Veteran artists dominated the top ten albums of 1984, with established artists including Van Halen, ZZ Top and The Police among the ranks. But relative newcomers like Culture Club also made a chart splash. Yet the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, soared above everyone with Thriller, which came out all the way back in 1982. Click through to see which musicians hit the top of the charts in 1984 -- and listen to tracks from their albums.
10. Duran Duran, Seven and the Ragged Tiger After breaking through on the U.S. pop charts with Rio, from 1982, Duran Duran followed up with Seven and the Ragged Tiger, which featured their first No. 1 hit, "The Reflex."
9. Soundtrack, Footloose The Footloose soundtrack was a huge hit: the first two singles from the album -- Kenny Loggins' "Footloose" and Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy" -- both climbed to the top of the Hot 100.