AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 1980

Olivia Newton-John - Magic (1980, Vinyl) | Discogs

American Top 40- The 80’s- back to 1980 and the week of August 2, 1980- a decent but not great week. Not many of these knocked me out- at the time or now.

1 2 MAGIC –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (1 week at #1) (1) B
2 1 IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11 (1) B
3 3 LITTLE JEANNIE –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (3) B
4 4 CUPID / I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A LONG TIME (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (4) B
5 5 SHINING STAR –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-15 (5) B+
6 9 TAKE YOUR TIME (Do It Right) (Part 1) –•– The S.O.S. Band (Tabu)-10 (6) C
7 6 COMING UP (Live At Glasgow) / COMING UP –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Columbia)-15 (1) A
8 8 TIRED OF TOEIN’ THE LINE –•– Rocky Burnette (EMI-America)-13 (8) B
9 11 EMOTIONAL RESCUE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (9) A
10 17 SAILING –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-8 (10) A

11 13 IN AMERICA –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Epic)-10 (11) B+
12 12 ONE FINE DAY –•– Carole King (Capitol)-12 (12) B
13 14 MORE LOVE –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-10 (13) B
14 16 LOVE THE WORLD AWAY –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-7 (14) C
15 7 STEAL AWAY –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-17 (6) C+
16 10 THE ROSE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-20 (3) B
17 22 MISUNDERSTANDING –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-11 (17) B
18 18 GIMME SOME LOVIN’ –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)-10 (18) B
19 19 ALL NIGHT LONG –•– Joe Walsh (Asylum)-12 (19) A
20 20 EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Medley) –•– Meco (RSO)-8 (20) C

21 23 LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR –•– Pete Townshend (Atco)-8 (21) A+
22 24 STAND BY ME –•– Mickey Gilley (Full Moon)-12 (22) C
23 25 TAKE A LITTLE RHYTHM –•– Ali Thomson (A&M)-8 (23) B-
24 26 JOJO –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-8 (24) B
25 27 OLD-FASHION LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (25) C+
26 28 INTO THE NIGHT –•– Benny Mardones (Polydor)-8 (26) C
27 31 FAME –•– Irene Cara (RSO)-8 (27) B
28 30 MAKE A LITTLE MAGIC –•– The Dirt Band (United Artists)-7 (28) B
29 33 BOULEVARD –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-5 (29) A
30 35 WHY NOT ME –•– Fred Knoblock (Scotti Brothers)-6 (30) C

31 37 ALL OUT OF LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-8 (31) C
32 34 I CAN’T LET GO –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-6 (32) B+
33 15 LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT –•– The Pure Prairie League (Casablanca)-13 (10) A
34 38 TULSA TIME / COCAINE –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO)-7 (34) B
35 40 DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-7 (35) B
36 53 YOU’RE THE ONLY WOMAN (You & I) –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers)-4 (36) C
37 29 I’M ALIVE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (MCA)-11 (16) B
38 21 LET’S GET SERIOUS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-19 (9) B
39 44 GIVE ME THE NIGHT –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers / Qwest)-5 (39) B
40 51 LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE –•– Johnny Lee (Full Moon)-4 (40) C

7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 1980

  1. I remember liking the movie Xanadu at that time. Watched it again with my sister two years ago, and we both found it a bit cheesy. We were laughing and could not understand why we loved it so much then. I guess because we were so young.

  2. I’m hearing/reading Star Wars (#2), Xanadu, Urban Cowboy, Six Pack, Jake & Elwood, Fame and Divine Ms. M’s Janis biopic. I loved Xanadu as a teen at 13/14. It’s really bad even with Gene Kelly but, the music was great. I still like Urban Cowboy and that soundtrack, too.

    Billy Joel’s Glass Houses was awesome. Elton John was starting to become squishy. The S.O.S. Band reminds me of an ex-boyfriend. Rocky Burnette and Ali Thomson are names I haven’t heard since. I miss Ambrosia on the radio.

    Give Me The Night reminds me of my mother. I LOVED Into the Night (original, not remake).

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