By Frank E. Lee

1985 came and went again but this time it only took three hours because we skipped all the boring parts. Our trip back was uneventful although the temporal stabilizer showed some wear despite being made from single molecule ultra-titanium. We’ll address that before 1979 comes back this Saturday. The mid decade music sounded fantastic with highlights provided by supergroups Golden Palominos and The Firm and a tasty love breakdown number from Prefab Sprout. Even Mick’s solo debut had people dancing on both sides of the radio. Throw in the Regular Guy’s review of The Breakfast Club and a quick check of 1985 Christmas toys and it was a year to remember again. Here’s the playlist:

“Rebels” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“In Between Days” by the Cure
“Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush
“Sanctify Yourself” by Simple Minds
“Just Another Night” by Mick Jagger
“Shout” by Tears For Fears
“Boy” by Golden Palominos
“Raspberry Beret” by Prince
“Empty Arms” by Stevie Ray Vaughan
“Things Can Only Get Better” by Howard Jones
“The Man’s Too Strong” by Dire Straits
“Forever Man” by Eric Clapton
“I Knew the Bride” by Nick Lowe
“Cry” by Godley and Creme
“Secondhand Love” by Pete Townshend
“Obsession” by Animotion
“Radioactive” by the Firm
“Can’t Get There From Here” by R.E.M.
“Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
“Would I Lie To You” by Eurythmics
“Stay Up Late” by Talking Heads
“How Soon Is Now” by Smiths
“Love Vigilantes” by New Order
“This Is Not America” by David Bowie
“When Love Breaks Down” by Prefab Sprout
“Bad” (live) by U2
“The Whole of the Moon” by Waterboys
“All You Zombies” by the Hooters
“The Old Man Down the Road” by John Fogerty
“This Time” by INXS
“Voices Carry” by Till Tuesday


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