Sunday, November 18, 2007

Top 20 Songs - 1985



This was a strange year. Lots of good songs, but nothing really stood out for me. I ranked them, but I could've just as easily picked them at random. Weird.

HONORABLE MENTION: Only The Young: Journey, California Girls: David Lee Roth, High On You: Survivor, Perfect Way: Scritti Politti, Day By Day: The Hooters, Silent Running: Mike & The Mechanics, Burning Heart: Survivor, Sentimental Street: Night Ranger, Emergency: Kool & The Gang, Take On Me: A-Ha, Summertime Girls: Y & T, Who's Holding Donna Now?: Debarge.

#20
Life In A Northern Town, Dream Academy
"He said in Winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze,
With John F. Kennedy and the Beatles."

#19
You Belong To The City, Glenn Frey
"The sun goes down, the night rolls in
You can feel it starting all over again
The moon comes up and the music calls
You're gettin' tired of starin' at the same four walls"

#18
Kyrie, Mr. Mister
"When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be"

#17
Don't Lose My Number, Phil Collins
"There came a night leaving fear behind, shadows are on the ground
Nobody knew where to find him, no evidence was found
I'm never coming back, I heard him cry, and I believe him
He never meant to do anything wrong, it's gonna get worse if he waits too long"

#16
Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy
"Girl I seen you at clubs, just hangin out and dancing
You give your number to every man you see
You never come home at night because your out romancin
I wish you'd bring some of your love home to me"

#15
One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head
"You’re talkin’ to a tourist whose every move’s among the purest.
I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine.
One night in Bangkok make a hard man humble!
Not much between despair and ecstasy.
One night in Bangkok, and the tough guys tumble!
Can’t be too careful with your company.
I can feel the devil walkin’ next to me."

#14
Sara, Starship
"I'll never find another girl like you
With fire and ice
a dream won't come true"

#13
Dress You Up, Madonna
"You've got style, that's what all the girls say
Satin sheets and luxuries so fine
All your suits are custom made in London
But I've got something that you'll really like"

#12
Some Like It Hot, Power Station
"We want to multiply, are you gonna do it
I know you're qualified, are you gonna do it
Don't be so circumscribed, are you gonna do it
Just get yourself untied, are you gonna do it"

#11
Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer
"dum dum dumda dum dum dum dum dumda dum dum dum dum dum dumda dum dum"

#10
Oh Sheila, Ready For The World
"Oh oh Sheila let me love you
Till the morning comes
Oh oh Sheila you know I want
To be the only one"

#9
Money For Nothing, Dire Straits
"We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these color TV'"

#8
Obsession, Animotion
"I will have you
Yes I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you"

#7
Be Near Me, ABC
"All my dreams came true last night
All my hopes and fears
All my dreams came true once more
In tears in tears"

#6
Voices Carry, 'Til Tuesday
"I try so hard not to get upset
because I know all the trouble I'll get
oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
and something to fear
and I try so hard to keep it inside
so no one can hear"

#5
And We Danced, The Hooters
"I met my be-bop baby at the Union Hall
She could dance all night and shake the pain of the walls
But when I saw her smile across a crowded room
Well I knew we'd have to leave the party soon
As the band began to play out of tune"

#4
Nightshift, Commodores
"Marvin,
He was a friend of mine,
And he could sing a song,
His heart in every line,
Marvin,
Sang of the joy and pain,
He opened up our minds,
I still can hear him say..."

#3
Tarzan Boy, Baltimora
"Jungle life
I'm far away from nowhere
On my own like Tarzan Boy
Hide and seek
I play along while rushing cross the forest
Monkey business on a sunny afternoon"

#2
Raspberry Beret, Prince & The Revolution
"I was workin’ part-time in a 5-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
Cuz I was a bit 2 leisurely
It seems that I was busy doin’ somethin’ close 2 nothin’
But different than the day before
That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door"

#1
Save A Prayer, Duran Duran
"Pretty looking road,
try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin
Don't ask me why I'll keep my promise,
I'll melt the ice
And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
But fear is in your soul
Some people call it a one night stand
But we can call it paradise"

2 comments:

Mike said...

Glad to see Dream Academy there, dude. Love it. This is a weird list. Some interesting choices as always. Love A-Ha.

P.J. said...

I might have put your No. 5 at No. 1 and No. 3 to No. 2. :)

Also, Phil would always be higher on my list. ;)