Andre Gardner

The same time Bo Jackson won the Heismann Trophy, The Color Purple opened in theaters and Howard Cosell retired from TV, these albums were rocking our world on December 22, 1985.

  • 10. No Jacket Required - Phil Collins

    Phil’s third solo album was his biggest, staying on the charts for over a year. No Jacket Required was hanging in at #10 on December 22, 1985.

  • 9. Reckless - Bryan Adams

    Only three artists have notched 5 top 15 songs from the same album:  Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and this guy, Bryan Adams, with Reckless, the #9 rock album on this week’s Thursday Top 10 Countdown.

  • 8. Knee Deep In The Hoopla - Starship

    We’ll get to see this band at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion next July with Bret Michaels and Night Ranger..Jefferson Starship.  Their album Knee Deep In the Hoopla was the #8 rock album on December 22, 1985.

  • 7. Dream Of The Blue Turtles - Sting

    The debut solo album by Sting had some similar sounding songs to his days in The Police, but he also experimented with jazz, even earning him a grammy nomination for best jazz instrumental!  The Dream Of The Blue Turtles was at #7 on December 22, 1985.

  • 6. Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears

    After a moderately successful debut album, Tears For Fears returned with their biggest seller, Songs From The Big Chair. After hitting #1, it drops here to #6.

  • 5. Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen

    While it never won a Grammy, Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. has sold over 20 million copies, making it one of the biggest selling albums of all time.  It was basically parked in the top 10 for a year and here, it’s #5.

  • 4. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits

    Known as much for its sound quality as the quality of the songs, Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits is a rock masterwork, peaking at the top spot and, on December 22, 1985, it was #4.

  • 3. Scarecrow - John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp hit a career peak with this, his eighth album called Scarecrow.  With this album he said he felt like he was finally finding his footing as a songwriter.  And what songs!  Scarecrow is #3 on the countdown.

  • 2. Miami Vice Original Soundtrack

    When you think of 80s TV shows, Miami Vice is almost certainly one of the first to come to mind.  It was iconic for the time, and the soundtrack album was full of amazing songs used in the series.  The Miami Vice Soundtrack went all the way to #1, and drops this week to #2. Here is one of the highlights from Glenn Frey.

  • 1. Heart - Heart

    At the top of the charts is the eighth album and biggest seller for this sister duo from Seattle. After refining their sound in a more pop direction, they hit it big with this album, spawning four hit singles and giving them their first album and single to hit #1. The #1 rock album on December 22, 1985 was the self titled album by Heart!


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