80s on 8

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 24, 1985 (1/25/14)

January 27, 2014

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 24, 1985.

Super Bowl XIX takes center stage as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, President Ronald Reagan is sworn into his second term in office, and the hit charity single, We Are the World, is recorded for Africa by the likes of the ever-iconic Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and more. What was on the air? The Queen of Pop claims her throne and makes history with Like a Virgin, Foreigner slides into second with I Want to Know What Love Is, and Chicago rounds out the top three with You’re the Inspiration.

40. Tina Turner – “Private Dancer”
39.  The Honeydrippers – “Rockin’ At Midnight”
38.  Elton John – “In Neon”
37. General Public – “Tenderness”
36. Culture Club – “Mistake No. 3”
35. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
34. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
33. David Lee Roth – “California Girls”
32. Cyndi Lauper – “Money Changes Everything”
31. Sheena Easton – “Sugar Walls”
30. John Fogerty – “The Old Man Down The Road”
29. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
28. Julian Lennon – “Valotte”
27. Kool & The Gang –“Misled”
26. The Time – “Jungle Love”
25. Steve Perry – “Foolish Heart”
24. The Hoenydrippers – “Sea Of Love”
23. Midnight Star – “Operator”
22. Guiffris – “Call To The Heart”
21. Ashford & Simpson – “Solid”
20. Stevie Wonder – “Love Light In Flight”
19. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
18. New Edition – “Cool It Now”
17. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
16. Pat Benatar – “We Belong”
15. Duran Duran – “The Wild Boys”
14. Ray Parker Jr. – “Jamie”
13. The Pointer Sisters – “Neutron Dance”
12. Daryl Hall & John Oats – “Method Of Modern Love”
11. Bruce Springsteen – “Born In The USA”
10. Prince & The Revolution – “I Would Die 4 U”
9.  Billy Ocean – “Lover Boy”
8.  Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
7.  Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
6.  Jack Wagner – “All I Need”
5.  Wham Featuring George Michael – “Careless Whisper”
4.  Philip Bailey – “Easy Lover”
3.  Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
2.  Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
1.  Madonna – “Like A Virgin”

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