Top Songs of 1985

RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 214 Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
2 223 Madonna
Into the Groove
3 373 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Just Like Honey
4 453 Pet Shop Boys
West End Girls
5 833 The Cure
In Between Days
6 925 Simple Minds
Don't You (Forget About Me)
7 1014 The Cure
Close to Me
8 1041 Prince and The Revolution
Raspberry Beret
9 1177 The Replacements
Bastards of Young
10 1186 Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
11 1212 The Waterboys
The Whole of the Moon
12 1248 LL Cool J
I Can't Live Without My Radio
13 1289 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Never Understand
14 1441 The Cult
She Sells Sanctuary
15 1477 Tears for Fears
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
16 1503 Talking Heads
Road to Nowhere
17 1560 The Smiths
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
18 1569 Doug E. Fresh
The Show
19 1672 Robert Palmer
Addicted to Love
20 1675 Wayne Smith
Under Me Sleng Teng
21 1805 Siouxsie and The Banshees
Cities in Dust
22 1807 Tom Waits
Jockey Full of Bourbon
23 1864 Tom Waits
Downtown Train
24 1892 Camper Van Beethoven
Take the Skinheads Bowling
25 2055 Grace Jones
Slave to the Rhythm
26 2107 New Order
The Perfect Kiss
27 2204 The Jesus and Mary Chain
You Trip Me Up
28 2236 Madonna
Crazy for You
29 2241 Whitney Houston
How Will I Know
30 2281 Faith No More
We Care a Lot
31 2354 Artists United Against Apartheid
Sun City
32 2426 Double Dee & Steinski
The Payoff Mix/Lesson 2/Lesson 3 (Promo EP)
33 2454 Barrington Levy
Here I Come
34 2526 Tom Waits
35 2577 Hüsker Dü
Makes No Sense at All
36 2580 ‘Til Tuesday
Voices Carry
37 2586 USA for Africa
We Are the World
38 2618 The Pogues
A Pair of Brown Eyes
39 2625 Kate Bush
40 2657 Fine Young Cannibals
Johnny Come Home
41 2722 Talk Talk
Life's What You Make It
42 2975 LL Cool J
Rock the Bells
43 2988 Echo and the Bunnymen
Bring On the Dancing Horses
44 2995 New Order
Love Vigilantes
45 2997 Tenor Saw
Ring the Alarm
46 3032 Dire Straits
Money for Nothing
47 3077 The Dream Academy
Life in a Northern Town
48 3172 The Pogues
Dirty Old Town
49 3201 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
50 3214 Ramones
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
51 3280 Talking Heads
And She Was
52 3312 John Cougar Mellencamp
Small Town
53 3359 Schoolly D
P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)
54 3418 Doug E. Fresh
55 3499 Hüsker Dü
Celebrated Summer
56 3599 R.E.M.
Driver 8
57 3619 Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
58 3633 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
I Wonder if I Take You Home
59 3737 Prince and The Revolution
Pop Life
60 3800 Prefab Sprout
61 3983 The Fall
Cruiser's Creek
62 4018 Eurythmics
Would I Lie to You?
63 4050 Randy Travis
On the Other Hand
64 4108 Scritti Politti
Perfect Way
65 4111 Beastie Boys
She's On It
66 4131 John Fogerty
67 4166 The Replacements
Here Comes a Regular
68 4233 Tears for Fears
Head Over Heels
69 4240 Strafe
Set It Off
70 4261 Prefab Sprout
Faron Young
71 4365 New Order
72 4445 Etienne Daho
Tombé pour la France
73 4470 Paul Hardcastle
74 4517 Soda Stereo
Cuando pase el temblor
75 4518 Billy Bragg
Between the Wars
76 4560 Beastie Boys
Rock Hard
77 4591 The Velvet Underground
Foggy Notion
78 4755 R.E.M.
Can't Get There from Here
79 4829 James Brown
Living in America
80 4856 The Cramps
Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
81 4880 Bryan Ferry
Slave to Love
82 4988 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Don't Come Around Here No More
83 5019 Hüsker Dü
I Apologize
84 5084 Sumo
La rubia tarada
85 5395 Duran Duran
A View to a Kill
86 5479 The Clash
This Is England
87 5691 Pet Shop Boys
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
88 5718 Bob Dylan
I'll Keep It with Mine
89 5763 Killing Joke
Love Like Blood
90 5874 Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
91 5922 Cameo
Single Life
92 5926 Renaud
Mistral Gagnant
93 5940 Redskins
Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
The Three Johns
Death of a European
Trouble Funk
Still Smokin'
The Cure
A Night Like This
Simply Red
Holding Back the Years
The Velvet Underground
Stephanie Says
The Fall
I Am Damo Suzuki
The Style Council
Walls Come Tumbling Down
There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
Miami Sound Machine
Einstürzende Neubauten
Anthony Red Rose
Primal Scream
All Fall Down
Suzanne Vega
Marlene on the Wall
The Replacements
Kiss Me on the Bus
Scritti Politti
The Word Girl
Lionel Richie
Say You Say Me
The Mighty Lemon Drops
Like an Angel
Schoolly D
Gucci Time
Boogie Boys
A Fly Girl
Mr. Mister
Broken Wings
Steve Arrington
Feel So Real
Talking Heads
Stay Up Late
Kate Bush
The Big Sky
The Sun Always Shines on TV
Rock Me Amadeus
Yeah Yeah Noh
Another Side to Mrs. Quill
The Pogues
Sally MacLennane
George Clinton
Do Fries Go with That Shake?
Everyday (Is Halloween)
Model 500
No UFO's
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Fito Páez
Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón
Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love for You
Fortress Around Your Heart
Aretha Franklin
Freeway of Love
Isley Jasper Isley
Caravan of Love
Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin
Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
Conway Brothers
Turn It Up
Billy Ocean
When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going
Sho Nuff Bump'n
Sheila E.
A Love Bizarre
The Sweetest Taboo
Psychic TV
Prince and The Revolution
Paisley Park
Working Week
Sweet Nothing
Robert Wyatt with The Swapo Singers
The Wind of Change
Paul Young
Every Time You Go Away
Stevie Wonder
Whitney Houston
The Greatest Love of All
Dionne Warwick and Friends
That's What Friends Are For
Huey Lewis and The News
The Power of Love