Top 100 Singles of 1985 in Canada

Never Surrender Corey HartAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1985 in Canada was Corey Hart’s “Never Surrender”. This was the first time since 1974 when a Canadian artist had the year’s biggest song. It won the JUNO Award for Song of the Year and helped Corey’s album Boy in the Box go diamond for sales in excess of one million copies in Canada. Fourteen songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Never Surrender Corey Hart
2 Careless Whisper Wham
3 I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
4 Easy Lover P. Bailey w/ P. Collins
5 Crying Over You Platinum Blonde
6 Cherish Kool & The Gang
7 Crazy For You Madonna
8 Shout Tears For Fears
9 Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder
10 Separate Lives P. Collins/M. Martin
11 The Power of Love Huey Lewis & The News
12 We Don’t Need Another Hero Tina Turner
13 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters
14 St. Elmo’s Fire John Parr
15 Tears Are Not Enough Northern Lights
16 You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive
17 One Night in Bangkok Murray Head
18 Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
19 Everybody Wants To Rule… Tears For Fears
20 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young
21 Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
22 One More Night Phil Collins
23 We Are the World USA For Africa
24 A View To a Kill Duran Duran
25 We Built This City Starship
26 Dancing In the Street M. Jagger/D. Bowie
27 Oh Sheila Ready For the World
28 Rhythm of the Night DeBarge
29 Take On Me a-ha
30 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer
31 You’re the Inspiration Chicago
32 Everything She Wants Wham
33 Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon
34 Money For Nothing Dire Straits
35 Like a Virgin Madonna
36 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer
37 Broken Wings Mr. Mister
38 19 Paul Hardcastle
39 All I Need Jack Wagner
40 Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
41 If You Love Somebody Sting
42 Say You Say Me Lionel Richie
43 Alive and Kicking Simple Minds
44 Run To You Bryan Adams
45 Would I Lie To You Eurythmics
46 Material Girl Madonna
47 Freeway of Love Aretha Franklin
48 Black Cars Gino Vannelli
49 Nightshift Commodores
50 A Criminal Mind Gowan
51 I Got You Babe UB40
52 Solid Ashford & Simpson
53 Tarzan Boy Baltimora
54 Cry Godley & Creme
55 Suddenly Billy Ocean
56 Angel Madonna
57 You Belong to the City Glenn Frey
58 Sea of Love Huey Lewis & The News
59 Obsession Animotion
60 Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody David Lee Roth
61 Loverboy Billy Ocean
62 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
63 California Girls David Lee Roth
64 In My House Mary Jane Girls
65 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey
66 Invincible Pat Benatar
67 Too Late For Goodbye Julian Lennon
68 Everything In My Heart Corey Hart
69 Method of Modern Love Hall & Oates
70 Neverending Story Limahl
71 Smooth Operator Sade
72 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
73 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins
74 Ti Amo Laura Branigan
75 What About Love Heart
76 You Give Good Love Whitney Houston
77 Boy in the Box Corey Hart
78 Lonely Ol’ Night John Cougar Mellencamp
79 Walk Of Life Dire Straits
80 Some Like It Hot Power Station
81 Head Over Heels Tears For Fears
82 Live Is Life Opus
83 St. Elmo’s Fire Love Theme David Foster
84 Fresh Kool & The Gang
85 The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough Cyndi Lauper
86 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat
87 There Must Be an Angel Eurythmics
88 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
89 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones
90 I’m On Fire Bruce Springsteen
91 Invisible Alison Moyet
92 Election Day Arcadia
93 Situation Critical Platinum Blonde
94 Who’s Holding Donna Now DeBarge
95 Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen
96 At the Feet of the Moon Parachute Club
97 Sussudio Phil Collins
98 (You’re A) Strange Animal Gowan
99 Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
100 Hurts To Be In Love Gino Vannelli
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