Number 1 song october 1984

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What was the Number 1 Song on Your Birthday in 1984?  

This table shows the date the song reached number one in the charts during 1984. If your exact birth date isn't shown find the closest date before your birthday - this is the song that was number 1 on the day you were born or a later birthday. To find all your No.1 songs listed together see the panel below.

Date Reached No. 1


Song Title


7th January 1984Paul McCartneyPipes of Peace221st January 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodRelax 526th February 1984Nena99 Red Balloons 318th March 1984Lionel RichieHello 628th April 1984Duran DuranThe Reflex427th May 1984WhamWake Me Up Before You Go Go210th June 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodTwo Tribes912th August 1984George MichaelCareless Whisper32nd September 1984Stevie WonderI Just Called To Say I Love You614th October 1984WhamFreedom34th November 1984Chaka KhanI Feel For You 325th November 1984Jim DiamondI Should Have Known Better12nd December 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodThe Power Of Love19th December 1984Band AidDo They Know It's Christmas?5   Number 1s 1983Back to Home PageNumber 1s 1985
  1. Prince - Let's Go Crazy (0)
  2. Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You (+3)
  3. Cars - Drive (0)
  4. John Waite - Missing You (-2)
  5. Cyndi Lauper - She Bop (-1)
  6. Chicago - Hard Habit To Break (+6)
  7. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (+1)
  8. Madonna - Lucky Star (+5)
  9. Scandal - The Warrior (-2)
  10. Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me (0)
  11. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (+4)
  12. Bananarama - Cruel Summer (-3)
  13. Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It (-7)
  14. Huey Lewis & The News - If This Is It (-3)
  15. Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited (+7)
  16. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side (+8)
  17. Jacksons - Torture (0)
  18. Night Ranger - When You Close Your Eyes (-4)
  19. Fixx - Are We Ourselves (+7)
  20. Laura Branigan - The Lucky One (0)
  21. Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck (+6)
  22. Donna Summer - There Goes My Baby (+1)
  23. David Bowie - Blue Jean (+11)*
  24. Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane (+1)
  25. Rick Springfield - Bop Til You Drop (+4)
  26. Diana Ross - Swept Away (+4)
  27. Elton John - Who Wears These Shoes (+5)
  28. Prince - Purple Rain (NEW!)
  29. Billy Idol - Flesh For Fantasy (+4)
  30. Jermaine Jackson - Dynamite (-14)
  31. Dennis DeYoung - Desert Moon (+4)
  32. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (NEW!)
  33. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (+6)
  34. Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me (NEW!)
  35. Sheena Easton - Strut (+2)
  36. Lionel Richie - Stuck On You (-18)**
  37. Barry Gibb - Shine Shine (+3)
  38. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out Of Touch (NEW!)
  39. Naked Eyes - (What) In The Name Of Love (0)
  40. Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne - The Last Time I Made Love (NEW!)

Songs falling off:

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (19)

Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It (21)

Peter Wolf - Lights Out (28)

Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night (31)

Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonite (36)

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What was the number 1 hit song in 1982?

What was the number 1 hit song in 1982?

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1982

1“Physical”Olivia Newton-John
2“Eye of the Tiger”Survivor
3“I Love Rock ‘n Roll”Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
4“Ebony and Ivory”Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

What was top of the charts in 1982?

The Official Top 100 best-selling singles of 1982

1Come On EileenDexy’s Midnight Runners
2FameIrene Cara
3Eye Of The TigerSurvivor
4The Lions Sleeps TonightTight Fit

What was the number 1 song on February 21 1982?


What was the number one song on November 29 1982?

What was the number one song in November 29, 1982? The number one song in the week of November 29, 1982 was Truly by Lionel Richie in US and Save Your Love by Renee & Renato in UK.

What was the #1 song of 1983?

Every Breath You Take

What was the number 1 song of 1984?

Overall, Prince spent the most weeks at number one in 1984, reigning for seven weeks at the top with “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” (with the Revolution). However, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna had the longest run at number one of any song which rose into the top position during 1984.

What was in the charts in 1984?

The Official Top 40 best-selling songs of 1984


Was 1984 the best year for music?

1984 has been voted the best year for music by Brits, with the likes of Prince’s Purple Rain album, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ debut and Band Aid record helping to secure its place.

What was the No 1 pop song in 1956?

List of Billboard number-one singles of 1956

Issue dateBest Sellers in StoresMost Played by Jockeys
October 20“Hound Dog”/ “Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis Presley“Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis Presley
October 27
November 3“Love Me Tender”/ “Any Way You Want Me” Elvis Presley“Love Me Tender” Elvis Presley
November 10

What was No 1 in the charts in 1956?

Pat Boone (pictured in 1960) had the best-selling single of 1956 with “I’ll Be Home”, topping the charts for five weeks and spending seventeen weeks in the top 10. Dean Martin scored his only UK number-one single this year with “Memories Are Made of This”, which spent four weeks at the top of the chart.

How many number one hits did Elvis have 1956?

five number

What was the number 1 song in August 1955?

List of Billboard number-one singles of 1955

Issue dateBest Sellers in StoresTop 100
August 13“Rock Around the Clock” Bill Haley & His Comets
August 20
August 27
September 3“The Yellow Rose of Texas” Mitch Miller

What was the number one hit in 1957?

All Shook Up

What was the number one song in 1967?

List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1967

Issue DateSongArtist
August 5“Light My Fire”The Doors
August 12“All You Need Is Love”The Beatles
August 19
August 26“Ode to Billie Joe”Bobbie Gentry

What was the number one song in August 1962?

List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1962

Issue DateSongArtist
August 11Breaking Up Is Hard to DoNeil Sedaka
August 18The Loco-MotionLittle Eva
August 25
September 1

What was number one in the charts in 1962?

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1962

1“Stranger on the Shore”Acker Bilk
2“I Can’t Stop Loving You”Ray Charles
3“Mashed Potato Time”Dee Dee Sharp
4“Roses Are Red (My Love)”Bobby Vinton

What was top of the charts in 1962?

Top 100 1962

01Frank IfieldI Remember You
02Mr Acker BilkStranger On The Shore
03The ShadowsWonderful Land
04Cliff RichardThe Young Ones

What was the top 10 songs in 1962?

Top 100 Hits of 1962/Top 100 Songs of 1962

  • Stranger On the Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk.
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles.
  • Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp.
  • Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton.
  • The Stripper – David Rose.
  • Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares.
  • The Loco-Motion – Little Eva.
  • Let Me In – The Sensations.

What was top of the charts in 1963?

Top 100 1963

01The BeatlesShe Loves You
02The BeatlesFrom Me To You
03Gerry & The PacemakersHow Do You Do It?
04Gerry & The PacemakersI Like It

What was number-one in the charts in 1968?

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong scored his only UK number-one single this year with “What a Wonderful World”/”Cabaret”, which topped the chart for four weeks and spent 11 weeks in the top 10 altogether.

What was the number-one hit song in 1964?

I Want to Hold Your Hand

What was the number one song for 1971?

Joy to the World

What were the top 10 songs of 1971?

Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1971

  • 8. ” Stay Awhile,” the Bells.
  • 7. ” Bridge over Troubled Water/Brand New Me,” Aretha Franklin.
  • 6. ” Brown Sugar,” the Rolling Stones.
  • 5. ” Me and You and a Dog Named Boo,” Lobo.
  • 4. ” If,” Bread.
  • 3. ” Put Your Hand in the Hand,” Ocean.
  • 2. ” Never Can Say Goodbye,” The Jackson 5.
  • 1. ” Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night.

What was in the charts in 1971?

All US Top 40 Singles for 1971

1Knock Three Times Tony Orlando & Dawn2:57
2Joy To The World Three Dog Night3:40
3Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Raiders2:51
4Stayin Alive Bee Gees4:45
5Go Away Little Girl Donny Osmond2:30

What was popular 1971?

Popular Culture 1971

  • The Last Picture Show.
  • Diamonds Are Forever.
  • The French Connection.
  • A Clockwork Orange.
  • Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Summer of ’42.
  • Dirty Harry.
  • Shaft.

Who attacked first in 1971 war?

On the ground, Pakistan suffered the most, with 8,000 killed and 25,000 wounded, while India only had 3,000 dead and 12,000 wounded.

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Every number 1 song (1990-2021)
Week EndingACT + LinksTITLEWeeksTALLYCOMMENT19 Jan 1980PretendersBrass In Pocket2Only No 1 (1st for Chrissie Hynde)Rock band led by British-based American Chrissie Hynde.  She also had No 1 success with UB40 in 1985.2 Feb 1980The Special AKA (Specials)The Specials Live EP
(main track: Too Much Too Young)21st No 1Two-tone ska band from Coventry.16 Feb 1980Kenny RogersCoward Of The County22nd & last No 1He had a few more hits in the UK, but remains a major star in the US.1 Mar 1980BlondieAtomic23rd No 1Third track lifted from their album "Eat To The Beat".15 Mar 1980Fern KinneyTogether We Are Beautiful1Only No 1Beautiful song from an American lady, but she became a UK One-hit Wonder.22 Mar 1980JamGoing Underground31st No 1.Led by Paul Weller, they were the most successful UK new wave band.12 Apr 1980Detroit SpinnersWorking My Way Back To You2Only No 1Former Motown act with a remake of an old Four Seasons hit.26 Apr 1980BlondieCall Me14th No 1From the film "American Gigolo", it was produced by Giorgio Moroder.3 May 1980Dexy's Midnight RunnersGeno21st No 1Led by the unpredictable Kevin Rowland, who wrote the song in celebration of US soul singer Gino Washington.17 May 1980Johnny LoganWhat's Another Year2Only No 1Second Eurovision winner for Ireland.  Logan won it again in 1987 and wrote a further winner in 1992.31 May 1980MashSuicide Is Painless
(Theme from M*A*S*H)3Only No 1Theme from the US tv series, by a group of studio session musicians.21 Jun 1980Don McLeanCrying32nd & last No 1Old Roy Orbison song that had been recorded by McLean two years earlier.12 Jul 1980Olivia Newton John & Electric Light OrchestraXanadu23rd & last No 1 for Olivia; Only No 1 for ELOFrom Olivia's unsuccessful film "Xanadu".  She became a superstar in the US.  Led by Jeff Lynne, ELO had 14 Top 10 hits out of 28 from 1972 to 1986.26 Jul 1980OdysseyUse It Up And Wear It Out2Only No 1US disco group who had reasonable success in the UK.  This failed to make the US Top 100.9 Aug 1980AbbaThe Winner Takes It All28th No 1Back at No 1 after 2½ years - from their "Super Trouper" album.   By this time, both couples were divorced.23 Aug 1980David BowieAshes To Ashes22nd No 1Continues the story of Major Tom from Bowie's "Space Oddity" No 1.6 Sep 1980JamStart12nd No 1They were immensely  popular with new wave fans, but never really crossed over to mainstream popularity, as Blondie did.13 Sep 1980Kelly MarieFeels Like I'm In Love2Only No 1Written by Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry.  Scottish Kelly faded after three more hits.27 Sep 1980PoliceDon't Stand So Close To Me43rd No 1From their album "Zenyatta Mondatta".  Best selling single of 1980.25 Oct 1980Barbra StreisandWoman In Love3Only No 1US film and music super star.  Song written by the Bee Gees, and taken from her Barry Gibb-produced album, "Guilty".15 Nov 1980BlondieThe Tide Is High25th No 1Written by reggae star John Holt.  This was their last No 1 until they made a surprise come-back in 1999.29 Nov 1980AbbaSuper Trouper39th & last No 1Within two years they had split up, and the guys then concentrated on stage musicals (see 9/2/1985).20 Dec 1980John Lennon(Just Like) Starting Over11st No 1From his come-back album "Double Fantasy".  He had been shot dead in New York a week earlier.27 Dec 1980
Xmas No 1St Winifred's School ChoirThere's No-one Quite Like Grandma2Only No 1 (but see 8/4/1978)School choir with a song which, like "Grandad" in 1971, captured the sentimental Christmas market.10 Jan 1981John LennonImagine42nd No1Originally made No 6 in 1975, but rose to the top in the wake of the tragedy.7 Feb 1981John LennonWoman23rd & last No 1Everyone wanted John Lennon records at this time.  This was another track from the "Double Fantasy" album.21 Feb 1981Joe Dolce Music TheatreShuddup You Face3Only No 1Italian-American who found comedy success in Australia. One-hit Wonder.14 Mar 1981Roxy MusicJealous Guy2Only No 1Led by Bryan Ferry, the group recorded this John Lennon song as a tribute to the musical genius.28 Mar 1981Shakin' StevensThis Ole House41st No 1Rock 'n' Roll revivalist who remade this Rosemary Clooney No 1 from 1954.18 Apr 1981Bucks FizzMaking Your Mind Up31st No 1Fourth UK Eurovision winner.  They surprised everyone, by developing a successful chart career.9 May 1981Adam & The AntsStand And Deliver51st No 1Theatrical act with flamboyant clothes and bizarre makeup. Immensely popular in the early 1980s.13 Jun 1981Smokey RobinsonBeing With You22nd & last No 1Written by Robinson in the late 60s, this new recording stalled at No 2 in the US.27 Jun 1981Michael JacksonOne Day In Your Life21st No 1Taken from the Motown archives, this gave Jackson his first solo No 1, and Motown two No 1s in a row.11 Jul 1981SpecialsGhost Town32nd & last No 1The two-tone ska act got their second No 1 just as three members were leaving to form Fun Boy Three.1 Aug 1981Shakin' StevensGreen Door42nd No 1Another 50s revival which had reached No 2 for Frankie Vaughan in 1956.29 Aug 1981AnekaJapanese Boy1Only No 1Scottish folk singer who dressed and made up Japanese style to perform her only Top 40 hit.5 Sep 1981Soft CellTainted Love21st No 1 (for Marc Almond)Marc Almond was the main component of this early New Romantic duo.   Best selling single of 1981, and was also a No 5 hit in 1991.19 Sep 1981Adam & The AntsPrince Charming42nd No 1Extravagant promo videos, directed by Mike Mansfield, accompanied Adam's hits.17 Oct 1981Dave Stewart & Barbara GaskinIt's My Party4Only No 1This pair came from Hatfield, Herts, to record this 1963 Lesley Gore hit.14 Nov 1981PoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic14th No 1The promo video was shot at George Martin's Montserrat studio, but he didn't produce the record.21 Nov 1981Queen & David BowieUnder Pressure22nd No 1 (Queen); 3rd No 1 (Bowie)Written and recorded when both parties met up in a German studio.   The intro was sampled on Vanilla Ice's 1990 No 1.5 Dec 1981Julio IglesiasBegin The Beguine1Only No 1Cole Porter song from 1935 with Spanish lyrics by this MOR heart-throb performer.12 Dec 1981
Xmas No 1Human LeagueDon't You Want Me5Only No 1New Romantic band led by Phil Oakey.  The recording was also No 1 in the US.16 Jan 1982Bucks FizzLand Of Make Believe22nd No 1Defying the critics, and appealing to a broad audience, the Euro winners hit the top again.30 Jan 1982Shakin' StevensOh Julie13rd No 1This was one of his own songs, but the Welshman still recorded some revivals over the next few years.6 Feb 1982KraftwerkThe Model1Only No 1German synthesiser and computer duo with a track recorded in 1978.13 Feb 1982JamA Town Called Malice33rd No 1Another Paul Weller song that came straight into the chart at No 1.6 Mar 1982Tight FitThe Lion Sleeps Tonight3Only No 1Zulu folk tune that had charted several times in the past.   The singers on the record were not the same ones who promoted it on tv.27 Mar 1982Goombay Dance BandSeven Tears3Only No 1Group of Caribbean singers led by the fire-eating German, Oliver Bendt.  Still working in Germany in 2000.17 Apr 1982Bucks FizzMy Camera Never Lies13rd & last No 1The hits continued until 1986, but soon after the four went separate ways.24 Apr 1982Paul McCartney & Stevie WonderEbony And Ivory32nd No 1 (Paul);
1st No 1 (Stevie).From Paul's "Tug Of War" album.  Stevie had accrued 34 hits since 1966, before reaching the top.  Produced by George Martin.15 May 1982
500th No 1NicoleA Little Peace2Only No 1Eurovision winner for Germany, and third winner in a row to hit the UK No 1.29 May 1982MadnessHouse Of Fun2Only No 1The "Nutty Boys" from north London had 24 hits between 1979 and 1988, 15 of which made the Top 10.12 June 1982Adam AntGoody Two Shoes23rd & last No 1Slight change of name, but business as usual.  His final Top 10 was in 1983, but he soldiered on into the 1990s.26 June 1982CharleneI've Never Been To Me1Only No 1This 1976 recording was dusted off and reissued by Motown in 1982, by which time the American had retired to England.  Fame was short-lived and she became a One-hit Wonder.3 July 1982Captain SensibleHappy Talk2Only No 1Rodgers & Hammerstein song from "South Pacific", sung by a member of punk band, The Damned.17 Jul 1982Irene CaraFame3Only No 1From the film "Fame", which was based on the hit tv series about a New York drama school.7 Aug 1982Dexy's Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen42nd & last No 1Most of the group had been replaced since "Geno" in 1980, but success was not sustained.  Best-selling single of 1982.4 Sep 1982SurvivorEye Of The Tiger4Only No 1US rock band with the song from Sylvester Stallone's boxing movie, "Rocky III". 2 Oct 1982Musical YouthPass The Dutchie3Only No 1Birmingham school boys, aged 11-16, with an old Jamaican reggae hit.  Success was short-lived.23 Oct 1982Culture ClubDo You Really Want To Hurt Me31st No 1Led by the flamboyant cross-dresser, Boy George, who attracted much media attention for the group.13 Nov 1982Eddy GrantI Don't Wanna Dance3Only No 1Former lead singer of the Equals who had a No 1 in 1968.   Solo, he enjoyed much success in the 1980s, and charted with a remix in 2001.4 Dec 1982JamBeat Surrender24th & last No 1They split in 1983, and leader Paul Weller formed the Style Council which had 7 Top 10s in the 80s.  Weller went solo in the 90s and became a cult figure.18 Dec 1982
Xmas No 1Renée & RenatoSave Your Love4Only No 1UK-based Italian tenor and English girl, with a slushy song that captivated the Christmas record buyers.15 Jan 1983Phil CollinsYou Can't Hurry Love21st No 1Lead singer of Genesis who had a simultaneous solo career.   Former Motown hit for the Supremes.29 Jan 1983Men At WorkDown Under3Only No 1Australian act who found international fame in the US.   Success was brief.19 Feb 1983KajagoogooToo Shy2Only No 1Led by Limahl, they had four hits in 1983, but faded quickly after that.5 Mar 1983Michael JacksonBillie Jean12nd No 1From his multi-million selling album "Thriller".   His first No 1 away from Motown.12 Mar 1983Bonnie TylerTotal Eclipse Of The Heart2Only No 1Welsh singer who had hits in the 1970s, with a song from Meatloaf's writer and producer, Jim Steinman.26 Mar 1983Duran DuranIs There Something I Should Know21st No 1Most successful of the New Romantic groups.  Led by Simon Le Bon.9 Apr 1983David BowieLet's Dance34th No 1A break from his previous complex material gave Bowie a new impetus in the singles and albums charts.30 Apr 1983Spandau BalletTrue4Only No 1New Romantic act, with lead singer Tony Hadley, who went solo in the 90s, and brothers Martin and Gary Kemp, who became actors.28 May 1983New EditionCandy Girl1Only No 1US school-boy band which included Bobby Brown, who had solo hits from 1988, and married Whitney Houston.4 Jun 1983PoliceEvery Breath You Take45th & last No 1They split in 1984, and Sting became a highly successful and respected musican, particularly in the US.2 Jul 1983Rod StewartBaby Jane36th & last No 1Becoming US-based, he had hit singles and albums to the end of the 90s, and remains immensely popular.23 Jul 1983Paul YoungWherever I Lay My Hat3Only No 1His first 6 releases went Top 10, and he remained successful through the 80s.13 Aug 1983K C & The Sunshine BandGive It Up3Only No 1Good-time disco hit from the band led by Harry Wayne 'KC' Casey.3 Sep 1983UB 40Red Red Wine31st No 1British mixed race reggae band with a song written in the 1960s by Neil Diamond.24 Sep 1983Culture ClubKarma Chameleon62nd & last No 1Best-selling single of 1983.  They broke up in 1986.  Boy George went solo, gaining a No 1 in 1987.  They reformed and charted again in 1998.5 Nov 1983Billy JoelUptown Girl5Only No 1New York singer-songwriter whose success was mainly in the album charts.10 Dec 1983
Xmas No 1Flying PicketsOnly You5Only No 1They were actors, who formed this A-Cappella sextet, and scored with a former Yazoo hit.14 Jan 1984Paul McCartneyPipes Of Peace23rd No 1Paul's 1st true solo No 1 (his first was as Wings). Was his 25th No 1 as a writer, and producer George Martin's 27th No 1.28 Jan 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodRelax51st No 1The song, famously banned by the BBC, remained on the chart for 48 weeks.  Produced by Trevor Horn.3 Mar 1984Nena99 Red Balloons3Only No 1German band with an English translation of their European hit.   The German version was a US No 2.24 Mar 1984Lionel RichieHello6Only No 1The former lead singer of the Commodores had great 80s success, especially in the albums chart.5 May 1984Duran DuranThe Reflex42nd & last No 1Despite line-up changes and long breaks from the studio, they were still going at the end of the 1990s.2 Jun 1984Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go Go21st No 1George Michael and Andrew Ridgely became hugely popular with the teenage record buyers.16 Jun 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodTwo Tribes92nd No 1Led by Holly Johnson, the group scored a second chart topper, aided by a strong video.  Another Trevor Horn production.18 Aug 1984George MichaelCareless Whisper31st No 1Despite Wham! success, George issued this solo track, which remains a love song classic.8 Sep 1984Stevie WonderI Just Called To Say I Love You62nd & last No 1Stevie's international success was not reflected in chart toppers.   From 1966 to 1998 he had 54 UK hits.20 Oct 1984Wham!Freedom32nd No 1George Michael wrote and produced all of the Wham!,  and his solo, No 1s.10 Nov 1984Chaka KhanI Feel For You3Only No 1US soul diva who was much bigger at home than in the UK.   Prince wrote the song and Stevie Wonder played harmonica.1 Dec 1984Jim DiamondI Should Have Known Better1Only No 1Scotsman who started with the band PhD.  He failed to maintain the success.8 Dec 1984Frankie Goes To HollywoodThe Power Of Love13rd & last No 1Their first three releases made No 1 - not bettered until 1997 (Spice Girls).  Holly Johnson went solo later and had hits in 1989.15 Dec 1984
Xmas No 1Band AidDo They Know It's Christmas51st No 1Charity record for famine relief in Ethiopia, featuring a host of top UK stars.  It was the brain-child of Bob Geldorf, and sold 3 million copies.

October 1984 number 1 song

All The Number 1 Singles

October-er 31, 1984- Gosthogopal Das

What song was number 1 on the day I was born?


The links above will allow you to discover which songs were number one on any date from 1940-2015. Select the year you want, followed by the month within that year (on the next page) then you will be able to see which songs were number one for each day of that month in the various countries covered.

The data shown represents all the information we currently have available, if you want number ones from before 1940, or for different countries we recommend that you follow the source data links yourself. The issues with defining which charts to use, which entries fall into each chart and how to treat double-A side records made us feel that listing number ones was not a worthwhile effort, however the number of users who request such data has convinced us to offer this set of pages. We quite often get requests to find out which song was number one on a particular day. There are a number of obvious comments:

  • Number 1 where? And according to who? We have lists of number one records and their dates from the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, France, Canada, Spain, Japan, Europe and the USA. But they all have limited timeframes and some have other, more complete and "official" charts that overlap. If you want to examine these lists you should track down the original data
  • This site focuses on consolidating charts from round the world, not on tracking the accidental coincidence of a particular song's popularity on a particular date. We are interested in which songs were number 1 in most places but we don't set out to discover, or track, the day to day movements of songs. For most of our data its hard enough working out the right year
  • As you go back in time the charts are less well defined. The USA has the longest running set of chart data, but even there the Billboard Hot 100 chart started in 1958, before that there were a variety of less formal ones. Those charts in turn started in 1936 but we only have lists of number ones starting from 1940. Before 1936 there were Billboard charts but they were for the sheet music, not for the actual song, and for some eras they only really give an indication of the year, rather than the month.
  • If you want to know the US number one song for any date after 1940 have a look at // ne_hits_(United_States)

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Some Feats

Given the range of countries that we have gathered information for we can answer some questions about number ones. If we restrict ourselves to the English speaking world that we have good charts for (that is the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland) then only two artists had number ones simultaneously across all those charts before 1990: The Beatles with "I Feel Fine" from Dec 1964 to Jan 1965 and John Lennon in Jan 1981. Three artists managed this feat in the 1990s: Bryan Adams in Aug 1991 - Sep 1991; Whitney Houston in Dec 1992 - Jan 1993; and Celine Dion in Mar 1998.

Looking at the proportion of time that each artist was number one in at least one of our target countries gives yet another measure of the relative success that various acts enjoyed. If we work out what proportion of each decade they spent in the number one song slot we get this listing:

The 1940s and 1950s are biased in two different ways, firstly there are fewer charts (so acts are liable to spend less time at number one) and secondly the charts that existed were less dynamic (so acts spent longer in the top slot). We have assumed these factors just about cancel each other out. Only Cliff Richard and The Rolling Stones have managed to extend beyond 3 decades.

Another interesting metric is to look at how long a particular artist managed to remain at number one in at least one of these countries. This shows artists that were globally popular with multiple songs released in quick succession. Here are all the artists that managed at least 75 days of being number one somewhere:

The Beatles and Bing Crosby both managed more than 100 day stints twice (The Beatles narrowly missed out on managing three 100 stretches because of a two day gap in Mar 1966.

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The Number One Hits Of 1984

1984The Number One Hits Of 1984:
December 10, 1983 – January 20, 1984:
Paul McCartney and Michael JacksonSay, Say, Say

January 21, 1984 – February 3, 1984:
YesOwner of a Lonely Heart

February 4, 1984 – February 24, 1984:
Culture ClubKarma Chameleon

February 25, 1984 – March 30, 1984:
Van HalenJump

March 31, 1984 – April 20, 1984:
Kenny LogginsFootloose

April 21, 1984 – May 11, 1984:
Phil CollinsAgainst All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

May 12, 1984 – May 25, 1984:
Lionel RichieHello

May 26, 1984 – June 8, 1984:
Deniece WilliamsLet’s Hear It for the Boy

June 9, 1984 – June 22, 1984:
Cyndi LauperTime After Time

June 23, 1984 – July 6, 1984:
Duran DuranThe Reflex

July 7, 1984 – August 10, 1984:
PrinceWhen Doves Cry

August 11, 1984 – August 30, 1984:
Ray Parker, Jr.Ghostbusters

September 1, 1984 – September 21, 1984:
Tina TurnerWhat’s Love Got to Do with It

September 22, 1984 – September 28, 1984:
John WaiteMissing You

September 29, 1984 – October 12, 1984:
Prince and The RevolutionLet’s Go Crazy

October 13, 1984 – November 2, 1984:
Stevie WonderI Just Called to Say I Love You

November 3, 1984 – November 16, 1984:
Billy OceanCaribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)

November 17, 1984 – December 7, 1984:
Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

December 8, 1984 – December 21, 1984:
Daryl Hall and John OatesOut of Touch

December 22, 1984 – February 1, 1985:
MadonnaLike a Virgin

The biggest Pop Artists of 1984 include:
Ashford & Simpson, The Bar-Kays, Billy Ocean, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Cameo, The Cars, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Deniece Williams, Duran Duran, Elton John, Eurythmics, Huey Lewis & the News, Jeffrey Osborne, Laura Branigan, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Micheal Jackson, Newcleus, New Edition, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins, Pointer Sisters, Prince, Ray Parker Jr, Rick Springfield, Shannon, Stevie Wonder, The Thompson Twins, The Time, Tina Turner, Van Halen, Yes

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

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