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RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1985 PDF Print E-mail
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Aug 20, 2017 at 05:29 PM
RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1985*

Pos.-Title-Artist-Label-Peak Month 
  1 CRAZY FOR YOU-MADONNA-GEFFEN-MAY 
  2 I CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING-REO SPEEDWAGON-EPIC-March
  3 SAY YOU,SAY ME-LIONEL RICHIE-MOTOWN-December
  4 TAKE ON ME-A-HA-Warner Brothers-October
  5 THE POWER OF LOVE-HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS-Chrysalis-August
  6 CARELESS WHISPER-WHAM!-Columbia-February
  7 ST.ELMO'S FIRE-JOHN PARR-Atlantic-August
  8 BROKEN WINGS-Mr. Mister-RCA-December
  9 SEPARATE LIVES-Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin-Atlantic-November
 10 MONEY FOR NOTHING-Dire Straits-Warner Brothers-September
 11 I Want To Know What Love Is-Foreigner-Atlantic-January
 12 Everything She Wants-Wham!-Columbia-May
 13 Everytime You Go Away-Paul Young-Columbia-July
 14 We Are The World-USA For Africa-Columbia-April
 15 Part Time Lover-Stevie Wonder-Tamla-October
 16 Sussudio-Phil Collins-Atlantic-June
 17 Don't You(Forget About Me)-Simple Minds-A&M-May
 18 Raspberry Beret-Prince & The Revolution-Paisley Park-July
 19 Everybody Wants To Rule The World-Tears For Fears-Polygram-June
 20 One More Night-Phil Collins-Atlantic-March
 21 Alive And Kicking-Simple Minds-A&M-December
 22 A View To A Kill-Duran Duran-Capitol-July
 23 We Built This City-Starship-Grunt-November
 24 Material Girl-Madonna-Sire-March
 25 Heaven-Bryan Adams-A&M-June
 26 Shout-Tears For Fears-Polygram-August
 27 Don't Lose My Number-Phil Collins-Atlantic-August
 28 Miami Vice Theme-Jon Hammer-MCA-October
 29 Head Over Heels-Tears For Fears-Polygram-October
 30 Easy Lover-Phil Collins & Philip Bailey-Columbia-January
 31 Party All The Time-Eddie Murphy-Columbia-December
 32 Loverboy-Billy Ocean-Jive-February 
 33 We Don't Need Another Hero(Thunderdome)-Tina Turner-Capitol-August
 34 You Belong To The City-Glenn Frey-MCA-November
 35 Never Surrender-Corey Hart-EMI America-August 
 36 Rhythm Of The Night-Debarge-Motown-April
 37 California Girls-David Lee Roth-Warner Brothers-March
 38 You're The Inspiration-Chicago-Full Moon-January
 39 Saving All My Love For You-Whitney Houston-Arista-October
 40 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free-Sting-A&M-July
 41 The Heat Is On-Glenn Frey-MCA-February
 42 Cherish-Kool & The Gang-De Lite-September
 43 Summer Of '69-Bryan Adams-A&M-August
 44 Things Can Only Get Better-Howard Jones-Elektra-June
 45 Oh Sheila-Ready For The World-MCA-October
 46 Glory Days-Bruce Sringsteen-Columbia-July
 47 Lovergirl-Teena Marie-Epic-March
 48 Neutron Dance-Pointer Sisters-Planet-February
 49 Lonely 'Ol Night-John Cougar Mellencamp-Riva-October
 50 Angel-Madonna-Sire-June
 51 The Search Is Over-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-June
 52 Dress You Up-Madonna-Sire-September
 53 Too Late For Goodbyes-Julian Lennon-Atlantic-March
 54 Axel F-Harold Faltemeyer-MCA-May
 55 Never-Heart-Capitol-November
 56 Freeway Of Love-Aretha Franklin-Arista-August
 57 Freedom-Wham!-Columbia-September
 58 Lay Your Hands On Me-Thompson Twins-Arista-November
 59 Nightshift-Commodores-Motown-April
 60 Small Town-John Cogar Mellencamp-Riva-December
 61 Method Of Modern Love-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-February
 62 Fortress Around Your Heart-Sting-A&M-October
 63 You Give Good Love-Whitney Houston-Arista-July
 64 Suddenly-Billy Ocean-Jive-May
 65 Pop Life-Prince & Revolution-Paisley Park-September
 66 One Night In Bangkok-Murray Head-RCA-April
 67 All She Wants To Do Is Dance-Don Henley-Warner Brothers-April
 68 Boys Of Summer-Don Henley-Warner Brothers-January
 69 Sleeping Bag-ZZ Top-Warner Brothers-December
 70 I'm On Fire-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-April
 71 Smooth Operator-Sade-Portrait-May
 72 Tonight She Comes-Cars-Elektra-December
 73 I Miss You-Klymaxx-Constellation-December
 74 Election Day-Arcadia-Capitol-December
 75 Obsession-Animotion-Mercury-April
 76 Voices Carry-'Til Tuesday-Epic-July
 77 Would I Lie To You?-Eurythmics-RCA-June
 78 Into The Groove-Madonna-Sire-June
 79 Some Like It Hot-Power Station-Capitol-May
 80 Only The Young-Journey-Geffen-March
 81 In My House-Mary Jane Girls-Gordy-June
 82 Along Comes A Woman-Chicago-Full Moon-April
 83 The Old Man Down The Road-John Fogerty-Warner Brothers-February
 84 Dancing In The Street-Mick Jagger & David Bowie-EMI America-September
 85 High On You-Survivor-Scotti Brothers-March
 86 I Would Die 4 U-Prince-Warner Brothers-January
 87 Who's Zoomin' Who-Aretha Franklin-Arista-November
 88 You're Only Human(Second Wind)-Billy Joel-Columbia-August
 89 Who's Holding Donna Now-Debarge-Gordy-August
 90 Walking On Sunshine-Katrina & The Waves-Capitol-June
 91 Invincible(Theme From Billie Jean)-Pat Benatar-Crysalis-August
 92 Misled-Kool & Gang-De-Lite-February
 93 Sentimental Street-Night Ranger-MCA-July
 94 That Was Yesterday-Foreigner-Atlantic-April
 95 Get It On(Bang A Gong)-Power Station-Capitol-July
 96 Be Near Me-ABC-Polygram-October
 97 Just Another Night-Mick Jagger-Columbia-March
 98 Somebody-Bryan Adams-A&M-March
 99 I'm Goin' Down-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-October
100 People Are People-Depeche Mode-Sire-July
101 Perfect Way-Scritti Politti-Warner Brothers-December
102 One Night Love Affair-Bryan Adams-A&M-October
103 The Goonies ?R? Good Enough-Cyndi Lauper-Portrait-June
104 Fresh-Kool & The Gang-De Lite-May 
105 Foolish Heart-Steve Perry-Columbia-January
106 Save A Prayer-Duran Duran-Capitol-March
107 Relax-Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Island-March
108 Lovin? Every Minute Of It-Loverboy-Columbia-October
109 Sugar Walls-Sheena Easton-EMI America-February
110 Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody-David Lee Roth-May
111 Private Dancer-Tina Turner-Capitol-March
112 Dare Me-Pointer Sisters-Planet-September
113 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down-Paul Young-Columbia-October
114 One Of The Living-Tina Turner-Capitol-November
115 Jamie-Ray Parker,Jr.-Arista-January
116 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)-Dead Or Alive-August
117 Keeping The Faith-Billy Joel-Columbia-March
118 Sunset Grill-Don Henley-Warner Brothers-October
119 What About Love?-Heart-Capitol-August
120 Mr.Telephone Man-New Edition-MCA-February
121 You Are My Lady-Freddie Jackson-Capitol-November
122 Tough All Over-John Cafferty & Beaver Brown Band-Scotti Brothers-May
123 Wrap Her Up-Elton John-Geffen-December
124 Life In One Day-Howard Jones-Elektra-August
125 Operator-Midnight Star-Solar-February
126A Missing You-Diana Ross-RCA-April
126B Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid  Hall & Oates-RCA-April
128 Love Light In Flight-Stevie Wonder-Motown-January
129 Jungle Love-The Time-Warner Brothers-February
130 Cry-Godley & Creme-Polydor-September
131 Smokin' In The Boys Room-Motley Crue-Elektra-July
132 Take Me With U  Prince & The Revolution-Warner Brothers-March
133 Smuggler's Blues-Glenn Frey-MCA-May
134 Love Is The Seventh Wave-Sting-A&M-November
135 One Lonely Night-REO Speedwagon-Epic-May
136 Say You're Wrong-Julian Lennon-Atlantic-May
137A Love Theme From "St.Elmo's Fire"-David Foster-Atlantic-November
137B Rock & Roll Girls-John Fogerty-Warner Brothers-March
139 C-I-T-Y-John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band-Scotti Brothers-August
140 Solid-Ashford & Simpson-Capitol-February
141 Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)-Kim Carnes-EMI America-June
142 Don't Come Around Here No More-Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-MCA-April
143 Forever Man-Eric Clapton-Duck-March
144 Naughty,Naughty-John Parr-Atlantic-March
145A Emergency-Kool & The Gang-De-Lite-December
145B Money Changes Everything-Cyndi Lauper-Portrait-January
147A Just As I Am-Air Supply-Arista-July
147B Rock Me Tonight(For Old Times Sake)-Freddie Jackson-Capitol-August
147C Shame-Motels-Capitol-August
147D State Of The Heart  Rick Springfield-RCA-August

*Here is how Duckhead calculated this chart from Radio and Record charts.

Points
Points for the yearly charts are calculated using inverse points from the weekly charts.
Each week, the # 1 song gets 20 points, the # 2 song gets 19 points, # 3 gets 18, and so on.
The # 20 song gets 1 point.
Each song's points are added up for each week to reach the total.
A song's entire chart run will be used for the yearly chart.
Songs appear on the yearly chart corresponding to the year they peak on the weekly charts.
Tie-Breakers
For songs that tie in points on the yearly charts, the following tie-breakers are used:
1. Most weeks at # 1
2. Most weeks at # 2
3. Most weeks at # 3
4. Most weeks at # 4
5. Etc.
If songs remain tied after all 20 tie-breakers, then they will be listed as tied on the yearly chart.
Tied songs appear in alphabetical order, and are marked by letters, for example: 99A and 99B.
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