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This Day In 80s Music, January 2nd

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we begin 2022, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1984. These are the Top 40 songs of 1984 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1When Doves CryPrince
2What’s Love Got to Do with ItTina Turner
3Say Say SayPaul McCartney and Michael Jackson
4FootlooseKenny Loggins
5Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)Phil Collins
6JumpVan Halen
7HelloLionel Richie
8Owner of a Lonely HeartYes
9GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.
10Karma ChameleonCulture Club
11Missing YouJohn Waite
12All Night Long (All Night)Lionel Richie
13Let’s Hear It for the BoyDeniece Williams
14Dancing in the DarkBruce Springsteen
15Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
16The ReflexDuran Duran
17Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
18Jump (For My Love)The Pointer Sisters
19Talking in Your SleepThe Romantics
20Self ControlLaura Branigan
21Let’s Go CrazyPrince and The Revolution
22Say It Isn’t SoHall & Oates
23Hold Me NowThompson Twins
24JoannaKool & The Gang
25I Just Called to Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
26Somebody’s Watching MeRockwell
27Break My StrideMatthew Wilder
2899 LuftballonsNena
29I Can Dream About YouDan Hartman
30The Glamorous LifeSheila E.
31Oh SherrieSteve Perry
32Stuck on YouLionel Richie
33I Guess That’s Why They Call It the BluesElton John
34She BopCyndi Lauper
36Sunglasses at NightCorey Hart
37Eyes Without a FaceBilly Idol
38Here Comes the Rain AgainEurythmics
39Uptown GirlBilly Joel
40Sister ChristianNight Ranger

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