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80s Songs - 1980 Hit Songs

Updated on September 29, 2010

80s Top Songs

Deborah Harry of Blondie was hot in more ways than one in 1980.
Deborah Harry of Blondie was hot in more ways than one in 1980.

80s Songs of 1980

The top 80s songs of 1980 were a mellow, but varied bunch. Watch the top 80s songs on these retro music videos and go back in time. Included are music videos by Queen, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and Billy Joel. Keep checking in as I keep updating to the number one song of 1980.

80s Songs and Music

The 1980s saw the formation of New Wave, which evolved from Punk rock of the 70s. Hard rock was also making a comeback during the 80s after disco started dying out. Country music was also seeing a rebound in 1980. 1980 music hadn't yet seen these influences enough to make a dent in the hit songs of the year. 1980 music was loaded with pop song hits.

Two huge bands broke up in 1980, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham dies in an accidental death due to drinking too much alcohol. This prompted the legendary band to call it quits.

Musicians Who Died in 1980

John Lennon is murdered outside his apartment by Mark David Chapman. At the time, John Lennon's song Starting Over was one of the Top 10 Singles in the USA.

Bon Scott of AC/DC dies from alcohol poisoning.

80s Songs - #10 Song of 1980 - The Rose by Bette Midler

80s Songs - #9 Song of 1980 - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel

Download Billy Joel Songs

80s Songs - #8 Song of 1980 - Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.

80s Songs - #7 Song of 1980 - Coming Up by Paul McCartney

80s Songs - #6 Song of 1980 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen

80s Songs of 1980 - #5 Do That to Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille

80s Songs of 1980 - #4 Rock With You by Michael Jackson

Top 80s Songs of 1980 - #3 1980 Song - Magic by Olivia Newton John

Best Songs of 1980 - #2 Song of 1980 - Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd

#1 Song of 1980 - Call Me by Blondie

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      9 years ago

      Nice hub. Losing Michael yesterday was a huge loss to music.

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      Steve Andrews 

      9 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Some great songs there and a great hub!

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      9 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      My hair looked like Bette's in The Rose-bacl in the 80s; Not a good thing!

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      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      Ha ha, Zsuzsy Bee. It's odd how a person's musical tastes change, huh? I still like a couple of these 80s songs, but I'll never tell which ones.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Fun hub. I'm not sure I want anyone to know that all five song of your list were my favorites that long long time ago.

      great hub regards Zsuzsy


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