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Amarillo’s Top 10 Hits For The Week Ending January 14, 1984 [VIDEOS]


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.

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