Songs from the Year 1985

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This page lists the top songs of 1985 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1985 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1985. A list of the most distinctive songs of 1985 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

The top ten song artists of 1985 were:

1:Madonna2:Tears For Fears3:Bruce Springsteen4:USA For Africa5:Bryan Adams
6:Dire Straits7:Foreigner8:Simple Minds9:A-Ha10:Phil Collins
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 USA For Africa We Are the World 1985 UK 1 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1985, Canada 1 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1985 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1985 (22 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1985, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1985 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1985 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), Australia 1 of 1985, Italy 1 of 1985, Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1985, Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1985, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1985, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Springbok 1 - May 1985 (23 weeks), Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Grammy in 1985, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1985), Austria 2 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1985 (3 months), MTV Video of the year 1985 (Nominated), Switzerland 4 of 1985, US Radio 6 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), South Africa 8 of 1985, ARC 13 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), nuTsie 37 of 1980s, US BB 40 of 1985, POP 71 of 1985, DMDB 86 (1985), RIAA 121, France (InfoDisc) 131 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 965k sales estimated, 1985), Germany 263 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), OzNet 418, Acclaimed 1371 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1985
2 A-Ha Take On Me 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1985 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1985 (11 weeks), France 1 - May 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1985 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1984 (29 weeks), Poland 1 - Dec 1985 (24 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1985 (14 weeks), Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1986, Germany 1 - Jan 1986 (4 months), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1985, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1985, Scrobulate 1 of 80s, UK 2 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1986 (Nominated), Sweden 4 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Italy 7 of 1986, Springbok 7 - Dec 1985 (12 weeks), KROQ 7 of 1985, Australia 12 of 1985, US CashBox 15 of 1985, Brazil 18 of 1985, ARC 20 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Europe 20 of the 1980s (1985), US Radio 21 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), POP 31 of 1985, US BB 36 of 1985, Vinyl Surrender 71 (1985), Germany 81 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), nuTsie 93 of 1980s, France (InfoDisc) 235 of the 1980s (peak 2, 29 weeks, 736k sales estimated, 1985), UKMIX 514, OzNet 795, Acclaimed 2396 (1985), RYM 8 of 1984, NY Daily Love list 66, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1985, Party 133 of 2007
3 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is 1985 UK 1 - Dec 1984 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1984 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1985 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (22 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1985, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1985, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1985 (17 weeks), Springbok 2 - Feb 1985 (17 weeks), ARC 3 of 1985 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1985 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), Australia 5 of 1985, Holland 6 - Dec 1984 (15 weeks), Austria 7 - Feb 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 7 - Dec 1984 (14 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1985, Brazil 12 of 1985, Switzerland 12 of 1985, South Africa 12 of 1985, POP 17 of 1985, US BB 34 of 1985, Europe 38 of the 1980s (1984), OzNet 180, Germany 255 of the 1980s (peak 3 12 weeks), Rolling Stone 476, Acclaimed 659 (1984), UKMIX 876, RYM 186 of 1984
4 Tears For Fears Shout 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1985 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1985 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1985 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1985, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1985, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1985, Belgium 2 - Jan 1985 (13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1985 (16 weeks), France 3 - Dec 1984 (2 weeks), Poland 3 - Mar 1983 (15 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1989), Sweden 5 - Dec 1984 (5 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), KROQ 5 of 1985, Austria 6 - Mar 1985 (2 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1985, Switzerland 13 of 1985, US Radio 14 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), Australia 14 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 16 - Feb 1985 (2 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1985, Italy 20 of 1985, ARC 27 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Scrobulate 36 of 80s, Brazil 64 of 1985, Germany 104 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), Acclaimed 974 (1984), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), RYM 27 of 1984
5 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me 1985 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1985 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1985 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1985, Springbok 1 - Nov 1985 (26 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1986, Oscar in 1985 (film ' '), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'White Nights'), Holland 2 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1986), Sweden (alt) 6 - Nov 1985 (5 weeks), Austria 6 - Jan 1986 (4 weeks), Poland 7 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1986, ARC 9 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 14 - Jan 1986 (3 months), Brazil 15 of 1986, US CashBox 23 of 1986, Italy 28 of 1986, POP 33 of 1985, Billboard 50th song 74
6 Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1985 (22 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1985, MTV Video of the year 1986, US CashBox 2 of 1985, Poland 2 - Aug 1985 (44 weeks), Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), Canada 3 - Sep 1985 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), ARC 6 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), Austria 7 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Australia 7 of 1985, US Radio 8 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 17 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), POP 18 of 1985, Switzerland 22 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 25 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), Germany 25 - Oct 1985 (2 months), US BB 27 of 1985, Holland 27 - Aug 1989 (4 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1985, Scrobulate 48 of guitar, Poland 79 of all time, Virgin 83, TheQ 99, Europe 100 of the 1980s (1985), Belgium 171 of all time, OzNet 793, Acclaimed 2448 (1985), RYM 66 of 1985
7 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World 1985 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (24 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1985 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1985, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jun 1985, UK 2 - Mar 1985 (17 weeks), Holland 2 - Apr 1985 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1985 (12 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1985, Scrobulate 4 of 80s, Poland 7 - Apr 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 8 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), KROQ 9 of 1985, France 10 - Mar 1985 (1 week), ARC 12 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Switzerland 13 - May 1985 (8 weeks), Germany 13 - Apr 1985 (2 months), Springbok 14 - Jul 1985 (8 weeks), Austria 22 - Jun 1985 (3 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1985, Japan (Tokyo) 70 - May 1993 (3 weeks), nuTsie 75 of 1980s, Italy 86 of 1985, OzNet 99, WXPN 875, Acclaimed 2000 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), RYM 8 of 1985
8 Madonna Crazy For You 1985 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1985 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1985, UK 2 - Jun 1985 (15 weeks), US Radio 2 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), Australia 3 of 1985, ARC 4 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), Sweden 5 - May 1985 (6 weeks), Springbok 7 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), US BB 9 of 1985, US CashBox 9 of 1985, POP 10 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 13 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 13 - Jun 1985 (5 weeks), Holland 14 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Jul 1985 (11 weeks), Austria 24 - Jul 1985 (2 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1985, Poland 36 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks), Italy 59 of 1985, Scrobulate 86 of sexy, UKMIX 246, Acclaimed 1934 (1985), RYM 50 of 1985, NY Daily Love list 65
9 Huey Lewis & The News The Power of Love 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1985 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1985, Oscar in 1985 (film 'Back to the Future') (Nominated), Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'Back to the Future') (Nominated), US CashBox 4 of 1985, Springbok 4 - Nov 1985 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), ARC 8 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), UK 9 - Aug 1985 (25 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Aug 1985 (18 weeks), Belgium 16 - Oct 1985 (4 weeks), Holland 20 - Sep 1985 (7 weeks), Germany 21 - Oct 1985 (2 months), Austria 24 - Oct 1985 (1 week), Australia 24 of 1985, Italy 79 of 1985, Japan (Tokyo) 89 - Feb 1989 (1 week), nuTsie 100 of 1980s, UKMIX 994, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1986)
10 Madonna Into the Groove 1985 UK 1 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1985 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1985 (16 weeks), Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1985, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1985, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1985, Sweden 2 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Australia 2 of 1985, Italy 2 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 3 - Aug 1985 (12 weeks), Germany 3 - Aug 1985 (3 months), Norway 4 - Aug 1985 (10 weeks), Springbok 4 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1985), US BB 7 of 1985, Austria 7 - Sep 1985 (2 weeks), France 9 - Aug 1985 (1 week), POP 13 of 1985, Switzerland 19 of 1985, Poland 19 - Sep 1985 (7 weeks), nuTsie 43 of 1980s, Scrobulate 73 of 80s, France (InfoDisc) 134 of the 1980s (peak 2, 28 weeks, 533k sales estimated, 1985), OzNet 200, Acclaimed 235 (1985), Germany 271 of the 1980s (peak 3 10 weeks), UKMIX 517, RYM 9 of 1985, Party 193 of 1999
11 Duran Duran A View to a Kill 1985 US Billboard 1 - May 1985 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1985 (18 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1985 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1985, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1985, UK 2 - May 1985 (16 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'A View to a Kill') (Nominated), Holland 3 - May 1985 (15 weeks), Italy 4 of 1985, Springbok 4 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), Austria 6 - Jul 1985 (4 weeks), France 7 - May 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 7 - Jun 1985 (17 weeks), Germany 10 - Jun 1985 (4 months), Switzerland 16 of 1985, US Radio 18 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1985, ARC 29 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), KROQ 38 of 1985, Scrobulate 98 of 80s, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1985), RYM 29 of 1985
12 Jefferson Starship We Built This City 1985 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1985 (23 weeks), US BB 1 of 1985, Canada 1 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1985 (7 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1986, Springbok 1 - Jan 1986 (17 weeks), POP 1 of 1985, Poland 3 - Jan 1986 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Switzerland 8 - Jan 1986 (10 weeks), Germany 10 - Jan 1986 (3 months), South Africa 10 of 1986, Australia 11 of 1986, UK 12 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), ARC 17 of 1985 (peak 1 15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 17 - Dec 1985 (6 weeks), US Radio 20 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Holland 24 - Dec 1985 (6 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1985, Austria 26 - Feb 1986 (1 week)
13 Paul Hardcastle 19 1985 UK 1 - May 1985 (17 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1985 (15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1985 (18 weeks), Austria 1 - Jun 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1985 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1985 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Aug 1985, Germany 1 - May 1985 (4 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1985, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1985, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1985, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1985, Sweden 2 - May 1985 (7 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1985 (9 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Switzerland 7 of 1985, France 10 - Jun 1985 (1 week), Italy 10 of 1985, US Billboard 15 - Jun 1985 (14 weeks), Poland 30 - Jul 1985 (4 weeks), Germany 63 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), Scrobulate 83 of political, KROQ 103 of 1985, US Radio 123 of 1985 (peak 15 4 weeks), UKMIX 600, RYM 98 of 1985
14 Murray Head One Night in Bangkok 1985 Sweden 1 - Nov 1984 (8 weeks), France 1 - Dec 1984 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1985 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1984 (16 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1985 (4 months), Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, Springbok 1 - Feb 1985 (20 weeks), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1985, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, Holland 2 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1985, US Billboard 3 - Feb 1985 (20 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1984 (19 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1984 (15 weeks), Canada 4 - Mar 1985 (11 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Poland 7 - Jan 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1985, UK 12 - Nov 1984 (16 weeks), Australia 15 of 1985, KROQ 24 of 1985, US CashBox 42 of 1985, Italy 42 of 1985, US Radio 43 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 49 of 1985 (peak 2 12 weeks), POP 65 of 1985, Germany 118 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 256 of the 1980s (peak 2, 23 weeks, 413k sales estimated, 1984), RYM 107 of 1984
15 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) 1985 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1985 (22 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1985 (15 weeks), France 1 - Apr 1985 (2 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1985, Canada 2 - Mar 1985 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1985 (15 weeks), Austria 5 - Jun 1985 (4 weeks), Germany 5 - May 1985 (4 months), Italy 6 of 1985, UK 7 - Apr 1985 (67 weeks), Springbok 7 - Aug 1985 (10 weeks), Switzerland 8 - May 1985 (16 weeks), US Radio 10 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 13 - May 1985 (20 weeks), ARC 14 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Poland 14 - Jun 1985 (8 weeks), KROQ 14 of 1985, Sweden 15 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), US BB 18 of 1985, Europe 19 of the 1980s (1985), Scrobulate 21 of 80s, Switzerland 26 of 1985, POP 57 of 1985, Virgin 91, Belgium 155 of all time, Germany 317 of the 1980s (peak 4 13 weeks), TheQ 319, OzNet 884, Acclaimed 1087 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), RYM 11 of 1985
16 Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) 1985 Switzerland 1 - Jul 1985 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Jul 1985 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Jul 1985 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1985, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1985, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1985, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1985 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 2 - Aug 1985 (5 weeks), Norway 2 - Jul 1985 (15 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jul 1985 (13 weeks), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome') (Nominated), UK 3 - Jul 1985 (13 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Switzerland 6 of 1985, Holland 7 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), France 9 - Aug 1985 (1 week), Springbok 9 - Oct 1985 (10 weeks), Italy 17 of 1985, US CashBox 20 of 1985, Australia 20 of 1985, ARC 30 of 1985 (peak 2 13 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1985 (peak 2 9 weeks), Germany 65 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), OzNet 193, France (InfoDisc) 253 of the 1980s (peak 3, 25 weeks, 437k sales estimated, 1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1985), RYM 129 of 1985
17 Don Henley The Boys of Summer 1985 France 1 - Mar 1985 (2 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1985, Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), US BB 3 of 1985, POP 3 of 1985, US Billboard 5 - Nov 1984 (21 weeks), Poland 9 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), UK 12 - Jan 1985 (13 weeks), Germany 22 - Mar 1985 (1 month), Holland 26 - Feb 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden 35 - Aug 2009 (2 weeks), ARC 37 of 1985 (peak 5 14 weeks), 44 in 2FM list, US CashBox 56 of 1985, US Radio 69 of 1985 (peak 5 8 weeks), nuTsie 72 of 1980s, Scrobulate 84 of soft rock, Japan (Tokyo) 94 - Sep 1991 (2 weeks), OzNet 100, TheQ 249, Acclaimed 373 (1984), Rolling Stone 416, WXPN 524, RYM 15 of 1984
18 Elton John Nikita 1985 Holland 1 - Nov 1985 (19 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1985 (20 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1985 (20 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1986 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1986, Springbok 1 - Jan 1986 (18 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1986, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1985, Canada 2 - Mar 1986 (11 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1985 (16 weeks), UK 3 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Austria 3 - Dec 1985 (5 weeks), Switzerland 6 of 1986, US Billboard 7 - Jan 1986 (18 weeks), South Africa 7 of 1986, Brazil 9 of 1986, Sweden (alt) 15 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Poland 18 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden 19 - Oct 1985 (1 week), Europe 48 of the 1980s (1985), US Radio 82 of 1986 (peak 7 7 weeks), US CashBox 85 of 1986, Italy 92 of 1985, Germany 125 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), OzNet 335, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1985)
19 Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 1985 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1985, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1985, Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 5 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), Belgium 8 - Jul 1985 (5 weeks), POP 8 of 1985, US Billboard 9 - Nov 1984 (16 weeks), Holland 10 - Jun 1985 (9 weeks), nuTsie 10 of 1980s, Sweden (alt) 11 - Jul 1985 (8 weeks), Austria 13 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Australia 16 of 1985, Canada 17 - Jan 1985 (6 weeks), Norway 20 - Jul 2008 (1 week), US BB 26 of 1985, Sweden 34 - Jul 2008 (1 week), Europe 55 of the 1980s (1984), RIAA 59, US CashBox 66 of 1985, US Radio 88 of 1985 (peak 9 6 weeks), TheQ 211, Belgium 232 of all time, Rolling Stone 275, Acclaimed 279 (1984), WXPN 481, OzNet 849, RYM 45 of 1984
20 David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street 1985 UK 1 - Sep 1985 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1985, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1985, Canada 2 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1985 (11 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Sep 1985 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), Austria 6 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), Sweden 8 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Germany 9 - Sep 1985 (2 months), Springbok 10 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), Poland 11 - Sep 1985 (9 weeks), Australia 11 of 1985, US BB 19 of 1985, KROQ 22 of 1985, POP 32 of 1985, Italy 36 of 1985, US CashBox 72 of 1985, US Radio 84 of 1985 (peak 7 6 weeks), UKMIX 982, RYM 180 of 1985
21 Jennifer Rush The Power of Love 1985 UK 1 - Jun 1985 (40 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1986 (12 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1985 (4 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1985 (12 weeks), Poland 1 - Dec 1985 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1986, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Springbok 1 - Sep 1985 (28 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Switzerland 3 - Dec 1985 (13 weeks), Belgium 3 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), South Africa 6 of 1985, Holland 7 - Oct 1985 (11 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1986 (5 months), UK sales 9 of the 1980s (1,320 k in 1985), Sweden (alt) 11 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 21 of 1986, Australia 23 of 1985, US Billboard 57 - Feb 1986 (13 weeks), UKMIX 58, POP 59 of 1986, RYM 95 of 1985
22 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You 1985 UK 1 - Nov 1985 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1985 (21 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1986, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1995), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), Switzerland 5 - Dec 1985 (16 weeks), Norway 10 - Jan 1986 (1 week), Belgium 11 - Dec 1985 (6 weeks), Holland 12 - Dec 1985 (7 weeks), ARC 18 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Radio 22 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Poland 24 - Jan 1986 (12 weeks), Austria 27 - Jan 1986 (1 week), Germany 27 - Jan 1986 (1 month), Switzerland 28 of 1986, Canada 29 - Oct 1985 (1 week), US CashBox 36 of 1985, nuTsie 38 of 1980s, Brazil 68 of 1985, Japan (Tokyo) 81 - Jul 1989 (1 week), UKMIX 712, NY Daily Love list 79
23 Dead Or Alive You Spin me 'round (Like a Record) 1985 UK 1 - Nov 1984 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1985 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1985 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1985, Germany 2 - Mar 1985 (3 months), Belgium 3 - Mar 1985 (9 weeks), France 4 - Dec 1984 (1 week), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), Sweden 5 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Holland 6 - Mar 1985 (9 weeks), Norway 6 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), Poland 6 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), KROQ 6 of 1985, US Billboard 11 - Jun 1985 (18 weeks), Australia 13 of 1985, Austria 14 - Apr 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1985, Italy 14 of 1985, US BB 16 of 1985, POP 50 of 1985, US Radio 115 of 1985 (peak 11 5 weeks), Germany 264 of the 1980s (peak 2 9 weeks), OzNet 294, Acclaimed 2092 (1984), RYM 38 of 1984, Party 278 of 1999
24 Kool & The Gang Cherish 1985 Canada 1 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1985 (22 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1985, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1985 (25 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 1985 (5 weeks), Belgium 3 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), UK 4 - May 1985 (22 weeks), Holland 4 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), Germany 4 - Aug 1985 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1989), Sweden 6 - Aug 1985 (5 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1985, Switzerland 18 of 1985, US Radio 19 of 1985 (peak 2 10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Sep 1985 (4 weeks), ARC 24 of 1985 (peak 2 14 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1985, Japan (Tokyo) 67 - Apr 2004 (4 weeks), Germany 341 of the 1980s (peak 5 12 weeks), UKMIX 571, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1985)
25 Baltimora Tarzan Boy 1985 Holland 1 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1985 (14 weeks), Europe 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1985, Sweden (alt) 2 - Aug 1985 (16 weeks), Austria 2 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1985, UK 3 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Canada 3 - Oct 1985 (10 weeks), Germany 3 - May 1985 (5 months), Springbok 3 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1985 (23 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1985 (8 weeks), France 5 - May 1985 (1 week), US Billboard 13 - Oct 1985 (25 weeks), POP 14 of 1986, Poland 29 - Sep 1985 (2 weeks), Italy 31 of 1985, US BB 40 of 1986, France (InfoDisc) 78 of the 1980s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 803k sales estimated, 1985), KROQ 85 of 1985, Germany 95 of the 1980s (peak 3 17 weeks), Brazil 97 of 1985, US Radio 120 of 1986 (peak 13 4 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), RYM 30 of 1985
26 Mr Mister Broken Wings 1985 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1985 (21 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1985, Canada 2 - Nov 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Dec 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1986 (10 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1985 (15 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jan 1986 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1986 (6 weeks), ARC 7 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), France 7 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1986 (3 months), US Radio 12 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 14 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), Austria 17 - Jan 1986 (3 weeks), Poland 20 - Jan 1986 (7 weeks), Springbok 20 - Mar 1986 (3 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1986, Italy 43 of 1986, Scrobulate 51 of 80s, US CashBox 52 of 1985, Europe 72 of the 1980s (1985), KROQ 97 of 1985, OzNet 190, RYM 55 of 1985
27 Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover 1985 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1985 (20 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1985 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Sep 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Canada 2 - Sep 1985 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Sep 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Sep 1985 (14 weeks), Poland 4 - Sep 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 5 - Sep 1985 (5 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1985 (11 weeks), Norway 5 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Springbok 7 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Holland 11 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Germany 14 - Oct 1985 (2 months), Italy 15 of 1985, ARC 16 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Austria 16 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1985, France (InfoDisc) 195 of the 1980s (peak 3, 27 weeks, 467k sales estimated, 1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1985)
28 Madonna Material Girl 1985 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1985 (17 weeks), UK 3 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Canada 6 - Mar 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 6 - Mar 1985 (5 weeks), Springbok 6 - May 1985 (11 weeks), France 7 - Jan 1985 (1 week), Holland 8 - Feb 1985 (9 weeks), Austria 8 - May 1985 (2 weeks), Poland 14 - Mar 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 14 - Apr 1985 (1 month), Switzerland 15 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), US BB 17 of 1985, POP 21 of 1985, US CashBox 30 of 1985, US Radio 34 of 1985 (peak 2 8 weeks), ARC 35 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Scrobulate 36 of pop, Brazil 38 of 1985, Italy 75 of 1985, RIAA 161, Acclaimed 2016 (1984), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), RYM 38 of 1985
29 Phil Collins One More Night 1985 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1985 (18 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, UK 4 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1990), Switzerland 6 - Apr 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden 8 - Mar 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 8 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), Austria 9 - May 1985 (4 weeks), Poland 14 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), Holland 15 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1985, Germany 16 - Apr 1985 (2 months), US Radio 24 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), ARC 31 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), Brazil 49 of 1985, Scrobulate 58 of soft rock, Italy 98 of 1985, OzNet 998, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1985)
30 Wham! I'm Your Man 1985 UK 1 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1985, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1986, Canada 2 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1985 (17 weeks), Belgium 3 - Nov 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 4 - Nov 1985 (11 weeks), Norway 4 - Dec 1985 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Poland 5 - Jan 1986 (22 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Dec 1985 (10 weeks), Germany 12 - Jan 1986 (2 months), Springbok 13 - Feb 1986 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 16 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Italy 16 of 1986, Austria 18 - Jan 1986 (2 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1986, POP 41 of 1986, US Radio 55 of 1986 (peak 3 8 weeks), Brazil 78 of 1986
31 Paul Young Every Time You Go Away 1985 US Billboard 1 - May 1985 (23 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1985, Canada 2 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), Norway 2 - Mar 1985 (11 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden 4 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1990), France 9 - Mar 1985 (1 week), ARC 11 of 1985 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), Poland 13 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 15 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1985, POP 19 of 1985, Holland 20 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), Italy 41 of 1985, Brazil 42 of 1985, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), RYM 165 of 1985
32 Bryan Adams Heaven 1985 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1985 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1985 (14 weeks), Norway 3 - Aug 1985 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Sep 1985 (14 weeks), Canada 9 - May 1985 (12 weeks), Springbok 9 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), Poland 12 - Jun 1985 (16 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Aug 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 22 - Aug 1985 (1 week), US BB 23 of 1985, ARC 23 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1985, POP 26 of 1985, US Radio 29 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), UK 38 - May 1985 (5 weeks), Brazil 41 of 1985, Scrobulate 45 of ballad, Europe 61 of the 1980s (1985), Belgium 148 of all time, OzNet 853, RYM 100 of 1985
33 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins Easy Lover 1985 UK 1 - Mar 1985 (12 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1985 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1985, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1984 (22 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), France 6 - Mar 1985 (2 weeks), Springbok 6 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1985, Sweden 8 - Jan 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Germany 8 - Feb 1985 (3 months), ARC 10 of 1985 (peak 1 15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Jan 1985 (8 weeks), US Radio 17 of 1985 (peak 2 10 weeks), Austria 21 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), RYM 134 of 1984
34 Simple Minds Alive & Kicking 1985 Canada 1 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1985 (14 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Nov 1985, Holland 2 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1985 (19 weeks), Norway 5 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1985 (16 weeks), France 8 - Oct 1985 (1 week), Sweden (alt) 11 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), KROQ 11 of 1985, Italy 12 of 1985, Switzerland 13 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), ARC 14 of 1986 (peak 2 15 weeks), Springbok 16 - Jan 1986 (7 weeks), Germany 21 - Oct 1985 (2 months), Poland 29 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), US Radio 36 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), Brazil 47 of 1986, US CashBox 55 of 1986, Europe 66 of the 1980s (1985), RYM 103 of 1985
35 John Parr St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1985 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1985, Springbok 2 - Nov 1985 (19 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), UK 6 - Sep 1985 (14 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1985, Germany 6 - Sep 1985 (2 months), Austria 8 - Nov 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 11 - Oct 1985 (7 weeks), ARC 15 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1986, Holland 19 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), RYM 183 of 1984
36 Opus Live Is Life 1985 Canada 1 - Nov 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1985 (24 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1985, Germany 1 - Mar 1985 (5 months), Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1985, Switzerland 2 - Mar 1985 (21 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1985 (15 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1985 (19 weeks), Springbok 2 - Sep 1985 (21 weeks), Holland 3 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Sweden 5 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), France 5 - Apr 1985 (2 weeks), UK 6 - Jun 1985 (16 weeks), US Billboard 32 - Jan 1986 (16 weeks), Germany 35 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), Italy 38 of 1985, France (InfoDisc) 59 of the 1980s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 857k sales estimated, 1985), POP 66 of 1986, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), RYM 184 of 1984
37 Wham! Everything She Wants 1985 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1985 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1985, Sweden (alt) 2 - Jan 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jan 1985 (6 weeks), France 3 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1985 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1992), Springbok 5 - Apr 1985 (14 weeks), Austria 6 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 7 - Jan 1985 (7 weeks), Germany 10 - Feb 1985 (1 month), Poland 20 - Dec 1997 (2 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1985, US Radio 28 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), ARC 40 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Italy 62 of 1985, RYM 116 of 1984
38 Harold Faltermeyer Axel F 1985 Holland 1 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Europe 1 for 1 week - Aug 1985, UK 2 - Mar 1985 (23 weeks), Canada 2 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Mar 1985 (19 weeks), Germany 3 - Jun 1985 (3 months), Austria 4 - Jul 1985 (3 weeks), POP 7 of 1985, France 10 - Jun 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 15 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 18 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks), Poland 40 - Apr 1985 (1 week), Scrobulate 40 of soundtrack, US CashBox 43 of 1985, US Radio 47 of 1985 (peak 3 8 weeks), Germany 135 of the 1980s (peak 2 13 weeks), UKMIX 827, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1985), RYM 138 of 1985
39 REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1985 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1985, Canada 2 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), US Radio 5 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Springbok 8 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 15 - Apr 1985 (4 weeks), UK 16 - Mar 1985 (12 weeks), Poland 21 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), US BB 24 of 1985, ARC 25 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), POP 68 of 1985
40 Fergal Sharkey A Good Heart 1985 UK 1 - Oct 1985 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1985 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1986, Belgium 2 - Dec 1985 (15 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Dec 1985 (11 weeks), Springbok 3 - Mar 1986 (21 weeks), Canada 4 - Feb 1986 (11 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1986 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Norway 6 - Dec 1985 (9 weeks), Australia 8 of 1986, Sweden 11 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Austria 13 - Feb 1986 (1 week), South Africa 15 of 1986, US Billboard 74 - Mar 1986 (6 weeks), KROQ 79 of 1986, UKMIX 623, OzNet 664, RYM 156 of 1985
41 Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin Separate Lives 1985 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1985 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1985 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Oscar in 1985 (film 'White Nights') (Nominated), UK 4 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), ARC 5 of 1985 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Norway 7 - Oct 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 18 - Nov 1985 (2 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1985, Italy 99 of 1985, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1985)
42 Sandra (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena 1985 Holland 1 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1985 (18 weeks), Austria 1 - Sep 1985 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1985 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), Germany 1 - Jul 1985 (5 months), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1985, France 2 - Aug 1985 (5 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1986 (19 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1985 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Switzerland 10 of 1985, South Africa 13 of 1986, Italy 35 of 1985, Germany 55 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Brazil 84 of 1986, UK 87 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), RYM 199 of 1985
43 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe 1985 UK 1 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1985 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1985, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1985, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1985, Canada 4 - Sep 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Aug 1985 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), Australia 8 of 1985, Switzerland 15 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), Austria 16 - Oct 1985 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), Germany 19 - Oct 1985 (1 month), Poland 22 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), US Billboard 28 - Jul 1985 (14 weeks), KROQ 35 of 1985, OzNet 435
44 Glenn Frey The Heat is On 1985 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1984 (23 weeks), Norway 2 - Apr 1985 (13 weeks), Germany 4 - Apr 1985 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 5 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1985 (12 weeks), Springbok 7 - May 1985 (16 weeks), UK 12 - Feb 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 13 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 18 - May 1985 (2 weeks), US BB 20 of 1985, ARC 22 of 1985 (peak 2 14 weeks), Australia 22 of 1985, US Radio 26 of 1985 (peak 2 10 weeks), Holland 31 - Jun 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 49 of 1985, POP 58 of 1985, Brazil 74 of 1985
45 Bryan Adams Summer of '69 1985 Sweden 1 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1980s (1985), POP 4 of 1985, US Billboard 5 - Jun 1985 (17 weeks), Holland 5 - Aug 1990 (12 weeks), Belgium 7 - Sep 1990 (10 weeks), Canada 9 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), Norway 9 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Austria 20 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), US BB 25 of 1985, Poland 29 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 40 of all time, UK 42 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), US CashBox 64 of 1985, US Radio 64 of 1985 (peak 5 7 weeks), Scrobulate 88 of 80s, TheQ 130, OzNet 528, RYM 60 of 1985, Party 73 of 2007
46 The Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) 1985 UK 1 - Jul 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1985 (9 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1985 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1985, Sweden (alt) 2 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), Holland 4 - Aug 1985 (12 weeks), Germany 4 - Aug 1985 (3 months), Springbok 6 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Apr 1991 (14 weeks), Belgium 7 - Aug 1985 (9 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1985 (1 week), Canada 11 - Aug 1985 (12 weeks), Austria 13 - Sep 1985 (3 weeks), US Billboard 22 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), RYM 70 of 1985
47 Bruce Springsteen I'm On Fire 1985 Holland 1 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1985, Belgium 2 - Jul 1985 (10 weeks), Poland 4 - Jul 1985 (7 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jun 1985 (14 weeks), UK 5 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Feb 1985 (20 weeks), France 10 - May 1985 (1 week), Austria 10 - Jul 1985 (2 weeks), Canada 12 - Mar 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 15 - May 1985 (14 weeks), Germany 19 - Jun 1985 (2 months), Sweden (alt) 20 - Jul 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1985, US Radio 72 of 1985 (peak 6 7 weeks), Europe 76 of the 1980s (1985), WXPN 791, OzNet 804, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), RYM 26 of 1985
48 Phil Collins Sussudio 1985 US Billboard 1 - May 1985 (17 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1985 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1990), Norway 6 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 6 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), Canada 7 - May 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Feb 1985 (9 weeks), UK 12 - Jan 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 12 - Jan 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Feb 1985 (6 weeks), ARC 21 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 22 - Feb 1985 (2 months), US CashBox 23 of 1985, Poland 23 - Feb 1985 (6 weeks), US Radio 27 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), KROQ 27 of 1985, Italy 45 of 1985
49 Modern Talking You're My Heart You're My Soul 1985 Austria 1 - Mar 1985 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1985 (22 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1985 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1985 (5 months), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1985, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1985, France 2 - Feb 1985 (2 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jul 1985 (24 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Sweden 3 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Apr 1985 (18 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1985, Norway 3 - Apr 1985 (15 weeks), Holland 4 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP in Jul 1998), South Africa 7 of 1985, Germany 26 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), UK 56 - Jun 1985 (13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 121 of the 1980s (peak 3, 30 weeks, 715k sales estimated, 1985)
50 Katrina & The Waves Walking On Sunshine 1985 Canada 3 - May 1985 (15 weeks), POP 5 of 1985, US BB 6 of 1985, UK 8 - Apr 1985 (13 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Mar 1985 (21 weeks), Sweden 9 - May 1985 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 12 - May 1985 (8 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Jun 1985 (7 weeks), Australia 21 of 1985, Poland 23 - Jun 1985 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 30 of happy, US CashBox 80 of 1985, US Radio 82 of 1985 (peak 9 7 weeks), KROQ 89 of 1985, OzNet 112, Acclaimed 2359 (1985), RYM 39 of 1985
51 Billy Ocean Loverboy 1985 Springbok 1 - Mar 1985 (22 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1985, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), France 2 - Dec 1984 (2 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jan 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 5 - Jan 1985 (13 weeks), Austria 6 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Sweden 7 - Mar 1985 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Germany 13 - Feb 1985 (2 months), UK 15 - Jan 1985 (10 weeks), ARC 19 of 1985 (peak 2 15 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1985, US Radio 38 of 1985 (peak 2 9 weeks)
52 The Eurythmics Would I Lie to You? 1985 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1985, Canada 2 - May 1985 (13 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1985 (19 weeks), Poland 6 - May 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - May 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 10 - May 1985 (6 weeks), Australia 10 of 1985, UK 17 - Apr 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 19 - Apr 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 21 - May 1985 (5 weeks), Holland 23 - May 1985 (6 weeks), ARC 44 of 1985 (peak 3 13 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1985, KROQ 61 of 1985, US Radio 76 of 1985 (peak 5 8 weeks), OzNet 650, RYM 123 of 1985
53 Bruce Springsteen Glory Days 1985 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1985 (18 weeks), POP 6 of 1985, US BB 13 of 1985, Canada 14 - Jul 1985 (7 weeks), Belgium 14 - Sep 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden 16 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), UK 17 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Holland 17 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), Austria 28 - Sep 1985 (1 week), ARC 47 of 1985 (peak 4 13 weeks), US Radio 58 of 1985 (peak 5 8 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1985, TheQ 413, Acclaimed 1890 (1984), RYM 51 of 1985
54 Ashford & Simpson Solid 1985 New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1985, Germany 2 - Feb 1985 (4 months), UK 3 - Nov 1984 (22 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jan 1985 (10 weeks), Austria 4 - Mar 1985 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Apr 1985 (13 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), France 6 - Jan 1985 (1 week), Canada 8 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden 9 - Feb 1985 (5 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Nov 1984 (23 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks), POP 54 of 1985, US Radio 104 of 1985 (peak 12 6 weeks), Germany 241 of the 1980s (peak 2 11 weeks)
55 Sade The Sweetest Taboo 1985 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1985 (21 weeks), US BB 9 of 1986, Belgium 10 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), POP 10 of 1986, Holland 14 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), Poland 19 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Canada 23 - Jan 1986 (3 weeks), Austria 24 - Dec 1985 (1 week), UK 31 - Oct 1985 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 32 of soul, Brazil 43 of 1986, US Radio 63 of 1986 (peak 5 7 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1986, RYM 124 of 1985
56 The Commodores Nightshift 1985 Holland 1 - Feb 1985 (15 weeks), Belgium 2 - Mar 1985 (13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1985 (18 weeks), UK 3 - Jan 1985 (14 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1985 (22 weeks), Canada 3 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 1985 (3 months), Austria 5 - Apr 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 14 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1985, US CashBox 46 of 1985, US Radio 46 of 1985 (peak 3 8 weeks), Germany 291 of the 1980s (peak 4 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1985)
57 John Cougar Mellencamp Small Town 1985 ASCAP song of 1985, Canada 5 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Nov 1985 (17 weeks), POP 29 of 1985, ARC 46 of 1986 (peak 4 13 weeks), UK 53 - Jan 1986 (6 weeks), US Radio 66 of 1985 (peak 6 7 weeks), Scrobulate 73 of americana, US CashBox 91 of 1986, OzNet 518, RYM 67 of 1985
58 Jan Hammer Miami Vice Theme 1985 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1985 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1985 (10 weeks), Austria 4 - Mar 1987 (3 weeks), UK 5 - Oct 1985 (11 weeks), Germany 6 - Jan 1987 (3 months), Switzerland 8 - Feb 1987 (9 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1985, Belgium 13 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Holland 23 - Jan 1986 (6 weeks), US Radio 25 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), ARC 26 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1985), RYM 112 of 1985
59 Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better 1985 UK 1 - Oct 1984 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1984, Australia 1 for 1 week - Apr 1985, Holland 2 - Nov 1984 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Dec 1984 (13 weeks), Springbok 4 - Mar 1985 (13 weeks), Australia 9 of 1985, Sweden 13 - Nov 1984 (3 weeks), Germany 20 - Jan 1985 (2 months), Italy 55 of 1985, Brazil 59 of 1985, RYM 188 of 1984
60 Chicago You're the Inspiration 1985 Sweden 2 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1984 (21 weeks), Canada 4 - Jan 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 6 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), UK 14 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), US BB 21 of 1985, POP 24 of 1985, US CashBox 35 of 1985, Holland 36 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), US Radio 39 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 50 of 1985 (peak 3 12 weeks), Brazil 81 of 1984, Party 187 of 2007
61 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill 1985 UK 3 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1985 (3 months), Canada 4 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), Holland 6 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 6 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), France 8 - Aug 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 10 - Sep 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden 20 - Aug 1985 (1 week), Austria 21 - Nov 1985 (2 weeks), Poland 22 - Sep 1985 (4 weeks), US Billboard 30 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), KROQ 37 of 1985, Scrobulate 50 of 80s, POP 55 of 1985, Germany 286 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), Acclaimed 473 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), RYM 2 of 1985
62 Prince Raspberry Beret 1985 US Billboard 2 - May 1985 (17 weeks), Canada 6 - May 1985 (10 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1985, Sweden 17 - May 1985 (2 weeks), Holland 19 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), UK 25 - Jul 1985 (9 weeks), Belgium 27 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), US Radio 30 of 1985 (peak 2 9 weeks), ARC 33 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), Poland 34 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), KROQ 87 of 1985, Vinyl Surrender 184 (1985), Acclaimed 1482 (1985), RYM 13 of 1985
63 DeBarge Rhythm of the Night 1985 Canada 2 - Mar 1985 (13 weeks), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'The Last Dragon') (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Feb 1985 (22 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1985 (15 weeks), Holland 4 - Apr 1985 (11 weeks), Springbok 5 - May 1985 (15 weeks), Belgium 7 - Apr 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden 20 - Apr 1985 (1 week), Germany 22 - Jun 1985 (1 month), Switzerland 24 - Jun 1985 (5 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1985, US Radio 35 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 45 of 1985 (peak 3 13 weeks)
64 Modern Talking Cheri Cheri Lady 1985 Austria 1 - Oct 1985 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1985 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Sep 1985 (4 months), Europe 1 for 1 week - Nov 1985, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1985, Sweden 2 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), France 3 - Sep 1985 (2 weeks), Belgium 3 - Sep 1985 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Holland 10 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Springbok 13 - Jan 1986 (10 weeks), Switzerland 21 of 1985, Italy 57 of 1985, Germany 92 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks)
65 The Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance 1985 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, Canada 3 - Jan 1985 (12 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Nov 1984 (22 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden 16 - Feb 1985 (2 weeks), Australia 17 of 1985, Austria 22 - May 1985 (1 week), Belgium 26 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Germany 28 - May 1985 (1 month), UK 31 - Jan 1985 (7 weeks), Holland 36 - Apr 1985 (3 weeks), ARC 46 of 1985 (peak 4 14 weeks), US Radio 49 of 1985 (peak 6 9 weeks), US CashBox 91 of 1985, OzNet 655
66 Madonna Dress You Up 1985 Belgium 4 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), UK 5 - Dec 1985 (13 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Aug 1985 (16 weeks), Holland 5 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1985 (4 weeks), France 7 - Dec 1985 (1 week), Poland 10 - Jan 1986 (13 weeks), Canada 11 - Sep 1985 (7 weeks), Switzerland 20 - Nov 1985 (5 weeks), US BB 30 of 1985, Germany 34 - Oct 1985 (1 month), POP 42 of 1985, US CashBox 61 of 1985, US Radio 74 of 1985 (peak 5 7 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1985), RYM 93 of 1985
67 Madonna Angel 1985 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1985, Australia 2 of 1985, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1985), UK 5 - Sep 1985 (12 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1985 (17 weeks), Canada 9 - May 1985 (8 weeks), France 9 - Jun 1985 (1 week), Sweden 10 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Jun 1985 (7 weeks), Belgium 18 - May 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 58 of 1985, US Radio 70 of 1985 (peak 5 8 weeks), RYM 71 of 1985
68 Howard Jones Things Can Only Get Better 1985 Sweden 1 - Feb 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1985 (23 weeks), UK 6 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Poland 8 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), France 9 - Feb 1985 (1 week), Canada 11 - May 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 17 - Mar 1985 (5 weeks), US Radio 56 of 1985 (peak 5 9 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1985, KROQ 62 of 1985, Italy 66 of 1985, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), RYM 169 of 1985
69 Dire Straits So Far Away 1985 Poland 1 - May 1985 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - May 1985 (11 weeks), Springbok 5 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Switzerland 6 - May 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - May 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 17 - May 1985 (3 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Mar 1986 (14 weeks), UK 20 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), Canada 20 - Jan 1986 (4 weeks), Holland 31 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 49 of soft rock, Brazil 61 of 1986, US Radio 145 of 1986 (peak 19 1 week), RYM 102 of 1985
70 Power Station Some Like it Hot 1985 Canada 4 - Mar 1985 (9 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), Belgium 7 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks), Springbok 10 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 11 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Holland 13 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Apr 1985 (7 weeks), UK 14 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Austria 21 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks), Germany 25 - Apr 1985 (2 months), US BB 35 of 1985, KROQ 42 of 1985, US CashBox 54 of 1985, US Radio 59 of 1985 (peak 6 8 weeks), Italy 67 of 1985
71 David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group This is Not America 1985 Holland 1 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Feb 1985 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1985 (7 weeks), Austria 6 - Mar 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Mar 1985 (12 weeks), Germany 6 - Mar 1985 (3 months), Sweden 7 - Feb 1985 (6 weeks), UK 14 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Canada 16 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks), Italy 26 of 1985, US Billboard 32 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), KROQ 102 of 1985, Germany 254 of the 1980s (peak 5 13 weeks), RYM 45 of 1985
72 Talking Heads Road to Nowhere 1985 MTV Video of the year 1986 (Nominated), Germany 5 - Jan 1986 (4 months), UK 6 - Oct 1985 (16 weeks), Springbok 6 - Dec 1985 (17 weeks), Belgium 7 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Holland 8 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Austria 9 - Jan 1986 (3 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Dec 1985 (9 weeks), Poland 23 - Sep 1985 (3 weeks), KROQ 41 of 1985, Scrobulate 74 of 80s, Virgin 95, Acclaimed 1606 (1985), RYM 33 of 1985
73 Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 1985 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1985 (18 weeks), Canada 4 - Jun 1985 (14 weeks), Sweden 7 - Jun 1985 (3 weeks), Poland 11 - Jun 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 12 - Jun 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Jul 1985 (8 weeks), KROQ 20 of 1985, UK 26 - Jun 1985 (7 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1985, ARC 28 of 1985 (peak 2 13 weeks), US Radio 32 of 1985 (peak 3 10 weeks), Italy 33 of 1985, Holland 35 - Jun 1985 (5 weeks), RYM 182 of 1985
74 Aretha Franklin Freeway of Love 1985 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 12 - Aug 1985 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 16 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), Sweden 20 - Aug 1985 (1 week), Belgium 26 - Aug 1985 (1 week), POP 27 of 1985, Holland 31 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1985, US Radio 41 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 42 of 1985 (peak 3 13 weeks), UK 51 - Jul 1985 (10 weeks), nuTsie 99 of 1980s, RYM 128 of 1985
75 Mick Jagger Just Another Night 1985 Canada 3 - Jan 1985 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - Feb 1985 (11 weeks), Norway 4 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 6 - Feb 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 6 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Feb 1985 (14 weeks), Austria 17 - Apr 1985 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Poland 17 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden 18 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Germany 19 - Mar 1985 (2 months), KROQ 25 of 1985, UK 32 - Feb 1985 (6 weeks), US CashBox 92 of 1985, Italy 97 of 1985, US Radio 106 of 1985 (peak 12 5 weeks)
76 Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes 1985 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1985 (17 weeks), UK 6 - Oct 1984 (13 weeks), Belgium 7 - Nov 1984 (13 weeks), Holland 10 - Nov 1984 (9 weeks), Canada 12 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden 13 - Oct 1984 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Oct 1984 (4 weeks), Springbok 18 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Austria 22 - Jan 1985 (1 week), Switzerland 30 - Jan 1985 (1 week), Poland 38 - Jan 1984 (3 weeks), US Radio 65 of 1985 (peak 5 8 weeks), US CashBox 70 of 1985, Brazil 78 of 1985
77 Tears For Fears Head Over Heels 1985 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), Poland 6 - Jul 1985 (10 weeks), Canada 8 - Aug 1985 (10 weeks), France 9 - Jul 1985 (1 week), UK 12 - Jun 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 13 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), Belgium 18 - Jul 1985 (2 weeks), KROQ 21 of 1985, US CashBox 28 of 1985, US Radio 44 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), Scrobulate 48 of 80s, OzNet 715, RYM 57 of 1985
78 Depeche Mode Shake the Disease 1985 Poland 1 - Dec 1985 (17 weeks), KROQ 1 of 1985, Sweden 2 - May 1985 (7 weeks), Germany 4 - May 1985 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 5 - May 1985 (14 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), France 8 - May 1985 (1 week), UK 18 - May 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 24 of 1985, Belgium 24 - May 1985 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 91 of new wave, Germany 397 of the 1980s (peak 4 9 weeks), RYM 24 of 1985
79 David Lee Roth California Girls 1985 Canada 2 - Jan 1985 (14 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1985 (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1985 (16 weeks), US BB 5 of 1985, US CashBox 33 of 1985, POP 46 of 1985, US Radio 54 of 1985 (peak 3 7 weeks), UK 68 - Feb 1985 (7 weeks)
80 Marillion Kayleigh 1985 Poland 1 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), UK 2 - May 1985 (14 weeks), France 2 - Jun 1985 (3 weeks), Germany 7 - Jun 1985 (4 months), Norway 8 - Jul 1985 (5 weeks), Europe 9 of the 1980s (1985), Holland 16 - Jul 1985 (8 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Jul 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden 20 - Jun 1985 (1 week), Poland 35 of all time, Scrobulate 69 of progressive rock, POP 73 of 1985, US Billboard 74 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), RYM 31 of 1985
81 Freddie Mercury I Was Born to Love You 1985 Springbok 4 - Aug 1985 (12 weeks), UK 11 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), Poland 20 - May 1985 (5 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 21 of 2004 (peak 5 19 weeks), Germany 22 - May 1985 (2 months), Switzerland 24 - May 1985 (4 weeks), Austria 27 - Jun 1985 (1 week), Holland 34 - May 1985 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 40 - Mar 1996 (5 weeks), Brazil 44 of 1985, US Billboard 76 - Apr 1985 (4 weeks)
82 Midge Ure If I Was 1985 UK 1 - Sep 1985 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1985, Germany 2 - Oct 1985 (3 months), France 4 - Dec 1985 (2 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1985 (5 weeks), Austria 6 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 8 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Holland 16 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), Canada 28 - Jan 1986 (2 weeks), Germany 364 of the 1980s (peak 2 8 weeks), OzNet 404, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1985)
83 King Love & Pride 1985 UK 2 - May 1984 (18 weeks), Holland 2 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), France 2 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 2 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1985), Springbok 7 - Apr 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden 9 - Feb 1985 (4 weeks), Germany 12 - Mar 1985 (2 months), KROQ 16 of 1985, Austria 26 - Apr 1985 (2 weeks), US Billboard 55 - Jul 1985 (11 weeks), Italy 78 of 1985, RYM 116 of 1985
84 Arcadia Election Day 1985 Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1985, Canada 5 - Nov 1985 (10 weeks), Italy 5 of 1985, US Billboard 6 - Oct 1985 (15 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1985 (8 weeks), Norway 7 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 13 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Holland 14 - Nov 1985 (7 weeks), Poland 17 - Dec 1985 (11 weeks), Switzerland 18 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), KROQ 36 of 1985, US Radio 62 of 1985 (peak 6 8 weeks), RYM 76 of 1985
85 Glenn Frey You Belong To The City 1985 Poland 1 - Oct 1985 (15 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Sep 1985 (20 weeks), Canada 3 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), France 7 - Oct 1985 (1 week), Sweden 18 - Dec 1985 (1 week), US Radio 31 of 1985 (peak 2 9 weeks), ARC 32 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1985, UK 94 - Nov 1985 (1 week), RYM 184 of 1985
86 Falco Vienna Calling 1985 Poland 2 - Nov 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden 3 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Austria 4 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), Germany 7 - Oct 1985 (3 months), France 9 - May 1986 (1 week), UK 10 - May 1986 (9 weeks), Canada 11 - Mar 1986 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 14 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jul 1986 (3 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Apr 1986 (14 weeks), KROQ 50 of 1985, US Radio 138 of 1986 (peak 18 3 weeks), Germany 381 of the 1980s (peak 4 10 weeks)
87 Animotion Obsession 1985 UK 5 - May 1985 (13 weeks), France 5 - May 1985 (1 week), US Billboard 6 - Jan 1985 (24 weeks), Canada 6 - Apr 1985 (11 weeks), Springbok 9 - Jul 1985 (11 weeks), Germany 14 - May 1985 (3 months), Sweden 15 - May 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 24 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks), Austria 30 - Jul 1985 (1 week), KROQ 32 of 1984, US CashBox 53 of 1985, US Radio 63 of 1985 (peak 6 8 weeks)
88 Sister Sledge Frankie 1985 UK 1 - May 1985 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1985, Belgium 2 - Jul 1985 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), Springbok 5 - Sep 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 9 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 11 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), Sweden (alt) 14 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), Germany 15 - Aug 1985 (2 months), US Billboard 75 - Jun 1985 (8 weeks), UKMIX 440
89 Corey Hart Never Surrender 1985 Canada 1 - Jun 1985 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1985, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1985 (20 weeks), Sweden 12 - Aug 1985 (4 weeks), ARC 39 of 1985 (peak 2 13 weeks), US Radio 40 of 1985 (peak 3 9 weeks), US CashBox 45 of 1985
90 The Thompson Twins Lay Your Hands On Me 1985 France 3 - Dec 1984 (1 week), Canada 5 - Sep 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), Sweden 7 - Dec 1984 (6 weeks), UK 13 - Dec 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Feb 1985 (6 weeks), KROQ 58 of 1985, US Radio 73 of 1985 (peak 6 8 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1985, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), RYM 92 of 1984
91 Godley & Creme Cry 1985 Canada 1 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1986 (Nominated), Holland 8 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), Austria 12 - Jul 1985 (2 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Jul 1985 (17 weeks), Germany 17 - May 1985 (2 months), UK 19 - Mar 1985 (17 weeks), Belgium 24 - Jun 1985 (3 weeks), US Radio 127 of 1985 (peak 16 5 weeks), RYM 64 of 1985
92 Mary Jane Girls In My House 1985 Holland 6 - May 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Mar 1985 (22 weeks), Canada 7 - Jun 1985 (12 weeks), Belgium 8 - May 1985 (9 weeks), US BB 37 of 1985, US CashBox 44 of 1985, POP 45 of 1985, US Radio 67 of 1985 (peak 7 9 weeks), UK 77 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), RYM 141 of 1985
93 Kool & The Gang Fresh 1985 Belgium 8 - Dec 1984 (12 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Mar 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 10 - Jul 1985 (10 weeks), UK 11 - Nov 1984 (12 weeks), US BB 22 of 1985, Holland 34 - Jan 1985 (4 weeks), POP 63 of 1985, US Radio 92 of 1985 (peak 9 7 weeks), US CashBox 95 of 1985, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1985)
94 Dead Or Alive Lover Come Back to Me 1985 France 2 - May 1985 (2 weeks), Springbok 3 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), Switzerland 5 - May 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 9 - May 1985 (5 weeks), Belgium 9 - May 1985 (7 weeks), UK 11 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), South Africa 18 of 1985, Holland 30 - May 1985 (4 weeks), KROQ 59 of 1985, POP 74 of 1985, US Billboard 75 - Sep 1985 (7 weeks), RYM 125 of 1985
95 Bryan Adams Run to You 1985 Canada 3 - Nov 1984 (18 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Nov 1984 (18 weeks), France 8 - Nov 1984 (1 week), UK 11 - Jan 1985 (13 weeks), Holland 14 - May 1985 (8 weeks), Poland 21 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 21 - May 1985 (4 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1985, US Radio 68 of 1985 (peak 6 7 weeks), TheQ 412, OzNet 798, RYM 123 of 1984
96 Billy Ocean Suddenly 1985 UK 4 - May 1985 (14 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1985 (22 weeks), Canada 10 - Jun 1985 (10 weeks), Sweden 14 - May 1985 (2 weeks), Holland 23 - Jun 1985 (7 weeks), US BB 28 of 1985, US CashBox 47 of 1985, US Radio 57 of 1985 (peak 4 9 weeks), POP 69 of 1985
97 Bryan Adams & Tina Turner It's Only Love 1985 Sweden 1 - Feb 1986 (4 weeks), Canada 3 - Nov 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 14 - Dec 1985 (1 week), US Billboard 15 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Dec 1985 (9 weeks), Holland 20 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), UK 29 - Nov 1985 (8 weeks), Austria 30 - Feb 1986 (1 week), Brazil 92 of 1986, US Radio 123 of 1986 (peak 15 4 weeks)
98 Pat Benatar Invincible 1985 France 3 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), Canada 6 - Aug 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 8 - Oct 1985 (7 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jul 1985 (17 weeks), Sweden 14 - Oct 1985 (2 weeks), Holland 18 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), POP 51 of 1985, UK 53 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), US CashBox 81 of 1985, US Radio 93 of 1985 (peak 10 6 weeks), RYM 88 of 1985
99 U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1985 France 1 - May 1985 (3 weeks), Poland 1 - Apr 1985 (24 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1985, UK 6 - May 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 8 - May 1985 (9 weeks), Sweden 8 - May 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 12 - May 1985 (6 weeks), Europe 58 of the 1980s (1985), Poland 80 of all time, WXPN 501, RYM 23 of 1985
100 Whitney Houston You Give Good Love 1985 US Billboard 3 - May 1985 (21 weeks), Canada 4 - Jul 1985 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1995), US CashBox 25 of 1985, POP 37 of 1985, US Radio 45 of 1985 (peak 3 10 weeks), UK 93 - Aug 1985 (1 week)

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17 Aug 2012

Global sales (cont.)

It's not a question of "today's bad number."

The only songs with exaggerated sales on the Wikipedia list are the ones in the "15 million copies or more" section (except for "Candle in the Wind"), "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "My Humps", "Hips Don't Lie", "Wind of Change" and "Crazy in Love".

Pretty much all of the 180 remaining singles on the list DO have reliable sales, especially the digital singles.

It is true that we have, perhaps unfairly, dismissed the whole set of figures based on the first few, obviously bad, values.


2 Jul 2012

Global sales

I was just wondering if you could tell us where the sales you mention come from, like the "Global 4 (20 M sold)" for "We Are the World" or "Global 33 (5 M sold)" for "Take on Me".

If they come from Wikipedia, the sales are QUITE out of date. I have personally edited the page over 200 times and I have only just added "Take on Me" back to the list.

You could take a look at it as it is likely more reliable and useful now (though it will never be complete) than it was when "Take on Me" was in 33rd place.

All the sources are listed in the "Song Charts" page. The data you mention was so unreliable that we have never used it for scoring tracks.

It seems to us that the sales numbers quoted on Wikipedia have always been subjected to the exageration of fans (especially for certain acts). You are right we should remove the listing we have, but replacing yesterday's bad number for today's doesn't sound attractive.


19 Jul 2010

Is it yours too

Very nice site!


12 Jul 2009

I believe song "Rhythm of the Night" was credited by Debarge in most countries. It was a the name of family band. El Debarge (the lead singer) became a solo act shortly after.

You are correct, the confusion between El DeBarge (the solo artist) and DeBarge (the family group) has now been fixed in the source data.

The original issue came from an automatic script that identified group names like "Beatles" and "The Beatles" and proposed a merger between them (it assumed that "El DeBarge" and "DeBarge" were two variants names of the same group). Unfortunately this was accepted by the checker (who was reviewing hundreds of such entries).

Thanks for the correction.


12 Jul 2009

I believe the song "Rhythm of the Night" was credited by Debarge in most countries. It was a the name of family band. El Debarge (the lead singer) became a solo act shortly after.

You are correct, the confusion between El DeBarge (the solo artist) and DeBarge (the family group) has now been fixed in the source data.

The original issue came from an automatic script that identified group names like "Beatles" and "The Beatles" and proposed a merger between them (it assumed that "El DeBarge" and "DeBarge" were two variants names of the same group). Unfortunately this was accepted by the checker (who was reviewing hundreds of such entries).

Thanks for the correction.