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

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