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Hits of 1985

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My top ten hits of 1985!



19 - Paul Hardcastle

Stayed at the UK #1 spot for five weeks and for many years as a kid represented just about everything I knew of the Vietnam War. It's still pretty powerful to listen to, though I'm not sure if the embedded video will play - YouTube gave me a warning message that it was only suitable for older viewers!




Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush

Just as hauntingly amazing now as it was then.




The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys

Peaking at #26 it would later go on to reach #3 when it was re-released in 1991.




Holding Out For a Hero - Bonnie Tyler






Kayleigh - Marillion

Single handedly responsible for putting Kayleigh in the top UK girls' names lists ever since.




We Built This City - Starship

This US #1 peaked at #12 on the UK charts. At least until LadBaby covered it in 2018 but, surely, the less said about that the better!




Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

The Breakfast Club soundtrack for the win.




Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens

1985's Christmas Number One.




You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

It took 17 weeks to get there but Dead or Alive inched up and up the charts until they hit the top spot in March '85.




Frankie - Sister Sledge

You've got to love a bit of Sister Sledge! This one hit #1 in the UK chart.




What was your favourite hit of 1985? Let me know in the comments. :)



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