Billboard #1s for the Week Ending October 6, 1984

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 Let’s Go Crazy Prince and the Revolution 2
R & B Let’s Go Crazy Prince and the Revolution 1
Country Everyday The Oak Ridge Boys 1
Adult Contemporary Drive The Cars 3
Rock On the Dark Side John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band 3
Album Purple Rain Prince and the Revolution 10

RebbiepedeThis week sees the third and final Jackson sister enter the Hot 100. Ironically, Rebbie Jackson was the oldest of the charting Jackson siblings, born Maureen Jackson in 1950. With Jackson-mania just beginning to fade, she notched her one hit, written by brother Michael, in 1984. Sister LaToya had managed one minor hit (Heart Don’t Lie [#56]) earlier in the year. Janet had also stumbled around the middle of the charts, waiting for her big success to begin in 1986. That made Rebbie the first sister to break into the Top 40 as well. Centipede debuted at #88 this week and eventually peaked at #24.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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