THE iNFOMAN 1984 SINGLES OF THE YEAR
(compiled 1984-1986, expanded 2003)

  1. Cocteau Twins - Pearly dew drops' drops

  2. Propaganda - Dr Mabuse

  3. Echo and the Bunnymen - The killing moon

  4. The Smiths - What difference does it make?

  5. Eurythmics - 1984 (sex crime)

  6. The Smiths - William, it was really nothing

  7. Eurythmics - Here comes the rain again

  8. The Mighty Wah! - Come back

  9. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two tribes

  10. Working Week - Venceremos (We will win)

  11. Helen and the Horns - Freight train

  12. Yip Yip Coyote - Pioneer girl

  13. Congo Ashanti Roy - Breaking down the pressure

  14. The Smiths - Heaven knows I'm miserable now

  15. 10,000 Maniacs - My mother the war

  16. Yeah Yeah Noh - Cottage industry

  17. Scritti Politti - Absolute

  18. Working Week - Storm of light

  19. Flying Lizards - Sex machine (cover of James Brown)

  20. The Fall - Oh brother

  21.  Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dazzle

  22. The Pretenders - Middle of the road

  23. Colourbox - Say you (cover of U-Roy)

  24. Scritti Politti - Wood beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin)

  25. The Associates - Waiting for the loveboat

  26. Echo and the Bunnymen - Silver

  27. The Pogues - Dark streets of London

  28. Helen and the Horns - Footsteps at my door

  29. March Violets - Walk into the sun

  30. The Fall - Creep

  31. Julian Cope - The greatness and perfection of love

  32. Carmel - More, more, more

  33. The Pogues - Boys from the County Hell

  34. Echo and the Bunnymen - Seven seas

  35. Bernt Holer - My suitor

  36. Helen and the Horns - Surrey with the fringe on top (from Oklahoma!)(cover of Celeste Holm)

  37. Unknown Cases - Masimba-bele

  38. Delmonas - Comin' home baby (cover of Mel Torme)

  39. Art Of Noise - Beatbox (Diversions 1 & 2)

  40. Folk Devils - Hank turns blue

  41. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The power of love

  42. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Forest fire

  43. Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins - Pale blue eyes (cover of the Velvet Underground)

  44. Frank Chickens - Fujiyama Mama (cover of Wanda Jackson)

  45. Yip Yip Coyote - Dream of the west

  46. Dead Can Dance - Carnival of light

  47. The The - This is the day

  48. Pauline Murray and the Storm - Holocaust (cover of Big Star)

  49. This Mortal Coil - Kanga-roo (cover of Big Star)

  50. The Very Things - The bushes scream while my daddy prunes

Bubbling under:

  1. New Order - Thieves like us

  2. Jesus and Mary Chain - Upside down

  3. Woodentops - Plenty

  4. Julian Cope - Sunspots

  5. The Associates - Those first impressions

  6. Sisters Of Mercy - Walk away

  7. Colourbox - Punch

  8. Art Of Noise - Close (to the edit)

  9. Bunny Wailer - Boderation

  10. TH Scratchers - Hip hop bommi bop

  11. Dominatrix - The Dominatrix sleeps tonight

  12. Hard Corps - Dirty

  13. Slapp Happy - Everybody's slimmin' (Even men and women)

  14. Prefab Sprout - I couldn't bear to be special

  15. Sandie Shaw - Hand in glove (cover of the Smiths)

  16. Kirsty MacColl - A new England (cover of Billy Bragg)

This page was last updated on 25 January, 2004

 

 

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