Number Ones in 1984

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  • The first Take 40 number one was Pat Benatar with Love Is A Battlefield, from her album 'Live From Earth'. The single won the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Rock Performance for 1983.

    Number one from Feb 13, 1984 to Feb 19, 1984 | Jan 23, 1984 to Feb 5, 1984 | Feb 20, 1984 to Mar 11, 1984 | Feb 6, 1984 to Feb 12, 1984

  • 'Careless Whisper' was released as one of George Michael's first solo singles, even though it was written and recorded with Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. It features on the album 'Make It Big'.

    Number one from Sep 17, 1984 to Sep 23, 1984 | Oct 1, 1984 to Oct 7, 1984 | Sep 10, 1984 to Sep 16, 1984 | Sep 24, 1984 to Sep 30, 1984

  • Charted in the top 10 in over 10 countries, number 1 in 5, with sales of over 4 million copies. The track appeared on the 'Like A Virgin' album.

    Number one from Dec 17, 1984 to Jan 6, 1985 | Dec 3, 1984 to Dec 16, 1984

  • From her album 'She's So Unusual', Cyndi Lauper also went to number 1 with this song in 6 other countries, including the USA, Canada, Chile, and Japan!

    Number one from Mar 19, 1984 to Mar 25, 1984 | Mar 12, 1984 to Mar 18, 1984

  • The title track from Nena's '99 Luftballoons' album. Various bands have covered this song (at least 14), including 7 Seconds, Five Iron Frenzy, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, AFI, NOFX to name a few!

    Number one from Mar 26, 1984 to Apr 1, 1984 | Apr 9, 1984 to Apr 29, 1984 | Apr 2, 1984 to Apr 8, 1984

  • Number one from Jul 23, 1984 to Jul 29, 1984 | Jul 9, 1984 to Jul 15, 1984 | Aug 6, 1984 to Aug 12, 1984 | Jul 16, 1984 to Jul 22, 1984 | Aug 20, 1984 to Aug 26, 1984 | Jul 30, 1984 to Aug 5, 1984 | Aug 27, 1984 to Sep 2, 1984

  • From Weird Al's 'In 3-D' album, this is a parody of the Michael Jackson hit 'Beat It'.

    Number one from Apr 30, 1984 to May 6, 1984

  • In 1993, the song's name was used as the title for 'What's Love Got To Do With It', a film about the life of Tina Turner. The track features on Tina's breakthrough album 'Private Dancer'.

    Number one from Sep 3, 1984 to Sep 9, 1984

  • Written for the soundtrack to the movie 'The Woman In Red'.

    Number one from Oct 15, 1984 to Oct 21, 1984 | Nov 12, 1984 to Nov 18, 1984 | Nov 5, 1984 to Nov 11, 1984 | Nov 19, 1984 to Nov 25, 1984 | Oct 22, 1984 to Oct 28, 1984 | Nov 26, 1984 to Dec 2, 1984 | Oct 8, 1984 to Oct 14, 1984 | Oct 29, 1984 to Nov 4, 1984

  • Number one from Jul 2, 1984 to Jul 8, 1984 | Jun 18, 1984 to Jul 1, 1984

  • Number one from May 14, 1984 to May 27, 1984 | May 7, 1984 to May 13, 1984

  • Number one from Aug 13, 1984 to Aug 19, 1984

  • 3 weeks at number one  (about this song)

    Number one from May 28, 1984 to Jun 17, 1984