My favorite songs, 1980

More music to enjoy: Previous year | Next year

My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1980 (out of 42 listed here):

  1. Madness – Baggy trousers **/****
  2. The Specials – International jet set **
  3. Black Slate – Amigo **

Other favorites:

  • The Beat – Can’t get used to losing you **
  • The Blues Brothers – Everybody needs somebody to love **
  • Change – A lover’s holiday **
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno **/****
  • George Benson – Give me the night **
  • The Jacksons – Can you feel it **
  • The Jacksons – Lovely one **
  • The Jacksons – Walk right now **
  • Henri-Pierre Noel – Funky spider dance **
  • Kate Bush – Babooshka ****
  • Kurtis Blow – The breaks **
  • Leon Haywood – Don’t push it, don’t force it **
  • Lime – Your love **
  • Lucho Bermudez Y Su Orquesta – Tolu
  • Madness – Embarrassment **/****
  • Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie **
  • Pino D’Angio – Ma quale idea ****/#
  • Sniff ‘N The Tears – Driver’s seat ****
  • The Specials – Stereotypes **
  • Stevie Wonder – Master blaster (Jammin) **
  • Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime ****
  • Tom Browne – Funkin’ for Jamaica **
  • TS Monk – Bon bon vie **
  • Ultravox – Vienna ****

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Blondie – Call me ****
  • Dolly Dots – The dreammachine ****/#
  • Kid Creole & The Coconuts Presents Coati Mundi – Que pasa/Mi no pop 1
  • The Kinks – Lola (live) ****
  • Lakeside – Fantastic voyage **
  • Odyssey – Use it up and wear it out **
  • Yarbrough & People – Don’t stop the music **

Bubbling under:

  • Codona – Que faser **
  • Gibson Brothers – Que sera mi vida **
  • Grace Jones – Private life ****
  • June Lodge – Someone loves you honey ****
  • Light Of The World – London town **
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Di Black Petty booshwah **
  • Maze – Joy and pain **
  • Shakin Stevins – This ole house ****/#
  • The Whispers – It’s a love thing **



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>