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1980 in music

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See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Contents

Events

January

February

March

April-December

unknown dates

Albums released

A-C

D-I

J-R

S-W

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)


"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - Rupert Holmes (2 weeks in 1979 + 1 week in 1980)
"Please Don't Go" - KC & The Sunshine Band (1)
"Rock With You" - Michael Jackson (4)
"Do That To Me One More Time" - The Captain & Tennille (1)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen (4)
"Another Brick In The Wall, Part II" - Pink Floyd (4)
"Call Me" - Blondie (6), best selling single of the year
"Funkytown" - Lipps Inc (4)
"Coming Up" - Paul McCartney & Wings (3)
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" - Billy Joel (2)
"Magic" - Olivia Newton-John (4)
"Sailing" - Christopher Cross (1)
"Upside Down" - Diana Ross (4)
"Another One Bites The Dust" - Queen (3)
"Woman In Love" - Barbra Streisand (3)
"Lady" - Kenny Rogers (6)
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon (1 week in 1980 + 2 weeks in 1981)


"Another Brick In The Wall Part II" - Pink Floyd (3 weeks in 1979 + 2 weeks in 1980)
"Brass In Pocket" - Pretenders (2)
"Specials EP - Too Much Too Young" - Specials featuring Rico (2)
"Coward Of The County" - Kenny Rogers (2)
"Atomic" - Blondie (2)
"Together We Are Beautiful" - Fern Kinney (1)
"Going Underground" - The Jam (3)
"Working My Way Back To You" - Detroit Spinners (2)
"Call Me" - Blondie (1)
"Geno" - Dexy's Midnight Runners (2)
"What's Another Year" - Johnny Logan (2)
"Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)" - MASH (3)
"Crying" - Don McLean (3)
"Xanadu" - Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra (2)
"Use It Up And Wear It Out" - Odyssey (2)
"The Winner Takes It All" - ABBA (2)
"Ashes To Ashes" - David Bowie (2)
"Start" - The Jam (1)
"Feels Like I'm In Love" - Kelly Marie (2)
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"- The Police (4), best selling single of the year
"Woman In Love" - Barbra Streisand (3)
"The Tide Is High" - Blondie (2)
"Super Trouper" - ABBA (3)
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon (1)
"There's Noone Quite Like Grandma" - St Winifred's School Choir (1 week in 1980 + 1 week in 1981)

Other significant singles

Published popular music

  • "Fame"     w. Dean Pitchford m. Michael Gore
  • "The Winner Takes It All"     w.m. Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus


Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films


Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Charts

List of No. 1 Hits

KROQ

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