Starting in late 1984, I began to religiously tune in to Casey Kasem's weekly top 40 countdown, one of the great bygone cultural practices of the spandex decade. Being a nerd, I took note of which songs were on top, and which were climbing and falling. This week sticks in my mind, because Madonna's hold on the top slot was finally broken by Foreigner, of all people. And now, on with the countdown.
Number 10: "The Neutron Dance" by The Pointer Sisters
Number 9: "Method of Modern Love" by Hall and Oates
Number 8: "I Would Die 4 U" by Prince
Number 7: "Like A Virgin" by Madonna
Number 6: "Boys Of Summer" by Don Henley
Number 5: "Loverboy" by Billy Ocean
Number 4: "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago
Number 3: "Careless Whisper" by Wham!
Number 2: "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey
Number 1: "I Want To Know What Love Is"