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KROQ Top 106.7 Countdowns by Year
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Top 300 Songs of the 90s 500 Most Requested of All-Time (Memorial Day 2006) KROQ's Labor Day 90's 500 (2007) KROQ Memorial 500 (Memorial Day 2008)

Countdown commentary

The KROQ Top 106.7 Songs of 1984

Ranking

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Title

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1.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Relax

Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Relax

2.

General Public

Tenderness

All The Rage

General Public - Tenderness - Tenderness

3.

U2

Pride (In the Name of Love)

The Unforgettable Fire

Pride (In the Name of Love)

4.

Bronski Beat

Why?

The Age Of Consent

Bronski Beat - The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and the Communards - Why?

5.

Prince

Erotic City

-

-

6.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Two Tribes

Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Two Tribes

7.

The Vandals

Ladykiller

-

-

8.

Billy Idol

Rebel Yell

Rebel Yell

Rebel Yell

9.

Echo & the Bunnymen

The Killing Moon

Ocean Rain

Echo And The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain - The Killing Moon

10.

Thompson Twins

Hold Me Now

Into The Gap

Hold Me Now

11.

Pet Shop Boys

West End Girls

Please

West End Girls

12.

Depeche Mode

People are People

Some Great Reward

People Are People

13.

Scott Goddard

Cow Punk

-

-

14.

The Fixx

Less Cities, More Moving People

Phantoms

The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits - Less Cities, More Moving People

15.

Eurythmics

Sexcrime 1984

1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother)

-

16.

Depeche Mode

Master And Servant

Some Great Reward

Master and Servant

17.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Dazzle

HyŠna

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Hyaena - Dazzle

18.

The Untouchables

What's Gone Wrong

Wild Child

-

19.

INXS

Original Sin

The Swing

-

20.

Wham!

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

-

-

21.

Duran Duran

Wild Boys

Arena

Duran Duran - Arena - Wild Boys

22.

The Smiths

How Soon is Now?

Meat is Murder

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow - How Soon Is Now?

23.

Alphaville

Big in Japan

-

-

24.

David Bowie

Blue Jean

Tonight

-

25.

Band Aid

Do They Know It's Christmas?

-

-

26.

Billy Idol

Flesh for Fantasy

Rebel Yell

Flesh for Fantasy

27.

Talk Talk

It's My Life

-

-

28.

The Human League

The Lebanon

Hysteria

-

29.

Duran Duran

The Reflex

Seven And The Ragged Tiger

The Reflex

30.

The Psychedelic Furs

The Ghost In You

Mirror Moves

The Ghost in You

31.

OMD

Locomotion

Junk Culture

-

32.

Animotion

Obsession

-

-

33.

Billy Idol

Catch My Fall

Rebel Yell

Catch My Fall

34.

INXS

I Send a Message

The Swing

I Send a Message

35.

Thompson Twins

Passion Planet

-

-

36.

Howard Jones

What is Love?

Human's Lib

-

37.

INXS

Burn for You

The Swing

Burn for You

38.

Blancmange

Don't Tell Me

Mange Tout

-

39.

Prince

When Doves Cry

Purple Rain

-

40.

Simple Minds

Waterfront

Sparkle In The Rain

Simple Minds - Sparkle In the Rain - Waterfront

41.

Killing Joke

Eighties

Night Time

-

42.

Big Country

Wonderland

Wonderland

Big Country - The Best of Big Country - Wonderland

43.

Bananarama

Wild Life

-

-

44.

Billy Idol

Eyes Without a Face

Rebel Yell

Eyes Without a Face

45.

Adam Ant

Apollo 9

Vive Le Rock

Adam Ant - Antics in the Forbidden Zone - Apollo 9

46.

Devo

Shout

Shout

Devo - Shout - Shout

47.

Thompson Twins

The Gap

Into The Gap

The Gap

48.

X

Wild Thing

-

-

49.

INXS

Melting in the Sun

The Swing

Melting in the Sun

50.

Prince

Let's Go Crazy

Purple Rain

-

51.

General Public

Hot You're Cool

All The Rage

General Public - Hot You're Cool - Single - Hot You're Cool

52.

Sparks

Pretending to be Drunk

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat

Sparks - Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat - Pretending to Be Drunk

53.

Thomas Dolby

Hyperactive!

The Flat Earth

-

54.

The Smiths

What Difference Does it Make?

The Smiths

-

55.

Shriekback

Hand on My Heart

-

-

56.

R.E.M.

So. Central Rain

Reckoning

-

57.

Style Council

My Everchanging Moods

-

-

58.

The Time

Jungle Love

-

-

59.

The Alarm

Sixty Eight Guns

Declaration

The Alarm - Declaration [1984-1985] Remastered - Sixty Eight Guns

60.

Lou Reed

I Love You, Suzanne

-

-

61.

Oingo Boingo

Something Isn't Right

-

-

62.

The Untouchables

Free Yourself

Wild Child

-

63.

Tones on Tail

Go!

-

-

64.

Simple Minds

Speed Your Love to Me

Sparkle In The Rain

Simple Minds - Sparkle In the Rain - Speed Your Love to Me

65.

Cyndi Lauper

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

-

-

66.

Julie Brown

The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun

-

-

67.

Duran Duran

New Moon on Monday

Seven And The Ragged Tiger

New Moon on Monday

68.

Spandau Ballet

Only When You Leave

-

-

69.

Depeche Mode

Everything Counts

Construction Time Again

-

70.

Hall and Oates

Out of Touch

-

-

71.

Sparks

Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat

Sparks - Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat - Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat

72.

Talking Heads

Burning Down the House

Speaking in Tongues

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues - Burning Down the House

73.

Ultravox

White China

-

-

74.

Simple Minds

Up On the Catwalk

Sparkle In The Rain

Simple Minds - Sparkle In the Rain - Up On the Catwalk

75.

Spandau Ballet

Revenge for Love

-

-

76.

Depeche Mode

Get the Balance Right

People Are People

-

77.

Duran Duran

Make Me Smile

-

-

78.

Romeo Void

A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)

-

-

79.

The Go-Go's

Head Over Heels

Talk Show

-

80.

Devo

Puppet Boy

Shout

Devo - Shout - Puppet Boy

81.

Cyndi Lauper

She Bop

-

-

82.

Blancmange

Game Above My Head

Mange Tout

-

83.

Thompson Twins

Doctor! Doctor!

Into The Gap

Doctor! Doctor!

84.

Eurythmics

Who's That Girl

Touch

Eurythmics - Touch - Who's That Girl

85.

A Flock of Seagulls

The More You Live, the More You Love

-

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran - The Best of a Flock of Seagulls - The More You Live, the More You Love

86.

Bananarama

Cruel Summer

-

-

87.

The Psychedelic Furs

Heaven

Mirror Moves

Heaven

88.

General Public

General Public

All The Rage

General Public - General Public - Single - General Public

89.

Elvis Costello

The Only Flame In Town

Goodbye Cruel World

-

90.

Blancmange

That's Love That it Is

Mange Tout

-

91.

Berlin

Touch

Love Life

-

92.

Thompson Twins

You Take Me Up

Into The Gap

You Take Me Up

93.

Howard Jones

New Song

Human's Lib

-

94.

Dragon

Rain

-

-

95.

Bananarama

Robert de Niro's Waiting

-

-

96.

Trans-X

Living on Video

-

-

97.

UB40

If it Happens Again

Geffery Morgan

UB40 - Geffery Morgan - If It Happens Again

98.

Big Country

Where the Rose is Sown

Steeltown

Big Country - The Best of Big Country - Where the Rose Is Sown

99.

Billy Idol

Blue Highway

Rebel Yell

Blue Highway

100.

OMD

Tesla Girls

Junk Culture

-

101.

Wire Train

I'll Do You

-

-

102.

The Cars

Magic

Heartbeat City

The Cars - The Cars: Complete Greatest Hits - Magic

103.

Bronski Beat

Smalltown Boy

The Age Of Consent

Bronski Beat - The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and the Communards - Smalltown Boy

104.

Eddy Grant

Romancing the Stone

-

-

105.

Boy Waiting

Girl Waiting

-

-

106.

Danny Elfman

Gratitude

-

-

106.7.

Erotic Egil

-

-

-

Commentary

bulletThis is the first Top 106.7 countdown that I specifically recall listening to.  1984 also marks the only appearance of 2 bands I like, the Untouchables and the Vandals.  Also, what are Hall and Oates and the Time doing here?
 
bulletThe Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls (#11) here is not the version that appeared on the Please album and was a surprise #1 in 1986.  They re-recorded it and the follow-up single Opportunities for the album.  As a result the original version of the two songs, which are better although not that much different, are rarely heard today.
 
bulletWhere is Depeche Mode's Blasphemous Rumours?  It was #13 on the 91X list, and I recall it being played on KROQ an awful lot, but it didn't make the list at all...strange.