The idea is to go boingand type the year you left school in the search box. [I have linked to a different site than the original for reasons I will outline below].
Click on the link "Top 100 hits of... " and cut and paste the results into your blog.
Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favourite. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember (or don't care about).
Firstly: I haven't done 100. I've spared you that. I've done the Australian top hits for my particular year, and then the top 30 number 1s of that year for Aus, UK and USA combined.
I've concentrated on Aussie hits because I went to a country boarding
We had a game we played in the dorms at lights-out (9.00). The radio would be on, and you had to be the first to identify the song they were playing. Thus I have a major disability in that anytime a mainstream song of the vintage 1975-1984 comes on anywhere -- supermarket, doctor's surgery, car, middle of sex, I have to say its title very fast. It can be very annoying for all parties concerned.
Anyhoo, I digress. The following list has the criteria listed above, with one exception. It's a damn good list. I like a lot of the songs on it. It was a very good year for pop music. So not only are the ones I like bolded, but the ones I LOVED are in caps.
NUMBER 1 hits for 1984
Original Sin: INXS
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD: Pat Benatar
Girls Just Want To Have Fun: Cyndi Lauper
99 RED BALLOONS: Nena
Eat It: "Weird Al" Yankovic
Footloose: Kenny Loggins
Hello: Lionel Richie
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go: Wham!
When Doves Cry: Prince
What's Love Got To Do With It?: Tina Turner
Careless Whisper: George Michael
I Just Called To Say I Love You: Stevie Wonder
Like A Virgin: Madonna
Top 30 No 1s for 1984 (Aus, UK, US)
1 I Just Called To Say I Love You: Stevie Wonder
2 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go: Wham!
3 Hello: Lionel Richie
4 99 RED BALLOONS: Nena
5 Careless Whisper: George Michael
6 TWO TRIBES: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
8 Like a Virgin: Madonna
9 When Doves Cry: Prince
10 Footloose: Kenny Loggins
11 Jump: Van Halen
12 Relax: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
13 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD: Pat Benatar
14 What's Love Got To Do With It?: Tina Turner
15 Karma Chameleon: Culture Club
17 Ghostbusters: Ray Parker Jnr
19 Freedom: Wham!
20 I Feel For You: Chaka Khan
23 Girls Just Want To Have Fun: Cyndi Lauper
25 Time After Time: Cyndi Lauper
27 Let's Go Crazy: Prince
28 Owner Of A Lonely Heart: Yes
29 Missing You: John Waite
30 Out Of Touch: Daryl Hall and John Oates
Good year, no? Of course there's some shite, but a lot of those songs ARE the eighties.
And I'd also like to point out that I was the youngest person in year 12 that year.