1985 Pop Songs by Artist and Lyric

Given the artist and a lyric from each song, guess the song titles.
All songs were either released, hit #1, or were in a movie in 1985.
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Last updated: September 24, 2020
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Song Title
Talking away / I don't know I'm to say / I'll say it anyway
Take on Me
There's a girl that's been on my mind all the time
Phil Collins
There's a choice we're making / We're saving our own lives / It's true we'll make a better day / Just you and me
USA for Africa
We Are the World
Boys will be boys
Miami Sound Machine
Bad Boy
Put me in, coach / I'm ready to play today
John Fogerty
He got the action / He got the motion / Yeah, the boy can play
Dire Straits
Walk of Life
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes, but it might just save your life
Huey Lewis and the News
The Power of Love
Girl, I can't understand it / Why you wanna hurt me? / After all of the things I've done for you
Eddie Murphy
Party All the Time
Like New Orleans! Detroit City! Dallas! Pittsburgh, PA! New York City! Kansas City! Atlanta! Chicago! And L.A.!
James Brown
Living in America
These are the things I can do without / Come on, I'm talking to you
Tears for Fears
I can't come out to find you / I don't like to go outside / They can't turn off my feelings / Like they're turning off the light / But I, I don't mind
Phil Collins
Take Me Home
Darkness on the edge / Shadows where I stand / I search for the time / On a watch with no hands
These Dreams
Here we are hanging on the strains of greed and blues / Break the chain and we break down / Oh it's not real if you don't feel it
Cyndi Lauper
The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
In my life there's been heartache and pain / I don't know if I can face it again
I Want to Know What Love Is
I'm never gonna dance again / Guilty feet have got no rhythm
George Michael
Careless Whisper
I've wasted all my tears / Wasted all those years / Nothing had the chance to be good / Nothing ever could, yeah
Simply Red
Holding Back the Years
But making mistakes is a part of life's imperfections / Born of the years, is it so wrong to be human after all?
Level 42
Something About You
Of freedom and of pleasure / Nothing ever lasts forever
Tears for Fears
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Too long ago / Too long apart / She couldn't wait another day for
Captain of Her Heart
If I ever catch up with you / I'm gonna love you for the rest of your life
Mike and the Mechanics
All I Need Is a Miracle
No time is a good time for goodbyes
Level 85
Sep 24, 2020