I'm pretty sure the citizens of 1985 demanded a ballad from the "Caribbean Queen" singer. And he clearly delivered.
3. "Axel F," Harold Faltermeyer
Synth masterpiece? Yes, those two words can go together.
2. "Heaven," Bryan Adams
You can basically hear the noise of high-school girls shuffling in their satin prom dresses. "Heaven" had a revival of sorts when DJ Sammy/Yanou released a popular dance cover of the song in 2001.
1. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Tears For Fears
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the U.K. duo's biggest hit, was No. 1 for two glorious weeks and has been covered or sampled by a wide range of artists, including Nas, Patti Smith, Atomic Tom and — my favorite — Care Bears on Fire.