1985 albums

Posted Mar 24, 2010
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Here are the albums of 1985. The good, the bad, the rock, the roll, the classical and the heavy. It's all about the music and the albums, and it's all about what was around in 1985.
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  1. 1985 Christmas albums

    1985 Christmas albums

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  2. 1985 compilation albums

    1985 compilation albums

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  3. 1985 EPs

    1985 EPs

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  4. 1985 live albums

    1985 live albums

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  5. 1985 remix albums

    1985 remix albums

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  6. 1985 soundtracks

    1985 soundtracks

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  7. 1985 video albums

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  8. 1985 debut albums

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  1. Air Supply

    Air Supply (1905)


    Air Supply is the eighth studio and second eponymous album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). The album was a step down in the band's sales, reaching gold certification and #26 in the US charts. The single "Just As I Am" was their last major entry on the charts, reaching #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, while their interpretation of the Jennifer Rush song "The Power of Love" became a minor hit, reaching #68.

  2. Something Special

    Something Special (1985)


    Something Special is the fifth studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on August 29, 1985 by MCA Records. It is ceritfied platinum by the RIAA. The album produced singles in the track "You're Something Special to Me" (#4 on Hot Country Singles) and "The Chair" (#1 on the same chart). It was the first album for the MCA label to be issued on both LP album and compact disc.

  3. Get Out of My Room

    Get Out of My Room (1985)


    Get Out of My Room is an album and short-form video featuring comedians Cheech & Chong, released in 1985. The album and video marked the last release by the longtime comedy duo, with Cheech leaving in 1986 in order to focus on his mainstream acting career. The opening track "Born In East L.A." and "I'm Not Home Right Now" were the only singles released for the album.

  4. All For Love

    All For Love (1985)


    All for Love is third studio album from R&B/pop group New Edition, released by MCA Records on November 8, 1985. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This would be group member's Bobby Brown last album with the group until their 1996 comeback album, Home Again.

  5. The Night I Fell in Love

    The Night I Fell in Love (1985)


    The Night I Fell in Love is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, released by Epic in March 1985. In 1986, Vandross garnered a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and two American Music Awards, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. The first single "'Til My Baby Comes Home" is notable for featuring Billy Preston on organ.

  6. Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston (1985)


    Whitney Houston is the eponymous debut album of American R&B and pop singer Whitney Houston, released February 14, 1985 on Arista Records. The album initially had a slow commercial response, but began getting more popular in the summer of 1985. Eventually it topped the Billboard 200 chart for 14 weeks in 1986 and generated three number-one singles—"Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All"—on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first debut album and the first album by a female artist to achieve that feat. The album was one of those very rare cases that enjoyed global success by a new black female artist, topping the albums chart in many countries such as Canada, Australia, Norway and Sweden, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland. The album was certified diamond for shipments of 10 million units or more on March 16, 1999, and later 13× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 29, 1999, making it one of the top 100 best-selling album in the United States. It has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

  7. Invasion Of Your Privacy

    Invasion Of Your Privacy (1985)


    Invasion of Your Privacy is the second album by American glam metal band Ratt. It was released in 1985 and featured the singles "Lay It Down", "You're in Love" and "What You Give Is What You Get". Beau Hill produced the album, and the cover-model is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who also made an appearance in the "Lay It Down" music video.

  8. Highwayman

    Highwayman (1985)


    Highwayman is the first studio album released by country supergroup The Highwaymen, comprising Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Highwayman, released through Columbia Records in 1985, was the group's first and most successful album.

  9. Rockin' with the Rhythm

    Rockin' with the Rhythm (1985)


    Rockin' with the Rhythm is the second studio album released by RCA Records in 1985 by the American country music duo The Judds. It features the singles "Have Mercy," "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)," "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain" and "Cry Myself to Sleep"; all four singles reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

  10. Theatre Of Pain

    Theatre Of Pain (1985)


    Theatre of Pain is the third studio album by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on June 21, 1985. Released in the aftermath of singer Vince Neil's arrest for manslaughter on a drunk driving charge, the album marked a step away from the traditional heavy metal sound of Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil towards a more glam metal influenced style.

  11. No Jacket Required

    No Jacket Required (1985)


    No Jacket Required is the third solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, the lead vocalist and drummer for the rock band Genesis. The album was originally released on 25 January 1985 on Virgin (UK and Ireland), Atlantic (US and Canada), and WEA (Rest of the world). It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. Some of the songs, like "Don't Lose My Number" and "Sussudio", were based around improvisation. Other songs, like "Long Long Way to Go", had a political message. "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Don't Lose My Number", and "Take Me Home" were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos. All four singles were top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with "Sussudio" and "One More Night" reaching number one. The three singles that were released in the UK all reached the top 20 on the UK charts.

  12. The 1st Album

    The 1st Album (1985)


    The 1st Album is the debut album by Modern Talking, released in the middle of 1985 in Germany. It was released by Hansa Records and distributed by Ariola/BMG.

  13. Afterburner

    Afterburner (1985)


    Afterburner is the ninth studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). Afterburner was a financial success, going several times platinum and launching several hit singles, the most successful of which was "Sleeping Bag" which peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  14. Centerfield

    Centerfield (1985)


    Centerfield is the third solo studio album by musician John Fogerty. Released in 1985, it spawned the hit singles "The Old Man Down the Road", "Rock and Roll Girls" and the title track "Centerfield". This was Fogerty's first album in nine years; After Asylum Records rejected his Hoodoo album, he decided to take a long break from the music business because of legal battles with his record company. In the meantime, Fogerty's recording contract with Asylum Records was reassigned to co-owned Warner Bros. Records so this album was the first released on the Warner Bros. label.

  15. 7800 Fahrenheit

    7800 Fahrenheit (2010)


    7800° Fahrenheit is the second studio album by American hard rock band Bon Jovi, released on March 27, 1985 through Mercury Records. The album's title was a reference to the supposed melting point of rock. The album introduced the classic 1980s Bon Jovi logo that would later on be used in Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.

  16. Fly On The Wall

    Fly On The Wall (1985)


    Fly on the Wall is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band's ninth internationally released studio album and the tenth to be released in Australia. All songs were written by Angus Young (guitar), Malcolm Young (guitar), and Brian Johnson (vocals). The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.

  17. Around the World in a Day

    Around the World in a Day (1985)


    Around the World in a Day is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Prince and The Revolution. It was released on April 22, 1985, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. In compliance with Prince's wishes, the record company released the album with minimal publicity, not even releasing an accompanying single until almost a full month after the album's release. Prince made the request because he preferred the public to first experience the record in its entirety rather than through any particular song.

  18. Turn The Page

    Turn The Page (1985)


    Turn the Page is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1985.

  19. Midnite Dynamite

    Midnite Dynamite (1985)


    Midnite Dynamite is the third album released on Atlantic Records in 1985 by the American glam metal band Kix.

  20. Communards

    Communards (1986)


    Communards is the debut album by The Communards, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music) on London Records. The album was produced by Mike Thorne, who had previously produced Jimmy Somerville's earlier band, Bronski Beat. Although the singles released ahead of the album were only moderately successful, the first single to be lifted from it after release, "Don't Leave Me This Way", was number one in the UK for four weeks and was the top-selling single in the UK that year. During the single's four-week run at number one, the album itself reached a chart peak of number seven, going on to spend a total of 45 weeks in the UK Albums Chart.

  21. The Things That Matter

    The Things That Matter (1905)


    The Things That Matter is the second studio album released by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in 1985 on RCA Records. Its lead-off single, "True Love", reached #32 on the Billboard country charts. This song was followed by "If It Weren't for Him" (a duet with Rosanne Cash) at #10, and "Oklahoma Borderline" at #9. The Cash duet was also Gill's first Top Ten country hit. "With You" was the final single, peaking at #33.

  22. Heart

    Heart (1985)


    Heart is the self-titled eighth studio album, released by the American rock band Heart. Released in 1985, the album continued the band's transition into mainstream rock, a genre that yielded the band its greatest commercial success. Marking the band's Capitol Records debut, it spent 92 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and became the only Heart album so far to hit number one, reaching quintuple platinum status. It also yielded the first number-one single for the band, "These Dreams", along with four other hit singles: "What About Love", "Never", "Nothin' at All" and "If Looks Could Kill". The first three cuts also made the U.S. top ten.

  23. Mr. Bad Guy

    Mr. Bad Guy (1985)


    Mr. Bad Guy is the first solo album from Queen singer, Freddie Mercury. Released in 1985, during a period in which Queen were on hiatus from recordings, it contains eleven songs, all written by him. It was dedicated "to my cat Jerry—also Tom, Oscar and Tiffany, and all the cat lovers across the universe—screw everybody else".

  24. Listen Like Thieves

    Listen Like Thieves (1985)


    Listen Like Thieves is the fifth studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on 14 October 1985. It spent two weeks at number one on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Considered an international breakthrough album for the band, it peaked at No. 11 on the United States Billboard 200, No. 24 on the Canadian RPM 100 Albums and top 50 in the United Kingdom.

  25. Won't Be Blue Anymore

    Won't Be Blue Anymore (2008)


    Won't Be Blue Anymore is the fifth studio album by country music artist Dan Seals. It has been his most successful album to date; the only one to reach #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album featured some of Seals most popular songs, including "Bop" and "Meet Me In Montana", a duet with Marie Osmond. These and the third single, "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)", all reached #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. "Bop" was a major crossover hit, peaking at #10 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The compact disc format of this album was released on the album's initial release. It has been out-of-print for more than 20 years and is highly collectible.

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