“Rewinding the Tracks: Unveiling the Music Milestones of November 28th, 1984.”


On November 28th, 1984, the music world was buzzing with various events and releases. This day marked significant happenings in the music industry, from album releases to chart-topping hits, and notable performances. The 80s music scene was dominated by various genres such as pop, rock, and new wave, and this particular day was no exception. This introduction will delve into the significant music news and events that took place on this day in 1984.

The Biggest Music Hits and Events on November 28th, 1984: A Look Back

Today in Music news - November 28th, 1984
As we take a trip down memory lane to November 28th, 1984, we find ourselves knee-deep in the era of big hair, neon spandex, and music that was as diverse as it was unforgettable. So, buckle up, folks, because we’re about to dive headfirst into the biggest music hits and events that rocked our world on this day, 37 years ago.

First off, let’s talk about the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Sitting pretty at the top was none other than the Prince of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, with his hit single “Thriller.” Now, if you’re thinking, “Wait, wasn’t ‘Thriller’ released in 1982?” you’d be right. But such was the power of MJ’s moonwalk and those zombie dance moves that the song was still causing quite a stir two years later.

Meanwhile, over in the UK, the British charts were being dominated by a band that was as flamboyant as their name suggested – Culture Club. Their catchy tune “Karma Chameleon” was the earworm that nobody could escape from. It was like a game of musical hide and seek that you were destined to lose because, let’s face it, Boy George’s voice was just too distinctive to ignore.

But it wasn’t all about the charts. Oh no, the music scene was buzzing with events that were as exciting as they were groundbreaking. For instance, Band Aid, a supergroup consisting of the biggest British and Irish musicians of the time, recorded the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” on this very day. The song, aimed at raising funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, was a massive success and showed that music could indeed be a force for good.

And speaking of good, let’s not forget the 12th annual American Music Awards that took place on this day. Lionel Richie, fresh off his success with “Hello,” was the man of the hour, bagging no less than six awards. Talk about saying “Hello” in style!

But wait, there’s more! Over in the world of rock, Iron Maiden was making waves with their “World Slavery Tour.” The tour, which was in support of their album “Powerslave,” saw the band perform in countries like Poland and Hungary, making them one of the first Western bands to do so.

And last but certainly not least, let’s talk about the MTV Video Music Awards. Yes, folks, this was the year that Madonna, the Queen of Pop, made her mark with her iconic performance of “Like a Virgin.” Dressed in a wedding gown and writhing around on stage, Madonna showed the world that she was a force to be reckoned with.

So there you have it, a snapshot of the biggest music hits and events on November 28th, 1984. It was a day filled with chart-topping hits, groundbreaking events, and performances that would go down in history. And while the neon spandex may have faded and the big hair may have deflated, the music from this day continues to resonate, proving that good music, much like a good mullet, never goes out of style.