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Top Songs of 1980

1979 <-1980-> 1981
    

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1.
11/1980
441

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Rapture / The Tide Is High in US dance charts
[Chrysalis 2465]
written by Howard Barrett, Tyrone Evans & John Holt
2.
07/1980
430

✫1
US
18
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers; charted as Upside Down / I'm Coming Out in US dance charts
[Motown 1494]
written by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
3.
09/1980
422

✫1
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[Columbia 11364]
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
4.
03/1980
419

✫1
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
charted as Funkytown / All Night Dancing in US dance charts
[Casablanca 2233]
written by Steven Greenberg
5.
11/1980
402

✫1
US
17
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 49604]
written by John Lennon
6.
02/1980
396

✫1
US










✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #283]
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Chrysalis 2414]
written by Debbie Harry & Giorgio Moroder
7.
04/1980
372

✫1
US
48
AC


64
dance




2
UK
[live]
[Columbia 11263]
written by Paul McCartney
8.
07/1980
369

✫1
US
✫1
AC








3
UK
[EMI America 8071]
written by Florrie Palmer
9.
07/1980
366

2
US
✫1
AC








2
UK
[Warner 49565]
written by Sonny Curtis & Jerry Allison
10.
10/1980
358

✫1
US
34
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
charted as Celebration / Take It to the Top in US dance charts
[De-Lite 807]
written by Donna Johnson, Claydes Charles Smith, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), George Brown (as George Melvin Brown), Dennis Ronald Thomas, Eumir Deodato, Robert Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & The Gang
11.
06/1980
357

4
US




✫1
dance




✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1980]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1980]
charted as Fame (Irene Cara) / Red Light (Linda Clifford) / Hot Lunch Jam (Irene Cara) in US dance charts
[RSO 1034]
written by Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford
12.
05/1980
354

5
US
2
AC
6
country






✫1
UK
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
13.
08/1980
348

✫1
US




2
dance
2
R&B


7
UK
[Elektra 47031]
written by John Deacon
14.
09/1980
330

5
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Tamla 54317]
written by Stevie Wonder
15.
10/1980
323

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


42
R&B


12
UK
produced by Lionel Richie
[Liberty 1380]
written by Lionel Richie
16.
08/1980
313

8
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[Atlantic 3776 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
17.
11/1980
311

✫1
US








9
rock
7
UK
[Epic 50953]
written by Kevin Cronin
18.
06/1980
311

8
US
2
AC








✫1
UK
[MCA 41285]
written by Jeff Lynne
19.
05/1980
308

4
US
3
AC


50
dance
5
R&B


4
UK
[Atlantic 3664]
written by Sam Cooke & Michael Zager
20.
06/1980
292

4
US
26
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
[Warner 49505]
written by Rod Temperton
21.
08/1980
288

6
US
5
AC


5
dance
12
R&B


4
UK
charted as Sweet Sensation / Never Knew Love Like This Before in US dance charts
[20th Century 2460]
written by James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
22.
09/1980
284

10
US








11
rock
✫1
UK
written by Sting
23.
02/1980
274

5
US
6
AC




67
R&B


4
UK
[Capitol 4831]
written by Robert Mather, Keith Stegall & Chris Waters
24.
01/1980
271

19
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
charted as And the Beat Goes On / Can You Do the Boogie / Out the Box in US dance charts
[Solar 11894]
written by Leon Sylvers III, Stephen Shockley & William Shelby
25.
11/1980
268

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country
77
dance




47
UK
charted as 9 to 5 / The House of the Rising Sun in US dance charts
[RCA 12133]
written by Dolly Parton
26.
02/1980
267

7
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


6
UK
[A&M 2216]
written by Louis Johnson, George Johnson (as George "Happy" Johnson), Valerie Johnson & Rod Temperton
27.
05/1980
267

✫1
US
45
AC


82
dance




14
UK
[Columbia 11276]
written by Billy Joel
28.
06/1980
263

2
US
5
AC








11
UK
[Arista 0520]
written by Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock
29.
05/1980
256

✫1
US
✫1
AC








32
UK
[MCA 41247]
written by John Farrar
30.
11/1980
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








[Elektra 47066]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
31.
11/1980
247

2
US
3
AC








17
UK
[Capitol 4939]
written by Gilbert Bécaud & Neil Diamond
32.
11/1980
245

45
US
14
AC


✫1
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Lay All Your Love on Me / Super Trouper / On and On and On in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3806 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
33.
07/1980
242

3
US




9
dance




9
UK
charted as Emotional Rescue / Dance / She's So Cold is US dance charts
[Rolling Stones 20001]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
34.
04/1980
239

10
US
4
AC




43
R&B


3
UK
[Epic 50871]
written by Tom Bahler
35.
11/1980
237

✫1
US
16
AC






54
rock
33
UK
[RCA 12142]
written by Janna Allen & Daryl Hall
36.
08/1980
234

5
US




✫1
dance
6
R&B


13
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers; charted as Upside Down / I'm Coming Out in US dance charts
[Motown 1491]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
37.
06/1980
227

✫1
US
10
AC








48
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1981]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1981]
[Warner 49507]
written by Christopher Cross
38.
03/1980
226

9
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B


8
UK
charted as Let's Get Serious / Burnin' Hot in US dance charts
[Motown 1469]
written by Lee Garrett & Stevie Wonder
39.
04/1980
216

3
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


51
UK
[Tabu 5522]
written by Sigidi Abdullah & Harold Clayton
40.
02/1980
212

39
US










✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 2410]
written by Jimmy Destri & Debbie Harry
41.
06/1980
207







6
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Hang Together / Don't Tell Me, Tell Her / Use It Up and Wear It Out in US dance charts
[RCA 11962]
written by L. Russell Brown & Sandy Linzer
42.
08/1980
202







10
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Feels Like I'm in Love / Loving Just for Fun in US dance charts
written by Ray Dorset
43.
08/1980
201

101
US




21
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Ashes to Ashes/Fashion in US dance charts
[RCA 12078]
written by David Bowie
44.
05/1980
200

3
US
✫1
AC








33
UK
[MCA 41236]
written by Elton John & Gary Osborne
45.
10/1980
200

10
US










5
UK
written by Sting
46.
01/1980
196

5
US
11
AC




3
R&B


23
UK
[De-Lite 802]
written by George Brown & Kool & The Gang
47.
08/1980
193







75
dance




✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
48.
12/1980
192













✫1
UK
[R: John Lennon death]
written by John Lennon
49.
05/1980
192













✫1
UK
50.
03/1980
192













✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
51.
05/1980
192













✫1
UK
[1980 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
[Columbia 11301]
written by Shay Healy
52.
11/1980
192













✫1
UK
written by Gordon Lorenz
53.
01/1980
192













✫1
UK
54.
03/1980
192













✫1
UK
55.
02/1980
191













✫1
UK
written by Ken Leray
56.
02/1980
190

2
US
24
AC








69
UK
featuring Michael McDonald
[Warner 49184]
written by Christopher Cross
57.
11/1980
189

5
US




14
dance
65
R&B


17
UK
58.
11/1980
189

3
US
5
AC








34
UK
[Columbia 11390]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
59.
03/1980
184

10
US
32
AC




29
R&B


7
UK
co-produced by Robin Gibb
[RSO 1021]
written by Robin Gibb & Blue Weaver
60.
12/1980
181







19
dance


14
rock
2
UK
charted as Dog Eat Dog / Antmusic / Kings of the Wild Frontier in US dance charts
written by Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni
61.
11/1980
181

19
US




26
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
[Mercury 76085]
written by Jonah Ellis, Alisa Peoples & Lonnie Simmons
62.
01/1980
181

5
US
26
AC


8
dance
9
R&B


32
UK
[Casablanca 2236]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
63.
05/1980
180

56
US




6
dance
8
R&B


3
UK
as Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway
charted as Back Together Again / Don't Make Me Wait Too Long in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3661]
written by Reggie Lucas & James Mtume
64.
03/1980
178

4
US
2
AC
3
country








[United Artists 1345]
written by Kim Carnes & Dave Ellingson
65.
05/1980
178

18
US
22
AC








5
UK
[Asylum 47055]
written by James Warren
66.
08/1980
176

10
US
21
AC








8
UK
[EMI America 8057]
written by Alan Tarney & Leo Sayer
67.
03/1980
176

3
US
✫1
AC










[Atlantic 3656]
written by Amanda McBroom
68.
12/1980
175

11
US
20
AC




4
R&B


10
UK
[Tamla 54320]
written by Stevie Wonder
69.
02/1980
174

3
US
✫1
AC










[Arista 0479 A]
written by Graham Russell
70.
09/1980
172

3
US






13
R&B


48
UK
[Geffen 49563]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
71.
07/1980
172

3
US
13
AC


26
dance
10
R&B




charted as He's So Shy / Could I Be Dreaming / We Got the Power in US dance charts
[Planet 47916]
written by Tom Snow & Cynthia Weil
72.
04/1980
171

3
US
3
AC




35
R&B




[Warner 49225]
written by David Pack
73.
02/1980
170







26
dance




2
UK
74.
06/1980
168

5
US
3
AC
✫1
country








[Elektra 46656]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
75.
03/1980
168

5
US
21
AC




4
R&B


45
UK
[Columbia 11222]
written by Leo Graham & Paul Richmond
76.
06/1980
166







✫1
dance




3
UK
charted as Dynamite! / Jump to the Beat in US dance charts
written by Narada Michael Walden & Lisa Walden
77.
02/1980
166

36
US




34
dance




3
UK
[United Artists 1364]
written by David Fenton
78.
10/1980
165













2
UK
79.
08/1980
165













2
UK
[Warner 49561]
written by Joe Sample & Will Jennings
80.
05/1980
165













2
UK
written by Mike Burns (as Mike L. Burns), Steve Glen & Donny Most
81.
12/1980
165













2
UK
as John Lennon, Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
[R: John Lennon death]
[Christmas]
written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
82.
09/1980
165













2
UK
83.
10/1980
165

9
US
9
AC




14
R&B


16
UK
[Motown 1496]
written by Carole Bayer Sager & Michael Masser
84.
01/1980
161

6
US
4
AC








31
UK
[Infinity 50051 (u)]
written by Rupert Holmes
85.
07/1980
159

5
US
10
AC
✫1
country








[Full Moon 47004]
written by Wanda Mallette, Bob Morrison & Patti Ryan
86.
02/1980
155

34
US










4
UK
[EMI America 8035]
written by Terry Britten & B. A. Robertson
87.
01/1980
153

4
US
9
AC




49
R&B




[RSO 1019]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
88.
09/1980
152

12
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B


29
UK
as The Jacksons
charted as Lovely One / Can You Feel It / Walk Right Now in US dance charts
[Epic 50938]
written by Michael Jackson & Randy Jackson [Jackson 5]
89.
04/1980
151

18
US
13
AC








8
UK
[EMI America 8080]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
90.
10/1980
149

5
US
2
AC










[Arista 0564]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
91.
12/1980
147

77
US




✫1
dance
30
R&B


6
UK
as The Jacksons
charted as Lovely One / Can You Feel It / Walk Right Now in US dance charts
[Epic 01032]
written by Jackie Jackson & Michael Jackson
92.
02/1980
146

48
US










4
UK
[Mercury 76063]
written by Peter Gabriel
93.
10/1980
146







19
dance


15
rock
4
UK
charted as Dog Eat Dog / Antmusic / Kings of the Wild Frontier in US dance charts
written by Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni
94.
08/1980
143

6
US
7
AC


63
dance




58
UK
[Warner 49511]
written by Paul Simon
95.
11/1980
143

5
US










44
UK
[Columbia 11391]
written by Bruce Springsteen
96.
08/1980
142

13
US
46
AC








11
UK
[MCA 41289]
written by Jeff Lynne
97.
09/1980
140

5
US
10
AC


70
dance
40
R&B




[Warner 49503]
written by Michael McDonald & Patrick Henderson
98.
02/1980
139













3
UK
[Polydor 2062]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black
99.
11/1980
139













3
UK
100.
09/1980
139













3
UK
written by Suggs (as Graham McPherson) & Chris Foreman

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