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January

Day Album Artist Notes
15 Centerfield John Fogerty -
Nightshift Commodores -
21 Thunder in the East Loudness Japan
25 No Jacket Required Phil Collins -
28 Crazy from the Heat David Lee Roth Covers EP
29 Stella Yello -
- Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin Hawkwind Live 1973
New Day Rising Hüsker Dü -
A Sense of Wonder Van Morrison -
Strange Animal Gowan -


February

Day Album Artist Notes
11 The Firm The Firm Debut
12 Vision Quest soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
14 Meat Is Murder The Smiths -
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston -
15 A Classic Case London Symphony Orchestra music of Jethro Tull
16 Seven Churches Possessed -
Diamond Life Sade US
25 She's the Boss Mick Jagger -
Songs from the Big Chair Tears for Fears -
- Across a Crowded Room Richard Thompson -
Armed and Dangerous Anthrax EP
Beyond Appearances Santana -
The Breakfast Club soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
King of Rock Run-D.M.C. -
Maverick George Thorogood -
Night Time Killing Joke -
VU The Velvet Underground Outtakes compilation
Vulture Culture The Alan Parsons Project -


March

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Aikea-Guinea Cocteau Twins EP
7 We Are the World USA for Africa -
8 The Night I Fell in Love Luther Vandross -
11 First and Last and Always The Sisters of Mercy -
22 Disturbing the Peace Alcatrazz -
Scream for Help John Paul Jones Soundtrack
23 Dream Into Action Howard Jones -
26 Southern Accents Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -
The Right to Rock Keel -
29 Rogues Gallery Slade -
- Bad Moon Rising Sonic Youth -
Behind the Sun Eric Clapton -
Birdy Peter Gabriel Soundtrack
Equator Uriah Heep -
Everybody's Crazy Michael Bolton -
Horror Epics The Exploited -
Lost and Found Jason & the Scorchers -
Metal Heart Accept -
The Power Station Power Station -
Rhythm of the Night DeBarge -
Stay Hard Raven -
Up on the Sun Meat Puppets -


April

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Go West Go West -
20 7800° Fahrenheit Bon Jovi -
22 Around the World in a Day Prince and the Revolution -
23 Two Hearts Men at Work -
25 Bonded by Blood Exodus -
26 Nervous Night The Hooters -
29 Mr. Bad Guy Freddie Mercury -
- Feel the Fire Overkill -
Glow Rick James -
Only the Strong Thor -
Tao Rick Springfield -


May

Day Album Artist Notes
9 Our Favourite Shop The Style Council titled Internationalists in US
11 Be Yourself Tonight Eurythmics -
13 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits -
Low-Life New Order -
On a Storyteller's Night Magnum -
15 Soldiers Under Command Stryper -
Unguarded Amy Grant -
17 Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! Megadeth Debut
20 Power of the Night Savatage -
Shaken 'n' Stirred Robert Plant -
29 Hellbound Warlock -
31 Hunting High and Low a-ha -
- Brother Where You Bound Supertramp -
The Confessor Joe Walsh -
Gravity Kenny G -
Le Parc Tangerine Dream -
Long Way to Heaven Helix -
Loose Nut Black Flag -
Love Bomb The Tubes -
Seven Wishes Night Ranger -
Space Ritual Volume 2 Hawkwind Live 1972
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega -
The Return Bathory -
Wide Awake in America U2 EP
Youthquake Dead or Alive -


June

Day Album Artist Notes
3 The Firstborn Is Dead Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
5 Luxury of Life Five Star -
6 Heart Heart -
10 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys -
Empire Burlesque Bob Dylan -
Fables of the Reconstruction R.E.M. -
14 Boy in the Box Corey Hart -
17 Misplaced Childhood Marillion -
18 Dare to Be Stupid "Weird Al" Yankovic -
20 World Wide Live Scorpions Live
21 Despite Straight Lines Marilyn -
Theatre of Pain Mötley Crüe -
27 Call of the Wild Lee Aaron -
28 Fly on the Wall AC/DC -
- Backwaxed Anvil Compilation
Cupid & Psyche 85 Scritti Politti -
The Dream of the Blue Turtles Sting -
Fear No Evil Grim Reaper -
The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Invasion of Your Privacy Ratt -
Love You to Pieces Lizzy Borden -
Spoiled Girl Carly Simon -
Steve McQueen Prefab Sprout US title: Two Wheels Good
Voices Carry 'Til Tuesday -


July

Day Album Artist Notes
15 Little Creatures Talking Heads -
- Behaviour Saga -
Contact Pointer Sisters -
Hold Me Laura Branigan -
Open Fire Y&T Live
Phantasmagoria The Damned -
Rough Cutt Rough Cutt -
Screamin' and Bleedin' Angel Witch -
Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends George Clinton -
St. Elmo's Fire Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Who's Zoomin' Who? Aretha Franklin -


August

Day Album Artist Notes
12 Old Ways Neil Young -
15 Sacred Heart Dio -
16 Freaky Styley Red Hot Chili Peppers -
Primitive Love Miami Sound Machine -
19 Scarecrow John Cougar Mellencamp -
26 The Head on the Door The Cure -
- Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti Squeeze -
Lovin' Every Minute of It Loverboy -
Marching Out Yngwie Malmsteen -
Now That's What I Call Music 5 Various Artists Compilation
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash The Pogues -
Standing on the Edge Cheap Trick -


September

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Baggariddim UB40 -
Greatest Hits - Volumes I & II Billy Joel -
9 Don't Stand Me Down Dexys Midnight Runners -
11 Falco 3 Falco -
13 In Square Circle Stevie Wonder -
16 Asylum Kiss -
Hell Awaits Slayer -
This Is the Sea The Waterboys -
20 Here's to Future Days Thompson Twins -
Hounds of Love Kate Bush -
23 This Nation's Saving Grace The Fall -
30 Mad Not Mad Madness -
Rain Dogs Tom Waits -
Soul to Soul Stevie Ray Vaughan -
- A Cappella Todd Rundgren -
Alibi Vandenberg -
Eaten Alive Diana Ross -
Flip Your Wig Hüsker Dü -
The Fury Gary Numan -
The Heart of the Matter Kenny Rogers -
How Could It Be Eddie Murphy -
Knee Deep in the Hoopla Starship -
The Process of Weeding Out Black Flag EP
Run for Cover Gary Moore -


October

Day Album Artist Notes
10 Stages Triumph Live
11 Picture Book Simply Red -
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven Love and Rockets -
14 How to Be a...Zillionaire! ABC -
Listen Like Thieves Inxs -
Live After Death Iron Maiden Live
The Singles 81>85 Depeche Mode Compilation
17 The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 Various Artists -
18 Love The Cult -
19 The Spectre Within Fates Warning -
21 Once Upon a Time Simple Minds -
Original Masters Jethro Tull UK; Compilation
25 Greatest Hits The Cars Compilation
27 To Mega Therion Celtic Frost -
29 Power Windows Rush -
Afterburner ZZ Top -
30 Spreading the Disease Anthrax -
- Dog Eat Dog Joni Mitchell -
The Dream Academy The Dream Academy -
Endless Pain Kreator -
Eye Dance Boney M. -
Frankenchrist Dead Kennedys -
In My Head Black Flag -
Jane Wiedlin Jane Wiedlin -
Midnite Dynamite Kix -
Mike + The Mechanics Mike + The Mechanics -
Rescue You Joe Lynn Turner -
That's Why I'm Here James Taylor -
This is Big Audio Dynamite Big Audio Dynamite -
Tim The Replacements -
Twitch Aldo Nova -
Under a Raging Moon Roger Daltrey -
What Does Anything Mean? Basically The Chameleons -
World Machine Level 42 -
The Wrestling Album World Wrestling Federation -


November

Day Album Artist Notes
4 The Broadway Album Barbra Streisand -
The Chronicle of the Black Sword Hawkwind -
Cut the Crap The Clash -
Done with Mirrors Aerosmith -
Hawkwind Anthology Volume I Hawkwind Compilation
7 Biograph Bob Dylan Box Set
Ice on Fire Elton John -
8 All for Love New Edition -
9 Come Out and Play Twisted Sister -
Down for the Count Y&T -
Fight to Survive White Lion -
Night of the Crime Icon -
The Last Command W.A.S.P. -
Ready to Strike King Kobra -
Under Lock and Key Dokken -
11 Catching Up with Depeche Mode Depeche Mode US Compilation
13 Folksinger Phranc -
15 Songs to Learn & Sing Echo & the Bunnymen Compilation
Tiny Dynamine Cocteau Twins EP
16 Promise Sade UK
18 Radio LL Cool J -
Riptide Robert Palmer -
Rock a Little Stevie Nicks -
21 Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention Frank Zappa -
22 Starpeace Yoko Ono -
26 Pack Up the Plantation: Live! Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live
27 Welcome to the Real World Mr. Mister -
29 Echoes in a Shallow Bay Cocteau Twins EP
30 Who's Missing The Who Compilation
- Astra Asia -
Copacabana soundtrack Barry Manilow Soundtrack
Delirious Nomad Armored Saint -
Do You Sheena Easton -
Double Trouble Live Molly Hatchet Live
Manilow Barry Manilow -
Misdemeanor UFO -
Mud Will Be Flung Tonight Bette Midler Live
Now That's What I Call Music 6 Various Artists Compilation
Now - The Christmas Album Various Artists Compilation
Psychocandy The Jesus and Mary Chain -
Seven the Hard Way Pat Benatar -
The Singles Collection Spandau Ballet Compilation
Slave to the Rhythm Grace Jones -
So Red the Rose Arcadia -
The Wishing Chair 10,000 Maniacs -


December

Day Album Artist Notes
10 Fine Young Cannibals Fine Young Cannibals -
- Friends Dionne Warwick -
Geek! My Bloody Valentine EP
Island Life Grace Jones Compilation
3-Way Tie Minutemen -
Walls of Jericho Helloween -


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Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest in the charts of 1985.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 USA For Africa We Are the World 1985 UK 1 - Apr 1985, US BB 1 - Mar 1985, US CashBox 1 of 1985, Canada 1 - Apr 1985, Holland 1 - Mar 1985, Sweden 1 - Mar 1985, Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1985, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1985, Norway 1 - Mar 1985, Poland 1 - Mar 1983, Australia 1 of 1985, Italy 1 of 1985, Éire 1 - Apr 1985, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks Apr 1985, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Dec 1985, Grammy in 1985, Austria 2 - Apr 1985, Germany 2 - Apr 1985, Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1985, South Africa 8 of 1985, US BB 40 of 1985, POP 71 of 1985, RIAA 121, Germany 263 of the 1980s, OzNet 418, Acclaimed 1371
2 a-ha Take On Me 1985 US BB 1 - Aug 1985, Canada 1 - Aug 1985, Holland 1 - Oct 1985, Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1985, France 1 - May 1985, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1985, Norway 1 - Nov 1984, Poland 1 - Dec 1985, Germany 1 - Jan 1986, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Aug 1986, Scrobulate 1 of 80s, UK 2 - Sep 1985, Sweden 4 - Aug 1985, Austria 4 - Dec 1985, Italy 7 of 1986, KROQ 7 of 1985, RYM 8 of 1984, Australia 12 of 1985, US CashBox 15 of 1985, Europe 20 of the 1980s, POP 31 of 1985, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1985, US BB 36 of 1985, Germany 81 of the 1980s, Party 133 of 2007, OzNet 795, Acclaimed 2396
3 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is 1985 / UK 1 - Dec 1984, US BB 1 - Dec 1984, Canada 1 - Dec 1984, Sweden 1 - Dec 1984, Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1984, Norway 1 - Jan 1985, Poland 1 - Mar 1983, Éire 1 - Jan 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks Feb 1985, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Oct 1985, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1985, Germany 4 - Jan 1985, Australia 5 of 1985, Holland 6 - Dec 1984, Austria 7 - Feb 1985, US CashBox 8 of 1985, South Africa 12 of 1985, POP 17 of 1985, US BB 34 of 1985, Europe 38 of the 1980s, OzNet 180, RYM 186 of 1984, Germany 255 of the 1980s, Rolling Stone 476, Acclaimed 659
4 Tears For Fears Shout 1985 US BB 1 - Jun 1985, Canada 1 - Feb 1985, Holland 1 - Jan 1985, Switzerland 1 - Feb 1985, Germany 1 - Jan 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks Mar 1985, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1985, France 3 - Dec 1984, Poland 3 - Mar 1983, UK 4 - Dec 1984, Sweden 5 - Dec 1984, Norway 5 - Mar 1985, KROQ 5 of 1985, Austria 6 - Mar 1985, US CashBox 13 of 1985, Australia 14 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 16 - Feb 1985, South Africa 16 of 1985, Italy 20 of 1985, RYM 27 of 1984, Scrobulate 36 of 80s, Germany 104 of the 1980s, Acclaimed 974
5 Madonna Into the Groove 1985 UK 1 - Jul 1985, Holland 1 - Aug 1985, Éire 1 - Aug 1985, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks Aug 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Mar 1986, Sweden 2 - Aug 1985, Switzerland 2 - Aug 1985, Australia 2 of 1985, Italy 2 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 3 - Aug 1985, Germany 3 - Aug 1985, Norway 4 - Aug 1985, US BB 7 of 1985, Austria 7 - Sep 1985, France 9 - Aug 1985, RYM 9 of 1985, POP 13 of 1985, Poland 19 - Sep 1985, Scrobulate 73 of 80s, Party 193 of 1999, OzNet 200, Acclaimed 235, Germany 271 of the 1980s


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