There were some excellent UK number 1’s in 1984. And due to their quality, they stayed up there for longer. Hence there weren’t so many of them – a real case of quality, not quantity.
There were 3 Wham! or George Michael UK number ones. Our George certainly had the knack of penning the perfect pop song, and of these three, perhaps Wake Me Up Before You Go Go is his most catchy. Freedom will prove to be the most covered, but for sheer exuberance Wake Me Up… is da one!
Frankie Goes To Hollywood managed to match the Wham! / George Michael total score. They started with Relax – perhaps the most controversial of all the 1980’s songs. Or perhaps not. They certainly turned up the heat with Two Tribes, tapping into the paranoia surrounding the impending nuclear war which still hasn’t happened… yet. But then coming up towards Christmas, they socked us straight between the eyes with The Power Of Love. Marvellous and perhaps a truer reflection of their abilities to find the public’s pulse.