Recycled Funk Episode 25 (The year is 1985)

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What’s happening my good people. Episode 25 of Recycled Funk is here. I hope you caught episode 24 where I highlighted & showcased music released in 1976 (my birth year). I may have to do a part 2 for that year because the list of quality & prominent songs released in ’76 is pretty extensive, but for right now I’ve decided to move up to the next decade. The year is 1985. Another incredible year for Pop music. It’s great to hear how the music and style of that year is still so prominent today. 1985 doesn’t hold any personal significance for me, I was just a little boy running around the streets of Brooklyn, but what I remember most is the music and TV shows & cartoons and movies of that year/era. NYC was pretty rough, tough and dirty back then, but the entertainment was so good, I’d like to believe it kept a lot of folks out of trouble. But anywhoo, you’re not here to read all my thoughts, sit back and enjoy this selection & mix of some of 1985’s finest musical creations, curated by yours truly.

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1. Force M.D.’s – Tender Love
2. Freddie Jackson – Rock Me Tonight
3. Stephanie Mills – I’ve Learned To Respect The Power of Love
4. Whitney Houston – You Give Good Love
5. Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love is
6. Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
7. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels (Virgin Magnetic Remix)
8. LL Cool J – Dear Yvette
9. Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled The World
10. Run DMC – King of Rock
11. Slick Rick – La Di Da Di feat. Doug E. Fresh
12. Schooly D – PSK
13. Prince – Pop Life
14. Bernard Wright – Who Do You Love
15. Ashford & Simpson – Solid
16. Loose Ends – Hangin on a String
17. Level 42 – Something About You
18. Sade – Never as Good as The First Time
19. Renea and Angela – I’ll Be Good
20. Cameo – Single Life
21. Glen Frey – You Belong to The City
22. Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
23. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
24. Hall & Oates – Out of Touch
25. Wham – Everything She Wants (The Reflex Revision)
26. Animotion – Obsession
27. Debarge – Rhythm of The Night
28. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force – I Wonder if I Take You Home
29. New Edition – Cool it Now
30. Madonna – Get into The Groove
31. Mary Jane Girls – In My House
32. Rebbie Jackson – Centipede
33. Kool & The Gang – Fresh
34. Chaka Kahn – I Feel For You
35. Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time
36. Phil Collins – Easy Lover
37. Ready For The World – Oh Sheila
38. A HA – Take On Me
39. The Cure – Close To Me
40. Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover

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