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1980 Pop Culture Page

Music, movies, TV shows, and commercials in the USA.

Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain.

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Below are lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories from the year 1980 with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.


If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1980. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.


This page is an adapted version of my other page called Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1980. All of the Atari 2600 game information has been removed for people who are only interested in the pop culture atmosphere.



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January 1980 (1)

January 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy On The Radio at Amazon
#ad Buy I Wish I Was 18 Again at Amazon

“Flirtin’ with Disaster” by Molly Hatchet  (Jan 5)   YT

“On The Radio” by Donna Summer  (Jan 12)   YT

“Let Me Go, Love” by Nicolette Larson & Michael McDonald  (Jan 12)   YT   68%

“Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” by Pink Floyd  (Jan 19)   YT

“Too Hot” by Kool & The Gang  (Jan 19)   YT

“Him” by Rupert Holmes  (Jan 19)   YT

“I Wish I Was 18 Again” by George Burns  (Jan 19)   YT

“Special Lady” by Ray, Goodman & Brown  (Jan 26)   YT

“Refugee” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  (Jan 26)   YT

January 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Just Tell Me What You Want at Amazon

Just Tell Me What You Want  (Jan 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1980


New on TV

#ad Buy Skag at Amazon
#ad Buy 3-2-1 Contact at Amazon
#ad Buy Galactica 1980 at Amazon

B.A.D. Cats  ABC  (Jan 4)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Skag  NBC  (Jan 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

3-2-1 Contact  PBS  (Jan 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Goodtime Girls  ABC  (Jan 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Galactica 1980  ABC  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe  ABC  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1980



January 4, 1980 Commercials WDIV-4 Detroit

January 18, 1980 Commercials

January 27, 1980 ABC Commercial Breaks (Galactica 1980)

January ?, 1980 Commercials

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February 1980 (2)

February 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Call Me at Amazon
#ad Buy Cars at Amazon
#ad Buy Off The Wall at Amazon

“How Do I Make You” by Linda Ronstadt  (Feb 2)   YT

“Lost In Love” by Air Supply  (Feb 9)   YT

“And The Beat Goes On” by The Whispers  (Feb 9)   YT

“Baby Talks Dirty” by The Knack  (Feb 9)   YT

“Call Me” by Blondie  (Feb 16)   YT   70%

“Ride Like The Wind” by Christopher Cross  (Feb 16)   YT   65%

“Sexy Eyes” by Dr. Hook  (Feb 16)   YT

“Cars” by Gary Numan  (Feb 16)   YT   95%

“Off The Wall” by Michael Jackson  (Feb 16)   YT   95%

“Brass In Pocket” by The Pretenders  (Feb 16)   YT

“What I Like About You” by The Romantics  (Feb 16)   YT   68%

“Voice Of Freedom” by Jim Kirk and the TM Singers  (Feb 16)   YT

“I Can’t Tell You Why” by The Eagles  (Feb 23)   YT   65%

“Pilot Of The Airwaves” by Charlie Dore  (Feb 23)   YT

“Set Me Free” by Utopia  (Feb 23)   YT

“Keep The Fire” by Kenny Loggins  (Feb 23)   YT

February 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy American Gigolo at Amazon
#ad Buy The Fog at Amazon
#ad Buy Saturn 3 at Amazon

American Gigolo  (Feb 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fatso  (Feb 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

2001: A Space Odyssey  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP   [re-release]

The Fog  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Midnight Madness  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Last Married Couple in America  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Saturn 3  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Caligula  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Don’t Answer the Phone!  (Feb 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Foxes  (Feb 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Ninth Configuration  (Feb 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

February 1980


New on TV

#ad Buy Mystery products at Amazon

Mystery!  PBS  (Feb 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1980



February 4, 1980 KNXT-2 Los Angeles commercials (The Price Is Right)

February 13, 1980 ABC Commercial Breaks (Winter Olympics)

February 17, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (The Towering Inferno)

February 18, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (Towering Inferno)

February 26, 1980 WCKT-7 Miami commercials (Best of Dean Martin Roasts Special)

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March 1980 (3)

March 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Any Way You Want It at Amazon
#ad Buy You May Be Right at Amazon
#ad Buy Funky Town at Amazon
#ad Buy Breakdown Dead Ahead at Amazon

“Any Way You Want It” by Journey  (Mar 1)   YT   75%

“Outside My Window” by Stevie Wonder  (Mar 1)   YT   60%

“Think About Me” by Fleetwood Mac  (Mar 8)   YT   65%

“Do Right” by Paul Davis  (Mar 8)   YT

“You May Be Right” by Billy Joel  (Mar 15)   YT

“Stomp!” by Brothers Johnson  (Mar 15)   YT

“Let Me Be The Clock” by Smokey Robinson  (Mar 15)   YT

“The Rose” by Bette Midler  (Mar 22)   YT

“Wondering Where The Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn  (Mar 22)   YT   55%

“Train In Vain (Stand By Me)” by The Clash  (Mar 22)   YT

“Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” by Vaughan Mason and Crew  (Mar 22)   YT

“Funky Town” by Lipps, Inc.  (Mar 29)   YT   95%

“Let’s Get Serious” by Jermaine Jackson  (Mar 29)   YT

“Breakdown Dead Ahead” by Boz Scaggs  (Mar 29)   YT

“Should’ve Never Let You Go” by Neil & Dara Sedaka  (Mar 29)   YT

“Gee Whiz” by Bernadette Peters  (Mar 29)   YT

“After You” by Dionne Warwick  (Mar 29)   YT

March 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Coal Miners Daughter at Amazon
#ad Buy Forbidden Zone at Amazon

The Black Marble  (Mar 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Coal Miner’s Daughter  (Mar 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Defiance  (Mar 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Forbidden Zone  (Mar 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Little Darlings  (Mar 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Little Miss Marker  (Mar 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Changeling  (Mar 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Serial  (Mar 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tom Horn  (Mar 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

When Time Ran Out...  (Mar 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

March 1980


New on TV

#ad Buy Pink Lady And Jeff at Amazon
Google Thats Incredible
Google Flo

Pink Lady …And Jeff  NBC  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

That’s Incredible!  ABC  (Mar 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Big Show  NBC  (Mar 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Beyond Westworld  CBS  (Mar 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

United States  NBC  (Mar 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Here’s Boomer  NBC  (Mar 14)   YT   IMDb   WP   epguides   Schedule

When the Whistle Blows  ABC  (Mar 14)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Sanford  NBC  (Mar 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Palmerstown, U.S.A.  CBS  (Mar 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Me and Maxx  NBC  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Tim Conway Show  CBS  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Flo  March 22  (Mar 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Stockard Channing Show  March 22  (Mar 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1980



March 7, 1980 CBS Commercials (The Wizard Of Oz)

March 25, 1980 commercials (Donahue)

March 25, 1980 NBC commercials WNBC New York

March 30, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (Jesus of Nazareth Part II)

March ?, 1980 Commercials WNEW, New York City

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April 1980 (4)

April 1980


Atari 2600 Games Released This Month

Adventure (Atari) BG ✔

BASIC Programming (Atari) BG ✔

April 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Steal Away at Amazon
#ad Buy Love Stinks at Amazon
#ad Buy Twilight Zone at Amazon
#ad Buy Rock Lobster at Amazon

“Biggest Part Of Me” by Ambrosia  (Apr 5)   YT   70%

“We Live For Love” by Pat Benatar  (Apr 5)   YT

“Steal Away” by Robbie Dupree  (Apr 12)   YT   95%

“Hurt So Bad” by Linda Ronstadt  (Apr 12)   YT

“I Don’t Want To Walk Without You” by Barry Manilow  (Apr 12)   YT   60%

“Love Stinks” by J. Geils Band  (Apr 12)   YT   55%

“She’s Out Of My Life” by Michael Jackson  (Apr 19)   YT   65%

“Two Places At The Same Time” by Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio  (Apr 19)   YT

“Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone” by Manhattan Transfer  (Apr 19)   YT   95%

“Rock Lobster” by The B-52’s  (Apr 19)   YT   55%

“Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)” by Paul McCartney  (Apr 26)   YT   75%

“Shining Star” by The Manhattans  (Apr 26)   YT

April 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Where the Buffalo Roam at Amazon

The Baltimore Bullet  (Apr 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Private Eyes  (Apr 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Where the Buffalo Roam  (Apr 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

April 1980


New on TV

Google Fridays

The Contender [miniseries]  CBS  (Apr 3)   YT   IMDb

Fridays  ABC  (Apr 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1980



April 1, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (Jesus of Nazareth Part III)

April 2, 1980 KIRO-7 Seattle commercials (Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference 1st Round between the Seattle Supersonics and the Portland Trail Blazers)

April 24, 1980 CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and Commercials

April ?, 1980 WTVJ Commercials (The Omega Man)

April ?, 1980 KTTV Ind., Los Angeles Commercial Breaks (Three Wise Fools)

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May 1980 (5)

May 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Magic at Amazon
#ad Buy Its Still Rock and Roll To Me at Amazon
#ad Buy Misunderstanding at Amazon
#ad Buy Im Alive at Amazon
#ad Buy Gimme Some Lovin at Amazon

“Little Jeannie” by Elton John  (May 3)   YT

“Against The Wind” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  (May 3)   YT

“New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra  (May 3)   YT

“Answering Machine” by Rupert Holmes  (May 3)   YT   60%

“Tired Of Toein’ The Line” by Rocky Burnette  (May 10)   YT   70%

“Let Me Love You Tonight” by Pure Prairie League  (May 10)   YT

“Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)” by Spinners  (May 17)   YT

“One Fine Day” by Carole King  (May 17)   YT

“All Night Long” by Joe Walsh  (May 17)   YT

“I Only Want To Be With You” by The Tourists  (May 17)   YT

“Magic” by Olivia Newton-John  (May 24)   YT   85%

“It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me” by Billy Joel  (May 24)   YT   70%

“Misunderstanding” by Genesis  (May 24)   YT   75%

“I’m Alive” by Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]  (May 24)   YT   70%

“Take Your Time (Do It Right)” by The S.O.S. Band  (May 31)   YT   65%

“More Love” by Kim Carnes  (May 31)   YT

“In America” by Charlie Daniels Band  (May 31)   YT

“Gimme Some Lovin’” by The Blue Brothers  (May 31)   YT

May 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Friday the 13th at Amazon
#ad Buy Fame at Amazon
#ad Buy The Shining at Amazon

Friday the 13th  (May 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Nude Bomb  (May 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fame  (May 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Long Riders  (May 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (May 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   [limited release]

Carny  (May 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Gong Show Movie  (May 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Shining  (May 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!)  (May 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Hollywood Knights  (May 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

May 1980


New on TV

Americas Top 10

America’s Top 10  Syndication  (May 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1980



May 1, 1980 commercials KABC (Mork & Mindy and Benson)

May 3, 1980 WJCL ABC Commercials

May 3, 1980 commercials KABC (Kentucky Derby and part of ABC's Wide World of Sports)

May 4, 1980 ABC Commercial Breaks (106th Kentucky Derby)

May 4, 1980 commercials (Archie Bunker's Place)

May 7, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (The Memory of Eva Ryker)

May 8, 1980 KNXT/CBS commercials (Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years)

May 15, 1980 commercials (Fantastic Funnies Special)

May 30, 1980 commercials (The CBS Late Movie: The Avengers and most of Return of the Saint)

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June 1980 (6)

June 1980


Atari 2600 Games Released This Month

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Atari) BG ✔

Golf (Atari) BG ✔

Night Driver (Atari) BG ✔

June 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Sailing at Amazon
#ad Buy All Out Of Love at Amazon
#ad Buy Fame at Amazon
#ad Buy Drivin' My Life Away at Amazon

“Sailing” by Christopher Cross  (Jun 14)   YT   85%

“All Out Of Love” by Air Supply  (Jun 14)   YT

“Fame” by Irene Cara  (Jun 14)   YT

“Let My Love Open The Door” by Pete Townshend  (Jun 14)   YT

“Into The Night” by Benny Mardones  (Jun 14)   YT

“Take A Little Rhythm” by Ali Thomson  (Jun 14)   YT

“Jojo” by Boz Scaggs  (Jun 14)   YT

“Empire Strikes Back (Medley)” by Meco  (Jun 14)   YT

“Drivin’ My Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt  (Jun 21)   YT   80%

“Love The World Away” by Kenny Rogers  (Jun 21)   YT

“Old Fashion Love” by The Commodores  (Jun 21)   YT

“Make A Little Magic” by The Dirt Band  (Jun 21)   YT

“Shandi” by KISS  (Jun 21)   YT

“One In A Million You” by Larry Graham  (Jun 28)   YT

“Why Not Me” by Fred Knoblock  (Jun 28)   YT   60%

“I Can’t Let Go” by Linda Ronstadt  (Jun 28)   YT

“Play The Game” by Queen  (Jun 28)   YT

“Who Shot J.R.?” by Gary Burbank with Band McNally  (Jun 28)   YT

June 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Urban Cowboy at Amazon
#ad Buy The Blues Brothers at Amazon
#ad Buy The Empire Strikes Back at Amazon

The Mountain Men  (Jun 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Galaxina  (Jun 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Urban Cowboy  (Jun 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bronco Billy  (Jun 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Island  (Jun 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Roadie  (Jun 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Wholly Moses!  (Jun 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Blues Brothers  (Jun 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Brubaker  (Jun 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Can’t Stop the Music  (Jun 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (Jun 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Herbie Goes Bananas  (Jun 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark  (Jun 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

June 1980


New on TV

#ad Buy Ron Moody products at Amazon

Nobody’s Perfect  ABC  (Jun 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1980



June 1, 1980 ABC Commercial Breaks (The Destructors) [On Location With: FAME at 23:43]

June 5, 1980 KBHK Commercial Breaks (Destination Tokyo)

June 24, 1980 KTLA Commercial Breaks (The Big Valley)

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July 1980 (7)

July 1980


Atari 2600 Games Released This Month

Circus Atari (Atari) BG ✔

Boxing (Activision) BG ✔

Checkers (Activision) BG ✔

Dragster (Activision) BG ✔

Fishing Derby (Activision) BG ✔

July 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Emotional Rescue at Amazon
#ad Buy Give Me The Night at Amazon
#ad Buy I'm Alright at Amazon

“Emotional Rescue” by Rolling Stones  (Jul 5)   YT

“Give Me The Night” by George Benson  (Jul 5)   YT   75%

“Boulevard” by Jackson Browne  (Jul 5)   YT

“Cocaine” by Eric Clapton  (Jul 5)   YT

“Upside Down” by Diana Ross  (Jul 12)   YT

“Lookin’ For Love” by Johnny Lee  (Jul 12)   YT

“I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins  (Jul 12)   YT   95%

“You’re The Only Woman” by Ambrosia  (Jul 12)   YT

“You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me” by Jermaine Jackson  (Jul 12)   YT

“Hot Rod Hearts” by Robbie Dupree  (Jul 19)   YT

“Hey There Lonely Girl” by Robert John  (Jul 19)   YT

“He’s So Shy” by Pointer Sisters  (Jul 26)   YT

“First Time Love” by Livingston Taylor  (Jul 26)   YT

“You Better Run” by Pat Benatar  (Jul 26)   YT

July 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy The Blue Lagoon at Amazon
#ad Buy Caddyshack at Amazon
#ad Buy Airplane at Amazon

Alligator  (Jul 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Blue Lagoon  (2 July)   YT   IMDb   WP

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living  (Jul 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Oh Heavenly Dog  (Jul 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Used Cars  (Jul 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Big Red One  (Jul 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie  (Jul 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Honeysuckle Rose  (Jul 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Caddyshack  (Jul 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dressed to Kill  (Jul 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Airplane!  (Aug 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1980



July 1, 1980 Commercials and 1984

July 17, 1980 commercials

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August 1980 (8)

August 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

“Jesse” by Carly Simon  (Aug 2)   YT

“All Over The World” by Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]  (Aug 2)   YT   80%

“Don’t Ask Me Why” by Billy Joel  (Aug 2)   YT

“Late In The Evening” by Paul Simon  (Aug 9)   YT

“Never Knew Love Like This Before ” by Stephanie Mills  (Aug 9)   YT

“Xanadu” by Olivia Newton-John & ELO  (Aug 9)   YT   85%

“How Do I Survive” by Amy Holland  (Aug 9)   YT

“Red Light” by Linda Clifford  (Aug 9)   YT

“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen  (Aug 16)   YT   75%

“Out Here On My Own” by Irene Cara  (Aug 16)   YT

“The Legend Of Wooley Swamp” by Charlie Daniels Band  (Aug 16)   YT

“Games Without Frontiers” by Peter Gabriel  (Aug 16)   YT

“Look What You’ve Done To Me” by Boz Scaggs  (Aug 23)   YT

“I Got You” by Split Enz  (Aug 23)   YT   55%

“Thunder And Lightning” by Chicago  (Aug 23)   YT   70%

“Whip It” by Devo  (Aug 30)   YT   70%

August 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Close Encounters of the Third Kind (special edition) at Amazon
#ad Buy Xanadu at Amazon

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (special edition)  (Aug 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Final Countdown  (Aug 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Hunter  (Aug 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Raise the Titanic  (Aug 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu  (Aug 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Xanadu  (Aug 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Octagon  (Aug 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Smokey and the Bandit II  (Aug 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

August 1980


New on TV

Watch Games People Play Promos at YouTube

Texas  NBC  (Aug 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Games People Play  NBC  (Aug 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1980



August 7, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (The Corn Is Green)

August 12, 1980 KNDO/NBC Commercials (Days of our Lives)

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September 1980 (9)

September 1980


Atari 2600 Games Released This Month

Championship Soccer (Atari) BG ✔

Dodge 'Em (Atari) BG ✔

Maze Craze (Atari) BG ✔

Video Checkers (Atari) BG ✔

September 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard at Amazon
#ad Buy The Wanderer at Amazon
#ad Buy Master Blaster (Jammin') at Amazon
#ad Buy I Believe In You at Amazon
#ad Buy She's So Cold at Amazon

“Woman In Love” by Barbra Streisand  (Sep 6)   YT

“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross  (Sep 6)   YT   65%

“Real Love” by Doobie Brothers  (Sep 6)   YT

“On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson  (Sep 6)   YT

“Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray  (Sep 6)   YT

“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC  (Sep 6)   YT

“Touch And Go” by The Cars  (Sep 6)   YT

“Turn It On Again” by Genesis  (Sep 6)   YT

“The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow  (Sep 6)   YT

“Dreamin’” by Cliff Richard  (Sep 13)   YT

“Theme From ‘The Dukes Of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys)” by Waylon Jennings  (Sep 13)   YT

“If You Should Sail” by Nielsen/Pearson  (Sep 13)   YT

“The Wanderer” by Donna Summer  (Sep 20)   YT   60%

“Master Blaster (Jammin’)” by Stevie Wonder  (Sep 20)   YT   80%

“Dreamer” by Supertramp  (Sep 20)   YT   75%

“That Girl Could Sing” by Jackson Browne  (Sep 20)   YT

“Let Me Talk” by Earth, Wind & Fire  (Sep 20)   YT

“More Than I Can Say” by Leo Sayer  (Sep 27)   YT   55%

“Lovely One” by The Jacksons  (Sep 27)   YT   75%

“I Believe In You” by Don Williams  (Sep 27)   YT   55%

“She’s So Cold” by Rolling Stones  (Sep 27)   YT

“This Time” by John Cougar  (Sep 27)   YT

“I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” by Jimmy Hall  (Sep 27)   YT

“Turning Japanese” by The Vapors  (Sep 27)   YT   60%

September 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy The Exterminator at Amazon
#ad Buy My Bodyguard at Amazon

Phobia  (Sep 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Melvin and Howard  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Exterminator  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

In God We Tru$t  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

My Bodyguard  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Resurrection  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Stardust Memories  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

He Knows You’re Alone  (Aug 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1980


New on TV

Watch Solid Gold clips at YouTube

The Lone Ranger  ABC  (Sep 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Solid Gold  Syndication  (Sep 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cosmos  PBS  (Sep 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1980



September 8, 1980 WFAA-8 Dallas/Fort Worth Commercials (Football Game Between Dallas and Washington)

September 13, 1980 Commercials (Premiere of Solid Gold)

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October 1980 (10)

October 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

“Lady” by Kenny Rogers  (Oct 4)   YT

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar  (Oct 4)   YT   75%

“Never Be The Same” by Christopher Cross  (Oct 11)   YT

“Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometimes” by The Korgis  (Oct 11)   YT

“Sometimes A Fantasy” by Billy Joel  (Oct 11)   YT

“I Love Women” by Jim Hurt  (Oct 11)   YT

“Brite Eyes” by Robbin Thompson Band  (Oct 18)   YT

“Private Idaho” by The B-52’s  (Oct 18)   YT

“Celebration” by Kool & The Gang  (Oct 25)   YT   65%

“Every Woman In The World” by Air Supply  (Oct 25)   YT

“It’s My Turn” by Diana Ross  (Oct 25)   YT

“De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” by The Police  (Oct 25)   YT   65%

“Suddenly” by Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard  (Oct 25)   YT

“Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowi  (Oct 25)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

October 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Somewhere in Time at Amazon
#ad Buy The Elephant Man at Amazon
#ad Buy Private Benjamin at Amazon

Coast to Coast  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The First Deadly Sin  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Oh, God! Book II  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

One-Trick Pony  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Somewhere in Time  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Terror Train  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Song of the South (re-release)  (Oct 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Elephant Man  (Oct 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Private Benjamin  (Oct 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fade to Black  (Oct 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Motel Hell  (Oct 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1980


New on TV

Watch episodes of Blockbusters at YouTube

Heathcliff  ABC  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Thundarr the Barbarian  ABC  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Blockbusters  NBC  (Oct 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Las Vegas Gambit  NBC  (Oct 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ladies’ Man  CBS  (Oct 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

It’s a Living  ABC  (Oct 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

I'm a Big Girl Now  ABC  (Oct 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1980



October 1, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (Fugitive Family)

October 7, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (Beulah Land, Part 1)

October 10, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks & News (The Wiz)

October 29, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (The Omen)

[New Cling Free at 6:27, Lysol Scent 2 at 12:02.]

October 30, 1980 commercials (Midnight Special)

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November 1980 (11)

November 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Love On The Rocks at Amazon
#ad Buy The Tide Is High at Amazon
#ad Buy Passion at Amazon
#ad Buy 9 To 5 at Amazon
#ad Buy Keep On Loving You at Amazon

“Love On The Rocks” by Neil Diamond  (Nov 1)   YT

“Guilty” by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb  (Nov 1)   YT

“(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon  (Nov 1)   YT   65%

“I Love A Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt  (Nov 8)   YT   65%

“Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springsteen  (Nov 8)   YT

“Stop This Game” by Cheap Trick  (Nov 8)   YT

“Could I Be Dreaming” by Pointer Sisters  (Nov 8)   YT

“The Tide Is High” by Blondie  (Nov 15)   YT   65%

“Remote Control” by The Reddings  (Nov 15)   YT

“Passion” by Rod Stewart  (Nov 22)   YT

“The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA  (Nov 22)   YT

“I Made It Through The Rain” by Barry Manilow  (Nov 22)   YT

“Time Is Time” by Andy Gibb  (Nov 22)   YT

“One Step Closer” by Doobie Brothers  (Nov 22)   YT

“Killin’ Time” by Fred Knoblock & Susan Anton  (Nov 22)   YT

“He Can’t Love You” by Michael Stanley Band  (Nov 22)   YT

“I Need Your Lovin’” by Teena Marie  (Nov 22)   YT

“9 To 5” by Dolly Parton  (Nov 29)   YT   60%

“Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon  (Nov 29)   YT

“Hey Nineteen” by Steely Dan  (Nov 29)   YT   70%

“Miss Sun” by Boz Scaggs  (Nov 29)   YT   80%

“Smokey Mountain Rain” by Ronnie Milsap  (Nov 29)   YT

“Cold Love” by Donna Summer  (Nov 29)   YT

November 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy The Apple at Amazon

The Boogeyman  (Nov 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Idolmaker  (Nov 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Apple  (Nov 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

November 1980


New on TV

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo  ABC  (Nov 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Too Close for Comfort  ABC  (Nov 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Enos  CBS  (Nov 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters  NBC  (Nov 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bosom Buddies  ABC  (Nov 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Breaking Away  ABC  (Nov 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1980



November 2, 1980 commercials (Archie Bunker's Place)

November 13, 1980 NBC Commercial Breaks (The Godfather Saga, Part 1)

November 22, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (The Muppet Show)

November 25, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (Little Lord Fauntleroy)

November 25, 1980 KCOP Commercial Breaks & Sign Off

November 30, 1980 ABC/WOKR commercials (5th season premiere of Charlie's Angels)

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December 1980 (12)

December 1980


Atari 2600 Games Released This Month

Bridge (Activision) BG ✔

Skiing (Activision) BG ✔

December 1980


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Heartbreak Hotel at Amazon
#ad Buy Ah! Leah! at Amazon
#ad Buy Breakfast In America at Amazon

“Giving It Up For Your Love” by Delbert McClinton  (Dec 6)   YT

“Games People Play” by Alan Parsons Project  (Dec 6)   YT

“Heartbreak Hotel” by The Jacksons  (Dec 6)   YT   95%

“Fashion” by David Bowie  (Dec 6)   YT

“Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg  (Dec 13)   YT

“I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It” by Stevie Wonder  (Dec 13)   YT

“A Little In Love” by Cliff Richard  (Dec 13)   YT

“Ah! Leah!” by Donnie Iris  (Dec 13)   YT   60%

“Breakfast In America” by Supertramp  (Dec 13)   YT   80%

“What Can You Get A Wookie For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?)” by Star Wars Intergalactic Droid Choir and Chorale  (Dec 13)   YT

“Seven Bridges Road” by The Eagles  (Dec 20)   YT

“Back In Black” by AC/DC  (Dec 20)   YT   55%

“Who’s Making Love” by The Blues Brothers  (Dec 20)   YT

“(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” by The Outlaws  (Dec 27)   YT

“United Together” by Aretha Franklin  (Dec 27)   YT

“I Yam What I Yam” by Robin Williams (Popeye)  (Dec 27)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

December 1980


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Flash Gordon at Amazon
#ad Buy Popeye at Amazon
#ad Buy Any Which Way You Can at Amazon
#ad Buy Nine to Five at Amazon

A Change of Seasons  (Dec 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Competition  (Dec 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Flash Gordon  (Dec 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Popeye  (Dec 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Stir Crazy  (Dec 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Any Which Way You Can  (Dec 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Formula  (Dec 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Jazz Singer  (Dec 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Nine to Five  (Dec 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Raging Bull  (Dec 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Seems Like Old Times  (Dec 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Altered States  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

First Family  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1980


New on TV

#ad Buy Magnum, P.I. at Amazon

Freebie and the Bean  CBS  (Dec 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Secrets of Midland Heights  CBS  (Dec 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Number 96  CBS  (Dec 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Magnum, P.I.  CBS  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP


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December 1980



December 3, 1980 CBS Commercial Breaks (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

December 6, 1980 commercials (Solid Gold)

December 7, 1980 ABC Commercial Breaks (Fighting Back)

December 7, 1980 CBS commercials (Detroit Lions/St. Louis Cardinals game)

December 9, 1980 commercials (Three's Company)

December 10, 1980 KPIX

December 12, 1980 Commercial Breaks KIRO CBS, Seattle-Tacoma

December 13, 1980 commercials (Solid Gold)

December 13, 1980 CBS In The News Segment

December 18, 1980 commercials (Blockbusters)

December 20, 1980 commercials (American Bandstand)

December 20, 1980 commercials (rerun of Solid Gold)

December 21, 1980 KHJ-TV Commercial Breaks (Viva Max)

December 24, 1980 WNBC-4 New York commercials (Today Show, Donahue, and Blockbusters)

December 27, 1980 commercials (rerun of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)

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Information Compiled From the Following Sources

Hot 100 Singles Chronology

US Hot 100 Bubbling Under

Rock on the Net: The Ark Weekly Top 40 Archives

Internet Movie Database

Wikipedia: Wide-release Movies

Wikipedia: List of Years in Television



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In Case You Didn't Know


B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.



Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.



Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.



Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.



Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.



Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.


Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda



Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I have been taking those two supplements since summer of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses (or at least make them less severe).


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