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1980's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Rickie Lee Jones (1979 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1980)
Billy Joel (Grammy for Album of the Year)
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Zapp, Jon & Vangelis, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, 38 Special, Survivor, Irene Cara, Air Supply, Devo, The Pretenders, The Clash, Tommy Tutone

1980's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
2. Call Me - Blondie
3. I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins
4. Don't Ask Me Why - Billy Joel
5. Sailing - Christopher Cross
6. Rotation - Herb Alpert
7. Any Way You Want It - Journey
8. On The Road Aagin - Willie Nelson
9. JoJo - Boz Scaggs
10. Give Me The Night - George Benson

1980's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc
2. Into The Night - Benny Mardones
3. Dirty Water - The Inmates
4. Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore
5. One in a Million You - Larry Graham
6. Yes, I'm Ready - Teri DeSario
7. Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert
8. People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band
9. Tired of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnett
10. The Breaks - Kurtis Blow

1980's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
2. Upside Down - Diana Ross
3. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
4. The Second Time Around - Shalamar
5. The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
6. Take Your Time (Do It Right) - S.O.S. Band
7. Stomp! - Brothers Johnson
8. Too Hot - Kool and the Gang
9. Rasputin - Boney M
10. Mandolay - LaFlavour

1980's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. What I Like About You - Romantics
2. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc
3. Fame - Irene Cara
4. Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder
5. Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang
6. Feels Like I'm in Love - Kelly Marie
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
8. Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl - The Spinners
9. He's So Shy - Pointer Sisters
10. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

1980's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
2. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
3. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
4. Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
5. Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
6. Little Jeannie - Elton John
7. Love Stinks - J Geils Band
8. Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
9. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel
10. Gimme Some Lovin - The Blues Brothers

1980's New Wave Top 10 Hit List

1. Whip It - Devo
2. Rock Lobster - The B-52s
3. Cars - Gary Numan
4. Train In Vain (Stand By Me) - The Clash
5. Private Idaho - B-52s
6. I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats
7. Money - The Flying Lizards
8. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
9. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
10. Back Of My Hand (I've Got Your Number) - The Jags

1980's Album Rock Top Ten

1. Cocaine - Eric Clapton
2. Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
3. Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin
4. And The Cradle Will Rock - Van Halen
5. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
6. Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7. Dreamer - Supertramp
8. Refugee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
10. Wango Tango - Ted Nugent

More of 1980's Album Rock

  All Night Long - Joe Walsh
  Alabama Getaway - Grateful Dead
  Volcano - Jimmy Buffett

1980's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Funkytown - Lipps Inc
2. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
3. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
4. Theme From Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol Boys) - Waylon Jennings
5. Upside Down - Diana Ross
6. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel
7. Dreamer - Supertramp
8. Magic - Olivia Newton-John
9. Hot Rod Hearts - Robbie Dupree
10. I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins

PCM's 1980 Top 10 Hit List

1. (You Shook Me) All Night Long - AC/DC
2. Theme From New York New York - Frank Sinatra
3. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
4. What I Like About You - Romantics
5. Funkytown - Lipps Inc
6. On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
7. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd
8. Master Blaster (Jammin) - Stevie Wonder
9. Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
10. Fame - Irene Cara
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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1980 Grammy Winners
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