Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1985. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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December 16 1984 – January 26 1985 Madonna - Like a Virgin 6
January 27 – February 9 1985 Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is 2
February 10 – March 2 1985 Wham! - Careless Whisper 3
March 3 – 23 1985 REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling 3
March 24 – April 6 1985 Phil Collins - One More Night 2
April 7 – May 4 1985 USA for Africa - We Are the World 4
May 5 – 11 1985 Madonna - Crazy for You 1
May 12 – 18 1985 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) 1
May 19 – June 1 1985 Wham! - Everything She Wants 2
June 2 – 15 1985 Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World 2
June 16 – 29 1985 Bryan Adams - Heaven 2
June 30 – July 6 1985 Phil Collins - Sussudio 1
July 7 – 20 1985 Duran Duran - A View to a Kill 2
July 21 – 27 1985 Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away 1
July 28 – August 17 1985 Tears for Fears - Shout 3
August 18 – 31 1985 Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love 2
September 1 – 14 1985 John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) 2
September 15 – October 5 1985 Dire Straits - Money for Nothing 3
October 6 – 12 1985 Ready For The World - Oh Sheila 1
October 13 – 19 1985 a-ha - Take on Me 1
October 20 – 26 1985 Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You 1
October 27 – November 2 1985 Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover 1
November 3 – 9 1985 Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme 1
November 10 – 23 1985 Starship - We Built This City 2
November 24 – 30 1985 Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin - Separate Lives 1
December 1 – 14 1985 Mr. Mister - Broken Wings 2
December 15 1985 – January 11 1986 Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me 4
Source: Billboard Magazine

27 different songs hit number one in the US during 1985.

Top 5 Songs of 1985

Number One Song of 1985: Wham! - Careless Whisper
  1. Wham! - Careless Whisper
  2. Madonna - Like A Virgin
  3. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  4. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
  5. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1985.