Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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 Dire Straits.
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1980
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32,966
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1980
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18,505
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1980
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12,067
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5,846
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1980
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5,408
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1980
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4,558
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4,523
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3,201
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3,153
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 328 33%
United Kingdom 285 29%
Germany 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 942 94%
Yes 58 6%
Live? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Artists of 1987
1. U2
2. Guns N' Roses
3. The Smiths
4. Prince
5. Dinosaur Jr.
6. Michael Jackson
7. R.E.M.
8. Depeche Mode
9. Sonic Youth
10. Def Leppard
11. The Cure
12. New Order
13. INXS
14. The Jesus And Mary Chain
15. Pixies
16. Eric B. & Rakim
17. Midnight Oil
18. Fleetwood Mac
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. George Michael
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