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Encyclopedia > 1985 in music
Years in music: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
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Years: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

See also: This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is becoming very long. ... The 2010s decade comprises the years from 2010 to 2019, inclusive. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ... 1980 in music International trends Alternative rock and post punk artists like Joy Division (Closer), The Specials (More Specials) and U2 (Boy) achieve some popularity with influential releases; they are accompanied by popular punk and New Wave releases from Devo (Freedom of Choice), Talking Heads (Remain in Light), The Pretenders...

Events

January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Raymond Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... Steve Perry (born Stephen Ray Perry, January 22, 1949, in Hanford, California) is a Portuguese-American[1] singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band, Journey. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... For other uses, see Diana Ross (disambiguation). ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] a singular musical talent, is an African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Wax has traditionally referred to a substance that is secreted by bees (beeswax) and used by them in constructing their honeycombs. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London, with branches in Amsterdam, Hong Kong ( Victoria Peak), Las Vegas, Copenhagen and New York City. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] a singular musical talent, is an African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Mandela redirects here. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... David Lee Roth (sometimes referred to as Diamond Dave) (born October 10, 1954 Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, paramedic, author, and former radio personality, best known for his work with the band Van Halen. ... Van Halen is an American hard rock band. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Wembley Stadium is a football stadium under construction in Wembley, London. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 other events of 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English popular musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor & director. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 5 - Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn after three-and-a-half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from New York City. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Farm Aid started as a benefit concert on September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, held to raise money for family farmers in the United States. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Wayne Smith (born in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica, on December 5, 1965) is a Jamaican reggae musician. ... Sleng Teng is the name given to the first fully computerised riddim(rhythm) in Jamaican music. ... King Jammy was born Lloyd James in Kingston, Jamaica and worked as Prince Jammy together with King Tubby. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Eric B. & Rakim were an East Coast hip hop duo who popularised the jazz-influenced hip hop of the late 1980s. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop (or power pop) band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965. ... William Peter Ham (April 27, 1947 – April 23, 1975) was a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known as the leader of the ill-fated group Badfinger. ... Phranc Phranc (born Susan Gottlieb in 1958) is an influential singer-songwriter from California whose career has spanned several decades. ... The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a ska-core band from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Private Domain is an American pop/rock band. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... The Feelies were an alternative rock band from Haledon, New Jersey. ... The Modern Art (sometimes spelled Mødern Art) was a psychedelic rock band formed by Gary Ramon in the 1980s. ... The Police are a three-piece British rock band, which were strongly influenced by reggae. ... The Specials were an English 2 Tone band formed in 1977 in Coventry. ... Men at Work was an Australian reggae-influenced rock band of the early 1980s (see 1980s in music). ... Quarterflash was a pop-rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1980. ... The Minutemen were an American rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Orange juice is sometimes artificially colored to match the color of orange rinds. ... CHIC is an American band that was formed in 1975/1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. ... Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American Rock group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... The J. Geils Band was a very popular rock and roll band, playing to large arena crowds in the United States in the 1970s before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s. ...

Albums released

3-Way Tie (For Last) was the fourth and final full-length album recorded by The Minutemen. ... The Minutemen were an American rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Bon Jovis second album, 7800° Fahrenheit was released in April of 1985. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from New Jersey. ... Categories: Todd Rundgren albums | 1985 albums ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... A Classic Case (1985) is Jethro Tulls only orchestral album, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Palmer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse is a 1985 compilation released on the Giorno Poetry Systems label. ... Founded in 1965, Giorno Poetry Systems was an American artist collective and non-profit organisation founded by poet and performance artist John Giorno with the direct aim to connect poetry and related art forms to a larger audience using innovative ideas, such as communication technology, audiovisual materials and techniques. ... A Sense of Wonder is a Van Morrison Album released in 1985. ... who this nigga ... Ancient Artifacts is D.I.s first full-length studio album, which was released in 1985. ... D.I. is a Southern California punk band featuring ex-Adolescents and Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer on vocals. ... Armed and Dangerous is the name of the second album by the band Anthrax. ... Around The World In A Day was Princes 1985 follow-up to Purple Rain. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Asylum is the 20th album by the American hard rock band Kiss. ... Kiss (sometimes typeset KISS, to fit the official logo) is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... If you want the band called Anvil, please go to Anvil (band) A blacksmith working iron with a hammer and anvil An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for chiseling and hammering other objects, such as... Beat Happening was the debut album by Beat Happening, released in 1985 through K Records. ... Beat Happening was a 1980s twee pop band, the most popular of International Pop Undergrounds roster of influential alternative rock stars. ... Behind the Sun is one of the many compilation albums by legendary English guitarist, Eric Clapton. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century[1], garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and... Bites is a 1985 album by Skinny Puppy. ... Skinny Puppy is a prominent industrial band, which formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1982. ... Bonded by Blood is a influential Thrash Metal album by the California band Exodus. ... Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1982 in San Francisco, California, by Kirk Hammett, Tom Hunting, Paul Baloff and Gary Holt. ... Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Clan of Xymox was the self-titled debut for the eponymous band in 1985, and their first release on the 4AD label (CAD503, CAD503CD, GAD503CD). ... Clan of Xymox Promotional Photo Circa 2004 Clan of Xymox, also known as Xymox at various parts of their career, are a darkwave/gothic rock band founded in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1983 by Ronny Moorings - who was to be the leader and only constant member of the group. ... Released in 1985, Company Of Justice would be Play Deads final studio album. ... Pictured from left to right: Mark Wiff Smith, Pete Waddleton, Steve Green, and Rob Hickson For the Björk song, see Play Dead (song) For the Astrid album, see Play Dead (album) Play Dead was a British rock group that grew out of the fading British punk scene in 1980. ... Centerfield is an album by musician John Fogerty, released in 1985. ... John Fogerty in Stockholm Globe Arena 2005. ... Come Out and Play (1985) is an album by the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released by Atlantic Records. ... Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from New York City. ... Crazy from the Heat is the debut EP by David Lee Roth, released in 1985. ... David Lee Roth (sometimes referred to as Diamond Dave) (born October 10, 1954 Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, paramedic, author, and former radio personality, best known for his work with the band Van Halen. ... Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second album by British synth rock group Scritti Politti. ... Scritti Politti are a Welsh musical band. ... Cut the Crap is The Clashs final album. ... The Clash were an English rock band active from 1976 to 1986. ... Dare to Be Stupid is the third album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1985. ... Weird Al Yankovic (album) Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (IPA pronunciation: ; born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Armored Saint is a Los Angeles based heavy metal band. ... Despite Straight Lines is the debut album by British New Wave musician Marilyn, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Marilyn Peter Robinson (born November 3, 1962), better known as Marilyn, is a famous cross-dressing singer and musician who reached fame with his song Calling Your Name in the 1980s. ... See also Sade (band). ... Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) is a rap crew from Atlanta which is comprised of Ludacris, Shawnna, I-20, Tity Boi, Lil Fate, Jay Cee and St. ... Alcatrazz was a heavy metal band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by Graham Bonnet. ... Done with Mirrors (1985) is the eighth studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, and marked the return of Joe Perry to the fold. ... Aerosmith are a prominent American rock band, sometimes regarded as Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band. [1][2] Although they are known as the bad boys from Boston, none of the members are actually from the city. ... Dont Stand Me Down is the third and currently final studio album by Dexys Midnight Runners, released in September, 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Too-Rye-Ay (1982) Dexys Midnight Runners – the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] – were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Y&T (Yesterday & Today) is a rock band who formed in 1974. ... The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album released by Sting. ... Sting circa 1987 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), best known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and formerly bassist and lead singer of The Police. ... Eaten Alive (known under various pseudonyms in alternate regions, adopting such titles as Death Trap (UK), Horror Hotel, Horror Hotel Massacre , Legend of the Bayou, Murder on the Bayou and Starlight Slaughter) is a 1977 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper. ... For other uses, see Diana Ross (disambiguation). ... Fables of the Reconstruction is the third studio album released by the American band R.E.M. on the I.R.S. Records label, in 1985. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Fathers House is the debut album by Athens, Georgia rock band Dreams So Real. ... Dreams So Real was an American rock band and a signficant part of the Athens, Georgia music scene. ... Grim Reaper - Fear No Evil - 1985 Ebony Records (RCA) 1. ... Grim Reaper is a British heavy metal band from the NWOBHM style and era. ... Feel the Fire was an album by thrash metal legends Overkill, released by Megaforce records in 1985. ... Overkill is one of the first Thrash Metal bands, formed in the early 1980s in New Jersey (but often attributed to New York City), and very active ever since. ... White Lion - ZOO Bratislava (Slovakia) The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). ... The Firm is a studio album by The Firm, released by Atlantic Records on March 2, 1985. ... The Firm were a rock group comprising ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade, and Roy Harper bass player Tony Franklin. ... First and Last and Always, the debut album by UK band The Sisters of Mercy was released on March 11, 1985, on bands own label Merciful Release (under distribution contract with WEA). ... The Sisters of Mercy are a rock band that emerged out of the British post punk scene in 1980-1981. ... Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. ... For other uses, see Fly on the wall (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... Horse Bites Dog Cries is D.I.s second full-length studio album, which was released in 1985. ... D.I. is a Southern California punk band featuring ex-Adolescents and Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer on vocals. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Two Fires (1990) Jimmy Barnes (born April 28, 1956 as James Dixon Swan) is a popular Australian rock singer. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Phranc Phranc (born Susan Gottlieb in 1958) is an influential singer-songwriter from California whose career has spanned several decades. ... Frankenchrist was the third album released by the Dead Kennedys in 1985 on Alternative Tentacles. ... The Dead Kennedys (often known by their initials DK, as in decay) are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... Freaky Styley is the second album by Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in 1985 through EMI America. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Out the ashes of The Elements (1980-1982) came the Gothic rock group Skeletal Family in December 1982. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the new wave band the Cars. ... The Cars were a American New Wave band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged out of the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Halber Mensch (or ½ Mensch; English: Half Man) is the third studio album by Einstürzende Neubauten. ... Einstürzende Neubauten is an ever-changing experimental music band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. ... The Head on the Door is an album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heart is the self-titled hit album released by the hard rock and power pop band Heart in 1985. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Hell Awaits (1985) was the second full-length album by Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Warlock was a German heavy metal music band from Duesseldorf, originally assembled in late 1982. ... Hold Me is the fourth album by singer Laura Branigan, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... The Exploited is a Punk rock band from the second wave of U.K. punk rock, formed in late 1979 or early 1980. ... Hounds of Love is a 1985 album by Kate Bush. ... Catherine Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London), is an English singer-songwriter with an expressive three-octave vocal range. ... The 1985 debut album of the Norwegian pop music band, a-ha. ... The correct title of this article is . ... I Am The Night is a glam metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Play Deads Into The Fire Live was recorded February 23, 1985 in Oxford, England. ... Pictured from left to right: Mark Wiff Smith, Pete Waddleton, Steve Green, and Rob Hickson For the Björk song, see Play Dead (song) For the Astrid album, see Play Dead (album) Play Dead was a British rock group that grew out of the fading British punk scene in 1980. ... Invasion Of Your Privacy is Ratts second full length album. ... Ratt is an American glam metal band that enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ... Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... Killing Is My Business. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... -1... This article is about the band. ... Listen Like Thieves is the fifth album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released in 1985. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... Little Creatures is an album by the band Talking Heads. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Live After Death is the second live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on October 14, 1985. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Helix is a heavy metal band from Canada. ... Loose Nut is an album released in 1985 by Black Flag on SST Records. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... Love is an album by the band The Cult, released in 1985 on Beggars Banquet Records. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lizzy Borden was an American heavy metal band formed in 1984. ... Low-Life was New Orders third studio album. ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... Mad Not Mad is the sixth album by the British ska band Madness, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Madness are an English pop band that formed in 1976. ... Marching Out is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen which was released in 1985. ... Yngwie J. Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a guitarist from Sweden who achieved widespread acclaim in the 1980s due to his technical proficiency and fusion of classical music elements with heavy rock guitar. ... Wham! was a pop duo which was formed by George Michael and his best friend Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s. ... Meat Is Murder is The Smiths second studio album, released in February of 1985. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... For the song Metal Heart by Cat Power, see Moon Pix Metal Heart is an 1985 release by German Heavy Metal band Accept. ... Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider. ... Kix was an American rock band. ... Misplaced Childhood is the third studio album of the progressive rock band Marillion. ... Marillion are a British Rock group formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England in 1979, whose career of 13 studio albums to date is generally regarded as comprising two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original frontman Fish in late 1988 after their first 4 albums and the subsequent arrival of... New Day Rising is a 1985 hardcore punk album by the Minnesota band Hüsker Dü, released on SST Records. ... Hüsker Dü was an influential rock music group from Minneapolis-St. ... Icon was an American heavy metal (or glam metal) band formed in 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Dan Wexler, Stephen Clifford and Tracy Wallach. ... No Jacket Required is an album by Phil Collins, released in 1985. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Zebra is a hard rock band that came together in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... New York hardcore punk/speed metal band formed in the 1980s. ... Open Fire is Y&Ts second album. ... Y&T (Yesterday & Today) is a rock band who formed in 1974. ... Original Masters is a greatest hits album by Jethro Tull released under Chrysalis Records in 1985. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Miyuki Nakajima ) (born February 23, 1952 - ) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. ... The Power Station is the debut album by Power Station. ... left to right: Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Tony Thompson Power Station was a pop group made up of singer Robert Palmer, bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, and former CHIC drummer Tony Thompson; two other CHIC members, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were... Power Windows is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... The Minutemen were an American rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Promise is the second album by the Nigerian-English songwriter, Sade. ... See also Sade (band). ... Psychocandy is the debut album of the Scottish indie band The Jesus and Mary Chain. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain were a Scottish alternative rock band that revolved around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Rain Dogs is an album by Tom Waits, released in August of 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Ready To Strike is the first album by the band King Kobra. ... King Kobra was a melodic hard rock group founded by drummer Carmine Appice after his tenure with Ozzy Osbourne. ... Rescue You is the debut solo album release of Joe Lynn Turner, formally of Rainbow and Fandango. ... Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) born August 2, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey, was the singer for Fandango and two British hard rock groups: Rainbow (1980-1984; break-up) and Deep Purple (1989-1992). ... Keel was a heavy-metal music band in the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Riptide. ... The Riptide album was Palmers best selling work. ... Rough Cutt is the first album of the band of the same name. ... Rough Cutt is a band featuring singer Paul Shortino, who for a while replaced singer Kevin DuBrow in Quiet Riot. ... Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is a 1985 album by The Pogues, their second. ... The Pogues are a popular Irish-influenced band based in England. ... Run for cover is an album by Gary Moore, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music) and is often considered as Gary Moores break-through album. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Track Listing King of Rock and Roll Sacred Heart Another Lie Rock N Roll Children Hungry for Heaven Like the Beat of a Heart Just Another Day Fallen Angels Shoot Shoot ____________ Note: This was the last Dio album to include guitarist Vivian Campbell, who went on to join several... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1983 after leaving Black Sabbath. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ... Scarecrow is a rock album released by John Mellencamp in November 1985. ... John Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana) is an American singer and songwriter, known for a long and successful recording and performing career highlighted by a series of 1980s hits, including Jack and Diane, and by his role in the Farm Aid charity event. ... Seven the Hard Way is Pat Benatars seventh album, released in 1985. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... SHAKEN n STIRRED 1. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands) is an English rock singer, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his successful solo career. ... So Red The Rose is the platinum-selling album by Arcadia, which was released in 1985 -- the only album the band ever released. ... Arcadia (Nick Rhodes & Simon Le Bon). ... Soldiers Under Command is the second release, and first full-length studio album, from Christian metal band Stryper, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed in 1983, they are considered pioneers in the mainstream popularization of Christian rock music. ... Songs from the Big Chair was the second album released by the British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Soul to Soul is the third studio album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released in 1985. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954–August 27, 1990) was an American blues guitar legend, known as one of the most influential electric blues musicians in history. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-times Grammy Awards winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Spreading the Disease is the second album by the band Anthrax and the first with vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello. ... Yellos newly created Logo Yello is a popular Swiss electronica band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. ... Prefab Sprout is an English pop band that rose to moderate fame during the 1980s. ... Suzanne Vega Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American songwriter and singer known for her poetic lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. ... Talk About The Weather was released in 1985 in the UK on Red Rhino, an independent music record label. ... Red Lorry Yellow Lorry is a rock band that was formed in Leeds, England in early 1981 by guitarist/songwriter Chris Reed and vocalist Mark Sweeney, along with bassist Steve Smith and drummer Mick Brown (who would later join The Mission UK). ... SPK, formed in 1978 in Sydney, Australia, was a 1980s and early 1990s industrial music and noise music act featuring Neil Hill (Ne/H/il) and Graeme Revell, the latter went on to become a successful Hollywood movie composer. ... Elvy Sukaesih, born 1951, one of the most popular singers in Java, Indonesia has been dubbed the Queen of Dangdut. Dangdut is a filmic type of popular music with many incidental asides, that has gained mainstream acceptance Indonesia in the 1990s. ... Elvy Sukaesih, born 1951, one of the most popular singers in Java, Indonesia has been dubbed the Queen of Dangdut. Dangdut is a filmic type of popular music with many incidental asides, that has gained mainstream acceptance Indonesia in the 1990s. ... Telephone Free Landslide Victory was a 1985 album by musical group Camper Van Beethoven, released on Independent Projects. ... Camper Van Beethoven was founded in 1983 in Santa Cruz, California as an alternative rock, new wave music, and punk rock group. ... The Minutemen were an American rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Theatre of Pain is the third album by rock band Mötley Crüe, released on June 21, 1985. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is a popular American rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... The Pacific Age is an album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1986. ... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a synth pop group whose founder members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, UK. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgins DinDisc subsidiary). ... This is Big Audio Dynamite album cover This Is Big Audio Dynamite was the debut album by the 1980s band Big Audio Dynamite, lead by former Clash band member Mick Jones. ... Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) was a British rock band formed by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. ... ... The Fall are an English post-punk group, formed in Manchester in 1976. ... Loudness is the quality of a sound which is high in volume (amplitude, or sound pressure). ... Thursday Afternoon (1985) is an album by the British ambient musician Brian Eno. ... Brian Peter George St. ... Tim can refer to: Look up Tim in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Replacements (also known as The Mats or The Mats, from the insult of a detractor who joked the bands name was The Placemats, which the band then adopted) were a seminal alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... To Mega Therion is the title of an album released in 1986 by the Swiss death metal band Celtic Frost. ... Celtic Frost is a heavy metal band from Zürich, Switzerland, best known for their influence on the thrash metal, black metal, death metal genres. ... Under Lock and Key is the 3rd album by heavy metal band Dokken, released on November 9, 1985. ... Dokken is an American metal band which was formed in 1977. ... Title: Unguarded Artist: Amy Grant Genre: Gospel/Christian Styles: CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop Recorded: ??? Released: May 15, 1985 Record Label: Myrrh/A&M Professional Reviews: [1] Track Listing Love Of Another Kind (Chapman, Grant, Kirkpatrick, Mullins) - 3:23 Find A Way (Grant, Smith) - 3:28 Everywhere I Go (Kortes) - 4... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Up on the Sun was a 1985 album by the Meat Puppets. ... The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. ... VU is an outtakes compilation album by The Velvet Underground. ... The Velvet Underground (sometimes abbreviated as The Velvets or VU) was an American rock band first active from 1965 to 1973. ... This article is about the heavy metal band. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that featured in Captain EO. We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... Welcome to the Real World was the second album by American pop band Mr. ... Mr. ... Whitney Houston is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released on February 14, 1985. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Scorpions are a hard rock/heavy metal band from Hannover, Germany, best known for their 80s rock anthem, Rock You Like a Hurricane and their singles Wind of Change, No One Like You, and Still Loving You. // Rudolf Schenker, the bands rhythm guitarist, set out to find a band... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dead or Alive is a British New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s. ... Ebiet G. Ade (born 21 April 1955) is an Indonesian singer and songwriter close to the suppressed society. ...

Top hits

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1985 For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... Duran Duran are an English New Romantic band notable for a long series of catchy, synthesizer-driven hit singles and vivid music videos. ... Simple Minds are a rock band from Scotland in the United Kingdom, who had their greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Jack Wagner Jack Wagner (born October 3, 1959 in Washington, Missouri) is an American actor. ... Angel is the third single from American singer Madonna released from her 1984 album, Like a Virgin. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Models were an alternative rock group from Melbourne, Australia, formed in August 1978 and splitting in 1987. ... Born in the U.S.A. is a 1984 song about the effects of the Vietnam War, written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... Mr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s. ... Centerfield is an album by musician John Fogerty, released in 1985. ... John Fogerty in Stockholm Globe Arena 2005. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Crazy For You is a hit single recorded by Madonna, released in 1985 and 1991. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans five decades. ... Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer, and businessman. ... The Pogues are a popular Irish-influenced band based in England. ... Tom Petty Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Simple Minds are a rock band from Scotland in the United Kingdom, who had their greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Dress You Up was Madonnas fourth single off of her sophomore album Like A Virgin, released in the summer of 1985, after the title track, Material Girl, and Angel. Though relatively less successful than any of the albums other singles, it was still a top five hit for... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Propaganda was a synthpop musical group formed in Germany in the early 1980s by Ralf Dörper (a member of the German industrial band Die Krupps), Andreas Thein and Susanne Freytag. ... Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) was a British rock band formed by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. ... Everybody wants to rule the world is a song by Tears for Fears from their 1984 album Songs From The Big Chair. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Prefab Sprout is an English pop band that rose to moderate fame during the 1980s. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... Freeway of Love is a single released from Aretha Franklins Whos Zooming Who album in 1985. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Glory Days is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... The Dynamic Hepnotics were a successful Australian soul/blues/funk band during the 1980s. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock and roll band, the Eagles. ... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... Im Goin Down is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Im on Fire is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Into The Groove is a hit single recorded by Madonna, written by her and Stephen Bray, and released in 1985 (on the B-side of the Angel 12 maxi-single in the USA - as an A-side on the rest of the world) . It appeared in the movie Desperately Seeking... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Menudomania! Menudo is a Puerto Rican boy band that was one of the biggest teen music acts during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Foreigner is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals was an English band best known for their 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England by actor/model Roland Gift on vocals with musicians and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... Marillion are a British Rock group formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England in 1979, whose career of 13 studio albums to date is generally regarded as comprising two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original frontman Fish in late 1988 after their first 4 albums and the subsequent arrival of... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Legs is a song performed by the band ZZ Top. ... ZZ Top, affectionately known by their American fans as That little ol band from Texas,[1] is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Teena Marie (born Mary Christine Brockert on March 5, 1956 in Santa Monica, California) is an American singer/songwriter/producer. ... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Jan Hammer in Miami Vice Jan Hammer (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a composer and musician. ... Material Girl is the second single from American singer Madonna released from her 1984 album, Like A Virgin. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Shakin Stevens (born Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948) is a Welsh rock and roll singer born in Cardiff, who has the distinction of being the top selling UK singles artist of the 1980s. ... Money for Nothing is the name of a song by Dire Straits which first appeared on the bands 1985 album Brothers in Arms and subsequently became an international hit when released as a single. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 19 (nineteen) is the natural number following 18 and preceding 20. ... Paul Hardcastle (born December 10, 1957) is a British composer and musician specialising in the synthesiser. ... Ready For the World is a R&B/ funk/ dance band from Flint Michigan who scored several big pop, soul and dance hits in the mid-eighties. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s. ... The Song One More Night is the 5th track from Collins 3rd album, No Jacket Required. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... One Night in Bangkok is a song originally released in 1984 by Murray Head, and later remixed for release by Vinylshakerz in 2005. ... Murray Head on the cover of his album Passion. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Party All the Time was a single recorded by comic actor Eddie Murphy in 1985. ... Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Golden Globe-nominated and Grammy Award-winning actor and comedian. ... Part-Time Lover is a 1985 hit single by Motown singing great Stevie Wonder for the Tamla (Motown) label. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] a singular musical talent, is an African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ... Private Dancer is a song by Tina Turner which was written by Mark Knopfler. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... The Power of Love is the title of a 1985 single by Huey Lewis & the News written for and featured in the film Back to the Future. ... Huey Lewis & the News is a popular U.S. rock band based in San Francisco, California. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Saving All My Love for You is the second single from Whitney Houstons self-titled debut album. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Say You, Say Me is a song recorded by Lionel Richie. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Marilyn Martin is a singer. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Arcadia or Arkadía (Greek Αρκαδία; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. ... Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in 1968 in the northwest midlands of England, near Birmingham. ... left to right: Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Tony Thompson Power Station was a pop group made up of singer Robert Palmer, bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, and former CHIC drummer Tony Thompson; two other CHIC members, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... John Parr (born November 18, 1954, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is an English musician. ... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... The Super Bowl Shuffle is a rap song recorded by members of the Chicago Bears football team prior to their appearance in Super Bowl XX. // Known as Chicago Bears Shufflin Crew, the performers included Sweetness Walter Payton, Punky QB Jim McMahon, and Samurai Mike Singletary. ... The 1985 Chicago Bears season was their 66th regular season and 16th post-season completed in the National Football League. ... Sussudio is a pop song by Phil Collins, released as a single in January 1985. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Take on Me is a song by the Norwegian band a-ha. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... The Waterboys, performing a concert in Antwerp in 2003. ... Divine with dogs Harris Glenn Milstead (born October 19, 1945 in Towson, Maryland - died March 7, 1988) was better known by his drag persona Divine. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that featured in Captain EO. We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... We Built This City is a song by the group Starship, released in 1985. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the LSD-influenced psychedelic rock movement. ... West End girls is a song by pop group the Pet Shop Boys. ... The capitalization of song titles in this article may be disputed. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Two Fires (1990) Jimmy Barnes (born April 28, 1956 as James Dixon Swan) is a popular Australian rock singer. ... You Give Good Love is a song written and produced for American R&B singer Whitney Houstons debut album, Whitney Houston. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... John Peter Farnham (born July 1, 1949) is an Australian pop singer. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1985: Artists at No. ...


Classical music

Mario Davidovsky (born March 4, 1934) is an Argentine-American composer. ... Henri Dutilleux (born January 22, 1916 in Angers, France) is one of the most important French composers of the second half of the 20th century, producing work in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Albert Roussel, but in a style distinctly his own. ... Jacques Hétu (born August 8, 1938, Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a Canadian composer. ... Nicholas Jackson OShaughnessy is a Professor of Marketing and Communication at Brunel University (UK)[1], though he is due to take up a post at Queen Mary, University of London in January 2007. ... Witold Lutosławski at his home. ... Witold Lutosławski at his home. ... John Rutter (born September 24, 1945) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. ... Joan Tower (born 1938) is a contemporary American composer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Opera

Domenick Argento (born October 27, 1927, York, Pennsylvania) is an American composer, best known as a leading composer of lyric opera. ... Frederick Douglass, ca. ...

Musical theater

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a musical based on Mark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman. ... Dames At Sea Dames at Sea is a musical with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; music by Jim Wise. ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with a script based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... For more on his work with his two partners, see Rodgers and Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Les Misérables programme from Palace Theatre purchased for £5 in July 2003. ... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical film released in 1954. ... Saul Chaplin (born February 19, 1912 - died November 15, 1997) was one of Hollywoods preeminent composers and musical directors. ... Composer of the songs and dances for the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) is regarded as one of Americas greatest songwriters. ... Singin in the Rain was a 1985 musical play adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name. ... Song and Dance is a musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. ...

Musical films

A Chorus Line is a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. ... 2004 DVD release Thats Entertainment! is a 1974 documentary released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. ...

Births

February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Yuliya Olegovna Volkova (Юлия Олеговна Волкова, born 20 February 1985) is a member of the two-girl group t. ... t. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Dream Was A pop group consisting of 4 girls. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Vangie Tang Wing-chi (鄧穎芝) (born May 22, 1985) is a relatively unknown dance-oriented singer even in Hong Kong, and has signed for Sony Music of Hong Kong since 2004. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Girls Aloud are a British all-girl group who first came to promenance in 2002. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Caroline Dina Kongerud (commonly refered to by the stage name Dina), (born 1 August 1985) is a Norwegian pop-artist. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... Dream Was A pop group consisting of 4 girls. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... Dream Was A pop group consisting of 4 girls. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... Nicola on stage Nicola Maria Roberts (born October 5, 1985 in Stamford, Lincolnshire), is an English pop star from Runcorn and is the youngest member of Girls Aloud. ... Girls Aloud are a British all-girl group who first came to promenance in 2002. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Zachary Walker Hanson is an American musician, and member of the popular band Hanson. ... Not to be confused with The Hanson Brothers, a Canadian project by Wright brothers. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American actress, R&B and pop singer, songwriter, dancer, and television producer, best known for her roles as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show and her own show Thats So Raven as Raven Baxter. ...

Deaths

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anton Karas (July 7, 1906 – January 10, 1985) was a Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to Carol Reeds 1949 adaptation of The Third Man. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Heinz Eric Roemheld (May 1, 1901 – February 11, 1985) was an American composer. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Leslie Sarony (January 22, 1897 - February 12, 1985) was an English entertainer, singer and songwriter. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Gábor Darvas Gábor Darvas (until 1952 Gábor Steinberger) (January 18, 1911 – February 18, 1985) was a Hungarian composer and musicologist. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Efrem Zimbalist, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Efrem Zimbalist (9/21 April 1889 - February 22, 1985) was one of the worlds most prominent concert violinists, as well as a composer, teacher and conductor. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Byron (January 29, 1947- February 28, 1985 real name David Garrick ) was the original lead vocalist (1969-1976) for British rock band Uriah Heep (and their immediate precursor, Spice (1967-1969)). Gifted with a phenomenal vocal range (paired with an unparalleled sense of dynamics), and a charismatic stage presence... Uriah Heep is an English rock band, formed in 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... The Singing Nun was Jeanine Deckers (1933-1985), who joined the Dominican Fichermont Convent in Belgium. ... The Singing Nun was Jeanine Deckers (born Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers; October 17, 1933 – March 29, 1985), a member (as Sister Luc Gabriel) of the Dominican Fichermont Convent in Belgium. ... Please also see Jean Dominique for the journalist. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Hilding Rosenberg (June 21, 1892 - May 18, 1985), was a Swedish composer. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Kay Kyser (June 18, 1905, Rocky Mount, North Carolina - July 24, 1985) was a famous bandleader and one of the first to become a radio celebrity. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Eurreal Wilford Little Brother Montgomery, (c. ... This article is about the date September 11 in general. ... William Alwyn (November 7, 1905 – September 11, 1985) was an English composer, conductor, and music teacher. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra, 1956 Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tex Williams (August 23, 1917 - October 11, 1985) was an American country musician from Ramsey, Illinois. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Э́миль Григо́рьевич Ги́лельс) (October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) was a Ukrainian classical pianist of the Soviet era. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... // Biography Ricky Helton Wilson (March 3, 1953 – October 12, 1985) was the original guitarist in the rock band The B-52s, which he helped to form in 1976. ... The B-52s are a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, an important center of alternative rock. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985) was a Scottish rock musician. ... -1... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... D. Boon in 1985. ... The Minutemen were an American rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ricky Nelson can also refer to Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Awards

Grammy Awards

The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ...

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1985 was the 30th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 4, 1985 in Gothenburg. ...

Charts

List of No. 1 Hits

These are the #1 Hits of 1985: Artists at No. ...

KROQ

  • KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1985

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Speaking of heavy metal, all those who had previously proclaimed that heavy metal was dead had egg on their face; in fact, 1985 marked the beginning of a renaissance in hard rock that would thrive through the end of the decade.
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