New and true and gay: Best of 1980

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It’s been a while, and I realized I skipped the first year of the eighties. The usual caveat doesn’t apply: this is my top ten, more or less.

1. Change – The Glow of Love
2. Roxy Music – Same Old Scene
3. Blondie – Atomic
4. Prince- When U Were Mine
5. Boz Scaggs – Jojo
6. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
7. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Refugee
8. George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today
9. Fleetwood Mac – Sara
10. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
11. Pretenders – Brass in Pocket
12. Donna Summer – The Wanderer
13. David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
14. Diana Ross – Upside Down
15. Split Enz – One Step Ahead
16. Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
17. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
18. ABBA – The Winner Takes It All
19. Eddie Rabbit – Drivin’ My Life Away
20. Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love
21. George Benson – Give Me the Night
22. The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
23.Paul McCartney – Coming Up
23. The Cars – Touch and Go
24. Dionne Warwick – Déjà Vu
25. Daryl Hall and John Oates – How Does It Feel to Be Back
26. The Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold
27. Paul Simon – Late in the Evening
28. Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’)
29. Smokey Robinson – Let Me Be the Clock
30. The Pointer Sisters – He’s So Shy
31. Gang of Four – At Home She Feels Like a Tourist
32. Genesis – Turn It On Again
33. The Clash – Train in Vain
34. Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious
35. Roxy Music – Over You
36. Gary Numan – Cars
37. Rush – Freewill
38. Michael Jackson – Rock With You
39. Merle Haggard – Misery and Gin
40. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
41. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
42. Teena Marie – Behind the Groove
43. The English Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom
44. Adam & the Ants – Dog Eat Dog
45. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
46. Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before
47. Eagles – The Long Run
48. Dolly Parton – Starting All Over Again
49. Olivia Newton-John – Magic
50. The B-52’s – Private Idaho

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One Response to New and true and gay: Best of 1980

  1. j. sot says:

    interesting, at least three tracks originally released in 1979 on your top ten alone; i take it yer going by single release date here.

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