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1984 kerrang Kerrang! End Of year Lists 1984
by osten

About Kerrang! End Of year Lists 1984

In 1984, Kerrang! still didn’t know what they were doing and it would take a couple of more years before the proper metal releases would end up on their “End of year lists.”

If you look at the list below, this looks like a terrible year for metal and hard rock. I mean, Prince in second place. Even though we all like Prince, this is probably not the right forum.

Chequered Past, Legs Diamond, White Sister, John Cougar Mellencamp, Stevie Ray Vaughan (and I strongly advise you to youtube Jim Dandy - Ready as Hell. Is he for real?)

So, no good metal albums came out in 1984, let’s move on to 1985

But wait

What about Dio – The Last in Line, Metallica – Ride the Lightning, Yngwie Malmsteen – Rising Force, Iron Maiden – Powerslave, Bathory – Bathory, Anthrax – Fistful of Metal and Mercyful Fate – Don’t Break the Oath


None of these got on the list?

Might as well JUMP!

(BTW the last single makes the list slightly improved)

1984 Best Albums According to Kerrang!
1. Van Halen - 1984
2. Prince - Purple Rain
3. Chequered Past - Chequered Past (Not on spotify)
4. Legs Diamond - Out on Bail (Not on Spotify)
5. Wendy O. Williams - W.O.W (Not on Spotify)
6. John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh-huh (Not on Spotify)
7. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
8. The Rejects - Quiet Storm (Not on Spotify)
9. Hanoi Rocks - Two Steps from the Move
10. The Cars - Heartbeat City
11. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
12. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
12. Q5 - Steel the Light
14. White Sister - White Sister (Not on Spotify)
15. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather
15. John Waite - No Brakes
17. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
17. Lords of the New Church - The Method to Our Madness (Not on Spotify)
19. Molly Hatchet - The Deed Is Done
19. Jim Dandy - Ready as Hell (Not on Spotify)

1984 Best Singles According to Kerrang!
1. Van Halen - Jump
2. Prince - When Doves Cry
3. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
4. John Waite - Missing You
5. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
6. Motörhead - Killed By Death
7. Robin George – Heartline (Not on Spotify)
8. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
9. Van Halen - I'll Wait
10. W.A.S.P. - Animal (**** Like A Beast)

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