The September 3 Thursday Morning Show will be a special on the music of thirty years ago, 1985. We will count down the results this Thursday morning. The list here is not a comprehensive list of every 1985 song; it is some of the top sellers, some of most acclaimed songs, and WMNF hits from 1985. Please rate them according to the criteria. If you have never heard the song, don't rate it. If you know more great 1985 songs that should be on the lists, add them in the comments.

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* 1. Score these songs....based on timelessness and influence; do they make you tune up or turn off the radio, your desert island songs; your personal favorites.....Only rate songs that you have heard.

  3) Love it; a favorite of mine; an important song. Turn it up! 2) Like it; good song ; 1) OK ; I enjoy hearing it occasionally Don't like ; makes me turn off my radio
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
The Roches - Love Radiates Around
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars
Patti Larkin - If I Were made of Metal
Husker Du - Makes No sense At All
Katrina and the Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
The Clash - This Is England
New Order - Love Vigilantes
Talking Heads - And She Was
Chris Isaak - Dancin'
Albert Collins/Johhny Copeland/Robert Cray - She's Into Something
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Say What
The Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town
Bob Dylan - I'll Keep It With Mine
The Cult- She Sells Sanctuary
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
George Thorogood - I Drink Alone
Big Audio Dynamite - The Bottom Line
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Brand New Friend
Sonic Youth - Death Valley '69
George Strait - The Chair
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Sam Cooke - Somebody Have Mercy (live)
USA For Africa - We Are The World
Suzanne Vega - Marlena on The Wall
Loudon Wainwright III - One Man Guy
John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
Trapezoid - I'll Be Here in the Morning
The Ramones - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
Run-D.M.C. - King of Rock
'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Kate Wolf - Give Yourself To Love
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Christine Lavin - Damaged Goods
Huey Lewis and the News - Power of Love
Madonna - Crazy For You
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Jungle Man
Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
Prince and the Revolution - Raspberry Beret
Sade - is It A Crime?
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
LL Cool J - I Can't Live Without My Radio
Sting - Fortress Around Your Heart
Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
Yousou N'Dour - Nelson Mandela
The Cure - In Between Days
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
Christy Moore - Ordinary Man
Prefab Sprout - Appetite
Bill Staines - Sourdough/Miner's Song
Madness - Yesterday's Man
Barrington Levy - Here I Come
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Kornog - Helen of Kirkconnel
John Fogerty - Centerfield
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon
The Replacements - Kiss On The Bus
George Clinton - Do Fries Go With That Shake
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
Eurythmics Would I Lie To You
Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm
Phranc - Life Lover
Tom Waits - Time
Madonna - Into The Groove
Aha - Take On Me
REM - Driver 8
The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do The Dog
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More

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