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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1985: 1-100





1 Like A Virgin

from the LP
Like A Virgin
ARC chart run: 30 - 19 - 11 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 - 8 - 15 - 33 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Like A Virgin" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(6) 14
2 Careless Whisper

from the LP
Make It Big
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 21 - 17 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 9 - 20 - 34 - 39 - off
Wham! Wham! - "Careless Whisper" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 16
3 I Want To Know What Love Is

from the LP
Agent Provocateur
ARC chart run: 33 - 19 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 16 - 20 - 29 - 40 - off
Foreigner Foreigner - "I Want To Know What Love Is" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 16
4 Crazy For You

from the
Vision Quest soundtrack
ARC chart run: 26 - 18 - 8 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 10 - 17 - 27 - 38 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Crazy For You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
5 Separate Lives

from the
White Nights soundtrack
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 20 - 13 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 22 - 33 - off
Phil Collins &
Marilyn Martin
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin - "Separate Lives" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 15
6 Money For Nothing

from the LP
Brothers In Arms
ARC chart run: 27 - 20 - 14 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 9 - 23 - 33 - off
Dire Straits Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 13
7 Broken Wings

from the LP
Welcome To The Real World
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 19 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 10 - 16 - 29 - off
Mr. Mister Mr. Mister - "Broken Wings" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
8 The Power Of Love

from the
Back To The Future soundtrack
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 19 - 10 - 7 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 13 - 23 - 36 - off
Huey Lewis & The News Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power Of Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 14
9 Say You, Say Me

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 18 - 12 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 17 - 31 - off
Lionel Richie Lionel Richie - "Say You, Say Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
10 Easy Lover

from the LP
Chinese Wall
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 22 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 17 - 26 - 37 - off
Phillip Bailey &
Phil Collins
Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins - "Easy Lover" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 15
11 Everytime You Go Away

from the LP
The Secret Of Association
ARC chart run: 36 - 28 - 22 - 17 - 13 - 9 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 9 - 16 - 22 - 36 - off
Paul Young Paul Young - "Everytime You Go Away" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 15
12 Everybody Wants To Rule The World

from the LP
Songs From The Big Chair
ARC chart run: 33 - 23 - 18 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 10 - 18 - 25 - off
Tears For Fears Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
13 We Are The World

from the
We Are The World compilation
ARC chart run: 35 - 10 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 10 - 19 - off
USA For Africa USA For Africa - "We Are The World" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 11
14 St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

from the
St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 23 - 17 - 10 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 10 - 21 - 35 - off
John Parr John Parr - "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
15 Don't You (Forget About Me)

from the
The Breakfast Club soundtrack
ARC chart run: 30 - 21 - 14 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 10 - 18 - 26 - 40 - off
Simple Minds Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
16 Part-Time Lover

from the
In Square Circle
ARC chart run: 31 - 20 - 13 - 9 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 11 - 20 - 32 - off
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder - "Part-Time Lover" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
17 We Built This City

from the
Knee Deep In The Hoopla
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 23 - 18 - 12 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 12 - 21 - 34 - 40 - off
Starship Starship - "We Built This City" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 15
18 Saving All My Love For You

from the LP
Whitney Houston
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 23 - 18 - 14 - 9 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 16 - 29 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "Saving All My Love For You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
19 Take On Me

from the LP
Hunting High & Low
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 20 - 14 - 11 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 14 - 22 - 30 - off
a-ha a-ha - "Take On Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
20 Loverboy

from the LP
Suddenly
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 24 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 13 - 34 - off
Billy Ocean Billy Ocean - "Loverboy" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 15
21 Sussudio

from the LP
No Jacket Required
ARC chart run: 36 - 28 - 20 - 14 - 10 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 10 - 12 - 19 - 31 - 39 - off
Phil Collins Phil Collins - "Sussudio" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
22 Heaven

from the LP
Reckless
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 21 - 18 - 11 - 6 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 14 - 20 - 32 - 40 - off
Bryan Adams Bryan Adams - "Heaven" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 14
23 Can't Fight This Feeling

from the LP
Wheels Are Turnin'
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 17 - 7 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 11 - 19 - 24 - 40 - off
REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon - "Can't Fight This Feeling" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 13
24 The Heat Is On

from the
Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 25 - 14 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 11 - 18 - 24 - 31 - off
Glenn Frey Glenn Frey - "The Heat Is On" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 14
25 Cherish

from the LP
Emergency
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 23 - 17 - 13 - 8 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 14 - 24 - 34 - off
Kool & The Gang Kool & The Gang - "Cherish" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 14
26 Miami Vice Theme

from the
Miami Vice soundtrack
ARC chart run: 36 - 22 - 12 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 8 - 13 - 24 - 39 - off
Jan Hammer Jan Hammer - "Miami Vice Theme" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
27 Shout

from the LP
Songs From The Big Chair
ARC chart run: 35 - 21 - 14 - 7 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 10 - 19 - 35 - off
Tears For Fears Tears For Fears - "Shout" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 12
28 A View To A Kill

from the A View To A Kill soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 25 - 14 - 11 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 18 - 32 - off
Duran Duran Duran Duran - "A View To A Kill" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
29 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

from the LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
ARC chart run: 31 - 24 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 10 - 19 - 34 - off
Sting Sting - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 13
30 We Don't Need Another Hero
(Thunderdome)

from the
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 22 - 16 - 13 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 12 - 22 - off
Tina Turner Tina Turner - "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 13
31 One More Night

from the LP
No Jacket Required
ARC chart run: 40 - 29 - 20 - 12 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 9 - 15 - 22 - 31 - off
Phil Collins Phil Collins - "One More Night" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
32 You Belong To The City

from the
Miami Vice soundtrack
ARC chart run: 35 - 27 - 19 - 14 - 9 - 5 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 11 - 20 - off
Glenn Frey Glenn Frey - "You Belong To The City" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
33 Raspberry Beret

from the LP
Around The World In A Day
ARC chart run: 33 - 26 - 22 - 13 - 9 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 11 - 21 - 35 - off
Prince & The Revolution Prince - "Raspberry Beret" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
34 All I Need

from the LP
All I Need
ARC chart run: 37 - 23 - 18 - 12 - 7 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 17 - 32 - off
Jack Wagner Jack Wagner - "All I Need" (Single) 2 12
35 Material Girl

from the LP
Like A Virgin
ARC chart run: 31 - 22 - 11 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 13 - 25 - 40 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Material Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
36 We Belong

from the LP Tropico
ARC chart run: 31 - 26 - 20 - 16 - 12 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 9 - 16 - 22 - 37 - off
Pat Benatar Pat Benatar - "We Belong" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 14
37 Never Surrender

from the LP Boy In The Box
ARC chart run: 33 - 29 - 26 - 18 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 7 - 15 - 25 - 37 - off
Corey Hart Corey Hart - "Never Surrender" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 13
38 Everything She Wants

from the LP Make It Big
ARC chart run: 36 - 28 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 7 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 17 - 32 - off
Wham! Wham! - "Everything She Wants" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
39 Never

from the LP Heart
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 16 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 15 - 32 - 37 - off
Heart Heart - "Never" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 14
40 The Boys Of Summer

from the LP Building The Perfect Beast
ARC chart run: 38 - 33 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 12 - 18 - 30 - off
Don Henley Don Henley - "The Boys Of Summer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 14
41 Don't Lose My Number

from the LP
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins   3 13
42 Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin   3 13
43 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics   3 13
44 Lovergirl Teena Marie   4 13
45 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge   3 13
46 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters   4 14
47 Oh Sheila Ready For The World Ready For The World - "Oh Sheila" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 12
48 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head   2 12
49 Glory Days

from the LP
Born In The U.S.A.
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 24 - 20 - 15 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 - 18 - 29 - off
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen - "Glory Days" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 13
50 You're The Inspiration Chicago   3 12
51 Nightshift The Commodores   3 13
52 You Give Good Love

from the LP
Whitney Houston
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 20 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 9 - 18 - 35 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "You Give Good Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 12
53 Smooth Operator

from the LP
Diamond Life
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 26 - 20 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 8 - 19 - 28 - off
Sade Sade - 'Smooth Operator' (Single) 2 12
54 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones   3 12
55 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer   2 12
56 Valotte Julian Lennon   3 13
57 The Search Is Over Survivor   4 13
58 Angel

from the LP
Like A Virgin
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 21 - 15 - 13 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 12 - 23 - 35 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Angel" (Extended Mix) / "Into The Groove" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 12
59 Lonely Ol' Night

from the LP
Scarecrow
John Cougar Mellencamp   4 12
60 Run To You

from the LP
Reckless
Bryan Adams   5 12
61 Summer Of '69

from the LP
Reckless
Bryan Adams   4 12
62 Born In The U.S.A.

from the LP
Born In The U.S.A.
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 24 - 21 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 15 - 31 - off
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen - "Born In The U.S.A." (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 12
63 Head Over Heels Tears For Fears   2 11
64 Private Dancer

from the LP
Private Dancer
Tina Turner   5 12
65 Obsession Animotion   5 13
66 Into The Groove

from the LP
The Immaculate Collection
ARC chart run: 37 - 28 - 21 - 16 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 15 - 23 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Into The Groove" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 11
67 I'm On Fire

from the LP
Born In The U.S.A.
ARC chart run: 36 - 28 - 21 - 17 - 13 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 13 - 19 - 27 - 39 - off
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen - "I'm On Fire" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 12
68 Suddenly Billy Ocean   3 12
69 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon   3 11
70 Election Day Arcadia   4 12
71 Dress You Up

from the LP
Like A Virgin
ARC chart run: 33 - 25 - 21 - 15 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 11 - 23 - 33 - off
Madonna Madonna - "Dress You Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 11
72 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin   5 12
73 Fortress Around Your Heart

from the LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Sting   5 12
74 Freedom Wham!   4 12
75 Some Like It Hot Power Station   4 12
76 Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves   6 12
77 Lay Your Hand On Me Thompson Twins   4 11
78 California Girls David Lee Roth   3 11
79 In My House Mary Jane Girls   5 11
80 Method Of Modern Love

from the LP Big Bam Boom
Daryl Hall & John Oates   4 11
81 Be Near Me ABC   7 12
82 Sleeping Bag

from the LP
Afterburner
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 31 - 23 - 17 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 14 - 26 - 30 - 40 - off
ZZ Top ZZ Top -  "Sleeping Bag" (Single) 7 12
83 Voices Carry 'til tuesday til tuesday - "Voices Carry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 12
84 You're Only Human (Second Wind)

from the LP
Greatest Hits, Volumes 1 and 2
Billy Joel   5 12
85 Pop Life

from the LP
Around The World In A Day
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 22 - 16 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 16 - 33 - off
Prince & The Revolution Prince - "Pop Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 11
86 Invincible

from the LP
Seven The Hard Way
Pat Benatar   7 12
87 Dare Me Pointer Sisters   8 12
88 All She Wants To Do Is Dance

from the LP Building The Perfect Beast
Don Henley   6 12
89 Sugar Walls Sheena Easton   4 9
90 Misled Kool & The Gang   8 12
91 What About Love Heart   8 12
92 I Would Die 4 U

from the LP
Purple Rain
ARC chart run: 40 - 27 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 9 - 7 - 23 - 30 - 39 - off
Prince & The Revolution Prince - "I Would Die 4 U" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 11
93 Missing You Diana Ross   8 11
94 Lovin' Every Minute Of It Loverboy   8 11
95 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson   9 11
96 Sentimental Street Night Ranger   7 11
97 Who's Holding Donna Now DeBarge   6 11
98 Solid Ashford & Simpson   9 11
99 Fresh Kool & The Gang   7 10
100 Perfect Way Scritti Politti   10 11
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