Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, Dead Kennedys, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits and Rush.
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1980
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35,462
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1980
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20,626
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12,858
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5,897
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5,591
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4,812
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4,660
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3,346
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3,245
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Total albums: 937. Page 1 of 94

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 54 5%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 937 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
9. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
18. Forever Changes by Love
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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