Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Counting down the Top 85 of '85: Singles #75 - 66

A breakdown of my top singles from 1985

Along Comes a Woman
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: April 20
Album: Chicago 17 (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10014
 Adult Contemporary25
 Mainstream Rock10

You're Only Human (Second Wind)
Billy Joel
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: August 31

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1009
 Adult Contemporary2
 Mainstream Rock26

Lovin' Every Minute of It
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: November 2
Album: Lovin' Every Minute Of It (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1009
 Mainstream Rock3

Weeks in Hot 100: 24
Peaked: May 4
Album: Animotion (Mercury)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1006

Glory Days
Bruce Springsteen
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: August 3
Album: Born in the U.S.A. (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1005
 Mainstream Rock3

Who's Zoomin' Who
Aretha Franklin
Weeks in Hot 100: 19
Peaked: November 30
Album: Who's Zoomin' Who (Arista)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1007
 Adult Contemporary10

Pop Life
Prince & The Revolution
Weeks in Hot 100: 14
Peaked: September 21
Album: Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1007

Bryan Adams
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: April 6
Album: Reckless (A&M)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10011
 Mainstream Rock1

Paul Hardcastle
Weeks in Hot 100: 14
Peaked: July 20
Album: Paul Hardcastle (Chrysalis)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10015

Missing You
Diana Ross
Weeks in Hot 100: 27
Peaked: April 13
Album: Swept Away (RCA)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10010
 Adult Contemporary4

These are my personal top 85 singles of those that peaked on the Billboard charts in 1985.  The list is solely my opinion.  Chart information is from the US Billboard charts.  Using Joel Whitburn's book, Music Yearbook 1985, 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).  Note: the Bubbling Under chart was temporarily discontinued on 8/25/85.  An initial pass through that list narrowed down the 485 singles to a more manageable 107.  Then listening, ranking, and editing began.  The top 85 are presented here, in order.

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