Top 100 Songs Of 1985

These are the top 100 songs of 1985. Within the top 100, there are a total of 70 different bands or artists.

There are two artists with the most entries. Each of these acts has a total of five entries in the top songs of 1985:

  • Phil Collins (including two duets)
  • Madonna

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1985

1Careless Whisper
Wham! featuring George Michael
2Like a Virgin
Madonna
3Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Wham!
4I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner
5I Feel for You
Chaka Khan
6Out of Touch
Hall & Oates
7Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
8Money for Nothing
Dire Straits
9Crazy for You
Madonna
10Take on Me
a-ha
11Everytime You Go Away
Paul Young
12Easy Lover
Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
13Can’t Fight This Feeling
REO Speedwagon
14We Built This City
Starship
15The Power of Love
Huey Lewis and the News
16Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Simple Minds
17Cherish
Kool & the Gang
18St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)
John Parr
19The Heat Is On
Glenn Frey
20We Are the World
USA for Africa
21Shout
Tears for Fears
22Part-Time Lover
Stevie Wonder
23Saving All My Love For You
Whitney Houston
24Heaven
Bryan Adams
25Everything She Wants
Wham!
26Cool It Now
New Edition
27Miami Vice Theme
Jan Hammer
28Loverboy
Billy Ocean
29Lovergirl
Teena Marie
30You Belong to the City
Glenn Frey
31Oh Sheila
Ready for the World
32Rhythm of the Night
DeBarge
33One More Night
Phil Collins
34Sea of Love
The Honeydrippers
35A View to a Kill
Duran Duran
36The Wild Boys
Duran Duran
37You’re the Inspiration
Chicago
38Neutron Dance
The Pointer Sisters
39We Belong
Pat Benatar
40Nightshift
Commodores
41Things Can Only Get Better
Howard Jones
42All I Need
Jack Wagner
43Freeway of Love
Aretha Franklin
44Never Surrender
Corey Hart
45Sussudio
Phil Collins
46Strut
Sheena Easton
47You Give Good Love
Whitney Houston
48The Search Is Over
Survivor
49Missing You
Diana Ross
50Separate Lives
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
51Raspberry Beret
Prince and The Revolution
52Suddenly
Billy Ocean
53The Boys of Summer
Don Henley
54One Night in Bangkok
Murray Head
55If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Sting
56Obsession
Animotion
57We Don’t Need Another Hero
Tina Turner
58Material Girl
Madonna
59Better Be Good to Me
Tina Turner
60Head over Heels
Tears for Fears
61Axel F
Harold Faltermeyer
62Smooth Operator
Sade
63In My House
Mary Jane Girls
64Don’t Lose My Number
Phil Collins
65All Through the Night
Cyndi Lauper
66Run to You
Bryan Adams
67Glory Days
Bruce Springsteen
68Voices Carry
Til Tuesday
69Misled
Kool & the Gang
70Would I Lie to You?
Eurythmics
71Be Near Me
ABC
72No More Lonely Nights
Paul McCartney
73I Can’t Hold Back
Survivor
74Summer Of ’69
Bryan Adams
75Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves
76Freedom
Wham!
77Too Late for Goodbyes
Julian Lennon
78Valotte
Julian Lennon
79Some Like It Hot
Power Station
80Solid
Ashford & Simpson
81Angel
Madonna
82I’m on Fire
Bruce Springsteen
83Method of Modern Love
Hall & Oates
84Lay Your Hands on Me
Thompson Twins
85Who’s Holding Donna Now
DeBarge
86Lonely Ol’ Night
John Cougar Mellencamp
87What About Love
Heart
88California Girls
David Lee Roth
89Fresh
Kool & the Gang
90Do What You Do
Jermaine Jackson
91Jungle Love
The Time
92Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
93Private Dancer
Tina Turner
94Who’s Zoomin’ Who
Aretha Franklin
95Fortress Around Your Heart
Sting
96Penny Lover
Lionel Richie
97All She Wants to Do Is Dance
Don Henley
98Dress You Up
Madonna
99Sentimental Street
Night Ranger
100Sugar Walls
Sheena Easton

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