AMERICAN TOP 40- 1980’S- WEEK OF MAY 24, 1980

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I listen to the replay of American Top 40 on the radio every weekend on the 70’s on 7- covering the decade of the 1970’s- thought I would look at the charts in the 1980’s once a week and listen to each single in a given week. Starting off this week in 1980- the week of May 24, 1980.

1 1 CALL ME –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-15 (6 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 4 FUNKYTOWN –•– Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca)-9 (2) B+
3 3 LOST IN LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-16 (3) D
4 8 DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER –•– Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes (United Artists)-9 (4) C
5 6 SEXY EYES –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-15 (5) C
6 10 BIGGEST PART OF ME –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers)-8 (6) C
7 16 STOMP! –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-11 (7)B
8 11 HURT SO BAD –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-7 (8) B
9 2 RIDE LIKE THE WIND –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-15 (2) B
10 12 CARS –•– Gary Numan (Atco)-15 (10) A+

11 18 AGAINST THE WIND –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-4 (11) C
12 13 I CAN’T HELP IT –•– Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John (RSO)-9 (12) C
13 20 THE ROSE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-10 (13) B
14 19 COMING UP / COMING UP (Live At Glasgow) –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Columbia)-5 (14) B
15 15 BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-9 (15) B
16 17 BRASS IN POCKET (I’m Special) –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-15 (16) A+
17 9 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (Part 2) –•– Pink Floyd (Columbia)-19 (1) A
18 21 STEAL AWAY –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-7 (18) C
19 26 SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-6 (19) B-
20 27 LITTLE JEANNIE –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (20)B

21 22 HEART HOTELS –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-10 (21) B
22 7 YOU MAY BE RIGHT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11 (7) B+
23 25 TRAIN IN VAIN (Stand By Me) –•– The Clash (Epic)-10 (23) A+
24 14 PILOT OF THE AIRWAVES –•– Charlie Dore (Island)-14 (13) B
25 29 LET’S GET SERIOUS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-9 (25) B+
26 5 WITH YOU I’M BORN AGAIN –•– Billy Preston and Syreeta (Motown)-25 (4) C
27 32 WONDERING WHERE THE LIONS ARE –•– Bruce Cockburn (Millennium)-10 (27) A
28 30 THE SEDUCTION (Love Theme From “American Gigolo”) –•– The James Last Band (Polydor)-9 (28) C
29 67 CUPID / I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A LONG TIME (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-2 (29) C+
30 33 SHOULD’VE NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Neil Sedaka and Dara Sedaka (Elektra)-9 (30) C

31 31 LET ME BE THE CLOCK –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-11 (31) A
32 34 GEE WHIZ –•– Bernadette Peters (MCA)-9 (32) C
33 68 LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT –•– The Pure Prairie League (Casablanca)-3 (33) B
34 46 LADY –•– The Whispers (Solar)-6 (34) C+
35 35 HEADED FOR A FALL –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-7 (35) B
36 39 I DON’T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-7 (36) C
37 40 WE LIVE FOR LOVE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-8 (37) B
38 — IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (38) B
39 43 DON’T SAY GOODNIGHT (It’s Time For Love) (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6 (39) B
40 44 LOVE STINKS –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-7 (40) A

10 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- 1980’S- WEEK OF MAY 24, 1980

    • I was never a beach person- light skinned-blue eyed.. a little sun is a lot for me. It’s been 40 years since I was on a beach.

  1. Bernadette Peters takes me back to that time. She seemed to be on a lot shows and movies then…then she went away.

    • I can’t remember her single on that list- or a few others. I think at that time I had quit listening to the top 40- or it was 40 years ago-.. maybe i forgot.

    • As far as her singing…no I don’t remember her at all…it’s her I remember seeing on shows and movies…pretty lady. I think she was more of a theater actress though.

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