Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Rush and Pretenders.
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1980
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31,149
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1980
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17,017
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1980
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11,339
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Buy album United States
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1980
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5,979
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Buy album United States
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1980
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4,942
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1980
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4,439
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1980
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4,097
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1980
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3,114
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Buy album United States
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1980
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3,010
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1980
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2,897
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 315 32%
United Kingdom 293 29%
Germany 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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