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Top 1985 Songs

In the same year that Live Aid occurred, artists were topping the 1985 charts with the deep synthpop of New Wave and ethereal echoes of the post-songwriter era, releasing some breakthrough music videos along the way. Without further adieu, check out our Top 1985 Songs, as voted by AOL Radio listeners.
10
'In Between Days'
The single is called 'In Between Days,' while the track is listed on the album as 'Inbetween Days.'
The Cure In Between Days
09
'She Sells Sanctuary'
The band released several versions of the song, three of which came out before the hit was featured on the album, 'Love.'
The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
08
'The Power of Love'
This 1985 hit was nominated for an Academy Award after its appearance in 'Back to the Future.'
Huey Lewis The Power Of Love
07
'Broken Wings'
The song was released as the band was just about to embark on a tour opening for Tina Turner.
Mr. Mister Broken Wings
06
'Summer of '69'
Adams claims the song isn't so much about 1969 as it is an, er, certain unspeakable act.
Bryan Adams Summer of 69
05
'King of Rock'
This 1985 song was sampled by Michael Jackson ten years later for the song '2 Bad.'
Run DMC King Of Rock
04
'Alone'
The video was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
Heart Alone
03
'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'
The only voice heard on the song's B-side is a recording of a BBC Radio announcer reading the Shipping Forecast for the sea lanes around the UK.
Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World
02
'Take on Me'
This famous music video was one of the first to feature rotoscoping, a combination of live action and pencil-sketch animation.
a-ha Take On Me
01
'Don't You (Forget About Me)'
This 1985 song was originally offered to Billy Idol, who rejected it, only to cover it years later.
Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
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