A Trip Down Memory Lane: Popular music in 1980

Most people love music. A lot of us can’t even picture a life without it. It’s safe to say that music has always played a role in the life of humans. Over the years, what’s popular in terms of music has changed dramatically. While today, the most popular musicians include names such as Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Drake, the same was obviously not the case 40 years back in time. Yeah, it’s true. 1980 is already 40 years ago. However, the music listening effect is the same today, as it was back then.

The way we all listen to music hasn’t changed a lot, though. Some people simply love delving into their favorite songs in a focused manner, with nothing else around them but the music playing. Others enjoy listening to music while watching cricket on the telly, or similar.

But which artists were even popular back then?

1980: The Beginning of a Golden Music Era

The eighties are mostly looked back at fondly nowadays. And with good reason, because it was a golden decade of music. So let’s take a look at 1980.

Remember the Michael Jackson hit, “Rock with you”? You most likely do, but you may not have known that it was released this year. It’s listed as number four on the Billboard Magazine’s Top Hot 100 Songs of 1980. MJ would go on and create lots of other hits during the decade.

Moving on to the number three spot, we have “Magic”, by Olivia Newton-John. A crazy eighties track indeed. But how about the second-highest spot on the list? Well, let’s be honest here: this is an evergreen. A true classic indeed. It’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II”, by no other than Pink Floyd. That’s one we all know, right?

And here we go, the highest-rated track from 1980: “Call Me”, by Blondie. A true banger! So that’s our trip back memory lane. Hope you enjoyed it.