Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1985
The Top Songs from 1985

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistSingleSample
1 219 Madonna
Into the Groove

2 475 Pet Shop Boys
West End Girls
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3 521 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Never Understand
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4 527 Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
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5 648 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Just Like Honey
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6 662 Doug E. Fresh
The Show

7 916 Simple Minds
Don't You (Forget About Me)

8 976 Robert Palmer
Addicted to Love

9 1025 The Cure
Inbetween Days
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10 1040 USA for Africa
We Are the World

11 1062 Hüsker Dü
Makes No Sense at All
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12 1070 Ramones
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg

13 1106 The Replacements
Bastards of Young
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14 1120 A-ha
Take on Me

15 1137 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
I Wonder if I Take You Home

16 1151 The Jesus and Mary Chain
You Trip Me Up
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17 1195 Double Dee & Steinski
The Payoff Mix/Lesson 2/Lesson 3 (Promo EP)

18 1261 LL Cool J
I Can't Live Without My Radio
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19 1324 The Cult
She Sells Sanctuary

20 1329 LL Cool J
Rock the Bells
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21 1346 Doug E. Fresh
La-Di-Da-Di

22 1360 Sonic Youth & Lydia Lunch
Death Valley '69
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23 1363 Tom Waits
Downtown Train
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24 1381 Wayne Smith
Under Me Sleng Teng

25 1400 The Waterboys
The Whole of the Moon
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26 1562 Prince and The Revolution
Raspberry Beret
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27 1644 Artists United Against Apartheid
Sun City
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28 1733 Tenor Saw
Ring the Alarm

29 1746 Madonna
Crazy for You

30 1752 Barrington Levy
Here I Come

31 1796 The Fall
Cruiser's Creek

32 1797 The Pogues
A Pair of Brown Eyes
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33 1815 Talking Heads
Road to Nowhere
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34 1849 The Commodores
Nightshift

35 1858 Whitney Houston
How Will I Know
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36 1983 Fine Young Cannibals
Johnny Come Home

37 1984 John Cougar Mellencamp
Small Town
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38 2018 Katrina and The Waves
Walking on Sunshine

39 2090 New Order
The Perfect Kiss
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40 2148 Grace Jones
Slave to the Rhythm

41 2216 Dire Straits
Money for Nothing
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42 2263 Schoolly D
P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)

43 2279 New Order
Love Vigilantes
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44 2291 Echo and the Bunnymen
Bring on the Dancing Horses

45 2299 Tears for Fears
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
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46 2305 Art of Noise
Moments in Love

47 2464 Schoolly D
Gucci Time

48 2485 The Smiths
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
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49 2560 Talking Heads
And She Was
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50 2565 ‘Til Tuesday
Voices Carry

51 2593 Pet Shop Boys
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
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52 2682 Beastie Boys
Rock Hard

53 2684 Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
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54 2852 Beastie Boys
She's On It

55 2879 Strafe
Set It Off

56 2953 Eurythmics
Would I Lie to You
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57 2967 Aretha Franklin
Freeway of Love
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58 2991 The Clash
This Is England

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Dream Academy
Life in a Northern Town

Billy Bragg
Between the Wars
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Huey Lewis and The News
The Power of Love

Les Rita Mitsouko
Marcia Baila

Tom Waits
Jockey Full of Bourbon
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Prefab Sprout
Appetite
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Eurythmics
There Must Be an Angel
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The Three Johns
Death of a European

Talking Heads
Stay Up Late
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Cameo
Single Life

Sting
If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free)
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Trouble Funk
Still Smokin'

Prince and The Revolution
Pop Life
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The Pogues
Dirty Old Town
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Hüsker Dü
I Apologize
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Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
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Hüsker Dü
Celebrated Summer
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Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah



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