# 156: 1985, The Music and Headlines (Full Two Hours)

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Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion.

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

(Hour 2)
"Take On Me" - A Ha
"Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
"You Spin Me (Like a Record)" - Dead or Alive
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears for Fears
"Easy Lover" - Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Turn Up The Radio" - Autograph
"Man In Motion" - John Parr
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Living In America" - James Brown
"We Are The World" - USA for Africa (a.k.a. Pick an a-list musical artist that was VERY popular in 1985, and chances were that they volunteered themselves for duty for this Award-winning, fund-raising song, which raised $ 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia)

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
NBA:
Stanley Cup:
World Series: Kansas City Royals
NCAA Tournament:
NCAA Women's Tournament:
College Football:
Big Ten Football: Iowa Hawkeyes
Heisman Trophy: Bo Jackson, Auburn

Local Champions:
High School Football: St. Francis DeSales Stallions (Division II), Newark Catholic (Division V)
High School Soccer: St. Francis DeSales (Boys and Girls, Division II)
The Memorial:

TONY AWARDS
Best Play:
Best Musical: Big River

ACADEMY AWARDS:
(for 1984 films)
Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Director: Milos Forman, Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field, Places in the Heart
Best Supporting Actor: Dr. Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

GRAMMY AWARDS:
(for 1983-84 Year)
Album: "Can't Slow Down", Lionel Richie
Record: "What's Love Got To Do With It?", Tina Turner
Song: "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
Best New Artist: Cyndi Lauper

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Cosby Show (NBC)
Drama Series: Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Daytime Drama: The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Drama or Comedy Special: Do You Remember Love? (CBS)
Limited Series: The Jewel in the Crown - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Children's Animated Program: Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Robert Guillaume, Benson (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Jane Curtin, Kate & Allie (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Rhea Perlman, Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama: William Daniels, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Edward James Olmos, Miami Vice (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Betty Thomas, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series or Special: Richard Crenna, The Rape of Richard Beck
Actress, Limited Series or Special: Joanne Woodward, Do You Remember Love? (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Special: Karl Malden, Fatal Vision (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Special: Kim Stanley, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - American Playhouse (PBS)
Actor, Daytime: Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Larry Gates, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Beth Maitland, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime (NEW!): Brian Bloom, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime (NEW!): Tracey E. Bregman, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

1985 (The People's History): http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html#events
1985 (Spiffy): http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/1985mem.html
1985 (In the '80s): http://www.inthe80s.com/time1985.shtml
1985 (1980s Flashback): http://www.1980sflashback.com/1985/news.asp
1985 in College Football: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_NCAA_Division_I-A_football_season
Ohio State/Michigan 1985 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rql3xD3gO0o