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Pop Culture
  • World Changing Event: Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Premier, beginning the era of “Glasnost” – openness and transparency.
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released.
  • The Top Song was Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie
  • The Movies to Watch include Back to the Future, The Color Purple, Cocoon, Witness, The Breakfast Club, Desperately Seeking Susan and Prizzi’s Honor
  • The Most Famous Person in America was probably Phil Collins
  • Notable books include: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice and The Ciderhouse Rules by John Irving
  • “Don’t Mess with Texas” began as an anti-littering campaign in 1985.
  • Price of a Swatch Watch: $29.99
    Price of a postage stamp in 1985: 22 cents
    Swiss Miss Cocoa: 99 cents/9 pack
  • 1 once of gold value: $327.00
  • The Funny Guy was: Steven Wright
    The Funny Late Night Host: Johnny Carson
    The Funny Later Night Host: David Letterman
  • Pop Culture Censorship: The Chinese government banned Back to the Future because of its use of time travel and it was “disrespectful portrayal of history.”
Artists, Albums and Songs

1985's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. ♫ We Are The World - USA For Africa
2. ♫ Dancing In The Street - Mick Jagger and David Bowie
3. ♫ Sussudio - Phil Collins
4. ♫ Glory days - Bruce Springsteen
5. ♫ Nightshift - Commodores
6. ♫ Lovergirl - Teena Marie
7. ♫ Heaven - Bryan Adams
8. ♫ Dancing In The Key of Life - Steve Arrington
9. ♫ Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy
10. ♫ In My House - Mary Jane Girls

1985's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. ♫ Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
2. ♫ Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
3. ♫ Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
4. ♫ Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (also featured in the 1993 teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film)
5. ♫ One Night in Bangcock - Murray Head
6. ♫ You're a Friend of Mine - Clarence Clemmons and Jackson Browne
7. ♫ Hold Me - Menudo
8. ♫ Radioactive - The Firm
9. ♫ Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
10. ♫ When Your Heart Is Weak - Cock Robin

World Events

1985 World Events 


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