Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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 Pretenders.
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1980
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35,029
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21,502
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13,103
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5,674
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5,170
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5,080
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4,761
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3,278
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3,239
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3,112
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 334 33%
United Kingdom 276 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 35 4%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 941 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? 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. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
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. Forever Changes by Love
18. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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