Song and Music - 80s

Song title Release datesort descending Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
La colegiala 1980 RODOLFO Y SU TIPICA La colegiala Peru Latin music Composed by Walter Leon Aguilar, leader of the Peruvian cumbia group Los Ilusionistas, in 1975
Do You Feel My Love 1980 EDDY GRANT Can't Get Enough England Reggae
Bad News 1980 MOON MARTIN Bad News USA POP song
Stand the Ghetto Jan. 1980 BERNARD LAVILLIERS O gringo France Reggae music
Quelques mots d'Amour Jan. 1980 MICHEL BERGER Beau séjour France POP
Food for Thought Feb. 1980 UB40 UB40 in 2012 (Sydney) Signing Off England Reggae music
L'Encre de tes yeux May 1980 FRANCIS CABREL Fragile France Various
Could You Be Loved Jul. 1980 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS Uprising Jamaica Reggae
Babooshka Jun. 1980 KATE BUSH Never for Ever England Art ROCK It tells the story of a woman who wants to test the fidelity of her husband, posing for another whose pen name is Babooshka
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime Jun. 1980 THE KORGIS Dumb Waiters England POP James Warren has said it took only 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind
Emotional Rescue Jun. 1980 THE ROLLING STONES Emotional Rescue England ROCK song Written by Jagger; at the time, Richards did not like the direction in which Jagger was trying to take the Band with such disco-like compositions ...
The Winner Takes It All Jul. 1980 ABBA Super Trouper Sweden POP Written by Bjorn Ulvaeus after separating from Agnetha Fältskog
Late in the Evening Jul. 1980 PAUL SIMON Paul Simon in 2011 (Washington) One-Trick Pony USA POP It describes a dream that Paul Simon had when he was a teenager
Happy Birthday Sept. 1980 STEVIE WONDER Hotter than July USA R&B Stevie Wonder recorded this to lobby for Martin Luther King's birthday to be an American national holiday
Woman in Love Sept. 1980 BARBRA STREISAND Guilty USA Soft ROCK
Lady Sept. 1980 KENNY ROGERS Lady USA POP Written especially for Kenny Rogers by Lionel Ritchie
Enola Gay Sept. 1980 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Organisation United Kingdom POP The lyrics speak of "Little Boy", the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima in 1945 by the Boeing B- 29 "Enola Gay"
Johnny and Mary Sept. 1980 ROBERT PALMER Clues England POP song It refers to the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy ...
What You're Proposing Oct. 1980 STATUS QUO Just Supposin' England ROCK
Au coeur de la nuit Oct. 1980 TÉLÉPHONE Au coeur de la nuit France ROCK
Romeo And Juliet Oct. 1980 DIRE STRAITS Making Movies England ROCK song Written by Knopfler, it was inspired by his failed romance with Holly Vincent
Lay All Your Love on Me Nov. 1980 ABBA ABBA in 1974 (Dutch television show) Super Trouper Sweden POP Probably due to the Disco backlash of the time, the album saw the Band returning to a more straightforward pop sound
Je ne suis pas un héros Nov. 1980 DANIEL BALAVOINE Un autre monde France POP Originally written for Johnny Hallyday
Super Trouper Nov. 1980 ABBA Super Trouper Sweden POP Super Trouper refers to the spotlights used in stadium concerts
Woman Nov. 1980 JOHN LENNON Double Fantasy England Soft ROCK Written as an ode to Yoko Ono and to all women. It was one of the last John Lennon's songs, released one month before his murder in New York
Fade to Grey Nov. 1980 VISAGE Visage United Kingdom New Wave It helped to popularize the synthpop music at the beginning of the decade and is considered the first title of the New Romantics wave
Stop the Cavalry Dec. 1980 JONA LEWIE Heart Skips Beat England New Wave This anti-war song was written during an increase in tension between the West and the Soviet Union
Carte postale 1981 FRANCIS CABREL Carte postale France Folk ROCK
Répondez-moi 1981 FRANCIS CABREL Carte postale France Various music
Sarà perché ti amo 1981 RICCHI E POVERI E penso a te Italia POP