It Was 1964

music of 1964

1984: The Kinks, Mary Wells, Beach Boys and Buck Owens

by The GTC


Fire-up your mental-music time machine, this was a hard year to figure out, and let’s get to the most commercially successful music of 1984!



Top Pop Tracks

  1.  “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  2.  “She Loves You” – The Beatles
  3. “Hello, Dolly!” – Louis Armstrong
  4.  “Oh, Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison
  5.  “I Get Around” – The Beach Boys


Top Rock N’ Roll Tracks

  1. “You Really Got Me” – Kinks
  2. “House Of The Rising Sun” – Animals
  3. “A Hard Day’s Night” – Beatles
  4. “She’s Not There” – Zombies
  5. “No Particular Place To Go” – Chuck Berry


Top Country Tracks

  1. “My Heart Skips a Beat” – Buck Owens
  2. “Understand Your Man” – Johnny Cash
  3. “I Guess I’m Crazy” – Jim Reeves
  4. “Dang Me” – Roger Miller
  5. “I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)”  – Buck Owens


Top Soul R&B Tracks (This list is sourced from

  1. “My Guy” – Mary Wells
  2. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” – The Righteous Brothers
  3. “Funny (How Time Slips Away)” – Joe Hinton
  4. “Walk On By” – Dionne Warwick
  5. “My Boy Lollipop” – Millie




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