Revisiting 1985

As you may already know with your friends not failing to tell you, it was “Back to the Future Day”. In the second movie, Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future to this year 2015, and not only that, but he travelled to Wednesday, 21 October 2015. I can’t believe that 1985 is 30 years ago. I’m already having a hard time believing I’m in my 20s. I always think of the 90s as the last decade, but early 2000s movies that I remember watching as a kid are now celebrating their 10th anniversaries. I was thinking about this all day… Even though my blog posts don’t focus on the 80s, inevitably the decade has made its way into classic rock stations. Heck, even 90s music plays on classic rock stations. As much as I take the piss out of the 80s because of the (mostly) ridiculous fashion choices, it was a pretty neat decade with great movies and MTV actually played music. The music was pretty good too. In honour of 1985 being 30 years ago, let me share with you my 30 favourite songs from 1985, in no particular order. Anyways, hope everyone had a happy Back to the Future Day and hopefully I’ll get some self lacing Nikes and a hoverboard.

  • 1. “Sussudio” – Phil Collins
  • 2. “The Power of Love” – Huey Lewis and the News
  • 3. “West End Girls” – Pet Shop Boys (a version of this song was released in 1985)
  • 4. “Don’t You Forget About Me” – Simple Minds
  • 5. “Go For Soda” – Kim Mitchell (technically 1984 but charted in 1985)
  • 6. “Never” – Heart
  • 7. “Take On Me” – a-ha
  • 8. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” – Tears for Fears
  • 9. “Like a Virgin” – Madonna (Technically 1984, but charted in 1985)
  • 10. “I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
  • 11. “Walls Come Tumbling Down!” – The Style Council
  • 12. “Easy Lover” – Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
  • 13. “Smooth Operator” – Sade (released as a single in the US in 1985)
  • 14. “The Boys of Summer” – Don Henley (technically released in 1984, but charted in 1985)
  • 15. “How Soon Is Now” – The Smiths
  • 16. “Running Up That Hill” – Kate Bush
  • 17. “Nightshift” – The Commodores
  • 18. “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” – Dead or Alive (released on a 1985 album)
  • 19. “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • 20. “This is England” – The Clash
  • 21. “Oh Yeah” – Yello
  • 22. “Myzsterious Mizster Jones” – Slade
  • 23. “Axel F” – Harold Faltermeyer
  • 24. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr. (technically from 1984, but still charted high in 1985)
  • 25. “Dancing In The Street” – David Bowie and Mick Jagger
  • 26. “Soul Deep (Parts 1 & 2)” – Council Collective (Technically 1984, Part 1 charted in 1985)
  • 27. “These Dreams” – Heart
  • 28. “The Big Sky” – Kate Bush
  • 29. “Sub-culture” – New Order
  • 30. “Walking On Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves

What are your favourite songs of 1985? What are your favourite movies of 1985? Have your say in the comments section below! ๐Ÿ™‚

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