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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Country Songs of the 1980s

1970s <-1980-> 1990s


  

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We Are the World
1.
03/1985
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC
76
country


✫1
R&B
27
rock


✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1986]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1986]
benefit recording by all-star group
[Columbia 04839]
written by Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
Lady
2.
10/1980
333

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


42
R&B




12
UK
produced by Lionel Richie
[Liberty 1380]
written by Lionel Richie
La Bamba
3.
06/1987
314

✫1
US
4
AC
57
country




11
rock


✫1
UK
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
Crying
4.
05/1980
302

5
US
2
AC
6
country








✫1
UK
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
I've Never Been to Me
5.
03/1982
300

3
US
7
AC
60
country








✫1
UK
[R]
[Motown 1611]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Ken Hirsch
Islands in the Stream
6.
08/1983
299

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








7
UK
[RCA 13615]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
9 to 5
7.
11/1980
273

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country
77
dance






47
UK
charted as 9 to 5 / The House of the Rising Sun in US dance charts
written by Dolly Parton
I Love a Rainy Night
8.
11/1980
266

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










[Elektra 47066]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
Queen of Hearts
9.
05/1981
223

2
US
2
AC
14
country








76
UK
[Capitol 4997]
written by Hank DeVito
Shame on the Moon
10.
12/1982
223

2
US
✫1
AC
15
country










as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 5187]
written by Rodney Crowell
You Got It
11.
01/1989
216

9
US
✫1
AC
7
country




2
rock


3
UK
[Virgin 99245]
written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
I Don't Need You
12.
06/1981
210

3
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










produced by Lionel Richie
[Liberty 1415]
written by Rick Christian
Always on My Mind
13.
03/1982
207

5
US
2
AC
✫1
country








49
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1983]
[Columbia 02741]
written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James [songwriter] & Wayne Carson Thompson
14.
11/1986
207

✫1
US
✫1
AC
42
country


70
R&B






as Billy Vera & the Beaters
[R]
[live]
[Rhino 74403]
written by Billy Vera
Stuck on You
15.
06/1984
195

3
US
✫1
AC
24
country


8
R&B




12
UK
[Motown 1746]
written by Lionel Richie
16.
06/1981
192

5
US
2
AC
✫1
country










[RCA]
written by Walt Aldridge & Tom Brasfield
You and I
17.
10/1982
192

7
US
2
AC
✫1
country








81
UK
[Elektra 69936]
written by Frank J. Myers
Drivin' My Life Away
18.
06/1980
191

5
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[Elektra 46656]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
Step by Step
19.
07/1981
191

5
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[Elektra 47174]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer
20.
03/1980
191

4
US
2
AC
3
country










[United Artists Xw-1345]
written by Kim Carnes & Dave Ellingson
21.
02/1981
190

4
US
✫1
AC
22
country




57
rock




[Capitol 4976]
written by Chip Taylor
To All the Girls I've Loved Before
22.
03/1984
189

5
US
3
AC
✫1
country








17
UK
We've Got Tonight
23.
01/1983
188

6
US
2
AC
✫1
country








28
UK
[Liberty 1492]
written by Bob Seger
Elvira
24.
05/1981
186

5
US
8
AC
✫1
country










[MCA 51084]
written by Dallas Frazier
The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
25.
10/1981
183

7
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










[Capitol 5046]
written by Otha Young
Lookin' for Love
26.
07/1980
182

5
US
10
AC
✫1
country










[Full Moon 47004]
written by Wanda Mallette, Bob Morrison & Patti Ryan
Mandolin Rain
27.
01/1987
173

4
US
✫1
AC
38
country




2
rock


70
UK
as Bruce Hornsby and The Range
[RCA 5087]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Key Largo
28.
11/1981
159

8
US
✫1
AC
50
country










[Columbia 02524 (kat Family)]
written by Bertie Higgins & Sonny Limbo
Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
29.
05/1982
158

7
US
4
AC
30
country










[Capitol 5120]
written by Gary Burr
30.
06/1982
134

9
US
2
AC
87
country




9
rock




[Atlantic 4058]
written by Graham Nash
31.
08/1982
119

11
US
✫1
AC
2
country










[Capitol 5148]
written by Joe Seneca & Diane Lambert
Love Will Turn You Around
32.
07/1982
116

13
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










Perfect
33.
04/1988
114

80
US
31
AC
85
country






23
alt.
✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1989]
[RCA 8789]
written by Mark Nevin (as Mark E. Nevin)
34.
05/1982
112

14
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 13216]
written by Burt Bacharach & Bob Hilliard
35.
08/1982
106

15
US
5
AC
✫1
country










36.
12/1981
104

13
US
✫1
AC
5
country










produced by Lionel Richie
written by Steve Dorff & Marty Panzer
What Are We Doin' in Love
37.
03/1981
102

14
US
7
AC
✫1
country










[Liberty 1404]
written by Randy Goodrum
38.
10/1981
102

15
US
5
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 12288]
written by Tim DuBois & Jim Hunt
Share Your Love
39.
09/1981
101

14
US
✫1
AC
5
country










produced by Lionel Richie
written by Al Braggs (as Alfred Braggs) & Don Robey (as Deadric Malone)
Somebody's Knockin'
40.
01/1981
101

13
US
3
AC
8
country










[MCA 41309]
written by Jerry Gillespie & Ed Penney
41.
01/1982
100

12
US
19
AC
✫1
country










[MCA 51231]
written by Wood Newton, Dan Tyler & Adele Tyler
42.
05/1981
98

14
US
5
AC
4
country










[Scotti Brothers 02105]
written by Wally Gold & Aaron Schroeder
What's Forever For
43.
07/1982
98

19
US
4
AC
✫1
country










[Liberty 1466]
written by Rafe VanHoy (as Rafe Van Hoy)
Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight
44.
11/1981
95

15
US
10
AC
✫1
country










[Elektra 47239]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
45.
11/1980
94

24
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country










[RCA PB-12084]
written by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan
Take Me Down
46.
05/1982
90

18
US
5
AC
✫1
country










47.
10/1981
90

20
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 12342]
written by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan
48.
06/1980
88

14
US
8
AC
4
country










[United Artists Xw-1359]
written by Bob Morrison & Johnny Wilson
49.
09/1980
87

20
US
7
AC
✫1
country










[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #471]
[Columbia 11351]
written by Willie Nelson
50.
05/1981
87

20
US
9
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 12236]
written by Randy Owen
Stand by Me
51.
05/1980
86

22
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[Elektra 46640 (Full Moon)]
written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Seven Year Ache
52.
04/1981
86

22
US
6
AC
✫1
country










[Columbia 11426]
written by Rosanne Cash
I Believe in You
53.
09/1980
81

24
US
8
AC
✫1
country










[MCA 41304]
written by Roger Cook & Sam Hogin
54.
06/1980
79

18
US
✫1
AC
30
country










[Scotti Brothers 518]
written by Fred Knoblock & Carson Whitsett
In America
55.
05/1980
78

11
US


13
country










written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
56.
09/1980
78

21
US


✫1
country










written by Waylon Jennings
57.
09/1984
77

15
US
✫1
AC
70
country








92
UK
58.
01/1980
77

19
US
✫1
AC
93
country










59.
01/1981
75

28
US
16
AC
✫1
country








43
UK
US reissue; remix of 1968-hit
[RCA 12158]
written by Jerry Reed
60.
71

15
US
✫1
AC
70
country


57
R&B







[RCA 13899]
written by Kenny Rogers, David Foster & Richard Marx
61.
09/1980
67

33
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[Capitol 4920]
written by Wayland Holyfield & Bob House
62.
03/1983
67

23
US
8
AC
5
country










[RCA 13470]
written by Mike Reid
63.
09/1983
65

26
US
10
AC
4
country










[RCA 13600]
written by Deborah Allen, Rory Michael Bourke (as Rory Bourke) & Rafe VanHoy (as Rafe Van Hoy)
I Loved 'Em Every One
64.
03/1981
63

37
US
3
AC
✫1
country










written by Phil Sampson
65.
11/1980
63

28
US
5
AC
10
country










[Scotti Brothers 609]
written by Jeff Harrington & Jeff Pennig
66.
11/1982
62

25
US
4
AC
53
country










[Capitol 5192]
written by John Bettis & Michael Clark
67.
10/1983
61

25
US
4
AC
86
country








89
UK
[EMI America 8186]
written by Jennifer Kimball & Cindy Richardson
68.
04/1981
60

23
US
6
AC
68
country










[Millennium 11804]
written by Joe Rock (as Joseph Rock), Jimmy Beaumont (as James Beaumont) & Lennie Martin (as Lenny Martin)
69.
04/1987
60

33
US
3
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 5065]
written by Todd Cerney, Mary Ann Kennedy & Pat Bunch
70.
03/1981
59

34
US
10
AC
✫1
country










[Capitol 4987]
written by Charlie Black, Rory Michael Bourke & Sandy Pinkard
71.
04/1982
58

35
US
9
AC
2
country










[Elektra 47435]
written by Thom Schuyler
72.
12/1986
57

27
US


9
country
9
dance
17
R&B






as Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White
[Warner 28588]
written by Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers
Seven Bridges Road
73.
12/1980
56

21
US
17
AC
55
country










[live]
written by Steve Young
74.
06/1980
53

25
US
12
AC
77
country










featuring Nicolette Larson
[United Artists 1356]
written by Robert Carpenter, Jeff Hanna & Richard Hathaway
75.
06/1981
51

36
US
12
AC
10
country










written by Dick Feller
76.
05/1983
50

38
US
9
AC
✫1
country










77.
08/1982
50

40
US
11
AC
2
country










[Columbia 03073]
written by Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë & Manny Curtis (as Mann Curtis)
Starting Over Again
78.
03/1980
49

36
US
35
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 11926]
written by Donna Summer & Bruce Sudano
79.
04/1983
49

55
US
2
AC
✫1
country










[Warner 29712]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
80.
07/1982
47

53
US
17
AC
✫1
country










[re-recording]
[RCA 13260]
written by Dolly Parton
All My Life
81.
04/1983
47

37
US
2
AC
13
country










co-produced by David Foster
[Liberty 1495]
written by Dave Robbins, Jeff Silbar & Van Stephenson
But You Know I Love You
82.
04/1981
47

41
US
14
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 12200]
written by Mike Settle
83.
03/1980
46

43
US


10
country








27
UK
[Casablanca 2244]
written by Mac Davis
84.
07/1981
45

55
US
12
AC
✫1
country










[Epic 02172]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
85.
02/1981
45

37
US
8
AC
10
country










[Warner 49684]
written by Pat Ballard
86.
01/1986
43

42
US
10
AC
✫1
country










[EMI America 8289]
written by Jennifer Kimball & Paul Davis
87.
02/1980
42

44
US
29
AC
✫1
country










[Capitol]
written by Sharon Rice (as Sharon Vaughn)
88.
10/1982
42

47
US
10
AC
3
country










[Liberty 1485]
written by Lee Greenwood
89.
04/1982
42

58
US
17
AC
✫1
country










written by Gary Chapman
90.
08/1982
41

59
US
15
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 13286]
written by Ralph Murphy & Bobby Wood
Another Sleepless Night
91.
01/1982
41

44
US
11
AC
4
country










[Capitol 5083]
written by Charlie Black & Rory Michael Bourke
I.O.U.
92.
05/1983
40

53
US
4
AC
6
country










[MCA 52199]
written by Kerry Chater & Austin Roberts
93.
12/1983
39

45
US
12
AC
3
country










[RCA 13703]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
94.
01/1982
39

68
US
20
AC
✫1
country










95.
08/1983
38

58
US
12
AC
✫1
country










[RCA]
written by Michael Stewart & Dan Williams
Swingin'
96.
01/1983
38

43
US


✫1
country










[Warner 29788]
written by John Anderson & Lionel Delmore
Just to Satisfy You
97.
04/1982
38

52
US


✫1
country










[RCA 13073]
written by Don Bowman & Waylon Jennings
Crazy
98.
01/1985
38

79
US
5
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 13975]
written by Richard Marx & Kenny Rogers
A Little Good News
99.
09/1983
38

74
US
11
AC
✫1
country










[Capitol 5264]
written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black & Rory Michael Bourke
100.
02/1980
38

63
US
17
AC
✫1
country










[Columbia 11198]
written by Roger Greenaway & Geoff Stephens

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