Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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35,689
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1980
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20,898
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1980
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12,945
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1980
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6,067
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1980
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5,552
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1980
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4,932
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1980
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4,657
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1980
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3,237
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1980
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3,232
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1980
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3,195
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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 275 28%
Germany 55 6%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 938 94%
Yes 62 6%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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