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This Week’s Top 5: September 7, 1985 [VIDEOS]

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Looking at the Top 5 songs for this week in 1985, you'd think it was all about movies. 3 of the 5 songs this week were featured on movie soundtracks. Let's take a look at the top 5 for the week of September 7th, 1985.


Summer Of ’69/Bryan Adams

CD “Reckless”



Following in the footsteps of 'Run To You,' 'Somebody' and 'Heaven' this would be 4th single released from Bryan Adams 'Reckless' CD. Although he sings of the Summer of 69, this track was released in the Summer of '85 and would stall at #5 on the Billboard Chart.



Freeway Of Love/Aretha Franklin

CD “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”



'The Queen of Soul' was the #1 Artist of 1968 and would go on to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. But in 1985, Aretha Franklin would come out of an eleven-year dry spell. It started with her winning a Grammy for this weeks' #4 song on the chart. It would move up one more notch before stalling at #3.

(ed note: featured in the video and on the song is E Street Band Sax-man Clarence Clemons)



We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

Soundtrack “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome”



Following the success of her 'comeback' CD, 'Private Dancer,' this Tennessee native added actor to her resume. Featured in the Movie 'Mad Max-Beyond Thunderdome' Tina Turner gave us this classic hit, which peaked at #2.



The Power Of Love/Huey Lewis & The News

Soundtrack “Back To The Future”



It's time to jump in the Delorean and push the pedal to the metal and hit 88mph. One of the Summer's biggest movies of 1985 was Michael J. Fox's 'Back to The Future' and featured not only a cameo of Huey Lewis as a High-School Teacher ('I'm afraid you kids are just too loud'), but also two new Lewis' songs for the soundtrack. The video of the song featured a cameo from Christopher Lloyd as “Dr. Emmit Brown.”



St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)/John Parr

Soundtrack “St. Elmo’s Fire”



The back story for the artist with the number one song this week in 1985 was an interesting 'fable.' Originally, his bio stated that he had amnesia and was 'discovered' on the side of the road, of course this was not true and was a publicity stunt to create a 'buzz' for the unknown singer, John Parr. Following the success of his Top 30 hit, 'Naughty Naughty,' Parr came back strong with the theme from the 'Brat Pack' movie, 'St. Elmo's Fire.' This would be his biggest hit and the last time he would visit the Top 40.


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