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Song of the Year 1984


Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper


Billboard Top 40 of 1984


1 When Doves Cry - Prince

2 What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner

3 Say, Say, Say - McCartney And Jackson

4 Footloose - Kenny Loggins

5 Against All Odds - Phil Collins

6 Jump - Van Halen

7 Hello - Lionel Richie

8 Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes

9 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

10 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

11 Missing You - John Waite

12 All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie

13 Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams

14 Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

15 Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

16 Reflex, The - Duran Duran

17 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

18 Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters

19 Talking In Your Sleep - Romantics

20 Self Control - Laura Branigan

21 Let's Go Crazy - Prince

22 Say It Isn't So - Hall And Oates

23 Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins

24 Joanna - Kool And the Gang

25 I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

26 Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell

27 Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder

28 99 Luftballons - Nena

29 I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman

30 Glamorous Life, The - Sheila E

31 Oh, Sherrie - Steve Perry

32 Stuck On You - Lionel Richie

33 They Call It The Blues - Elton John

34 She Bop - Cyndi Lauper

35 Borderline - Madonna

36 Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart

37 Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol

38 Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics

39 Uptown Girl - Billy Joel

40 Sister Christian - Night Ranger

 

Top Albums of 1984


Footloose  -  Soundtrack     

Sports -  Huey Lewis And the News    

Born In The U.S.A. -   Bruce Springsteen

Purple Rain  -  Prince And The Revolution

 

The Grammy's 1984


Record of the Year: What's Love Got to Do With It - Tina Turner

Album of the Year: Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie

Song of the Year: What's Love Got to Do With It - Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, songwriters

Best New Artist: Cyndi Lauper

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Against All Odds - Phil Collins

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: What's Love Got to Do With It - Tina Turner

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female: Better Be Good to Me - Tina Turner

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution

Best New Rhythm and Blues Song: I Feel for You - Prince, songwriter

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: I Feel for You - Chaka Khan

Best Jazz Vocal Performance: Nothin' but the Blues - Joe Williams

Best Country Song: City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: That's the Way Love Goes - Merle Haggard

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: In My Dreams - Emmylou Harris

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Mama He's Crazy - Judds

Best Comedy Recording: Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic

Best Album Package: She's So Unusual - Janet Perr, art director

Best Video, Short Form: David Bowie - David Bowie

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1984


Musical: La Cage Aux Folles

Actor Musical: George Hearn La Cage aux Folles

Actress Musical: Chita Rivera The Rink

Featured Actor Musical: Hinton Battle The Tap Dance Kid

Featured Actress Musical: Lila Kedrova Zorba

Director Musical: Arthur Laurents La Cage Aux Folles

Choreographer: Danny Daniels The Tap Dance Kid

Score Musical: Jerry Herman La Cage Aux Folles

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Music News 1984


Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

 

Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados for possession of cannabis

 

Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

 

Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon

 

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash

Prince's first film Purple Rain, is released.

This Is Spinal Tap

 

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