Top 100 Singles of 1984 in Canada

stevie wonder woman in red i just calledAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1984 in Canada was “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder off The Woman in Red soundtrack. There was a dearth of CanCon this year on the year-end Top 100 which included only two songs involving Canadian artists: “Almost Paradise” by Loverboy’s Mike Reno and Heart’s Ann Wilson (#32) and squeaking in at #100 “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart. Those entries have been bolded in red in the chart below. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
2 Against All Odds Phil Collins
3 What’s Love Got to Do with It Tina Turner
4 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
5 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
6 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham
7 Missing You John Waite
8 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
9 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
10 When Doves Cry Prince
11 Hello Lionel Richie
12 To All the Girls I’ve Loved… J. Iglesias/W. Nelson
13 99 Red Balloons Nena
14 Jump Van Halen
15 Self-Control Laura Branigan
16 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
17 Footloose Kenny Loggins
18 Red Red Wine UB40
19 Talking In Your Sleep Romantics
20 Dancing In the Dark Bruce Springsteen
21 Let’s Hear It For the Boy Denice Williams
22 The Warrior Scandal
23 The Reflex Duran Duran
24 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
25 She Bop Cyndi Lauper
26 Let’s Go Crazy Prince
27 Sister Christian Night Ranger
28 Somebody’s Watching Me Rockwell
29 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes
30 Caribbean Queen Billy Ocean
31 Thriller Michael Jackson
32 Almost Paradise M. Reno/A. Wilson
33 Major Tom Peter Schilling
34 Stuck On You Lionel Richie
35 The Glamorous Life Sheila E.
36 Sad Songs Elton John
37 Pruple Rain Prince
38 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
39 Say Say Say P. McCartney/M. Jackson
40 They Don’t Know Tracey Ullman
41 Break Me Stride Matthew Wilder
42 Drive The Cars
43 We’re Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister
44 Nobody Told Me John Lennon
45 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol
46 If Ever You’re In My Arms Peabo Bryson
47 Out of Touch Hall & Oates
48 Twist of Fate Olivia Newton-John
49 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
50 Jump Pointer Sisters
51 I Want a New Drug Huey Lewis
52 Hard Habit to Break Chicago
53 Blue Jean David Bowie
54 If This Is It Huey Lewis
55 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
56 Union of the Snake Duran Duran
57 Sea of Love Honeydrippers
58 Here Comes the Rain Again Eurythmics
59 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner
60 Strut Sheena Easton
61 You Might Think The Cars
62 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw
63 Romancing the Stone Eddy Grant
64 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
65 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung
66 The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll Huey Lewis
67 The War Song Culture Club
68 All of You J. Iglesias/D. Ross
69 Dynamite Jermaine Jackson
70 Two Tribes Frankie Goes to Hollywood
71 Love Is a Battlefield Pat Benatar
72 Lucky Star Madonna
73 Desert Moon Dennis DeYoung
74 Legs ZZ Top
75 All Through the Night Cyndi Lauper
76 Doctor Doctor Thompson Twins
77 Rockit Herbie Hancock
78 Radio Ga Ga Queen
79 Think of Laura Christopher Cross
80 Come On Feel the Noise Quiet Riot
81 State of Shock Jacksons
82 That’s Why They Call It… Elton John
83 Breakdance Irene Cara
84 Run Runaway Slade
85 Infatuation Rod Stewart
86 Love Somebody Rick Springfield
87 Round and Round Ratt
88 Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood
89 Middle of the Road Pretenders
90 Who’s That Girl Eurythmics
91 Let the Music Play Shannon
92 Breakin’ Ollie & Jerry
93 I Can Dream About You Dan Hartman
94 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen
95 Rebel Yell Billy Idol
96 Hyperactive Thomas Dolby
97 Torture Jacksons
98 No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney
99 Running With the Night Lionel Richie
100 Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart
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