Hot 100 1985

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1985 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.
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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 5 25 Honeydrippers, The Rockin’ At Midnight 5:57 Es Paranza 7-99686
Jan 5 57 Nolan Thomas Yo’ Little Brother 3:26 Mirage 7-99697
Jan 5 61 Deep Purple Knocking At Your Back Door 3:59 Mercury 880477-7
Jan 5 87 Whodini Friends 3:44 Jive 1-9276
Jan 5 Whodini Five Minutes Of Funk 5:20 Jive 1-9276
Jan 12 57 Paul Hardcastle Rain Forest 3:55 Profile 7059
Jan 12 83 Eugene Wilde Gotta Get You Home Tonight 3:58 Philly World 7-99710
Jan 19 1 REO Speedwagon Can’t Fight This Feeling 4:54 Epic 34-04713
Jan 19 3 David Lee Roth California Girls 2:50 Warner Bros. 7-29102
Jan 19 7 Tina Turner Private Dancer 3:57 Capitol 5433
Jan 19 10 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Mix) 3:56 ZTT/Island 7-99805
Jan 19 35 Eric Carmen I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips 3:12 Geffen 29118
Jan 19 36 Pat Benatar Ooh Ooh Song 4:06 Chrysalis 42843
Jan 19 38 Jeffrey Osborne The Borderlines 3:57 A&M 2695
Jan 19 60 Chaka Khan This Is My Night 3:56 Warner 29097
Jan 19 65 Kim Wilde Go For It 3:45 MCA 52513
Jan 19 68 Kim Carnes Invitation To Dance 3:36 EMI America 8250
Jan 26 3 Commodores Nightshift 4:18 Motown 1773
Jan 26 5 Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes 3:30 Atlantic 7-89589
Jan 26 6 Animotion Obsession 3:58 Mercury 880266
Jan 26 8 Survivor High On You 4:08 Scotti Bros. 4-04685
Jan 26 9 Journey Only The Young 4:01 Geffen 7-29090
Jan 26 18 Billy Joel Keeping The Faith 4:44 Columbia 38-04681
Jan 26 33 Cars, The Why Can’t I Have You 3:49 Elektra 69657
Jan 26 41 Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth Beat Of A Heart 4:03 Columbia 38-04750
Jan 26 59 John Waite Restless Heart 3:54 EMI 8252
Jan 26 60 Little River Band Playing To Win 2:51 Capitol 5411
Jan 26 79 Kenny Rogers Crazy 3:40 RCA 13975

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 2 11 Bryan Adams Somebody 3:59 A&M 2701
Feb 2 16 Duran Duran Save A Prayer 3:42 Capitol 5438
Feb 2 32 David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group This Is Not America 3:51 EMI America 8251
Feb 2 41 Jermaine Stewart The Word Is Out 3:27 Arista 1-9256
Feb 2 54 Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora When The Rain Begins To Fall 4:09 Curb/MCA 52521
Feb 2 83 Manhattan Transfer, The Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love) 2:50 Atlantic 7-89594
Feb 9 1 Phil Collins One More Night 4:25 Atlantic 7-89588
Feb 9 2 Madonna Material Girl 3:56 Sire 7-29083
Feb 9 12 Mick Jagger Just Another Night 5:13 Columbia 04743
Feb 9 25 Prince & The Revolution Take Me With U 3:52 Warner Bros. 7-29079
Feb 9 28 Firm, The Radioactive 2:49 Atlantic 7-89586
Feb 9 39 Dan Hartman Second Nature 3:57 MCA 52519
Feb 9 71 Toto Holyanna 3:53 Columbia 38-04752
Feb 9 76 Roman Holliday One Foot Back In Your Door 3:14 Jive 1-9287
Feb 9 88 Bruce Cockburn If I Had A Rocket Launcher 3:59 Gold Mountain 82013
Feb 16 3 DeBarge Rhythm Of The Night 3:47 Gordy 1770
Feb 16 6 Bruce Springsteen I’m On Fire 2:36 Columbia 38-04772
Feb 16 17 Patti LaBelle New Attitude 4:05 MCA 52517
Feb 16 30 Greg Kihn Lucky 3:30 EMI America 8255
Feb 16 56 Alan Parsons Project Let’s Talk About Me 3:27 Arista 1-9282
Feb 16 63 Isley / Jasper / Isley Kiss And Tell 4:22 CBS Associated 4-04741
Feb 16 84 Steve Miller Band Bongo Bongo 3:15 Capitol 5442
Feb 23 1 Simple Minds Don’t You (Forget About Me) 4:20 A&M 2703
Feb 23 3 Murray Head One Night In Bangkok 4:05 RCA 13988
Feb 23 9 Don Henley All She Wants To Do Is Dance 4:23 Geffen 7-29065
Feb 23 14 Chicago Along Comes A Woman 3:47 Warner/Full Moon 29082
Feb 23 36 Time, The The Bird 3:41 Warner Bros. 7-29094
Feb 23 41 Go West We Close Our Eyes 3:48 Chrysalis 4-42850
Feb 23 46 Santana Say It Again 3:27 Columbia 38-04758
Feb 23 72 Vels, The Look My Way 3:57 Mercury 880547

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 2 1 Madonna Crazy For You 3:58 Geffen 7-29051
Mar 2 5 Sade Smooth Operator 4:54 Portrait 37-04807
Mar 2 54 John Waite Change 3:14 Chrysalis 4-42606
Mar 2 77 Robey One Night In Bangkok 3:35 Silver Blue 4-04774
Mar 2 80 Midnight Star Scientific Love 3:58 Solar 7-69659
Mar 2 81 Manhattans, The You Send Me 3:50 Columbia 38-04754
Mar 9 7 Mary Jane Girls In My House 3:59 Gordy 1741
Mar 9 26 Eric Clapton Forever Man 3:12 Duck/Warner 29081
Mar 9 31 Alison Moyet Invisible 3:56 Columbia 38-04781
Mar 9 77 UTFO Roxanne, Roxanne 3:30 Select 1182
Mar 9 79 Barbra Streisand Emotion 4:07 Columbia 38-04707
Mar 9 87 Tubes, The Piece By Piece 3:59 Capitol 5443
Mar 9 88 Triumph Follow Your Heart 3:21 MCA 52540
Mar 16 1 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:10 Mercury 880659-7
Mar 16 6 Power Station, The Some Like It Hot 3:44 Capitol 5444
Mar 16 12 Foreigner That Was Yesterday 3:45 Atlantic 7-89571
Mar 16 13 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Don’t Come Around Here No More 4:19 MCA 52496
Mar 16 18 Daryl Hall & John Oates Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid 4:02 RCA 14035
Mar 16 20 John Fogerty Rock And Roll Girls 3:26 Warner 29053
Mar 16 29 Luther Vandross Til My Baby Comes Home 3:46 Epic 04760
Mar 16 61 Jesse Johnson’s Revue Be Your Man 3:45 A&M 2702
Mar 16 88 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Back In Stride 4:10 Capitol 5431
Mar 23 1 USA for Africa We Are The World 6:22 Columbia 7-04839
Mar 23 1 Wham! Everything She Wants 5:26 Columbia 38-04840 a
Mar 23 41 Wham! Last Christmas 4:27 Columbia 38-04840 b
Mar 23 4 Billy Ocean Suddenly 3:46 Jive 1-9323
Mar 23 5 Howard Jones Things Can Only Get Better 3:59 Elektra 7-69651
Mar 23 9 Katrina & The Waves Walking On Sunshine 4:00 Capitol 5466
Mar 23 9 Kool & The Gang Fresh 3:49 De-Lite 880623
Mar 23 12 David Lee Roth Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody 4:17 Warner Bros. 7-29040
Mar 23 17 Limahl Never Ending Story 3:32 EMI America 8230
Mar 23 29 Kenny Loggins Vox Humana 4:09 Columbia 38-04849
Mar 23 44 Pointer Sisters Baby Come And Get It 4:01 Planet 14041
Mar 23 57 Giuffria Lonely In Love 4:25 MCA 52558
Mar 23 78 Los Lobos Will The Wolf Survive? 3:18 Slash 7-29093
Mar 23 80 Sheena Easton Swear 3:35 EMI 8263
Mar 23 85 Dan Fogelberg Go Down Easy 3:53 Full Moon 04835
Mar 23 91 Donnie Iris Injured In The Game Of Love 3:22 HME 04734
Mar 23 93 Alphaville Forever Young 3:45 Atlantic 89578
Mar 30 3 Harold Faltermeyer Axel F 3:00 MCA 52536
Mar 30 19 REO Speedwagon One Lonely Night 3:20 Epic 34-04848
Mar 30 35 New Edition Lost In Love 4:02 MCA 52553
Mar 30 50 Rick James Can’t Stop 4:15 Gordy 1776

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 6 12 Glenn Frey Smuggler’s Blues 3:45 MCA 52546
Apr 6 26 Rick Springfield Celebrate Youth 3:52 RCA 14047
Apr 6 39 Boy Meets Girl Oh Girl 4:06 A&M 2713
Apr 6 46 Philip Bailey Walking On The Chinese Wall 4:30 Columbia 04826
Apr 6 48 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Trevor Horn Remix) 4:20 ZTT/Island 7-99653
Apr 6 49 Shannon Do You Wanna Get Away 3:49 Mirage 7-99655
Apr 6 57 Jules Shear Steady 3:30 EMI 8259
Apr 6 73 John Parr Magical 3:53 Atlantic 7-89568
Apr 13 8 ‘Til Tuesday Voices Carry 4:19 Epic 34-04795
Apr 13 64 Fiona Talk To Me 3:48 Atlantic 7-89572
Apr 13 71 Kurtis Blow Basketball 3:52 Polydor 881529
Apr 13 92 Robin George Heartline 3:16 Bronze/Island 7-99658
Apr 20 1 Bryan Adams Heaven 4:03 A&M 2729
Apr 20 4 Survivor The Search Is Over 4:13 Scotti Bros. 4-04871
Apr 20 21 Julian Lennon Say You’re Wrong 3:45 Atlantic 7-89567
Apr 20 37 Tina Turner Show Some Respect 3:17 Capitol 5461
Apr 20 54 Bon Jovi Only Lonely 3:58 Mercury 880736
Apr 20 87 Eric Carmen I’m Through With Love 3:58 Geffen 29032
Apr 20 91 Dave Edmunds High School Nights 3:09 Columbia 38-04762
Apr 27 5 Eurythmics Would I Lie To You? 4:02 RCA 14078
Apr 27 5 Madonna Angel 3:40 Sire 7-29008
Apr 27 38 Mick Jagger Lucky In Love 4:45 Columbia 04893
Apr 27 60 Chaka Khan Through The Fire 4:15 Warner 29025
Apr 27 61 Peter Wolf Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop 3:18 EMI 8254
Apr 27 71 Alan Parsons Project Days Are Numbers (The Traveller) 4:05 Arista 1-9349
Apr 27 74 Melissa Manchester Mathematics 3:48 MCA 52575
Apr 27 76 Freddie Mercury I Was Born To Love You 3:41 Columbia 38-04869
Apr 27 81 Teena Marie Jammin 3:59 Epic 34-04738

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 4 39 Graham Parker & The Shot Wake Up (Next To You) 4:00 Elektra 7-69654
May 4 42 Gino Vannelli Black Cars 3:07 HME 4-04889
May 4 50 Jean Knight My Toot Toot 4:20 Mirage 99643
May 4 57 Natalie Cole Dangerous 3:50 Modern 99648
May 4 64 Dokken Alone Again 4:20 Elektra 7-69650
May 4 73 Firm, The Satisfaction Guaranteed 4:07 Atlantic 7-89561
May 4 76 Alex Brown (Come On) Shout 3:34 Mercury 880694
May 4 77 Maureen Steele Save The Night For Me 3:34 Motown 1787
May 4 86 Slade Little Sheila 3:56 CBS Associated 4-04865
May 4 88 Belouis Some Imagination 3:32 Capitol 5464
May 11 1 Paul Young Everytime You Go Away 4:10 Columbia 04867
May 11 1 Phil Collins Sussudio 4:23 Atlantic 7-89560
May 11 3 Whitney Houston You Give Good Love 4:12 Arista 1-9274
May 11 15 Kim Carnes Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes) 3:30 EMI America 8267
May 11 22 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Tough All Over 3:56 Scotti Brothers 04891
May 11 59 Klymaxx Meeting In The Ladies Room 3:59 Constellation 52545
May 11 62 Menudo Hold Me 3:59 RCA 14087
May 11 71 Lone Justice Ways To Be Wicked 3:26 Geffen 7-29023
May 11 80 Al Corley Square Rooms 3:40 Mercury 822241
May 18 1 Duran Duran A View To A Kill 3:33 Capitol 5475
May 18 2 Prince & The Revolution Raspberry Beret 3:31 Paisley Park 7-28972
May 18 10 Cyndi Lauper The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough 3:27 Portrait 34-04918
May 18 29 Amy Grant Find A Way 3:25 A&M 2734
May 18 36 Robert Plant Little By Little 4:43 Es Paranza 7-99644
May 18 58 Hooters All You Zombies 5:54 Columbia 38-04854
May 18 84 Paul Hyde & The Payolas You’re The Only Love 4:08 A&M 2733
May 18 86 Kim Mitchell Go For Soda 3:25 Bronze/Island 7-99652
May 25 8 Night Ranger Sentimental Street 4:10 Camel/MCA 52591
May 25 13 Depeche Mode People Are People 3:43 Sire 7-29221
May 25 18 Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) 3:59 Capitol 5459
May 25 19 Air Supply Just As I Am 4:43 Arista 9353
May 25 26 Beach Boys, The Getcha Back 2:59 Caribou 04913
May 25 28 Supertramp Cannonball 4:47 A&M 2731
May 25 34 Don Henley Not Enough Love In The World 3:54 Geffen 7-29012
May 25 40 Kenny Loggins Forever 4:23 Columbia 38-04931
May 25 43 Commodores Animal Instinct 4:02 Motown 1788
May 25 44 John Fogerty Centerfield 3:50 Warner 29053
May 25 47 Men At Work Everything I Need 3:35 Columbia 38-04929
May 25 76 Jack Wagner Lady Of My Heart 4:02 Qwest 7-29085
May 25 90 Atlantic Starr Freak-A-Ristic 3:59 A&M 2718

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 1 5 Bruce Springsteen Glory Days 4:15 Columbia 38-04924
Jun 1 6 DeBarge Who’s Holding Donna Now 4:06 Gordy 1793
Jun 1 10 Heart What About Love? 3:41 Capitol 5481
Jun 1 11 Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) 3:19 Epic 34-04894
Jun 1 15 Paul Hardcastle 19 3:37 Chrysalis 4-42860
Jun 1 30 Daryl Hall & John Oates Possession Obsession 3:51 RCA 14098
Jun 1 39 Animotion Let Him Go 4:08 Mercury 880737
Jun 1 54 Go West Call Me 4:13 Chrysalis 4-42865
Jun 1 54 Foreigner Reaction To Action 3:27 Atlantic 7-89542
Jun 1 88 Nile Rodgers Let’s Go Out Tonight 3:49 Warner Bros. 7-29049
Jun 8 3 Corey Hart Never Surrender 4:16 EMI 8268
Jun 8 3 Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:08 A&M 2738
Jun 8 9 Power Station, The Get It On (Bang A Gong) 3:42 Capitol 5479
Jun 8 22 Rick Springfield State Of The Heart 3:58 RCA 14120
Jun 8 34 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force I Wonder If I Take You Home 3:57 Columbia 38-04886
Jun 8 54 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Make It Better (Forget About Me) 4:18 MCA 52605
Jun 8 67 Jermaine Jackson (Closest Thing To) Perfect 3:41 Arista 1-9356
Jun 8 91 Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Real Love 3:46 RCA 14058
Jun 15 1 Tears For Fears Shout 3:59 Mercury 880294
Jun 15 35 Cock Robin When Your Heart Is Weak 4:28 Columbia 04875
Jun 15 41 Patti LaBelle Stir It Up 3:35 MCA 52610
Jun 15 48 Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart People Get Ready 4:50 Epic 05416
Jun 15 63 George Thorogood & The Destroyers Willie And The Hand Jive 4:01 EMI 8270
Jun 15 73 Vitamin Z Burning Flame 3:51 Geffen 29039
Jun 15 75 Sister Sledge Frankie 3:53 Atlantic 7-89547
Jun 22 1 John Parr St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) 4:08 Atlantic 7-89541
Jun 22 3 Aretha Franklin Freeway Of Love 5:49 Arista 1-9354
Jun 22 47 “Weird Al” Yankovic Like A Surgeon 3:27 Rock ‘n’ Roll 04937
Jun 22 54 Sade Your Love Is King 3:39 Portrait 37-05408
Jun 29 1 Huey Lewis & The News Power Of Love 3:53 Chrysalis 4-42876
Jun 29 5 Bryan Adams Summer Of ’69 3:35 A&M 2739
Jun 29 70 Carly Simon Tired Of Being Blonde 4:07 Epic 34-05419
Jun 29 78 Peabo Bryson Take No Prisoners (In The Game Of Love) 3:59 Elektra 69632
Jun 29 89 Eric Clapton See What Love Can Do 3:59 Duck/Warner 28986

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 6 2 Kool & The Gang Cherish 3:58 De-Lite 880869
Jul 6 2 Tina Turner We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:15 Capitol 5491
Jul 6 10 Pat Benatar Invincible 4:00 Chrysalis 41507
Jul 6 19 Howard Jones Life In One Day 3:36 Elektra 7-69631
Jul 6 24 Billy Ocean Mystery Lady 3:56 Jive 1-9374
Jul 6 40 Ratt Lay It Down 3:23 Atlantic 7-89546
Jul 6 78 Stephanie Mills Bit By Bit 3:25 MCA 52617
Jul 13 1 Dire Straits Money For Nothing 4:38 Warner Bros. 7-28950
Jul 13 1 A-Ha Take On Me 3:46 Warner 7-29011
Jul 13 9 Billy Joel You’re Only Human (Second Wind) 4:21 Columbia 38-05417
Jul 13 11 Pointer Sisters Dare Me 3:41 Planet 14126
Jul 13 16 Mötley Crüe Smokin’ In The Boys Room 3:08 Elektra 7-69625
Jul 13 34 REO Speedwagon Live Every Moment 3:52 Epic 34-05412
Jul 13 55 Y&T Summertime Girls 3:24 A&M 2748
Jul 20 4 Phil Collins Don’t Lose My Number 4:46 Atlantic 89536
Jul 20 16 Godley & Crème Cry 3:55 Polydor 881 786-7
Jul 20 21 Motels, The Shame 4:04 Capitol 5497
Jul 20 42 Mary Jane Girls Wild And Crazy Love 4:03 Gordy 1798
Jul 20 43 Loose Ends Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating) 3:42 MCA 52570
Jul 20 51 Limahl Only For Love 3:53 EMI America 8277
Jul 20 55 King Love And Pride 3:20 Epic 04917
Jul 20 76 Jesse Johnson’s Revue I Want My Girl 3:38 A&M 2749
Jul 20 82 Alison Moyet Love Resurrection 3:49 Columbia 38-05411
Jul 27 3 Wham! Freedom 5:00 Columbia 38-05409
Jul 27 7 Prince & The Revolution Pop Life 3:42 Paisley Park 7-28998
Jul 27 28 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe 3:09 A&M 2758
Jul 27 34 Michael McDonald No Lookin’ Back 3:59 Warner Bros. 7-28960
Jul 27 37 Katrina & The Waves Do You Want Crying 3:35 Capitol 5450
Jul 27 40 Laura Branigan Spanish Eddie 4:06 Atlantic 89531
Jul 27 44 Cheap Trick Tonight It’s You 3:30 Epic 05431
Jul 27 58 Billy Crystal You Look Marvelous 3:45 A&M 2764
Jul 27 73 Lone Justice Sweet, Sweet Baby (I’m Falling) 3:57 Geffen 7-28965
Jul 27 81 Curtie & The Boombox Black Kisses (Never Make You Blue) 4:27 RCA 14103

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 3 1 Ready For The World Oh Sheila 3:36 MCA 52636
Aug 3 22 Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) 4:31 RCA 14160
Aug 3 54 Julian Lennon Jesse 3:48 Atlantic 7-89529
Aug 3 67 Belouis Some Some People 3:57 Capitol 5492
Aug 3 67 Kim Carnes Abadabadango 3:58 EMI America 8281
Aug 3 69 Bon Jovi In And Out Of Love 3:59 Mercury 880951
Aug 3 82 Beach Boys, The It’s Gettin’ Late 3:26 Caribou 05433
Aug 10 18 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band C-I-T-Y 3:33 Scotti Brothers 05452
Aug 10 21 Hooters And We Danced 3:48 Columbia 38-05568
Aug 10 25 John Waite Every Step Of The Way 3:33 EMI America 8282
Aug 10 68 Air Supply The Power Of Love (You Are My Lady) 4:05 Arista 9391
Aug 10 79 Urgent Running Back 3:55 Manhattan 50005
Aug 10 91 J. Geils Band Fright Night 3:45 Private I 4-05462
Aug 17 1 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You 3:48 Arista 1-9381
Aug 17 5 Madonna Dress You Up 3:58 Sire 7-28919
Aug 17 53 Survivor First Night 4:15 Scotti Bros. 4-05579
Aug 17 54 Foreigner Down On Love 4:08 Atlantic 7-89493
Aug 17 62 What Is This I’ll Be Around 3:46 MCA 52593
Aug 17 66 Amy Grant Wise Up 3:53 A&M 2762
Aug 17 68 Steve Arrington Dancin’ In The Key Of Life 3:59 Atlantic 89535
Aug 17 74 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rebels 4:12 MCA 52658
Aug 24 6 John Cougar Mellencamp Lonely Ol’ Night 3:44 Riva 880-984-7
Aug 24 8 Sting Fortress Around Your Heart 4:48 A&M 2767
Aug 24 9 ABC Be Near Me 3:36 Mercury 880626
Aug 24 9 Loverboy Lovin’ Every Minute Of It 3:30 Columbia 38-05569
Aug 24 15 David Foster Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire 3:27 Atlantic 7-89528
Aug 24 19 Night Ranger Four In The Morning (I Can’t Take Any More) 3:32 Camel/MCA 52661
Aug 24 51 9.9 All Of Me For All Of You 3:31 RCA 14082
Aug 24 61 ‘Til Tuesday Looking Over My Shoulder 3:50 Epic 34-04936
Aug 24 87 Eric Martin Information 3:48 Capitol 5502
Aug 31 7 Mick Jagger & David Bowie Dancing In The Street 3:07 EMI America 8288
Aug 31 20 Daryl Hall & John Oates ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do/My Girl’ 4:34 RCA 14178
Aug 31 22 Don Henley Sunset Grill 6:22 Geffen 7-28906
Aug 31 26 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark So In Love 3:28 A&M 2746
Aug 31 45 Oingo Boingo Weird Science 3:45 MCA 52633
Aug 31 46 El DeBarge & DeBarge You Wear It Well 3:52 Gordy 1804
Aug 31 50 Maurice White Stand By Me 3:46 Columbia 38-05571
Aug 31 71 Romantics, The Test Of Time 3:34 Nemperor 4-05587

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 7 1 Starship We Built This City 4:49 Grunt 14170
Sep 7 1 Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover 3:43 Tamla 1808
Sep 7 1 Jan Hammer Miami Vice Theme 2:26 MCA 52666
Sep 7 9 Bruce Springsteen I’m Goin’ Down 3:29 Columbia 38-05603
Sep 7 11 Scritti Politti Perfect Way 4:02 Warner Bros. 7-28949
Sep 7 12 Freddie Jackson You Are My Lady 4:15 Capitol 5495
Sep 7 13 Paul Young I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 4:39 Columbia 05577
Sep 7 30 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill 4:56 EMI America 8285
Sep 7 34 Power Station, The Communication 3:44 Capitol 5511
Sep 7 54 Talking Heads And She Was 3:36 Sire 7-28917
Sep 7 81 Natalie Cole A Little Bit Of Heaven 4:01 Modern 99630
Sep 7 87 Depeche Mode Master And Servant 3:27 Sire 7-28918
Sep 14 2 Glenn Frey You Belong To The City 5:51 MCA 52651
Sep 14 3 Tears For Fears Head Over Heels 4:15 Mercury 880 899-7
Sep 14 4 Heart Never 4:05 Capitol 5512
Sep 14 5 Klymaxx I Miss You 4:04 Constellation 52606
Sep 14 13 Bryan Adams One Night Love Affair 3:58 A&M 2770
Sep 14 26 Corey Hart Boy In The Box 3:53 EMI 8287
Sep 14 48 Roger Daltrey After The Fire 4:36 Atlantic 7-89491
Sep 14 65 Five Star All Fall Down 3:25 RCA 14108
Sep 21 1 Mr. Mister Broken Wings 4:43 RCA PB-14136
Sep 21 6 Thompson Twins Lay Your Hands On Me 3:55 Arista 1-9396
Sep 21 48 Cheech & Chong Born In East L.A. 4:52 MCA 52655
Sep 21 57 Gino Vannelli Hurts To Be In Love 3:39 CBS Associated 4-05586
Sep 21 69 Jennifer Holliday Hard Times For Lovers 3:52 Geffen 7-28958
Sep 21 75 Dead Or Alive Lover Come Back To Me 3:08 Epic 34-05607
Sep 21 77 Diana Ross Eaten Alive 3:50 RCA 14181
Sep 21 85 Eddie & The Tide One In A Million 3:47 Atco 7-99617
Sep 21 87 Commodores Janet 3:41 Motown 1802
Sep 28 7 Aretha Franklin Who’s Zoomin’ Who 4:43 Arista 9410
Sep 28 25 Starpoint Object Of My Desire 3:51 Elektra 7-69621
Sep 28 47 Rene and Angela I’ll Be Good 4:05 Mercury 884 009-7
Sep 28 49 Howard Jones Like To Get To Know You Well 4:00 Elektra 7-69598
Sep 28 63 Family, The The Screams Of Passion 3:10 Paisley Park 7-28953
Sep 28 65 Morris Day The Oak Tree 4:32 Warner Bros. 7-28899
Sep 28 73 Go West Eye To Eye 3:32 Chrysalis VS4-42903
Sep 28 77 Jane Wiedlin Blue Kiss 3:27 I.R.S. 52674

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 5 1 Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin Separate Lives 4:06 Atlantic 7-89498
Oct 5 2 Eddie Murphy Party All The Time 3:58 Columbia 38-25609
Oct 5 15 Tina Turner One Of The Living 4:10 Capitol 5518
Oct 5 20 Olivia Newton-John Soul Kiss 3:47 MCA 52686
Oct 5 34 Billy Joel The Night Is Still Young 4:02 Columbia 38-05657
Oct 5 34 Ray Parker Jr. Girls Are More Fun 4:20 Arista 1-9352
Oct 5 74 Marillion Kayleigh 3:33 Capitol 5493
Oct 5 81 Tommy Shaw Remo’s Theme (What If) 4:02 A&M 2773
Oct 12 24 Ta Mara & The Seen Everybody Dance 3:47 A&M 2768
Oct 12 41 Wang Chung To Live And Die In L.A. 3:48 Geffen 7-28891
Oct 12 71 Katrina & The Waves Que Te Quiero 3:20 Capitol 5528
Oct 12 88 Kenny Loggins I’ll Be There 3:58 Columbia 38-05625
Oct 12 89 Ratt You’re In Love 3:12 Atlantic 7-89502
Oct 19 10 Miami Sound Machine Conga 4:14 Epic 34-05457
Oct 19 13 Baltimora Tarzan Boy 3:49 Manhattan 50018
Oct 19 3 Simple Minds Alive & Kicking 5:24 A&M 2783
Oct 19 8 ZZ Top Sleeping Bag 4:02 Warner 28884
Oct 19 18 Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 4:29 RCA 14214
Oct 19 46 Prince & The Revolution America 3:40 Paisley Park 7-28999
Oct 19 51 KISS Tears Are Falling 3:55 Mercury 884141
Oct 19 82 Laura Branigan Hold Me 4:15 Atlantic 89496
Oct 19 83 Quarterflash Talk To Me 4:58 Geffen 28908
Oct 19 85 John Waite Welcome To Paradise 3:43 EMI America 8278
Oct 26 18 Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne You’re A Friend Of Mine 4:12 Columbia 05660
Oct 26 6 Arcadia Election Day 4:23 Capitol 5501
Oct 26 18 Kool & The Gang Emergency 3:59 De-Lite 884199
Oct 26 20 Elton John Wrap Her Up 4:16 Geffen 7-28873
Oct 26 29 Sheena Easton Do It For Love 3:47 EMI 8295
Oct 26 52 Jack Wagner Too Young 4:07 Qwest 7-28931
Oct 26 68 Christopher Cross Charm The Snake 3:50 Warner Bros. 7-28864
Oct 26 84 Motels, The Shock 4:09 Capitol 5529
Oct 26 89 Mötley Crüe Home Sweet Home 3:51 Elektra 7-69591

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 2 2 Survivor Burning Heart 3:51 Scotti Bros. 4-05663
Nov 2 7 Dire Straits Walk Of Life 4:07 Warner Bros. 7-28878
Nov 2 7 Cars, The Tonight She Comes 3:52 Elektra 7-69589
Nov 2 6 John Cougar Mellencamp Small Town 3:42 Riva 884 202-7
Nov 2 38 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City 5:09 Manhattan 50017
Nov 2 51 New Edition Count Me Out 3:59 MCA 52703
Nov 2 59 Pointer Sisters Freedom 4:18 RCA 14224
Nov 9 1 Dionne & Friends Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder That’s What Friends Are For 4:14 Arista 1-9422
Nov 9 17 Night Ranger Goodbye 4:20 Camel/MCA 52729
Nov 9 26 Pete Townshend Face The Face 3:58 Atco 7-99590
Nov 9 45 Rush The Big Money 5:35 Mercury 884191-7
Nov 9 1 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me 3:59 Motown 1819
Nov 9 17 Sting Love Is The Seventh Wave 3:45 A&M 2787
Nov 9 61 James Taylor Everyday 3:10 Columbia 38-05681
Nov 9 64 John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band Small Town Girl 4:20 Scotti Brothers 4-05668
Nov 16 4 Stevie Nicks Talk To Me 4:08 Modern 7-99582
Nov 16 11 Sheila E. A Love Bizarre 3:46 Paisley Park 7-28890
Nov 16 18 Jellybean Sidewalk Talk 3:57 EMI 8297
Nov 16 65 Loverboy Dangerous 3:36 Columbia 38-05711
Nov 16 69 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam & Full Force Can You Feel The Beat 3:48 Columbia 38-05669
Nov 16 81 INXS This Time 3:06 Atlantic 7-89497
Nov 16 82 Robert Palmer Discipline Of Love (Why Did You Do It) 3:20 Island 7-99597
Nov 16 89 John Parr Love Grammar 3:35 Atlantic 7-89484
Nov 23 5 Sade The Sweetest Taboo 4:24 Portrait 37-05713
Nov 23 6 Mike + The Mechanics Silent Running 4:10 Atlantic 7-89488
Nov 23 7 Paul McCartney Spies Like Us 4:42 Capitol 5537
Nov 23 10 Stevie Wonder Go Home 4:08 Tamla 1817
Nov 23 15 Bryan Adams/ Tina Turner It’s Only Love 3:15 A&M 2791
Nov 23 28 Pat Benatar Sex As A Weapon 4:15 Chrysalis 4-42927
Nov 23 56 Paul Young Everything Must Change 5:30 Columbia 05712
Nov 23 72 Kenny Rogers Morning Desire 4:08 RCA 14194 A
Nov 30 2 Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 4:05 Jive 1-9432
Nov 30 3 Wham! I’m Your Man 4:05 Columbia 38-05721
Nov 30 7 Dream Academy, The Life In A Northern Town 4:16 Warner Bros. 7-28841
Nov 30 20 A-Ha The Sun Always Shines On T.V. 4:30 Warner Bros. 7-28846
Nov 30 30 Corey Hart Everything In My Heart 4:15 EMI 8300
Nov 30 53 Twisted Sister Leader Of The Pack 3:50 Atlantic 7-89478
Nov 30 77 Nick Lowe and his Cowboy Outfit I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock ‘N Roll) 3:56 Columbia 38-05570
Nov 30 94 Jon Butcher Sounds Of Your Voice 3:39 Capitol 5534
Nov 30 95 Diana Ross Chain Reaction 3:47 RCA 14244

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1985

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 7 1 Whitney Houston How Will I Know 4:34 Arista 9434
Dec 7 4 James Brown Living In America 4:08 Scotti Brothers 4-05682
Dec 7 6 Bruce Springsteen My Hometown 4:33 Columbia 38-05728
Dec 7 21 Ready For The World Digital Display 4:11 MCA 52734
Dec 7 46 Asia Go 3:40 Geffen 28872
Dec 7 51 Isley / Jasper / Isley Caravan Of Love 4:15 CBS Associated 4-05611
Dec 7 61 Queen One Vision 4:00 Capitol 5530
Dec 7 75 El DeBarge & DeBarge The Heart Is Not So Smart 4:25 Gordy 1822
Dec 7 76 Eugene Wilde Don’t Say No Tonight 4:15 Philly World 7-99608
Dec 14 17 Charlie Sexton Beat’s So Lonely 3:35 MCA 52715
Dec 14 18 Hooters Day By Day 3:29 Columbia 38-05730
Dec 14 25 Freddie Jackson He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do) 4:00 Capitol 5535
Dec 14 43 Barbra Streisand Somewhere (From West Side Story) 4:24 Columbia 38-05680
Dec 14 63 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Secret 3:57 A&M 2794
Dec 21 1 Mr. Mister Kyrie 4:10 RCA 14258
Dec 21 57 Chaka Khan Own The Night 4:27 MCA 52730
Dec 21 68 Alisha Baby Talk 4:04 Vanguard 35262
Dec 21 80 Fortune Stacy 4:07 MCA 52727
Dec 28 1 Starship Sara 4:18 Grunt 14253
Dec 28 3 Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers 4:03 A&M 2788
Dec 28 7 Sly Fox Let’s Go All The Way 3:54 Capitol 5552
Dec 28 61 Alarm, The Strength 4:10 I.R.S. 52736
Dec 28 85 Joni Mitchell Good Friends 4:25 Geffen 7-28840
Dec 28 86 Roger Daltrey Let Me Down Easy 4:08 Atlantic 7-89471