AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF JULY 12, 1980

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American Top 40- Week of July 12, 1980. Kind of a mediocre week- favorite song of this week- ‘Cars’ Gary Numan.

1 1 COMING UP / COMING UP (Live At Glasgow) –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Columbia)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1) B+
2 4 IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-8 (2) B
3 3 THE ROSE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-17 (3) B
4 5 LITTLE JEANNIE –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (4) B
5 8 CUPID / I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A LONG TIME (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (5) B-
6 7 STEAL AWAY –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-14 (6) B-
7 2 FUNKYTOWN –•– Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca)-16 (1) B
8 14 MAGIC –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (8) B
9 10 LET’S GET SERIOUS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-16 (9) B
10 11 LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT –•– The Pure Prairie League (Casablanca)-10 (10) B

11 12 SHINING STAR –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-12 (11) B
12 6 AGAINST THE WIND –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-11 (5) C
13 15 TIRED OF TOEIN’ THE LINE –•– Rocky Burnette (EMI-America)-10 (13) B
14 16 ONE FINE DAY –•– Carole King (Capitol)-9 (14) B
15 20 IN AMERICA –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Epic)-7 (15) B
16 18 I’M ALIVE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (MCA)-8 (16) B
17 21 MORE LOVE –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-7 (17) B
18 9 BIGGEST PART OF ME –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers)-15 (3) C
19 23 TAKE YOUR TIME (Do It Right) (Part 1) –•– The S.O.S. Band (Tabu)-7 (19) B
20 22 GIMME SOME LOVIN’ –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)-7 (20) B

21 24 LOVE THE WORLD AWAY –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-4 (21) C
22 33 EMOTIONAL RESCUE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (22) B+
23 25 ALL NIGHT LONG –•– Joe Walsh (Asylum)-9 (23) A-
24 13 SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-13 (10) B
25 29 EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Medley) –•– Meco (RSO)-5 (25) C
26 34 SAILING –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-5 (26) A
27 31 MISUNDERSTANDING –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-8 (27) A-
28 32 STAND BY ME –•– Mickey Gilley (Full Moon)-9 (28) C
29 17 CARS –•– Gary Numan (Atco)-22 (9) A+
30 19 SHOULD’VE NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Neil Sedaka and Dara Sedaka (Elektra)-16 (19) C

31 35 LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR –•– Pete Townshend (Atco)-5 (31) A+
32 27 DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER –•– Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes (United Artists)-16 (4) B-
33 26 CALL ME –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-22 (1) B+
34 38 WALKS LIKE A LADY –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (34) C
35 50 TAKE A LITTLE RHYTHM –•– Ali Thomson (A&M)-5 (35) C
36 47 INTO THE NIGHT –•– Benny Mardones (Polydor)-5 (36) C
37 59 OLD-FASHION LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (37) C
38 41 KING OF THE HILL –•– Rick Pinette and Oak (Mercury)-10 (38) C
39 46 JOJO –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5 (39) B
40 48 MAKE A LITTLE MAGIC –•– The Dirt Band (United Artists)-4 (40) B

6 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF JULY 12, 1980

  1. WOW. It’s a rare chart where I actually remember every song. Summer of 1980…14 and headed to 9th grade. Incredible list. I actually bought the “Coming Up” single. I did not like the live version.

    Some movie music…Xanadu, Blues Brothers, Urban Cowboy, The Empire Strikes Back, American Gigolo, The Rose (even though a 1979 movie).

    You not fond of Pete Townshend’s single?

    To a teen, this was a great list. I really like Benny Mardones’ Into The Night.

  2. Oh I love ‘Cars’.. the 45 record sleeve picture s great, he’s like a robot with his hands on an invisible steering wheel. The video is pretty corny but that’s back when things were unsophisticated for videos.
    King of the Hill… that’s Roger McGuinn’s and Tom Petty’s song, I don’t want anybody else haha
    The Blues Brothers anytime anywhere

  3. Oops the King of the Hill listed is a different song than Roger’s…my booboo… but still I don’t want anybody but him doing it – I’m a fierce fan

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