To coincide with our just-posted Top 100 songs of 1980 readers poll results, we’ve created this accompanying Spotify playlist. As you can see (and hear), the playlist starts at No. 1, Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and runs through No. 100, The Specials’ “Too Much To Young.” Unfortunately, five of the 100 songs on the list aren’t on Spotify (tracks from Peter Gabriel, AC/DC, Pete Townshend and Dead Kennedys), so they’re omitted.
So here are 6-plus hours of great songs from 1980 for your streaming pleasure: