Top Songs of 1985


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
174
Madonna Into the Groove
2
253
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
3
340
The Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey
4
375
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls
5
714
The Cure Close to Me
6
829
Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World
7
875
Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me)
8
1082
Prince and The Revolution Raspberry Beret
9
1104
The Cure In Between Days
10
1209
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
11
1264
LL Cool J I Can't Live Without My Radio
12
1381
Doug E. Fresh The Show
13
1439
The Jesus and Mary Chain Never Understand
14
1478
The Replacements Bastards of Young
15
1481
The Waterboys The Whole of the Moon
16
1509
Talking Heads Road to Nowhere
17
1563
The Smiths The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
18
1585
The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
19
1617
Dire Straits Money for Nothing
20
1700
Robert Palmer Addicted to Love
21
1709
Tom Waits Downtown Train
22
1760
Doug E. Fresh La-Di-Da-Di
23
1881
Wayne Smith Under Me Sleng Teng
24
1937
Tenor Saw Ring the Alarm
25
1957
USA for Africa We Are the World
26
1965
Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm
27
2015
Kate Bush Cloudbusting
28
2196
Whitney Houston How Will I Know
29
2223
Madonna Crazy for You
30
2279
Tom Waits Jockey Full of Bourbon
31
2321
New Order The Perfect Kiss
32
2358
Schoolly D P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)
33
2386
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock
34
2434
LL Cool J Rock the Bells
35
2560
Siouxsie and The Banshees Cities in Dust
36
2568
Tears for Fears Head Over Heels
37
2627
Talk Talk Life's What You Make It
38
2713
Huey Lewis and The News The Power of Love
39
2789
The Pogues A Pair of Brown Eyes
40
2897
‘Til Tuesday Voices Carry
41
2901
Prince and The Revolution Pop Life
42
2953
Faith No More We Care a Lot
43
2955
Hüsker Dü Celebrated Summer
44
3054
Sade The Sweetest Taboo
45
3095
Strafe Set It Off
46
3097
The Jesus and Mary Chain You Trip Me Up
47
3150
Camper Van Beethoven Take the Skinheads Bowling
48
3243
Hüsker Dü Makes No Sense at All
49
3282
Talking Heads And She Was
50
3518
Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City
51
3521
Bryan Ferry Slave to Love
52
3543
John Cougar Mellencamp Small Town
53
3634
Tom Waits Time
54
3729
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force I Wonder if I Take You Home
55
3743
Simply Red Holding Back the Years
56
3810
Echo and the Bunnymen Bring On the Dancing Horses
57
3827
The Pogues Dirty Old Town
58
3849
John Fogerty Centerfield
59
4045
The Dream Academy Life in a Northern Town
60
4078
Soda Stereo Cuando pase el temblor
61
4149
Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home
62
4213
Billy Bragg Between the Wars
63
4238
Miami Sound Machine Conga
64
4246
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Don't Come Around Here No More
65
4366
Étienne Daho Tombé pour la France
66
4472
Hüsker Dü I Apologize
67
4526
Suzanne Vega Marlene on the Wall
68
4596
The Pogues Sally MacLennane
69
4683
Paul Hardcastle 19
70
4707
The Velvet Underground Foggy Notion
71
4780
Anthony Red Rose Tempo
72
4786
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tupelo
73
4808
Randy Travis On the Other Hand
74
4821
Prefab Sprout Appetite
75
4843
The Style Council Walls Come Tumbling Down
76
4855
Ramones Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
77
4909
James Brown Living in America
78
4937
The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual
79
4957
Whitney Houston Saving All My Love for You
80
4973
Eurythmics Would I Lie to You?
81
5141
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
82
5175
New Order Love Vigilantes
83
5295
A-ha The Sun Always Shines on TV
84
5311
Duran Duran A View to a Kill
85
5455
Daniel Balavoine L'Aziza
86
5714
Killing Joke Love Like Blood
87
5726
Beastie Boys She's On It
88
5780
Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
89
5787
The Fall Cruiser's Creek
90
5852
Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
91
5908
Hombres G Devuélveme a mi chica
92
5943
Pet Shop Boys Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
93
6005
Beastie Boys Rock Hard
94
6070
Dexys Midnight Runners This Is What She's Like
95
6077
Laurent Voulzy Belle-Île-en-Mer, Marie-Galante
96
6108
Sumo La rubia tarada
97
6113
Depeche Mode Shake the Disease
98
6130
Renaud Mistral Gagnant
99
6132
Mr. Mister Broken Wings
100
6160
Scritti Politti Perfect Way
101
6174
Falco Rock Me Amadeus
102
6241
The Clash This Is England
103
6413
Model 500 No UFO's
104
6594
The Cure A Night Like This
105
6732
Sting Fortress Around Your Heart
106
6767
Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
107
6777
Whitney Houston The Greatest Love of All
108
6829
The Cramps Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
109
6878
Isley Jasper Isley Caravan of Love
110
6921
Prefab Sprout Faron Young
111
6973
Bob Dylan I'll Keep It with Mine
112
7078
Mantronix Needle to the Groove
113
7159
Simple Minds Alive and Kicking
114
7245
Felt Primitive Painters
115
7410
Scritti Politti The Word Girl
116
7486
The Replacements Kiss Me on the Bus
117
7541
Prince and The Revolution Paisley Park
118
7574
Paul Young Every Time You Go Away
119
7598
The Velvet Underground Stephanie Says
120
7640
Mötley Crüe Home Sweet Home
121
7871
Bob Dylan Abandoned Love
122
7877
Johnny Hallyday Quelque chose de Tennessee
123
8084
R.E.M. Driver 8
124
8240
Lionel Richie Say You Say Me
125
8262
Steve Arrington Feel So Real
126
8318
Sting Russians
127
8373
Dire Straits Walk of Life
128
8481
The Replacements Here Comes a Regular
129
8502
Hüsker Dü New Day Rising
130
8597
Phil Collins Sussudio
131
8669
Virus Una luna de miel en la mano
132
8670
Dionne Warwick and Friends That's What Friends Are For
133
8678
Aretha Franklin Freeway of Love
134
8706
The Three Johns Death of a European
135
8757
R.E.M. Can't Get There from Here
136
8854
Trouble Funk Still Smokin'
137
8858
Los Violadores Uno, dos, ultraviolento
138
8861
Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover
139
8945
The Fall I Am Damo Suzuki
140
8998
ZZ Top Rough Boy
141
9050
Bruce Springsteen I'm Goin' Down
142
9097
New Order Sub-Culture
143
9140
Cameo Single Life
144
9352
Starship We Built This City
145
9356
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
146
9518
The Mighty Lemon Drops Like an Angel
147
9623
Warumpi Band Blackfella Whitefella
148
9669
Yeah Yeah Noh Another Side to Mrs. Quill
149
9806
Sheila E. A Love Bizarre
150
9880
Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man
151
9909
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed
152
9912
Redskins Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Talking Heads Stay Up Late
George Clinton Do Fries Go with That Shake?
The Cult Rain
Mantronix Bassline
Alain Souchon Ballade de Jim
Double The Captain of Her Heart
Kate Bush The Big Sky
John Cougar Mellencamp R.O.C.K. in the USA (A Salute to '60s Rock)
Queen One Vision
Zapp Computer Love
Boogie Boys A Fly Girl
A-ha Hunting High and Low
Einstürzende Neubauten Yü-Gung
The Smiths Asleep
Bérurier Noir Salut à toi
Eric Clapton Forever Man
Schoolly D Gucci Time
Mental as Anything Live It Up
Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going
Slow Have Not Been the Same
The Waterboys Don't Bang the Drum
ABC Be Near Me
Psychic TV Godstar
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott Out in the Fields
The Smiths That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group This Is Not America
Dire Straits So Far Away
Bérurier Noir Porcherie
Mary Jane Girls In My House
Primal Scream All Fall Down
Robert Wyatt with The Swapo Singers The Wind of Change
John Cougar Mellencamp Rain on the Scarecrow
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Look at Little Sister
Fito Páez Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón
Godley & Creme Cry
The Style Council The Lodgers
Madness Yesterday's Men
E.U. Sho Nuff Bump'n
Conway Brothers Turn It Up
Simply Red Money’s Too Tight to Mention
The Joubert Singers Stand on the Word
The Backdoor Men Out of My Mind
Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll Lollipop
Francis Cabrel Encore et encore
Prince She's Always in My Hair
Francesco De Gregori La storia
Flans Bazar
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians My Wife and My Dead Wife
Prefab Sprout Goodbye Lucille #1
Misfits Hybrid Moments
Mike & The Mechanics All I Need Is a Miracle
Franco Battiato L'Animale
The Velvet Underground I'm Sticking with You
Michel Jonasz La Boîte de jazz
Wiseblood Motorslug
Ry Cooder Paris, Texas
The Smiths Shakespear's Sister
The Pale Fountains Jean's Not Happening
The Associates Breakfast
GANGgajang Sounds of Then
John Parr St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
Propaganda Duel
Paul Kelly [Australia] From St. Kilda to Kings Cross
Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa Princesa
Ministry Everyday (Is Halloween)
Kate Bush And Dream of Sheep
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Lost Weekend
The Firm Radioactive
Propaganda p:Machinery
Barbra Streisand Somewhere
54-40 I Go Blind
The Pogues The Old Main Drag
The Moffs Another Day in the Sun
The Hooters And We Danced
The Replacements Swingin' Party
Rene & Angela I'll Be Good
Marillion Lavender
Working Week Sweet Nothing
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Having an Average Weekend
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Brand New Friend
Prefab Sprout Bonny
The Woodentops Move Me
Chris Rea Josephine
The Long Ryders Looking for Lewis and Clark
Miles Davis Time After Time
INXS Listen Like Thieves
The Replacements Left of the Dial
The Loft Up the Hill Down the Slope
Marillion Kayleigh
Sade Is It a Crime?
Divinyls Pleasure & Pain
Dead Milkmen Bitchin' Camaro