Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Top 80 Songs of 1984

Frankie Says Relax! The UK was coming on strong with Frankie Goes to Hollywood at the head of the pack. Ireland’s U2 was flying the flag of peace across America, and the Smiths were feeling the blush of their earliest smash hits. Bronski Beat served as the voice for a generation of LGBTQ kids of all ages, with Depeche Mode standing up for equality in their own leather-strapped style. The Vandals delivered punk rock from the OC, and the new wave had evolved into icy new school cool in the form of the Pet Shop Boys and their West End Girls. It was a very good year to turn the radio on.

Top 80 Songs of 1984

1.      Relax -- Frankie Goes To Hollywood

2.      Tenderness -- General Public

3.      Pride (In The Name Of Love) -- U2

4.      Why? -- Bronski Beat

5.      People Are People -- Depeche Mode

6.      Ladykiller -- Vandals

7.      Rebel Yell -- Billy Idol

8.      The Killing Moon -- Echo & The Bunnymen

9.      Hold Me Now -- Thompson Twins

10.    West End Girls -- Pet Shop Boys

11.    It’s My Life -- Talk Talk

12.    How Soon Is Now -- Smiths

13.    Two Tribes -- Frankie Goes To Hollywood

14.    Forever Young -- Alphavile

15.    The Ghost In You -- Psychedelic Furs

16.    Dazzle -- Siouxsie & The Banshees

17.    Blasphemous Rumours -- Depeche Mode

18.    Original Sin -- INXS

19.    Flesh For Fantasy -- Billy Idol

20.    Hold Back The Rain -- Duran Duran

21.    Blind Vision -- Blancmange

22.    Cruel Summer -- Bananarama

23.    What Difference Does It Make -- Smiths

24.    88 Lines About 44 Women -- Nails

25.    Big In Japan -- Alphaville

26.    Master And Servant -- Depeche Mode

27.    Locomotion -- OMD

28.    Obsession -- Animotion

29.    Catch My Fall -- Billy Idol

30.    I Send A Message -- INXS

31.    Southern Central Rain -- REM

32.    Passion Planet -- Thompson Twins

33.    What Is Love -- Howard Jones

34.    Don’t Tell Me -- Blancmange

35.    The RefleX -- Duran Duran

36.    When Doves Cry -- Prince

37.    Waterfront -- Simple Minds

38.    Everything Counts -- Depeche Mode

39.    80’s -- Killing Joke

40.    Hot You’re Cool -- General Public

41.    Kiss Off -- Violent Femmes

42.    Wild Thing -- X

43.    Eyes Without A Face -- Billy Idol

44.    Hyperactive -- Thomas Dolby

45.    Head Over Heels -- Go Go’s

46.    Burn For You -- INXS

47.    Living On Video -- Trans X

48.    The Gap -- Thompson Twins

49.    My Ever Changing Moods -- Style Council

50.    68 Guns -- The Alarm

51.    Free Yourself -- Untouchables

52.    New Moon On Monday -- Duran Duran

53.    Go -- Tones On Tail

54.    Burning Down The House -- Talking Heads

55.    Cow Punk -- Scott Goddard

56.    White China -- Ultravox

57.    Up On The Catwalk -- Simpole Minds

58.    Melting In The Sun -- INXS

59.    Get The Balance Right -- Depeche Mode

60.    No More Words -- Berlin

61.    A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) -- Romeo Void

62.    Game Above My Head -- Blancmange

63.    Always Something There To Remind Me -- Naked Eyes

64.    Dance Hall Days -- Wang Chung

65.    Doctor Doctor -- Thompson Twins

66.    TRUE -- Spandau Ballet

67.    Heaven -- Psychedelic Furs

68.    New Song -- Howard Jones

69.    Blue Highway -- Billy Idol

70.    Robert DeNero’s Waiting -- Bananarama

71.    Tesla Girls -- OMD

72.    I Do You -- Wire Train

73.    I Melt With You -- Modern English

74.    Smalltown Boy -- Bronski Beat

75.    Gratitude -- Danny Elfman

76.    The Lebanon -- Human League

77.    Let’s Go Crazy -- Prince

78.    Speed Your Love -- Simple Minds

79.    You Take Me Up -- Thompson Twins

80.    Hand On My Heart -- Shriekback

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