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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Year of Release:
1980
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31,171
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1980
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17,034
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1980
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11,319
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1980
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5,931
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Buy album United States
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1980
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4,934
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1980
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4,399
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1980
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4,097
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Year of Release:
1980
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3,099
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1980
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3,008
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1980
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2,900
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 317 32%
United Kingdom 293 29%
Germany 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
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%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
11. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
14. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
15. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
16. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
17. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
18. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Greatest Albums Of All Time by Hartbeat! (1996)
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