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Ultimate Songs of 1984
These are some of the songs that we were dancing to, talking about, and singing along with in 1984.  They were released and/or hit the pop charts in that year.  While you will see many top hits, they are not all well known, and a few never even made a mark on the U.S. pop charts.

You may find the list helpful in reunion planning, trivia games, or simply for browsing.

Just click on the song title for lyrics and for a list of compilation albums on which the song appears.

You can also get a list of all Ultimate '80s Songs sorted by artist or by song title.


Phil Collins/Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
Kenny Loggins/Footloose
Ray Parker, Jr./Ghostbusters
Lionel Richie/Hello
Stevie Wonder/I Just Called to Say I Love You
Van Halen/Jump
Culture Club/Karma Chameleon
John Waite/Missing You
Yes/Owner of a Lonely Heart
Cyndi Lauper/Time After Time
Wham!/Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Tina Turner/What's Love Got to Do With It
Prince/When Doves Cry
Nena/99 Luftballons
Bruce Springsteen/Dancing in the Dark
Cyndi Lauper/Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Kool & the Gang/Joanna
Rockwell/Somebody's Watching Me
Chicago/Hard Habit to Break
Thompson Twins/Hold Me Now
Steve Perry/Oh Sherrie
Romantics/Talking in Your Sleep
Billy Idol/Eyes Without a Face
Eurythmics/Here Comes the Rain Again
Elton John/I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Night Ranger/Sister Christian
Dan Hartman/I Can Dream About You
Huey Lewis & the News/If This Is It
Genesis/That's All
Huey Lewis & the News/The Heart of Rock & Roll
Corey Hart/Sunglasses at Night
Cars/You Might Think
ZZ Top/Legs
John Cougar Mellencamp/Pink Houses
Tracey Ullman/They Don't Know
Police/Wrapped Around Your Finger
Bananarama/Cruel Summer
Christopher Cross/Think of Laura
Dennis DeYoung/Desert Moon
Rod Stewart/Some Guys Have All the Luck
Thompson Twins/Doctor! Doctor!
Weird Al Yankovic/Eat It
Billy Joel/The Longest Time
Night Ranger/When You Close Your Eyes
Alan Parsons Project/Don't Answer Me
Joe Jackson/You Can't Get What You Want
Wang Chung/Dance Hall Days
Barry Manilow/Read 'em and Weep
Slade/Run Runaway
Twisted Sister/We're Not Gonna Take It
Paul Young/Come Back And Stay
Van Stephenson/Modern Day Delilah
Lindsey Buckingham/Go Insane
Yes/Leave It
Billy Joel/Leave a Tender Moment Alone
Toto/Stranger in Town
Slade/My Oh My
Icicle Works/Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood/Two Tribes
Nik Kershaw/Wouldn't It Be Good
Van Halen/Hot for Teacher
Scorpions/Still Loving You
Depeche Mode/Blasphemous Rumours
Cure/Love Cats
Smiths/Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Frankie Goes to Hollywood/The Power of Love
Depeche Mode/Somebody
Giorgio Moroder/Together in Electric Dreams
Real Life/Send Me an Angel
Tones on Tail/Lions
Mike Reno and Ann Wilson/Almost Paradise

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A 7-CD box set of 142 songs from the 1980s was released recently. Nearly 100 of the songs in "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)" are ones that we felt strongly enough about to put on this site. Another 15 songs are strong contenders to be added here. It even has all those songs you want that don't appear on the website (Mickey, Video Killed the Radio Star, Call Me, etc.) It's the most perfect eighties compilation CD that we've seen so far.


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