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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 7, 1984 (3/7/14)

March 10, 2014

In 1984, everyone was “cuttin’ loose” when Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer kicked off their Sunday shoes in Footloose. President Ronald Reagan was in office, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just being born. Nothin’ got Van Halen down in the ’80s, especially when the effervescent rock hit Jump topped the charts in 1984. The band tops this week’s Big 40 Countdown, followed by Nena’s 99 Luftballoons at number two. Girls having fun and ghouls dancing in graveyards were front and center on the music scene thanks to artists like Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper, whose hit Girls Just Want to Have Fun placed number three in the countdown.

Check out the rest below in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown.

40. CULTURE CLUB – MISS ME BLIND
39. DWIGHT TWILLEY – GIRLS
38. QUEEN – RADIO GA-GA
37. THE PRETENDERS – MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
36. PAUL YOUNG – COME BACK AND STAY
35. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – LIVIN’ IN DESPERATE TIMES
34. THOMPSON TWINS – HOLD ME NOW
33. HOWARD JOHNS – NEW SONG
32. MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – RUNNER
31. 38 SPECIAL – BACK WHERE YOU BELONG
30. TINA TURNER – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
29. RE-FLEX – THE POLITICS OF DANCING
28. SHEENA EASTON – ALMOST OVER YOU
27. CHRISTOPHER CROSS – THINK OF LAURA
26. LIONEL RICHIE – RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT
25. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – ADULT EDUCATION
24. K.C. – GIVE IT UP
23. KENNEY ROGERS – THIS WOMEN
22. YES – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
21. POINTER SISTERS – AUTOMATIC
20. THE ROMANTICS – TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP
19. JAMES INGRAM WITH MICHAEL McDONALD – YAH MO B THERE
18. DAN FOGELBERG – THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
17. CHRISTNE MCVIE – GOT A HOLD ON ME
16. KENNY LOGGINS – FOOTLOOSE
15. GENESIS – THAT’S ALL
14. BILLY JOEL – AN INNOCENT MAN
13. DURAN DURAN – NEW MOON ON MONDAY
12. KOOL & THE GANG – JOANNA
11. EURYTHMICS – HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
10. HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – I WANT A NEW DRUG
9. SHANNON – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
8. THE POLICE – WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
7. ROCKWELL – SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME
6. CULTURE CLUB – KARMA CHAMELEON
5. JOHN LENNON -NOBODY TOLD ME
4. MICHAEL JACKSON – THRILLER
3. CYNDI LAUPER – GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
2. NENA – 99 LUFTBALLOONS
1. VAN HALEN – JUMP