US Top 25 Singles For The Week Ending February 4, 1984. Pick Your Favourites

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  1. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    US Top 25 Singles For The Week Ending February 4, 1984
    TW LW TITLE Artist – Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

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    1 2 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club – 10 (1)

    2 1 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes – 14 (1)
    3 3 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics – 18 (3)
    4 6 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang – 14 (4)
    5 5 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder – 21 (5)
    6 4 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John – 15 (4)
    7 8 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie – 11 (7)
    8 10 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis – 11 (8)
    9 11 THINK OF LAURA –•– Christopher Cross – 9 (9)
    10 12 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp – 9 (10)

    11 20 JUMP –•– Van Halen – 4 (11)
    12 14 I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU –•– Ray Parker Jr. – 13 (12)
    13 7 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – 17 (1)
    14 18 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon – 13 (14)
    15 19 AN INNOCENT MAN –•– Billy Joel – 8 (15)
    16 16 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna – 15 (16)
    17 9 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John – 14 (5)
    18 22 99 LUFTBALLONS –•– Nena – 9 (18)
    19 23 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER –•– Police – 5 (19)
    20 21 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– Pretenders – 8 (20)

    21 31 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN –•– Cyndi Lauper – 8 (21)
    22 27 NOBODY TOLD ME –•– John Lennon – 3 (22)
    23 24 YAH MO B THERE –•– James Ingram & Michael McDonald – 9 (23)
    24 25 SO BAD –•– Paul McCartney – 7 (24)
    25 13 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran – 14 (3)


    Last 80s poll for awhile. Quite a good chart, IMO. The only one I don't remember is the Ray Parker Jr single.

    Pick as many as you want.
     
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  2. Bobby Morrow

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    This is the full chart for this week.

    US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending February 4, 1984
    TW LW TITLE Artist – Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

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    1 2 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club – 10 (1)

    2 1 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes – 14 (1)
    3 3 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics – 18 (3)
    4 6 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang – 14 (4)
    5 5 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder – 21 (5)
    6 4 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John – 15 (4)
    7 8 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie – 11 (7)
    8 10 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis – 11 (8)
    9 11 THINK OF LAURA –•– Christopher Cross – 9 (9)
    10 12 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp – 9 (10)

    11 20 JUMP –•– Van Halen – 4 (11)
    12 14 I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU –•– Ray Parker Jr. – 13 (12)
    13 7 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – 17 (1)
    14 18 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon – 13 (14)
    15 19 AN INNOCENT MAN –•– Billy Joel – 8 (15)
    16 16 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna – 15 (16)
    17 9 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John – 14 (5)
    18 22 99 LUFTBALLONS –•– Nena – 9 (18)
    19 23 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER –•– Police – 5 (19)
    20 21 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– Pretenders – 8 (20)

    21 31 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN –•– Cyndi Lauper – 8 (21)
    22 27 NOBODY TOLD ME –•– John Lennon – 3 (22)
    23 24 YAH MO B THERE –•– James Ingram & Michael McDonald – 9 (23)
    24 25 SO BAD –•– Paul McCartney – 7 (24)
    25 13 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran – 14 (3)
    26 26 BABY I LIED –•– Deborah Allen – 17 (26)
    27 17 THE CURLY SHUFFLE –•– Jump ‘N The Saddle – 10 (15)
    28 15 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates – 15 (2)
    29 37 NEW MOON ON MONDAY –•– Duran Duran – 4 (29)
    30 32 SEND ME AN ANGEL –•– Real Life – 13 (30)

    31 40 I WANT A NEW DRUG –•– Huey Lewis & The News – 4 (31)
    32 44 GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– Christine McVie – 2 (32)
    33 33 NIGHTBIRD –•– Stevie Nicks – 8 (33)
    34 28 TIME WILL REVEAL –•– Debarge – 17 (18)
    35 38 BANG YOUR HEAD (METAL HEALTH) –•– Quiet Riot – 5 (35)
    36 41 THIS WOMAN –•– Kenny Rogers – 4 (36)
    37 42 GIVE IT UP –•– K.C. – 7 (37)
    38 39 THE DREAM –•– Irene Cara – 9 (38)
    39 53 HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN –•– Eurythmics – 2 (39)
    40 34 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne – 17 (30)

    Top 40 Drops

    43 29 READ ‘EM AND WEEP –•– Barry Manilow – 12 (18)
    45 30 IF I’D BEEN THE ONE –•– .38 Special – 13 (19)
    47 36 REMEMBER THE NIGHTS –•– The Motels – 10 (36)
    50 35 THE SIGN OF FIRE –•– The Fixx – 11 (32)

    Power Plays

    41 56 FOOTLOOSE –•– Kenny Loggins – 2 (41)
    42 46 ALMOST OVER YOU –•– Sheena Easton – 9 (42)
    44 48 THE POLITICS OF DANCING –•– Re-Flex – 11 (44)
    46 59 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Tina Turner – 3 (46)
    48 45 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– Dolly Parton – 9 (45)
    49 43 EBONY EYES –•– Rick James & Smokey Robinson – 9 (43)

    New This Week

    59 — THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– Dan Fogelberg – 1 (59)
    66 — BACK WHERE YOU BELONG –•– .38 Special – 1 (66)
    74 — COME BACK AND STAY –•– Paul Young – 1 (74)
    78 — FIELDS OF FIRE –•– Big Country – 1 (78)
    83 — SHE WAS HOT –•– Rolling Stones – 1 (83)
    89 — DON’T LET GO –•– Wang Chung – 1 (89)
    90 — LOOKS THAT KILL –•– Motley Crue – 1 (90)
    92 — STRIP –•– Adam Ant – 1 (92)
    93 — BREAKING UP IS HARD ON YOU –•– American Comedy Network – 1 (93)
    95 — THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW –•– ABC – 1 (95)
     
  3. Bobby Morrow

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  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Interesting chart: there's very little on it that I really, really like - but there's also only one or 2 songs that I really, really dislike.

    Usually I can find a few songs I love and a few I hate, but this is a totally "down the middle" chart.

    Which isn't bad, I guess - I don't think I've ever seen a chart with less "chaff" than this one!
     
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  5. fsutall

    fsutall Forum Resident

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    Great chart from my favorite era of top 40 music! I don't recall ever hearing the Ray Parker Jr. hit at the time of release either, but it's since become one of my favorites by him. I suspect Tom Petty was a fan, as there are definitely some striking production similarities with his "Don't Come Around Here No More" that came out in 1985.

    Other favorites from this chart:
    1. KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club – Certainly their commercial peak, possibly their artistic peak as well. They had a few more hits in the US after this but nothing as good as this classic single.
    2. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes – Back in the early '70s who would have guessed Yes and Genesis would have pop hits in the US top ten at the same time?
    6. I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John – Classic ballad, one of the best things he's ever done.
    8. THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis – Underrated and understated track from the last album by Genesis that I liked. Has aged better than anything off of Invisible Touch.
    14. LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon – One of the great dance tracks of the '80s.
    16. HOLIDAY –•– Madonna – Her first great single!
    17. TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John – Her last great single!
    18. 99 LUFTBALLONS –•– Nena – MTV played this constantly at the time. I always thought the (male) keyboard player resembled Joni Mitchell, at least in the video. Amazing cheekbones, lol!
    25. UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran – The release of this single in advance of Seven and the Ragged Tiger was a huge event as Duran-mania was rapidly growing in the US in the wake of Rio's success. They rarely perform this one live any more, even though it's one of the biggest hits they ever had here.
     
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  6. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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    Yah Mo B There
    Jump
    Nobody Told Me
    Middle Of The Road
    Holiday
    Joanna
    Wrapped Around Your Finger
    Think Of Laura
    Karma Chameleon
    Owner Of A Lonely Heart
     
  7. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

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    This is a packed list.
    Yah Mo B There
    Middle Of The Road
    Holiday
    Say Say Say
    Let The Music Play
    99 Luftballoons
    Break My Stride (one of the great unsung pop songs of the 80's)
     
  8. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This was very early in 1984. By the middle of the year I think things were as good as they ever got for pop music in the 80s.
     
  9. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

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    Yes, Elton, Genesis, Van Halen, Lennon.
     
  10. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Hail Hail Rock 'n Roll

    Owner of a Lonely Heart
    That's All
    99 Luftballoons
    Wrapped Around Your Finger
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    Nobody Told Me

    "That's All" is one of my absolute favorite Genesis songs. Pure perfection. I select ''99 Luftballoons" with the caveat that it must be the German version. My local radio station only plays the English version, which is far inferior in my opinion.
     
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  11. Surly

    Surly Bon Viv-oh-no-he-didn't

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    I've read countless articles by critics stating that 1984 was probably the best, most diverse pop chart in history. I personally love '83 and '85 more, but yes, 1984 was quite fine. My favorites from this chart:

    1 2 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club – 10 (1)
    2 1 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes – 14 (1)
    3 3 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics – 18 (3)
    5 5 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder – 21 (5)
    6 4 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John – 15 (4)
    8 10 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis – 11 (8)

    13 7 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – 17 (1)
    14 18 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon – 13 (14)
    16 16 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna – 15 (16)
    17 9 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John – 14 (5)
    18 22 99 LUFTBALLONS –•– Nena – 9 (18)
    19 23 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER –•– Police – 5 (19)
    20 21 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– Pretenders – 8 (20)

    21 31 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN –•– Cyndi Lauper – 8 (21)
    23 24 YAH MO B THERE –•– James Ingram & Michael McDonald – 9 (23)
    25 13 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran – 14 (3)
    27 17 THE CURLY SHUFFLE –•– Jump ‘N The Saddle – 10 (15)
    28 15 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates – 15 (2)
    29 37 NEW MOON ON MONDAY –•– Duran Duran – 4 (29)
    30 32 SEND ME AN ANGEL –•– Real Life – 13 (30)

    32 44 GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– Christine McVie – 2 (32)
    33 33 NIGHTBIRD –•– Stevie Nicks – 8 (33)
    37 42 GIVE IT UP –•– K.C. – 7 (37)
    39 53 HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN –•– Eurythmics – 2 (39)
    40 34 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne – 17 (30)

    45 30 IF I’D BEEN THE ONE –•– .38 Special – 13 (19)
    47 36 REMEMBER THE NIGHTS –•– The Motels – 10 (36)
    50 35 THE SIGN OF FIRE –•– The Fixx – 11 (32)

    42 46 ALMOST OVER YOU –•– Sheena Easton – 9 (42)
    44 48 THE POLITICS OF DANCING –•– Re-Flex – 11 (44)
    46 59 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Tina Turner – 3 (46)

    59 — THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE –•– Dan Fogelberg – 1 (59)
    66 — BACK WHERE YOU BELONG –•– .38 Special – 1 (66)
    74 — COME BACK AND STAY –•– Paul Young – 1 (74)
    78 — FIELDS OF FIRE –•– Big Country – 1 (78)
    89 — DON’T LET GO –•– Wang Chung – 1 (89)
    92 — STRIP –•– Adam Ant – 1 (92)
    95 — THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW –•– ABC – 1 (95)
     
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  12. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    It's interesting, I got most of my pop exposure from MTV w/ maybe a little from a little AM top 40 station out of Elmira, NY back then. Therefore, I really don't know any of the r&b tracks on this list. I can see why Rick James ended up suing.
     
  13. California Couple

    California Couple Forum Dependent

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    I only know 12 of those songs and the only one I spent money on and have played a zillion times is
    Union Of The Snake
     
  14. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

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    Nick Rhodes once said many years ago that history will be kind to Duran Duran and I think he was right. Duran records sound as good today as they did back then...
     
  15. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

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    Other than "Nobody Told Me," not a particularly great list. But I remember hearing all of those songs playing on the radio and MTV as a kid growing up that year, so nostalgia kicks in, I suppose...
     
  16. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

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    99 Dead Baboons should have charted.

    As for 99 Red Balloons, I don't recall if it was the German version that charted, or if it was the English version. Regardless, the German version sounded better to my 8 year old years.
     
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  17. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Forum Resident

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    I remember this age SO very well. Between MTV and KKHR-FM I heard everything on this chart, a lot.

    It's crazy.. at the time I was straddling the lines between Top 40, AOR, metal, and new wave.
     
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  18. John B Good

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    Girls want to have fun is Tops for me. Owner of a Lonely heart is next.
     
  19. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    This is a pretty good chart, and I voted for 15 out of the 25 - a good return!

    What I like, is the variety, You have 3 pop classics, in Culture Club, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper. Yes, Van Halen, and Genesis, managing catchy tunes, without alienating all of their fans.

    And, Police, Pretenders, Billy Joel and Christopher Cross with strong songs.

    One for Bobby, Olivia with a song from the soundtrack, of a film, co-starring another Greasey actor . Was this her last big hit?

    Fond memories of Nena, both English and German versions, as I was going out with a German girl when this was out. Bought the 12", but actually prefer the shorter 7" version, to the "stuttering", extended mix.

    Pink Houses, an excellent cut from a great album.

    The two I'm leaving to last, as I think they deserve a special mention, are, Nobody Told Me, and I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues. A great return to form from Elton, and John showing he still had some good music to give.
     
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  20. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Love em all. Owner Of Lonely Heart has some psychedelic twinges to it. IMHO.
    Love the song and video.


     
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  21. Castle in the air

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    A somewhat better list than the 1980 one.
     
  22. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

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    Wow, I never realised "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" only became a US hit 9 months or so after it was a hit in UK.
     
  23. mbrownp1

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    Fantastic!!!! My votes:

    1 2 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club – 10 (1)
    3 3 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics – 18 (3)
    4 6 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang – 14 (4)
    5 5 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder – 21 (5)
    6 4 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John – 15 (4)
    7 8 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie – 11 (7)
    8 10 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis – 11 (8)
    9 11 THINK OF LAURA –•– Christopher Cross – 9 (9)
    10 12 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp – 9 (10)
    11 20 JUMP –•– Van Halen – 4 (11)
    13 7 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – 17 (1)
    14 18 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon – 13 (14)
    15 19 AN INNOCENT MAN –•– Billy Joel – 8 (15)
    16 16 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna – 15 (16)
    18 22 99 LUFTBALLONS –•– Nena – 9 (18)
    19 23 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER –•– Police – 5 (19)
    20 21 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– Pretenders – 8 (20)
    21 31 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN –•– Cyndi Lauper – 8 (21)
    22 27 NOBODY TOLD ME –•– John Lennon – 3 (22)
    23 24 YAH MO B THERE –•– James Ingram & Michael McDonald – 9 (23)
    25 13 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran – 14 (3)
    28 15 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates – 15 (2)
    29 37 NEW MOON ON MONDAY –•– Duran Duran – 4 (29)
    31 40 I WANT A NEW DRUG –•– Huey Lewis & The News – 4 (31)
    32 44 GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– Christine McVie – 2 (32)
    35 38 BANG YOUR HEAD (METAL HEALTH) –•– Quiet Riot – 5 (35)
    37 42 GIVE IT UP –•– K.C. – 7 (37)
    40 34 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne – 17 (30)
     
  24. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

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    Yes
    Nena
    Kool & Gang
    Madonna
    Police
    John Lennon
    Cyndi Lauper
     
  25. thecdguy

    thecdguy Forum Resident

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    It was the German version that was always listed on the Hot 100 chart, but the English version also received substantial airplay as well. I wish they would have listed it separately on the chart to see how it would have done up against the German version.
     

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