Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1980?

Are you "Magic" or will "Another One Bite the Dust"?

There may be 52 weeks in a year, but only fifteen songs made it to No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 1980. The list included monsters of classic rock, iconic divas, disco holdovers, and some one-or-two-hit wonders.

Below, we've gathered every song that topped the pop charts in 1980. They are listed in chronological order, too, from January to December.

You've heard them countless times — on television, in elevators, shopping in grocery stores. So, who sang them?

  1. This disco band had the first No. 1 hit of 1980 with "Please Don't Go."
  2. "Rock with You" would hardly be his last No. hit of the Eighties.
  3. This duo sang "Do That to Me One More Time."
  4. This rock giant performed "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
  5. This stadium filler topped the charts with "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)."
  6. This New York act made "Call Me" the biggest song of the year.
  7. This body-part band was a one-hit wonder with "Funkytown."
  8. This former Beatle scored with "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)"
  9. "Magic" was a No. 1 from the soundtrack to Xanadu. It was bigger than the movie.
  10. This act cruised to Grammy victory with "Sailing."
  11. This soul legend sang "Upside Down."
  12. This band landed another No. 1 hit with "Another One Bites the Dust."
  13. Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote "Woman in Love," but this woman took it to No. 1.
  14. This "knight in shining armor" sang "Lady."
  15. His song "(Just Like) Starting Over" posthumously went to No. 1 in December.

Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1980?

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DarlinLass 9 days ago
Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1980?
You got 15 out of 15
Talk about "Magic"! You really know your stuff!
ConnieSilano 17 days ago
Hi, my name is Connie, and I've just did a quiz, from MeTv.com. The object of this quiz, is to guess who sang the number one hits of 1980. I got 13 out of 15 correct. You see, the 80's, was my era, for music and movies. This decade, was my high school and college era. I had a lot of favorite singers, from the 80's. They were (and still are): Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and his band, The B52's, Rod Stewart, Lionel Ritchie (minus The Commadors), Bette Midler, The Go-Go's, with Belinda Carlisle, Blondie (with Debra Harry), New Edition (featuring Bobby Brown), New Kids On The Block, N'Sync (featuring Justin Timberlake, and Joey Fatone), 80's KISS, Debbie Gibson, WHAM, Culture Club (featuring Boy George), Donnie Walberg (brother of actor, Mark Walberg), just to name a few. Let me know, on my Facebook page, which is entitled, "Connie Silano", how well you all did, on this quiz. I'd love to hear feedback, on this quiz. Everyone take care, and may God bless you all. Goodbye for now.
DavidBarker 21 days ago
You got 11 out of 15
Talk about "Magic"! You really know your stuff!
MeAgain65 22 days ago
Can't believe I missed #1 , ,Oh well
JKMallaber 22 days ago
14/15! Only one I got wrong was when my Flintstone finger hit Lennon instead of McCartney for #8.
MaryAnn 22 days ago
15/15 Nailed it! Class of 1986. 😉
booster 22 days ago
9/15 These were after my music era.
MichaelSmith 23 days ago
13 out of 15 #13 and 14 tripped me up. In the case of Woman In Love I thought Bette Midler might have performed it in The Rose. In the case of Lady I got tripped up by the fact that there's a Styx tune by that title as well as the Kenny Rogers song.
UnicornPrincess 23 days ago
8/15... LOVE 80's music but I guess 1980 had tooo much leftover 70's stuff in it. Magic tripped me up.
BubbaPacha77511 23 days ago
14/15........ im upset that i missed 1. God i love music
Moody 24 days ago
I'm not posting my score because it's embarrassing. I really didn't care or pay attention to what was #1 on the charts back then. If I liked the song then that's all that mattered to me. Where it was on the charts didn't concern me.
RobCertSDSCascap 24 days ago
14/15- cool!
What a great decade for music!
Moody RobCertSDSCascap 24 days ago
The 70s were better. Just saying!
RobCertSDSCascap Moody 24 days ago
You will never hear me run down the 70s!
bnichols23 Moody 23 days ago
80s rule, 70s drool (with a few major exceptions).
rycki1138 24 days ago
14 out of 15
Talk about "Magic"! You really know your stuff! I missed "Please Don't Go".
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