The brand new issue of Classic Pop Presents brings you the latest instalment of our 1980s series!

We continue with 1984, a year that’s often spoken about as being unsurpassed in the world of pop. It was a year where things began to shift – synth-pop still remained firm, but elsewhere hi-NRG arrived via clubland and sophisti-pop charmed our ears. We were indulged in everything from Weller’s modish jazz-pop with the Style Council and Sade’s lilting soul, to Madonna’s breakthrough and Prince’s purple patch.

Forty years on, we speak to Simple Minds, Art of Noise, Tom Bailey, Nik Kershaw, OMD, Trevor Horn, the late Steve Bronski, and the cast of Band Aid. Plus, we go in-depth with the classic albums that punctuated the year and take on the tricky challenge of picking out the best of 1984’s singles.

All this and much, much more in Classic Pop Presents 1984Order your copy today and transport yourself to a stellar year in pop.