Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1980
The Top Songs from 1980

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistSingleSample
1 18 Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart

2 128 Talking Heads
Once in a Lifetime
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3 238 Motörhead
Ace of Spades
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4 311 The Jam
Going Underground

5 379 AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long
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6 486 George Jones
He Stopped Loving Her Today

7 556 Devo
Whip It
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8 557 AC/DC
Back in Black
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9 596 The Jam
That's Entertainment
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10 608 Blondie
Call Me

11 665 Kurtis Blow
The Breaks

12 675 U2
I Will Follow
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13 677 Lipps Inc.
Funkytown

14 772 Dexy's Midnight Runners
Geno

15 837 Blondie
Rapture

16 876 Joy Division
Atmosphere

17 952 David Bowie
Ashes to Ashes
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18 1012 The Dead Kennedys
Holiday in Cambodia

19 1097 The Beat
Mirror in the Bathroom
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20 1103 Ultravox
Vienna
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21 1124 Martha and The Muffins
Echo Beach

22 1152 Prince
When You Were Mine
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23 1251 John Lennon
(Just Like) Starting Over

24 1355 Stevie Wonder
Masterblaster (Jammin')
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25 1359 ABBA
The Winner Takes It All

26 1424 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Redemption Song
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27 1433 The Go-Go's
We Got the Beat
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28 1538 Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart
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29 1552 Talking Heads
Crosseyed and Painless
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30 1566 X
Los Angeles
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31 1571 The Vapors
Turning Japanese

32 1618 Diana Ross
I'm Coming Out
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33 1725 Peter Gabriel
Games Without Frontiers
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34 1737 Diana Ross
Upside Down
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35 1758 Peter Gabriel
Biko
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36 1912 A Certain Ratio
Shack Up

37 1953 The Jam
Start!
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38 1965 Ramones
Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio

39 1967 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Could You Be Loved
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40 1994 The Jim Carroll Band
People Who Died

41 2013 Killing Joke
Requiem
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42 2054 Queen
Another One Bites the Dust

43 2075 Kool and The Gang
Celebration

44 2121 Willie Nelson
On the Road Again

45 2165 Split Enz
I Got You

46 2214 Echo and the Bunnymen
Rescue
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47 2276 Bruce Springsteen
The River
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48 2363 Pretenders
Talk of the Town
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49 2371 The B-52's
Private Idaho
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50 2409 Treacherous Three
The Body Rock

51 2456 The Fall
Totally Wired

52 2462 David Bowie
Fashion
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53 2523 Rush
The Spirit of Radio
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54 2545 The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue

55 2570 The Cure
A Forest
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56 2577 Pretenders
Precious
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57 2578 The Clash
The Magnificent Seven
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58 2613 Japan
Quiet Life

59 2653 Gen X
Dancing with Myself

60 2743 Bow Wow Wow
C30 C60 C90 Go!

61 2763 REO Speedwagon
Keep On Loving You

62 2776 The Romantics
What I Like About You

63 2812 The Teardrop Explodes
Treason (It's Just a Story)

64 2829 Spoonie Gee
Spoonin' Rap

65 2832 Orange Juice
Blue Boy

66 2840 Jermaine Jackson
Let's Get Serious

67 2843 The Police
Don't Stand So Close to Me
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68 2861 Madness
Baggy Trousers

69 2872 SOS Band
Take Your Time (Do It Right)

70 2943 Judas Priest
Breaking the Law
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71 2955 The Clash
Bankrobber

72 2978 Pat Benatar
Hit Me with Your Best Shot

73 2979 Squeeze
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)

74 2983 Spandau Ballet
To Cut a Long Story Short

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
James Brown
Rapp Payback

Grace Jones
Private Life

Young Marble Giants
Final Day

Paul Simon
Late in the Evening

Madness
Embarrassment

Killing Joke
Change

The Specials
Stereotype
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John Lennon
Watching the Wheels

Bob Seger
Against the Wind

Brothers Johnson
Stomp

The Undertones
My Perfect Cousin

Donna Summer
On the Radio

AC/DC
Hells Bells
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The Jacksons
Heartbreak Hotel
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Donna Summer
The Wanderer
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The Gap Band
Oops Upside Your Head (I Don't Believe You Won't Get Up and Dance)

Elvis Costello
New Amsterdam
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Dolly Parton
9 to 5

Pylon
Cool

Bush Tetras
Too Many Creeps

The Stray Cats
Runaway Boys
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Blondie
The Tide Is High

The Manhattans
Shining Star



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