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Top Hits of 1980

Top Hits of 1980

When you scan the top hits of the 80s oldies music, you will see that rock music (Queen, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Quiet Riot, Europe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and Cinderella) continued to branch out into many sub-genres. Alt rock (Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, R.E.M., The Pixies, and Sonic Youth), heavy metal music (Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Dio), rap and hip hop (Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, NWA, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions, Ice T) continued to grow.

The death of disco gave rise to dance music (Frankie goes to Hollywood, Wham!).

Female recording artists such as Madonna, Whitney Huston, Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue grabbed the spotlight, shattering sales records, and the US experienced another invasion of British artists. Dire Straits, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen as well as veteran acts like Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and The Who packed concerts.

Prince became a phenomenon, and showed the world that white rock added to black music was a winning combination, and artists such as New Kids on the Block, Rick Astley, Lisa Stansfield and Paul Young proved once again that sounding black was no hindrance to a white artist’s career. Michael Jackson’s Thriller became the best-selling album of all time.

The CD’s appeared, and became very popular very fast, making vinyl almost obsolete.

Music videos and MTV appeared and became an essential marketing tool for a single. This helps the career of good looking recording artists such as The Culture Club, Duran Duran and New Kids on the Block.

Top 100 hits of 1980
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001 – Blondie – Call Me
002 – Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
003 – Olivia Newton-John – Magic
004 – Michael Jackson – Rock With You
005 – Captain & Tenille – Do That To Me One More Time
006 – Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
007 – Paul Mccartney – Coming Up
008 – Lipps, Inc – Funkytown
009 – Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me
010 – Bette Midler – Rose, The
011 – Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
012 – Gary Numan – Cars
013 – Smokey Robinson – Crusin’
014 – Spinners – Working My Way Back To You-Forgive Me, Girl
015 – Air Supply – Lost In Love
016 – Elton John – Little Jeannie
017 – Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
018 – Diana Ross – Upside Down
019 – K C & The Sunshine Band – Please Don’t Go
020 – Styx – Babe
021 – Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again
022 – Manhattans – Shining Star
023 – Commodores – Still
024 – Teri Desario & K C – Yes, I’m Ready
025 – Dr Hook – Sexy Eyes
026 – Robbie Dupree – Steal Away
027 – Ambrosia – Biggest Part Of Me
028 – Kenny Loggins – This Is It
029 – Spinners – Cupid – I’ve Loved You For A Lone Time
030 – Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious
031 – Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes – Don’t Fall In Love With A D
032 – Christopher Cross – Sailing
033 – Dan Fogelberg – Longer
034 – Kenny Rogers – Coward Of The County
035 – Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
036 – Kool & The Gang – Too Hot
037 – S.o.s. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)
038 – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough
039 – Kim Carnes – More Love
040 – M – Pop Music
041 – Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (I’m Special)
042 – Ray, Goodman & Brown – Special Lady
043 – Stevie Wonder – Send One Your Love
044 – Shalamar – Second Time Around, The
045 – Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore
046 – Brothers Johnson – Stomp
047 – Eagles – Heartache Tonight
048 – Rocky Burnette – Tired Of Toein’ The Line
049 – Dr Hook – Better Love Next Time
050 – Rupert Holmes – Him

051 – Bob Seger – Against The Wind
052 – Donna Summer – On The Radio
053 – Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
054 – Herb Alpert – Rise
055 – Air Supply – All Out Of Love
056 – Little River Band – Cool Change
057 – J D Souther – You’re Only Lonely
058 – Andy Gibb – Desire
059 – Pete Townshend – Let My Love Open The Door
060 – Steve Forbert – Romeo’s Tune
061 – Anne Murray – Daydream Believer
062 – Eagles – I Can’t Tell You Why
063 – Issac Hayes – Don’t Let Go
064 – Tom Petty – Don’t Do Me Like That
065 – Michael Jackson – She’s Out Of My Life
066 – Irene Cara – Fame
067 – Bob Seger – Fire Lake
068 – Linda Ronstadt – How Do I Make You
069 – Benny Mardones – Into The Night
070 – Pure Prairie League – Let Me Love You Tonight
071 – Genesis – Misunderstanding
072 – Dirt Band & Linda Ronstadt – American Dream, An
073 – Carole King – One Fine Day
074 – Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights
075 – Billy Joel – You May Be Right
076 – Neil Sedaka & Dara Sedaka – Should’ve Never Let You Go
077 – Charlie Dore – Pilot Of The Airways
078 – Linda Ronstadt – Hurt So Bad
079 – Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
080 – Peaches & Herb – I Pledge My Love
081 – Eagles – Long Run, The
082 – Mickey Gilley – Stand By Me
083 – Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
084 – Dionne Warwick – Deja Vu
085 – Eddie Rabbitt – Drivin’ My Life Away
086 – Supertramp – Take The Long Way Home
087 – Fleetwood Mac – Sara
088 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Wait For Me
089 – Boz Scaggs – Jo Jo
090 – Neil Diamond – September Morn
091 – George Benson – Give Me The Night
092 – Anne Murray – Broken Hearted Me
093 – Kenny Rogers – You Decorated My Life
094 – Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
095 – Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
096 – Charlie Daniels Band – In America
097 – Boz Scaggs – Breakdown Dead Ahead
098 – Barry Manilow – Ships
099 – Joe Walsh – All Night Long
100 – Tom Petty – Refugee

Which 1980 song is memorable to you and why? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

See also top hits of:

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

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