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 in to 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. Marvelous and perhaps a truer refection of their abilities to find the public’s pulse.
|Artist||Title||Topping out date|
|Paul McCartney||Pipes Of Peace||January 14 1984|
|Frankie Goes to Hollywood||Relax||January 28 1984|
|Nena||99 Red Balloons||March 3 1984|
|Lionel Richie||Hello||March 24 1984|
|Duran Duran||The Reflex||May 5 1984|
|Wham!||Wake Me Up Before You Go Go||June 2 1984|
|Frankie Goes to Hollywood||Two Tribes||June 16 1984|
|George Michael||Careless Whisper||August 18 1984|
|Stevie Wonder||I Just Called to Say I Love You||September 8 1984|
|Wham!||Freedom||October 20 1984|
|Chaka Khan||I Feel For You||November 10 1984|
|Jim Diamond||I Should Have Known Better||December 1 1984|
|Frankie Goes to Hollywood||The Power Of Love||December 8 1984|
|Band Aid||Do They Know It’s Christmas?||December 15 1984|