Hot 100 1980

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1980 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 5 42 Molly Hatchet Flirtin’ With Disaster 3:48 Epic
Jan 5 47 Tavares Bad Times 3:45 Capitol 4811
Jan 5 60 Gamma I’m Alive 3:13 Elektra 46555
Jan 5 70 Mike Pinera Goodnight My Love 3:55 Spector 00003
Jan 5 78 Bobby Vinton Make Believe It’s Your First Time 3:27 Tapestry 002
Jan 12 5 Donna Summer On The Radio 4:03 Casablanca 2236
Jan 12 35 Nicolette Larson (with Michael McDonald) Let Me Go, Love 3:47 Warner
Jan 12 37 Barbra Streisand Kiss Me In The Rain 4:16 Columbia 38-11179
Jan 12 67 Aerosmith Remember (Walking In The Sand) 4:05 Columbia 11181 A
Jan 12 70 Journey Too Late 2:57 Columbia 11143
Jan 12 90 Cindy Bullens Trust Me 3:30 Casablanca 2217
Jan 12 92 Breathless Takin’ It Back 3:22 EMI America 8020
Jan 19 1 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) 3:12 Columbia 11187
Jan 19 5 Kool & The Gang Too Hot 3:48 De-Lite 802
Jan 19 6 Rupert Holmes Him 3:40 MCA 41173
Jan 19 18 Chuck Mangione Give It All You Got 3:55 A&M 2211
Jan 19 19 Peaches and Herb I Pledge My Love 4:11 Polydor 2053
Jan 19 33 Babys, The Back On My Feet Again 3:18 Chrysalis 2398
Jan 19 34 ZZ Top I Thank You 2:58 Warner 49163
Jan 19 35 Bette Midler When A Man Loves A Woman 4:55 Atlantic 3643
Jan 19 49 George Burns I Wish I Was Eighteen Again 3:22 Mercury 57011
Jan 19 64 Sister Sledge Got To Love Somebody 3:35 Cotillion
Jan 19 87 Dana Valery I Don’t Want To Be Lonely 3:25 Scotti Brothers 509
Jan 26 4 Andy Gibb Desire 4:24 RSO 1019
Jan 26 5 Ray, Goodman & Brown Special Lady 3:38 Polydor 2033
Jan 26 15 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Refugee 3:21 Backstreet 41169
Jan 26 19 Tommy James Three Times In Love 4:09 Millenium 11785
Jan 26 42 Patrice Rushen Haven’t You Heard 3:59 Elektra 46551
Jan 26 54 Turley Richards You Might Need Somebody 3:40 Atlantic 3645

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 2 10 Linda Ronstadt How Do I Make You 2:20 Asylum 46602
Feb 2 32 J. Geils Band Come Back 3:32 EMI America 8032
Feb 2 35 Wayne Newton Years 3:51 Aries II
Feb 2 43 .38 Special Rockin’ Into The Night 3:47 A&M 2205
Feb 2 44 Kenny Nolan Us And Love (We Go Together) 3:51 Casablanca
Feb 2 60 Yellow Magic Orchestra Computer Game “Theme From The Circus” 3:52 Horizon 127
Feb 2 73 Boomtown Rats, The I Don’t Like Mondays 3:47 Columbia 11117
Feb 2 83 Twennynine Featuring Lenny White Peanut Butter 3:37 Elektra 46552
Feb 2 84 Blondie The Hardest Part 3:37 Chrysalis 2408
Feb 9 3 Air Supply Lost In Love 3:53 Arista 0479
Feb 9 19 Whispers, The And the Beat Goes On 3:25 Solar 11894
Feb 9 33 Heart Even It Up 5:10 Epic
Feb 9 38 Knack, The Baby Talks Dirty 3:40 Capitol 4822
Feb 9 44 Willie Nelson My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 3:02 Capitol
Feb 9 46 David Gates Where Does The Lovin’ Go 3:04 Elektra 46588
Feb 9 66 Narada Michael Walden I Shoulda Loved Ya 3:55 Atlantic 3631
Feb 9 86 April Wine I Like To Rock 3:28 Capitol 4828
Feb 16 1 Blondie Call Me 3:30 Chrysalis 2414
Feb 16 2 Christopher Cross Ride Like The Wind 3:54 Warner 49184
Feb 16 5 Dr. Hook Sexy Eyes 2:58 Capitol 4831
Feb 16 9 Gary Numan Cars 3:57 Atco 7211
Feb 16 10 Michael Jackson Off The Wall 3:43 Epic
Feb 16 15 Pretenders, The Brass In Pocket (I’m Special) 3:01 Sire 49181
Feb 16 41 Foreigner Women 3:25 Atlantic 3651
Feb 16 47 Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway You Are My Heaven 4:10 Atlantic 3627
Feb 16 49 Romantics, The What I Like About You 2:56 Nemperor 7527
Feb 16 70 Rockets Desire 3:16 RSO 1022
Feb 16 71 Jim Kirk and the TM Singers Voice Of Freedom 3:15 Capitol 4834
Feb 16 87 John Cougar Small Paradise 3:38 Riva 203
Feb 23 6 Bob Seger Fire Lake 3:32 Capitol 4836
Feb 23 8 Eagles I Can’t Tell You Why 4:30 Asylum 46608
Feb 23 13 Charlie Dore Pilot Of The Airwaves 3:15 Island 49166
Feb 23 27 Utopia Set Me Free 3:09 Bearsville 49180
Feb 23 32 Melissa Manchester Fire In The Morning 3:50 Arista
Feb 23 34 Cliff Richard Carrie 3:42 EMI-America 8035
Feb 23 36 Kenny Loggins Keep The Fire 3:45 Columbia
Feb 23 51 Rush The Spirit Of Radio 3:00 Mercury 76044
Feb 23 52 John Denver Autograph 3:36 RCA 11915
Feb 23 55 Jefferson Starship Girl With The Hungry Eyes 3:28 Grunt
Feb 23 63 Crystal Gayle It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye 3:32 Columbia 11198
Feb 23 70 Survivor Somewhere In America 3:58 Scotti Brothers 511
Feb 23 71 Starland Vocal Band Loving You With My Eyes 3:20 Windsong 11899

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 1 10 Jimmy Ruffin Hold On To My Love 3:36 RSO 1021
Mar 1 23 Journey Any Way You Want It 3:20 Columbia 1-11213
Mar 1 36 Felix Cavaliere Only A Lonely Heart Sees 3:41 Epic 50829
Mar 1 52 Stevie Wonder Outside My Window 3:45 Tamla 54308
Mar 1 69 Karla Bonoff Baby Don’t Go 3:17 Columbia 11206
Mar 8 20 Fleetwood Mac Think About Me 2:39 Warner Bros. 49196
Mar 8 23 Paul Davis Do Right 4:05 Bang 9-4808
Mar 8 55 Captain and Tennille Love On A Shoestring 3:37 Casablanca 2243
Mar 8 57 Warren Zevon A Certain Girl 2:40 Asylum 46610
Mar 8 72 Festival Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 3:48 RSO 1020
Mar 8 73 Dottie West A Lesson In Leavin’ 3:00 United Artists 1339
Mar 8 75 England Dan and John Ford Coley In It For Love 3:36 Big Tree 17002
Mar 8 77 Jimmy Buffett Survive 3:41 MCA 41199
Mar 8 86 Together? (Original Soundtrack Recording) Featuring Jackie DeShannon I Don’t Need You Anymore 2:53 RCA 11902
Mar 15 7 Billy Joel You May Be Right 3:58 Columbia 1-11231
Mar 15 7 Brothers Johnson, The Stomp! 4:00 A&M 2216
Mar 15 31 Smokey Robinson Let Me Be The Clock 3:37 Tamla 54311
Mar 15 70 Debbie Jacobs High On Your Love 3:11 MCA 41167
Mar 15 83 Engelbert Love’s Only Love 3:54 Epic
Mar 15 87 Suzanne Fellini Love On The Phone 2:57 Casablanca 2242
Mar 22 3 Bette Midler The Rose 3:36 Atlantic 3656
Mar 22 21 Bruce Cockburn Wondering Where The Lions Are 3:04 Millennium 11786
Mar 22 21 Dan Fogelberg Heart Hotels 3:20 Full Moon 9-50862
Mar 22 23 Clash, The Train In Vain (Stand By Me) 3:00 Epic 9-50851
Mar 22 43 Mac Davis It’s Hard To Be Humble 4:20 Casablanca 2244
Mar 22 43 Korona Let Me Be 3:31 United Artists 1341
Mar 22 51 Off Broadway USA Stay In Time 2:53 Atlantic
Mar 22 60 Bar-Kays Today Is The Day 3:41 Mercury 76036
Mar 22 81 Vaughan Mason and Crew Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Part 1 3:30 Brunswick
Mar 29 1 Lipps, Inc. Funkytown 3:57 Casablanca 2233
Mar 29 4 Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer 3:37 United Artists 1345
Mar 29 9 Jermaine Jackson Let’s Get Serious 3:33 Motown 1469
Mar 29 12 Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John I Can’t Help It 4:07 RSO 1026
Mar 29 14 Boz Scaggs Breakdown Dead Ahead 4:06 Columbia 1-11241
Mar 29 19 Neil Sedaka and Dara Sedaka Should’ve Never Let You Go 4:17 Elektra 46615
Mar 29 28 James Last Band The Seduction (Love Theme) 3:35 Polydor 2071
Mar 29 31 Bernadette Peters Gee Whiz 2:33 MCA 41210
Mar 29 31 Photoglo We Were Meant To Be Lovers 3:35 20th Century Fox 2446
Mar 29 36 Dolly Parton Starting Over Again 3:55 RCA 11926
Mar 29 64 Styx Borrowed Time 4:58 A&M 2228
Mar 29 65 Dionne Warwick After You 3:37 Arista 0498
Mar 29 87 Nazareth Holiday 3:35 A&M

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 5 3 Ambrosia Biggest Part Of Me 5:22 Warner 49225
Apr 5 27 Pat Benatar We Live For Love 3:35 Chrysalis 2419
Apr 5 42 Anne Murray Lucky Me 3:06 Capitol
Apr 5 45 Jennifer Warnes When The Feeling Comes Around 3:16 Arista 0497
Apr 5 48 Red Rider White Hot 3:28 Capitol 4845
Apr 5 49 Leon Haywood Don’t Push It Don’t Force It 3:27 20th Century 2443
Apr 5 52 Peter McIan Solitaire 4:23 ARC
Apr 5 62 Knack, The Can’t Put A Price On Love 3:35 Capitol 4853
Apr 5 67 Neil Diamond The Good Lord Loves You 3:45 Columbia 11232
Apr 5 94 RCR Scandal 3:21 Radio 711
Apr 12 6 Robbie Dupree Steal Away 3:24 Elektra 46621
Apr 12 8 Linda Ronstadt Hurt So Bad 3:03 Asylum 46624
Apr 12 35 Firefall Headed For A Fall 4:06 Atlantic 3657
Apr 12 36 Barry Manilow I Don’t Want To Walk Without You 3:44 Arista
Apr 12 38 J. Geils Band, The Love Stinks 3:32 EMI America 8039
Apr 12 76 Shooting Star You’ve Got What I Need 3:46 Virgin 67005
Apr 12 78 Leif Garrett I Was Looking For Someone To Love 2:53 Scotti Brothers 516
Apr 12 83 Beach Boys, The Goin’ On 2:58 Caribou 9032
Apr 12 85 Steve Forbert Say Goodbye To Little Jo 3:53 Nemperor 7529
Apr 19 10 Michael Jackson She’s Out Of My Life 3:36 Epic
Apr 19 28 Whispers, The Lady 5:05 Solar 11928
Apr 19 30 Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio Two Places At The Same Time 3:51 Arista 0494
Apr 19 30 Manhattan Transfer, The Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone 3:55 Atlantic 3649
Apr 19 39 Spider New Romance (It’s A Mystery) 3:06 Dreamland 100
Apr 19 39 Isley Brothers, The Don’t Say Goodbye (It’s Time For Love) (Parts 1 and 2) 5:45 T-Neck
Apr 19 42 Bobby Caldwell Coming Down From Love 4:01 Clouds 21
Apr 19 56 B-52’s, The Rock Lobster 4:52 Warner 49173
Apr 19 67 Fools, The It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls 3:16 EMI America 8036
Apr 19 68 Spyro Gyra Catching The Sun 3:23 MCA 41180
Apr 19 95 Grace Slick Seasons 3:23 RCA 11939
Apr 26 1 Paul McCartney and Wings Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) 3:51 Columbia 11263
Apr 26 1 Paul McCartney Coming Up 3:49 Columbia 11263
Apr 26 5 Manhattans, The Shining Star 3:45 Columbia 11222
Apr 26 52 Humble Pie Fool For A Pretty Face (Hurt By Love) 4:12 Atco
Apr 26 59 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Here Comes My Girl 2:52 Backstreet 41227
Apr 26 77 Lou Rawls You’re My Blessing 3:12 Philadelphia International 3750
Apr 26 79 Marshall Tucker Band, The It Takes Time 3:32 Warner
Apr 26 89 Ironhorse What’s Your Hurry Darlin’ 4:28 Scotti Brothers 512

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 3 3 Elton John Little Jeannie 5:18 MCA 41236
May 3 5 Bob Seger Against The Wind 3:45 Capitol 4863
May 3 32 Frank Sinatra Theme From New York, New York 3:20 Reprise
May 3 32 Rupert Holmes Answering Machine 3:29 MCA 41235
May 3 51 Little River Band It’s Not A Wonder (Live) 3:40 Capitol 4862
May 3 72 Babys, The Midnight Rendezvous 3:05 Chrysalis 2425
May 3 79 Cretones, The Real Love 3:15 Planet 45911
May 3 82 Ray Kennedy Just For The Moment 3:29 ARC 11242
May 3 82 Eddie Rabbitt Gone Too Far 3:22 Elektra 46613
May 10 8 Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein’ The Line 3:32 EMI America 8043
May 10 10 Pure Prairie League Let Me Love You Tonight 2:41 Casablanca 2266
May 10 36 Rick Pinette and Oak King Of The Hill 3:18 Mercury 76049
May 10 37 Rodney Crowell Ashes By Now 3:32 Warner 49224
May 10 43 Temptations, The Power 4:08 Gordy 7183
May 10 53 Captain and Tennille Happy Together (A Fantasy) 4:30 Casablanca 2264
May 10 53 Pink Floyd Run Like Hell 3:41 Columbia 11265
May 10 76 Ray, Goodman And Brown Inside Of You 4:00 Polydor 2077
May 17 4 Spinners Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A Long Time (Medley) 3:50 Atlantic 3664
May 17 12 Carole King One Fine Day 2:30 Capitol 4864
May 17 19 Joe Walsh All Night Long 3:32 Asylum 46639
May 17 22 Mickey Gilley Stand By Me 3:38 Full Moon 46640
May 17 39 Blondie Atomic 3:48 Chrysalis 2410
May 17 40 Change A Lover’s Holiday 3:59 RFC 49208
May 17 40 Alice Cooper Clones (We’re All) 2:50 Warner 49204
May 17 42 Glen Campbell and Rita Coolidge Somethin’ Bout You Baby I Like 2:45 Capitol 4865
May 17 45 Invisible Man’s Band, The All Night Thing 3:48 Mango 103
May 17 50 Pat Travers Band Is This Love 3:50 Polydor 2080
May 17 56 Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway Back Together Again 4:51 Atlantic 3661
May 17 72 Mary MacGregor Dancin’ Like Lovers 3:15 RSO
May 17 78 Motors, The Love And Loneliness 3:59 Virgin
May 17 83 Tourists, The I Only Want To Be With You 2:24 Epic 50850
May 24 1 Olivia Newton-John Magic 4:25 MCA 41247
May 24 1 Billy Joel It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me 2:55 Columbia 11276
May 24 14 Genesis Misunderstanding 3:10 Atlantic 3662
May 24 16 Electric Light Orchestra I’m Alive 3:46 MCA 41246
May 24 32 Journey Walks Like A Lady 3:16 Columbia 11275
May 24 38 Tommy Tutone Angel Say No 3:10 Columbia 11278
May 24 44 Cheap Trick Everything Works If You Let It 3:06 Epic 50887
May 24 55 Van Halen And the Cradle Will Rock 3:32 Warner 49501
May 24 67 Ozark Mountain Daredevils Take You Tonight 3:09 Columbia
May 24 70 Allan Clarke Slipstream 4:28 Elektra 46617
May 31 3 S.O.S. Band, The Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1 3:51 Tabu 9-5522
May 31 10 Kim Carnes More Love 3:40 EMI America 8045
May 31 11 Charlie Daniels Band, The In America 3:17 Epic 9-50888
May 31 18 Blues Brothers Gimme Some Lovin’ 3:05 Atlantic 3666
May 31 71 Joe Sun Shotgun Rider 3:26 Ovation 1141
May 31 77 REO Speedwagon Time For Me To Fly 3:39 Epic 50858

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 7 46 Player It’s For You 4:09 Casablanca 2265
Jun 7 76 Utopia The Very Last Time 3:38 Bearsville 49247
Jun 7 81 Crystal Gayle The Blue Side 3:16 Columbia 11270
Jun 7 84 Jags, The Back Of My Hand (I’ve Got Your Number) 3:22 Island 49202
Jun 7 86 Fleetwood Mac Sisters Of The Moon 4:40 Warner Bros. 49500
Jun 7 91 Triumph I Can Survive 3:45 RCA 11945
Jun 14 1 Christopher Cross Sailing 4:15 Warner 49507
Jun 14 2 Air Supply All Out Of Love 3:50 Arista 0520
Jun 14 4 Irene Cara Fame 3:48 RSO 1034
Jun 14 9 Pete Townshend Let My Love Open The Door 2:42 Atco 7217
Jun 14 11 Benny Mardones Into The Night 4:29 Polydor
Jun 14 15 Ali Thomson Take A Little Rhythm 3:26 A&M 2243
Jun 14 17 Boz Scaggs JoJo 4:09 Columbia 11281
Jun 14 18 Meco Empire Strikes Back (Medley) 3:02 RSO 1038
Jun 14 46 Gladys Knight and the Pips Landlord 3:44 Columbia 11239
Jun 14 52 Billy Preston and Syreeta One More Time For Love 3:52 Tamla 54312
Jun 14 52 Stephanie Mills Sweet Sensation 3:35 20th Century
Jun 14 58 Russ Ballard On The Rebound 3:08 Epic 50883
Jun 14 64 Anne Murray I’m Happy Just To Dance With You 3:51 Capitol
Jun 14 91 La Flavour Only The Lonely (Have A Reason To Be Sad) 3:45 Sweet City 7377
Jun 21 5 Eddie Rabbitt Drivin’ My Life Away 3:13 Elektra 46656
Jun 21 14 Kenny Rogers Love The World Away 3:11 United Artists 1359 A
Jun 21 20 Commodores Old-Fashion Love 3:24 Motown 1489
Jun 21 21 Natalie Cole Someone That I Used To Love 4:05 Capitol 4869
Jun 21 25 Dirt Band, The Make A Little Magic 3:32 United Artists 1356
Jun 21 30 Eric Clapton and his Band Tulsa Time 3:12 RSO 1039
Jun 21 47 KISS Shandi 3:33 Casablanca 2282
Jun 21 53 Average White Band Let’s Go ‘Round Again 4:05 Arista 0515
Jun 21 65 Pretenders, The Stop Your Sobbing 2:40 Sire 49506
Jun 21 68 Grateful Dead Alabama Getaway 3:29 Arista 0519
Jun 21 97 John Denver Dancing With The Mountains 3:21 RCA 12012
Jun 28 9 Larry Graham One In A Million You 4:10 Warner 49221
Jun 28 18 Fred Knoblock Why Not Me 3:43 Scotti Brothers 518
Jun 28 31 Linda Ronstadt I Can’t Let Go 2:41 Asylum 46654
Jun 28 42 Queen Play The Game 3:23 Elektra 46652
Jun 28 50 Firefall Love That Got Away 3:22 Atlantic 3670
Jun 28 50 Herb Alpert Beyond 4:04 A&M 2246
Jun 28 55 Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again 4:08 Warner
Jun 28 59 David Hudson Honey, Honey 3:50 Alston
Jun 28 66 Teri DeSario with K.C. Dancin’ In The Streets 3:10 Casablanca 2278
Jun 28 67 Gary Burbank with Band McNally Who Shot J.R.? 3:40 Ovation 1150
Jun 28 79 Tony Joe White I Get Off On It 3:02 Casablanca 2279
Jun 28 81 Kingbees, The My Mistake 2:49 RSO 1032

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 5 3 Rolling Stones, The Emotional Rescue 5:38 Rolling Stones 20001
Jul 5 4 George Benson Give Me The Night 3:41 Warner Bros. 49505
Jul 5 19 Jackson Browne Boulevard 3:15 Asylum 47003
Jul 5   Eric Clapton and his Band Cocaine 3:25 RSO 1039
Jul 5 51 Dr. Hook Years From Now 2:57 Capitol 4885
Jul 5 53 Roger Daltrey Free Me 3:59 Polydor 2105
Jul 5 70 Toby Beau If I Were You 3:24 RCA 11964
Jul 12 1 Diana Ross Upside Down 3:37 Motown 1494
Jul 12 5 Johnny Lee Lookin’ For Love 3:36 Full Moon/Asylum
Jul 12 7 Kenny Loggins I’m Alright 3:25 Columbia 11317
Jul 12 13 Ambrosia You’re The Only Woman (You And I) 4:20 Warner Bros. 49508
Jul 12 34 Jermaine Jackson You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me 3:52 Motown
Jul 12 71 Dave Mason Save Me 3:38 Columbia
Jul 12 72 Hotel Half Moon Silver 3:48 MCA
Jul 12 75 Eric Carmen It Hurts Too Much 3:53 Arista 0506
Jul 12 78 J. Geils Band Just Can’t Wait 3:11 EMI America 8047
Jul 12 87 Robin Lane and the Chartbusters When Things Go Wrong 3:14 Warner 49246
Jul 12 89 ZZ Top Cheap Sunglasses 2:40 Warner 49220
Jul 19 15 Robbie Dupree Hot Rod Hearts 3:34 Elektra 47005
Jul 19 30 Daryl Hall & John Oates How Does It Feel To Be Back 4:16 RCA PB-12048
Jul 19 31 Robert John Hey There Lonely Girl 3:08 EMI America
Jul 19 48 Poco Under The Gun 3:13 MCA 41269
Jul 19 54 Gerry Rafferty The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin’) 3:52 United Artists 1366
Jul 19 78 Paul Davis Cry Just A Little 3:42 Bang 4811
Jul 19 80 Rockie Robbins You And Me 3:49 A&M 2231
Jul 19 90 Frankie Valli Introducing Chris Forde Where Did We Go Wrong 3:34 MCA/Curb 41253
Jul 26 3 Pointer Sisters He’s So Shy 3:33 Planet 47916
Jul 26 14 Bob Seger You’ll Accomp’ny Me 3:36 Capitol 4904
Jul 26 23 Dionne Warwick No Night So Long 3:26 Arista 0527
Jul 26 38 Livingston Taylor First Time Love 2:41 Epic 50894
Jul 26 42 Pat Benatar You Better Run 3:02 Chrysalis 2450
Jul 26 53 Lenore O’Malley First… Be A Woman 3:35 Polydor 2055
Jul 26 55 Rossington Collins Band Don’t Misunderstand Me 3:32 MCA 41284
Jul 26 65 Touch (Call Me) When The Spirit Moves You 3:29 Atco 7222
Jul 26 81 Silencers, The Shiver And Shake 3:22 Precision
Jul 26 86 Ted Nugent Wango Tango 4:47 Epic
Jul 26 92 Eric Troyer Mirage 2:56 Chrysalis 2445

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 2 11 Carly Simon Jesse 4:18 Warner
Aug 2 13 Electric Light Orchestra All Over The World 4:04 MCA 41289
Aug 2 19 Billy Joel Don’t Ask Me Why 2:56 Columbia
Aug 2 53 Whitesnake Fool For Your Loving 4:04 Mirage 3672
Aug 2 64 Lipps, Inc. Rock It 3:23 Casablanca 2281
Aug 2 68 Yipes!! Darlin’ 2:28 Millennium 11791
Aug 2 77 Randy Vanwarmer Whatever You Decide 3:34 Bearsville 49258
Aug 2 81 Foghat Stranger In My Home Town 3:53 Bearsville 49510
Aug 2 86 Spider Everything Is Alright 3:10 Dreamland 103
Aug 9 6 Paul Simon Late In The Evening 4:03 Warner Bros. 49511
Aug 9 6 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before 3:29 20th Century 2460
Aug 9 8 Olivia Newton-John/The Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu 3:30 MCA
Aug 9 21 Stacy Lattisaw Let Me Be Your Angel 4:00 Cotillion
Aug 9 22 Amy Holland How Do I Survive 3:13 Capitol 4884
Aug 9 39 Elton John (Satorical Eloquence) Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More 4:44 MCA
Aug 9 41 Linda Clifford Red Light 3:38 RSO 1041
Aug 9 80 Roxy Music Over You 3:24 Atco 7301
Aug 16 1 Queen Another One Bites The Dust 3:32 Elektra 47031
Aug 16 19 Irene Cara Out Here On My Own 3:09 RSO 1048
Aug 16 29 Larsen-Feiten Band Who’ll Be The Fool Tonight 3:52 Warner Bros. 49282
Aug 16 31 Charlie Daniels Band The Legend Of Wooley Swamp 4:14 Epic 50921
Aug 16 48 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers 3:45 Mercury 76063
Aug 16 57 England Dan Seals Late At Night 3:26 Atlantic 3674
Aug 16 58 Jon and Vangelis I Hear You Now 4:12 Polydor
Aug 16 66 Mickey Gilley True Love Ways 2:54 Epic 50876
Aug 16 73 Brothers Johnson, The Treasure 4:09 A&M 2254
Aug 23 14 Boz Scaggs Look What You’ve Done To Me 4:06 Columbia 11349
Aug 23 34 Pure Prairie League I’m Almost Ready 2:45 Casablanca 2294
Aug 23 43 Kings, The Switchin’ To Glide 2:32 Elektra 47052
Aug 23 47 Ray, Goodman And Brown My Prayer 3:05 Polydor 2116
Aug 23 53 Split Enz I Got You 3:30 A&M 2252
Aug 23 55 Journey ‘Good Morning Girl/Stay Awhile’ 4:40 Columbia 11339
Aug 23 55 O’Jays, The Girl, Don’t Let It Get You Down 3:36 TSOP 4790
Aug 23 56 Chicago Thunder And Lightning 3:27 Columbia 11345
Aug 23 86 Michael Johnson You Can Call Me Blue 3:20 EMI America
Aug 30 14 Devo Whip It 2:37 Warner 49550
Aug 30 24 Al Stewart Midnight Rocks 3:48 Arista 0552
Aug 30 52 Teddy Pendergrass Can’t We Try 3:40 Philadelphia International 3107
Aug 30 61 Chic Rebels Are We 3:19 Atlantic 3665
Aug 30 63 Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol ‘My Guy/My Girl’ 3:39 Handshake
Aug 30 71 Deliverance Leaving L.A. 2:56 Columbia 11320
Aug 30 81 Kinks, The Lola (Live Version) 3:56 Arista 0541

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 6 1 Barbra Streisand Woman In Love 3:48 Columbia 1-11364
Sep 6 5 Diana Ross I’m Coming Out 3:54 Motown 1491
Sep 6 5 Doobie Brothers, The Real Love 4:16 Warner 49503
Sep 6 20 Willie Nelson On The Road Again 2:39 Columbia
Sep 6 33 Anne Murray Could I Have This Dance 3:14 Capitol
Sep 6 35 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long 3:28 Atlantic 3761 A
Sep 6 37 Cars, The Touch And Go 3:41 Elektra 47039
Sep 6 58 Genesis Turn It On Again 3:27 Atlantic 3751
Sep 6 87 Kurtis Blow The Breaks – Part 1 4:05 Mercury 76075
Sep 13 10 Cliff Richard Dreaming 3:37 EMI America 8057
Sep 13 20 Roger Daltrey Without Your Love 3:17 Polydor 2121
Sep 13 21 Waylon Theme From “The Dukes Of Hazzard” (Good Ol’ Boys) 2:06 RCA
Sep 13 36 Donna Summer Walk Away 3:44 Casablanca 2300
Sep 13 38 Nielsen/Pearson If You Should Sail 3:28 Capitol
Sep 13 42 Ali Thomson Live Every Minute 3:45 A&M 2280
Sep 13 58 Allman Brothers Band, The Angeline 3:15 Arista 0555
Sep 13 78 Eddie Money Running Back 3:44 Columbia
Sep 13 87 Dynasty I’ve Just Begun To Love You 3:34 Solar 12021
Sep 20 3 Donna Summer The Wanderer 3:44 Geffen 49563
Sep 20 5 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin’) 4:49 Tamla 54317
Sep 20 15 Supertramp Dreamer 3:30 A&M 2269
Sep 20 22 Jackson Browne That Girl Could Sing 4:34 Asylum 47036
Sep 20 40 Kansas Hold On 3:45 Kirshner 4291
Sep 20 44 Earth, Wind and Fire Let Me Talk 3:45 ARC 11366
Sep 20 54 Commodores Heroes 3:56 Motown 1495
Sep 20 98 Jay Black Part Of Me That Needs You Most 3:48 Midsong 72012
Sep 27 2 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say 3:40 Warner 49565
Sep 27 12 Daryl Hall & John Oates You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling 4:10 RCA Victor 12103
Sep 27 12 Jacksons, The Lovely One 3:45 Epic 9-50938
Sep 27 24 Don Williams I Believe In You 4:04 MCA 41304
Sep 27 26 Rolling Stones, The She’s So Cold 4:10 Rolling Stones 21001
Sep 27 27 John Cougar This Time 4:18 Riva 205
Sep 27 27 Jimmy Hall I’m Happy That Love Has Found You 3:19 Epic 9-50931
Sep 27 36 Vapors, The Turning Japanese 3:19 United Artists 1364
Sep 27 67 Frank Stallone Case Of You 3:05 Scotti Brothers 603

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 4 1 Kenny Rogers Lady 3:51 Liberty 1380
Oct 4 9 Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot 2:50 Chrysalis 2464
Oct 4 44 Kim Carnes Cry Like A Baby 3:05 EMI America 8058
Oct 4 86 Zapp More Bounce To The Ounce (Part 1) 3:59 Warner 49534
Oct 11 15 Christopher Cross Never Be The Same 4:08 Warner Bros. 49580
Oct 11 18 Korgis, The Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime 3:49 Asylum 47055
Oct 11 36 Billy Joel Sometimes A Fantasy 4:19 Columbia
Oct 11 49 Doolittle Band, The Who Were You Thinkin’ Of 2:45 Columbia 11355
Oct 11 52 707 I Could Be Good For You 3:45 Casablanca 2280
Oct 11 70 Meco Love Theme From Shogun (Mariko’s Theme) 2:55 RSO 1052
Oct 11 72 Pete Townshend A Little Is Enough 3:10 Atco 7312
Oct 11 74 Poco Midnight Rain 4:25 MCA 41326
Oct 11 90 Jim Hurt I Love Women 3:41 Scotti Brothers 605
Oct 11 92 Wayne Massey One Life To Live 3:22 Polydor 2112
Oct 18 22 Randy Meisner Deep Inside My Heart 3:24 Epic
Oct 18 51 Mac Davis Texas In My Rear View Mirror 4:15 Casablanca 2305
Oct 18 61 George Benson Love X Love 3:48 Warner Bros. 49570
Oct 18 65 Eddie Money (with Valerie Carter) Let’s Be Lovers Again 3:54 Columbia
Oct 18 66 Robbin Thompson Band Brite Eyes 6:24 Ovation 1157
Oct 18 74 B-52’s, The Private Idaho 3:33 Warner 49537
Oct 18 88 Burt Reynolds Let’s Do Something Cheap And Superficial 2:20 MCA 51004
Oct 25 1 Kool & The Gang Celebration 3:42 De-Lite 807
Oct 25 5 Air Supply Every Woman In The World 3:25 Arista 0564
Oct 25 9 Diana Ross It’s My Turn 3:53 Motown 1496
Oct 25 10 Police, The De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 4:09 A&M 2275
Oct 25 20 Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard Suddenly 3:58 MCA 51007
Oct 25 40 Paul Simon One-Trick Pony 3:54 Warner
Oct 25 70 Robert John Sherry 2:53 EMI America
Oct 25 76 Larry Graham When We Get Married 3:37 Warner 49581

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 1 2 Neil Diamond Love On The Rocks 3:41 Capitol 4939
Nov 1 3 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb Guilty 4:24 Columbia 38-11390
Nov 1 1 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over 3:54 Geffen 49604
Nov 1 23 Harry Chapin Sequel 6:36 Boardwalk 8-5700
Nov 1 34 Dr. Hook Girls Can Get It 3:17 Casablanca 2314
Nov 1 68 Billy Burnette on’t Say No 3:02 Columbia 11380
Nov 8 1 Eddie Rabbitt I Love A Rainy Night 3:08 Elektra 47066
Nov 8 18 Tierra Together 4:22 Boardwalk 5702
Nov 8 5 Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart 3:19 Columbia 11391
Nov 8 42 Bob Seger The Horizontal Bop 3:20 Capitol 4951
Nov 8 48 Cheap Trick Stop This Game 3:50 Epic 50942
Nov 8 50 Marcy Levy and Robin Gibb Help Me! 3:26 RSO 1047
Nov 8 52 Pointer Sisters Could I Be Dreaming 3:31 Planet 47820
Nov 8 68 Rupert Holmes Morning Man 3:42 MCA
Nov 8 76 Eric Clapton and his Band Blues Power (Live) 3:33 RSO 1051
Nov 15 1 Blondie The Tide Is High 3:50 Chrysalis 2465
Nov 15 40 L.T.D. Shine On 3:55 A&M 2283
Nov 15 42 Babys, The Turn And Walk Away 3:10 Chrysalis 2467
Nov 15 47 Climax Blues Band Gotta Have More Love 3:27 Warner 49605
Nov 15 79 Chic Real People 3:45 Atlantic 3768
Nov 15 89 Reddings, The Remote Control 3:58 Believe In a Dream 5600
Nov 15 89 Pete Townshend Rough Boys 4:00 Atco 7317
Nov 22 5 Rod Stewart Passion 5:29 Warner Bros. 49617
Nov 22 8 ABBA The Winner Takes It All 4:56 Atlantic 3776 A
Nov 22 8 Heart Tell It Like It Is 3:47 Epic 19-50950
Nov 22 10 Barry Manilow I Made It Through The Rain 4:23 Arista
Nov 22 15 Andy Gibb Time Is Time 3:31 RSO 1059
Nov 22 24 Doobie Brothers, The One Step Closer 4:09 Warner 49622
Nov 22 28 Fred Knoblock and Susan Anton Killin’ Time (Duet Susan Anton) 3:34 Scotti Brothers 609
Nov 22 33 Michael Stanley Band He Can’t Love You 3:35 EMI America 8063
Nov 22 37 Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin’ 3:36 Gordy
Nov 22 39 Bette Midler My Mother’s Eyes 2:24 Atlantic 3771
Nov 22 51 Rockpile Teacher Teacher 2:35 Columbia 11388
Nov 22   Kings, The The Beat Goes On 3:08 Elektra 47052B
Nov 22 48 Earth, Wind and Fire You 3:56 ARC 11407
Nov 22 62 Dionne Warwick Easy Love 3:15 Arista 0572
Nov 22   Chic Chip Off The Old Block 5:00 Atlantic 3768
Nov 29 1 Dolly Parton 9 To 5 2:42 RCA 12133
Nov 29 1 REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You 3:22 Epic 19-50953
Nov 29 10 Steely Dan Hey Nineteen 4:44 MCA 51036
Nov 29 14 Boz Scaggs (with Lisa Dal Bello) Miss Sun 4:10 Columbia 11406
Nov 29 24 Ronnie Milsap Smoky Mountain Rain 3:42 RCA 12084
Nov 29 33 Donna Summer Cold Love 3:11 Geffen 49634
Nov 29 44 Teddy Pendergrass Love T.K.O. 3:39 Philadelphia International 3116
Nov 29 44 Queen Need Your Loving Tonight 2:47 Elektra 47086
Nov 29 73 Manhattan Transfer, The Trickle Trickle 2:19 Atlantic
Nov 29 89 Pendulum Gypsy Spirit 3:42 Venture 131

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1980

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 6 8 Delbert McClinton Giving It Up For Your Love 3:27 Capitol/MSS 4948
Dec 6 16 Alan Parsons Project Games People Play 3:17 Arista 0573
Dec 6 22 Jacksons Heartbreak Hotel 4:49 Epic 19-50959
Dec 6 70 David Bowie Fashion 2:32 RCA 12134
Dec 6 77 Pure Prairie League I Can’t Stop The Feelin’ 3:36 Casablanca 2319
Dec 13 9 Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne 5:18 Full Moon 50961
Dec 13 11 Stevie Wonder I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It 4:39 Tamla 54320
Dec 13 17 Cliff Richard A Little In Love 3:23 EMI-America 8068
Dec 13 29 Donnie Iris Ah! Leah! 3:41 MCA/Carousel 51025
Dec 13 46 Rita Coolidge Fool That I Am 3:07 A&M 2281
Dec 13 71 Oak Set The Night On Fire 3:47 Mercury
Dec 13 62 Supertramp Breakfast In America (Live) 2:36 A&M 2292
Dec 13 69 Star Wars Intergalactic Droid Choir and Chorale What Can You Get A Wookie For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?) 3:23 RSO 1058
Dec 13 91 Four Seasons, The Spend The Night In Love 3:59 Warner/Curb 49597
Dec 20 21 Eagles Seven Bridges Road 3:02 Asylum 47100
Dec 20 37 AC/DC Back In Black 4:17 Atlantic 3787
Dec 20 39 Blues Brothers Who’s Making Love 3:30 Atlantic 3785
Dec 20 55 Shalamar Full Of Fire 3:36 Solar 12152
Dec 20 58 Dire Straits Skateaway 4:45 Warner 49632
Dec 20 94 Jackie English Once A Night 3:30 Venture 135
Dec 27 31 Outlaws (Ghost) Riders In The Sky 3:29 Arista 0582
Dec 27 56 Aretha Franklin United Together 4:06 Arista 0569
Dec 27 76 Kansas Got To Rock On 3:19 Kirshner 4292
Dec 27 79 J.D. Drews Don’t Want No-Body 4:25 Unicorn 9500
Dec 27 82 Willis “The Guard” and Vigorish Merry Christmas In The NFL 3:30 Handshake