This Week’s Top 5: September 7, 1985 [VIDEOS]
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.
'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)
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."
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.