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This list was probably supposed to feature the top 150 songs of the year. The first ten didn't get noted down on account of early-morning gravitational conflicts following the night before because the countdown took place on New Year's Day 1985. Some of the other titles are also unknown.

Tracks by South African artists are highlighted.

140New Moon On MondayDuran Duran
139What About MeKenny Rogers
138Vamos A La PlayaRigheira
137Baby You've Been Good To MeRobin Auld
136(We're The) Working GirlsWorking Girls
135Back Where You Belong (???)38 Special
134There Goes My BabyDonna Summer
133Karma ChameleonCulture Club
132Far From OverFrank Stallone
131Had A DreamRoger Hodgson
130Thinking Of YouSister Sledge
129SusannaThe Art Company
128Move Over DarlingTracey Ullman
127RunnerManfred Mann's Earth Band
126Here We AreFace To Face
125Empty RoomAl Corley
124(I Don't Want Your) FreedomWham!
123Take Good Care Of Your ChildrenThomas Ledin
122All Night LongLionel Ritchie
121All Cried OutAlison Moyet
120GloriaThe Doors
119Living It UpElephant
118Miss Me BlindCulture Club
117New DimensionImagination
116What Do I Do?Phil Fearon & Galaxy
114C'mon Feel The NoizeQuiet Riot
113Glad It's All OverCaptain Sensible
112Fire In The CityThe Elvis Brothers
111Yah Mo B There James Ingram
110Why?Bronski Beat
109Twist Of FateOlivia Newton-John
108Take Me AwayBlue Öyster Cult
107Desert MoonDennis DeYoung
106InfatuationRod Stewart
105Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw
104Too Much BloodThe Rolling Stones
103Slow Moves(???)
102In The MoodRobert Plant
101Calling Your NameMarilyn
100Nothing Happening By The SeaChris Rea
99Let's Stay TogetherTina Turner
98LegsZZ Top
97Why Me?Irene Cara
95Nobody Told MeJohn Lennon
94You Know What To DoCarly Simon
93High On EmotionChris de Burgh
92If This Is ItHuey Lewis And The News
91The WarriorPatty Smith & Scandal
90Better Love SomebodyRick Springfield
89Too Late For GoodbyesJulien Lennon
88The ManPaul McCartney & Michael Jackson
87Don't Girls Get LonelyPierre de Charmoy
86Love KillsFreddie Mercury
85The War SongCulture Club
84Shine ShineBarry Gibb
83Spice Of LifeManhattan Transfer
82The Closest Thing To HeavenThe Kane Gang
81(???)Ozzy Osbourne
80Talking In Your SleepThe Romantics
79Crumbling DownJohn "Cougar" Mellencamp
78My Oh MySlade
77PassengersElton John
76Rush, RushBlondie
75A Fraction Too Much FrictionTim Fin
74The Kid's AmericanMatthew Wilder
73Sunshine ReggaeLaid Back
72Say, Say, SayPaul McCartney & Michael Jackson
71Pipes Of PeacePaul McCartney
70To All The Girls I've Loved BeforeJulio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
69Self ControlLaura Branigan
68The Pros And Cons Of Hitch HikingRoger Waters
67Sister ChristianNight Ranger
66HeavenJoan Armatrading
65You're The Best ThingThe Style Council
64Come Back And StayPaul Young
63That's AllPhil Collins
62You're My LadyPierre de Charmoy
61She BopCyndi Lauper
60Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
59I Don't Know What It Is But I Love ItChris Rea
58VictimsCulture Club
57Doctor, DoctorThompson Twins
56No More Lonely NightsPaul McCartney
54When Doves CryPrince
53I Can Dream About YouDan Hartman
52Against All OddsPhil Collins
51Sounds Like A MelodyAlphaville
50WhyRandy Crawford
49The Heart Of Rock 'n RollHuey Lewis And The News
48Uptown GirlBilly Joel
47Man On FireRoger Taylor
46My Ever Changing MoodThe Style Council
45Bird Of ParadiseSnowy White
44Adult EducationDaryl Hall & John Oates
43Brenda XPoco
42Right By Your SideEurythmics
41Break My StrideMatthew Wilder
40State Of ShockMichael Jackson, Mick Jagger & The New Jacksons
39Pink HousesJohn "Cougar" Mellencamp
38Some Guys Have All The LuckRod Stewart
37Smalltown BoyBronski Beat
36Why Don't We Spend The NightJoe Fagin
35Union Of The SnakeDuran Duran
34What's Love Got To Do With ItTina Turner
33DriveThe Cars
32You Might ThinkThe Cars
31Girls Just Wanna Have FunCyndi Lauper
30FootlooseKenny Loggins
29JumpVan Halen
28Making Love Out Of Nothing At AllAir Supply
27Undercover Of The NightThe Rolling Stones
26Civilised ManJoe Cocker
25Two TribesFrankie Goes To Hollywood
24Only When You LeaveSpandau Ballet
23The LebanonThe Human League
22I Want To Break FreeQueen
21Careless WhisperGeorge Michael
20Dancing In The DarkBruce Springsteen
19HelloLionel Ritchie
18No Way OutJefferson Starship
17Sad Songs Say So MuchElton John
16Hold Me NowThompson Twins
15It's A Hard LifeQueen
14She's MineSteve Perry
1399 Red BalloonsNena
12Cover MeBruce Springsteen
11Radio Ga GaQueen
10A Fine Fine DayToni Carey
9Somebody's Watching MeRockwell
8Owner Of A Lonely HeartYes
7JokermanBob Dylan
6I Can Hear Your Heart BeatChris Rea
5Missing YouJohn Waite
4Say It Isn't SoDaryl Hall & John Oates
3I Just Called To Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
2Stuck On YouLionel Ritchie
1GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.

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