AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 11, 1980

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American Top 40- The 80’s- Week of October 11,1980. Back to the start of the decade- and a pretty strong week from the fall of 1980. This to me is an odd kind of Top 40- not many classics but not many stinkers either- in a world- solid.

1 1 ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST –•– Queen (Elektra)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 7 WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (2)B-
3 3 UPSIDE DOWN –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1) B+
4 2 ALL OUT OF LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-18 (2)C
5 5 DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-17 (5) B-
6 6 LATE IN THE EVENING –•– Paul Simon (Warner Brothers)-10 (6) A
7 8 I’M ALRIGHT –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-14 (7) B
8 10 XANADU –•– Olivia Newton-John / Electric Light Orchestra (MCA)-10 (8) C+
9 11 REAL LOVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (9) B
10 4 GIVE ME THE NIGHT –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers / Qwest)-15 (4)B

11 9 LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE –•– Johnny Lee (Full Moon)-14 (5) B-
12 15 HE’S SO SHY –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-12 (12) B+
13 13 ALL OVER THE WORLD –•– Electric Light Orchestra (MCA)-11 (13)B
14 17 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE –•– Stephanie Mills (20th Century)-10 (14) B
15 16 HOT ROD HEARTS –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-13 (15)C+
16 18 JESSE –•– Carly Simon (Warner Brothers)-11 (16)B+
17 20 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-8 (17)B
18 21 THE WANDERER –•– Donna Summer (Geffen)-4 (18)A+
19 12 FAME –•– Irene Cara (RSO)-18 (4)B
20 39 LADY –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-2 (20)C

21 34 I’M COMING OUT –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (21) A
22 24 HOW DO I SURVIVE –•– Amy Holland (Capitol)-10 (22) C+
23 23 NO NIGHT SO LONG –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-12 (23) C+
24 26 DREAMING –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-5 (24)B-
25 27 MIDNIGHT ROCKS –•– Al Stewart (Arista)-7 (25) B
26 33 DREAMER –•– Supertramp (A&M)-4 (26) A-
27 32 MASTER BLASTER (Jammin’) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (27) A
28 30 ON THE ROAD AGAIN –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-6 (28) A
29 31 WHO’LL BE THE FOOL TONIGHT –•– The Larsen-Feiten Band (Warner Brothers)-9 (29)C
30 14 YOU’LL ACCOMP’NY ME –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-12 (14) C

31 37 WHIP IT –•– Devo (Warner Brothers)-7 (31) A+
32 35 THE LEGEND OF WOOLEY SWAMP –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Epic)-9 (32) B-
33 36 OUT HERE ON MY OWN –•– Irene Cara (RSO)-9 (33) C
34 41 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-3 (34) B
35 19 DON’T ASK ME WHY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11 (19) B
36 38 I’M ALMOST READY –•– The Pure Prairie League (Casablanca)-8 (36)A-
37 40 LET ME BE YOUR ANGEL –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-10 (37) C
38 45 LOVELY ONE –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-3 (38) B
39 43 TOUCH AND GO –•– The Cars (Elektra)-6 (39) A-
40 42 WALK AWAY –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-5 (40) A-

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