- Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
- Hello - Lionel Richie
- Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
- Footloose - Kenny Loggins
- Love Somebody - Rick Springfield
- To All The Girls I've Loved Before - Julio Iglesias (and Willie Nelson)
- You Might Think - Cars
- They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman
- Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
- Miss Me Blind - Culture Club
Well, I at least sort of remember 6 of these 10 songs. But, like yesterday (1985) I don’t have a single one in my collection(s)…. And I don’t really feel a need to change that.
So, looking at the Hot 100, what songs DO I have? Well, better than yesterday, but not a lot: 6 songs out of 100.
- Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (#14) aside: I saw Cyndi Lauer in concert at University Of Maryland, when this album was current. I remember being HUGELY disappointed. The venue was the old basketball gym (I won’t even allow the word “arena”). I saw 2 concerts there: Lauper and The Jam. Both were disappointing. So maybe the rotten venue had something to do with it…..
- You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson (37) aside #2: I saw Joe Jackson twice in and around this time. Both times at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, both were great shows.
- Jump - Van Halen (#42)
- Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic (#48)
- Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (#51)
- Thriller - Michael Jackson (#96)
There’s a few interesting / worthy songs that I don’t have, and probably ought to:
- Authority Song - John Mellencamp (#16)
- The Heart Of Rock And Roll - Huey Lewis & The News (#32)
- Who's That Girl? - Eurythmics (#61)
- 99 Luftballoons - Nena (#94)
- Red, Red Wine - UB40 (#97)