So it’s a hop, skip and a jump to ’84. The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and Frankie Goes The Hollywood are holding court, whilst the poll has been opened up to encompass Soul and Reggae (and has dropped the individual instruments categories).
It’s also nice to see that Margaret Thatcher is retaining her mantle of Creep Of The Year (for the millionth year running).
Best Group
The Smiths
Best New Act
Bronski Beat
Best Reggae Act
Smiley Culture
Best Soul Act
Womack & Womack
Best TV Show
‘The Tube’
Best Radio Show
John Peel
Best Single
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Relax’
Best LP
Cocteau Twins – ‘Treasure’
Best Dressed Sleeve
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome’
Promo Video
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Two Tribes’
Best Film
Best Male Singer
Best Songwriter
Morrissey & Marr
Best Female Singer
Elizabeth Fraser
Best Instrumentalist
Johnny Marr
Best Dressed Person
Paul Weller
Creep Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher
Most Wonderful Human Being
Arthur Scargill