1984 – My Top 100 Songs

Rank Title Artist
1 When Doves Cry Prince & The Revolution
2 Careless Whisper George Michael
3 Borderline Madonna
4 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw
5 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive
6 Friends (ITA) Amii Stewart
7 Madam Butterfly Malcolm McLaren
8 The Glamorous Life Sheila E
9 Last Christmas Wham!
10 Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
11 I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (RE) Nik Kershaw
12 Thinking Of You Sister Sledge
13 Half A Minute Matt Bianco
14 Like A Virgin Madonna
15 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
16 You’re The Best Thing Style Council, The
17 It’s My Life Talk Talk
18 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham!
19 Automatic Pointer Sisters, The
20 San Damiano (Heart And Soul) Sal Solo
21 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood
22 Freedom Wham!
23 Live Without Your Love Windjammer
24 Let’s Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
25 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
26 Hide And Seek Howard Jones
27 Glad It’s All Over Captain Sensible
28 All I Need Jack Wagner
29 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) Hazell Dean
30 Self Control Laura Branigan
31 The Riddle Nik Kershaw
32 Somebody Depeche Mode
33 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade
34 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
35 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates
36 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol
37 Sunglasses At Night (CAN) Corey Hart
38 Such A Shame Talk Talk
39 Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now Smiths, The
40 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) Romeo Void
41 No More Words Berlin
42 Heaven (Must Be There) (AUS) Eurogliders
43 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
44 People Are People Depeche Mode
45 Those First Impressions Associates, The
46 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (B/S) Smiths, The
47 High Energy Evelyn Thomas
48 She Bop Cyndi Lauper
49 If This Is It Huey Lewis & The News
50 Footloose Kenny Loggins
51 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head
52 Hard Habit To Break Chicago
53 Drive Cars, The
54 Together In Electric Dreams Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
55 You Take Me Up Thompson Twins, The
56 My Ever Changing Moods (Piano Version) Style Council, The
57 Missing You John Waite
58 What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
59 Centipede Rebbie Jackson
60 Mistake Number Three Culture Club
61 Foolish Heart Steve Perry
62 The Reflex Duran Duran
63 This Is Mine Heaven 17
64 Tuch Me Fonda Rae
65 I Should’ve Known Better Jim Diamond
66 Radio Ga Ga Queen
67 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) Scritti Politti
68 Doctor Doctor Thompson Twins, The
69 Lovergirl Teena Marie
70 Survivor (ITA) Mike Francis
71 Invisible Alison Moyet
72 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory
73 I’m Falling Bluebells, The
74 Stay With Me (Trk) DeBarge
75 Wishful Thinking China Crisis
76 Big In Japan (GER) Alphaville
77 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung
78 Loveride Nuance ftr Vikki Love
79 Life On Your Own Human League, The
80 (Love Is Just) The Game Peter Browne
81 Shout Tears For Fears
82 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley
83 The Never Ending Story Limahl
84 All I Need Is Everything Aztec Camera
85 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
86 Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) Icicles Works, The
87 Small Town Boy Bronski Beat
88 And You Tell Me (B/S) a-ha
89 Tenderness General Public
90 The War Song Culture Club
91 Dancing In The Dark (Blaster Mix) Bruce Springsteen
92 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr
93 Human Racing Nik Kershaw
94 Against All Odds Phil Collins
95 Like To Get To Know You Well Howard Jones
96 The Longest Time Billy Joel
97 Somebody’s Watching Me Rockwell
98 Give Me Tonight Shannon
99 Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown
100 Don’t Let Go Wang Chung
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5 thoughts on “1984 – My Top 100 Songs

  1. Wham! bam, thank you Ric! This was the year when I really started getting into popular music, so many of these tunes hold a lot of great memories. My wife loved Jack Wagner back then (as did everyone, apparently). And I’ve recently become obsessed with Laura Branigan’s “Self Control”! As always, I enjoy finding artists here with whom I’m unfamiliar – Windjammer?

    A bit of personal trivia: “One Night In Bangkok” was my first 12″ single (not entirely sure I should have admitted that…)

    • Oh Oh Oh!
      Oh Oh Oh!
      Oh Oh Oh!
      Oh Oh Oh!
      I’m glad you managed to hop on the pop train in 1984, because I think that is the best year in Pop!
      That Windjammer ballad may be too sappy for you, but the missus may like it.
      As for One Night In Bangkok…the line “And if you’re lucky then the god’s a she” gave me sniggers back then.
      Why the new obsession with Self Control? Are you having too much of it? Of lacking too much of it? LOL!

      • I think perhaps I have too much self control and need to let loose and speak my mind more often 😉

        By the way, I still remember every line of “One Night In Bangkok” – it’s one of those tunes like “West End Girls” that I can bust out from beginning to end at any time.

        As I recall, pop started to get REALLY cheesy in 1985 – looking forward to that list!

  2. Ditto Chris!
    I can mumble my way through West End Girls and One Night In Bangkok too! The kids these days have it easy! Not much to memorize when it comes to songs like Boom Boom Pow or Harlem Shake. LOL!
    You want some cheese? Your dairy fix is coming up shortly!!! But Grace Jones may have something to say about that opinion of yours. She might even rough you up, and I think she can. Hell, I think she can beat us both up….at the same time!!!

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