1984 Episode Guide

1984 sees Top of the Pops at the height of its 80s pomp - the year of big hair and big tunes


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20th Anniversary Special

A special live edition celebrating 20 years of Top of the Pops. John Peel and David Jensen take a look back at the last 19 years of hits, and take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks from this week's Top 40. Including performances from Rod Stewart, Procol Harum, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Peter Sarstedt, Frank Kelly, and The Flying Pickets.


12/01/1984

Mike Read and Steve Wright take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Howard Jones, Roland Rat Superstar, Lionel Richie, and Paul Mccartney.


19/01/1984

Simon Bates and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Big Country, China Crisis, John Lennon, and The Police.


26/01/1984

Mike Smith and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Eurythmics, Echo & The Bunnymen, Joe Fagin, and Cyndi Lauper.


02/02/1984

John Peel and David Jensen take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Queen, Fiction Factory, Thompson Twins, and Duran Duran.


09/02/1984

Gary Davies and Dave Lee Travis take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Nik Kershaw, Elbow Bones & The Racketeers, Madness, and Madonna.


16/02/1984

Simon Bates and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Thompson Twins, Rockwell, The Romantics, and Kool & The Gang.


23/02/1984

Mike Read and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Rockwell, Kool & The Gang, Carmel, and Re-flex.


01/03/1984

David Jensen and John Peel take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Van Halen, Soft Cell, Wang Chung, and Nena.


08/03/1984

Richard Skinner and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Kool & The Gang, Tracey Ullman, Bananarama, and Nena.


15/03/1984

Simon Bates and Mike Smith take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Lionel Richie, Alexei Sayle, Wang Chung, and Nena.


22/03/1984

Janice Long and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from The Weather Girls, Culture Club, Ub40, and Lionel Richie.


29/03/1984

Mike Read and Andy Peebles take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from John Lennon, Simple Minds, Madonna, and Lionel Richie.


05/04/1984

John Peel and David Jensen take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40.


12/04/1984

Dave Lee Travis and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Dead Or Alive, Lionel Richie, and The Cure.


19/04/1984

Peter Powell and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Thompson Twins, Queen, Michael Jackson, and The Pointer Sisters.


26/04/1984

Simon Bates and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Phil Collins, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson, and The Flying Pickets.


03/05/1984

Mike Read and Steve Wright take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Blancmange, Kenny Loggins, The Human League, and Nik Kershaw.


10/05/1984

John Peel and David Jensen take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Queen, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Pointer Sisters, and Jeffrey Osborne.


17/05/1984

Simon Bates and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Deniece Williams, Hazell Dean, Ultravox, and Kenny Loggins.


24/05/1984

Mike Smith and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from The Style Council, Howard Jones, Duran Duran, and Status Quo.


31/05/1984

Richard Skinner and Dave Lee Travis take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Elton John, David Sylvian, The Smiths, and Deniece Williams.


07/06/1984

John Peel and David Jensen take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Howard Jones, Bananarama, Wham!, and Spandau Ballet.


14/06/1984

Peter Powell and Mike Read take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, and Nik Kershaw.


21/06/1984

Simon Bates and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Omd, Cyndi Lauper, Ollie & Jerry, and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.


28/06/1984

Steve Wright and Andy Peebles take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Nik Kershaw, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Alison Moyet, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


05/07/1984

Jimmy Savile and Mike Smith take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Cyndi Lauper, Thompson Twins, Prince, and The Pointer Sisters.


12/07/1984

John Peel and Tommy Vance take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Tina Turner, Alison Moyet, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


19/07/1984

Peter Powell and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Prince, The Kane Gang, Divine, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


26/07/1984

Dave Lee Travis and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Queen, Windjammer, Jeffrey Osborne, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


02/08/1984

Simon Bates and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Prince, Tina Turner, Trevor Walters, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


09/08/1984

John Peel and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Windjammer, Jeffrey Osborne, Laura Branigan, and Rod Stewart.


16/08/1984

Andy Peebles and Steve Wright take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Howard Jones, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, and Ray Parker Jr.


23/08/1984

Mike Read and Tommy Vance take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Elton John, Miami Sound Machine, Spandau Ballet, and George Michael.


30/08/1984

Jimmy Savile, Mike Smith, Richard Skinner and Simon Bates take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including the naming of the new British Rail InterCity express, and an attempt to break the existing record from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. Including performances from Bucks Fizz, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and Ray Parker Jr.


06/09/1984

Janice Long and John Peel take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Spandau Ballet, Level 42, Stevie Wonder, and Bucks Fizz.


13/09/1984

Dave Lee Travis and Bruno Brookes take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Ray Parker Jr, U2, Depeche Mode, and Miami Sound Machine.


20/09/1984

Andy Peebles and Steve Wright take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from David Bowie, Queen, Scandal, and John Waite.


27/09/1984

Mike Smith and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Shakin’ Stevens, U2, Stephanie Mills, and Prince.


04/10/1984

Simon Bates and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from The Cars, Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey, Paul Mccartney, and Adam Ant.


11/10/1984

Mike Read and Tommy Vance take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Sade, Stephanie Mills, Alison Moyet, and Stevie Wonder.


18/10/1984

Gary Davies and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Paul Mccartney, Chaka Khan, Chicago, and John Waite.


25/10/1984

Peter Powell and Dave Lee Travis take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Lionel Richie, Zz Top, Billy Ocean, and Status Quo.


01/11/1984

Mike Smith and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters, Iron Maiden, and Ultravox.


08/11/1984

Simon Bates and Richard Skinner take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Status Quo, Alison Moyet, Chicago, and Eugene Wilde.


15/11/1984

Mike Read and Bruno Brookes take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Duran Duran, Eurythmics, The Dazz Band, and Nik Kershaw.


22/11/1984

John Peel and Tommy Vance take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Chicago, The Human League, Murray Head, and Chaka Khan.


29/11/1984

Peter Powell and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Eurythmics, Tina Turner, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Alvin Stardust.


06/12/1984

Mike Smith and Gary Davies take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Thompson Twins, Murray Head, Alison Moyet, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


13/12/1984

Steve Wright and Peter Powell take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Wham!, Kool & The Gang, Tears For Fears, and The Toy Dolls.


20/12/1984

Simon Bates and Janice Long take a look at Britain's best-selling tracks and artists from the Top 40. Including performances from Paul Mccartney & The Frog Chorus, Spandau Ballet, Foreigner, and Band Aid.


Christmas Day 1984

A look at the top-selling records of 1984, starring and introduced by Culture Club, Jim Diamond, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Thompson Twins, Wham!, and Paul Young, who all appear live in the Top of the Pops studio.


Review of 1984

Lenny Henry introduces the artists who have produced 1984's top-selling records. Including performances from Ultravox, Neil, Shakin’ Stevens, Black Lace, and Paul Mccartney.



Year in Review

1984 sees Top of the Pops at the height of its 80s pomp - the year of big hair and big tunes. A BBC ban on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax in January 1984 leads to an embarrassing Frankie-shaped hole on the show when it reaches No 1. One of the sounds of 1984 is Hi-NRG, that goes overground from the gay club scene into the mainstream charts. And 1984 is perhaps the gayest year in pop, with a trail blazed by Bronski Beat, who are out and proud and on Top of the Pops.