List of number-one country singles of 1980 (U.S.)

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These are the U.S. number-one country songs of 1980, per the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1]

Issue date Title Artist
January 5 Coward of the County Kenny Rogers
January 12
January 19
January 26 I'll Be Coming Back for More T. G. Sheppard
February 2
February 9 Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight The Oak Ridge Boys
February 16 Love Me Over Again Don Williams
February 23 Years Barbara Mandrell
March 1 I Ain't Living Long Like This Waylon Jennings
March 8 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Willie Nelson
March 15
March 22 Why Don't You Spend the Night Ronnie Milsap
March 29 I'd Love to Lay You Down Conway Twitty
April 5 Sugar Daddy The Bellamy Brothers
April 12 Honky Tonk Blues Charley Pride
April 19 It's Like We Never Said Goodbye Crystal Gayle
April 26 A Lesson in Leavin' Dottie West
May 3 Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again Debby Boone
May 10 Beneath Still Waters Emmylou Harris
May 17 Gone Too Far Eddie Rabbitt
May 24 Starting Over Again Dolly Parton
May 31 My Heart / Silent Night (After the Fight) Ronnie Milsap
June 7
June 14
June 21 One Day at a Time Cristy Lane
June 28 Trying to Love Two Women The Oak Ridge Boys
July 5 He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones
July 12 You Win Again Charley Pride
July 19 True Love Ways Mickey Gilley
July 26 Bar Room Buddies Merle Haggard and
Clint Eastwood
August 2 Dancin' Cowboys The Bellamy Brothers
August 9 Stand by Me Mickey Gilley
August 16 Tennessee River Alabama
August 23 Drivin' My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt
August 30 Cowboys and Clowns / Misery Loves Company Ronnie Milsap
September 6 Lookin' for Love Johnny Lee
September 13
September 20
September 27 Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You Dolly Parton
October 4 Do You Wanna Go to Heaven T. G. Sheppard
October 11 Loving Up a Storm Razzy Bailey
October 18 I Believe in You Don Williams
October 25
November 1 Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard
(Good Ol' Boys)
Waylon Jennings
November 8 On the Road Again Willie Nelson
November 15 Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray
November 22 Lady Kenny Rogers
November 29 If You Ever Change Your Mind Crystal Gayle
December 6 Smoky Mountain Rain Ronnie Milsap
December 13 Why Lady Why Alabama
December 20 That's All That Matters Mickey Gilley
December 27 One in a Million Johnny Lee

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 658–659. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.