Top 40 Songs This Week – April 13, 1985: Songs 20-11

Hey Gang, welcome back to the continuation of this week’s Top-40 countdown! I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and this is probably my favorite 10 so far. There isn’t a song on here that I don’t like. If you need to catch up this week, you can check out songs 40-31, and 30-21 first. Now let’s Return to the week ending April 13, 1985, and continue on with songs 20-11.

20. “Too Late For Goodbyes” by Julian Lennon

This was Julian Lennon’s biggest hit. Man, he looked and sounded just like his father! It would have been incredible if there was a Beatles reunion, and he replaced John. But, that would have been unfair to Julian. Unfortunately, Julian Lennon would not come close to the success that he had with this song. He did get nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985 for this song, and the title track from his debut album, “Valotte“.

19. “High On You” by Survivor

Vital Signs was always one of my favorite albums. I love every song on it, which includes this one. I did like “I Can’t Hold Back” better, but this one seemed to get more airplay. This is still a really good song though, and it does bring me back to my freshman year in high school.

18. “Along Comes a Woman” by Chicago

Here is another one of my all-time favorite bands. This is one of my favorite Chicago songs. Unfortunately, that dastardly Radio mainly focused on Chicago’s ballads. Their ballads are great, but they have some awesome rock songs that you may not know about unless you bought the albums. “Along Comes a Woman” was the rare upbeat Chicago song that got airplay post-Terry Kath. I love this song, and the video is a lot of fun too, as they jumped on the Indiana Jones bandwagon.

17. “Some Like It Hot” by The Power Station

Wow, what’s going on here?! This is 4 songs in a row that I like! “Some Like It Hot” was the first single released from the supergroup’s debut album. I like Robert Palmer’s vocals more in this song than his solo work. Power Station also had former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, as well as Duran Duran’s John (bass) and Andy (guitar) Taylor.

16. “Just Another Night” by Mick Jagger

Here is another really good song. I had forgotten about this one. It was Mick Jagger’s first single from his debut solo album, She’s the Boss. I don’t think I’ve heard this song since it came out. Jagger’s solo work does not get too much airplay. I really like this one a lot.

15. “All She Wants to Do is Dance” by Don Henley

This is a good song from Henley’s classic Building the Perfect Beast album. This song was refreshing after getting pummeled to death with “The Boys of Summer“.

14. “Somebody” by Bryan Adams

This is one of my favorite Bryan Adams songs. This was on his incredible Reckless album.

13. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon

Here is REO Speedwagon’s huge power ballad. It would be a #1 hit for three weeks in a row. I still like this song a lot.

12. “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head

I love this song every time I hear it. I still don’t have it on my iPod though. This song was written by Abba’s
Benny Andersson and Björn K. Ulvaeus, as well as Tim Rice.

11. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

And what a way to close out the countdown today! The ultimate ’80s song from the ultimate ’80s movie. You can’t help but be brought back to The Breakfast Club when this song comes on. This is the rare song that I like that gets overplayed.

Did anybody else like those 10 songs? You can Return tomorrow to catch the top 10 songs of the week. That list isn’t too shabby either. It’s going to be fun!

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2 thoughts on “Top 40 Songs This Week – April 13, 1985: Songs 20-11”

  1. You were right and wrong yesterday…one of all-time favorite songs is on here, but yesterday’s list was much better in my opinion.

    “Along Comes A Woman” definitely needs to be on the radio!!! “Some Like It Hot” is pretty high on my list of favorites, too.

    I don’t know if this is still the case, but it seemed as if “High On You” was the most overplayed song on adult contemporary radio back in the 90s and early 00s. I like it, but I usually look for another song anyway.

    “Boys Of Summer” > “All She Wants To Do Is Dance”. They can keep pummeling me with the former.

    If I still have the 45 of “One Night In Bangkok” you can have it. The only part I still like is the line “I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.”

    I say again…it’s gonna be hard to top 30-21! But I’m still holding out hope for the top ten.

    1. I liked today’s better because I think it’s the first one that didn’t have any songs I didn’t like – although “All She Wants to Do is Dance” is kind of borderline. I like his End of Innocence album better.

      I wouldn’t be able to do anything with the “One Night In Bangkok” 45 except to use it as a coaster – which it sounds like you do. 🙂 I do like it, but I haven’t spent the .99/1.29 on it.

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