Class of 1980

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1980 Historical Events

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39th President:
Jimmy Carter

Served from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981 (4 years)
World Series Winner:
Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

Defeated the Baltimore Orioles (AL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl XIV Winner:
Pittsburgh Steelers

Defeated the Los Angeles Rams with a score of 31-19
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Ronald Reagan

From USA
Six US embassy aides escape from Iran with Canadian help
(Jan. 29, 1980)


For 1980 movies, Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back came out on top. It grossed over $290,271,960 to make it the most popular movie of 1980. Among 1980 TV shows, 60 Minutes was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1980

  • Nine to Five
  • Superman II
  • Stir Crazy
  • Airplane!
  • Any Which Way You Can
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Ordinary People
  • Urban Cowboy

Top Songs from 1980

  • Call Me, Blondie
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd
  • Magic, Olivia Newton-John
  • Rock With You, Michael Jackson
  • Do That To Me One More Time, Captain and Tennille
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen
  • Coming Up, Paul McCartney
  • Funkytown, Lipps, Inc.

Billboard Top Songs from 1980

All of the 1980 hits below topped the 1980 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1980 top songs?

1.BlondieCall Me
2.Pink FloydAnother Brick In The Wall
3.Olivia Newton-JohnMagic
4.Michael JacksonRock With You
5.Captain and TennilleDo That To Me One More Time
6.QueenCrazy Little Thing Called Love
7.Paul McCartneyComing Up
8.Lipps, Inc.Funkytown
9.Billy JoelIt's Still Rock And Roll To Me
10.Bette MidlerThe Rose
11.Rupert HolmesEscape (The Pina Colada Song)
12.Gary NumanCars
13.Smokey RobinsonCruisin'
14.SpinnersWorking My Way Back To You-Forgive Me Girl
15.Air SupplyLost In Love
16.Elton JohnLittle Jeannie
17.Cristopher CrossRide Like The Wind
18.Diana RossUpside Down
19.K.C. and The Sunshine BandPlease Don't Go
21.Billy Preston and SyreetaWith You I'm Born Again
22.ManhattansShining Star
24.Teri De Sario With K.C.Yes, I'm Ready
25.Dr. HookSexy Eyes
26.Robbie DupreeSteal Away
27.AmbrosiaBiggest Part Of Me
28.Kenny LogginsThis Is It
29.SpinnersCupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
30.Jermaine JacksonLet's Get Serious
31.Kenny Rogers and Kim CarnesDon't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
32.Christopher CrossSailing
33.Dan FogelbergLonger
34.Kenny RogersCoward Of The County
35.Kool and The GangLadies Night
36.Kool and The GangToo Hot
37.S.O.S. BandTake Your Time
38.Barbra Streisand and Donna SummerNo More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
39.Kim CarnesMore Love
40.MPop Muzik
41.PretendersBrass In Pocket
42.Ray, Goodman and BrownSpecial Lady
43.Stevie WonderSend One Your Love
44.ShalamarThe Second Time Around
45.Cliff RichardWe Don't Talk Anymore
46.Brothers JohnsonStomp
47.EaglesHeartache Tonight
48.Rocky BurnetteTired Of Toein' The Line
49.Dr. HookBetter Love Next Time
50.Rupert HolmesHim
51.Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandAgainst The Wind
52.Donna SummerOn The Radio
53.Rolling StonesEmotional Rescue
54.Herb AlpertRise
55.Air SupplyAll Out Of Love
56.Little River BandCool Change
57.J.D. SoutherYou're Only Lonely
58.Andy GibbDesire
59.Pete TownshendLet My Love Open The Door
60.Steve ForbertRomeo's Tune
61.Anne MurrayDaydream Believer
62.EaglesI Can't Tell You Why
63.Isaac HayesDon't Let Go
64.Tom Petty and The HeartbreakersDon't Do Me Like That
65.Michael JacksonShe's Out Of My Life
66.Irene CaraFame
67.Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandFire Lake
68.Linda RonstadtHow Do I Make You
69.Benny MardonesInto The Night
70.Pure Prairie LeagueLet Me Love You Tonight
72.Dirt BandAn American Dream
73.Carole KingOne Fine Day
74.Donna SummerDim All The Lights
75.Billy JoelYou May Be Right
76.Neil Sedaka and Dara SedakaShould've Never Let You Go
77.Charlie DorePilot Of The Airwaves
78.Linda RonstadtHurt So Bad
79.Michael JacksonOff The Wall
80.Peaches and HerbI Pledge My Love
81.EaglesThe Long Run
82.Mickey GilleyStand By Me
83.Pat BenatarHeartbreaker
84.Dionne WarwickDeja Vu
85.Eddie RabbittDrivin' My Life Away
86.SupertrampTake The Long Way Home
87.Fleetwood MacSara
88.Daryl Hall and John OatesWait For Me
89.Boz ScaggsJo Jo
90.Neil DiamondSeptember Morn
91.George BensonGive Me The Night
92.Anne MurrayBroken Hearted Me
93.Kenny RogersYou Decorated My Life
94.Fleetwood MacTusk
95.PrinceI Wanna Be Your Lover
96.Charlie Daniels BandIn America
97.Boz ScaggsBreakdown Dead Ahead
98.Barry ManilowShips
99.Joe WalshAll Night Long
100.Tom Petty and The HeartbreakersRefugee

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1980


  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Linda


  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Robert

Class of 1980 Yearbook

Class of 1980 Reunion

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Class of 1980: If are part of the 1980 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1980 and reconnect with fellow class of '80 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1980 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1980, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1980, try the Class of 1979 or the Class of 1981.