List of number-one singles of 1980 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1980.

Week ending Song Artist
5 January Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
12 January Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
19 January Totus Tuus Dana
26 January Brass in Pocket The Pretenders
2 February Brass in Pocket The Pretenders
No charts exist for 34 weeks due to a strike.[1]
4 October Don't Stand So Close to Me The Police
11 October Don't Stand So Close to Me The Police
18 October Don't Stand So Close to Me The Police
25 October Don't Stand So Close to Me The Police
1 November Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
8 November Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
15 November Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
22 November Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
29 November Super Trouper ABBA
6 December Super Trouper ABBA
13 December Super Trouper ABBA
20 December There's No-one Quite Like Grandma St Winifred's School Choir
27 December There's No-one Quite Like Grandma St Winfred's School Choir

Hot Press magazine published fortnightly charts during the strike period. This information is now used by http://www.irishcharts.ie/ .The number ones from this period (one every two weeks) were as follows...

Fortnight ending Song Artist
12 February Brass in Pocket The Pretenders[2]
26 February Coward of the County Kenny Rogers[3]
13 March Coward of the County Kenny Rogers[4]
27 March Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb[5]
10 April Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb[6]
24 April Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb[7]
8 May Working My Way Back to You Detroit Spinners[8]
22 May What's Another Year Johnny Logan[9]
5 June What's Another Year Johnny Logan[10]
19 June What's Another Year Johnny Logan[11]
2 July Theme from MASH The MASH[12]
16 July Crying Don McLean[13]
30 July Xanadu Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra[14]
13 August Xanadu Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra[15]
27 August Xanadu Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra[16]
10 September The Winner Takes It All ABBA[17]
25 September Start! The Jam[18]
  • NOTE: Although the official Irish charts recommenced on 5 October (week ending 4 October), the Irish charts website still lists the Hot Press chart for the 26 September - 9 October fortnight. This give the No.1 to be "Feels Like I'm in Love" by Kelly Marie, taking away the first two weeks of The Police's "Don't Stand So Close to Me". In reality, viewed from the variation on publication dates, this effectively gives Kelly Marie a two-day No.1 (26-27 September).[19][20]


  • 16 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "Take That Look Off Your Face" - Marti Webb, "What's Another Year" - Johnny Logan, "Xanadu" - Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra (6 weeks)
  • Most weeks at No.1 (artist): Marti Webb, Johnny Logan, Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra (6)
  • Most No.1s: Abba (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Irish Press Feb, 14 1980. "Unfair Advantage claim caused charts row" by Brian Bell
  2. ^ Hot Press 1 - 13 February
  3. ^ Hot Press 13 - 29 February
  4. ^ Hot Press 1 - 13 March
  5. ^ Hot Press 14 - 29 March
  6. ^ Hot Press 29 March - 11 April
  7. ^ Hot Press 11 - 25 April
  8. ^ Hot Press 25 April - 9 May
  9. ^ Hot Press 9 - 23 May
  10. ^ Hot Press 23 May - 6 June
  11. ^ Hot Press 6 - 20 June
  12. ^ Hot Press 20 June - 3 July
  13. ^ Hot Press 3 - 17 July
  14. ^ Hot Press 17 - 31 July
  15. ^ Hot Press 1 - 14 August
  16. ^ Hot Press 14 - 28 August
  17. ^ Hot Press 28 Aug - 11th Sept
  18. ^ Hot Press 11 - 25 September
  19. ^ Irish charts - Number Ones
  20. ^ Hot Press 26 September - 10 October

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