- Bryan Adams - Heaven - I may have had a Bryan Adams thing, but I preferred the snappier stuff
- Phil Collins - Sussudio - when I arrived at the University at Albany two years later, there was a running gag that he was actually saying, "Su - su - SUNY Albany."
- Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World - the 1985 Braves were prepared to do just that.
- Prince and the Revolution - Raspberry Beret - As I noted last year, the loss of Prince was significant to me and my generation. I went to a "Purple Rain" prom in 1985 and our high school football team fight song was "Let's Go Crazy."
- Duran Duran - A View to a Kill - with the loss of Roger Moore earlier this year, another link to our high school days is lost.
- Madonna - Angel - I take every opportunity to tell LBA and SoBA that Madonna was the original Lady Gaga.
- Mary Jane Girls - In My House - I admit that when pulling this list together, I had no recollection of this song.
- Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better - perhaps an anthem for today, too?
- Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine - this was definitely one of my happy place songs. These days, it's this one.
- Survivor - The Search is Over - and so is this list.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Topping the Charts in 1985
Around this time of the month, thirty-two years ago, in 1985, the Brave Astronaut was preparing to graduate from high school (two years ago, you may recall I organized my 30th high school reunion). A week or so ago, Entertainment Weekly, put out the list of the Hot 100 Top Ten songs from June 1985.