See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Albums released
3 Top hits
4 Musical theater
5 Musical films
6 Births
7 Deaths
8 Awards


  • December 5 - The first fully digital reggae single, Wayne Smith's 'Under Me Sleng Teng', is recorded at Prince Jammy's studio; it is the beginning of ragga style reggae.

Albums released

Top hits

Musical theater

Musical films

  • A Chorus Line
  • That's Dancing




Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest