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.

You can find links to more 80's content at the bottom of the page.

We welcome to you to join our Top40Weekly Forum to discuss the charts with like-minded enthusiasts.

Top Songs of 1985

1

Careless Whisper

Wham! featuring George Michael

2

Like a Virgin

Madonna

3

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

4

I Want to Know What Love Is

Foreigner

5

I Feel for You

Chaka Khan

6

Out of Touch

Hall & Oates

7

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Tears for Fears

8

Money for Nothing

Dire Straits

9

Crazy for You

Madonna

10

Take on Me

a-ha

11

Everytime You Go Away

Paul Young

12

Easy Lover

Philip Bailey and Phil Collins

13

Can’t Fight This Feeling

REO Speedwagon

14

We Built This City

Starship

15

The Power of Love

Huey Lewis and the News

16

Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Simple Minds

17

Cherish

Kool & the Gang

18

St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

John Parr

19

The Heat Is On

Glenn Frey

20

We Are the World

USA for Africa

21

Shout

Tears for Fears

22

Part-Time Lover

Stevie Wonder

23

Saving All My Love For You

Whitney Houston

24

Heaven

Bryan Adams

25

Everything She Wants

Wham!

26

Cool It Now

New Edition

27

Miami Vice Theme

Jan Hammer

28

Loverboy

Billy Ocean

29

Lovergirl

Teena Marie

30

You Belong to the City

Glenn Frey

31

Oh Sheila

Ready for the World

32

Rhythm of the Night

DeBarge

33

One More Night

Phil Collins

34

Sea of Love

The Honeydrippers

35

A View to a Kill

Duran Duran

36

The Wild Boys

Duran Duran

37

You’re the Inspiration

Chicago

38

Neutron Dance

The Pointer Sisters

39

We Belong

Pat Benatar

40

Nightshift

Commodores

41

Things Can Only Get Better

Howard Jones

42

All I Need

Jack Wagner

43

Freeway of Love

Aretha Franklin

44

Never Surrender

Corey Hart

45

Sussudio

Phil Collins

46

Strut

Sheena Easton

47

You Give Good Love

Whitney Houston

48

The Search Is Over

Survivor

49

Missing You

Diana Ross

50

Separate Lives

Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

51

Raspberry Beret

Prince and The Revolution

52

Suddenly

Billy Ocean

53

The Boys of Summer

Don Henley

54

One Night in Bangkok

Murray Head

55

If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

Sting

56

Obsession

Animotion

57

We Don’t Need Another Hero

Tina Turner

58

Material Girl

Madonna

59

Better Be Good to Me

Tina Turner

60

Head over Heels

Tears for Fears

61

Axel F

Harold Faltermeyer

62

Smooth Operator

Sade

63

In My House

Mary Jane Girls

64

Don’t Lose My Number

Phil Collins

65

All Through the Night

Cyndi Lauper

66

Run to You

Bryan Adams

67

Glory Days

Bruce Springsteen

68

Voices Carry

Til Tuesday

69

Misled

Kool & the Gang

70

Would I Lie to You?

Eurythmics

71

Be Near Me

ABC

72

No More Lonely Nights

Paul McCartney

73

I Can’t Hold Back

Survivor

74

Summer Of ’69

Bryan Adams

75

Walking on Sunshine

Katrina and the Waves

76

Freedom

Wham!

77

Too Late for Goodbyes

Julian Lennon

78

Valotte

Julian Lennon

79

Some Like It Hot

Power Station

80

Solid

Ashford & Simpson

81

Angel

Madonna

82

I’m on Fire

Bruce Springsteen

83

Method of Modern Love

Hall & Oates

84

Lay Your Hands on Me

Thompson Twins

85

Who’s Holding Donna Now

DeBarge

86

Lonely Ol’ Night

John Cougar Mellencamp

87

What About Love

Heart

88

California Girls

David Lee Roth

89

Fresh

Kool & the Gang

90

Do What You Do

Jermaine Jackson

91

Jungle Love

The Time

92

Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

93

Private Dancer

Tina Turner

94

Who’s Zoomin’ Who

Aretha Franklin

95

Fortress Around Your Heart

Sting

96

Penny Lover

Lionel Richie

97

All She Wants to Do Is Dance

Don Henley

98

Dress You Up

Madonna

99

Sentimental Street

Night Ranger

100

Sugar Walls

Sheena Easton