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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 Jan 29, 1984 | Feb 20, 1984 to Mar 11, 1984 | Jan 30, 1984 to Feb 12, 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

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

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

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New South Wales

Location Station Frequency Day & Time
Wagga Wagga STAR FM 93.1 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Griffith STAR FM 99.7 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour STAR FM 105.5 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Gosford SEA FM 101.3 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Sydney 2DAY FM 104.1 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Goulburn EAGLE FM 93.5 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Orange STAR FM 105.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Albury Wodonga STAR FM 104.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Newcastle NX FM 106.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Dubbo STAR FM 93.5 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Wollongong i98 FM 98 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Cooma SNOW 97.7 FM 97.7 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Lithgow 107.9 FM 107.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Port Macquarie STAR FM 102.3 Saturday, 3:00 pm

About Take 40

Take 40 Australia® is the nation's first and longest running music countdown

The Take 40 Australia® brand encompasses radio, online, television and new media. Using a combination of radio airplay, digital and retail sales the Take 40 chart is Australia's most trusted record of the week's biggest songs.

Now broadcast nationally each week to over 1.2 million listeners, Take 40 is the country's most listened to weekly music radio programme. With a focus on the biggest stars, Take 40 Australia is truly 'the home of the hits!'

Ash London

Ash London brings volume and energy to Australia’s only official countdown alongside co-host Angus O’Loughlin on Take 40.

Ash has had some awesome music and artist encounters, listing some of her favourite memories including the world’s most awkward piggy back from Ed Sheeran. She is known for relating to all music talent and just by being her fun, laidback, quirky self. Even 5 Seconds of Summer has asked her to join their band!

Angus O'Loughlin

Angus, brings the charm and tongue-in-cheek flavour to the countries only official countdown – Take 40 with co-host Ash London.

He hangs his hat on doing "real" interviews where he is not afraid to explore anything and everything about the person sitting across from him.

Angus’s passion for music, creative spontaneity and boy-meets-world curiosity sees him as a favourite with the industry, fans, and artists alike; a guy who is just living his dream… and getting paid for it!