Each week William and I select two top hits from the charts in the US and UK starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time. We are now in the 1980s.
Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2021. Here is my first selection of top 1984 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
News Event: January 16th 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win
Prince & The Revolution – When doves cry
“When doves cry” was the lead single from the album “Purple Rain” and Prince’s first #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for five weeks and was classified as the top-selling single of 1984. It ranked #1 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles, #52 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. According to the website “Acclaimed Music,” it is the 31st most celebrated song in popular music.