1985 albums

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

    1985 video albums

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  8. 1985 debut albums

    1985 debut albums

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  1. Air Supply

    Air Supply (1985)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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 (1995)

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    All for Love is third studio album from R&B/pop group New Edition, released by MCA Records on November 8, 1985. This would be group member's Bobby Brown last album with the group until their 1996 comeback album, Home Again.


  5. Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston (1985)

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    Whitney Houston is the self-titled 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. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.


  6. The Night I Fell in Love

    The Night I Fell in Love (1985)

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    The Night I Fell in Love is the fourth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 1985. In 1986, it was nominated for one Grammy Award, "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male", 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.


  7. Invasion Of Your Privacy

    Invasion Of Your Privacy (1990)

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    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. Rockin' with the Rhythm

    Rockin' with the Rhythm (2003)

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    Rockin' with the Rhythm is the title of a studio album released by RCA Nashville 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.


  9. Theatre Of Pain

    Theatre Of Pain (2010)

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    Theatre of Pain is the third album by the 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 record in both sound and image of their later albums.


  10. Highwayman

    Highwayman (1985)

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


  11. No Jacket Required

    No Jacket Required (2004)

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    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 released in early 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. Centerfield

    Centerfield (2003)

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    Centerfield is the third solo album by musician John Fogerty. Released in 1985, it was his most popular post-Creedence album, containing the hit singles "The Old Man Down the Road", "Rock and Roll Girls" and the title track "Centerfield". Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing. The image on the cover shows an old-fashioned, "beat-up glove", as referenced in the title song, and text similar to a logo of a baseball team, setting the mood for the track. The RIAA has certified the album double-platinum (2 million album sales). A 25th Anniversary Edition was released on June 29, 2010 and features the original album, digitally remastered, and adds a pair of rare bonus tracks.


  13. The 1st Album

    The 1st Album (1985)

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    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.


  14. Afterburner

    Afterburner (1990)

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    Afterburner is the ninth studio album by the American blues 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.


  15. 7800 Fahrenheit

    7800 Fahrenheit (2010)

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    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 '80s Bon Jovi logo that would later on be used in Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.


  16. Around the World in a Day

    Around the World in a Day (2007)

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    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.


  17. Fly On The Wall

    Fly On The Wall (1985)

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    Fly on the Wall is the tenth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released on 28 June 1985. The band's second and last self-produced album, it was also the first AC/DC album since the original Australian version of High Voltage not to include drummer Phil Rudd, who was replaced by Simon Wright (although Wright appeared in music videos for Flick of the Switch tracks.) Like their previous album, Flick of the Switch, Angus and Malcolm Young chose to produce in order to capture the rawness and simplicity of their early works in a time when pop-oriented glam metal became popular.


  18. Communards

    Communards (2012)

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    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.


  19. Midnite Dynamite

    Midnite Dynamite (1985)

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


  20. Mr. Bad Guy

    Mr. Bad Guy (1990)

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    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".


  21. The Things That Matter

    The Things That Matter (1985)

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    The Things That Matter is the second album released by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in 1985 on RCA Nashville. 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. Turn The Page

    Turn The Page (1985)

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    Turn the Page is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Records in 1985. Jennings recorded the album at a time when he was completely drug-free; this had not occurred in his career for around twenty years. Among others, the record contains "Rhiannon," a smash hit for Fleetwood Mac written by lead vocalist Stevie Nicks for their self-titled album of 1975 (This would be Waylon's second cover of Stevie Nicks. He covered her "Gold Dust Woman" on his Waylon and Willie album. She also wrote "Leather and Lace" for Waylon and Jessie, but kept the song for herself and made it a top single for her 1981 debut solo album Belladonna), "Good Morning John", a tribute song to Johnny Cash written by Kris Kristofferson, "Drinkin' and Dreamin'", which reached #2 on the country charts, and "Turn the Page", the title track, penned by Bob Seger. "Broken Promise Land" was later a single for Mark Chesnutt from his 1991 album Too Cold at Home. Turn the Page itself, the second-to-last studio album Jennings would release for RCA at a point when the demand for his music had already diminished significantly, reached #23 on the country album charts.


  23. Listen Like Thieves

    Listen Like Thieves (1991)

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    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. It featured their first top 5 single in the US, "What You Need". This album also marks the beginning of their off-and-on alliance with their producer, Chris Thomas.


  24. Heart

    Heart (1905)

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    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.


  25. Unguarded

    Unguarded (2007)

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    Unguarded is the ninth album by Christian music singer Amy Grant, released in 1985 on A&M Records. It is Grant's first album released by A&M.


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