simply Red
120 Magic Touch Loose Ends
121 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads
122 Take Me To That Girl/The Girl That Took To Me Associates, The
123 Shoo Bee Doo (B/S) Madonna
124 What You Need (AUS) InXS
125 Cloudbusting Kate Bush
126 I Just Want To Hang Around You George Benson
127 Remix Remake Remodel (B/S) Bill Sharpe
128 Gimme Gimme Gimme Narada Michael Walden & Patti Austin
129 A Love Bizarre Sheila E ftr Prince
130 Endless Road (And I Want You To Know My Love) (NED) Time Bandits, The
131 Paisley Park Prince & The Revolution
132 Stir It Up (Silas Jr Dance Mix) Patti LaBelle
133 Affecttion Ta Mara & The Seen
134 Who’s Holding Donna Now DeBarge
135 I Got You Babe UB40 ftr Chrissie Hynde
136 Sunset Grill Don Henley
137 The Whole Of The Moon Waterboys, The
138 Frankie Sister Sledge
139 Separate Lives Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
140 Life In One Day Howard Jones
141 Girlie Girlie Sophia George
142 The Taste Of Your Tears King
143 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want Dream Academy, The
144 Election Day Arcadia ftr Grace Jones
145 We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner
146 Head Over Heels Tears For Fears
147 Find A Way Amy Grant
148 Angel Madonna
149 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge
150 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones
151 Saturday Love Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal
152 Excitable Amazulu
153 King For A Day Thompson Twins, The
154 Perfect Way Scritti Politti
155 Don Quixote Nik Kershaw
156 To Live And Die In LA Wang Chung
157 Never Heart
158 Leaving Me Now Level 42
159 Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
160 Pretender (B/S) Madonna
161 Silent Running Mike & The Mechanics
162 Russians Sting
163 Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals
164 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Jellybean Remix) Sting
165 Just For A Moment (Love Theme St Elmo’s Fire) (B/S) Danny Gerrard & Amy Holland
166 Loving The Alien David Bowie
167 Sasketchewan Red Box
168 The Love Parade Dream Academy, The
169 Dress You Up (12” Formal Mix) Madonna
170 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
171 Sara Starship
172 Shame (Dance Mix) Motels, The
173 Say Goodbye (B/S) Five Star
174 One More Night Phil Collins
175 Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon
176 Your Secret’s Safe With Me (Trk) Michael Franks
177 Are You Satisfied RAH Band, The
178 Don’t You Just Know It Amazulu
179 We Built This City Starship
180 Alice I Want You Just For Me Full Force
181 Alive And Kicking Simple Minds
182 Lavender Marillion
183 I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me Bronski Beat & Marc Almond
184 Behind The Mask Greg Phillinganes
185 Yama-Ha (GER) Humpe Humpe
186 If I Should Turn You Away (Trk) Vicky Moss
187 Feel The Spin Debbie Harry
188 Baby U Left Me (In The Cold) Marilyn
189 Do You Want It Right Now Siedah Garrett
190 How Soon Is Now Smiths, The
191 Yesterday’s Men Madness
192 No Fool (For Love) Hazell Dean
193 Close To Perfection Miquel Brown
194 No Frills Love Jennifer Holliday
195 It’s Called A Heart Depeche Mode
196 Cold Dresses (FR) Al Corley
197 Let Her Go Strawberry Switchblade
198 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy
199 The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush
200 Gambler Madonna

1984 – My Top 20 Studio Albums

Rank Title Artist
1 Human Racing Nik Kershaw
2 Make It Big Wham!
3 Like A Virgin Madonna
4 Footloose OST Various
5 Into The Gap The Thompson Twins
6 Purple Rain OST Prince & The Revolution
7 Private Dancer Tina Turner
8 Whose Side Are You On Matt Bianco
9 Building The Perfect Beast Don Henley
10 Welcome To The Pleasduredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood
11 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
12 Heart First Hazell Dean
13 Alf Alison Moyet
14 Diamond Life Sade
15 Some Great Reward Depeche Mode
16 Let The Music Play Shannon
17 Born In The USA Bruce Springsteen
18 Knife Aztec Camera
19 Human’s Lib Howard Jones
20 How Men Are Heaven 17


1984 – My Top 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
1 When Doves Cry Prince & The Revolution
2 Careless Whisper George Michael
3 Borderline Madonna
4 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw
5 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive
6 Friends (ITA) Amii Stewart
7 Madam Butterfly Malcolm McLaren
8 The Glamorous Life Sheila E
9 Last Christmas Wham!
10 Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
11 I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (RE) Nik Kershaw
12 Thinking Of You Sister Sledge
13 Half A Minute Matt Bianco
14 Like A Virgin Madonna
15 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
16 You’re The Best Thing Style Council, The
17 It’s My Life Talk Talk
18 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham!
19 Automatic Pointer Sisters, The
20 San Damiano (Heart And Soul) Sal Solo
21 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood
22 Freedom Wham!
23 Live Without Your Love Windjammer
24 Let’s Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
25 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
26 Hide And Seek Howard Jones
27 Glad It’s All Over Captain Sensible
28 All I Need Jack Wagner
29 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) Hazell Dean
30 Self Control Laura Branigan
31 The Riddle Nik Kershaw
32 Somebody Depeche Mode
33 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade
34 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
35 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates
36 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol
37 Sunglasses At Night (CAN) Corey Hart
38 Such A Shame Talk Talk
39 Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now Smiths, The
40 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) Romeo Void
41 No More Words Berlin
42 Heaven (Must Be There) (AUS) Eurogliders
43 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
44 People Are People Depeche Mode
45 Those First Impressions Associates, The
46 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (B/S) Smiths, The
47 High Energy Evelyn Thomas
48 She Bop Cyndi Lauper
49 If This Is It Huey Lewis & The News
50 Footloose Kenny Loggins
51 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head
52 Hard Habit To Break Chicago
53 Drive Cars, The
54 Together In Electric Dreams Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
55 You Take Me Up Thompson Twins, The
56 My Ever Changing Moods (Piano Version) Style Council, The
57 Missing You John Waite
58 What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
59 Centipede Rebbie Jackson
60 Mistake Number Three Culture Club
61 Foolish Heart Steve Perry
62 The Reflex Duran Duran
63 This Is Mine Heaven 17
64 Tuch Me Fonda Rae
65 I Should’ve Known Better Jim Diamond
66 Radio Ga Ga Queen
67 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) Scritti Politti
68 Doctor Doctor Thompson Twins, The
69 Lovergirl Teena Marie
70 Survivor (ITA) Mike Francis
71 Invisible Alison Moyet
72 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory
73 I’m Falling Bluebells, The
74 Stay With Me (Trk) DeBarge
75 Wishful Thinking China Crisis
76 Big In Japan (GER) Alphaville
77 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung
78 Loveride Nuance ftr Vikki Love
79 Life On Your Own Human League, The
80 (Love Is Just) The Game Peter Browne
81 Shout Tears For Fears
82 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley
83 The Never Ending Story Limahl
84 All I Need Is Everything Aztec Camera
85 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
86 Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) Icicles Works, The
87 Small Town Boy Bronski Beat
88 And You Tell Me (B/S) a-ha
89 Tenderness General Public
90 The War Song Culture Club
91 Dancing In The Dark (Blaster Mix) Bruce Springsteen
92 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr
93 Human Racing Nik Kershaw
94 Against All Odds Phil Collins
95 Like To Get To Know You Well Howard Jones
96 The Longest Time Billy Joel
97 Somebody’s Watching Me Rockwell
98 Give Me Tonight Shannon
99 Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown
100 Don’t Let Go Wang Chung

1984 – My Next 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
101 Only When You Leave Spandau Ballet
102 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper
103 Cool It Now New Edition
104 Someday Gap Band, The
105 Easy Lover Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
106 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters, The
107 Strut Sheena Easton
108 Sister Of Mercy Thompson Twins, The
109 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood
110 Breakin’…There’s No Stoppin’ Us Ollie & Jerry
111 A Love Worth Waiting For Shakin Stevens
112 Robert DeNiro’s Waiting Bananarama
113 Method Of Modern Love Daryl Hall & John Oates
114 Heaven Help My Heart Elaine Paige
115 Don’t Tell Me Blancmange
116 Dancing Girls Nik Kershaw
117 All Cried Out Alison Moyet
118 Sneaking Out The Back Door Matt Bianco
119 I Can Dream About You Dan Hartman
120 Body And Soul (NED) Mai Tai
121 Round And Round Spandau Ballet
122 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins, The
123 Erotic City Prince & The Revolution
124 Jungle Love Time, The
125 What Do I Do Phil Fearon & Galaxy
126 Young At Heart Bluebells, The
127 Love Resurrection Alison Moyet
128 Louise Human League, The
129 We Belong Pat Benatar
130 Say Yeah Limit, The
131 Your Love Is King Sade
132 Talking Loud And Clear Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
133 Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) Julia & Co.
134 10 9 8 Face To Face
135 Love Is Love Culture Club
136 Solid Ashford & Simpson
137 Strangers In A Strange World Jenny Burton & Patrick Jude
138 Street Dance Break Machine
139 A Rockin’ Good Way Shakin Stevens & Bonnie Tyler
140 The Heart Of Rock N Roll Huey Lewis & The News
141 State Of Shock Jacksons, The ftr Michael Jackson & Mick Jagger
142 Everybody’s Laughing Phil Fearon & Galaxy
143 Desert Moon Dennis DeYoung
144 Square Rooms (SWI) Al Corley
145 Lights Out Peter Wolf
146 80s Romance Belle Stars, The
147 Locomotion Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
148 Private Dancer Tina Turner
149 Master And Servant Depeche Mode
150 The Killing Moon Echo & The Bunnymen
151 Thank You My Love Imagination
152 Another Man Barbara Mason
153 Black Stations/White Stations M+M
154 It Ain’t Enough Corey Hart
155 I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News
156 Change Of Heart Change
157 Over My Head Toni Basil
158 It’s A Miracle Culture Club
159 Smooth Operator Sade
160 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics
161 Closest Thing To Heaven Kane Gang, The
162 Ti Amo Laura Branigan
163 All Behind Us Now Patti Austin
164 This Night Billy Joel
165 Lucky Star Madonna
166 Body Rock Maria Vidal
167 We Are Ninjas (Not Geishas) Frank Chickens
168 Forever Young (GER) Alphaville
169 Go Insane Lindsey Buckingham
170 I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young
171 Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson
172 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon
173 Sugar Walls Sheena Easton
174 Michael Caine Madness
175 The Only One (Trk) Lionel Richie
176 Each And Every One Everything But The Girl
177 Whatever We Imagine James Ingram
178 Don’t Answer Me Alan Parsons Project, The
179 I Wanna Be Loved Elvis Costello & The Attractions
180 I Love Men Eartha Kitt
181 Love All Day Nick Heyward
182 If You’re Not Here By My Side Menudo
183 Valotte Julian Lennon
184 Jump Van Halen
185 I’m A Model (Tonight’s The Night) (EU) Valerie Claire
186 Adult Education Daryl Hall & John Oates
187 Happy Ending Joe Jackson
188 I Feel Like Buddy Holly Alvin Stardust
189 If Ever You’re In My Arms Again Peabo Bryson
190 Everything Must Change Paul Young
191 Breakdance Irene Cara
192 Almost Paradise Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
193 Love Wars Womack & Womack
194 Tea For Two (ITA) Time And Love
195 You’re The Inspiration Chicago
196 Dr Beat Miami Sound Machine
197 The Warrior Scandal
198 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson
199 Apollo 9 Adam Ant
200 Love’s Great Adventure Ultravox

1983 – My Top 20 Studio Albums

Rank Title Artist
1 Madonna Madonna
2 Fantastic Wham!
3 Flashdance OST Various
4 Colour By Numbers Culture Club
5 The Luxury Gap Heaven 17
6 Jarreau Al Jarreau
7 An Innocent Man Billy Joel
8 True Spandau Ballet
9 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney
10 The Hurting Tears For Fears
11 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
12 Silver Cliff Richard
13 Sports Huey Lewis & The News
14 Deep Sea Skiving Bananarama
15 Breakout Pointer Sisters, The
16 Let’s Dance David Bowie
17 Burning Bridges Naked Eyes
18 No Parlez Paul Young
19 What A Feeling Irene Cara
20 You Broke My Heart In 17 Places Tracey Ullman

1983 – My Top 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
1 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2 Dolce Vita Ryan Paris
3 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
4 Human Nature Michael Jackson
5 I.O.U. Freeez
6 Let The Music Play Shannon
7 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
8 Holiday Madonna
9 Victims Culture Club
10 Sign Of The Times Belle Stars, The
11 Tonight I Give In Angela Bofill
12 I Will Be Here For You (B/S) Al Jarreau
13 Maniac Michael Sembello
14 Say It Isn’t So Daryl Hall & John Oates
15 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
16 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
17 Club Tropicana Wham!
18 Nobody’s Diary Yazoo
19 Flashdance … What A Feeling Irene Cara
20 The First Picture Of You Lotus Eaters
21 Just Be Good To Me SOS Band, The
22 Ain’t Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan
23 Dancing Tight Galaxy ftr Phil Fearon
24 Never Never Assembly
25 True Spandau Ballet
26 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
27 Temptation Heaven 17
28 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
29 Send Me An Angel (AUS) Real Life
30 Calling Your Name Marilyn
31 Let’s Dance David Bowie
32 Change Tears For Fears
33 Who’s That Girl Eurythmics
34 Bad Boys Wham!
35 Little Red Corvette Prince
36 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
37 Come Live With Me Heaven 17
38 Let’s Stay Together Tina Turner
39 Blue Monday New Order
40 Can’t Get Used To Losing You Beat, The
41 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
42 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
43 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
44 Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away Phil Collins
45 Everyday I Write The Book Elvis Costello
46 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
47 Every Breath You Take Police, The
48 The Sun And The Rain Madness
49 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney
50 One On One Daryl Hall & John Oates
51 A Night In New York Elbow Bones & The Racketeers
52 I Like It DeBarge
53 Talking In Your Sleep Romantics, The
54 Only You Flying Pickets, The
55 Love Of The Common People Paul Young
56 Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts) Depeche Mode
57 Gold Spandau Ballet
58 Long Hot Summer Style Council
59 I Dream To Sleep H20
60 Right Now Creatures, The
61 Miracles Stacy Lattisaw
62 Twist Of Fate Olivia Newton-John
63 Physical Attraction Madonna
64 Between The Sheets Isley Brothers, The
65 Flesh Of My Flesh Orange Juice
66 Reach Out (SWE) George Duke
67 Sam The Samba Man RAH Band, The
68 Almost Over You Sheena Easton
69 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
70 Beat It Michael Jackson
71 Walking In The Rain Modern Romance
72 We Are Detectives Thompson Twins
73 Safety Dance (CAN) Men Without Hats
74 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
75 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
76 They Don’t Know Tracey Ullman
77 Lady Lady Lady Joe Esposito
78 Please Don’t Fall In Love Cliff Richard
79 What Is Love Howard Jones
80 China Girl David Bowie
81 Promises, Promises Naked Eyes
82 (Keep Feeling) Fascination Human League, The
83 I Like Chopin (EU) Gazebo
84 Satomi Hakken-Den John O’Banion
85 I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
86 Oblivious (RE) Aztec Camera
87 The Love Cats Cure, The
88 I’m Only Shooting Love (NED) Time Bandits, The
89 Nothing Looks The Same In The Light (Trk) Wham!
90 Million Dollar Babe Stacy Lattisaw
91 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes
92 Hold Me Till The Morning Comes Paul Anka ftr Pete Cetera
93 So Many Men, So Little Time Miquel Brown
94 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) Hazell Dean
95 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
96 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield ftr Maggie Reily
97 Rip It Up Orange Juice
98 Delirious Prince
99 Major Tom (Coming Home) (GER) Peter Schilling
100 99 Luftballons (GER) Nena

1983 – My Next 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
101 Candy Girl New Edition
102 Overkill (AUS) Men At Work
103 Mr Roboto STYX
104 Rock The Boat (NED) Forrest
105 Come Back And Stay Paul Young
106 New Song Howard Jones
107 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club
108 Modern Love David Bowie
109 Do Your Best Carol Hahn
110 Wings Of A Dove Madness
111 One Thing Leads To Another Fixx, The
112 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osborne
113 Give It Up KC
114 Love Is A Stranger (RE) Eurythmics
115 Cruel Summer Bananarama
116 Telefone Sheena Easton
117 Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do) Wham!
118 Catch Me I’m Falling (AUS) Real Life
119 Just Got Lucky Jo Boxers
120 Music FR David
121 Club Fantastic Megamix Wham!
122 Reggae Nights (EU) Jimmy Cliff
123 Red Red Wine UB40
124 Heart And Soul Huey Lewis & The News
125 Der Kommissar After The Fire
126 Walk Out To Winter Aztec Camera
127 Solitaire Laura Branigan
128 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You Laura Branigan
129 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) Paul Young
130 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club
131 Don’t Let It End STYX
132 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
133 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
134 Tell Her About It Billy Joel
135 Stand Back Stevie Nicks
136 It’s Over Funk Masters ftr Julie Roberts
137 Only For Love Limahl
138 Puss N Boots Adam Ant
139 Never Gonna Give You Up Musical Youth
140 Shiny Shiny Haysi Fantayzee
141 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes
142 Breakaway Tracey Ullman
143 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) Level 42
144 Pale Shelter (RE) Tears For Fears
145 Our Lips Are Sealed Fun Boy Three, The
146 When The Lights Go Out Naked Eyes
147 Kissing With Confidence Will Powers
148 Big Apple Kajagoogoo
149 Where Is My Man Eartha Kitt
150 I Am What I Am Gloria Gaynor
151 In The Name Of Love Sharon Redd
152 (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew Rock Steady Crew, The
153 Take A Chance (B/S) Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
154 I’m Specialized In You (NED) Time Bandits, The
155 Wish You Were Here (Trk) Fleetwood Mac
156 It’s A Mistake Men At Work
157 Family Man Daryl Hall & John Oates
158 Burning Down The House Talking Heads
159 Garden Party Mezzoforte
160 I’m Still Standing Elton John
161 Don’t Try To Stop It Roman Holliday
162 Boxerbeat Jo Boxers
163 Indian Summer Belle Stars, The
164 It Might Be You Stephen Bishop
165 Voices In My Head Naked Eyes
166 All Night Long Mary Jane Girls
167 Mystery (Trk) Manhattan Transfer, The
168 Wrapped Around Your Finger Police, The
169 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran
170 Christian China Crisis
171 Communication Spandau Ballet
172 European Female Stranglers, The
173 Suddenly Last Summer Motels, The
174 Love Is A Wonderful Colour Icicle Works, The
175 When We Were Young Bucks Fizz
176 Love On Your Side Thompson Twins
177 Superstar Lydia Murdock
178 Time Will Reveal DeBarge
179 Tahiti David Essex
180 Blind Vision Blancmange
181 Ooh To Be Ah Kajagoogoo
182 Love Town Booker Newberry III
183 Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More) Cliff Richard
184 Forbidden Colours Sylvian & Sakamoto
185 Rainbow Sleeve (LP) Rickie Lee Jones
186 PYT Michael Jackson
187 Blue World Moody Blues, The
188 The Crown Gary Byrd
189 Proudly Presents The Star Sisters (NED) Stars On 45
190 Yah Mo Be There James Ingram & Michael McDonald
191 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson
192 In A Big Country Big Country
193 Messages From The Stars RAH Band, The
194 Too Tough Angela Bofill
195 Young At Heart (LP) Bananarama
196 Think Of Laura Christopher Cross
197 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
198 Spice Of Life Manhattan Transfer, The
199 The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream) Irene Cara
200 Find Me (Trk) Laura Branigan