Top Songs of 1980



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 11 Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 70 Talking Heads
Once in a Lifetime
3 221 Motörhead
Ace of Spades
4 279 David Bowie
Ashes to Ashes
5 287 The Jam
Going Underground
6 359 The Jam
That's Entertainment
7 386 AC/DC
Back in Black
8 561 Joy Division
Atmosphere
9 597 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Redemption Song
10 615 Bruce Springsteen
The River
11 619 Blondie
Call Me
12 724 AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long
13 733 Dead Kennedys
Holiday in Cambodia
14 738 Dexys Midnight Runners
Geno
15 794 Devo
Whip It
16 814 Kurtis Blow
The Breaks
17 842 George Jones
He Stopped Loving Her Today
18 894 The Cure
A Forest
19 939 ABBA
The Winner Takes It All
20 1050 Lipps Inc.
Funkytown
21 1079 Blondie
Rapture
22 1128 The Beat
Mirror in the Bathroom
23 1141 U2
I Will Follow
24 1158 Talking Heads
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
25 1244 Martha and The Muffins
Echo Beach
26 1284 Funky Four Plus One
That's the Joint
27 1312 X
Los Angeles
28 1340 The Fall
Totally Wired
29 1374 Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster (Jammin')
30 1424 Ultravox
Vienna
31 1483 The Jam
Start!
32 1585 Peter Gabriel
Games Without Frontiers
33 1606 Go-Go's
We Got the Beat
34 1810 Queen
Another One Bites the Dust
35 1842 The Clash
The Magnificent Seven
36 1931 Split Enz
I Got You
37 2150 Peter Gabriel
Biko
38 2152 John Lennon
(Just Like) Starting Over
39 2171 Stray Cats
Runaway Boys
40 2191 Ramones
Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio
41 2193 The Jim Carroll Band
People Who Died
42 2206 Prince
When You Were Mine
43 2283 David Bowie
Fashion
44 2284 Visage
Fade to Grey
45 2377 Dexys Midnight Runners
There There My Dear
46 2421 The Vapors
Turning Japanese
47 2452 Ozzy Osbourne
Crazy Train
48 2460 Diana Ross
I'm Coming Out
49 2504 Pretenders
Precious
50 2619 Madness
Baggy Trousers
51 2642 Orange Juice
Blue Boy
52 2649 A Certain Ratio
Shack Up
53 2697 Young Marble Giants
Final Day
54 2718 Siouxsie and The Banshees
Happy House
55 2738 AC/DC
Hells Bells
56 2745 Taxi Girl
Cherchez le garçon
57 2761 Adam and The Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier
58 2841 Dire Straits
Romeo and Juliet
59 2847 Diana Ross
Upside Down
60 2851 Japan
Nightporter
61 2866 The B-52's
Private Idaho
62 2913 Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart
63 3022 Orange Juice
Falling and Laughing
64 3057 The Korgis
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
65 3148 The Police
Don't Stand So Close to Me
66 3227 Devo
Girl U Want
67 3243 Bow Wow Wow
C30 C60 C90 Go!
68 3281 X
Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
69 3434 Talking Heads
Crosseyed and Painless
70 3571 The Clash
Bankrobber
71 3583 Adam and The Ants
Antmusic
72 3594 Rush
The Spirit of Radio
73 3620 Dolly Parton
9 to 5
74 3650 Alain Bashung
Vertige de l'amour
75 3652 XTC
Generals and Majors
76 3661 Willie Nelson
On the Road Again
77 3951 The Undertones
My Perfect Cousin
78 3952 Kool and The Gang
Celebration
79 4056 Pretenders
Talk of the Town
80 4089 Killing Joke
Requiem
81 4127 SOS Band
Take Your Time (Do It Right)
82 4159 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
83 4218 Bruce Springsteen
Point Blank
84 4254 Judas Priest
Breaking the Law
85 4268 Alan Vega
Jukebox Baby
86 4308 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Enola Gay
87 4346 Alain Bashung
Gaby Oh! Gaby
88 4481 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Bad Reputation
89 4508 Bad Brains
Pay to Cum
90 4593 Gen X
Dancing with Myself
91 4616 Was (Not Was)
Wheel Me Out
92 4618 John Lennon
Watching the Wheels
93 4674 Josef K
It's Kinda Funny
94 4702 Blondie
The Tide Is High
95 4744 Pete Townshend
Let My Love Open the Door
96 4793 Spandau Ballet
To Cut a Long Story Short
97 4806 Paul Simon
Late in the Evening
98 4919 Tom Waits
Jersey Girl
99 4945 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
New Amsterdam
100 5030 Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
101 5172 The Gap Band
Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
102 5194 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Could You Be Loved
103 5202 The Cramps
Drug Train
104 5289 Trust
Antisocial
105 5307 Coati Mundi
Me No Pop I
106 5327 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Against the Wind
107 5373 Tom Browne
Funkin' For Jamaica
108 5404 A Certain Ratio
Flight
109 5467 Steve Winwood
While You See a Chance
110 5475 Echo and the Bunnymen
Rescue
111 5496 James Brown
Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
112 5520 Spoonie Gee & Treacherous Three
The New Rap Language
113 5606 Bruce Springsteen
Stolen Car
114 5618 Squeeze
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
115 5748 Kate Bush
Army Dreamers
116 5801 The Cramps
TV Set
117 5825 The dB's
Black and White
118 5829 The Teardrop Explodes
Treason (It's Just a Story)
119 5848 Siouxsie and The Banshees
Christine
120 5890 Randy Crawford
One Day I'll Fly Away


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
The Psychedelic Furs
Sister Europe
Treacherous Three
The Body Rock
The Kings
Switchin' to Glide
Mission of Burma
Academy Fight Song
Steely Dan
Hey Nineteen
U2
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Teddy Pendergrass
Love T.K.O.
Elvis Costello
High Fidelity
Rough Trade
Highschool Confidential
Paraíso
Para ti
Bruce Springsteen
Drive All Night
Frank Sinatra
(Theme from) New York, New York
Jermaine Jackson
Let's Get Serious
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Kiss on My List
Robert Palmer
Looking for Clues
The Specials
Stereotype
Grace Jones
Private Life
The Sugarhill Gang
8th Wonder
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
The Brothers Johnson
Stomp
UB40
Food for Thought
Fehlfarben
Paul ist tot
The Police
De Doo Doo, De Da Da Da
George Benson
Give Me the Night
REO Speedwagon
Keep On Loving You
Adam and The Ants
Dog Eat Dog
Bette Midler
The Rose
Bush Tetras
Too Many Creeps
Orange Juice
Simply Thrilled Honey
Paul McCartney
Coming Up
Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar
Loose Joints
Is It All Over My Face
Magazine
A Song from Under the Floorboards
Elli & Jacno
Main dans la main
Pat Benatar
Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Killing Joke
Wardance
Donna Summer
The Wanderer
Barbra Streisand
Woman in Love
Pylon
Cool
The J. Geils Band
Love Stinks
Kate Bush
Babooshka
Johnny Lee
Lookin' for Love
The Kings
This Beat Goes On
Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
Joy Division
Isolation
Motörhead
(We Are) The Road Crew
Talking Heads
Houses in Motion
The Manhattans
Shining Star
The Jacksons
Heartbreak Hotel
Barbra Streisand with Barry Gibb
Guilty
Madness
Embarrassment
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
Freedom
Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force
Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 1
Killing Joke
Change
John Lennon
Woman
The Ruts
West One (Shine on Me)
Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers
Just the Two of Us
Irene Cara
Fame
Olivia Newton-John
Magic
Kate Bush
Breathing
Franco Battiato
Prospettiva Nevski
Roxy Music
Over You
Tanya Winley
Vicious Rap
Loleatta Holloway
Love Sensation
The Pointer Sisters
He's So Shy
Liliput
Split
The Beat
Stand Down Margaret
Robert Palmer
Johnny and Mary
Queen
Flash
UB40
King
The Jacksons
Can You Feel It
Aswad
Warrior Charge
Saxon
747 (Strangers in the Night)

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