Music History

How times have changed: Check out this list of the top 40 singles of all time published in 1985

Music is always changing and evolving. Meanwhile, people of the present are constantly re-evaluating the music of the past. Reader Chris forwarded this chart of the greatest singles of all time that was published by the long-defunct UK magazine, Sounds. In other words, this is how the musical past was ranked in 1985. How well has this aged?

Alan Cross

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