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List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1980 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1980.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1980
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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Singles from 1979
December 8 "Deja Vu" Dionne Warwick 1 January 19 10
December 15 "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love" Rita Coolidge 3 January 5 8
December 22 "Coward of the Country" Kenny Rogers 5 January 5 5
"Looks Like Love Again" Dann Rogers 6 January 5 6
Singles from 1980
January 5 "Yes, I'm Ready" Teri DeSario & K.C. 1 January 26 7
January 19 "When I Wanted You" Barry Manilow 1 February 16 9
January 26 "September Morn'" Neil Diamond 2 January 26 7
"Longer" Dan Fogelberg 1 February 9 10
February 2 "Daydream Believer" Anne Murray 1 March 1 8
February 9 "Him" Rupert Holmes 4 March 8 10
"Working My Way Back to You" The Spinners 5 March 1 5
"Give It All You Got" Chuck Mangione 1 February 23 9
February 16 "Kiss Me in the Rain" Barbra Streisand 9 February 16 1
"Desire" Andy Gibb 9 March 1 4
February 23 "Three Times in Love" Tommy James 1 March 29 9
"Let Me Go, Love" Nicolette Larson & Michael McDonald 9 February 23 2
March 8 "Lost in Love" Air Supply 1 March 22 11
March 15 "With You I'm Born Again" Billy Preston & Syreeta 2 April 12 7
"Sexy Eyes" Dr. Hook 6 April 5 6
"I Can't Tell You Why" Eagles 3 April 19 7
March 22 "Where Does the Lovin' Go" David Gates 9 March 22 1
March 29 "Pilot of the Airwaves" Charlie Dore 4 April 19 5
"Only a Lonely Heart Sees" Felix Cavaliere 2 April 19 6
April 5 "Fire in the Morning" Melissa Manchester 8 April 12 2
April 12 "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes 2 April 26 8
April 19 "Heart Hotels" Dan Fogelberg 3 May 3 7
"After You" Dionne Warwick 10 April 19 1
April 26 "Do Right" Paul Davis 4 May 3 5
"The Rose" Bette Midler 1 May 10 13
"I Can't Help It" Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John 8 May 3 5
May 3 "Gee Whiz" Bernadette Peters 3 May 10 5
"Biggest Part of Me" Ambrosia 3 May 17 11
"I Don't Want to Walk Without You" Barry Manilow 2 May 24 10
May 10 "Lucky Me" Anne Murray 8 May 24 3
May 24 "She's Out of My Life" Michael Jackson 4 June 7 9
May 31 "Little Jeanie" Elton John 1 June 14 10
"Should've Never Let You Go" Neil & Dara Sedaka 3 June 14 7
"Theme from New York, New York" Frank Sinatra 10 May 31 1
June 7 "Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time" The Spinners 3 June 28 9
"Let Me Love You Tonight" Pure Prairie League 1 June 28 13
"Against the Wind" Bob Seger 8 June 14 2
"Steal Away" Robbie Dupree 5 July 19 8
June 21 "Magic" Olivia Newton-John 1 July 19 12
July 12 "Love the World Away" Kenny Rogers 8 July 26 5
July 19 "Stand By Me" Mickey Gilley 3 August 2 6
"More Love" Kim Carnes 6 August 2 6
July 26 "Where Did We Go Wrong" Frankie Valli & Chris Forde 4 August 16 5
"Sailing" Christopher Cross 10 July 26 2
August 2 "Why Not Me" Fred Knoblock 1 August 23 7
August 9 "Take a Little Rhythm" Ali Thomson 4 August 23 4
"Love That Got Away" Firefall 9 August 9 2
"All Out of Love" Air Supply 5 August 30 6
August 16 "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris 10 August 16 2
August 23 "Drivin' My Life Away" Eddie Rabbitt 3 September 20 8
August 30 "Don't Ask Me Why" Billy Joel 1 September 6 9
"No Night So Long" Dionne Warwick 1 September 20 9
"Someone That I Used to Love" Natalie Cole 3 September 6 4
"You're the Only Woman (You & I)" Ambrosia 5 September 13 6
September 6 "Late in the Evening" Paul Simon 7 September 13 5
"Lookin' for Love" Johnny Lee 10 September 6 1
September 13 "Xanadu" Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 2 October 11 8
"Hey There Lonely Girl" Robert John 10 September 13 2
September 20 "Woman in Love" Barbra Streisand 1 October 11 12
"Jesse" Carly Simon 8 September 27 6
September 27 "Never Knew Love Like This Before" Stephanie Mills 5 October 4 8
"Look What You've Done to Me" Boz Scaggs 3 October 18 7
October 11 "Could I Have This Dance" Anne Murray 3 November 1 6
"Real Love" The Doobie Brothers 10 October 11 2
October 18 "Lady" Kenny Rogers 1 November 15 10
October 25 "On the Road Again" Willie Nelson 7 November 1 5
November 1 "More Than I Can Say" Leo Sayer 1 December 27 12
"Without Your Love" Roger Daltrey 4 November 22 7
"Never Be the Same" Christopher Cross 1 December 13 11
November 8 "Suddenly" Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard 4 December 27 12
November 22 "I Believe in You" Don Williams 8 December 13 5
December 13 "It's My Turn" Diana Ross 9 December 20 6

1979 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1980 which peaked in 1979
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October 20 "You're Only Lonely" J.D. Souther 1 November 17 13
November 24 "Do That to Me One More Time" Captain & Tennille 4 December 8 11
December 15 "Cool Change" Little River Band 8 December 22 6
"We Don't Talk Anymore" Cliff Richard 5 December 15 7

1981 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1980 which peaked in 1981
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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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November 15 "Love on the Rocks" Neil Diamond 3 January 17 12
November 22 "Every Woman in the World" Air Supply 2 January 17 11
November 29 "Guilty" Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb 5 January 17 9
December 20 "I Love a Rainy Night" Eddie Rabbitt 1 January 17 9
December 27 "I Made It Through the Rainbow" Barry Manilow 4 January 24 7
"The Winner Takes It All" ABBA 1 February 7 11

See also[edit]

  • List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1980 (U.S.)

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