The Top 100 Songs of 1985

The Top 150 Songs of 1985 + Done: With Errors on the Page
Part 1: Penny, The Girl with Herpes
Part 2: Hercules and His Motorcycle
Part 3: People Not Taking Any Shit Whatsoever
Part 4: Different Exposures to Reality
Part 5: The Comforting Warmth of Disillusionment
Part 6: An Incomplete Process that Proceeded Anyway

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime... our first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion 

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play to listen to these bad mugs.

100. Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"  8:26
Brothers in Arms
Newcastle, England

A group of mechanics from the local auto repair shop decided to conduct their own rendition of Fight Club. Each Friday, after work in the garage with all the doors securely locked, the group of men engaged in what they referred to simply as “Mosh Pit.” Each Friday, they opened with “Money For Nothing.” During the intro, they read the rules out loud… Rule #1 of Mosh Pit, Don’t tell anybody about Mosh Pit. As the rules were read, the intensity built up, as the old mechanics would air drum, tap against each other, and crowd around the 1978 Buick on the air-lift. And when the guitar kicked in, the 40-60 year old mechanics were in a full-blown Mosh Pit inside the muffler repair shop. Look at them yo-yos.

99. Run-D.M.C.
"You Talk Too Much"  6:02
King of Rock
New York, NY

98. Kate Bush
"Waking the Witch"  4:19
Hounds of Love
Bexleyheath, England

97. Χάρης & Πάνος Κατσιμίχας
"Rita Ritaki"  3:13
Ζεστά ποτά
Athens, Greece

96. Beat Happening
"Our Secret"  2:51
Olympia, WA

95. Camper Van Beethoven
"Yanquoi Go Home"  2:41
Telephone Free Landslide Victory
Redlands, CA

94. The Chameleons
"Looking Inwardly"  4:30
What Does Anything Mean Basically
Manchester, England

93. The Dead Milkmen
"V.F.W."  1:48
Big Lizard in My Backyard
Philadelphia, PA

92. Die Arzte
"Im Schatten der Liebe"  3:05
Im Schatten der Arzte
Berlin, Germany

91. Megadeth
"Rattlehead"  3:41
Killing is My Business...and Business is Good
Los Angeles, CA

90. Anthrax
"Medusa"  4:44
Spreading the Disease
New York, NY

89. Living Death
"Screaming From a Chamber"  6:06
Metal Revolution
Velbert, Germany

88. Metal Church
"Gods of Wrath"  6:41
San Francisco, CA

87. Green On Red
"Easy Way Out"  3:08
Gas Food Lodging
Los Angeles, CA

86. Yeah Yeah Noh
"Blood Soup"  5:33
Cutting the Heavenly Lawn of Greatness
Leceister, England

85. Savage Republic
"Andelusia"  5:40
Los Angeles, CA

84. Psyche
"Children Carry Knives"  5:01
Insomnia Theatre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

83. Biff Bang Pow!
"A Day Out With Jeremy Chester" 4:04
Pass the Paintbrush, Honey
London, England

82. Thin White Rope
"Exploring the Axis"  5:27
Exploring the Axis
Davis, CA

81. Klaus Mittfoch
"Jestem tu,jestem Tam"  2:21
Wroclaw, Poland

80. Simply Red
"Holding Back the Years"  4:31
Picture Book
Manchester, England

79. The Cure
"Close to Me"  3:24
The Head on the Door
Crawley, England

78. Big Black
"Il Duce"  3:18
Il Duce 7"
Evanston, IL

77. Hanatarash
"Cock ESP"  4:01
Osaka, Japan

"This is the worst song I've ever heard" ~ Jen Triolo.

76. Flaming Tunes
"Golden Age"  6:30
Flaming Tunes
London, England

NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1985:  150-126  125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1

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