This week’s Flashback Fridays mix congratulates the Class of 1985! We were figuring out which year to go with and thought the fairest way was to write the years from 1980 – 1999 on a piece of paper and randomly pick one out from a hat. Then WHAM! 1985! Even Jason agreed that it was a really good year. He then went on to spewing out all of his fav songs from Madonna, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston and Heart! So happy Friday the 13th to you all. Enjoy the 1985 Flashback Friday mix!

Some fun facts from 1985 in music history.

  • January 1 – The newest music video channel, VH-1, begins broadcasting on American cable. It is aimed at an older demographic than its sister station, MTV. The first video played is Marvin Gaye’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • January 28 – Various artists, under the group name USA For Africa, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Sheila E., Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Carnes, Dionne Warwick, Waylon Jennings, Bob Geldof and Stevie Wonder, record the song “We Are the World”.
  • April 10 – Madonna begins her very first tour, The Virgin Tour (named after her Like a Virgin album) in Seattle, Washington.

Flashback Fridays – Class of ’85 – Part 1 – 4/13/12 from kennygenius on 8tracks.


Complete track list include:

A-Ha – Take On Me
Animotion – Obsession
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Chicago – You’re The Inspiration
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out of Touch
DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
Diana Ross – Missing You
Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
Duran Duran – A View To Kill
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
Heart – What About Love
Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
Huey Lewis and the News – Power of Lover
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Madonna – Like A Virgin
Pat Benatar – We Belong
Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
Power Station – Some Like It Hot
REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling
Sade – Smooth Operator
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Starship – We Built This City
Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover
Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
The Commodores – Nightshift
Til Tuesday – Voices Carry
Wham! – Careless Whisper
Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You