List of Top 25 singles for 1985 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the year of 1985. These were the best charting singles in Australia for 1985. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. "We Are the World" USA for Africa 1 9
2. "Angel" / "Into the Groove" Madonna 1 4
3. "Crazy For You" Madonna 1 4
4. "Live it Up" Mental As Anything 2
5. "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner 1 5
6. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" Models 1 2
7. "Money for Nothing" Dire Straits 4
8. "I Got You Babe" UB40 with Chrissie Hynde 1 3
9. "I Should Have Known Better" Jim Diamond 1 1
10. "Would I Lie To You?" Eurythmics 1 2
11. "Dancing in the Street" David Bowie & Mick Jagger 1 2
12. "Take on Me" a-ha 1 2
13. "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" Dead or Alive 3
14. "Shout" Tears For Fears 1 1
15. "One Night in Bangkok" Murray Head 1 1
16. "Born in the USA" Bruce Springsteen 2
17. "Neutron Dance" Pointer Sisters 4
18. "What You Need" INXS 2
19. "Do They Know It's Christmas" Band Aid 1 4
20. "We Don't Need Another Hero" Tina Turner 1 3
21. "Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves 4
22. "The Heat Is On" Glenn Frey 2
23. "The Power of Love" Jennifer Rush 1 2
24. "The Power of Love" Huey Lewis and the News 1 2
25. "Like a Virgin" Madonna 1 5 (pkd #1 in 1984 & 85)

These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 singles for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"