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The Top 17 Songs of 1980

17. XTC, “Generals and Majors”
16. Split Enz, “I Got You”
15. Dead Kennedys, “Holiday in Cambodia”
14. The B-52s, “Private Idaho”

13. Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Christine”
12. The Beat, “Mirror in the Bathroom”
11. The Pretenders, “Brass in Pocket”
10. Blondie, “Call Me”

9. Devo, “Whip It”
8. OMD, “Enola Gay”
7. The Clash, “Train in Vain”
6. Peter Gabriel, “Games Without Frontiers”

5. U2, “I Will Follow”
4. David Bowie, “Ashes to Ashes”
3. Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime”
2. The Cure, “A Forest”

1. Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”