Top 100 Singles of 1980 in Canada

pink floyd - the wallAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1980 in Canada was Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”. Just three songs from the year-end top 100 chart below are from Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The top Canadian song was Martha and the Muffins’ (also known as M+M) “Echo Beach” (#16). The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. On a side note, the original chart from RPM magazine is missing #36. We have assumed that it is Air Supply’s “All Out of Love” as it was the only top 5 hit through the year absent from the chart. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Another Brick in the Wall II Pink Floyd
2 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
3 Call Me Blondie
4 Coward of the County Kenny Rogers
5 Cars Gary Numan
6 It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel
7 Misunderstanding Genesis
8 Please Don’t Go K.C. & the Sunshine Band
9 The Rose Bette Midler
10 Magic Olivia Newton-John
11 Coming Up Paul McCartney
12 Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones
13 Ladies Night Kool and the Gang
14 Funkytown Lipps Inc
15 Little Jeannie Elton John
16 Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins
17 Rock with You Michael Jackson
18 Refugee Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
19 Escape Rupert Holmes
20 Rock Lobster The B-52s
21 Ride Like the Wind Christopher Cross
22 Fire Lake Bob Seger
23 On the Radio Donna Summer
24 Sailing Christopher Cross
25 Do That to Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
26 An American Dream The Dirt Band
27 Rapper’s Delight The Sugarhill Gang
28 Tired of Toein’ the Line Rocky Burnette
29 We Don’t Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
30 Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
31 Boulevard Jackson Browne
32 Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
33 Another One Bites the Dust Queen
34 Message in a Bottle The Police
35 Let My Love Open the Door Pete Townshend
36 All Out of Love Air Supply
37 Don’t Do Me Like That Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
38 Pilot of the Airwaves Charlie Dore
39 Babe Styx
40 You May Be Right Billy Joel
41 Against the Wind Bob Seger
42 Brass in Pocket The Pretenders
43 I Can’t Tell You Why The Eagles
44 Working My Way Back to You The Spinners
45 Don’t Ask Me Why Billy Joel
46 Cocaine/Tulsa Time Eric Clapton
47 Romeo’s Tune Steve Forbert
48 Fine State of Affairs Burton Cummings
49 Janine Trooper
50 Shining Star The Manhattans
51 Lost in Love Air Supply
52 Upside Down Diana Ross
53 We Live For Love Pat Benatar
54 This Is It Kenny Loggins
55 I Don’t Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
56 Woman in Love Barbara Streisand
57 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
58 No More Tears Streisand/Summer
59 Money The Flying Lizards
60 I’m Alive ELO
61 Dreamer Supertramp
62 The Long Run The Eagles
63 The Wanderer Donna Summer
64 Why Me Styx
65 Sexy Eyes Dr. Hook
66 Don’t Stand So Close to Me The Police
67 Breakdown Dead Ahead Boz Scaggs
68 Desire Andy Gibb
69 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
70 You’ll Accompany Me Bob Seger
71 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
72 With You I’m Born Again Billy Preston
73 Yes I’m Ready Teri DeSario
74 Send One Your Love Stevie Wonder
75 I’m Alright Kenny Loggins
76 Take the Long Way Home Supertramp
77 Still The Commodores
78 Making Plans for Nigel XTC
79 She’s So Cold The Rolling Stones
80 Cool Change Little River Band
81 Sara Fleetwood Mac
82 Fool in the Rain Led Zeppelin
83 Dreaming Cliff Richard
84 Real Love The Doobie Brothers
85 Into the Night Benny Mardones
86 Jane Jefferson Starship
87 It’s Hard to Be Humble Mac Davis
88 All Night Long Joe Walsh
89 Heartache Tonight The Eagles
90 More Love Kim Carnes
91 Let’s Talk Dirty The Knack
92 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
93 Turning Japanese The Vapors
94 Dream Police Cheap Trick
95 Head Games Foreigner
96 Peter Piper Frank Mills
97 Let Me Love You Tonight Pure Prairie League
98 He’s So Shy The Pointer Sisters
99 Jesse Carly Simon
100 Him Rupert Holmes
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