What is your favorite song from this very limited 1985 list?

What is your vote for favorite song of 1985? And no hijacking this damn poll

  • Take on me- aha

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • And She Was - talking heads

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Everybody wants to rule the world- tears for fears

    Votes: 10 37.0%
  • Don’t come around here no more- Tom Petty

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Rotten to the core- Overkill

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • If you love somebody set them free- Sting

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Too late for goodbyes- Julian Lennon

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Everything she wants- Wham!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loverboy- Billy Ocean

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Material Girl- Madonna

    Votes: 3 11.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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The Sting track. I played bass back in 85 during a summer residency in a small seaside hotel and it always got the floor packed.
Was that Panama City?


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yeah....and I was an idiot teenage metal head at the time. There was NO WAY I was going to go a Police concert full of "normies" and threaten my Metal Cred (even though i secretly listened to and loved them back then...and Duran Duran. But I would have got my butt kicked if that became public knowledge)
Pu..y!! Although I get what you say, image was everything lol. As someone famous once said “Youth is wasted on the young”


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In 1985, I would have said Sting. I remember buying the album and listening to endlessly.

All these years later, it's a tough choice between Everybody wants to rule the world- Tears for Fears and Don’t come around here no more- Tom Petty.

I think I'd have to go with EveryBody Wants to the Rule the World.

I'm a bigger fan of Tom Petty than Tears For Fears, but if I disregard the whole catalog and just go song to song, Tears for Fears wins this round.


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(Drum roll 🧺)
And the winner is..................

Tears For Fears

with Sting and Tom Petty tying for second.

apparently what was true in 1985 is still true today...Everybody wants to rule the world


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Congrats on a very popular and well received poll mate! (y) 😂 👏👏👏
I was almost to tears 🥺 until your post... thanks for the support!!!
Eventually I might put together a poll that garners more than a dozen votes haha. But at least no one hijacked this one (undoubtedly due to the stern warning issued from the outset;)


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awww...do I have-ta <<said in the most annoying whine I can muster>>

Am I gonna lose my old-geezer drummer badge if I just look the other way while this survey fades?

I'll join the off list votes for Children's Crusade.

I'm helping <<said in the most annoying infantile voice i can>>