Top 40 Songs This Week – March 10, 1984: 30-21

The countdown continues for the week ending March 10, 1984! If you need a recap, you can see what we had for songs 40-31 this week in 1984.

The next ten songs are another mix of rarely heard songs along with classic songs you know and love (and possible sick of).

Now let’s Return to March 10, 1984, and continue the countdown with songs 30-21…

30. “Let’s Stay Together” by Tina Turner

I sense a comeback!! Tina’s remake of Al Green’s 1972 classic was the first single released from her Private Dancer album. This song was actually released in November 1983, and the album did not come out until May 1984. This song gets forgotten due to her other monster hits off of this album – “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Better Be Good To Me” and “Private Dancer”. But “Let’s Stay Together” is a classic in its own right.

29. “Runner” by Manfred Mannโ€™s Earth Band

This was a pleasant surprise for me! I did not remember this song. I only knew Manfred Mann’s “Blinded By the Light”. I vaguely remember this one now that I hear it, and I love it! I’ll be purchasing this song for my iPod. See Prince? YouTube works. You should allow your songs to be on there some day!

28. “Back Where You Belong” by .38 Special

I don’t know what it is with .38 Special. I love their songs, and I never get sick of them.

27. “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club

This was the 3rd single released off of Culture Club’s smash album Colour by Numbers.
I did not care that uch for them back in the day, but I like their music much more now.

26. “The Politics of Dancing” by Re-Flex

This isn’t a bad New Wave song. I discovered this song from the One Hit Wonders series a couple of years ago.

25. “Almost Over You” by Sheena Easton

Whatever happened to Sheena Easton? I really liked her a lot. This is a really nice/sad ballad.

24. “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins

This is a song that was always on the radio and MTV. I like it a lot now. It was the Thompson Twins’ biggest selling single. Was I the only one that was annoyed by the name though? There are 3 of them, and none of them are twins! Arggh!!!

23. “This Woman” by Kenny Rogers

Here’s another song you never hear on the radio. It’s not bad. It’s kind of reminiscent of Kenny when he was with The First Edition.

22. “That’s All” by Genesis

This was my introduction to Genesis. It was in heavy rotation on MTV when we got cable TV for the first time.

21. “Yah Mo B There” by James Ingram & Michael McDonald

We’ll wrap up with song #21. I like James Ingram a lot, but not such a great fan of Michael McDonald. There are some songs I like by him, and this is one of them.

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s countdown. I’ll be back tomorrow with songs 20-11 tomorrow. I just did a sneak peak, and while there are more and more familiar songs making their way in, there are some good songs that don’t get much airplay.

2 thoughts on “Top 40 Songs This Week – March 10, 1984: 30-21”

  1. Forgot all about “Runner” and “Back Where You Belong”! Thanks for jogging my memory.
    Wasn’t much into New Wave, but I did like “The Politics Of Dancing”. Did you notice the last two videos I mentioned ended with “To Be Continued…”?
    And everybody loves smooth Michael McDonald…you just haven’t realized it yet. I just got that song last year after watching the Yacht Rock episodes on Youtube. Not sure why I didn’t get it sooner.


    1. LOL! I do like “Yah Mo B There”, “Sweet Freedom” and, most of all, “Eyes of a Child” from the South Park movie soundtrack. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do like his voice. I don’t know why I can’t take too much of his music. Maybe it’s because the Doobie Brothers “jumped the shark” when he joined them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like about 2 songs that he did with them.


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