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Biggest 1984 One Hit Wonders
ranked most popular 1984 songs
1.Talking In Your Sleep
The Romantics
2.Let The Music Play
Shannon
3.99 Luftballons
Nena
4.The Warrior
Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth
5.They Don't Know
Tracey Ullman
6.Got A Hold On Me
Christine McVie
7.Desert Moon
Dennis DeYoung
8.Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us
Ollie & Jerry
9.Rock Me Tonite
Billy Squier
10.The Curly Shuffle
Jump 'N The Saddle

1984 Pop Top 100 Songs
the top songs of 1984 in order

1984 Number One Song Calendar
number one songs on any date, birthday, wedding, graduation, etc

1984 Rock Top 100 Songs
biggest songs of 1984 in rock

1984 Number One Rock Songs
calendar of rock number one songs

One Hit Wonders Homepage
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Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1984. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a supergoup like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1984 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20.

     

1984 One Hit Wonders Page

One Hit Wonders from 1984 at Tunecaster

Here are the US 1984 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1.  
    Dec 1983
     
       
     
    Talking In Your Sleep by The Romantics listen
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    Talking In Your Sleep was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Romantics. The song hit number one on both the pop and rock charts. The Romantics later had a number 20 rock hit with One In A Million, but no other pop hits. Despite that, the band's 1980 rock top 20 near miss song What I Like About You became a classic.
     
     
  2. The Curly Shuffle

     
    Jan 1984
     
       
     
    The Curly Shuffle by Jump 'N The Saddle listen
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    The Curly Shuffle was a memorial to The Three Stooges, and the only top 20 hit for Jump 'N The Saddle. The group had no other songs with mentionable radio airplay.
     
     
  3. Let The Music Play

     
    Feb 1984
     
       
     
    Let The Music Play by Shannon listen
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    Although Let The Music Play was the only top 20 hit for Shannon, she had a string of very popular dance songs, including the top 20 near-miss Give Me Tonight.
     
     
  4. 99 Luftballons

     
    Feb 1984
     
       
     
    99 Luftballons by Nena listen
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    This German version of 99 Red Balloons was more popular in the US than the English version, but the English version was moderately popular. Nena did not have another US top 20 song. This song was from album 99 Luftballons.
     
     
  5. Balls To The Wall

     
    Mar 1984
     
     
    Accept
     
     
    Balls To The Wall by Accept listen
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    Balls To The Wall was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for metal group Accept. The group had other songs played on rock stations, like Fast As A Shark. The song Balls To The Wall was from album Balls To The Wall.
     
     
  6. The Politics Of Dancing

     
    Mar 1984
     
       
     
    The Politics Of Dancing by Re-Flex listen
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    The Politics Of Dancing was followed up with the Re-Flex song Hurt, which received some dance and alternative airplay.
     
     
  7. Got A Hold On Me

     
    Mar 1984
     
       
     
    Got A Hold On Me by Christine McVie listen
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    Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie had a pop and rock top 20 one hit wonder with with this song. Her other solo tunes did not make either top 20, but her song Love Will Show Us How was a near miss. The song Got A Hold On Me was from album Christine McVie.
     
     
  8. They Don't Know

     
    Apr 1984
     
       
     
    They Don't Know by Tracey Ullman listen
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    Although They Don't Know was the only top 20 hit for actress Tracy Ullman, she had other songs that received very minor radio play. This song was from album You Broke My Heart In Seventeen Places.
     
     
  9. White Horse

     
    Apr 1984
     
       
     
    White Horse by Laid Back listen
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    White Horse was a top 30 song and the only tune that received mentionable airplay by Laid Back.
     
     
  10. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight

     
    May 1984
     
     
    Dominatrix
     
     
    The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight by Dominatrix listen
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    The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight became most popular through video exposure -- but not on MTV where the song was banned. Dominatrix never had another song that received noticeable airplay, and apparently did not even release another song.
     
     
  11. Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)

     
    Jun 1984
     
       
     
    Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) by The Icicle Works listen
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    Although Whisper To A Scream was the greatest hit by The Icicle Works, the group returned to alternative radio in 1988 with High Time. The song Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) was from album The Icicle Works.
     
     
  12. My Ever Changing Moods

     
    Jun 1984
     
       
     
    My Ever Changing Moods by The Style Council listen
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    My Ever Changing Moods was the only top 30 song and by far the most popular song for The Style Council. The song was written by Paul Weller. and from album My Ever Changing Moods.
     
     
  13. On Your Feet

     
    Jun 1984
     
     
    Icon
     
     
    On Your Feet by Icon listen
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    On Your Feet was the only rock top 20 song for Icon. The hair band received no appreciable airplay for any other song. The song was from album Icon.
     
     
  14. The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun

     
    Jun 1984
     
     
    Julie Brown
     
     
    The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun by Julie Brown listen
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    The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun became very popular through video airplay. This song was the B-side of the single I Like 'Em Big And Stupid, which received slight radio airplay earlier. Julie Brown received minor airplay with other songs too, like I Want To Be Gay.
     
     
  15. Modern Day Delilah

     
    Jun 1984
     
       
     
    Modern Day Delilah by Van Stephenson listen
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    Modern Day Delilah was the greatest hit by Van Stephenson, but other Van Stephenson songs received some radio airplay. This song was from album Righteous Anger.
     
     
  16. Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us

     
    Jul 1984
     
     
    Ollie & Jerry
     
     
    Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us by Ollie & Jerry listen
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    Although Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us was the only top 20 hit by Ollie & Jerry, the duo received some airplay a few months later with Electric Boogaloo.
     
     
  17. 10-9-8

     
    Jul 1984
     
       
     
    10-9-8 by Face To Face listen
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    10-9-8 was by far the most popular song by Face To Face, just making it to number 30. The song was written by Angelo. and from album Face To Face.
     
     
  18.  
    Aug 1984
     
       
     
    Rock Me Tonite by Billy Squier listen
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    Rock Me Tonite was the only pop top 20 hit by Billy Squier, but he had a long string of popular songs that did not quite make it, and had many rock top 20 songs too. The Stroke, his classic 1981 song, peaked at pop number 22. The song Rock Me Tonite was from album Signs Of Life.
     
     
  19. The Warrior

     
    Sep 1984
     
       
     
    The Warrior by Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth listen
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    This is technically the only top 20 hit for Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth. The group had several Rock Top 20 hits and Pop Top 20 near misses. Patty Smyth herself had a number one song duet with Don Henley in 1993 with Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough.
     
     
  20. A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)

     
    Oct 1984
     
       
     
    A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) by Romeo Void listen
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    A Girl In Trouble was the only rock top 20 hit for Romeo Void, and also received moderate pop play. The group did not make either chart again.
     
     
  21. Desert Moon

     
    Nov 1984
     
       
     
    Desert Moon by Dennis DeYoung listen
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    Dennis DeYoung broke away from progressive rock group Styx to make this solo one hit wonder.
     
     
  22. Girls With Guns

     
    Nov 1984
     
       
     
    Girls With Guns by Tommy Shaw listen
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    Girls With Guns was the first solo song by Tommy Shaw, long-time member of the group Styx. Girls With Guns was his only top 30 song, but he had other popular songs, including the rock top 20 hit What If (Remo's Theme). Tommy Shaw went on to join Damn Yankees later. The song Girls With Guns was from album Girls With Guns.
     
     
  23. Heaven (Must Be There)

     
    Dec 1984
     
     
    Eurogliders
     
     
    Heaven (Must Be There) by Eurogliders listen
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    Heaven (Must Be There) just made it to number 20 on the rock chart. Eurogliders had no other hit songs. The song was from album This Island.
     
     
  24. Wet Dream

     
    Dec 1984
     
     
    Kip Addotta
     
     
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    Wet Dream was the most popular song by Kip Addotta. He received lesser radio airplay with other songs like I'm So Miserable Without You. In addition to music, Kip Addotta was a comedic movie actor.
     
     
  25. Centipede

     
    Dec 1984
     
       
     
    Centipede by Rebbie Jackson listen
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    Centipede was a top 30 song and by far the most popular song for Rebbie Jackson. The song was written by Michael Jackson. and from album Centipede.
     
     
  26. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

     
    Dec 1984
     
       
     
    Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy listen
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    Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, a rock number 7 hit, was the only song that received noticeable airplay for husband and wife duo Elmo & Patsy. This song became a holiday classic. The song was from album Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
     
     
  27. Do They Know It's Christmas?

     
    Dec 1984
     
       
     
    Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid listen
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    Band Aid was a one-time superstar gathering in London to record this charity single, organized by Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats. The song included performances by David Bowie, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sting, Jody Watley, and members of Bananarama, Big Country, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Heaven 17, Kool And The Gang, Spandau Ballet, The Status Quo, U2, and Ultravox. This song was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
     


     






 
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