1985 – My Top 20 Studio Albums

Rank Title Artist
1 Cupid & Psyche ’85 Scritti Politti
2 Hunting High And Low a-ha
3 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
4 Despite Straight Lines Marilyn
5 Luxury Of Life Five Star
6 Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
7 Skin Dive Michael Franks
8 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting
9 Who’s Zoomin’ Who Aretha Franklin
10 20/20 George Benson
11 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
12 Around The World In A Day Prince & The Revolution
13 Beverly Hills Cop OST
14 Hounds Of Love Kate Bush
15 No Jackets Required Phil Collins
16 Mystery RAH Band, The
17 Strawberry Switchblade Strawberry Switchblade
18 Go West Go West
19 How To Be A Zillionaire ABC
20 A Secret Wish Propaganda
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1985 – My Top 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
1 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band, The
2 Take On Me a-ha
3 West End Girls (RE) Pet Shop Boys
4 Slave To The Rhythm (Blooded) Grace Jones
5 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson
6 Into The Groove Madonna
7 There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) Eurythmics
8 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
9 Something About You Level 42
10 Duel Propaganda
11 Everything She Wants  Wham!
12 Kiss Me Stephen Tin Tin Duffy
13 Thinking Of You Colourfield, The
14 A New England Kirsty MacColl
15 Breakfast Associates, The
16 Icing On The Cake Stephen Tin Tin Duffy
17 The Captain Of Her Heart (SUI) Double
18 Obsession Animotion
19 I Miss You Klymaxx
20 The Word Girl Scritti Politti
21 If I Was Midge Ure
22 Who Knows What Love Is Strawberry Switchblade
23 Love Will Follow (B/S) Kenny Loggins
24 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush
25 Crazy For You Madonna
26 See The Day Dee C Lee
27 Roses (US Remix) Haywoode
28 Never Surrender (CAN) Corey Hart
29 I’m Your Man Wham!
30 More Than I Can Bear Matt Bianco
31 Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) Red Box
32 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears
33 Through The Fire Chaka Khan
34 Hanging On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends
35 Sorry Doesn’t Make It Anymore RAH Band, The
36 Trapped Colonel Abrams
37 Let’s Go All The Way Sly Fox
38 When Your Heart Is Weak Cock Robin
39 One Day Vince Clark & Paul Quinn
40 Last Time Forever Squeeze
41 When Love Breaks Down (RE) Prefab Sprout
42 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw
43 We Close Our Eyes Go West
44 All At Once (NED) Whitney Houston
45 Stay With Me Eighth Wonder
46 I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips (Jellybean Remix) Eric Carmen
47 Change Your Mind Sharpe & Numan
48 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam w/Full Force
49 A View To A Kill Duran Duran
50 Soul Kiss (Extended Dance Mix) Olivia Newton John
51 The Sun Always Shines On TV a-ha
52 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson
53 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
54 Say I’m Your Number One Princess
55 Love And Pride (RE) King
56 Object Of My Desire Starpoint
57 Everybody Dance Ta Mara & The Seen
58 Unkiss That Kiss Stephen Tin Tin Duffy
59 Voices Carry Til Tuesday
60 Material Girl Madonna
61 Music And You Sal Solo
62 Moments In Love Art Of Noise
63 Who’s Zoomin’ Who Aretha Franklin
64 Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sam Harris
65 Could It Be I’m Falling In Love David Grant & Jaki Graham
66 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young
67 Castles In The Air Colourfield, The
68 Let Me In (ITA) Mike Francis
69 The Power Of Love (Jellybean Mix) Huey Lewis & The News
70 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat
71 Rasberry Beret  Prince & The Revolution
72 Oh Sheila Ready For The World
73 You Give Good Love Whitney Houston
74 I’m On Fire Bruce Springsteen
75 How Will I Know Whitney Houston
76 Subculture New Order
77 Can You Feel The Beat Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam w/Full Force
78 Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin
79 When I Give My Love To You Michael Franks & Brenda Russell
80 Everything In My Heart (CAN) Corey Hart
81 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean ftr Madonna
82 Tarzan Boy (GER) Baltimora
83 Shooting For The Moon (OST) Amy Holland
84 Shoot Me Gino (EU) Valerie Claire
85 Broken Wings Mr Mister
86 Cry (Remix) Godley & Crème
87 Give And Take Brass Construction
88 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry
89 St Elmo’s Fire John Parr
90 The Goonies Are Good Enough Cyndi Lauper
91 Feel So Real Steve Arrington
92 History (NED) Mai Tai
93 In My House Mary Jane Girls
94 State Of The Heart Rick Springfield
95 Eat You Up (EU) Angie Gold
96 Cha Cha Cha (FR) Finzy Kontini
97 Rock Me Amadeus (FER) Falco
98 Imagination Belouis Some
99 And That’s No Lie Heaven 17
100 You Are The Love Of My Life (B/S) George Benson & Roberta Flack

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