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Crossover Number Ones, 1985 to 1989

The best of rock meets the best of pop. All the 100+ 'Crossover' songs that hit number one on both the rock and pop charts since 1980, in order by rock peak. Find a rock song.


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  1 Don't You (Forget About Me) 1 1   Apr 1985  
  Simple Minds  
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  2 Everybody Wants To Rule The World 1 1   Apr 1985  
  Tears For Fears  
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  3 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 1 1   Jun 1985  
  Sting  
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  4 Money For Nothing 1 1   Jul 1985  
  Dire Straits  
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  5 We Built This City 1 1   Sep 1985  
  Starship  
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  6 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) 1 1   Dec 1985  
  Mike + The Mechanics  
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  7 Kyrie 1 1   Jan 1986  
  Mr. Mister  
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  8 These Dreams 1 1   Mar 1986  
  Heart  
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  9 Addicted To Love 1 1   Mar 1986  
  Robert Palmer  
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  10 Sledgehammer 1 1   May 1986  
  Peter Gabriel  
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  11 Higher Love 1 1   Jun 1986  
  Steve Winwood  
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  12 You Give Love A Bad Name 1 1   Sep 1986  
  Bon Jovi  
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  13 Amanda 1 1   Oct 1986  
  Boston  
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  14 The Way It Is 1 1   Nov 1986  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
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  15 Livin' On A Prayer 1 1   Jan 1987  
  Bon Jovi  
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  16 With Or Without You 1 1   Mar 1987  
  U2  
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  17 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 1 1   May 1987  
  U2  
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  18 Shakedown 1 1   May 1987  
  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  
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  19 Alone 1 1   Jun 1987  
  Heart  
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  20 Angel 1 1   Feb 1988  
  Aerosmith  
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  21 The Flame 1 1   Apr 1988  
  Cheap Trick  
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  22 Roll With It 1 1   Jun 1988  
  Steve Winwood  
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  23 Simply Irresistible 1 1   Jul 1988  
  Robert Palmer  
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  24 Love Bites 1 1   Sep 1988  
  Def Leppard  
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  25 Bad Medicine 1 1   Sep 1988  
  Bon Jovi  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 Free Fallin' 1 1   Aug 1989  
  Tom Petty  
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  27 Heaven 1 1   Aug 1989  
  Warrant  
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  28 Sowing The Seeds Of Love 1 1   Sep 1989  
  Tears For Fears  
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