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 -3 Moves -1 USA For Africa We Are the World Moves -2 Moves -11 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 -8 Moves -2 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is Moves -10 Moves 2 USA For Africa We Are the World 3
4 Dire Straits Money For Nothing Moves -3 Moves 3 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me Moves -21 Moves -6 Murray Head One Night in Bangkok 4
5 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is Moves 2 Moves -2 Tears For Fears Shout Moves -7 Moves -25 Sandra (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena 5
6 Madonna Crazy For You Moves -2 Moves -2 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World Moves -26 Moves -9 Madonna Into the Groove 6
7 Tears For Fears Shout Moves 2 Moves 3 Dire Straits Money For Nothing Moves -48 Moves -2 Elton John Nikita 7
8 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World Moves 2 Moves 2 Madonna Crazy For You Moves -45 Moves -38 Modern Talking You're My Heart You're My Soul 8
9 Duran Duran A View to a Kill Moves -4 Moves -60 Elton John Nikita Moves 2 Moves -27 Opus Live Is Life 9
10 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) Moves -6 Moves -34 Murray Head One Night in Bangkok Moves 6 Moves -3 Duran Duran A View to a Kill 10
11 Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin Separate Lives Moves -31 Moves 8 Huey Lewis & The News The Power of Love Moves -73 Moves -3 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) 11
12 Jefferson Starship We Built This City Moves -10 Moves -84 Paul Hardcastle 19 Moves 11 Moves 7 Tears For Fears Shout 12
13 Phil Collins One More Night Moves -16 Moves 4 Duran Duran A View to a Kill Moves 3 Moves 10 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is 13
14 A-Ha Take On Me Moves 12 Moves -9 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Moves 3 Moves -5 Baltimora Tarzan Boy 14
15 Wham! Everything She Wants Moves -22 Moves -140 Madonna Into the Groove Moves 9 Moves -41 Modern Talking Cheri Cheri Lady 15
16 REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling Moves -29 Moves 6 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) Moves -3 Moves -7 Jennifer Rush The Power of Love 16
17 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins Easy Lover Moves -18 Moves -5 Don Henley The Boys of Summer Moves -70 Moves -8 David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street 17
18 Paul Young Every Time You Go Away Moves -14 Moves -14 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You Moves -15 Moves -9 Dead Or Alive You Spin me 'round (Like a Record) 18
19 Kool & The Gang Cherish Moves -1 Moves -56 Baltimora Tarzan Boy Moves 5 Moves 3 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) 19
20 Mr Mister Broken Wings Moves -1 Moves 1 Kool & The Gang Cherish Moves -10 Moves -20 The Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) 20

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