1980’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medAs far as Anglo hits go, only three songs by Canadian artists made RPM Magazine’s year-end Top 100 of 1980, the most successful being Martha and the Muffins’ “Echo Beach” (16th of the year). “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)” by the United Kingdom’s Pink Floyd was named the biggest song of the year in Canada. We have also included below all songs by Canadians that made RPM’s weekly Top 40 throughout the year, citing their peak position on the charts. Bear in mind that this is a picture of cross-Canada success. Songs may have charted much higher or lower in various cities as radio stations tend to give local artists more support. Eight Franco hits by Canadians made CKOI’s year-end Top 50, the top position being #4 by Diane Tell’s “Gilberto”. Below the list, check out some cool trivia about the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.

1980 FRANCO HITS

TITLE ARTIST YE
Gilberto Diane Tell 4
Dans Paris Garolou 16
J`lache Pas Corbeau 23
Alys en cinemascope Diane Dufresne 26
Marie-lou Robert Leroux 30
Quand tu te laisses aller Dwight Druick 33
Conversation telephonique Fabienne Thibeault 41
La danse du monde Richard Seguin 46

1980 ANGLO HITS

TITLE ARTIST YE WP
Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins 16 5
Fine State of Affairs Burton Cummings 48 10
Janine Trooper 49 7
Young and Restless Prism   14
Daydream Believer Anne Murray   17
Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray   19
White Hot Red Rider   20
Too Bad Doug and the Slugs   20
Under My Thumb Streetheart   20
The Spirit of the Radio Rush   22
My Mistake The King Bees*   24
Somethin’ On My Mind Teenage Head   26
The Kid Is Hot Tonite Loverboy   30
Can I Come Near Graham Shaw   32
Night to Remember Prism   33
Doin’ It Right Powder Blues Band   40

* Partly Canadian

1980 CHOICE TRIVIA

1980 Trivia

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