It was 1985. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was on every kid's wish list, Aqua Net was everywhere, Marty McFly traveled Back to the Future, and John Hughes was making bank with box office hits like The Breakfast Club.
What did that year look like for mainstream rock music? Let's find out. We built this list of the top 10 rock hits of 1985, with some help from Billboard's Mainstream Rock 1985 Year-End Chart.
10. "Forever Man" - Eric Clapton
9. "Just Another Night" - Mick Jagger
8. "Talk To Me" - Stevie Nicks
7. "Sleeping Bag" - ZZ Top
6. "Fortress Around Your Heart" - Sting
5. "Trapped" - Bruce Springsteen
4. "I Want To Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
3. "We Built This City" - Starship
2. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
1. "Money For Nothing" - Dire Straits
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