top of the pops 1985 episode guide
 

 

    

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03 01 1985
Smiley Culture – “Police Officer”
Sal Solo – “Sam Damiano ”
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
Paul Young – “Everything Must Change”
Tears For Fears – “Shout”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “The Power Of Love”
Ray Parker Jr – “Ghostbusters”
The Toy Dolls – “Nellie The Elephant”
Madonna – “Like A Virgin”
Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – “We All Stand Together”
Wham! – “Everything She Wants”
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – “Step Off”

10 01 1985
Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday”
ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man”
Alison Moyet – “Invisible”
Thompson Twins – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Bronski Beat – “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Council Collective - "Soul Deep"

17 01 1985
The Limit – “Say Yeah”
Prince – “1999”
Amii Stewart – “Friends”
Pat Benatar – “We Belong”
Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
Smiley Culture – “Police Officer”
Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere”
Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – “Step Off”
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”

24 01 1985
Chaka Khan – “This Is My Night”
Ashford & Simpson – “Solid”
Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday”
James Ingram – “Yah Mo B There”
Imagination – “Thank You My Love”
Billy Ocean – “Loverboy”
King – “Love & Pride”
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”

31 01 1985
Big Sound Authority – “This House”
Art Of Noise – “Close ”
Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
Pat Benatar – “We Belong”
The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Colour Field – “Thinking Of You”
Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”

07 02 1985
King – “Love & Pride”
Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
George Benson – “20/20”
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round ”
Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Billy Ocean – “Lover Boy”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Pat Benatar – “We Belong”

14 02 1985
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round ”
The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Colour Field – “Thinking Of You”
REO Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
David Lee Roth – “California Girls”
Daryl Hall & John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”
George Michael – “Careless Whisper”
Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind”
Kool & The Gang – “Misled”
Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Eugene Wilde – “Personality”

21 02 1985
Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind”
Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”
ZZ Top – “Legs”
Little Benny & The Masters – “Who Comes To Boogie”
Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Eddy & The Soul Band – “Shaft”

28 02 1985
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round”
Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do” 
David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
Daryl Hall & John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Madonna – “Material Girl”
The Commodores – “Nightshift”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”

07 03 1985
Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Madonna – “Material Girl”
Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Loose Ends – “Hanging On A String ”
Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round ”
Daryl Hall & John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”

14 03 1985
Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
New Edition – “Mr Telephone Man”
Sheila E – “The Belle Of St Mark”
Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round ”
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – “Kiss Me”

21 03 1985
Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
The Alarm – “Absolute Reality”
Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
Starvation – “Starvation”
Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars”
Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
Loose Ends – “Hanging On A String ”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
The Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”

28 03 1985
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome”
Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now”
David Grant & Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”

04 04 1985
Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
ABC – “Be Near Me”
Bryan Adams – “Somebody”
Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
REO Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
David Grant & Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”

11 04 1985
Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
The Rah Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
Foreigner – “That Was Yesterday”
Billy Connolly – “Supergran”
China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
Phil Collins – “One More Night”
The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”

18 04 1985
Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
Simple Minds – “Don’t You ”
Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
Dire Straits – “So Far Away”
Bronski Beat & Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”

25 04 1985
Bronski Beat & Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Phil Collins – “One More Night”
The Rah Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
New Model Army – “No Rest”
Debarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
David Grant & Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Steve Arrington – “Feel So Real”

02 05 1985
Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
Vikki – “Love Is”
U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
New Model Army – “No Rest”
Toyah – “Don’t Fall In Love ”
Godley & Crème – “Cry”
Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin’”
Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Debarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”

09 05 1985
The Style Council – “Walls Come Tumbling Down”
Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Steve Arrington – “Feel So Real”
Godley & Crème – “Cry”
Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin’ ”
Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Bronski Beat & Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”

16 05 1985
Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Loose Ends – “Magic Touch”
Duran Duran – “A View To A Kill”
Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
Go West – “Call Me”
Marillion – “Kayleigh”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Divine – “Walk Like A Man”

23 05 1985
Go West – “Call Me”
Katrina & The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
Marillion – “Kayleigh”
The Power Station – “Get It On”
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – “Out In The Fields”
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – “Icing On The Cake”
Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Animotion – “Obsession”
Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Skipworth & Turner – “Thinking About Your Love”

30 05 1985
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – “Icing On The Cake”
Animotion – “Obsession”
Billy Ocean – “Suddenly”
Propaganda – “Duel”
Mai Tai – “History”
Gary Numan – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
OMD – “So In Love”
Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Five Star – “All Fall Down”

06 06 1985
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – “Out In The Fields”
The Crowd – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Mai Tai – “History”
Kool & The Gang – “Cherish”
Propaganda – “Duel”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Madonna – “Crazy For You”
David Bowie – “Loving The Alien”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”

13 06 1985
Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Madonna – “Crazy For You”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Harold Faltermeyer – “Axel F”
Bruce Springsteen – “I’m On Fire”
Fine Young Cannibals – “Johnny Come Home”
Billy Ocean – “Suddenly”
Marillion – “Kayleigh”
The Crowd – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Animotion – “Obsession”

20 06 1985
Fine Young Cannibals – “Johnny Come Home”
Sting – “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”
Mai Tai – “History”
Paul Young – “Tomb Of Memories”
Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels”
Marti Webb – “Ben”
China Crisis – “King In A Catholic Style ”
Harold Faltermeyer – “Axel F”
The Crowd – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Prince - "Paisley Park"

27 06 1985
Paul Young – “Tomb Of Memories”
Kool & The Gang – “Cherish”
The Commentators – “N-N-Nineteen ”
Bruce Springsteen – “I’m On Fire”
Marti Webb – “Ben”
Elton John & Millie Jackson – “Act Of War”
The Damned – “The Shadow Of Love”
Howard Jones – “Life In One Day”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
The Conway Brothers – “Turn It Up”

04 07 1985
Dead Or Alive – “In Too Deep”
Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels”
The Damned – “The Shadow Of Love”
Fine Young Cannibals – “Johnny Come Home”
Simply Red – “Money’s Too Tight ”
The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary”
The Style Council – “Come To Milton Keynes”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Glenn Frey – “Smuggler's Blues”

11 07 1985
The Conway Brothers – “Turn It Up”
Eurythmics – “There Must Be An Angel”
Opus – “Live Is Life”
Russ Abbot – “All Night Holiday”
Steve Arrington – “Dancin’ In The Key Of Life”
Jaki Graham – “Round & Around”
Denise LaSalle – “My Toot Toot”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Animal Nightlife – “Love Is Just The Great Pretender”

18 07 1985
Simply Red – “Money’s Too Tight ”
Steve Arrington – “Dancin’ In The Key Of Life”
The Cool Notes – “In Your Car”
Russ Abbot – “All Night Holiday”
The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary”
Jaki Graham – “Round & Around”
Tina Turner – “We Don’t Need Another Hero ”
Billy Idol – “White Wedding”
Feargal Sharkey – “Loving You”
Trans X – “Living On Video”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Five Star – “Let Me Be The One”

25 07 1985
Arrow – “Long Time”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
Feargal Sharkey – “Loving You”
The Cure – “In Between Days”
The Pointer Sisters – “Dare Me”
Dire Straits – “Money For Nothing”
Trans X – “Living On Video”
Eurythmics – “There Must Be An Angel ”
Opus – “Live Is Life”

01 08 1985
Five Star – “Let Me Be The One”
Tina Turner – “We Don’t Need Another Hero”
Gary Moore – “Empty Rooms”
Prince – “Raspberry Beret”
Nik Kershaw – “Don Quixote”
Bruce Springsteen – “Glory Days”
The Cure – “In Between Days”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
Billy Idol - "White Wedding"

08 08 1985
Amazulu – “Excitable”
Dire Straits – “Money For Nothing”
Princess – “Say I’m Your Number One”
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – “Too Many Games”
Phil Collins – “Take Me Home”
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – “I Got You Babe”
Go West – “Goodbye Girl”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
Madonna – “Holiday”

15 08 1985
King – “Alone Without You”
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – “I Got You Babe”
Phil Collins – “Take Me Home”
Total Contrast – “Takes A Little Time”
Dio – “Rock ‘N’ Roll Children”
Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy”
Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
D Train – “You’re The One For Me”

22 08 1985
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – “I Wonder If I Take You Home”
The Cars – “Drive”
Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy”
Dan Hartman – “I Can Dream About You”
Mai Tai – “Body & Soul”
Marc Almond – “Stories Of Johnny”
Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill”
Princess – “Say I’m Your Number One”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
Amazulu – “Excitable”

29 08 1985
Mai Tai – “Body & Soul”
Dan Hartman – “I Can Dream About You”
D Train – “You’re The One For Me”
Bananarama – “Do Not Disturb”
Bryan Ferry – “Don’t Stop The Dance”
Madness – “Yesterday’s Men”
Thompson Twins – “Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream”
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – “I Got You Babe”
Amii Stewart – “Knock On Wood”

05 09 1985
Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy”
Bryan Ferry – “Don’t Stop The Dance”
Rebecca Storm – “The Show”
Madness – “Yesterday’s Men”
Huey Lewis & The News – “The Power Of Love”
Marillion – “Lavender”
Bonnie Tyler – “Holding Out For A Hero”
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street”
Stevie Wonder - "Part Time Lover"

12 09 1985
Amii Stewart – “Knock On Wood”
Huey Lewis & The News – “The Power Of Love”
Maria Vidal – “Body Rock”
Marillion – “Lavender”
Cliff Richard – “She’s So Beautiful”
Red Box – “Lean On Me ”
Midge Ure – “If I Was”
Mai Tai – “Body & Soul”
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street”
Bananarama - "Do Not Disturb"

19 09 1985
Red Box – “Lean On Me ”
Madonna – “Angel”
Midge Ure – “If I Was”
Cameo – “Single Life”
Rene & Angela – “I’ll Be Good”
Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – “Brand New Friend”
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street”
Colonel Abrams – “Trapped”

26 09 1985
Depeche Mode – “It’s Called A Heart”
Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Five Star – “Love Take Over”
The Damned – “Is It A Dream?”
Dead Or Alive – “My Heart Goes Bang”
The Style Council – “The Lodgers”
Bonnie Tyler – “Holding Out For A Hero”
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street”
Maria Vidal – “Body Rock”

03 10 1985
Colonel Abrams – “Trapped”
Iron Maiden – “Running Free”
Cameo – “Single Life”
John Parr – “St Elmo’s Fire”
The Smiths – “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side”
The Cure – “Close To Me”
Rene & Angela – “I’ll Be Good”
Midge Ure – “If I Was”
Five Star – “Love Take Over”

10 10 1985
Red Box – “Lean On Me ”
John Parr – “St Elmo’s Fire”
The Smiths – “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side”
Madonna – “Gambler”
A-ha – “Take On Me”
Simple Minds – “Alive & Kicking”
The Cult – “Rain”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"

17 10 1985
Shakin’ Stevens – “Lipstick, Powder & Paint”
A-ha – “Take On Me”
Elton John – “Nikita”
Level 42 – “Something About You”
Grace Jones – “Slave To The Rhythm”
Jan Hammer – “Miami Vice Theme”
Colonel Abrams – “Trapped”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Madonna – “Gambler”

24 10 1985
John Parr – “St Elmo’s Fire”
Arcadia – “Election Day”
Jan Hammer – “Miami Vice Theme”
Matt Bianco – “Yeh Yeh”
Echo & The Bunnymen – “Bring On The Dancing Horses”
King – “The Taste Of Your Tears”
Level 42 – “Something About You”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Thompson Twins - "King For A Day"

31 10 1985
Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart”
Elton John – “Nikita”
Matt Bianco – “Yeh Yeh”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Cities In Dust”
Kate Bush – “Cloudbusting”
UB40 – “Don’t Break My Heart”
King – “The Taste Of Your Tears”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Lipstick, Powder & Paint”

07 11 1985
A-ha – “Take On Me”
The Far Corporation – “Stairway To Heaven”
Level 42 – “Something About You”
The Simon May Orchestra – “Howard’s Way Theme”
Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin – “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
Talking Heads – “Road To Nowhere”
UB40 – “Don’t Break My Heart”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Paul Hardcastle – “Just For Money”

14 11 1985
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – “Lost Weekend”
Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin – “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
King – “The Taste Of Your Tears”
Talking Heads – “Road To Nowhere”
Madness – “Uncle Sam”
Dire Straits – “Brothers In Arms”
Queen – “One Vision”
Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart”
Bryan Adams & Tina Turner – “It’s Only Love”

21 11 1985
Madness – “Uncle Sam”
Wham! – “I’m Your Man”
Dee C. Lee – “See The Day”
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Dionne Warwick & Friends – “That’s What Friends Are For”
Lionel Richie – “Say You Say Me”
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – “The Show”
Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart”
Midge Ure - "That Certain Smile"

28 11 1985
David Grant & Jaki Graham – “Mated”
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Artists United Against Apartheid – “Sun City”
Paul McCartney – “Spies Like Us”
Go West – “Don’t Look Down-The Sequel”
Prefab Sprout – “When Love Breaks Down”
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin – “Separate Lives”
Wham! – “I’m Your Man”
Starship – “We Built This City”

05 12 1985
Go West – “Don’t Look Down-The Sequel”
Lionel Richie – “Say You Say Me”
Nik Kershaw – “When A Heart Beats”
Marillion – “Heart Of Lothian”
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Madonna – “Dress You Up”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
Wham! – “I’m Your Man”
Amazulu – “Don’t You Just Know It”

12 12 1985
Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat”
Madonna – “Dress You Up”
Cameo – “She’s Strange”
Iron Maiden – “Run To The Hills”
Princess – “After The Love Has Gone”
Starship - "We Built This City"
Shakin’ Stevens – “Merry Christmas Everyone”
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Wham! – “Last Christmas”

19 12 1985
Amazulu – “Don’t You Just Know It”
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Aled Jones – “Walking In The Air”
Level 42 – “Leaving Me Now”
Sophia George – “Girlie Girlie”
Elton John – “Wrap Her Up”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Paul McCartney – “Spies Like Us”

25 12 1985
King – “Love & Pride”
Sister Sledge – “Frankie”
Madonna – “Into The Groove”
Colonel Abrams – “Trapped”
Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Midge Ure – “If I Was”
Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Eurythmics – “There Must Be An Angel ”
Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round ”
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street”
Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy”
The Crowd – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Billy Ocean – “Suddenly”
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – “I Got You Babe”
Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart”
Jonathan King – US chart rundown
Madonna – “Crazy For You”
Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
George Michael – “Careless Whisper”
Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love”
Wham! – “I’m Your Man”
Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome”

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