RYM Top 100 Songs From 1980

  1. Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime” (1980-10-08) [New Wave]
  2. Joy Division – “Atmosphere” (1980-07-18) [Post-Punk]
  3. David Bowie – “Ashes To Ashes” (1980-08-08) [Art Pop]
  4. The Cure – “A Forest” (1980-04-08) [Post-Punk]
  5. Dead Kennedys – “Holiday In Cambodia” (1980-05-29) [Hardcore]
  6. OMD – “Enola Gay” (1980-09-26) [Synthpop]
  7. Mission Of Burma – “Academy Fight Song” (1980-06-00) [Post-Hardcore]
  8. Kate Bush – “Army Dreamers” (1980-09-08) [Art Pop]
  9. Motörhead – “Ace of Spades” (1980-10-27) [Speed Metal]
  10. Peter Gabriel – “Games Without Frontiers” (1980-02-00) [Art Rock]
  11. The Jam – “Going Underground” (1980-03-14) [Mod Revival]
  12. Visage – “Fade To Grey” (1980-11-10) [Synthpop]
  13. Prince – “When You Were Mine” (1980-10-08) [Synth Funk]
  14. Blondie – “Atomic” (1980-11-23) [New Wave]
  15. The Durutti Column – “Sketch For Summer” (1980-07-00)
  16. Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Israel” (1980-11-28) [Post-Punk]
  17. Steve Reich – “Music for a Large Ensemble” (1980-09-00) [Minimalism]
  18. Black Sabbath – “Neon Knights” (1980-04-25) [Heavy Metal]
  19. Tatsuro Yamashita – “Ride On Time” (1980-05-01) [City Pop]
  20. Rush – “The Spirit of Radio” (1980-01-14) [Progressive Rock]
  21. The Dicks – “The Dicks Hate The Police” (1980-00-00) [Hardcore]
  22. Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Redemption Song” (1980-10-00) [Roots Reggae]
  23. Iron Maiden – “Running Free” (1980-02-08) [Heavy Metal]
  24. Diamond Head – “Am I Evil?” (1980-10-03) [Heavy Metal]
  25. Martha and the Muffins – “Echo Beach” (1980-01-00) [New Wave]
  26. The Sound – “Heyday” (1980-11-00) [Post-Punk]
  27. XTC – “Respectable Street” (1980-09-12) [New Wave]
  28. Roxy Music – “The Same Old Scene” (1980-05-23) [Synthpop]
  29. The Korgis – “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” (1980-04-00) [Synthpop]
  30. Killing Joke – “Requiem” (1980-09-00) [Post-Punk]
  31. The dB’s – “Black and White” (1980-01-24) [Power Pop]
  32. Wipers – “D-7” (1980-01-00) [Punk Rock]
  33. The Fall – “Totally Wired” (1980-09-00) [Post-Punk]
  34. Glenn Branca – “Lesson No. 1 For Electric Guitar” (1980-00-00) [No Wave]
  35. The Feelies – “Fa Cé-La” (1980-04-28) [Post-Punk]
  36. Madness – “Embarrassment” (1980-11-14) [2 Tone]
  37. The B-52’s – “Private Idaho” (1980-10-18) [New Wave]
  38. Bad Brains – “Pay To Cum!” (1980-06-00) [Hardcore]
  39. Squeeze – “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (1980-02-08) [Power Pop]
  40. Bauhaus – “Dark Entries” (1980-01-16) [Post-Punk]
  41. Au Pairs – “Diet” (1980-08-00) [Post-Punk]
  42. The Soft Boys – “I Wanna Destroy You” (1980-06-28) [Neo-Psychedelia]
  43. The Cramps – “Garbageman” (1980-04-01) [Psychobilly]
  44. U2 – “I Will Follow” (1980-10-25) [Post-Punk]
  45. The Jim Carroll Band – “People Who Died” (1980-01-03) [Punk Rock]
  46. Roky Erickson and The Aliens – “Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)” (1980-08-22) [Hard Rock]
  47. Steely Dan – “Hey Nineteen” (1980-11-21) [Yacht Rock]
  48. The Teardrop Explodes – “Treason (It’s Just A Story)” (1980-02-00) [New Wave]
  49. Magazine – “A Song From Under The Floorboards” (1980-02-08) [Post-Punk]
  50. This Heat – “Health and Efficiency” (1980-00-00) [Experimental Rock]
  51. The Specials – “Do Nothing” (1980-10-04) [2 Tone]
  52. Simple Minds – “I Travel” (1980-09-01) [Synthpop]
  53. Robert Palmer – “Johnny and Mary” (1980-08-00) [Synthpop]
  54. Dire Straits – “Romeo and Juliet” (1980-10-17) [Roots Rock]
  55. Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train” (1980-09-00) [Heavy Metal]
  56. Japan – “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” (1980-10-10) [Art Pop]
  57. Grace Jones – “Private Life” (1980-05-09) [Art Pop]
  58. Bruce Springsteen – “Hungry Heart” (1980-10-10) [Singer-Songwriter]
  59. Split Enz – “I Got You” (1980-01-21) [New Wave]
  60. The Beat – “Mirror In The Bathroom” (1980-05-23) [2 Tone]
  61. X – “Los Angeles” (1980-04-00) [Punk Rock]
  62. Harold Budd / Brian Eno – “An Arc of Doves” (1980-04-00) [Ambient]
  63. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – “Hot Head” (1980-09-29) [Experimental Rock]
  64. Oingo Boingo – “Ain’t This The Life” (1980-09-17) [New Wave]
  65. Pylon – “Cool” (1980-01-01) [Post-Punk]
  66. Gary Numan – “We Are Glass” (1980-05-13) [Synthpop]
  67. Angel Witch – “Angel Witch” (1980-12-00) [Heavy Metal]
  68. The Psychedelic Furs – “Sister Europe” (1980-02-01) [Post-Punk]
  69. Funky 4+1 – “That’s The Joint” (1980-00-00) [East Coast Hip Hop]
  70. ABBA – “The Winner Takes It All” (1980-07-21) [Europop]
  71. Zounds – “Can’t Cheat Karma” (1980-00-00) [Anarcho-Punk]
  72. Saxon – “Heavy Metal Thunder” (1980-11-14) [Heavy Metal]
  73. John Foxx – “Underpass” (1980-01-04) [Synthpop]
  74. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “High Fidelity” (1980-02-15) [Power Pop]
  75. The Birthday Party – “Mr. Clarinet” (1980-07-00) [Post-Punk]
  76. Colin Newman – “Alone” (1980-10-00) [Post-Punk]
  77. Josef K – “It’s Kinda Funny” (1980-11-00) [Post-Punk]
  78. Serú Girán – “A los jóvenes de ayer” (1980-11-00) [Progressive Rock]
  79. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Geno” (1980-03-00) [New Wave]
  80. Devo – “Girl You Want” (1980-05-14)
  81. Young Marble Giants – “Final Day” (1980-02-15) [Minimal Wave]
  82. Spinetta Jade – “Alma de diamante” (1980-11-00) [Jazz-Rock]
  83. The Undertones – “My Perfect Cousin” (1980-03-28) [Pop Punk]
  84. Jack DeJohnette – “One For Eric” (1980-00-00) [Avant-Garde Jazz]
  85. Orange Juice – “Falling and Laughing” (1980-02-01) [Jangle Pop]
  86. The Clash – “Bankrobber” (1980-08-08) [Reggae]
  87. Generation X – “Dancing With Myself” (1980-09-00)
  88. Brother “D” With Collective Effort – “Dib-Be-Dib-Be-Dize” (1980-00-00) [East Coast Hip Hop]
  89. Nic Jones – “The Humpback Whale” (1980-06-00) [English Folk Music]
  90. Hermann Nitsch – “Sätz 2” (1980-00-00)
  91. Marianne Faithfull – “Broken English” (1980-01-00) [Art Rock]
  92. Sun Ra – “Say” (1980-00-00) [Avant-Garde Jazz]
  93. David Murray Octet – “Ming” (1980-08-00) [Avant-Garde Jazz]
  94. Pretenders – “Talk of the Town” (1980-03-00) [Pop Rock]
  95. Echo & The Bunnymen – “Rescue” (1980-05-05) [Neo-Psychedlia]
  96. Swell Maps – “The Helicopter Spies” (1980-08-16) [Experimental Rock]
  97. The Alan Parsons Project – “The Turn of a Friendly Card” (1980-10-00) [Progressive Rock]
  98. Zapp – “More Bounce To The Ounce” (1980-09-00) [Synth Funk]
  99. Ramones – “Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” (1980-05-16) [Power Pop]
  100. Discharge – “You Take Part In Creating The System” (1980-05-00) [D-Beat]