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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 21, 1985 (3/24/14)

March 24, 2014

As the Bowling for Soup jam suggests, it’s hard not to be preoccupied with the year 1985. Bruce Springsteen was king. The Breakfast Club had just become a thing. Madonna and Tina Turner reigned supreme as the original divas of pop. There was, indeed, U2 and Blondie, and music still on MTV. With its slew of nostalgic films and effervescent rock ‘n’ roll stars, 1985 was a year for “all the feels,” as we would say today. REO Speedwagon understood this better than anyone, topping the charts at number one for three weeks straight with Can’t Fight This Feeling, which also tops this week’s. Madonna keeps things sassy and upbeat with Material Girl at number two, and Phil Collins pours his heart out at number three with One More Night.

Check out the rest below in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown.

40. DAN HARTMAN – SECOND NATURE
39. THE FIRM – RADIOACTIVE
38. GREG KIHN – LUCKY
37. FOREIGNER – THAT WAS YESTERDAY
36. SIMPLE MINDS – DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME)
35. MURRAY HEAD – ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
34. THE CARS – WHY CAN’T I HAVE YOU
33. PHILIP BAILEY – EASY LOVER
32. DAVID BOWIE/PATMETHENY – THIS IS NOT AMERICA
31. AUTOGRAPH – TURN UP THE RADIO
30. CHICAGO – ALONG COMES A WOMEN
29. DON HENLEY – ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS DANCE
28. JOHN PARR – NAUGHTY NAUGHTY
27. POINTER SISTERS – NEUTRON DANCE
26. FOREIGNER – I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
25. PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION WITH APPOLLONIA – TAKE ME WITH U
24. DEBARGE – RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT
23. KOOL & THE GANG – MISLED
22. ANIMOTION – OBSESSION
21. USA FOR AFRICA – WE ARE THE WORLD
20. MADONNA – CRAZY FOR YOU
19. DIANA ROSS – MISSING YOU
18. BILLY JOEL – KEEPING THE FAITH
17. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – I’M ON FIRE
16. DURAN DURAN – SAVE A PRAYER
15. COMMODORES – NIGHTSHIFT
14. BRYAN ADAMS – SOMEBODY
13. MICK JAGGER – JUST ANOTHER NIGHT
12. WHAM FT. GEORGE MICHAEL – CARELESSWHISPER
11. DAVID LEE ROTH – CALIFORNIA GIRLS
10. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – RELAX
9. JOURNEY – ONLY THE YOUNG
8. SURVIVOR – HIGH ON YOU
7. TINA TURNER – PRIVATE DANCER
6. TEENA MARIE – LOVER GIRL
5. JULIAN LENNON – TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES
4. GLENIN FREY – THE HEAT IS ON
3. PHIL COLLINS – ONE MORE NIGHT
2. MADONNA – MATERIAL GIRL
1. REO SPEEDWAGON – CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING