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Forum - General: Music/Charts related - This week in 1984...

Week ending January 15, 1984


The first chart for 1984, with debuts from Siouxsie And The Banshees, Hall & Oates, Simple Minds and Stephen Cummings.

Plus, top 50 misses from Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan and Anne Murray.

Week ending January 22, 1984


Thriller, Love Is A Battlefield, Just Be Good To Me, 2000 Miles, Right By Your Side, Crumblin' Down and Love And Affection debut.

Plus top 50 misses from Melissa Manchester, Ryan Paris, Leo Sayer, Eddy Grant, Jon English and Australian Crawl.

Week ending January 29, 1984


Nobody Told Me, Victims, Everywhere I Go, Heart And Soul, One Thing Leads To Another and Favorite Waste Of Time debut.

Week ending February 5, 1984


The Love Cats and Message To My Girl debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Barry Manilow, The Flying Pickets and Frank Stallone.

Week ending February 12, 1984


Break My Stride, Catch Me I'm Falling, Dancing With Myself, Let's Stay Together and Cry Just A Little Bit debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Coconut Rough, Eurogliders, Big Country, David Knopfler and Laid Back.

Week ending February 19, 1984


(Hey You) Rocksteady Crew, Radio Ga Ga, Sticky Music, Talking In Your Sleep, In The Mood and New Moon On Monday.

Plus, top 50 misses from The Pretenders, The Assembly, Randy Crawford and Hooked On Australia.

Week ending February 26, 1984


Relax, Calling Your Name, Jump, Kiss The Bride, An Innocent Man and Pipes Of Peace/So Bad debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Christine McVie and The Shifters.

Week ending March 4, 1984


Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Love Of The Common People, Running With The Night and White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) and The Curly Shuffle debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Jimmy Cliff and The Rolling Stones.

Week ending March 11, 1984


The Politics Of Dancing, King Of Pain and Baby You're Dynamite debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Miquel Brown, Eartha Kitt, Genesis and Louise Tucker.

Week ending March 18, 1984


Love In A Box, Baby I Lied and the other The Curly Shuffle debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Ray Parker Jr, Slade, Bob Seger and John Cougar Mellencamp.

Week ending March 25, 1984


Hold Me Now, Rebel Yell, Girl On The Wall and Beast Of Burden debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Elton John, Gloria Gaynor, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Simple Minds, Flaming Hands and Christopher Cross.

Week ending April 1, 1984


99 Luftballons, Here Comes The Rain Again, I Send A Message, Hyperactive! and Blue Day debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from The Smiths, Quiet Riot and Don Miller-Robinson.

Week ending April 8, 1984


Baby Wants To Rock, Love Over Gold (live), The Good Life, Rock And Roll You're Beautiful, Rush Rush and Save The Last Dance For Me debut.

Plus, a top 50 miss from Vanessa Venning.

Week ending April 15, 1984


Madonna arrives on the top 50 with Holiday. Plus, Wouldn't It Be Good, Street Dance, Saturday Night, A Rockin' Good Way and Rockit (finally) debut.

And, top 50 misses from China Crisis, Hall & Oates, Hoodoo Gurus, Sherbet and Tracey Ullman.

Week ending April 22, 1984


Footloose, It's A Miracle, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) and Working With Fire And Steel debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Fiction Factory, The Style Council, Irene Cara and Michael Martin Murphey.

Week ending April 29, 1984


Eat It, To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) and I’ve Been To Bali Too debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from John Paul Young, Sheena Easton and Marc Hunter.

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Week ending May 6, 1984


A Beat For You, Bitter Desire, Taking The Town, Cry And Be Free and Joanna debut.

Plus top 50 misses from Kiki Dee, Leo Sayer and BJ Thomas.

Week ending May 13, 1984


Hello, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before, Burning Up and You Might Think debut.

Plus, a top 50 miss from The Dugites.

Week ending May 20, 1984


I Want To Break Free, Time After Time, Somebody's Watching Me and Wonderland debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Shannon, Hot Streak and Models.

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Week ending May 27, 1984


The Reflex, Only For Love. Strong Love. Ghost Ships and Don't Answer Me debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Talk Talk, Industry and The Cure.

Week ending June 3, 1984


Let's Hear It For The Boy, Doctor! Doctor!, It's Just Not Cricket, The Lebanon, I Want A New Drug and The Longest Time debut.

Plus a top 50 miss from Matt Finish.

Week ending June 10, 1984


Dancing In The Dark, Heaven (Must Be There), Not The Loving Kind, Cry and One Love/People Get Ready debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Joe Cocker and John Cougar Mellencamp.

Week ending June 17, 1984


Holding Out For A Hero, Dance Hall Days and Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Moving Pictures, Shalamar and Nena.

Week ending June 24, 1984


What Is Love?, Sad Songs, Automatic, Run Runaway and Breakdance debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from The Go-Go’s, The Special AKA, Le Club Foote, Innocent Bystanders and Rick Springfield.

Week ending July 1, 1984


Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Eyes Without A Face, Big Girls, Infatuation, Happy Ending, I Will Love You All My Life and Bird Of Paradise debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Sunnyboys, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Order, Van Halen and Alabama.

Week ending July 8, 1984


Borderline, Up Rock and Reilly debut.

Plus top 50 misses from Break Machine, Cold Chisel, Invisible Mendez and Richard Clayderman.

Week ending July 15, 1984


When Doves Cry, Self Control, Two Tribes, Oh Sherrie, State Of Shock, Miss Me Blind and People Are People debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Ultravox, Chris De Burgh, Spaniards, Marilyn, The Cockroaches and The Coup.

Week ending July 22, 1984


Love Lies Lost, Only When You Leave, To Sir With Love and Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Pseudo Echo, Jermaine Jackson and Cliff Richard.

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Week ending July 29, 1984


Robert De Niro's Waiting, I Can Dream About You and All Of You debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Alvin Stardust, Michael Jackson and Alphaville.

Week ending August 5, 1984


Burn For You, Smalltown Boy, No More Words and Sweet And Sour debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Queen, Redgum, Wide Boy Youth, Mondo Rock and John Williamson.

Week ending August 12, 1984


What's Love Got To Do With It and If Ever You're In My Arms Again debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Kraftwerk, Colleen Hewett, Joe Jackson and Mike Reno/Ann Wilson.

Week ending August 19, 1984


Everybody Wants To Work, I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Gymnasium, Don't Believe Anymore and Revolution debut.

Plus, a top 50 miss from Roger Waters.
Week ending August 26, 1984


Jump (For My Love), You're The Best Thing, Power and You Take Me Up.

Plus, a top 50 miss from Eurogliders.

Week ending September 2, 1984


Stuck On You, Good Die Young, This One, Romancing The Stone, Locomotion, Flame Trees and Beat Street Breakdown debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Scritti Politti, Billy Joel, Wang Chung, The Cars and Richard Clapton.

Week ending September 9, 1984


Careless Whisper, Ghostbusters, Legs, Missing You, I Wish, No Second Prize and A Love Worth Waiting For debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Fire Inc. and Quiet Riot.

Week ending September 16, 1984


Love Resurrection and Passengers debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Allniters, Glenn Frey and ZZ Top.

Week ending September 23, 1984


Pride (In The Name Of Love), Let's Go Crazy, Drive and Wilderworld debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Swanee, Dear Enemy and Mike Oldfield.

Week ending September 30, 1984


You Think You're A Man, She Bop, Sunglasses At Night, Agadoo, Blue Jean and Torture debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Nick Lowe and Rock Steady Crew.

Week ending October 7, 1984


I Just Called To Say I Love You, We're Not Gonna Take It and Cover Me debut.

Plus, a top 50 miss from The Promise.

Week ending October 14, 1984


Dynamite, Flesh For Fantasy, No Say In It, Boys Do Fall In Love and I Walk Away debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from The Twins and Lou Reed.

Week ending October 21, 1984


Soul Kind Of Feeling, The Glamorous Life, The Lucky One and Madam Butterfly debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from The Takeaways, Donna Summer, DD Smash and Vicki Sue Robinson.

Week ending October 28, 1984


Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man), Like To Get To Know You Well, I'll Fly For You, Better Be Good To Me, The Warrior, Lights Out and Rock Me Tonite debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from KISS, Night Ranger, Freddie Mercury, The Everly Brothers and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Week ending November 4, 1984


The War Song, Why? and No More Lonely Nights debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Robin Gibb and Lindsey Buckingham.

Week ending November 11, 1984


Lucky Star, Freedom, I Am Only Shooting Love, Between The Eyes and Phantom Shuffle debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Lionel Richie, Evelyn Thomas and Tom Robinson.

Week ending November 18, 1984


I'm Tuff, Purple Rain, Dancing In Berlin, Shake This City and Guardian Angel debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Heaven 17, Rickie Lee Jones and Diana Ross.

Week ending November 25, 1984


Like A Virgin, The Wild Boys, Caribbean Queen, Together In Electric Dreams, Too Late For Goodbyes, Out Of Touch, Big On Love, I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, If This Is It and Shooting From The Heart debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Sade and John Justin.

Week ending December 2, 1984


Smooth Operator, I Feel For You, All Cried Out and Left In The Dark debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from XTC and ZZ Top.

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Week ending December 9, 1984


Shout To The Top! debuts.

Plus, top 50 misses from UB40, Jimmy Barnes, Spandau Ballet, Electric Pandas, Big Cuuntry and Depeche Mode.

Week ending December 16, 1984


We Belong, All Through The Night and Sea Of Love debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Pseudo Echo, Elton John and U2.

Week ending December 23, 1984


Last Christmas, Christmas Countdown, The Power Of Love, Hard Habit To Break, Apocalypso and Private Dancer debut.

Plus, top 50 misses from Icehouse, David Bowie & Tina Turner and Van Halen.

And the year-end top 100.

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