Top 40 Songs This Week – May 12, 1984: Songs 30-21

Hello again everybody, and welcome back to this week’s Top 40 Countdown. If you missed the previous 10 songs, you can go back and check them out. Let’s just jump into things today, and Return to the week ending May 12, 1984, and continue the countdown.

30. “Automatic” by The Pointer Sisters

This is the Pointers second entry in this week’s Top-40. This was released off of The Pointer Sisters’ appropriately named album, Break Out. Oldest sister, Ruth, did an outstanding job providing the lead vocals on this song.

29. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by Scorpions

This was my introduction to the Scorpions. It was “Love at First Sting!”

28. “Self Control” by Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan was mainly known for her smash hit, “Gloria”. But she had so many other great songs, including this one. What an incredible voice!

27. “The Heart of Rock ‘n Roll” by Huey Lewis & The News

Like most of the songs that were released off of the Sports album, this song got a ton of radio and MTV airplay, to say the least. This used to be a good song until it got played to death.

26. “White Horse” by Laid Back

Um, OK. This song is about heroin. I think you need to be on heroin to enjoy this one.

25. “Borderline” by Madonna

Ah, the good old days! I still love all the very early Madonna music. I was really, really hoping her last album would be great. Oh well. Maybe in her next “reinvention”, she should go retro. This song was always one of my favorites by her.

24. “A Fine, Fine Day” by Tony Carey

This is a solo effort from the former Rainbow keyboardist. Not bad, not great.

23. “No More Words” by Berlin

This is my favorite Berlin song, which was their first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

22. “I’ll Wait” by Van Halen

This is the second single from the classic 1984 album. It’s not my favorite song from the album. But I do love the keyboards at the beginning of the song.

21. “Don’t Answer Me” by The Alan Parsons Project

We’ll wrap up today’s list of songs with my pick for the best song today. This was the first music video from The Alan Parsons Project.

Did you have any favorite songs today? There were only 2 on today’s list that I did not remember, and I was not too crazy about either one. There are going to be some good classics tomorrow, so come back.

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One thought on “Top 40 Songs This Week – May 12, 1984: Songs 30-21”

  1. I agree with you on the best song of the day!

    Not sick of “The Heart Of Rock n Roll” yet. That’s probably my second favorite.

    Never heard of Tony Carey, and I agree his song wasn’t bad. Needed a reminder for Laid Back. At least they’re not promoting heroin, but yeah, that song’s not on my wish list. Just say no, kids!

    “Automatic” and “Self Control” are nice to hear again.

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