AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- MAY 3, 1980

Call Me (Blondie song) - Wikipedia

American Top 40- The 1980s- May 3, 1980. A lot of B range singles and a handful of A’s- my favorites from this week ‘Brass In Pocket’ by The Pretenders, ‘Train In Vain’- The Clash and ‘Cars’- Gary Numan.

1 1 CALL ME –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1) B+
2 2 RIDE LIKE THE WIND –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-12 (2) B
3 6 LOST IN LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (3) C
4 4 WITH YOU I’M BORN AGAIN –•– Billy Preston and Syreeta (Motown)-22 (4) B-
5 3 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (Part 2) –•– Pink Floyd (Columbia)-16 (1) A
6 7 FIRE LAKE –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-11 (6) C
7 9 YOU MAY BE RIGHT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-8 (7) B+
8 8 I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (8) B
9 10 SEXY EYES –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-12 (9) B-
10 12 HOLD ON TO MY LOVE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (RSO)-10 (10 B

11 13 DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER –•– Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes (United Artists)-6 (11) B-
12 5 SPECIAL LADY –•– Ray, Goodman and Brown (Polydor)-15 (5) A-
13 15 PILOT OF THE AIRWAVES –•– Charlie Dore (Island)-11 (13) B
14 17 BIGGEST PART OF ME –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers)-5 (14) B-
15 18 HURT SO BAD –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-4 (15) B
16 11 WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU / FORGIVE ME GIRL (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-21 (2)B
17 21 I CAN’T HELP IT –•– Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John (RSO)-6 (17)C
18 22 CARS –•– Gary Numan (Atco)-12 (18) A+
19 26 BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6 (19) B
20 20 THINK ABOUT ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-9 (20 A

21 24 STOMP! –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-8 (21)B
22 25 BRASS IN POCKET (I’m Special) –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-12 (22 A+
23 23 ANY WAY YOU WANT IT –•– Journey (Columbia)-10 (23) B-
24 29 FUNKYTOWN –•– Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca)-6 (24) B
25 14 TOO HOT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-16 (5) A
26 31 DO RIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9 (26) B
27 33 HEART HOTELS –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-7 (27) C
28 19 I PLEDGE MY LOVE –•– Peaches and Herb (Polydor)-16 (19) C
29 39 THE ROSE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (29) B
30 16 OFF THE WALL –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-12 (10) A+

31 28 AND THE BEAT GOES ON –•– The Whispers (Solar)-13 (19) B-
32 32 FIRE IN THE MORNING –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-11 (32)C
33 59 STEAL AWAY –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-4 (33)C
34 38 TRAIN IN VAIN (Stand By Me) –•– The Clash (Epic)-7 (34) A+
35 40 THE SEDUCTION (Love Theme From “American Gigolo”) –•– The James Last Band (Polydor)-6 (35)C
36 27 CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-20 (1)A
37 41 LET ME BE THE CLOCK –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-8 (37) A
38 42 WONDERING WHERE THE LIONS ARE –•– Bruce Cockburn (Millennium)-7 (38)A
39 46 LET’S GET SERIOUS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-6 (39)B+
40 48 STARTING OVER AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-6 (40)B