Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top 50 Singles- Readers' List-1985

Musically not so strong like 1984, but still a very important year in music history when Bob Geldof and Midge Ure launched the Live Aid. Certainly the biggest event and the first of such kind whose purpose was to raise awareness of poverty and famine in some African countries. "Do They Know It's Christmas Time" was the official anthem for it. The year 1985 brought a huge milestone for the music industry, as the first album was officially released on CD. It was a debut album of Dire Strait's 'Brother in Arms', which also remained one of the best selling albums to date. New Wave Gold dream slowly vanished into decadence and the world was waiting for the new genres and new kids.
After the Album countdown on which New Order won with 'Low Life', we would like to invite you to submit your top ten singles of the year. Here is the list of singles we propose,but of course not the definite one. You are welocme to add your own, but mind the tags: #newwave, #synthpop #post-punk #darkwave #minimal-synth #artpop #italo-disco #electronic #goth




01. Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill 
02. The Smiths- How Soon is Now? 
03. The Cult- She Sells Sanctuary 
04. Pet Shop Boys- West End Girls 
05. Depeche Mode- Shake the Disease 
06. Killing Joke- Love Like Blood 
07. Simple Minds- Don't You (Forget About Me) 
08. New Order- The Perfect Kiss 
09. The Cure- Close to Me 
10. Talk Talk- Life's What You Make It 
11. King- Love and Pride 
12. Grace Jones- Slave to the Rhythm 
13. The Cure- In Between Days 
14. Echo & The Bunnymen- Bring on the Dancing Horses 
15. Jesus and The Mary Chain- Just Like Honey 
16.Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule The World 
17.Arcadia- Election Day 
18. Siouxsie and the Banshees- Cities in Dust 
19. a-ha- The Sun Always Shine on TV 
20. David Bowie and Pat Metheny Group- This is not America 
20. 'til Tuesday- Voices Carry
21. Double- Captain of Her Heart
22. Fine Young Cannibals- Johnny Come Home
23. Tears For Fears- Shout
24. Duran Duran- View to A Kill
25. The Dream Academy- Life in a Northern Town
26. Bronski Beat feat Marc Almond- I Feel Love
27. The Cure- A Night Like This
28. Talking Heads- Road to Nowhere
29. Roxy Music- Don't Stop The Dance
30.Sting- Russians
31.Pet Shop Boys- Opportunities
32. Clio- Faces
33. Propaganda- Duel
34. Simple Minds- Alive and Kicking
35. The Smiths- The Boy with the Thorn in his Side
36. Sandra- Maria Magdalena
37. Icehouse- No Promises
38. Yello- Vicious Games
39. Love and Rockets- Ball of Confusion
40. Tears for Fears- Head over Heels
41.The Replacements- Bastards of Young
42.Big Audio Dynamite- The Bottom Line
43.Prefab Sprout- When Love Breaks Down
44.Felt- Primitive Painters
45.Book of Love- I Touch Roses
46.Colourbox- The moon is Blue
47.The Associates- Breakfast
48. Mr. Mister- Broken Wings
49. Katy Gray- Hold me Tight
50. Ruth- Polaroid/Roman/ Photo