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Top Songs of 1980

1979 <-1980-> 1981
    

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1.
07/1980
384

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US
18
AC


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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
2.
09/1980
373

✫1
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[Columbia 11364]
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
3.
03/1980
371

✫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
4.
11/1980
369

✫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
5.
02/1980
368

✫1
US










✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #283]
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Chrysalis 2414]
written by Debbie Harry & Giorgio Moroder
6.
11/1980
362

✫1
US
17
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 49604]
written by John Lennon
7.
10/1980
333

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


42
R&B


12
UK
produced by Lionel Richie
[Liberty 1380]
written by Lionel Richie
8.
10/1980
330

✫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
9.
08/1980
329

✫1
US




2
dance
2
R&B


7
UK
[Elektra 47031]
written by John Deacon
10.
04/1980
326

✫1
US
48
AC


64
dance




2
UK
[live]
[Columbia 11263]
written by Paul McCartney
11.
07/1980
317

✫1
US
✫1
AC








3
UK
[EMI America 8071]
written by Florrie Palmer
12.
05/1980
303

5
US
2
AC
6
country






✫1
UK
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
13.
07/1980
287

2
US
✫1
AC








2
UK
[Warner 49565]
written by Sonny Curtis & Jerry Allison
14.
06/1980
286

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
15.
09/1980
279

5
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Tamla 54317]
written by Stevie Wonder
16.
11/1980
279

✫1
US








9
rock
7
UK
[Epic 50953]
written by Kevin Cronin
17.
11/1980
274

✫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
18.
05/1980
274

✫1
US
✫1
AC








32
UK
[MCA 41247]
written by John Farrar
19.
11/1980
268

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








[Elektra 47066]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
20.
05/1980
265

4
US
3
AC


50
dance
5
R&B


4
UK
[Atlantic 3664]
written by Sam Cooke & Michael Zager
21.
06/1980
262

4
US
26
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
[Warner 49505]
written by Rod Temperton
22.
05/1980
260

✫1
US
45
AC


82
dance




14
UK
[Columbia 11276]
written by Billy Joel
23.
06/1980
258

8
US
2
AC








✫1
UK
[MCA 41285]
written by Jeff Lynne
24.
09/1980
254

10
US








11
rock
✫1
UK
written by Sting
25.
11/1980
254

✫1
US
16
AC






54
rock
33
UK
[RCA 12142]
written by Janna Allen & Daryl Hall
26.
08/1980
245

8
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[Atlantic 3776 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
27.
06/1980
244

2
US
5
AC








11
UK
[Arista 0520]
written by Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock
28.
02/1980
240

5
US
6
AC




67
R&B


4
UK
[Capitol 4831]
written by Robert Mather, Keith Stegall & Chris Waters
29.
02/1980
240

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
30.
11/1980
235

2
US
3
AC








17
UK
[Capitol 4939]
written by Gilbert Bécaud & Neil Diamond
31.
08/1980
235

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
32.
08/1980
226

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
33.
07/1980
226

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.
06/1980
224

✫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
35.
04/1980
221

3
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


51
UK
[Tabu 5522]
written by Sigidi Abdullah & Harold Clayton
36.
05/1980
206

3
US
✫1
AC








33
UK
[MCA 41236]
written by Elton John & Gary Osborne
37.
02/1980
199

2
US
24
AC








69
UK
featuring Michael McDonald
[Warner 49184]
written by Christopher Cross
38.
01/1980
198

5
US
11
AC




3
R&B


23
UK
[De-Lite 802]
written by George Brown & Kool & The Gang
39.
11/1980
198

3
US
5
AC








34
UK
[Columbia 11390]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
40.
11/1980
195

5
US




14
dance
65
R&B


17
UK
41.
03/1980
194

3
US
✫1
AC










[Atlantic 3656]
written by Amanda McBroom
42.
06/1980
193

5
US
3
AC
✫1
country








[Elektra 46656]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
43.
03/1980
192

4
US
2
AC
3
country








[United Artists 1345]
written by Kim Carnes & Dave Ellingson
44.
01/1980
190

5
US
26
AC


8
dance
9
R&B


32
UK
[Casablanca 2236]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
45.
01/1980
190

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
46.
03/1980
189

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
47.
10/1980
188

10
US










5
UK
written by Sting
48.
03/1980
186

5
US
21
AC




4
R&B


45
UK
[Columbia 11222]
written by Leo Graham & Paul Richmond
49.
09/1980
186

3
US






13
R&B


48
UK
[Geffen 49563]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
50.
04/1980
184

3
US
3
AC




35
R&B




[Warner 49225]
written by David Pack
51.
07/1980
183

5
US
10
AC
✫1
country








[Full Moon 47004]
written by Wanda Mallette, Bob Morrison & Patti Ryan
52.
04/1980
178

10
US
4
AC




43
R&B


3
UK
[Epic 50871]
written by Tom Bahler
53.
01/1980
176

6
US
4
AC








31
UK
[Infinity 50051 (u)]
written by Rupert Holmes
54.
08/1980
176

10
US
21
AC








8
UK
[EMI America 8057]
written by Alan Tarney & Leo Sayer
55.
02/1980
175

3
US
✫1
AC










[Arista 0479 A]
written by Graham Russell
56.
10/1980
175

9
US
9
AC




14
R&B


16
UK
[Motown 1496]
written by Carole Bayer Sager & Michael Masser
57.
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
58.
01/1980
171

4
US
9
AC




49
R&B




[RSO 1019]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
59.
11/1980
164

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
60.
05/1980
162

5
US
8
AC










[Capitol 4863]
written by Bob Seger
61.
11/1980
162

5
US










44
UK
[Columbia 11391]
written by Bruce Springsteen
62.
08/1980
162

6
US
7
AC


63
dance




58
UK
[Warner 49511]
written by Paul Simon
63.
10/1980
159

5
US
2
AC










[Arista 0564]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
64.
09/1980
157

5
US
10
AC


70
dance
40
R&B




[Warner 49503]
written by Michael McDonald & Patrick Henderson
65.
05/1980
151

9
US
37
AC




✫1
R&B




[Warner 49221]
written by Sam Dees
66.
02/1980
150

6
US
31
AC








98
UK
as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 4836]
written by Bob Seger
67.
04/1980
148

6
US
5
AC




85
R&B




[Elektra 46621]
written by Robbie Dupree (as Robert Dupuis) & Rick Chudacoff
68.
11/1980
144

10
US
4
AC








37
UK
69.
02/1980
142

8
US
3
AC










[Asylum 46608]
written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey & Don Henley
70.
07/1980
141

7
US












[from the movie Caddyshack]
[Columbia 11317]
written by Kenny Loggins
71.
03/1980
141

10
US
32
AC




29
R&B


7
UK
co-produced by Robin Gibb
[RSO 1021]
written by Robin Gibb & Blue Weaver
72.
05/1980
139

10
US
✫1
AC










[Casablanca 2266]
written by George Greer, Jeff Wilson & Steve Woodard
73.
02/1980
139

39
US










✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 2410]
written by Jimmy Destri & Debbie Harry
74.
12/1980
139

11
US
20
AC




4
R&B


10
UK
[Tamla 54320]
written by Stevie Wonder
75.
11/1980
137

19
US




26
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
[Mercury 76085]
written by Jonah Ellis, Alisa Peoples & Lonnie Simmons
76.
05/1980
137

10
US
6
AC










[EMI America 8045]
written by Smokey Robinson
77.
12/1980
136

9
US
8
AC










[Full Moon 50961]
written by Dan Fogelberg
78.
06/1980
134

9
US










46
UK
[Atco 7217]
written by Pete Townshend
79.
12/1980
134

8
US
35
AC










[MSS/Capitol 4948]
written by Jerry Williams
80.
05/1980
133

8
US
38
AC










[EMI America 8043]
written by Rocky Burnette & Ron Coleman
81.
04/1980
131

8
US
25
AC










[Asylum 46624]
written by Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein (as Bobby Weinstein) & Bobby Hart
82.
05/1980
129

18
US
22
AC








5
UK
[Asylum 47055]
written by James Warren
83.
09/1980
128

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]
84.
06/1980
127







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
85.
12/1980
126













✫1
UK
[R: John Lennon death]
written by John Lennon
86.
08/1980
124







10
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Feels Like I'm in Love / Loving Just for Fun in US dance charts
written by Ray Dorset
87.
08/1980
123

101
US




21
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Ashes to Ashes/Fashion in US dance charts
[RCA 12078]
written by David Bowie
88.
05/1980
121













✫1
UK
89.
03/1980
121













✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
90.
02/1980
119

10
US












[Elektra 46602 (Asylum)]
written by Billy Steinberg
91.
05/1980
116













✫1
UK
[1980 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
[Columbia 11301]
written by Shay Healy
92.
11/1980
116













✫1
UK
written by Gordon Lorenz
93.
01/1980
116













✫1
UK
94.
03/1980
116













✫1
UK
95.
05/1980
114

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
96.
04/1980
114

18
US
13
AC








8
UK
[EMI America 8080]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
97.
02/1980
112

36
US




34
dance




3
UK
[United Artists 1364]
written by David Fenton
98.
08/1980
111







75
dance




✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
99.
08/1980
111

13
US
46
AC








11
UK
[MCA 41289]
written by Jeff Lynne
100.
02/1980
111













✫1
UK
written by Ken Leray

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