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Hear the Top 180 Songs of 1980; Part 2 150-101

A guide by Tony J. Jorgenson (Cincinnati, Ohio United States)

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1980 was the year the whole world changed. It's amazing what 30 years can do to a countdown and the perception of a particular song. What's even more amazing is just how much music, and many of these individual bands changed in just a short time. In 1980, The Velvet Underground (the band responsible for a good portion of the songs in this list) debut was just 13 years old. Now, it would be like an album that came out in 1997. Doesn't seem like much has changed since '97- at least not too drastic, even though America voted for it. But 1980...see for yourself.

Some of these bands were just getting started, and now considered legends. Others, had been legends but seemed a bit washed up already this year. Some were obscure and remain obscure. Some have become staples at the grocery store, some influenced today's great music like Broken Social Scene. And some, were weird then, and remain on the cutting edge today.

We ask, has society progressed since this point? Or digressed?


150-126

For a more detailed analysis of these songs, please visit:
http://top180of1980.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-180-of-180-part-3.html

To hear all of these songs in order please visit:
http://www.8tracks.com/tneal822/the-top-180-of-1980-part-3-150-126

150. Loco Mosquito 3:15
Iggy Pop
Soldier

149. The Power of Positive Drinking 2:16
Lou Reed
Growing Up in Public

148. On Islands 4:25
New Musik
From A To B

147. Dolls 5:03
Human Sexual Response
Fig. 15

146. The Etcetera Stroll 4:43
The Monochrome Set
Best of the Monochrome Set

Technically off the album Strange Boutique.

145. Double Happy 3:28
Split Enz
True Colours

144. The Joy Circuit 5:13
Gary Numan
Telekon

143. Walk Away 4:25
Black Sabbath
Heaven & Hell

142. Hobnobbin' With the Executives 1:54
The Suburbs
In Combo

141. The Prisoner 1:57
D.O.A.
Something Better Change

140. Solid Gone 2:20
Madness
Absolutely

139. Gordon 3:27
The Cravats
<ASIN: B000IY01L6

138. Spring Any Day Now 3:05
Fred Frith
Gravity

137. I'm Getting Ready to Go 3:52
Michael Hurley
Snockgrass

136. Being Boiled 4:23
The Human League
Travelogue

135. Tin Soldiers 4:47
Stiff Little Fingers
Nobody's Hero

134. Make Me a Memory 6:35
Grover Washington Jr.
Winelight

133. Vagabond Moon 4:05
Willie Nile
Willie Nile

132. Longer 3:21
Dan Fogelberg
Phoenix

131. The Passenger 4:07
Wall of Voodoo
Wall Of Voodoo

130. Don't Stand So Close to Me 3:58
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

129. Sharp Cutting Wings 3:25
Lucinda Williams
Happy Woman Blues

128. Pressing On 5:14
Bob Dylan
Saved

127. Loneliness 3:00
Tuxedomoon
Half Mute / Scream With a View

126. Baby 2:53
Comsat Angels
Waiting for a Miracle


125-101

For a more detailed description here, please visit:
http://top180of1980.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-180-of-180-part-4125-101.html

And, to hear this group of songs in this exact order, copy & paste this address

http://www.8tracks.com/tneal822/the-top-180-songs-of-1980-countdown-125-101

125. The Friend Catcher 4:21
The Birthday Party
Hee-Haw

124. Signing Off 4:25
UB40
Signing Off

123. Nightporter 6:59
Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids

122. Running Wild 5:02
Roxy Music
Flesh & Blood

121. Time 5:04
The Alan Parsons Project
Turn of a Friendly Card

120. I'm a Fool For Loving Her 3:27
George Jones
I Am What I Am

119. Requiem For a Father 5:08
The Durutti Column
Return of the Durutti Column

118. Indecision 4:24
Martha & The Muffins
Metro Music

117. Set the House Ablaze 5:02
The Jam
Sound Affects

116. I Got the Hots 4:43
The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight . . . And How It Got There

115. Egypt 4:12
Kate Bush
Never For Ever

114. Amused as Always 4:21
The Associates
Affectionate Punch

113. Four Minutes from the Frontline 4:23
Crispy Ambulance
Frozen Blood

112. Choir 3:21
A Certain Ratio
Early

111. You're On Your Own 4:12
Section 25
Dirty Disco (Best Of)

110. City Gross-markt 3:46
Carambolage
S/T

109. Monkey 6:19
Family Fodder
More Great Hits

108. Gaucho 5:33
Steely Dan
Gaucho

107. Pain Topics 4:27
Lemon Kittens
We Buy a Hammer for Daddy

106. Love Stinks 3:40
J. Geils Band
Love Stinks

105. Alptraum 6:12
Nina Hagen
Unbehagen

104. When I Dream 5:38
The Teardrop Explodes
Kilimanjaro

103. I Can't Escape Myself 3:56
The Sound
Jeopardy + 4 bonus tracks (the "Live Instinct EP")

102. Berlin 6:57
Crawling Chaos
The Gas Chair

101. The Picture Makers vs Children of the Sea 9:30
Snakefinger
Greener Postures

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