Saturday, September 19, 2015

Counting down the Top 85 of '85: Bubbling Under Singles

I hope you enjoyed the countdown of my Top 85 of '85 series.  As I mentioned in each post, I started with the 404 singles that charted on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 chart in 1985, plus the 81 singles that only made the Bubbling Under Chart (101-110).  An initial pass through those lists narrowed it down to 107 before deciding on the final 85.  But what of those other 22 singles that made the first cut but weren't selected for the final list?  Here they are, in alphabetical order:
  • "Angel" by Madonna
  • "Big in Japan" by Alphaville
  • "The Bird" by The Time
  • "Cry" by Godley & Creme
  • "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie & Mick Jagger
  • "Find a Way" by Amy Grant
  • "Forever Young" by Alphaville
  • "I Just Wanna Hang Around You" by George Benson
  • "Life in One Day" by Howard Jones
  • "Like to Get to You Know the Well" by Howard Jones
  • "Misled" by Kool & The Gang
  • "Never You Done That" by General Public
  • "The Night is Still Young" by Billy Joel
  • "Not Enough Love in the World" by Don Henley
  • "People Are People" by Depeche Mode
  • "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge
  • "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat
  • "Some People" by Belouis Some
  • "Step by Step" by Jeff Lorber
  • "Through the Fire" by Chaka Khan
  • "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo
  • "You Wear It Well" by DeBarge


  1. Mmm, leftovers.

    Kind of disappointed to see "Cry" miss getting called up knowing your admiration of Trevor Horn's production.

  2. Hmmm, a couple really good dance party tunes in these leftovers. They easily would have made my top 85 list for that year.