AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 1985

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American Top 40- The 1980’s- Week of August 17, 1985. A very good week of singles- My Mount Rushmore of songs from this week- ‘Raspberry Beret” Prince/ ‘Shout’- Tears For Fears/ ‘Money For Nothing’- Dire Straits/ ‘People Are People’- Depeche Mode.

1 1 SHOUT –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-10 (3 Weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 5 POWER OF LOVE –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-8 (2) B-
3 4 NEVER SURRENDER –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-11 (3) C
4 3 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE –•– Sting (A&M)-11 (3) A
5 8 FREEWAY OF LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Arista)-9 (5) A-
6 2 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY –•– Paul Young (Columbia)-15 (1) A
7 11 ST. ELMO’S FIRE (Man In Motion) –•– John Parr (Atlantic)-9 (7) C
8 6 WHO’S HOLDING DONNA NOW –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-12 (6) C
9 12 SUMMER OF ’69 –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-8 (9) A
10 14 WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-7 (10) A

11 16 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (Like A Record) –•– Dead Or Alive (Epic)-12 (11) B
12 15 WHAT ABOUT LOVE? –•– Heart (Capitol)-12 (12) C
13 7 GLORY DAYS –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-12 (5) A
14 9 GET IT ON (Bang A Gong) –•– The Power Station (Capitol)-11 (9) B
15 22 CHERISH –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-7 (15) B
16 13 PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE –•– Depeche Mode (Sire)-13 (13) A
17 25 INVINCIBLE (Theme From “The Legend Of Billie Jean”) –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-7 (17) C
18 20 YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN (Second Wind) –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (18) B-
19 24 DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-5 (19) B
20 10 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-15 (3) B

21 18 ROCK ME TONIGHT (For Old Times Sake) –•– Freddie Jackson (Capitol)-13 (18) C
22 23 STATE OF THE HEART –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-11 (22) C
23 28 MONEY FOR NOTHING –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-6 (23) A+
24 29 POP LIFE –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-4 (24) A
25 27 DARE ME –•– The Pointer Sisters (RCA)-6 (25) B-
26 33 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOYS ROOM –•– Motley Crue (Elektra)-6 (26) C
27 32 FREEDOM –•– Wham! (Columbia)-4 (27) B
28 30 MYSTERY LADY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-7 (28) C
29 31 LIFE IN ONE DAY –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-7 (29) A
30 17 SENTIMENTAL STREET –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-13 (8) D

31 19 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-14 (1) C
32 21 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-14 (2) A+
33 40 SHAME –•– The Motels (Capitol)-5 (33) C
34 38 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME –•– Lisa Lisa, Cult Jam & Full Force (Columbia)-11 (34)C
35 42 LIVE EVERY MOMENT –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-6 (35) D
36 — DRESS YOU UP –•– Madonna (Sire)-1 (36) A
37 46 WHEN YOUR HEART IS WEAK –•– Cock Robin (Columbia)-10 (37) C
38 48 THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL (Playing With My Heart) –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-3 (38)B+
39 52 CRY –•– Godley & Creme (Polydor)-5 (39) A
40 44 LAY IT DOWN –•– Ratt (Atlantic)-7 (40) C

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