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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1980

1979 <-1980-> 1981


  

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(Just Like) Starting Over
1.
11/1980
361

✫1
US
17
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 49604]
written by John Lennon
2.
11/1980
358

✫1
US








9
rock
7
UK
[Epic 50953]
written by Kevin Cronin
Don't Stand So Close to Me
3.
09/1980
343

10
US








11
rock
✫1
UK
written by Sting
Coming Up
4.
04/1980
322

✫1
US
48
AC


64
dance




2
UK
[live]
[Columbia 11263+]
written by Paul McCartney
5.
05/1980
314

5
US
2
AC
6
country






✫1
UK
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
Morning Train (Nine to Five)
6.
07/1980
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC








3
UK
written by Florrie Palmer
7.
07/1980
291

2
US
✫1
AC








2
UK
[Warner 49565]
written by Sonny Curtis & Jerry Allison
8.
06/1980
272

8
US
2
AC








✫1
UK
[MCA 41285]
written by Jeff Lynne
Magic
9.
05/1980
245

✫1
US
✫1
AC








32
UK
[MCA 41247]
written by John Farrar
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
10.
05/1980
244

✫1
US
45
AC


82
dance




14
UK
[Columbia 11276]
written by Billy Joel
Kiss on My List
11.
11/1980
243

✫1
US
16
AC






54
rock
33
UK
written by Janna Allen & Daryl Hall
All Out of Love
12.
06/1980
234

2
US
5
AC








11
UK
[Arista 0520]
written by Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock
Emotional Rescue
13.
07/1980
216

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
Antmusic
14.
12/1980
206







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
Sailing
15.
06/1980
200

✫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
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
16.
10/1980
190

10
US










5
UK
written by Sting
Little Jeannie
17.
05/1980
188

3
US
✫1
AC








33
UK
[MCA 41236 A]
written by Elton John & Gary Osborne
18.
11/1980
182

5
US




14
dance
65
R&B


17
UK
Ride Like the Wind
19.
02/1980
176

2
US
24
AC








69
UK
featuring Michael McDonald
[Warner 49184]
written by Christopher Cross
Atomic
20.
02/1980
169

39
US










✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 2410]
written by Jimmy Destri & Debbie Harry
The Wanderer
21.
09/1980
165

3
US






13
R&B


48
UK
[Geffen 49563]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
22.
10/1980
161







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
23.
01/1980
159

6
US
4
AC








31
UK
[Infinity 50051 (u)]
written by Rupert Holmes
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
24.
06/1980
159











4
rock
47
UK
25.
02/1980
156

3
US
✫1
AC










[Arista 0479 A]
written by Graham Russell
26.
08/1980
154

101
US




21
dance




✫1
UK
charted as Ashes to Ashes/Fashion in US dance charts
[RCA 12078]
written by David Bowie
27.
01/1980
148

4
US
9
AC




49
R&B




[RSO 1019]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
Geno
28.
03/1980
148













✫1
UK
Hungry Heart
29.
11/1980
144

5
US










44
UK
[Columbia 11391]
written by Bruce Springsteen
30.
08/1980
143

6
US
7
AC


63
dance




58
UK
[Warner 49511]
written by Paul Simon
Start!
31.
08/1980
142







75
dance




✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
32.
10/1980
142

5
US
2
AC










[Arista 0564]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
33.
05/1980
141

5
US
8
AC










[Capitol 4863]
written by Bob Seger
34.
09/1980
137

5
US
10
AC


70
dance
40
R&B




[Warner 49503]
written by Michael McDonald & Patrick Henderson
Fire Lake
35.
02/1980
131

6
US
31
AC








98
UK
as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 4836]
written by Bob Seger
Turning Japanese
36.
02/1980
130

36
US




34
dance




3
UK
[United Artists 1364]
written by David Fenton
Crazy Train
37.
09/1980
125

106
US








9
rock
49
UK
as Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz
[Jet 02079]
written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads & Bob Daisley
38.
02/1980
124

8
US
3
AC










[Asylum 46608]
written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey & Don Henley
39.
07/1980
123

7
US












[from the movie Caddyshack]
[Columbia 11317]
written by Kenny Loggins
40.
05/1980
121

10
US
✫1
AC










[Casablanca 2266]
written by George Greer, Jeff Wilson & Steve Woodard
Modern Girl
41.
04/1980
120

18
US
13
AC








8
UK
Let My Love Open the Door
42.
06/1980
119

9
US










46
UK
[Atco 7217]
written by Pete Townshend
43.
12/1980
118

9
US
8
AC










written by Dan Fogelberg
All Over the World
44.
08/1980
115

13
US
46
AC








11
UK
[MCA 41289]
written by Jeff Lynne
45.
04/1980
114

8
US
25
AC










[Elektra 46624 (Asylum)]
written by Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein (as Bobby Weinstein) & Bobby Hart
Games without Frontiers
46.
02/1980
108

48
US










4
UK
[Mercury 76063]
written by Peter Gabriel
47.
02/1980
103

10
US












[Elektra 46602 (Asylum)]
written by Billy Steinberg
48.
10/1980
103

20
US
4
AC








15
UK
written by John Farrar
49.
11/1980
101













3
UK
50.
11/1980
99

70
US




21
dance




5
UK
charted as Ashes to Ashes/Fashion in US dance charts
[RCA 12134]
written by David Bowie
51.
03/1980
96

7
US
48
AC










[Columbia 11231]
written by Billy Joel
52.
01/1980
92













4
UK
[Columbia 11248]
written by Bob Geldof
53.
05/1980
92

80
US




45
dance




5
UK
charted as Flesh + Blood / Over You / 8 Miles High in US dance charts
[Atco 7301]
written by Bryan Ferry & Phil Manzanera
54.
12/1980
92

31
US








15
rock


#1 hit for Vaughn Monroe in 1949
written by Stan Jones
Hit Me with Your Best Shot
55.
10/1980
91

9
US












[Chrysalis 2464]
written by Eddie Schwartz
Ah! Leah!
56.
12/1980
91

29
US








19
rock


written by Mark Avsec & Donnie Iris (as Dominic Ierace)
I'm Alive
57.
05/1980
87

16
US
48
AC








20
UK
[MCA 41246]
written by Jeff Lynne
58.
11/1980
87

8
US
43
AC










[live]
[Epic 19-50950]
written by George Davis & Lee Diamond
To Cut a Long Story Short
59.
11/1980
86







28
dance




5
UK
[Chrysalis 2473]
written by Gary Kemp
60.
08/1980
85

102
US










5
UK
[Atco 7310]
written by Bryan Ferry
Hey Nineteen
61.
11/1980
85

10
US
11
AC




68
R&B




[MCA 51036]
written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
62.
02/1980
85

110
US










5
UK
[Polydor 2060]
written by Ritchie Blackmore & Roger Glover
We Are Glass
63.
05/1980
83













5
UK
written by Gary Numan
Babooshka
64.
07/1980
83













5
UK
written by Kate Bush
65.
08/1980
80

14
US




8
dance






charted as Whip It / Gates of Steel / Freedom of Choice in US dance charts
[Warner 49550]
written by Mark Mothersbaugh & Gerald Casale
66.
10/1980
80

15
US
✫1
AC










[Warner 49580]
written by Christopher Cross
I Die: You Die
67.
08/1980
79

102
US










6
UK
[Atco 7308]
written by Gary Numan
68.
08/1980
79

11
US
8
AC










[Warner 49518]
written by Carly Simon & Mike Mainieri
So Lonely
69.
02/1980
77













6
UK
written by Sting
Misunderstanding
70.
05/1980
74

14
US
32
AC








42
UK
[Atlantic 3662]
written by Phil Collins
Turn It On Again
71.
03/1980
73

58
US










8
UK
[Atlantic 3751]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
72.
03/1980
70

12
US
8
AC










written by Barry Gibb
73.
07/1980
70













7
UK
Flash
74.
12/1980
70

42
US










10
UK
written by Brian May
In America
75.
05/1980
70

11
US


13
country








written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
Without Your Love
76.
09/1980
69

20
US
4
AC








55
UK
[Polydor 2121]
written by Billy Nicholls
Don't Ask Me Why
77.
08/1980
67

19
US
✫1
AC










[Columbia 11331]
written by Billy Joel
78.
07/1980
64

14
US
17
AC










[Capitol 4904]
written by Bob Seger
I Got You
79.
08/1980
64

53
US




82
dance




12
UK
[A&M 2252]
written by Neil Finn
Enola Gay
80.
10/1980
63







34
dance




8
UK
written by Andy McCluskey
Waterfalls
81.
06/1980
62

106
US










9
UK
[Columbia 11335]
written by Paul McCartney
She's So Cold
82.
09/1980
62

26
US




9
dance




33
UK
charted as Emotional Rescue / Dance / She's So Cold is US dance charts
[Rolling Stones 21001]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
83.
04/1980
61













8
UK
written by Chrissie Hynde
Fade to Grey
84.
12/1980
61













8
UK
written by Billy Currie, Chris Payne (as Christopher Payne) & Midge Ure
85.
01/1980
61













8
UK
86.
11/1980
61







79
dance




9
UK
charted as Rock This Town/Runaway Boys in US dance charts
written by Brian Setzer & Slim Jim Phantom
Games People Play
87.
12/1980
60

16
US












[Arista 0573]
written by Alan Parsons & Eric Woolfson
88.
04/1980
60













9
UK
The Spirit of Radio
89.
02/1980
59

51
US










13
UK
[Mercury 76044]
written by Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee & Neil Peart
Fool for Your Loving
90.
04/1980
59

53
US










13
UK
[Mirage 3672]
written by David Coverdale, Micky Moody & Bernie Marsden
91.
01/1980
57

15
US












92.
09/1980

Dreamer by Supertramp

from Paris   Paris
57

15
US












[live]
[A&M 2269]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
93.
09/1980
55

104
US








28
rock
32
UK
charted as Generals and Majors / Don't Lose Your Temper in UK charts
[RSO/Virgin 300]
written by Colin Moulding
Echo Beach
94.
03/1980
55







37
dance




10
UK
charted as Echo Beach / Paint by Number Heart in US dance charts
written by Mark Gane
Skateaway
95.
12/1980
54

58
US








31
rock
37
UK
written by Mark Knopfler
Wednesday Week
96.
07/1980
54













11
UK
written by John O'Neill
Killer on the Loose
97.
09/1980
53













10
UK
[Warner 49643]
written by Phil Lynott
Boulevard
98.
07/1980
52

19
US












[Elektra 47003 (Asylum)]
written by Jackson Browne
99.
12/1980
50

21
US
17
AC
55
country








[live]
written by Steve Young
100.
05/1980
49

18
US












[Atlantic 3666]
written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis & Muff Winwood

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