Rolling Stone -100 Best Singles of 1984

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Rolling Stone -100 Best Singles of 1984

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:52 pm

100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

"From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie Jean" MTV brought them into your living room. In the spirit of this landmark year, here are the 100 best singles from the year pop popped. To be considered, the song had to be released in 1984 or have significant chart impact in 1984, and charted somewhere on the Billboard Hot 100."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... r-20140917

Is this eligible? Like the last list I posted here, I'm not sure if year lists count if they were compiled many years later.
Album of the Year: The xx - I See You
Song of the Year: Elbow - Firebrand & Angel

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Re: Rolling Stone -100 Best Singles of 1984

Postby Henrik » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:27 pm

Definitely eligible.
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Re: Rolling Stone -100 Best Singles of 1984

Postby JR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:07 pm

Just a note: This list didn't consider singles that didn't chart on the Hot 100 in 1984, so keep that in mind when adding it next year. :)

I do like that RS didn't keep to only the biggest hits when compiling it.

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Re: Rolling Stone -100 Best Singles of 1984

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:35 pm

100. Corey Hart, "Sunglasses at Night"
99. Scandal feat. Patty Smyth, "The Warrior"
98. Dead or Alive, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
97. Peter Wolf, "Lights Out"
96. Tears for Fears, "Mothers Talk"
95. Depeche Mode, "People Are People"
94. Bon Jovi, "Runaway"
93. The Jacksons feat. Mick Jagger, "State of Shock"
92. Tommy Shaw, "Girls With Guns"
91. Laid Back, "White Horse"
90. Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me"
89. Steve Perry, "Oh Sherrie"
88. Lionel Richie, "Stuck on You"
87. The Pointer Sisters, "Jump (for My Love)"
86. The Police, "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
85. Bryan Adams, "Run to You"
84. R.E.M., "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
83. Diana Ross, "Swept Away"
82. John Lennon, "Nobody Told Me"
81. Jocelyn Brown, "Somebody Else’s Guy"
80. Robin Gibb, "Boys Do Fall in Love"
79. Genesis, "That's All"
78. The Cars, "You Might Think"
77. Hall and Oates, "Out of Touch"
76. General Public, "Tenderness"
75. Billy Joel, "Uptown Girl"
74. J. Blackfoot, "Taxi"
73. Def Leppard, "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
72. Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take it"
71. Jellybean, "Sidewalk Talk"
70. Midnight Star, "No Parking (on the Dance Floor)"
69. Ray Parker Jr., "Ghostbusters"
68. Van Halen, "Hot for Teacher"
67. Madonna, "Like a Virgin"
66. Elton John, "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
65. Laura Branigan, "Self Control"
64. Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride"
63. ZZ Top, "Legs"
62. Animotion, "Obsession"
61. Yes, "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
60. John Cougar Mellencamp, "Pink Houses"
59. Pat Benatar, "Love Is a Battlefield"
58. Rebbie Jackson, "Centipede"
57. Scorpions, "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
56. Bronski Beat, "Smalltown Boy"
55. Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell"
54. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, "Say, Say, Say"
53. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Eat It"
52. Cherrelle, "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On"
51. Dan Hartman, "I Can Dream About You"
50. Wham!, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
49. Huey Lewis and the News, "If This Is It"
48. The Go-Go's, "Head Over Heels"
47. Billy Idol, "Eyes Without a Face"
46. Eurythmics, "Here Comes the Rain Again"
45. Billy Ocean, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
44. Shannon, "Give Me Tonight"
43. Talk Talk, "It's My Life"
42. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, "Easy Lover"
41. Bananarama, "Cruel Summer"
40. Duran Duran, "The Reflex"
39. Deniece Williams, "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
38. Ratt, "Round and Round"
37. Whodini, "Friends"
36. Cyndi Lauper, "She Bop"
35. The Romantics, "Talking in Your Sleep"
34. Night Ranger, "Sister Christian"
33. Bruce Springsteen, "Dancing in the Dark"
32. Queen, "I Want to Break Free"
31. The Pointer Sisters, "Automatic"
30. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Relax"
29. The Time, "Jungle Love"
28. Teena Marie, "Lovergirl"
27. New Edition, "Cool It Now"
26. Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now"
25. Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me"
24. Wham!, "Careless Whisper"
23. Van Halen, "Jump"
22. Culture Club, "Karma Chameleon"
21. The Cars, "Drive"
20. Van Halen, "Panama"
19. Ashford & Simpson, "Solid"
18. a-ha, "Take on Me"
17. Sade, "Smooth Operator"
16. Tracey Ullman, "They Don't Know"
15. Nena, "99 Luftballons"
14. John Waite, "Missing You"
13. Newcleus, "Jam on It"
12. U2, "Pride (in the Name of Love)"
11. Tina Turner, "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
10. Sheila E., "The Glamorous Life"
9. Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the U.S.A."
8. Prince and the Revolution, "Purple Rain"
7. Don Henley, "The Boys of Summer"
6. Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"
5. Michael Jackson, "Thriller"
4. Prince and the Revolution, "Let's Go Crazy"
3. Chaka Khan, "I Feel for You"
2. Madonna, "Borderline"
1. Prince and the Revolution, "When Doves Cry"
Album of the Year: The xx - I See You
Song of the Year: Elbow - Firebrand & Angel


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