1985 Number 1 Hits

N-n-n-nineteen. You must remember this. One of the classic 1980’s songs. I would contend that Paul Hardcastle didn’t do an awful lot after this. However, if you are going to only do one thing. In the time immediately before we managed to persuade Dad to buy 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 and is still a Christmas favourite!

ArtistTitleMade Number 1ForeignerI Want to Know What Love IsJanuary 19 1985Elaine Paige & Barbara DicksonI Know Him So WellFebruary 9 1985Dead or AliveYou Spin Me Round (Like a Record)March 9 1985Philip Bailey and Phil CollinsEasy LoverMarch 23 1985USA for AfricaWe Are the WorldApril 20 1985Phyllis NelsonMove CloserMay 4 1985Paul Hardcastle19May 11 1985The CrowdYou’ll Never Walk AloneJune 15 1985Sister SledgeFrankieJune 29 1985EurythmicsThere Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)July 27 1985MadonnaInto the GrooveAugust 3 1985UB40, guest vocals by Chrissie HyndeI Got You BabeAugust 31 1985David Bowie & Mick JaggerDancing in the StreetSeptember 7 1985Midge UreIf I WasOctober 5 1985Jennifer RushThe Power Of LoveOctober 12 1985Feargal SharkeyA Good HeartNovember 16 1985Wham!I’m Your ManNovember 30 1985Whitney HoustonSaving All My Love for YouDecember 14 1985Shakin’ StevensMerry Christmas EveryoneDecember 28 1985

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