Welcome back to a new week of the Top 40 countdown! This will be a slightly different format. My comments will be limited to 1 or 2 sentences. If you would like to hear the song/see the video on YouTube, you can click on the song title. If you’d like to listen or buy the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover. We are in the heart of the 80s for this countdown, so there will be some great songs this week. So, let’s Return to the week ending January 19, 1985, and begin the countdown.
40. “The Old Man Down the Road” by John Fogerty
Remember when we had to hidey-hide, and jump and run because the old man was down the road? Well fellas, the table has turned. 32 years later, we are the old man down the road.
39. “Mistake No. 3” by Culture Club
Mistake No. 1 = “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”
Mistake No. 2 = Thinking Boy George was a woman, despite his name
38. “In Neon” by Elton John
Maybe things would be less depressing if we Returned to a time where we dress in neon again. It would make world a brighter place.
37. “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey
The world would also be a less depressing place if we had fun songs like this.
36. “Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton
My innocence was lost when I discovered that Sheena Easton was singing about her poontang in this Prince-penned song.
35. “No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney
Great song from a not so great movie.
34. “Money Changes Everything” by Cyndi Lauper
I’ll take your word for it, Cyndi.
33. “Tender Years” by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
The other song from Eddie and the Cruisers.
32. “Misled” by Kool & The Gang
My favorite Kool & The Gang song.
31. “Bruce” by Rick Springfield
I never knew this existed. And yes, it is about THE Bruce.
That wraps up today’s list of songs. I’m liking this countdown so far. Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown.Follow @returntothe80s
2 thoughts on “Top 40 Songs This Week: January 19, 1985 – Songs 40-31”
I like the ones by Rick Springfield, Kool and the Gang, Glenn Frey, Culture Club, John Fogerty, and , of course, Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters , imo.
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I had never heard that Rick Springfield song before. I like it! And I still love that Paul McCartney song. It’s one of those songs that I’ve listened to so many times, and I’m still not sick of it.