“Rewinding the Tracks: Unveiling the Music Milestones of November 29th, 1985!”


On November 29th, 1985, the music world was buzzing with various events and releases. This day marked significant happenings in the music industry, from album releases to chart-topping hits, and notable performances. It was a time when rock and pop were dominating the airwaves, and new artists were emerging, shaping the future of music. This period also saw established artists reinventing themselves and their music, creating a dynamic and exciting era in music history.

The Biggest Music Hits and News from November 29th, 1985: A Look Back

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As we take a trip down memory lane to November 29th, 1985, we find ourselves knee-deep in the era of big hair, neon spandex, and music that was as diverse as it was unforgettable. Ah, the ’80s, a time when synthesizers reigned supreme and MTV was the oracle of all things cool. So, let’s dust off our Walkmans and rewind to the biggest music hits and news from this day in 1985.

First off, let’s talk about the Billboard charts. The number one spot was held by none other than the Starship with their infectious hit “We Built This City.” Yes, the song that Rolling Stone readers would later dub “the worst song of the 80s” was, at this point, the most popular tune in America. Go figure! But hey, who are we to judge? After all, nothing screams ’80s quite like a song about rock and roll saving the world, right?

Meanwhile, over in the UK, the top spot was occupied by the British band Wham! with their holiday classic “Last Christmas.” Now, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, wasn’t it a bit early for Christmas music?” Well, apparently not for the Brits. And let’s be honest, who can resist George Michael’s sultry voice crooning about heartbreak and holiday cheer?

In other news, the music world was still reeling from the shock of the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The announcement had been made earlier in the month, and the list included legends like B.B. King, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles. Yes, you read that right. The Beatles, arguably the most influential band in the history of rock and roll, were only just inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985. Talk about a long overdue honor!

But it wasn’t all about chart-toppers and Hall of Fame inductions. The music industry was also buzzing with rumors about the upcoming Live Aid concert. Organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, the concert aimed to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. The event, which was scheduled for the following year, promised performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Queen, U2, and Madonna. And let me tell you, the anticipation was palpable.

And last but not least, let’s not forget about the music videos. Ah, the glorious ’80s music videos. On this day in 1985, Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” was enjoying its 17th week at number one on MTV. With its groundbreaking computer-animated music video, the song was a testament to the power of MTV and the new visual dimension it brought to music.

So there you have it, folks. A snapshot of the music scene on November 29th, 1985. A time when rock and roll could supposedly build cities, Christmas songs could top the charts in November, and The Beatles could finally call themselves Hall of Famers. It was a wild, wonderful, and slightly wacky time in music history. But then again, isn’t that what the ’80s were all about?