Hi Everybody! Welcome back to this week’s countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out songs 40-31. At this time in 1985, I was in the middle of the 2nd quarter of my Freshman year of high school. Indoor track was in high gear. This also means I was doing horrible in school. For some reason, the 2nd quarter was always the time when I got my worst grades. Maybe it’s because the freshness wore off by now. Then the last 2 quarters I had to buckle down to get my grades back up. Why the hell am I talking about school?!? Let’s get to some music! Now, let’s Return to the week ending January 19, 1985, and continue the countdown.
Oh-we-oh-we-oh! Great start today, as we get our funk on, riding high with Morris Day and The Time from Purple Rain.
One of my favorite starts of any song. Chaka, Chaka, Chaka, Chaka Khan
Great song by one of the greatest singers of all time. Boring video.
Back to some Funk to get us moving! This was Midnight Star’s only top 40 hit.
Power ballad and big hair. Perfect ’80s combination!
Solid. Solid as a rock. That’s what this song is.
If you like Bob Seger, you’ll like this song. If you don’t like Bob Seger, it’s understandable that you don’t like this song.
This song from The Woman in Red may have flown by you as the airwaves were being flooded with “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.
Classic song by the best duo of the ’80s.
Do I have to spell it out for you? Hall & Oates are so soulful that T-H-E-Y C-A-N S-P-E-L-L T-H-R-O-U-G-H T-H-E E-N-T-I-R-E S-O-N-G A-N-D I-T W-I-L-L S-T-I-L-L S-O-U-N-D G-O-O-D.
That wraps up today’s list of songs. What do you think so far, now that we are halfway done? Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown.