Top Songs of 1980


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
12
Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
2
67
Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime
3
254
Motörhead Ace of Spades
4
258
AC/DC Back in Black
5
318
David Bowie Ashes to Ashes
6
327
The Jam Going Underground
7
452
The Jam That's Entertainment
8
488
Bob Marley and The Wailers Redemption Song
9
489
Bruce Springsteen The River
10
507
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
11
595
Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia
12
662
The Cure A Forest
13
686
Joy Division Atmosphere
14
780
Blondie Call Me
15
868
Devo Whip It
16
995
Kurtis Blow The Breaks
17
1013
George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today
18
1038
ABBA The Winner Takes It All
19
1047
Blondie Rapture
20
1065
Queen Another One Bites the Dust
21
1078
Dexys Midnight Runners Geno
22
1091
U2 I Will Follow
23
1263
AC/DC Hells Bells
24
1389
Ultravox Vienna
25
1487
The Clash The Magnificent Seven
26
1550
Prince When You Were Mine
27
1574
The Beat Mirror in the Bathroom
28
1597
Funky Four Plus One That's the Joint
29
1603
Peter Gabriel Biko
30
1614
X Los Angeles
31
1645
The Fall Totally Wired
32
1659
Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
33
1779
John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
34
1794
Martha and The Muffins Echo Beach
35
1903
Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train
36
1983
Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')
37
2032
Diana Ross I'm Coming Out
38
2037
Talking Heads Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
39
2064
Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart
40
2082
The Jam Start!
41
2107
Split Enz I Got You
42
2110
Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet
43
2293
Rush The Spirit of Radio
44
2363
Visage Fade to Grey
45
2374
Kool & The Gang Celebration
46
2484
Go-Go's We Got the Beat
47
2542
Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier
48
2600
Blondie The Tide Is High
49
2613
David Bowie Fashion
50
2660
The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me
51
2750
Diana Ross Upside Down
52
2833
Bob Marley and The Wailers Could You Be Loved
53
2901
A Certain Ratio Shack Up
54
2922
Stray Cats Runaway Boys
55
3016
Trust Antisocial
56
3051
Judas Priest Breaking the Law
57
3112
Taxi Girl Cherchez le garçon
58
3116
Dolly Parton 9 to 5
59
3171
Joy Division Isolation
60
3186
The Vapors Turning Japanese
61
3266
Ramones Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio
62
3424
Madness Baggy Trousers
63
3499
Japan Nightporter
64
3667
The Jim Carroll Band People Who Died
65
3676
Dexys Midnight Runners There, There, My Dear
66
3776
The B-52's Private Idaho
67
3790
Iron Maiden Phantom of the Opera
68
3917
The Korgis Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
69
3928
Orange Juice Blue Boy
70
3939
SOS Band Take Your Time (Do It Right)
71
3999
Alain Bashung Vertige de l'amour
72
4069
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay
73
4080
George Benson Give Me the Night
74
4157
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Against the Wind
75
4188
Dire Straits Tunnel of Love
76
4189
The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue
77
4221
Steely Dan Hey Nineteen
78
4240
Bad Brains Pay to Cum
79
4256
The Undertones My Perfect Cousin
80
4320
Diamond Head Am I Evil?
81
4330
Orange Juice Falling and Laughing
82
4363
Steve Winwood While You See a Chance
83
4387
Siouxsie and The Banshees Happy House
84
4434
Young Marble Giants Final Day
85
4443
John Lennon Watching the Wheels
86
4551
Spandau Ballet To Cut a Long Story Short
87
4596
Adam and The Ants Antmusic
88
4656
The Teardrop Explodes Treason (It's Just a Story)
89
4674
Mission of Burma Academy Fight Song
90
4709
XTC Generals and Majors
91
4710
Kate Bush Babooshka
92
4757
Pretenders Precious
93
4939
Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
94
4941
Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers Just the Two of Us
95
4968
Bruce Springsteen Stolen Car
96
5025
Paul McCartney Coming Up
97
5051
Bow Wow Wow C30 C60 C90 Go!
98
5061
Pretenders Talk of the Town
99
5081
Alain Bashung Gaby Oh! Gaby
100
5137
Paul Simon Late in the Evening
101
5255
Daryl Hall & John Oates Kiss on My List
102
5308
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation
103
5314
Willie Nelson On the Road Again
104
5376
The Clash Bankrobber
105
5512
Pete Townshend Let My Love Open the Door
106
5556
Tom Waits Jersey Girl
107
5593
Kate Bush Breathing
108
5647
REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You
109
5726
Talking Heads Crosseyed and Painless
110
5799
Devo Girl U Want
111
5808
The Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
112
5854
The Psychedelic Furs Sister Europe
113
5856
Kate Bush Army Dreamers
114
5947
Killing Joke Requiem
115
6060
Journey Any Way You Want It
116
6100
Prince Dirty Mind
117
6182
The Brothers Johnson Stomp
118
6238
Bruce Springsteen Point Blank
119
6282
Madness Embarrassment
120
6293
Pat Benatar Hit Me with Your Best Shot
121
6295
Adam and The Ants Dog Eat Dog
122
6366
The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
123
6377
Joy Division Heart and Soul
124
6467
Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
125
6475
Robert Palmer Johnny and Mary
126
6606
Barbra Streisand Woman in Love
127
6631
Tom Browne Funkin' For Jamaica
128
6634
Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away
129
6668
Gen X Dancing with Myself
130
6715
Change The Glow of Love
131
6850
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
132
7042
Nacha Pop La Chica de ayer
133
7069
John Lennon Woman
134
7129
Fehlfarben Paul ist tot
135
7177
Van Halen Everybody Wants Some!!
136
7235
X Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
137
7303
Elvis Costello and The Attractions New Amsterdam
138
7306
The Gap Band Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
139
7378
James Brown Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
140
7400
Rough Trade Highschool Confidential
141
7421
Coati Mundi Me No Pop I
142
7503
Irene Cara Fame
143
7542
Frank Sinatra (Theme from) New York, New York
144
7620
Zapp More Bounce to the Ounce
145
7656
Grace Jones Private Life
146
7692
Siouxsie and The Banshees Christine
147
7709
Josef K It's Kinda Funny
148
7722
Bauhaus Dark Entries
149
7748
AC/DC Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
150
7758
Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face
151
7833
AC/DC Shoot to Thrill
152
7874
Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids
153
7880
The Jacksons Can You Feel It
154
7881
Franco Battiato Prospettiva Nevski
155
7911
Daryl Hall & John Oates You Make My Dreams
156
7966
The J. Geils Band Love Stinks
157
7994
Teddy Pendergrass Love T.K.O.
158
8000
Killing Joke Wardance
159
8006
38 Special Hold On Loosely
160
8161
Barbra Streisand with Barry Gibb Guilty
161
8175
Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out
162
8184
The Police Voices Inside My Head
163
8367
Jimmy Spicer Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap)
164
8420
The Jacksons Heartbreak Hotel
165
8438
The Cramps TV Set
166
8459
The dB's Black and White
167
8462
The Soft Boys Queen of Eyes
168
8482
Treacherous Three The Body Rock
169
8504
Joy Division Decades
170
8583
Roxy Music Oh Yeah
171
8720
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
172
8722
Squeeze Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
173
8749
Alan Vega Jukebox Babe
174
8808
Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley
175
8866
Robert Palmer Looking for Clues
176
8880
UB40 Food for Thought
177
8923
Genesis Turn It On Again
178
9026
Joy Division Dead Souls
179
9120
Elli & Jacno Main dans la main
180
9126
Francis Cabrel L'encre de tes yeux
181
9151
The Cramps Drug Train
182
9169
The Specials Stereotype
183
9291
Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps
184
9307
Killing Joke The Wait
185
9378
Queen Save Me
186
9561
The Ruts West One (Shine on Me)
187
9597
Tom Waits Ruby's Arms
188
9713
Black Sabbath Neon Knights
189
9801
Paul McCartney Temporary Secretary
190
9832
The Beat Stand Down Margaret
191
9858
Téléphone Argent trop cher
192
9865
Change A Lover's Holiday
193
9867
Lakeside Fantastic Voyage
194
9872
Pylon Cool
195
9883
Eddy Mitchell Couleur menthe à l'eau

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Queen Flash
A Certain Ratio Flight
Bruce Springsteen Independence Day
Franco Battiato Up patriots to arms
Neil Diamond America
The Specials Do Nothing
Judas Priest Living After Midnight
Spoonie Gee & Treacherous Three The New Rap Language
The Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder
Bruce Springsteen The Ties That Bind
David Bowie Teenage Wildlife
The Kings Switchin' to Glide
The Beat Twist and Crawl
Echo and the Bunnymen Rescue
Loleatta Holloway Love Sensation
The Cure Play for Today
Joaquín Sabina Calle melancolía
Van Halen And the Cradle Will Rock
U2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Lio Amoureux solitaires
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine
Sparks When I'm with You
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Riot Act
Giorgio Gaber Io se fossi Dio
Bruce Springsteen Drive All Night
Roxy Music Over You
XTC Towers of London
Ultravox All Stood Still
Elvis Costello High Fidelity
Wah! Heat Better Scream
Michel Berger Quelques mots d'amour
UB40 King
Paraíso Para ti
Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu
The Feelies Loveless Love
Olivia Newton-John Magic
The Cramps Garbageman
Tequila Dime que me quieres
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
The Pointer Sisters He's So Shy
Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
Grace Jones Warm Leatherette
Iron Maiden Running Free
Diane Tell Si J'étais un homme
The B-52's Give Me Back My Man
Yello Bostich
The Fall English Scheme
The Comsat Angels Independence Day
Magazine A Song from Under the Floorboards
Orange Juice Simply Thrilled Honey
The Dicks The Dicks Hate the Police
ABBA Super Trouper
The Fall How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
Joy Division Atrocity Exhibition
REO Speedwagon Take It On the Run
Whitesnake Fool for Your Loving
Young Marble Giants Searching for Mr. Right
The Beat Hands Off...She's Mine
Jona Lewie Stop the Cavalry
Rush Freewill
Donna Summer The Wanderer
Saxon 747 (Strangers in the Night)
Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday
Killing Joke Change
AC/DC Have a Drink on Me
Glenn Branca Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar
Kano I'm Ready
Robert Wyatt At Last I Am Free
Angel Witch Angel Witch
The Kings This Beat Goes On
Scorpions The Zoo
The Manhattans Shining Star
Johnny Lee Lookin' for Love
George Jones If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)
Michel Berger La groupie du pianiste
Grace Jones Love Is the Drug
Ultravox Sleepwalk
Ted Nugent Wango Tango
Siouxsie and The Banshees Israel
Talking Heads Houses in Motion
David Bowie Up the Hill Backwards
Echo and the Bunnymen Villiers Terrace
Billy Joel It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop the Music
Motörhead (We Are) The Road Crew
Aswad Warrior Charge
Willie Nelson Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five Freedom
John Lee Hooker This Is Hip
The Clash Police on My Back
The Soft Boys I Wanna Destroy You
Michigan & Smiley Diseases
Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 1
Sugar Minott Good Thing Going
Liliput Split
Dire Straits Skateaway
U2 Out of Control
Prince Uptown
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Clubland
Eagles Seven Bridges Road
Roxy Music Same Old Scene
Jean Guidoni Je marche dans les villes
The Blues Brothers feat. Ray Charles Shake a Tail Feather
The Specials Rat Race
The Psychedelic Furs India
Tanya Winley Vicious Rap
Renaud Marche à l'ombre
The Police Canary in a Coalmine
Francis Cabrel La Dame de Haute Savoie
Benny Mardones Into the Night
France Gall Il jouait du piano debout
Bernard Lavilliers Stand the Ghetto
Au Pairs It's Obvious
Orchestra Baobab Mouhamadou Bamba
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Tanz mit Mir
Ozzy Osbourne Suicide Solution
John Cooper Clarke Beasley Street
Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Monster Jam
Brother "D" with Collective Effort How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise?
Stacy Lattisaw Jump to the Beat
Roky Erickson & The Aliens Don't Shake Me Lucifer
Cristina Is That All There Is?
The Undertones Wednesday Week
The Teardrop Explodes When I Dream
John Williams / The London Symphony Orchestra The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
Jimmy Ruffin Hold On to My Love
Genesis Misunderstanding
X Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not
Black Uhuru Stalk of Sinsemilla / Sinsemilla
Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three Love Rap
The Ruts Staring at the Rude Boys
Squeeze Another Nail in My Heart
The Alan Parsons Project The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part One)
Wah! Heat Seven Minutes to Midnight