Saturday Morning Flashback: 1985 [Playlist]

Our weekly time trip went back 33 years to 1985.

May 14, 2018

Photo: Robert Hanashiro / USA Today


By Johnny Mars

We took the weekly time trip back 33 years to 1985 on Saturday Morning Flashback. Charity was on the minds and deeds of the music world as major artists united to help with a famine in Africa and raise money for America's farmers. The "We Are The World" all-star single, the Live/ Aid Shows in London and Philadelphia, and the 1st Farm Aid benefit in Champaign, Illinois. We were going to the show to see "Back to the Future" and enjoying Calvin and Hobbes for the first time. There was the debut of VH-1 and "Wrestlemania." The Titanic was located in the North Atlantic and a hole in the ozone layer was discovered over Antartica. 

R.E.M - Driver 8

Hooters - And We Danced                                                              

Richard Thompson - When the Spell is Broken

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine

John Fogerty - Centerfield

Yello - Oh Yeah

Robert Cray - Digging in the Dirt

Sting - Love is the Seventh Wave

ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag

Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

Mike & The Mechanics - Silent Running

INXS - What You Need

Power Station - Bang a Gong

Talking Heads - The Lady Don't Mind

Eric Clapton - See What Love Can Do

Pete Townshend - Give Blood

Animotion - Obsession

Dire Straits - Walk of Life

Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

John Mellencamp - Lonely Ol' Night

Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop the Dance

Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister

Rush - The Big Money

Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

Tom Petty & Heartbreakers - Southern Accents

The Cure - Close to Me

Phil Collins - Take Me Home

Eurthymics - Would I Lie to You

Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Streets

Prince - Raspberry Beret