Summer Chart Flashback: Summer Singles 1980

The Summer of 1980 saw eighty-three singles appear on WLS's Musicradio Forty-fives weekly surveys from May 31st through September 6th.  Using a new formula cooked up to reward not just a single's longevity but also it's Top 10 and #1 achievements and accomplishments as well as the number of grooves on each side of the record, HERC spent about an hour determining which were the Top 45 Summer 1980 Singles.  Ten of the singles appeared on each of the fifteen surveys, three of the singles spent more than ten weeks in the Top 10 and five singles topped the charts.  Five artists appear twice in the Top 45 Singles of Summer 1980: Air Supply, Billy Joel, Christopher Cross, Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes.  Below, HERC reveals the Top 45:

45It's Hard To Be Humble - Mac Davis
44Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
43Breakdown Dead Ahead - Boz Scaggs
42Stomp - Brothers Johnson
41All Night Long - Joe Walsh
40Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
39Train In Vain - The Clash
38Pilot Of The Airwaves - Charlie Dore*
37One Fine Day - Carole King
36All Out Of Love - Air Supply
35More Love - Kim Carnes
34Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt
33Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook
32Shining Star - The Manhattans
31Love The World Away - Kenny Rogers
30Love Stinks - J. Geils Band
29Boulevard - Jackson Browne
28Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time - The Spinners
27Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2) - Pink Floyd
26Upside Down - Diana Ross
25Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend*
24Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross
23Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer - Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
22Little Jeannie - Elton John
21Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel*
20Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
19You May Be Right - Billy Joel
18Sailing - Christopher Cross
17Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia
16Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
15In America - Charlie Daniles Band
14Call Me - Blondie
13Against The Wind - Bob Seger*
12Tired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette*
11Cars - Gary Numan
10Steal Away - Robbie Dupree
9Funkytown - Lipps Inc
8Misunderstanding - Genesis
7Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
6Gimme Some Lovin' - The Blues Brothers*
5The Rose - Bette Midler
4Lost In Love - Air Supply
3Magic - Olivia Newton-John
2It's Still Rock N Roll To Me - Billy Joel
1Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings

* song not yet available on Spotify
survey image courtesy of Chicagoland Radio and Media
survey raw data courtesy of Doug Scherer and Scott Childers

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