Wednesday 23 October 2019

The top ten chart this week in 1984

1 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond

2 I Feel For You Chaka Khan

3 The Power of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood

4 The Riddle Nik Kershaw

5 Never Ending Story Limahl

6 Sex Crime (Nineteen Eighty Four) Eurythmics

7 Teardrops Shakin Stevens

8 Hard Habit To Break Chicago

9 The Wild Boys Duran Duran

10 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billly Ocean

Glaswegian Jim Diamond played in a number of bands before striking it big in trio Ph.D in 1981, in the company of Tony Hymas and Simon Phillips (who would later find further fame as drummer with Toto). Their biggest hit, 'I Won't Let You Down', featuring Diamond on vocals, was a multi-million seller. After the band split, Diamond pursued a solo career and reached No. 1 in the UK (and Ireland) with 'I Should Have Known Better', spending a week at the top before being toppled by Frankie's 'The Power of Love'. Diamond, who would later feature on charity singles 'You'll Never Walk Alone' with The Crowd and 'Let It Be' with Ferry Aid, urged music fans not to buy his single, but to instead purchase Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Sadly, Jim Diamond died unexpectedly last month, at the age of 64. His passing came less than a fortnight after he announced on Facebook that his mother Sarah had died.

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