Top 100 Songs of 1980


These are the top 100 songs of 1980. Within the top 100 there are a total of 81 different bands or artists.

There are three acts with the most entries. Each of these acts has a total of three entries in the top songs of 1980:

  • The Eagles
  • Kenny Rogers (including a duet with Kim Carnes)
  • Michael Jackson

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1980

1

Call Me

Blondie

2

Another Brick in the Wall, Part II

Pink Floyd

3

Magic

Olivia Newton-John

4

Rock with You

Michael Jackson

5

Do That to Me One More Time

Captain & Tennille

6

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Queen

7

Coming Up

Paul McCartney

8

Funkytown

Lipps Inc

9

It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

Billy Joel

10

The Rose

Bette Midler

11

Escape (The Piña Colada song)

Rupert Holmes

12

Cars

Gary Numan

13

Cruisin

Smokey Robinson

14

Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl

The Spinners

15

Lost in Love

Air Supply

16

Little Jeannie

Elton John

17

Ride Like the Wind

Christopher Cross

18

Upside Down

Diana Ross

19

Please Don’t Go

KC and the Sunshine Band

20

Babe

Styx

21

With You I’m Born Again

Billy Preston and Syreeta

22

Shining Star

The Manhattans

23

Still

Commodores

24

Yes, I’m Ready

Teri DeSario & KC

25

Sexy Eyes

Dr. Hook

26

Steal Away

Robbie Dupree

27

Biggest Part of Me

Ambrosia

28

This Is It

Kenny Loggins

29

Cupid / I’ve Loved You for a Long Time

The Spinners

30

Let’s Get Serious

Jermaine Jackson

31

Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer

Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes

32

Sailing

Christopher Cross

33

Longer

Dan Fogelberg

34

Coward of the County

Kenny Rogers

35

Ladies’ Night

Kool & the Gang

36

Too Hot

Kool & the Gang

37

Take Your Time (Do It Right)

The SOS Band

38

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer

39

More Love

Kim Carnes

40

Pop Muzik

M

41

Brass in Pocket

The Pretenders

42

Special Lady

Ray, Goodman & Brown

43

Send One Your Love

Stevie Wonder

44

The Second Time Around

Shalamar

45

We Don’t Talk Anymore

Cliff Richard

46

Stomp!

The Brothers Johnson

47

Heartache Tonight

Eagles

48

Tired of Toein’ the Line

Rocky Burnette

49

Better Love Next Time

Dr. Hook

50

Him

Rupert Holmes

51

Against the Wind

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

52

On the Radio

Donna Summer

53

Emotional Rescue

The Rolling Stones

54

Rise

Herb Alpert

55

All Out of Love

Air Supply

56

Cool Change

Little River Band

57

You’re Only Lonely

J.D. Souther

58

Desire

Andy Gibb

59

Let My Love Open the Door

Pete Townshend

60

Romeo’s Tune

Steve Forbert

61

Daydream Believer

Anne Murray

62

I Can’t Tell You Why

Eagles

63

Don’t Let Go

Isaac Hayes

64

Don’t Do Me Like That

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

65

She’s Out of My Life

Michael Jackson

66

Fame

Irene Cara

67

Fire Lake

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

68

How Do I Make You

Linda Ronstadt

69

Into the Night

Benny Mardones

70

Let Me Love You Tonight

Pure Prairie League

71

Misunderstanding

Genesis

72

An American Dream

The Dirt Band

73

One Fine Day

Carole King

74

Dim All the Lights

Donna Summer

75

You May Be Right

Billy Joel

76

Should’ve Never Let You Go

Neil & Dara Sedaka

77

Pilot of the Airwaves

Charlie Dore

78

Hurt So Bad

Linda Ronstadt

79

Off the Wall

Michael Jackson

80

I Pledge My Love

Peaches & Herb

81

The Long Run

Eagles

82

Stand by Me

Mickey Gilley

83

Heartbreaker

Pat Benatar

84

Déjà Vu

Dionne Warwick

85

Drivin’ My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt

86

Take the Long Way Home

Supertramp

87

Sara

Fleetwood Mac

88

Wait for Me

Hall & Oates

89

Jojo

Boz Scaggs

90

September Morn

Neil Diamond

91

Give Me the Night

George Benson

92

Broken Hearted Me

Anne Murray

93

You Decorated My Life

Kenny Rogers

94

Tusk

Fleetwood Mac

95

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Prince

96

In America

Charlie Daniels Band

97

Breakdown Dead Ahead

Boz Scaggs

98

Ships

Barry Manilow

99

All Night Long

Joe Walsh

100

Refugee

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers