Regional Hits of 1985

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The standard page for 1985 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1985 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me Moves -4 Moves -1 USA For Africa We Are the World Moves -2 Moves -10 Paul Hardcastle 19 1
2 USA For Africa We Are the World Moves 1 Moves -12 A-Ha Take On Me Moves 0 Moves 0 A-Ha Take On Me 2
3 Huey Lewis & The News The Power of Love Moves -9 Moves -2 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is Moves -11 Moves 2 USA For Africa We Are the World 3
4 Dire Straits Money For Nothing Moves -3 Moves -3 Tears For Fears Shout Moves -6 Moves -6 Murray Head One Night in Bangkok 4
5 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is Moves 2 Moves 4 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me Moves -24 Moves -27 Sandra (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena 5
6 Madonna Crazy For You Moves -3 Moves -2 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World Moves -26 Moves -2 Elton John Nikita 6
7 Tears For Fears Shout Moves 3 Moves 3 Dire Straits Money For Nothing Moves -52 Moves -40 Modern Talking You're My Heart You're My Soul 7
8 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World Moves 2 Moves -57 Elton John Nikita Moves 2 Moves -8 Madonna Into the Groove 8
9 Duran Duran A View to a Kill Moves -4 Moves 3 Madonna Crazy For You Moves -49 Moves -5 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) 9
10 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) Moves -5 Moves -32 Murray Head One Night in Bangkok Moves 6 Moves 6 Tears For Fears Shout 10
11 Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin Separate Lives Moves -31 Moves -75 Paul Hardcastle 19 Moves 10 Moves -24 Opus Live Is Life 11
12 Jefferson Starship We Built This City Moves -11 Moves 9 Huey Lewis & The News The Power of Love Moves -77 Moves -1 Duran Duran A View to a Kill 12
13 Phil Collins One More Night Moves -16 Moves 4 Duran Duran A View to a Kill Moves 1 Moves -45 Modern Talking Cheri Cheri Lady 13
14 A-Ha Take On Me Moves 12 Moves -9 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Moves 5 Moves 11 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is 14
15 Wham! Everything She Wants Moves -22 Moves 5 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) Moves -4 Moves -5 Baltimora Tarzan Boy 15
16 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins Easy Lover Moves -18 Moves -143 Madonna Into the Groove Moves 8 Moves -8 David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street 16
17 REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling Moves -28 Moves -20 Jennifer Rush The Power of Love Moves 0 Moves 0 Jennifer Rush The Power of Love 17
18 Kool & The Gang Cherish Moves -4 Moves -14 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You Moves -16 Moves -9 Dead Or Alive You Spin me 'round (Like a Record) 18
19 Paul Young Every Time You Go Away Moves -12 Moves -7 Don Henley The Boys of Summer Moves -62 Moves 4 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) 19
20 Mr Mister Broken Wings Moves -1 Moves -51 Baltimora Tarzan Boy Moves 5 Moves -21 The Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) 20

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