25 April 2021
1984 – The year of George Orwell‘s dystopian social science fiction novel published
in 1949. A visionary book focused on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society.
Musically 1984 was a year of sonic eclecticism. Folk, punk, classic rock and pop, ska,
soul, post-punk, new wave. Turn Up The Volume‘s 1984 list has that diversity too.
And the 25 winners are…
NME‘s best single of 1984 – ‘Love Wars’ by Womack and Womack
Rolling Stone‘s best single of 1984 – ‘When Doves Cry’ by Prince and The Revolution