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Song of the Year 1985


Born in the USA - the Boss

Billboard Top 40 of 1985


1 Careless Whisper - Wham

2 Like A Virgin - Madonna

3 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham

4 I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

5 I Feel For You - Chaka Khan

6 Out Of Touch - Hall And Oates

7 Rule The World - Tears For Fears

8 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

9 Crazy For You - Madonna

10 Take On Me - A-Ha

11 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young

12 Easy Lover - Philip Bailey And Phil Collins

13 Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon

14 We Built This City - Starship

15 Power Of Love, The - Huey Lewis & the News

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

17 Cherish - Kool And the Gang

18 St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr

19 Heat Is On, The - Glenn Frey

20 We Are The World - USA For Africa

21 Shout - Tears For Fears

22 Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder

23 Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston

24 Heaven - Bryan Adams

25 Everything She Wants - Wham

26 Cool It Now - New Edition

27 Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer

28 Lover Boy - Billy Ocean

29 Lover Girl - Teena Marie

30 You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey

31 Oh Sheila - Ready For the World

32 Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge

33 One More Night - Phil Collins

34 Sea Of Love - Honeydrippers

35 View To A Kill, A - Duran Duran

36 Wild Boys, The - Duran Duran

37 You're The Inspiration - Chicago

38 Neutron Dance - Pointer Sisters

39 We Belong - Pat Benatar

40 Nightshift - Commodores

 

Top Albums of 1985


Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Like A Virgin  -  Madonna        
Make It Big  -  Wham!           
Centerfield - John Fogerty  
No Jacket Required  -  Phil Collins
We Are The World   -  USA for Africa          
Around The World In A Day -  Prince
Beverly Hills Cop   -   Soundtrack     
Songs From The Big Chair -  Tears For Fears          
Reckless -  Bryan Adams
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits    
Miami Vice   -    TV Soundtrack
Heart  -  Heart

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1985


Outstanding Musical: Big River
Outstanding Actor Musical: No award given
Outstanding Actress Musical: No award given
Outstanding Featured Actor Musical: Ron Richardson Big River
Outstanding Featured Actress Musical: Leilani Jones Grind
Outstanding Direction Musical: Des McAnuff Big River
Outstanding Choreography: No award given
Outstanding Original Score: Roger Miller Big River



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Music News 1985

 

"We are the World" is recorded by Pop stars in Los Angeles

Ricky Nelson


"Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief

Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million

Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert

Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated

Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame is opened.


The Grammy's 1985


Record of the Year: We Are the World - USA for Africa
Album of the Year: No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
Song of the Year: We Are the World - Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, songwriters
Best New Artist: Sade
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: We Are the World - USA for Africa
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female:bOne of the Living - Tina Turner
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Best Rhythm and Blues Song: Freeway of Love - Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: In Square Circle - Stevie Wonder
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Nightshift - Commodores
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Another Night in Tunisia - Jon Hendricks and Bobby McFerrin
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female: Cleo at Carnegie - Cleo Laine
Best Country Song: Highwayman - Jimmy L. Webb, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: Lost in the Fifties Tonight - Ronnie Milsap
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me - Rosanne Cash
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Why Not Me - Judds
Best Comedy Recording: Whoopi Goldberg - Whoopi Goldberg
Best Album Package: Lush Life - Kosh and Ron Larson, art directors (Asylum)
Best Music Video, Short Form: We Are the World - USA for Africa


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