Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, December 29th

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we close out the year 2021 and begin 2022, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that entire year. Today, we visit 1980. These are the Top 40 songs of 1980 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1Call MeBlondie
2Another Brick in the Wall, Part IIPink Floyd
3MagicOlivia Newton-John
4Rock with YouMichael Jackson
5Do That to Me One More TimeCaptain & Tennille
6Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen
7Coming UpPaul McCartney
8FunkytownLipps Inc
9It’s Still Rock and Roll to MeBilly Joel
10The RoseBette Midler
11Escape (The Piña Colada Song)Rupert Holmes
12CarsGary Numan
13CruisinSmokey Robinson
14Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl”The Spinners
15Lost in LoveAir Supply
16Little JeannieElton John
17Ride Like the WindChristopher Cross
18Upside DownDiana Ross
19Please Don’t GoKC and the Sunshine Band
21With You I’m Born AgainBilly Preston and Syreeta
22Shining StarThe Manhattans
24Yes, I’m ReadyTeri DeSario & KC
25Sexy EyesDr. Hook
26Steal AwayRobbie Dupree
27Biggest Part of MeAmbrosia
28This Is ItKenny Loggins
29Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time”The Spinners
30Let’s Get SeriousJermaine Jackson
31Don’t Fall in Love with a DreamerKenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
32SailingChristopher Cross
33LongerDan Fogelberg
34Coward of the CountyKenny Rogers
35Ladies’ NightKool & the Gang
36Too HotKool & the Gang
37Take Your Time (Do It Right)The SOS Band
38No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
39More LoveKim Carnes
40Pop MuzikM