Pick of the Year: 1984

I had a similar year back in 1984 when I felt like I couldn’t lose’ – John McEnroe
Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.
The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.
The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which i’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Fiction Factory – Feels Like Heaven
  2. Talk Talk – It’s My Life
  3. Queen – I Want to Break Free
  4. Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
  5. Paul McCartney – We All Stand Together
  6. Prince – Purple Rain
  7. John Waite – Missing You
  8. Queen – Radio Ga Ga
  9. Madonna – Like A Virgin
  10. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
  11. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
  12. Wham – Last Christmas
  13. George Michael – Careless Whisper
  14. Cyndi Lauder – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  15. Limahl – Never Ending Story
  16. Grandmaster Flash – White Lines
  17. Van Halen – Jump
  18. Nik Kershaw – Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  19. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  20. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
  21. Phil Collins – Against All Odds
  22. Cars – Drive
  23. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
  24. Lionel Richie – Hello
  25. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  26. Ray Parker Jnr – Ghostbusters
  27. Gary Portnoy – Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  28. Tears for Fears – Shout
  29. Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love is
  30. Bananarama – Robert DeNiro’s Waiting
  31. Bob Marley – One Love

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