Release Year: 1984

Rankings:
All-Time
#28 / 1980s #4 / 1984 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 169
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 15
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 19
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 80
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The 20 Best Rock and Roll Singles of All Time (1992) 6
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 9
NBC-10 (USA) - The 30 Best Songs of the 80s (2006) No Order
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 11
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 24
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 8
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 27
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of 1984 (2014) 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 51
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 52
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 52
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 4
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 3
Spin (USA) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1989) 6
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 21-100
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 16
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 6
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 5
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 6
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 3
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 7
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 92
Vibe (USA) - The 101 Greatest Prince Songs (2014) 1
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 59
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1980s (2008) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 26
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 25
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 6
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 113
NME (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002) 48
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009) 46
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 59
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
TimeOut New York/London/Chicago (USA/UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015/2016) 6
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 9
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 37
Laut (Germany) - The 50 Best Prince Songs (2016) 1
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 19
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 87
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Cameron Adams (Australia) -The Best Songs from the 100 Must Have Albums (2013) No Order
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 98
Richard Kingsmill (Australia) - Hottest 100 Songs of All Time (2009) 54
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year 2
Kerrang! (UK) - Singles of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 9