Mobile users -- find Related Song Features here

Pop and Rock Chart Archive
and Music Encyclopedia

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.
One Hit Wonders Home Page


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 Talking In Your Sleep 1 1   Dec 1983  
  The Romantics  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 12   Jan 1984  
  Jump 'N The Saddle  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 2   Feb 1984  
  Shannon  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 2   Feb 1984  
  Nena  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 8     Mar 1984  
  Accept  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 20   Mar 1984  
  Re-Flex  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 2 6   Mar 1984  
  Christine McVie  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 5   Apr 1984  
  Tracey Ullman  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 28   Apr 1984  
  Laid Back  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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) 17 22   Jun 1984  
  The Icicle Works  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 28   Jun 1984  
  The Style Council  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 20     Jun 1984  
  Icon  
  Grooveshark YouTube    
  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  
  Grooveshark YouTube    
  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 7 21   Jun 1984  
  Van Stephenson  
  Grooveshark YouTube    
  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 9   Jul 1984  
  Ollie & Jerry  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 10/9/2008 30   Jul 1984  
  Face To Face  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 Rock Me Tonite 1 12   Aug 1984  
  Billy Squier  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 3 5   Sep 1984  
  Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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) 17 28   Oct 1984  
  Romeo Void  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 8   Nov 1984  
  Dennis DeYoung  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  

  22 Girls With Guns 2 25   Nov 1984  
  Tommy Shaw  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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) 20     Dec 1984  
  Eurogliders  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 27   Dec 1984  
  Rebbie Jackson  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 7     Dec 1984  
  Elmo & Patsy  
  Grooveshark YouTube download at Amazon  
  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? 19 17   Dec 1984  
  Band Aid  
  Grooveshark YouTube    
  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.  


Related Song Features for 1984 One Hit Wonders page



Amazon samples for this page




Amazon samples for this page



1984 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Talking In Your Sleep
 The Romantics
2Let The Music Play
 Shannon
399 Luftballons
 Nena
4The Warrior
 Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth
5They Don't Know
 Tracey Ullman
6Got A Hold On Me
 Christine McVie
7Desert Moon
 Dennis DeYoung
8Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us
 Ollie & Jerry
9Rock Me Tonite
 Billy Squier
10The Curly Shuffle
 Jump 'N The Saddle
11Do They Know It's Christmas?
 Band Aid
12The Politics Of Dancing
 Re-Flex
13Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)
 The Icicle Works
14Modern Day Delilah
 Van Stephenson
15Girls With Guns
 Tommy Shaw
16A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)
 Romeo Void
17Centipede
 Rebbie Jackson
18White Horse
 Laid Back

Top 100 One Hit Wonders

list of the most popular songs that were by one-time top 20 makers from 1960 To 2000

One Hit Wonders by Year

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 late 1950s

1984 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1984 in order

1984 Rock Top 100 Songs

the top rock songs of 1980 in order

1984 Number One Pop Song Calendar

number one pop songs on any date, birthday, wedding, graduation, etc

1984 Number One Rock Songs

calendar of rock number one songs

Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes 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 super group 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 1980 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. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.