One of the great things about 'Pop' radio, aka 'Top 40,' is that the music chart showed such a huge diversity this week in 1984.

You can find a little bit of everything; rock, soft rock, pop and dance.

Some of Radio royalty for the year were; Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Madonna and Duran Duran.

Songs that would enter the Billboard Hot 100 this week included:

  • Van Halen - Jump (highest entry for the week at #47)
  • Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
  • Huey Lewis and the News - I Want A New Drug
  • Jackson Browne - For A Rocker
  • U2 - I Will Follow

 

Trivia Question:

What group did Ray Parker Jr. sue, claiming that their song sounded too similar to 'Ghostbusters?' (HINT: It debuted at #68 this week in 1984)

 

10. Lionel Richie - Running With The Night

9. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

8. Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

7. Mathew Wilder - Break My Stride

6. The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep

5. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate

4. Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake

3. Hall & Oates - Say It Isn't So

2. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

1. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say

 

Trivia Answer:

Ray Parker Jr. sued Huey Lewis and the News for the similarity of 'I Want A New Drug.' Ray won the lawsuit. You can hear it mostly during the bass line of the songs.