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1985 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
held September 13, 1985 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY
hosted by Eddie Murphy
MTV Video Music Awards History of Winners

Video of the Year

Don Henley
"The Boys Of Summer"

[ from
Building The Perfect Beast ]

Don Henley - 'Building The Perfect Beast'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Dont' Come Around Here No More"
David Lee Roth - "California Girls"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
USA For Africa - "We Are The World"
Best Male Video

Bruce Springsteen
"I'm On Fire"

[ from
Born In The U.S.A. ]

Bruce Springsteen - 'Born In The U.S.A.'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Glen Frey - "Smuggler's Blues"
Don Henley - "The Boys Of Summer"
David Lee Roth - "California Girls"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
Best Female Video

Tina Turner
"What's Love Got To Do With It"

[from
Private Dancer ]

Tina Turner - 'Private Dancer'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Cyndi Lauper - "She Bop"
Madonna - "Material Girl"
Sade - "Smooth Operator"
Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
Best Group Video

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"

[ from
We Are The World compilation ]

USA For Africa - 'We Are The World'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
The Cars - "Drive"
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
Huey Lewis & The News - "If This Is It"
U2 - "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
Best New Artist

'til tuesday
"Voices Carry"

[from
Voices Carry ]

'til tuesday - Voices Carry other nominees:
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Two Tribes"
Julian Lennon - "Valotte"
Sade - "Smooth Operator"
Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
Best Stage Performance Video

Bruce Springsteen
"Dancing In The Dark"

[from
Born In The U.S.A. ]

Bruce Springsteen - 'Born In The U.S.A.'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
David Bowie - "Blue Jean"
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime"
Tina Turner - "Better Be Good To Me"
Best Concept Video

Glenn Frey
"Smuggler's Blues"

[from
Miami Vice soundtrack ]

Miami Vice soundtrack other nominees:
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Two Tribes"
Don Henley - "The Boys Of Summer"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Don't Come Around Here No More"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody"
Best Overall Performance

Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
"Easy Lover"

[ from
Chinese Wall ]

Philip Bailey - Chinese Wall other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody"
Bruce Springsteen - "Dancing In The Dark"
USA For Africa - "We Are The World"
Best Direction

Don Henley
"The Boys Of Summer"
(Jean Baptiste Mondino)

[ from
Building The Perfect Beast ]

Don Henley - 'Building The Perfect Beast'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Duran Duran - "The Wild Boys"
Chris Isaak - "Dancin'"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Don't Come Around Here No More"
Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Toto - "Stranger In Town"
Best Choreography

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
(David Atkins)
[from Breaking Hearts]

Elton John - Breaking Hearts other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Madonna - "Materia Girl"
Prince - "When Doves Cry"
Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
Tina Turner - "Private Dancer"
Best Special Effects

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"
(Tony Mitchell, Kathy Dougherty & Peter Cohen)

[ from
Southern Accents ]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Slow Dancing"
Culture Club - "It's A Miracle"
Best Art Direction

Don Henley
"The Boys Of Summer"
(Bryan Jones)

[ from
Building The Perfect Beast ]

Don Henley - 'Building The Perfect Beast'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Peter Brown - "Zie Zie Won't Danc"
Culture Club - "It's A Miracle"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Best Editing

Art Of Noise
"Close (To The Edit)"
(Zbigniew Rybczynski)

[ from
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! ]

Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Slow Dancing"
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
Best Cinematography

Don Henley
"The Boys Of Summer"
(Pascal Lebeque)

[ from
Building The Perfect Beast ]

Don Henley - 'Building The Perfect Beast'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Heaven"
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Most Experimental Video

Art Of Noise
"Close (To The Edit)"
[ from (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! ]

Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! other nominees:
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Slow Dancing"
Chris Isaak - "Dancin'"
Lone Justice - "Ways To Be Wicked"
Viewer's Choice

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"

[ from
We Are The World compilation ]

USA For Africa - 'We Are The World'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Don Henley - "The Boys Of Summer"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Don't Come Around Here No More"
David Lee Roth - "California Girls"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"

ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts For 1985

Top 100 Songs of 1985

27th Annual Grammy Awards
12th American Music Awards



 


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