American Top 40 as Heard on January 5, 2020

American Top 40 as Heard on January 5, 2020

Today, we aired the year-end American Top 40 countdown, which featured the top songs of 1985. Below is the song list featuring the artist, title, and how many rank positions the song moved up or down from the prior week’s countdown.

  1. Madonna – Like A Virgin (0)
  2. Jack Wagner – All I Need (+4)
  3. Duran Duran – The Wild Boys (-1)
  4. Honeydrippers – Sea Of Love (-1)
  5. Pat Benatar – We Belong (0)
  6. Chicago – You’re The Inspiration (+3)
  7. Bryan Adams – Run To You (+1)
  8. New Edition – Cool It Now (-4)
  9. Julian Lennon – Valotte (+1)
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (+1)
  11. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (+3)
  12. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out Of Touch (-5)
  13. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover (+3)
  14. Jermaine Jackson – Do What You Do (-1)
  15. Band-Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas (+5)
  16. Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer (+3)
  17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Understanding (0)
  18. Ray Parker Jr. – Jamie (0)
  19. Prince – I Would Die 4 U (+6)
  20. Wham! – Careless Whisper (+3)
  21. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (-9)
  22. Billy Ocean – Loverboy (+4)
  23. Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights (-8)
  24. Pointer Sisters – Neutron Dance (+8)
  25. Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight (+6)
  26. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Method Of Modern Love (+9)*
  27. Rick Springfield – Bruce (+2)
  28. Survivor – I Can’t Hold Back (-6)
  29. Steve Perry – Foolish Heart (+8)
  30. Giuffria – Call To Your Heart (+8)
  31. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – Tender Years (+2)
  32. Ashford & Simpson – Solid (+4)
  33. Cyndi Lauper – All Through The Night (-12)**
  34. Time – Jungle Love (+5)
  35. Cars – Hello Again (-7)
  36. Midnight Star – Operator (NEW!)
  37. Kool And The Gang – Misled (+3)
  38. Elton John – In Neon (NEW!)
  39. Cyndi Lauper – Money Changes Everything (NEW!)
  40. Culture Club – Mistake No. 3 (NEW!)

Songs falling off:

Rebbie Jackson – Centipede (24)

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (27)

Lionel Richie – Penny Lover (30)

Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark (34)