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 Mar 5, 1984 to Mar 11, 1984 | Feb 13, 1984 to Feb 26, 1984 | Jan 30, 1984 to Feb 12, 1984 | Jan 23, 1984 to Jan 29, 1984 | Feb 27, 1984 to Mar 4, 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 2, 1984 to Apr 8, 1984 | Apr 16, 1984 to Apr 22, 1984 | Apr 9, 1984 to Apr 15, 1984 | Apr 23, 1984 to Apr 29, 1984 | Mar 26, 1984 to Apr 1, 1984

  • Number one from Jul 23, 1984 to Jul 29, 1984 | Aug 27, 1984 to Sep 2, 1984 | Jul 9, 1984 to Jul 15, 1984 | Aug 20, 1984 to Aug 26, 1984 | Jul 16, 1984 to Jul 22, 1984 | Aug 6, 1984 to Aug 12, 1984 | Jul 30, 1984 to Aug 5, 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 16, 1984 | Sep 24, 1984 to Oct 7, 1984 | Sep 17, 1984 to Sep 23, 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 10, 1984 to Dec 30, 1984 | Dec 3, 1984 to Dec 9, 1984 | Dec 31, 1984 to Jan 6, 1985

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