DEJA VIDEO 1984: I admit I have a problem. I'm a completist. My current completist obsession is the Hot 100 songs for every year from 1970 to 2010. It was while working on the 80's that I noticed what a great year in music 1984 was. Superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Van Halen seemed to be at their peak ...

The "Footloose" and "Purple Rain" soundtracks churned out hit after hit, and Tina Turner made her triumphant return with "What's Love Got To Do With It" ...

It was also the year that - thanks to me doing what I do for a living - I was able to score good seats to the three biggest tours that year; The Jackson's "Victory Tour", Springsteen's "Born In The USA", and Prince's "Purple Rain" tours. Concerts I still vividly remember snippets of all these years later ... and believe you me, there ain't a whole lot of the 80's I still remember! But that's a whole 'nother blog posting :)