FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 February 26, 1984

This week's episode of America's Top 10 features just two charts and a feature on the British Invasion's New Wave that featured videos from Adam & the Ants, Duran Duran, Eurythmics and Culture Club.  This episode is also one of the best looking transfers burtiscurtis 09 has yet delivered. Unfortunately, the February 25, 1984 issue of Billboard is not yet available in Google Books so HERC will be not be featuring as many Billboard charts as he usually does on these Flashbacks.

Pop Spotlight Video
Soul Spotlight Video


Cashbox Top 80 Countdown videos for week of February 25, 1984, from a chart obsessed YouTube user.  Eighty song clips in 15 minutes.

Music On TV That Weekend

American Bandstand
Eddie Money - "The Big Crash" & "Club Michelle"
Deborah Allen - "Baby I Lied"

Soul Train
Tom Tom Club - "Genius of Love" and "Pleasures of Love"
Howard Johnson - "Much too Much" and "Let's Take Time Out"

Saturday Night Live
Kool & the Gang - "Joanna" and "Celebration"

Solid Gold

Kenny Loggins - "Footloose"
Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"
Christopher Cross - "Think Of Laura"

Though Parts One, Five and Six have been torpedoed by copyright claims, check out the other 5 ten minute long, unedited clips from MTV, recorded on Saturday, February 25, 1984 and hosted by VJ Nina Blackwood.
Videos posted by ClassicMTV2

Part Two
"Jump" - Van Halen
"I Have The Skill" - The Sherbs

Part Three
"Foolin' " - Def Leppard
"Adult Education" - Hall & Oates
"I Want You To Want Me (live)" - Cheap Trick

Part Four
"I Want You To Want Me (live)" - Cheap Trick
"Backstabber" - Hyts
"Nobody Told Me" - John Lennon

Part Seven
"The Heat Goes On (live)" - Asia
"In The Mood" - Robert Plant

Part Eight
"In The Mood" - Robert Plant
"Someday, Someway (live)" - Marshall Crenshaw
"Burning Down The House" - Talking Heads

Billboard chart info from various Record Research books
WLS survey scan courtesy of Lee Tucker at ARSA.
Cash Box chart info courtesy of Randy Price and the Wayback Machine.
RPM (Canada)
Music on TV information from TV.com

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