Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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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34,952
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1980
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21,514
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1980
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13,326
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1980
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5,790
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1980
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5,332
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1980
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5,115
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1980
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4,773
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1980
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3,343
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1980
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3,314
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1980
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3,025
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 275 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 940 94%
Yes 60 6%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
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