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 | Mar 5, 1984 to Mar 11, 1984 | Feb 6, 1984 to Feb 12, 1984 | Feb 27, 1984 to Mar 4, 1984 | Feb 20, 1984 to Feb 26, 1984 | Jan 23, 1984 to Feb 5, 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 12, 1984 to Mar 25, 1984

  • 5 weeks at number one  (about this song)

    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 Apr 16, 1984 to Apr 22, 1984 | Apr 2, 1984 to Apr 8, 1984 | Mar 26, 1984 to Apr 1, 1984 | Apr 23, 1984 to Apr 29, 1984 | Apr 9, 1984 to Apr 15, 1984

  • Number one from Aug 20, 1984 to Aug 26, 1984 | Jul 9, 1984 to Jul 15, 1984 | Jul 30, 1984 to Aug 5, 1984 | Jul 23, 1984 to Jul 29, 1984 | Aug 6, 1984 to Aug 12, 1984 | Jul 16, 1984 to Jul 22, 1984 | Aug 27, 1984 to Sep 2, 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 10, 1984 to Sep 23, 1984 | Oct 1, 1984 to Oct 7, 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 24, 1984 to Dec 30, 1984 | Dec 10, 1984 to Dec 16, 1984 | Dec 3, 1984 to Dec 9, 1984 | Dec 31, 1984 to Jan 6, 1985 | Dec 17, 1984 to Dec 23, 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 8, 1984 to Oct 14, 1984 | Nov 26, 1984 to Dec 2, 1984 | Nov 5, 1984 to Nov 11, 1984 | Oct 29, 1984 to Nov 4, 1984 | Nov 12, 1984 to Nov 18, 1984 | Oct 22, 1984 to Oct 28, 1984 | Nov 19, 1984 to Nov 25, 1984 | Oct 15, 1984 to Oct 21, 1984