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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Refugee

"Refugee" is a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was released as single in January 1980 as the second single from their album Damn the Torpedoes, and peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was included in their album "Damn the Torpedoes" (1979).

Barbra Streisand - Woman in Love

"Woman in Love" is a song performed by Barbra Streisand and taken from her 1980 album, Guilty. The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The song reached the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, spent three weeks at number one. It was the Streisand's fifth number one hit on that chart.

Irene Cara - Fame

"Fame" is a pop song, written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford and released in 1980 that achieved chart success as the theme song to the Fame film and TV series. The song was performed by Irene Cara, it was also her debut single as a recording artist. "Fame" rose to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1980. It also reached number one on the Billboard dance chart for one week.

Captain & Tennille - Do that to me one more time

"Do That to Me One More Time" is a song performed by the American pop duo Captain & Tennille. It was their 13th charting hit in the United States, and their second number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 16, 1980. The song was included on the duo's 1979 studio album, Make Your Move.

Blondie - Call Me

"Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. Produced and co-written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in the United States in early 1980 as a single, "Call Me" was No. 1 for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it became the band's biggest single and second No. 1.

Kool & The Gang - Celebration

"Celebration" is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!. It was the band's first and only single to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary

"Johnny and Mary" is a song written and originally performed by Robert Palmer. Palmer's version was recorded in 1980 at Compass Point Studios, New Providence, in the Bahamas. The song was featured on Palmer's album Clues (1980). "Johnny and Mary" was used as the signature tune in advertisements promoting Renault cars throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Journey - Any Way You Want It

"Any Way You Want It" is a song by American rock band Journey. It was released in February 1980 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Departure.

KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go

"Please Don't Go" is a song recorded and released in 1979 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album Do You Wanna Go Party. It was number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, and the first number-one hit of the 1980s.

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

"You Shook Me All Night Long" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, from the album Back in Black. The song also reappeared on their later album Who Made Who. It is AC/DC's first single with Brian Johnson as the lead singer, replacing Bon Scott who died of alcohol poisoning in February 1980.  It reached number 35 on the  USA's Hot 100  pop singles chart in  1980 . The single was re-released internationally in 1986, following the release of the album  Who Made Who . 

AC/DC - Back In Black

"Back in Black" is a song by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released as the lead single from their seventh album of the same name on 21 December 1980 through Atlantic Records.

Genesis - Misunderstanding

"Misunderstanding" is a song by English rock band Genesis, released on their 1980 album Duke. It reached No. 14 in the U.S. and No. 42 in the UK.

Michael Jackson - She's Out of My Life

"She's Out of My Life" is a song written by American songwriter Tom Bahler and performed by American singer Michael Jackson. The song was released as the fourth single from Jackson's 1979 album Off the Wall released on April 19, 1980.

Men At Work - Down Under

"Down Under" is a song recorded by Australian rock band Men at Work. It was originally released in 1980 as the B-side to their first local single titled "Keypunch Operator", released before the band signed with Columbia Records.

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

"Another One Bites the Dust" is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by bassist John Deacon, the song was featured on the group's eighth studio album The Game (1980). The song was a worldwide hit, charting number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, from 4 October to 18 October.

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