List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1985

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These are the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits of 1985. The two longest running number-one singles of 1985 are "We Are the World" by USA for Africa and "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie which each logged four weeks at number-one. "Say You, Say Me" logged two weeks at number-one in 1985 and two more additional weeks in 1986, reaching a total of four.

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The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1985 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue DateSongArtist(s)Reference
January 5"Like a Virgin"Madonna[1]
January 12[2]
January 19[3]
January 26[4]
February 2"I Want to Know What Love Is"Foreigner[5]
February 9[6]
February 16"Careless Whisper"Wham! featuring George Michael[7]
February 23[8]
March 2[9]
March 9"Can't Fight This Feeling"REO Speedwagon[10]
March 16[11]
March 23
March 30"One More Night"Phil Collins[12]
April 6[13]
April 13"We Are the World"USA for Africa[14]
April 20[15]
April 27[16]
May 4[17]
May 11"Crazy for You"Madonna[18]
May 18"Don't You (Forget About Me)"Simple Minds[19]
May 25"Everything She Wants"Wham![20]
June 1[21]
June 8"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"Tears for Fears[22]
June 15[23]
June 22"Heaven"Bryan Adams[24]
June 29[25]
July 6"Sussudio"Phil Collins[26]
July 13"A View to a Kill"Duran Duran[27]
July 20[28]
July 27"Everytime You Go Away"Paul Young[29]
August 3"Shout"Tears for Fears[30]
August 10[31]
August 17[32]
August 24"The Power of Love"Huey Lewis and the News[33]
August 31[34]
September 7"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"John Parr
September 14[35]
September 21"Money for Nothing"Dire Straits[36]
September 28[37]
October 5[38]
October 12"Oh Sheila"Ready for the World[39]
October 19"Take On Me"a-ha[40]
October 26"Saving All My Love for You"Whitney Houston[41]
November 2"Part-Time Lover"Stevie Wonder[42]
November 9"Miami Vice Theme"Jan Hammer[43]
November 16"We Built This City"Starship[44]
November 23[45]
November 30"Separate Lives"Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin[46]
December 7"Broken Wings"Mr. Mister[47]
December 14[48]
December 21"Say You, Say Me"Lionel Richie[49]
December 28[50]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-01-11). "She's No. 1 in Two Countries, but Look out Madonna". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-01-18). "Bruce Springsteen Gets Up off Canvas to Push Prince Aside". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  4. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-01-25). "Three Contenders Fight for Crown, but Fourth is Moving Up". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  5. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-02-01). "Foreigner Improves on Recipe". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  6. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-02-08). "Madonna Reigns Supreme, but There is a Contender for the Throne". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  7. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-02-15). "Wham Hits the Top of the Charts Again, the Second Time in Three Months". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  8. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-02-22). "Wham is Poised to Sweep the Competition Off the Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  9. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-03-01). "It's a Double Wham for That British Duo". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  10. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-03-08). "Can't Fight With REO Speedwagon as they Take Over Top of Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-03-15). "Musical Formula Will For Success". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  12. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-03-29). "Phil Collins is First Artist This Year to Wear Three Crowns". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-04-05). "Madonna Sets Pace for Female Soloists". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  14. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-04-12). "'We Are the World' has Reached the Top, but Could be Flattened Soon". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  15. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-04-19). "Suddenly, 'We Are the World' is Starting to Turn Faster and Faster on Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  16. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-04-26). "'World' to Turn Overseas; Book to Feed Relief Fund". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  18. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-05-10). "Madonna Pulls Out of a Stall to Capture the No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-05-17). "'Don't You' Pushes Up to No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  20. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-05-24). "Life at Top of the Charts Can Be Sweet, but Very Short". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  21. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-05-31). "Wham's 'Make It Big' Puts 3 Singles Atop The Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  22. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-06-07). "International Artists Continue to Scale to Top of Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  23. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-06-14). "Good News For No. 1 Tears For Fears, But Look Out Below". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  24. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-06-21). "Bryan Adams' Ballad 'Heaven' Hits Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  25. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-06-28). "Once Again, 'Heaven' Keeps Bryan Adams on Cloud 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  26. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-07-05). "For Third Time, Phil Collins Captures Top Spot on Album, Singles Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  27. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-07-12). "For Third Time, Song From Film Soundtrack Takes Top Honors". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  28. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-07-19). "Duran Duran at the Top for Second Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  29. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-07-26). "It May Sound Like Hall & Oates, But It's Paul Young Rocking the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  30. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-08-02). "Tears For Fears Has a Reason to 'Shout'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  32. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-08-16). "Tears for Fears' 'Shout' stays in the No. 1 Spot for a Third Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  33. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-08-23). "Huey Lewis and the News Rise to No. 1 Spot on 'Power of Love'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-08-30). "Five Singles Leap from Film Soundtracks and on to Top of the Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  35. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-09-13). "'St. Elmo's Fire' Smokes out Tina Turner for Top Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-09-20). "Not for Nothing is Dire Straits Back On the Top Again". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  37. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-09-27). "Dire Straits' Quirky Rocker in the Money, But Kool Hot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  38. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-10-04). "Dire Straits Continues on Top and Likely to Remain There". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  39. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-10-11). "Pop Fans Show They're Ready for the World". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-10-18). "a-ha Takes The Prize, but There's a Contender in The Wings". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  41. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-10-25). "Whitney Houston's ' Saving All My Love For You' Hits the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  42. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-01). "Shuffling at the Top Moves Wonder into the No. 1 Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  43. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-08). "'Miami Vice' Makes Some Chart History". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  44. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-15). "Starship's 'We Built This City' Zooms From No. 5 to Top Spot". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  45. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-22). "Starship Single Clings to No. 1 For 2nd Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-29). "'Separate Lives' No. 1 as Expected". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  47. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-12-06). "In an Upset, 'Broken Wings' Soars to Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  48. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-12-13). "'Wings' Still Flying High on The Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  49. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-12-20). "Lionel Richie's 'Say You, Say Me' Hits the Top, Naturally". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  50. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-12-27). "Lionel Richie Blocks Eddie Murphy to Take Command". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-19.