1984’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB med1984’s biggest hit in Canada was Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”. This was not a big year for Canadian music; only one song made the RPM year-end Top 100 and at the bottom-most position—Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” (#100). 1984 can be considered, however, as a set-up for 1985 which was a massive year in Canadian music. Meanwhile, in French Canada, it was business as usual with several Canadian Franco tunes on CKOI’s year-end Top 50, the most successful of which was Pierre Bertrand’s “Ma blonde m’aime” (11th biggest song of the year). Below is a list of all Canadian Franco hits that finished in CKOI’s year-end Top 50. All Canadian hits that made the RPM Top 100 of the year are listed as well as all that peaked in the Top 40 of the weekly charts. Bear in mind, that this is a picture of cross-Canada success. Songs may have charted much higher or lower in various cities as radio stations usually give local artists more support. Below the lists, check out some cool trivia regarding the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.


Ma blonde m’aime Pierre Bertrand 11
Ils s’aiment Daniel Lavoie 17
1254 new-york Robert Leroux 23
Taxi reviens Romantique Machine 40
Reggae doune Marc Drouin & Les Echalotes 45
Savoir Diane Tell 49


Sunglasses at Night Corey Hart 100 24
I Want You Back Sherry Kean   19
Listen to the Radio Pukka Orchestra   19
Go For Soda Kim Mitchell   22
New Girl Now Honeymoon Suite   23
Lovers in a Dangerous Time Bruce Cockburn   25
Black Stations/White Stations M+M   26
New Romance Toronto/Holly Woods   26
Rock You Helix   27
The Curly Shuffle Knuckleheads   29
Where Do the Boys Go? Men Without Hats   30
Doesn’t Really Matter Platinum Blonde   31
All Right Now Santers   32
Let It Go Luba   32
Ready to Make Up Toronto   33
Meet Me in the Middle The Arrows   34
Tell No Lies The Spoons   34
Melody Boys Brigade   40


1984 Trivia


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