AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S -WEEK OF JUNE 8, 1985

Tears for Fears Tossed Off 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'

American Top 40- The 1980’s- Week of June 8, 1985. A pretty good week- a number of A’s in this countdown- I think my favorite song in the bunch is “Raspberry Beret” by Prince- one of my favorite Prince tunes. Also if you haven’t heard it check out the cover version of the song by the Hindu Love Gods.

1 2 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-13 (1 Week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 EVERYTHING SHE WANTS –•– Wham! (Columbia)-12 (1) B
3 3 AXEL F –•– Harold Faltermeyer (MCA)-11 (3) B-
4 5 SUDDENLY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-12 (4) B-
5 7 HEAVEN –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-8 (5) B-
6 8 THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-12 (6)A+
7 9 IN MY HOUSE –•– Mary Jane Girls (Gordy)-14 (7)B
8 4 DON’T YOU (Forget About Me) –•– Simple Minds (A&M)-16 (1) A+
9 10 FRESH –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-12 (9)B-
10 11 WALKING ON SUNSHINE –•– Katrina & The Waves (Capitol)-12 (10)A

11 14 ANGEL –•– Madonna (Sire)-7 (11) A
12 17 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-5 (12) B
13 6 SMOOTH OPERATOR –•– Sade (Portrait)-15 (5) A+
14 18 SMUGGLER’S BLUES –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-10 (14) C
15 27 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-4 (15) B-
16 22 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-8 (16) C
17 25 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-4 (17) A+
18 20 NEVER ENDING STORY –•– Limahl (EMI-America)-12 (18) C
19 12 JUST A GIGOLO / I AIN’T GOT NOBODY –•– David Lee Roth (Warner Brothers)-12 (12) B
20 26 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-7 (20) A

21 21 SAY YOU’RE WRONG –•– Julian Lennon (Atlantic)-8 (21) B
22 13 CRAZY FOR YOU –•– Madonna (Geffen)-15 (1) A+
23 15 ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK –•– Murray Head (RCA)-16 (3) B
24 19 ONE LONELY NIGHT –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-11 (19) C
25 28 VOICES CARRY –•– ‘Til Tuesday (Epic)-9 (25) A
26 34 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-5 (26)B
27 16 SOME LIKE IT HOT –•– The Power Station (Capitol)-13 (6) A-
28 36 THE GOONIES ‘R’ GOOD ENOUGH –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-4 (28) C
29 24 WE ARE THE WORLD –•– USA For Africa (Columbia)-12 (1) B-
30 35 TOUGH ALL OVER –•– John Cafferty & The Bever Brown Band (Scotti Brothers)-5 (30)C

31 39 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY –•– Paul Young (Columbia)-5 (31)A
32 23 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-17 (3) C
33 44 SENTIMENTAL STREET –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-3 (33) D
34 41 GETCHA BACK –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-3 (34) B
35 31 INVISIBLE –•– Alison Moyet (Columbia)-14 (31) A
36 40 CRAZY IN THE NIGHT (Barking At Airplanes) –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-5 (36)B
37 48 GLORY DAYS –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-2 (37) A
38 38 LUCKY IN LOVE –•– Mick Jagger (Columbia)-7 (38) B-
39 52 CANNONBALL –•– Supertramp (A&M)-3 (39) B-
40 51 JUST AS I AM –•– Air Supply (Arista)-3 (40)C

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S -WEEK OF JUNE 8, 1985

  1. I recognize most of these tunes based on their titles. Some good stuff on here.

    Katrina & the Waves created, well, quite some waves in Germany at the time. “Walking on Sunshine” and “Red Wine and Whiskey” were on the radio all time. But then the waves disappeared as quickly as they had arrived.

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