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 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

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.