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Top 100 Songs of 1984

Below is a list from Billboard magazine’s Top ear-End Hot 100 songs for 1984. Chart © by Billboard, a part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. All Rights Reserved. Learn more about Billboard here.

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Top 100 Songs of 1984

Top 100 Songs of 1984

[nb]1[/nb]When Doves Cry – Prince and The Revolution


[nb]2[/nb]Footloose – Kenny Loggins


[nb]3[/nb]What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner


[nb]4[/nb]Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) – Phil Collins


[nb]5[/nb]Say Say Say – Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson


[nb]6[/nb]Jump – Van Halen


[nb]7[/nb]Hello – Lionel Richie


[nb]8[/nb]Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.


[nb]9[/nb]Karma Chameleon – Culture Club


[nb]10[/nb]Missing You – John Waite


[nb]11[/nb]All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie


[nb]12[/nb]Let’s Hear It for the Boy – Deniece Williams


[nb]13[/nb]Dancing In the Dark – Bruce Springsteen


[nb]14[/nb]Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper


[nb]15[/nb]The Reflex – Duran Duran


[nb]16[/nb]Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper


[nb]17[/nb]Self Control – Laura Branigan


[nb]18[/nb]Let’s Go Crazy – Prince and The Revolution


[nb]19[/nb]Say It Isn’t So – Daryl Hall and John Oates


[nb]20[/nb]Joanna – Kool and The Gang


[nb]21[/nb]I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder


[nb]22[/nb]Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell


[nb]23[/nb]Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder


[nb]24[/nb]99 Luftballons – Nena


[nb]25[/nb]I Can Dream About You – Dan Hartman


[nb]26[/nb]Oh Sherrie – Steve Perry


[nb]27[/nb]Stuck On You – Lionel Richie


[nb]28[/nb]I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues – Elton John


[nb]29[/nb]She Bop – Cyndi Lauper


[nb]30[/nb]Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart


[nb]31[/nb]Eyes Without a Face – Billy Idol


[nb]32[/nb]Here Comes the Rain Again – The Eurythmics


[nb]33[/nb]Uptown Girl – Billy Joel


[nb]34[/nb]Sister Christian – Night Ranger


[nb]35[/nb]Twist of Fate – Olivia Newton


[nb]36[/nb]Hard Habit to Break – Chicago


[nb]37[/nb]The Heart of Rock & Roll – Huey Lewis & The News


[nb]38[/nb]The Warrior – Scandal


[nb]39[/nb]If Ever You’re In My Arms Again – Peabo Bryson


[nb]40[/nb]Automatic – Pointer Sisters


[nb]41[/nb]Let the Music Play – Shannon


[nb]42[/nb]To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before – Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson


More 58 Top Songs of 1984

    1. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
    2. Jump (For My Love) – The Pointer Sisters
    3. Talking In Your Sleep – The Romantics
    4. Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
    5. The Glamorous Life – Sheila E.
    6. Borderline – Madonna
    7. Drive – The Cars
    8. Union of the Snake – Duran Duran
    9. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) – Billy Ocean
    10. That’s All – Genesis
    11. Running With the Night – Lionel Richie
    12. Sad Songs (Say So Much) – Elton John
    13. I Want a New Drug – Huey Lewis and The News
    14. Islands In the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
    15. Love Is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
    16. Infatuation – Rod Stewart
    17. Almost Paradise (Love Theme “Footloose”) – Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
    18. Legs – ZZ Top
    19. State of Shock – The Jacksons
    20. Love Somebody – Rick Springfield
    21. Miss Me Blind – Culture Club
    22. If This Is It – Huey Lewis and The News
    23. You Might Think – The Cars
    24. Lucky Star – Madonna
    25. Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen
    26. Cum On Feel the Noize – Quiet Riot
    27. Breakdance – Irene Cara
    28. Adult Education – Daryl Hall and John Oates
    29. They Don’t Know – Tracy Ullman
    30. An Innocent Man – Billy Joel
    31. Cruel Summer – Bananarama
    32. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
    33. Give It Up – K.C.
    34. I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
    35. I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You – Ray Parker Jr.
    36. Thriller – Michael Jackson
    37. Holiday – Madonna
    38. Breakin’…There’s No Stopping Us – Ollie And Jerry
    39. Nobody Told Me – John Lennon
    40. Church of the Poison Mind – Culture Club
    41. Think of Laura – Christopher Cross
    42. Time Will Reveal – Debarge
    43. Wrapped Around Your Finger – The Police
    44. Pink Houses – John Cougar Mellencamp
    45. Round and Round – Ratt
    46. Head over Heels – The Go-Go’s
    47. The Longest Time – Billy Joel
    48. Tonight – Kool and The Gang
    49. Got a Hold On Me – Christine McVie
    50. Dancing In the Sheets – Shalamar
    51. Undercover (Of the Night) – The Rolling Stones
    52. On the Dark Side – John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
    53. New Moon On Monday – Duran Duran
    54. Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
    55. Magic – The Cars
    56. When You Close Your Eyes – Night Ranger
    57. Rock Me Tonite – Billy Squier
    58. Yah Mo Be There – James Ingram and Michael McDonald

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Top 100 Songs of 1984 – Final Thoughts

The year 1984 was a pivotal moment in music history with many artists breaking new ground. The top 100 songs of 1984 reflected the diversity of music in that year, from the emergence of new wave and synth-pop to the continued influence of rock and roll and R&B.

The iconic anthem “Like a Virgin” by Madonna dominated the charts, along with Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Other notable entries include “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! Overall, the top 100 songs of 1984 captured the spirit of the era and remain beloved classics to this day.

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