My favorite songs of 1980

Posted: October 30, 2013 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

Awesome – 1 Keep On Loving You  – REO Speedwagon
Awesome – 1 Redemption Song  – Bob Marley
Awesome – 1 Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution  – AC/DC
Awesome – 1 You Shook Me All Night Long  – AC/DC
Awesome – 5 Back In Black  – AC/DC
Awesome – 5 Super Trouper  – ABBA
Awesome – 5 The Tide Is High  – Blondie
Awesome – 5 Another One Bites The Dust  – Queen
Great – 9 It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me  – Billy Joel
Great – 9 Seven Bridges Road  – Eagles
Great – 9 The Rose  – Bette Midler
Great – 9 Woman  – John Lennon
Great – 9 You May Be Right  – Billy Joel
Great – 14 Any Way You Want It  – Journey
Great – 14 Crazy Train  – Ozzy Osbourne
Great – 14 Don’t Stand So Close To Me  – The Police
Great – 14 Hell’s Bells  – AC/DC
Great – 14 Hungry Heart  – Bruce Springsteen
Great – 14 I Love A Rainy Night  – Eddie Rabbitt
Great – 14 I’m Alright  – Kenny Loggins
Great – 14 Misunderstanding  – Genesis
Pretty Good – 22 (Just Like) Starting Over  – John Lennon
Pretty Good – 22 All Out Of Love  – Air Supply
Pretty Good – 22 Brass In Pocket  – Pretenders
Pretty Good – 22 Dancing With Myself  – Billy Idol
Pretty Good – 22 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da  – The Police
Pretty Good – 22 Driving My Life Away  – Eddie Rabbitt
Pretty Good – 22 Echo Beach  – Martha and the Muffins
Pretty Good – 22 Let My Love Open The Door  – Pete Townshend
Pretty Good – 22 What I Like About You  – The Romantics
Pretty Good – 31 9 to 5  – Dolly Parton
Pretty Good – 31 Call Me  – Blondie
Pretty Good – 31 Cheap Sunglasses  – ZZ Top
Pretty Good – 31 Could You Be Loved  – Bob Marley
Pretty Good – 31 Games Without Frontiers  – Peter Gabriel
Pretty Good – 31 Have a Drink on Me  – AC/DC
Pretty Good – 31 Hit Me With Your Best Shot  – Pat Benatar
Pretty Good – 31 Kiss On My List  – Hall & Oates
Pretty Good – 31 Morning Train (Nine To Five)  – Sheena Easton
Pretty Good – 31 We Got The Beat  – The Go-Go’s
Not Bad – 41 Ashes To Ashes  – David Bowie
Not Bad – 41 Against The Wind  – Bob Seger
Not Bad – 41 Ah! Leah!  – Donnie Iris
Not Bad – 41 Cadillac Ranch  – Bruce Springsteen
Not Bad – 41 Emotional Rescue  – The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 41 Funkytown  – Lipps, Inc.
Not Bad – 41 He’s So Shy  – The Pointer Sisters
Not Bad – 41 I Will Follow  – U2
Not Bad – 41 Magic  – Olivia Newton-John
Not Bad – 41 On the Road Again  – Willie Nelson
Not Bad – 41 Watching The Wheels  – John Lennon
Not Bad – 52 Lost in Love  – Air Supply
Not Bad – 52 Mirror in the Bathroom  – The English Beat
Not Bad – 52 Turn It On Again  – Genesis
Not Bad – 52 Turn Me Loose  – Loverboy
Not Bad – 52 Turning Japanese  – The Vapors

 

1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989

1960s          1970s          1980s          1990s

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