This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to November 15, 1985. Ronald Regan is currently serving his second term in office, the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes debuts and Microsoft releases the first version of Windows (Windows 1.0). What was on the air? It’s all about the big cities: Starship topped the charts with We Built this City, followed up by Glenn Frey’s You Belong to the City and Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice Theme.

40. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
39. John Cougar Mellencamp – “Lonely Ol’ Night”
38. The Cars – “Tonight She Comes”
37. Starpoint – “Object Of My Desire”
36. John Cougar Mellencamp – “Small Town”
35. Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill”
34. Ray Parker Jr. – “Girls Are More Fun”
33. Elton John – “Wrap Her Up”
32. Lionel Richie – “Say You, Say Me”
31. Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin – “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
30. The Hooters – “And We Danced”
29. Ready For The World – “Oh Shelia”
28. Sting – “Fortress Around Your Heart”
27. Paul Young – “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down”
26. Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark – “So In Love”
25. Scritti Politti – “Perfect Way”
24. Eddie Murphy – “Party All The Time”
23. Klymaxx – “I Miss You”
22. Simple Minds – “Alive and Kicking”
21. Olivia Newton-John – “Soul Kiss”
20. Loverboy – “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It”
19. ZZ Top – “Sleeping Bag”
18. Arcadia – “Election Day”
17. Tina Turner – “One Of The Living”
16. Bryan Adams – “One Night Love Affair”
15. David Foster – “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire (Instrumental)”
14. Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
13. A-ha – “Take On Me”
12. Freddie Jackson – “You Are My Lady”
11. Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”
10. The Thompson Twins – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
9. ABC – “Be Near Me” 8. Heart – “Never”
7. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
6. Phil Collins/Marilyn Martin – “Separate Lives (Theme From White Nights)”
5. Stevie Wonder – “Part-Time Lover”
4. Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels “
3. Jan Hammer – “Miami Vice Theme”
2. Glenn Frey – “You Belong To The City”
1. Starship – “We Built This City”

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