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Bruce Springsteen performing live in Toronto in 1984. (AP file photo, 1984)

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. Here are 30 songs released in 1984 that defined the year.

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