THE iNFOMAN 1980 SINGLES OF THE YEAR
(compiled 1986, expanded 2003)

  1. Wah! Heat - Seven minutes to midnight

  2. The Pretenders - Talk of the town

  3. The Revillos - Motorbike beat

  4. Grace Jones - Private life (cover of the Pretenders)/She's lost control (cover of Joy Division)

  5. Blondie - Atomic

  6. The Specials - Stereotype

  7. Bow Wow Wow - C30-C60-C90 go!

  8. Wah! Heat - Better scream

  9. The Pretenders - Brass in pocket

  10. The B52s - Give me back my man

  11. Magazine - A song from under the floorboards

  12. The Specials - Rat race

  13. The Selecter - Three minute hero

  14. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Israel

  15. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Could you be loved

  16. Joy Division - Love will tear us apart

  17. Blondie - The tide is high (cover of the Paragons)

  18. Roxy Music - The same old scene

  19. The Inmates - (I thought I heard a) Heartbeat

  20. The Selecter - The whisper

  21. The Motors - Love and loneliness

  22. Cristina - Is that all there is? (cover of Peggy Lee)

  23. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy house

  24. The Specials - Too much too young (cover of Lloyd Charmers/Birth Control - adapted)

  25. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - I can't stand up for falling down (cover of Sam and Dave)

  26. The Undertones - My perfect cousin

  27. Blondie - Call me

  28. Roxy Music - Over you

  29. The Jam - Going underground

  30. The Selecter - Missing words

  31. Magazine - Upside down

  32. The Jam - Start!

  33. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine

  34. Aswad - Warrior charge

  35. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - New Amsterdam

  36. Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia

  37. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English

  38. Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

  39. Grace Jones - The hunter gets captured by the game (cover of the Marvelettes)

  40. The Specials - Do nothing

  41. The Motors - That's what John said

  42. Rolling Stones - She's so hot

  43. The Beat - Too nice to talk to

  44. John Cooper Clarke - It man

  45. The Clash - Bank robber

  46. Flying Lizards - Move on up (cover of Curtis Mayfield)

  47. The Beat - Best friend/Stand down Margaret

  48. Squeeze - Another nail in my heart

  49. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Three little birds

  50. Abba - The winner takes it all

 Bubbling under:

  1. Liliput - Split

  2. Fall - Totally wired

  3. Girls At Our Best - Getting nowhere fast

  4. Golinski Brothers - Bloody

  5. Johnny Cash - The Baron

  6. Soft Boys - I wanna destroy you

  7. Fall - How I wrote Elastic Man

  8. Girls At Our Best - Politics

  9. Ian Dury - I want to be straight

  10. Talking Heads - Once in a lifetime

  11. New Order - Ceremony

  12. Stray Cats - Runaway boys

  13. Cure - A forest

  14. Ruts - Staring at the rude boys

  15. Vapors - Turning Japanese

  16. David Bowie - Ashes to ashes

  17. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue

  18. John Lennon - Woman

  19. Beat - Can't get used to losing you (cover of Andy Williams)

  20. Sisters Of Mercy - The damage done

  21. Hermine - Torture (cover of Everly Brothers)

  22. Gang Of Four - Outside the trains don't run on time

  23. Generation X - Dancing with myself

  24. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

  25. Jona Lewie - You'll always find me in the kitchen at parties

This page was last updated on 25 January, 2004

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