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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Dec. 20, 1984 (12/21/13)

December 23, 2013

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This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to December 20, 1984.

Cisco Systems was founded, The People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom decide the future of Hong Kong while Kenya and Somalia sign an agreement on territorial claims. What was on the air? The Queen of Pop is the queen of the charts: Madonna’s legendary Like A Virgin is number one, Duran Duran is in second place with The Wild Boys, while the duo Daryl Hall & John Oats round up the top three with Out Of Touch.

40. The Pointer Sisters – “Neutron Dance”
39. Steve Perry – “Foolish Heart”
38. U2 – “(Pride) In The Name Of Love”
37. Wham featuring George Michael – “Careless Whisper”
36. Stevie Wonder – “Love Light In Flight”
35. John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band – “Tender Years”
34.  Shelia E. – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
33. Rick Springfield – “Bruce”
32. Prince & The Revolution – “I Would Die 4 U’
31. Billy Ocean – “Lover Boy”
30. Toto – “Stranger In Town”
29. Tina Turner – “Better Be Good To Me”
28. Dan Hartman – “We Are The Young”
27. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
26. Huey Lewis And The News – “Walking On A Thin Line”
25. Ray Parker Jr. – “Jamie”
24. Rebbie Jackson – “Centipede”
23. Sheena Easton – “Strut”
22. Philip Bailey – “Easy Lover”
21. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
20. The Cars – “Hello Again”
19. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Understanding”
18. Lionel Richie – “Penny Lover”
17. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
16. Survivor – “I Can’t Hold Back”
15. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
14. Bruce Springsteen – “Born In The USA”
13. Cyndi Lauper – “All Through The Night”
12. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
11. Wham – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
10. Julian Lennon – “Valotte”
9.  Jack Wagner – “All I Need”
8.  Paul McCartney – “No More Lonely Nights”
7. Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You”
6. Pat Benatar – “We Belong”
5. New Edition – “Cool It Now”
4. Honeydrippers – “Sea Of Love”
3. Daryl Hall & John Oats – “Out Of Touch”
2. Duran Duran – “The Wild Boys”
1. Madonna – “Like A Virgin”

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