Heart was pretty much considered washed up when they released Heart in 1985. They learned a few important things while they had taken a short sabbatical – they knew that hooks were important and they knew they could play up their looks for MTV. So, they delivered both with Heart, giving their audience anthemic hooks and tightly corseted bosoms, leading to the most popular album they ever had. This doesn't mean it's the best, since its calculated mainstream bent may disarm some long-term fans, but it is true that they do this better than many of their peers, not just because they have good polished material from professional songwriters but because they can deliver this material professionally themselves…
Heart is the self-titled eighth studio album, but ninth album overall, released by Heart. Released in 1985, the album completed the band's transition into a pop group, a genre that yielded the band its greatest success by far, marking the band's Capitol Records debut, and it spent 92 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and became the only album of the band's to hit number one. Sales reached quintuple platinum, after a previous lull. It also yielded the first number-one single for the band: "These Dreams". There were also four other hit singles on the album: "If Looks Could Kill", "What About Love", "Never", and "Nothin' at All". The latter three also made the U.S. top ten.
METAL HEART is the sixth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1985. Although the group had recorded before at Dierks-Studios, this was the first album produced by Dieter Dierks himself. This album was a cautious attempt to crack the lucrative American market with more accessible songcraft and emphasis on hooks and melodies. Although critically panned at the time, today Metal Heart is often considered by fans as one of the band's best records.
is the third studio album from . The album was released in 1985 on Arista Records. The album includes the hit singles , and Anti-apartheid song . The album was digitally remastered for the first time in 2012 by Funky Town Grooves with three bonus tracks.
Sacred Heart is Dio's third studio album. It was released in 1985 on Warner Bros. Records. This album peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200. The cover art is done by Robert Florczak.
The RIAA certified Sacred HeartGold (500,000 units sold) on October 15, 1985. It was for a long time the last album to receive this certification, until The Very Beast of Dio was certified gold on November 3, 2009.
The advanced post-bop pianist Jim McNeely performs five originals, including a blues called "Ernie Banks" and a tribute to Bob Brookmeyer, "Brooklyn Bob," plus "End of a Love Affair," in a trio with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Adam Nussbaum. McNeely utilizes a synthesizer for color, and fortunately, the electric keyboard does not weigh down the music, which generally swings and has plenty of strong interplay by the three masterful players. One of Jim McNeely's best outings as a leader thus far. ~ AllMusic