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Playlist: Hot n' heavy hits of 1985

Metal Edge hit the streets for the first time in 1985; here are the jams we were listening to that year

1985 gave us Live Aid, New Coke and Nintendo. It gave us Back to the Future, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo and Rocky. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President, Mikael Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union and Michael Jordan was named NBA Rookie of the Year. But the biggest news of all? The debut of Metal Edge, which hit the ground running with our January issue and never looked back.

Until now, that is. To celebrate the relaunch of Metal Edge, we rewind to the year of our birth, 1985, with this killer playlist of the hottest and heaviest songs of the year. Turn it up and lay it down...