1985 - Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles

Replacing our usual 'notable releases' section which appeared in the earlier sections of the blog, we give you a snapshot of 1985's best loved single releases by borrowing a top 40 list from the rap nerd's bible that is Ego Trip's book of Rap Lists:

1. Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - The Show / La Di Da Di
2. Schoolly D - PSK / Gucci Time
3. LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
4. Run DMC - King of Rock
5. Marley Marl featuring MC Shan
6. LL Cool J - I Can't Live Without My Radio
7. Mantronix featuring MC Tee - Fresh Is The Word
8. Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
9. Cutmaster DC - Brooklyn's In The House
10. Stetsasonic - Just Say Stet
11. Roxanne Shante - Bite This
12. Grandmaster Flash - Larry's Dance Theme
13. The B Boys - Girls
14. The B Boys - Girls pt. 2
15. Roxanne Shante - Queen of Rox
16. Word of Mouth featuring Dj Cheese - King Kut
17. Boogie Boys - A Fly Girl
18. Toddy Tee - Batterram
19. Too Short - Girl
20. Kurtis Blow - If I Ruled The World
21. Run DMC - Together Forever (Krush Groove 4)
22. Bad Boys featuring K Love - Bad Boys
23. Hollis Crew - It's The Beat
24. Beastie Boys - Rock Hard
25. Bad Boys featuring K Love - Veronica
26. Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three - The Roof Is On Fire
27. DJ Hollywood - Hollywood's World
28. Jazzy Jay - Def Jam / Cold Chillin
29. Super Nature - The Show Stoppa
30. Sparky D - Sparky's Turn (Roxanne You're Through)
31. Super Kids - The Tragedy (Don't Do It)
32. Steady B featuring Roxanne Shante - Just Call Us Def / Fly Shante
33. LL Cool J - I Want You / Dangerous
34. Mantronix - Needle To The Groove
35. Craig G - Shout (Rap Version)
36. Force MDs - Itchin For A Scratch
37. Beastie Boys - She's On It
38. Tricky Tee - Johnny The Fox
39. DJ Born Supreme Allah - 2, 3 Break (Part II - The Sequel)
40. Masterdon Committee - Funkbox 2

 
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