1984 Number 1 Hits

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 1980s 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.

ArtistTitleMade Number 1Paul McCartneyPipes Of PeaceJanuary 14 1984Frankie Goes to HollywoodRelaxJanuary 28 1984Nena99 Red BalloonsMarch 3 1984Lionel RichieHelloMarch 24 1984Duran DuranThe ReflexMay 5 1984Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go GoJune 2 1984Frankie Goes to HollywoodTwo TribesJune 16 1984George MichaelCareless WhisperAugust 18 1984Stevie WonderI Just Called to Say I Love YouSeptember 8 1984Wham!FreedomOctober 20 1984Chaka KhanI Feel For YouNovember 10 1984Jim DiamondI Should Have Known BetterDecember 1 1984Frankie Goes to HollywoodThe Power Of LoveDecember 8 1984Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas?December 15 1984

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