Top Songs of 1980


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
12
Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
2
65
Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime
3
247
Motörhead Ace of Spades
4
257
AC/DC Back in Black
5
313
David Bowie Ashes to Ashes
6
324
The Jam Going Underground
7
445
The Jam That's Entertainment
8
477
Bob Marley and The Wailers Redemption Song
9
482
Bruce Springsteen The River
10
499
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
11
582
Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia
12
657
The Cure A Forest
13
681
Joy Division Atmosphere
14
772
Blondie Call Me
15
864
Devo Whip It
16
946
Kurtis Blow The Breaks
17
1001
George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today
18
1021
ABBA The Winner Takes It All
19
1035
Blondie Rapture
20
1060
Queen Another One Bites the Dust
21
1064
Dexys Midnight Runners Geno
22
1079
U2 I Will Follow
23
1250
AC/DC Hells Bells
24
1360
Ultravox Vienna
25
1467
The Clash The Magnificent Seven
26
1535
Prince When You Were Mine
27
1561
The Beat Mirror in the Bathroom
28
1578
Peter Gabriel Biko
29
1580
Funky Four Plus One That's the Joint
30
1592
X Los Angeles
31
1624
The Fall Totally Wired
32
1639
Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
33
1759
John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
34
1769
Martha and The Muffins Echo Beach
35
1870
Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train
36
1963
Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')
37
1986
Talking Heads Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
38
2020
Diana Ross I'm Coming Out
39
2038
Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart
40
2051
The Jam Start!
41
2088
Split Enz I Got You
42
2094
Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet
43
2262
Rush The Spirit of Radio
44
2316
Visage Fade to Grey
45
2339
Kool & The Gang Celebration
46
2431
Go-Go's We Got the Beat
47
2503
Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier
48
2539
David Bowie Fashion
49
2562
Blondie The Tide Is High
50
2619
The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me
51
2719
Diana Ross Upside Down
52
2795
Bob Marley and The Wailers Could You Be Loved
53
2859
A Certain Ratio Shack Up
54
2880
Stray Cats Runaway Boys
55
2985
Trust Antisocial
56
3006
Judas Priest Breaking the Law
57
3076
Dolly Parton 9 to 5
58
3081
Taxi Girl Cherchez le garçon
59
3111
Joy Division Isolation
60
3145
The Vapors Turning Japanese
61
3206
Ramones Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio
62
3362
Madness Baggy Trousers
63
3447
Japan Nightporter
64
3582
Dexys Midnight Runners There There My Dear
65
3608
The Jim Carroll Band People Who Died
66
3705
The B-52's Private Idaho
67
3746
Iron Maiden Phantom of the Opera
68
3838
The Korgis Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
69
3842
Orange Juice Blue Boy
70
3865
SOS Band Take Your Time (Do It Right)
71
3953
Alain Bashung Vertige de l'amour
72
3996
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay
73
4025
George Benson Give Me the Night
74
4100
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Against the Wind
75
4130
Dire Straits Tunnel of Love
76
4154
The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue
77
4155
Steely Dan Hey Nineteen
78
4183
Bad Brains Pay to Cum
79
4192
The Undertones My Perfect Cousin
80
4236
Orange Juice Falling and Laughing
81
4279
Diamond Head Am I Evil?
82
4299
Siouxsie and The Banshees Happy House
83
4320
Steve Winwood While You See a Chance
84
4354
John Lennon Watching the Wheels
85
4363
Young Marble Giants Final Day
86
4500
Spandau Ballet To Cut a Long Story Short
87
4513
Adam and The Ants Antmusic
88
4590
The Teardrop Explodes Treason (It's Just a Story)
89
4595
Mission of Burma Academy Fight Song
90
4620
XTC Generals and Majors
91
4653
Kate Bush Babooshka
92
4658
Pretenders Precious
93
4832
Bruce Springsteen Stolen Car
94
4858
Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers Just the Two of Us
95
4865
Paul McCartney Coming Up
96
4895
Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
97
4952
Bow Wow Wow C30 C60 C90 Go!
98
4986
Pretenders Talk of the Town
99
5021
Alain Bashung Gaby Oh! Gaby
100
5050
Paul Simon Late in the Evening
101
5172
Daryl Hall & John Oates Kiss on My List
102
5213
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation
103
5223
Willie Nelson On the Road Again
104
5258
The Clash Bankrobber
105
5379
Pete Townshend Let My Love Open the Door
106
5468
Tom Waits Jersey Girl
107
5517
Kate Bush Breathing
108
5586
REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You
109
5628
Talking Heads Crosseyed and Painless
110
5702
Devo Girl U Want
111
5730
The Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
112
5746
The Psychedelic Furs Sister Europe
113
5773
Kate Bush Army Dreamers
114
5844
Killing Joke Requiem
115
5967
Journey Any Way You Want It
116
6017
Prince Dirty Mind
117
6083
Bruce Springsteen Point Blank
118
6086
The Brothers Johnson Stomp
119
6185
Madness Embarrassment
120
6210
Pat Benatar Hit Me with Your Best Shot
121
6219
Adam and The Ants Dog Eat Dog
122
6263
Joy Division Heart and Soul
123
6264
The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
124
6373
Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
125
6378
Robert Palmer Johnny and Mary
126
6498
Barbra Streisand Woman in Love
127
6513
Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away
128
6536
Tom Browne Funkin' For Jamaica
129
6554
Gen X Dancing with Myself
130
6639
Change The Glow of Love
131
6754
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
132
6955
Fehlfarben Paul ist tot
133
6993
John Lennon Woman
134
7020
Van Halen Everybody Wants Some!!
135
7070
Nacha Pop La Chica de ayer
136
7102
X Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
137
7167
The Gap Band Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
138
7188
Elvis Costello and The Attractions New Amsterdam
139
7279
James Brown Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)
140
7306
Coati Mundi Me No Pop I
141
7413
Irene Cara Fame
142
7425
Frank Sinatra (Theme from) New York, New York
143
7475
Zapp More Bounce to the Ounce
144
7540
Siouxsie and The Banshees Christine
145
7550
Grace Jones Private Life
146
7551
Josef K It's Kinda Funny
147
7587
Bauhaus Dark Entries
148
7633
Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face
149
7666
AC/DC Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
150
7689
Franco Battiato Prospettiva Nevski
151
7734
Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids
152
7800
AC/DC Shoot to Thrill
153
7810
The Jacksons Can You Feel It
154
7817
Daryl Hall & John Oates You Make My Dreams
155
7853
The J. Geils Band Love Stinks
156
7854
Teddy Pendergrass Love T.K.O.
157
7873
38 Special Hold On Loosely
158
7883
Killing Joke Wardance
159
8026
Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out
160
8072
Barbra Streisand with Barry Gibb Guilty
161
8089
The Police Voices Inside My Head
162
8263
Jimmy Spicer Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap)
163
8282
The Cramps TV Set
164
8312
The Jacksons Heartbreak Hotel
165
8336
The dB's Black and White
166
8353
The Soft Boys Queen of Eyes
167
8357
Treacherous Three The Body Rock
168
8370
Joy Division Decades
169
8464
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
170
8474
Roxy Music Oh Yeah
171
8489
Rough Trade Highschool Confidential
172
8515
Bette Midler The Rose
173
8547
Alan Vega Jukebox Babe
174
8580
Squeeze Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
175
8704
Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley
176
8749
Robert Palmer Looking for Clues
177
8792
UB40 Food for Thought
178
8835
Genesis Turn It On Again
179
8946
Joy Division Dead Souls
180
9003
Elli & Jacno Main dans la main
181
9007
The Cramps Drug Train
182
9039
The Specials Stereotype
183
9060
Francis Cabrel L'encre de tes yeux
184
9154
Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps
185
9169
Killing Joke The Wait
186
9203
Queen Save Me
187
9450
The Ruts West One (Shine on Me)
188
9504
Tom Waits Ruby's Arms
189
9532
Paul McCartney Temporary Secretary
190
9581
Black Sabbath Neon Knights
191
9706
The Beat Stand Down Margaret
192
9714
Change A Lover's Holiday
193
9717
Pylon Cool
194
9748
Lakeside Fantastic Voyage
195
9751
Téléphone Argent trop cher
196
9763
Eddy Mitchell Couleur menthe à l'eau
197
9944
Queen Flash
198
9970
A Certain Ratio Flight

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Bruce Springsteen Independence Day
Franco Battiato Up patriots to arms
Judas Priest Living After Midnight
David Bowie Teenage Wildlife
The Specials Do Nothing
Bruce Springsteen The Ties That Bind
Neil Diamond America
Spoonie Gee & Treacherous Three The New Rap Language
The Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder
The Kings Switchin' to Glide
The Beat Twist and Crawl
Echo and the Bunnymen Rescue
Loleatta Holloway Love Sensation
The Cure Play for Today
Van Halen And the Cradle Will Rock
U2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine
Bruce Springsteen Drive All Night
Sparks When I'm with You
Giorgio Gaber Io se fossi Dio
Lio Amoureux solitaires
Joaquín Sabina Calle melancolía
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Riot Act
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
The Feelies Loveless Love
The Cramps Garbageman
Olivia Newton-John Magic
Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu
The Pointer Sisters He's So Shy
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Grace Jones Warm Leatherette
Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
Tequila Dime que me quieres
Iron Maiden Running Free
Diane Tell Si J'étais un homme
The B-52's Give Me Back My Man
Yello Bostich
Magazine A Song from Under the Floorboards
The Fall English Scheme
The Comsat Angels Independence Day
Orange Juice Simply Thrilled Honey
The Dicks The Dicks Hate the Police
The Fall How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
Joy Division Atrocity Exhibition
ABBA Super Trouper
REO Speedwagon Take It On the Run
Young Marble Giants Searching for Mr. Right
Whitesnake Fool for Your Loving
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
Glenn Branca Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar
AC/DC Have a Drink on Me
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)
Grace Jones Love Is the Drug
Talking Heads Houses in Motion
Ted Nugent Wango Tango
Ultravox Sleepwalk
Siouxsie and The Banshees Israel
Michel Berger La groupie du pianiste
David Bowie Up the Hill Backwards
Billy Joel It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Echo and the Bunnymen Villiers Terrace
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
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Clubland
U2 Out of Control
Prince Uptown
Roxy Music Same Old Scene
Eagles Seven Bridges Road
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
Benny Mardones Into the Night
Au Pairs It's Obvious
Francis Cabrel La Dame de Haute Savoie
France Gall Il jouait du piano debout
Bernard Lavilliers Stand the Ghetto
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
The Ruts Staring at the Rude Boys
Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three Love Rap
Squeeze Another Nail in My Heart
The Alan Parsons Project The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part One)
Wah! Heat Seven Minutes to Midnight