Monday, April 28, 2014

The Top 100 Songs Of 1984

Since you fine people who graduated in 1984 are approaching your 30th High School Reunion, we offer our assistance in planning your party.  1984 was an excellent year in music, and many of the songs have held up very well in the last thirty years.  Keep in mind that this is the way these songs rank in 2014, not the way they did in 1984.  It is also important to know that rankings can change monthly, if not weekly, as new sales and airplay figures come in.

What we are finding is the more an artist is on YouTube with their original songs, the more the song sells.  Those artists who haven't quite figured out how to handle the internet (Prince, Don Henley, etc.) and reject sites like YouTube are slipping in popularity.  Prince, for example, had two of the Top 10 songs of the year at the time, but they have slipped drastically.  You would think that these artists would know the importance of music videos, since they released their songs at a time when they first caught on.  Since MTV is no longer a factor, YouTube has taken over that role.

Here are The Top 100 Songs of 1984:

1.     "Hello" by Lionel Richie"
2.     "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins
3.     "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
4.     "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
5.     "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder
6.     "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner
7.     "Dancing In The Dark" by Bruce Springsteen
8.     "Jump" by Van Halen
9.     "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
10.  "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince
11.  "Missing You" by John Waite
12.  "Stuck On You" by Lionel Richie
13.  "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel

14.  "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis & the News
15.  "When Doves Cry" by Prince
16.  "Hard Habit To Break" by Chicago
17.  "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)" by Billy Ocean
18.  "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates
19.  "Drive" by the Cars
20.  "Here Comes The Rain Again" by the Eurythmics
21.  "I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman
22.  "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
23.  "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
24.  "Oh Sherrie" by Steve Perry

25.  "Eyes Without A Face" by Billy Idol
26.  "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters
27.  "Legs" by ZZ Top
28.  "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by George Michael and Wham!
29.  "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams
30.  "Sunglasses At Night" by Corey Hart
31.  "All Through The Night" by Cyndi Lauper
32.  "Lucky Star" by Madonna
33.  "Borderline" by Madonna
34.  "Purple Rain" by Prince
35.  "Cover Me" by Bruce Springsteen
36.  "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger
37.  "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by the Police
38.  "Leave A Tender Moment Alone" by Billy Joel
39.  "Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose)" by Ann Wilson & Mike Reno
40.  "The Heart Of Rock & Roll" by Huey Lewis & the News

41.  Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John
42.  "The Reflex" by Duran Duran
43.  "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie
44.  "You Might Think" by the Cars
45.  "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan
46.  "Jump (For My Love)" by the Pointer Sisters
47.  "Self-Control" by Laura Branigan
48.  "Better Be Good To Me" by Tina Turner

49.  "The Warrior" by Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth
50.  "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins
51.  "We Belong" by Pat Benatar
52.  "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" by Peabo Bryson
53.  "Sea Of Love" by the Honeydrippers
54.  "All I Need" by Jack Wagner
55.  "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung
56.  "Panama" by Van Halen
57.  "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters
58.  "The Wild Boys" by Duran Duran
59.  "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper
60.  "If This Is It" by Huey Lewis & the News
61.  "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club
62.  "Automatic" by the Pointer Sisters
63.  "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson

64.  "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" by U2
65.  "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol
66.  "State Of Shock" by the Jacksons and Mick Jagger
67.  "Got A Hold On Me" by Christine McVie
68.  "Nobody Told Me" by John Lennon
69.  "No More Lonely Nights" by Paul McCartney
70.  "I Can't Hold Back" by Survivor
71.  "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
72.  "I'll Wait" by Van Halen
73.  "On The Dark Side" by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
74.  "Infatuation" by Rod Stewart
75.  "New Moon On Monday" by Duran Duran

76.  "The Authority Song" by John Mellencamp
77.  "Cool It Now" by New Edition
78.  "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by the Scorpions
79.  "Love Somebody" by Rick Springfield
80.  "God Bless The U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood
81.  "The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E.
82.  "Strut" by Sheena Easton
83.  "Dancing In The Sheets" by Shalamar
84.  "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears
85.  "Hello Again" by the Cars
86.  "Hold Me" by Whitney Houston & Teddy Pendergrass
87.  "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart
88.  "They Don't Know" by Tracey Ullman
89.  "Adult Education" by Hall & Oates
90.  "Let's Stay Together" by Tina Turner
91.  "Do What You Do" by Jermaine Jackson

92.  "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar
93.  "Valotte" by Julian Lennon
94.  "Back Where You Belong" by .38 Special
95.  "Desert Moon" by Dennis DeYoung
96.  "No More Words" by Berlin
97.  "Come Back And Stay" by Paul Young
98.  "Round And Round" by Ratt
99.  "We're Not Gonna' Take It" by Twisted Sister
100. "Who's That Girl" by the Eurythmics

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