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 second selection of top 1984 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
News Event: June 4th Columbia Records releases “Born in the USA”, the 7th studio album by Bruce Springsteen; His biggest commercial success topped the charts in 11 countries and sold over 30 million copies, worldwide
Cyndi Lauper – Time after time
“Time after time,” composed by Cyndi Lauper and Ron Hyman, was Lauper’s first #1 hit in the US. It peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart and reached #3 in Australia. It entered the Rolling Stone and MTV’s “100 Greatest Pop Songs” at #66 and VH1’s “100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years” and “100 Greatest Songs of the 80s” lists, at #22 and #19 respectively. “Time After Time” was also nominated for a Grammy Award for “Song of the Year
News Event: June 25th Prince releases his “Purple Rain” album
Tina Turner – What’s love got to do with it
“What’s love got to do with it,” Turner’s most successful single, was from the album “Private Dancer.” It was her first and only #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100. At the time, she was 44, and became the oldest solo female artist to top the Hot 100 chart. The song received three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Performance. The song’s title, in 1993, was used as the title for the biographical film of her life. In 2012, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, giving Turner her third Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Rolling Stone ranked the song at #309 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song also ranked #38 on the Songs of the Century list.