1985 Number 1 Hits

N-n-n-nineteen. You must remember this. One of the classic 1980’s songs. Paul Hardcastle probably hasn’t done an awful lot since this, well not that I like! In the time immediately before we bought a video recorder, we had a television unit that had a turntable and a tape recorder attached. So of course instead of just taping off the radio (was it really illegal?) we could also tape the sound off the TV. So we did and this track was definitely one of our favourites. We also taped one of the Young Ones episodes – the University Challenge one, and I can (and do) still bore people with quotes from it!

Top UK number 1 from 1985 must be The Eurythmics’ There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart). A real up tempo, summer hit, it’s immortalised by having Stevie Wonder’s harmonica playing on it. The Christmas number one, from Shakin’ Stevens was a blast too!

Artist Title Topping out date
Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is January 19 1985
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson I Know Him So Well February 9 1985
Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) March 9 1985
Philip Bailey and Phil Collins Easy Lover March 23 1985
USA for Africa We Are the World April 20 1985
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer May 4 1985
Paul Hardcastle 19 May 11 1985
The Crowd You’ll Never Walk Alone June 15 1985
Sister Sledge Frankie June 29 1985
Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) July 27 1985
Madonna Into the Groove August 3 1985
UB40, guest vocals by Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe August 31 1985
David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street September 7 1985
Midge Ure If I Was October 5 1985
Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love October 12 1985
Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart November 16 1985
Wham! I’m Your Man November 30 1985
Whitney Houston Saving All My Love for You December 14 1985
Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone December 28 1985

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