1984 in music


1984 in music

"See also:"

Events

*January 21 - "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40.
*January 27 - Michael Jackson's scalp is burnt during the filming of a Pepsi commercial and he remains calm. Around this time, Jackson also releases the final single from his "Thriller" album "Thriller". At the time, the music video is considered to be the greatest ever created.
*February - After a successful recovery from the scalp burns, Michael is nominated for twelve Grammy awards and wins eight, breaking the record for the most Grammy Awards won in a single year. He wins seven for the critically acclaimed album "Thriller" and the other for a song featured in the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
*February 14 - Elton John marries studio engineer Renate Blauel. Also Joe Perry and Brad Whitford Attend an Aerosmith concert and re-join the band and embark on their reunion tour "Back In The Saddle" later in the year.
*February 16 - Jerry Lee Lewis surrenders to federal authorities on charges of income tax evasion. Lewis is later acquitted.
*February 29 - KMFDM's first live performance.
*March 1 - Sting plays his last concerts with The Police at the end of the Synchronicity tour; the band takes a "pause" after the tour and only play a few special events together after this, until 2007, when they would organize a reunion tour.
*Alice Cooper leaves the music industry, after touring continuously for over ten years. He would return in 1986.
*April 1 - In Los Angeles, California, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed during an argument with his father.
*May 1
**Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, files for bankruptcy in the United States.
**Tipper Gore forms the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) in response to the "filth" she hears on her daughter's Prince album "Purple Rain".
*May 2 - Lionel Richie's hit "Hello" becomes Motown's first ever UK million selling single.
*May 5 - The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr.
*June 16-August 11 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood spend nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart with "Two Tribes".
*July 1 - During his performance at the first ever Cornerstone Festival in Grayslake, Illinois, Steve Taylor jumps off the stage, breaking his ankle. Taylor hopped back on stage and finished his show. The next few shows on Taylor's tour were performed from a wheel chair.
*August 31 - Canadian music video channel MuchMusic debuts. The first video played is Rush's "The Enemy Within".
*September 14 - The first annual MTV Video Music Awards are held in New York City.
**At the VMAs, Madonna causes controversy during her performance of her hit single "Like a Virgin" when she rolls around on the stage, revealing lacy stockings and garters, and grinds her crotch against her veil.
*October 1 - The Jesus and Mary Chain release their first single, "Upside Down".
*October 19 - A-Ha's career begins with the release of the "Take On Me" single in the UK.
*December 1 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood become the first act to take their first three singles to the UK #1 position since Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1963, when "The Power of Love" tops the chart.
*December 3 - Bob Geldof and Band Aid release the single "Do They Know It's Christmas".
*December 8 - Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil is involved in a serious car accident. He was drunk at the time, and Razzle (Nicholas Dingley) of Hanoi Rocks was killed in the accident.
*December 31 - Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car wreck. He was in the hospital until the next year (1985).
*Mantronix forms.
*Menudo and "Menudomania" reach Asia. Ricky Martin substitutes Ricky Melendez in the group.
*Soundgarden forms.
*UK singles sales this year are the second highest ever, after 1978.
*Styx breaks up.

Bands formed

*Big Audio Dynamite
*The Black Crowes
*Blind Guardian
*Celtic Frost
*The Cult
*Fine Young Cannibals
*Glass Tiger
*Green River
*Helloween
*Hothouse Flowers
*The Offspring
*Soundgarden
*KMFDM
*Sepultura
*Morbid Angel

Bands disbanded

*Altered Images
*Any Trouble
*Brotherhood Of Man (they reunite in 1986)
*Crass
*Earth, Wind & Fire
*Foghat
*Gang of Four
*King Crimson (they reunite in 1994)
*Mission of Burma
*Naked Eyes
*Orange Juice
*The Raincoats
*Poco
*Rainbow (they reunite in 1993)
*Soft Cell
*Status Quo (they reunite the following year for Live Aid and stay together)
*The Stray Cats (they reunite in 1986, then periodically over the years)
*Styx (they reunite in 1995)
*Tommy Tutone

Bands reformed

*Deep Purple

Albums released

*"1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) - Eurythmics
*"About Face" - David Gilmour
*"Agent Provocateur" - Foreigner
*"Alf" - Alison Moyet (solo debut)
*"All Fired Up" - Fastway
*"All Over The Place" - The Bangles
*"All Those Wasted Years" - Hanoi Rocks
*"Animal Grace" - April Wine
*"Animalize" - Kiss (band)
*"Arena (live) - Duran Duran
*"The Art of Defense" - Nona Hendryx
*"The Ascension" - Glenn Branca
*"Aural Sculpture" - The Stranglers
*"Bachman-Turner Overdrive" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Back and Forth" - Skinny Puppy
*"Bad Attitude" - Meat Loaf
*"Balls to the Wall" - Accept
*"Bananarama" - Bananarama
*"Begegnungen" - Eno Moebius Roedelius Plank
*"Berserker" - Gary Numan
*"Beverly Hills Cop (soundtrack) - Various Artists
*"Bewitched" - Andy Summers & Robert Fripp
*"Big Bam Boom" - Hall & Oates
*"The Blitz - Krokus
*"Body & Soul" - Joe Jackson
*"Bon Jovi" - Bon Jovi
*"Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
*"Box of Frogs" - Box of Frogs
*"Breaking Curfew" - Red Rider
*"Breaking Hearts" - Elton John
*"Building the Perfect Beast" - Don Henley
*"Burning Oil" - Skeletal Family
*"Café Bleu" - The Style Council
*"The Catch" - Nazareth
*"Cats Without Claws" - Donna Summer
*"Caught In The Act" - Styx
*"Centipede" - Rebbie Jackson
*"Chicago 17" - Chicago
*"Climate of Hunter" - Scott Walker
*"Condition Critical" - Quiet Riot
*"Couldn't Stand the Weather" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
*"Dali" - Dalida
*"A Dancing Foot and a Praying Knee Don't Belong on the Same Leg" - Scattered Order
*"Dancing on the Edge" - Lita Ford
*"Dead Can Dance" - Dead Can Dance
*"Defenders of the Faith" - Judas Priest
*"Deia...Vu" - Kevin Ayers
*"Desert Moon" - Dennis DeYoung
*"Discovery" - Mike Oldfield
*"Double Nickels on the Dime" - Minutemen
*"Dream Street (album)" - Janet Jackson
*"Dreamtime" - Death Cult (Band name was later changed to The Cult)
*"The Dungeons Are Calling" (EP) - Savatage
*"E2-E4" - Manuel Göttsching
*"Eden" - Everything But The Girl
*"Eyes Of Innocence" - Miami Sound Machine
*"Family Man" - Black Flag
*"Fantastic Boney M." - Black Flag
*"First Strike" - Def Leppard
*"First Two 7"s on a 12"" - Minor Threat
*"Fistful of Metal" - Anthrax
*"The Flat Earth" - Thomas Dolby
*"Forever Young" - Alphaville
*"Fried" - Julian Cope
*"From Her to Eternity" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
*"From the Promised Land" - Play Dead
*"From the Promised Land (remix)" - Play Dead
*"Give Em' The Axe EP" - Lizzy Borden
*"Give My Regards to Broad Street" - Paul McCartney
*"The Glamorous Life" - Sheila E.
*"Gone Fishin'" - Flipper
*"Grace Under Pressure" - Rush
*"Great White (band)" - Great White (band)
*"Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." - Dwight Yoakam (debut)
*"Hajimemashite (How Do You Do)" - Miyuki Nakajima
*"Hard To Hold" - Rick Springfield
*"Hatful of Hollow" - The Smiths
*"Haunting the Chapel EP" - Slayer
*"Heart Don't Lie" - LaToya Jackson
*"Heartbeat City" - The Cars
*"High 'N' Dry" - Def Leppard (re-Release)
*"Hits out of Hell" - Meat Loaf
*"" - Robert Plant
*"Horizen" - Jade Warrior
*"How Will the Wolf Survive?" - Los Lobos
*"Hyaena" - Siouxsie and the Banshees
*"I Often Dream of Trains" - Robyn Hitchcock
*"Icon" - Icon (debut album)
*"Ich kann den Anderen in deinen Augen sehn" - Die Flippers
*"In Rock We Trust" - Y&T
*"In the Studio" - The Specials
*"Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite" - Killdozer
*"Into the Gap" - Thompson Twins
*"Isolation" - Toto
*"It's My Life" - Talk Talk
*"Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs" - Boney M.
*"Keep Moving" - Madness
*"L.A. Is My Lady" - Frank Sinatra
*"Lady of the Stars" - Donovan
*"The Las Vegas Story" - The Gun Club
*"The Last in Line" - Dio
*"Lay Down the Law" - Keel (debut album)
*"Learning to Crawl" - The Pretenders
*"
Bob Marley & the Wailers
*"Let It Be" - The Replacements
*"Lights Out" - Peter Wolf
*"Like a Virgin" - Madonna
*"Live '84" - Black Flag
*"Live at the Inferno" - Raven
*"Live Sentence" - Alcatrazz
*"Love at First Sting" - Scorpions
*"Make It Big" - Wham!
*"Man on the Line" - Chris de Burgh
*"March of the Saint" - Armored Saint
*"Mast Nazren -Ecstatic Glances Live in London, 1984" - Ghulam Ali
*"MCMLXXXIV" - Van Halen
*"Meat Puppets II" - Meat Puppets
*"Milk and Honey" - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
*"Moving" - The Raincoats
*"My War" - Black Flag
*"Nave Maria" - Tom Zé
*"1984" - Ebiet G. Ade
*"No Brakes" - John Waite
*"No Kinda Dancer" - Robert Earl Keen
*"No Remorse" - Motörhead
*"No Tellin' Lies" - Zebra
*"Now That's What I Call Music II" - Various Artists
*"Now That's What I Call Music 3" - Various Artists
*"Now That's What I Call Music 4" - Various Artists
*"Ocean Rain" - Echo and the Bunnymen
*"Opium - KMFDM (Debut Album)
*"Optimystique - Yanni
*"Out of the Cellar" - Ratt
*"Out of Step" - Minor Threat
*"Parade" - Spandau Ballet
*"Pagan Place" - The Waterboys
*"Penetrator" - Ted Nugent
*"Perfect Strangers" - Deep Purple
*"The Plan" - Tubeway Army
*"The Politics of Time" - Minutemen
*"Powerslave" - Iron Maiden
*"Private Dancer" - Tina Turner (her breakthrough solo album)
*"Projects in the Jungle" - Pantera
*"The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" - Roger Waters
*"Purple Rain" - Prince and the Revolution
*"Rattlesnakes" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
*"Read My Lips" - Fee Waybill
*"Real Live" - Bob Dylan
*"Reckless" - Bryan Adams
*"Reckoning" - R.E.M.
*"Red Sails in the Sunset" - Midnight Oil
*"Remission" - Skinny Puppy
*"Revolution" - Menudo
*"Ride the Lightning" - Metallica
*"Riders in the Sky, Live - Riders in the Sky
*"Rita Mitsouko" - Rita Mitsouko
*"Seasons" - Dion DiMucci
*"See You In Hell" - Grim Reaper
*"Self Control" - Laura Branigan
*"'74 Jailbreak" EP - AC/DC
*"She's So Unusual" - Cyndi Lauper
*"Slip It In" - Black Flag
*"The Smiths" - The Smiths
*"Some Great Reward" - Depeche Mode
*"Sonic Death" - Sonic Youth
*"Soul Mining" - The The
*"Sparkle in the Rain" - Simple Minds
*"The Splendour of Fear" - Felt
*"Spring Hill Fair" - The Go-Betweens
*"Starchild" - Teena Marie
*"Stay Hungry" - Twisted Sister
*"Steeltown" - Big Country
*"Stop Making Sense" - Talking Heads
*"Straight Ahead" - Amy Grant
*"The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories" - Felt
*"Street Talk" - Steve Perry
*"Suddenly" - Billy Ocean
*"Talk Show" - The Go-Go's
*"Team Goon" - D.I. (EP)
*"Ten Thousand Lightyears" - Boney M.
*"This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic" (live) - Hawkwind
*"Three of a Perfect Pair" - King Crimson
*"Thunder Seven" - Triumph
*"Tocsin" - Xmal Deutschland
*"Tonight" - David Bowie
*"Tooth and Nail" - Dokken
*"The Top" - The Cure
*"Treasure" - Cocteau Twins
*"Tropico" - Pat Benatar
*"" - Barry Manilow
*"Two Steps From The Move" - Hanoi Rocks
*"Under Wraps" - Jethro Tull
*"The Unforgettable Fire" - U2
*"Vengeance - The Independent Story - New Model Army
*"Victory" - Jacksons
*"VOA" - Sammy Hagar
*"Volume 1" - Reagan Youth
*"Waking Up with the House on Fire" - Culture Club
*"Walkin' The Razor's Edge" - Helix
*"Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man" - Guadalcanal Diary (debut)
*"The Warning" - Queensrÿche (first full length album release)
*"W.A.S.P." - W.A.S.P. (debut album)
*""Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
*"Welcome to the Pleasuredome" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
*"What About Me?" - Kenny Rogers
*"Wheels Are Turnin'" - REO Speedwagon
*"When In Rome Do As The Vandals" - The Vandals
*"Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?" - Art of Noise
*"Wings of Tomorrow" - Europe
*"Wired to the Moon" - Chris Rea
*"The Woman in Red" - (cinematic soundtrack by Stevie Wonder)
*"The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall" - The Fall
*"Work Resumed on the Tower" - News from Babel
*"The Works (Queen album)" - Queen
*"World Shut Your Mouth" - Julian Cope
*"The Yellow and Black Attack EP" - Stryper
*"Yngwie J. Malmsteen/Rising Force" - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force (debut)
*"Zen Arcade" - Husker Du

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1984.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1984.

ignificant hits

*"Agadoo" - Black Lace
*"Against All Odds" - Phil Collins
*"All Cried Out" - Alison Moyet
*"All Through the Night" - Cyndi Lauper
*"An Innocent Man" - Billy Joel
*"Automatic" - Pointer Sisters
*"Be My Number Two" - Joe Jackson
*"Better Be Good To Me" - Tina Turner
*"Big City Nights" - The Scorpions
*"Borderline" - Madonna
*"Blue Jean" - David Bowie
*"Breakdance" - Irene Cara
*"Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us" - Ollie & Jerry
*"Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder
*"Careless Whisper" -Wham!
*"Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)" - Billy Ocean
*"Centipede" - Rebbie Jackson
*"Cherry Oh Baby" - UB40
*"Cover Me" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Crazy" - Kenny Rogers
*"Cruel Summer" - Bananarama
*"Cry and Be Free" - Marilyn
*"Dance Hall Days" - Wang Chung
*"Dance Me Up" - Gary Glitter
*"Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" - Ultravox
*"Distant Early Warning" - Rush
*"Dr. Beat" - Miami Sound Machine
*"Doctor! Doctor!" - Thompson Twins
*"Don't Blame It On Love" - Shakatak
*"Don't Tell Me" - Blancmange
*"Down On The Street" - Shakatak
*"Drive" - The Cars
*"Easy Lover" - Phillip Bailey duet with Phil Collins
*"Eyes Without a Face" - Billy Idol
*"Femme libérée" - Cookie Dingler
*"Flame Trees" - Cold Chisel
*"Flesh For Fantasy" - Billy Idol
*"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
*"Forest Fire" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
*"Freedom" - Wham!
*"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
*"Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr.
*"God Bless the USA" - Lee Greenwood
*"Half A Boy Half A Man" - Nick Lowe
*"Hammer to Fall" - Queen
*"Heaven's On Fire" - Kiss
*"Hello" - Lionel Richie
*"Here Comes the Rain Again" - Eurythmics
*"High on Emotion" - Chris De Burgh
*"Heaven (Must Be There)" - Eurogliders #1 (a)
*"Hold Me Now" - Thompson Twins
*"Hold On To Love" - Gary Moore
*"Hot Water" - Level 42
*"Human Touch" - Rick Springfield
*"I Scare Myself" - Thomas Dolby
*"I Want A New Drug" Huey Lewis and the News
*"I Want to Break Free" - Queen
*"I Want To Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
*"I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" - Nik Kershaw
*"Infatuation" - Rod Stewart
*"Invisible" - Alison Moyet
*"If This Is It" - Huey Lewis and the News
*"I'll Wait" - Van Halen
*"It's A Hard Life" - Queen
*"It's a Miracle" - Culture Club
*"Joanna" - Kool & The Gang
*"Jokerman" - Bob Dylan
*"Jump" - Van Halen
*"Kalimba De Luna" - Dalida
*"L'Innamorata" - Dalida
*"Let's Go Crazy" - Prince and the Revolution
*"Let's Hear It for the Boy" - Deniece Williams
*"Like a Virgin" -Madonna
*"Lights Out" - Peter Wolf
*"Locomotion" - OMD
*"Love Somebody" - Rick Springfield
*"Lovergirl - Teena Marie
*"Lucky Star" - Madonna
*"Madam Butterfly" - Malcolm McLaren
*"Magic" - The Cars
*"Master and Servant" - Depeche Mode
*"Message To My Girl" - Split Enz
*"Michael Caine" - Madness
*"Missing You" - John Waite
*"Miss Me Blind"- Culture Club
*"Mistake No. 3" - Culture Club
*"My Ever Changing Moods" - Style Council
*"No Mercy" - The Stranglers
*"No More Lonely Nights" - Paul McCartney
*"Oh Sherrie" - Steve Perry
*"One Love/People Get Ready" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
*"One Night In Bangkok" - Murray Head
*"Original Sin" - INXS
*"Panama" - Van Halen
*"Pearl In The Shell" - Howard Jones
*"Pearly Dewdrops' Drops" - Cocteau Twins
*"Penny Lover" - Lionel Richie
*"People Are People" - Depeche Mode
*"Perfect Skin" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
*"Pour te dire je t'aime" - Dalida
*"Pride (In The Name Of Love)" - U2
*"Purple Rain" - Prince and the Revolution
*"Radio Ga Ga" - Queen
*"Rattlesnakes" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
*"Read 'Em and Weep" - Barry Manilow
*"Relax" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
*"Robert De Niro's Waiting..." - Bananarama
*"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - The Scorpions
*"Round and Round" - RATT
*"Run Runaway" - Slade
*"Runaway" - Bon Jovi
*"Run To You" - Bryan Adams
*"Running With the Night" - Lionel Richie
*"Saturday Night" - Cold Chisel
*"Self Control" - Laura Branigan
*"Seven Seas" - Echo and the Bunnymen
*"Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" - Eurythmics
*"She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper
*"She Was Hot" - Rolling Stones
*"Shout" - Tears for Fears
*"Shout To The Top" - Style Council
*"Silver" - Echo and the Bunnymen
*"Skin Deep" - Stranglers
*"Soul Kind Of Feeling - Dynamic Hepnotics
*"Smooth Operator" - Sade
*"So Tired" - Ozzy Osbourne
*"Soleil" - Dalida
*"Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
*"Some Guys Have All The Luck" - Rod Stewart
*"Standing In The Shadows" - Whitesnake
*"Strut" - Sheena Easton
*"Stuck On You" - Lionel Richie, Trevor Walters
*"Sunglasses at Night" - Corey Hart
*"That's All" - Genesis
*"The Killing Moon" - Echo and the Bunnymen
*"The Heart of Rock and Roll" - Huey Lewis and the News
*"The Longest Time" - Billy Joel
*"The Lucky One" - Laura Branigan
*"The More You Live The More You Love" - A Flock of Seagulls
*"The Never Ending Story" - Limahl
*"The Power of Love" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
*"The Reflex" - Duran Duran
*"The War Song" - Culture Club
*"The Wild Boys" - Duran Duran
*"Thin Line Between Love And Hate" - Pretenders
*"Ti Amo" - Laura Branigan
*"Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper
*"Tinseltown In The Rain" - The Blue Nile
*"To All the Girls I've Loved Before" - Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
*"To France" - Mike Oldfield
*"Together In Electric Dreams" - Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
*"Torture" - Jacksons
*"TV Dinners" - ZZ Top
*"Twist of Fate" - Olivia Newton-John
*"Two Tribes" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
*"Up On The Catwalk" - Simple Minds
*"Very Personal" - Ian Dury
* "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!
*"We Belong" - Pat Benatar
*"We Rock" - Dio
*"We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister
*"What About Me?" - Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram
*"What Difference Does It Make" - The Smiths
*"What's Love Got to Do with It" - Tina Turner
*"When Am I Gonna Make a Living" - Sade
*"When Doves Cry" - Prince
*"When Love Breaks Down" - Prefab Sprout
*"Where the Rose Is Sown" - Big Country
*"William It Was Really Nothing" - The Smiths
*"Wood Beez" - Scritti Politti
*"Wouldn't It Be Good" - Nik Kershaw
*"You Don't Love Me" - Marilyn
*"You Might Think" - The Cars
*"You Think You're a Man" - Divine
*"You're the Best Thing" - Style Council
*"Young at Heart" - The Bluebells
*"Your Love Is King" - Sade

Christmas songs

*"Do They Know It's Christmas" – Band Aid
*"Last Christmas" – Wham!
*"Thank God It's Christmas" – Queen
*"Another Rock N' Roll Christmas" – Gary Glitter

Published popular music

* "After All These Years" w. Fred Ebb m. John Kander from the musical "The Rink"
* "The Cosby Show theme song" m. Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
* "Cover Me" w.m. Bruce Springsteen
* "Every Time I Turn Around" w.m. Judy Hart Angelo & Gary Portnoy, theme from the TV series "Punky Brewster"
* "Friends" m. John Leffler, theme from the TV series "Kate and Allie"
* "Ghostbusters" w.m. Ray Parker Jr.
* "I Just Called to Say I Love You" w.m. Stevie Wonder
* "Let's Go Crazy" w.m. Prince and the Revolution
* "Like a Virgin" w.m. Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
* "Lights Out" w.m. Peter Wolf & Don Covay
* "Missing You" w.m. John Waite, Chaz Sanford & Mark Leonard
* "Murder. She Wrote theme song" m. John Addison
* "No More Lonely Nights" w.m. Paul McCartney
* "Rock You Like a Hurricane" w.m. Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine & Herman Rarebell
* "Time After Time" w.m. Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman
* "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" w. Hal David m. Albert Hammond
* "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" w.m. George Michael
* "What's Love Got To Do With It" w.m. Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
* "When Doves Cry" w.m. Prince

Classical music

*Samuel Adler - "Sonata for Viola and Piano"
*Brian Cherney - "Into the Distant Stillness"
*George Crumb
**"A Haunted Landscape" for orchestra
**"The Sleeper" for soprano and piano
*Mario Davidovsky - "Divertimento" for cello and orchestra
*Ludovico Einaudi - "Altissimo"
*Daron Hagen - "A Walt Whitman Requiem"
*John Harbison - "String Quartet no. 1"
*Robin Holloway - "Viola concerto"
*Ian McDougall - "Concerto for Clarinet"
*Elizabeth Maconchy - String Quartet no. 13, "Quartetto Corto"
*Ingram Marshall - "Voces Resonae"
*Steve Reich - "The Desert Music"
*Tōru Takemitsu - "riverrun" for piano and orchestra
*Robert Ward - "Saxophone Concerto"
*Malcolm Williamson
**"A Pilgrim Liturgy" - for soloists, mixed choir & orchestra
**"Cortège for a Warrior" for orchestra
**"Hymna Titu" for piano solo
**"Symphony No. 7"

Opera

*Harrison Birtwistle - "The Mask of Orpheus"
*Philip Glass - "Akhnaten"
*Philip Glass - "the CIVIL warS (Rome section)"
*Krzysztof Penderecki - "The Black Mask"
*Peter Schickele - "The Abduction of Figaro", attributed to P. D. Q. Bach.

Musical theater

* "Starlight Express" - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe
* "Forty-Second Street" London production
* "The Rink" Broadway production opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on February 9 and ran for 233 performances
* "Sunday in the Park with George" (Stephen Sondheim) - Broadway production opened at the Booth Theatre on May 2 and ran for 604 performances.

Musical films

* "The Cotton Club"
* "Hard To Hold"
* "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
* Breakin'

Births

*February 25 - Lovefoxxx, Cansei de Ser Sexy
*March 18 - Vonzell Solomon, US singer
*August 5 - Taylor Locke, Rooney
*April 10 - Mandy Moore, singer
*April 15 - Arianne Joy Garing Triple threat
*April 24 - Tyson Ritter, The All-American Rejects
*May 2 - Rose Falcon
*June 29 - Han Ji-hye, Korean actress/singer
*June 30 - Fantasia Barrino, American singer
*July 24 - Dhani Lennevald, A*Teens
*July 26 - Alex Parks, singer
*August 21
**Alizée, singer
**Melissa Schuman, Singer Dream
*September 16 - Katie Melua, Georgian singer and musician
*September 23 - Louis Stephens, Rooney
*September 27 - Avril Lavigne, Canadian rock singer and musician
*October 3 - Ashlee Simpson, singer
*October 4 - Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
*October 10 - Stephanie Cheng, singer
*October 12 - Matthew Dewey, Australian Composer
*October 25 - Sara Lumholdt, A*Teens
*October 27 - Kelly Osbourne, singer
*November 9 - Delta Goodrem, Australian singer and actress
*November 21 - Willy Mason

Deaths

*January 21 - Jackie Wilson
*February 15 - Ethel Merman
*April 1 - Marvin Gaye
*April 6 - Jimmy Kennedy, Irish-born British songwriter
*April 26 - Count Basie, jazz musician
*May 1 - Gordon Jenkins, US conductor, songwriter and pianist
*June 15 - Meredith Willson, US songwriter
* June 28 - Mischa Spoliansky, Russian born composer and conductor
*July 31 - Paul Le Flem, composer
*September 6 - Ernest Tubb, country western musician
*September 15 - Charles Lynch, Irish concert pianist
*September 20 - Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter best known for "City of New Orleans"
*December 9 - Razzle (Nicholas Dingley), drummer of Hanoi Rocks

Awards

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1984

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Charts

List of No. 1 Hits

*Hot 100 number-one hits of 1984 (United States)

List of No. 1 Albums

*Billboard Top 200 No. 1 Albums of 1984 (USA)

ee also

* 1984
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* Timeline of musical events


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