30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]

Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born.

But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna, George Michael and Bruce Springsteen released now classics. 

And that's the beginning. Here are 30 songs released in 1984 that defined the year.

1. "I Just Called To Say I Love You," Stevie Wonder

Slightly cheesy? Maybe? But its you-don't-need-Valentine's-Day-to-show-love message still really works. Plus, how 1980s is this: Wonder appeared on "The Cosby Show" to sing this with Claire Huxtable. Bonus video below!

2. "Magic," the Cars

1984 was a solid year for the Cars, who also released "You Might Think" and "Drive" that year.

3. "Pride (In the Name of Love)," U2

I miss mullet Bono.

4. "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)," Billy Ocean

"Caribbean Queen" hit No. 1 in the U.S. and sold more than a million copies, but it was also released around the world with titles such as "European Queen" and "African Queen," the later of which was not apparently reworked to include a Katharine Hepburn reference.

5. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Wham!

The first of two appearances by George Michael on our list — and the most jitterbuggy.

6. "Time After Time," Cyndi Lauper