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  • Elvis Presley’s First Hit “Heartbreak Hotel” is Released
  • Elvis Appears On The Ed Sullivan Show For The First Time
  • Elvis’s First Move Love Me Tender Opens In New York
  • Rocky Marciano Retires As The Only Undefeated Heavyweight Champion
  • Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev Denounces Stalin
  • Alabama Bus Segregation Laws Declared Illegal By The US Supreme Court
  • The Hungarian Revolution
  • The Price Is Right Debuts On Television

October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man’s desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required.

– John F Kennedy
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Top 100 Songs For 1980


1. Call Me    Blondie

2. Another Brick In The Wall    Pink Floyd

3. Magic    Olivia Newton John

4. Rock With You     Michael Jackson

5. Do That To Me One More Time     Captain & Tennille, The

6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love     Queen

7. Coming Up     Paul McCartney

8. Funkytown     Lipps, Inc.

9. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me     Billy Joel

10. The Rose     Bette Midler

11. Escape (The Pina Colada Song)     Rupert Holmes

12. Cars     Gary Numan

13. Cruisin’     Smokey Robinson

14. Working My Way Back To You     Spinners, The

15. Lost In Love     Air Supply

16. Little Jeannie     Elton John

17. Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross

18. Upside Down     Diana Ross

19. Please Don’t Go     K.C. & The Sunshine Band

20. Babe     Styx

21. With You I’m Born Again     Billy Preston & Syreeta

22. Shining Star     Manhattans, The

23. Still     Commodores, The

24. Yes, I’m Ready     Teri De Sario With K.C.

25. Sexy Eyes     Dr. Hook

26. Steal Away     Robbie Dupree

27. Biggest Part Of Me     Ambrosia

28. This Is It     Kenny Loggins

29. Cupid-I’ve Loved You A Long Time     Spinners, The

30. Let’s Get Serious     Jermaine Jackson

31. Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer     Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes

32. Sailing     Christopher Cross

33. Longer     Dan Fogelberg

34. Coward Of The County     Kenny Rogers

35. Ladies Night      Kool & The Gang

36. Take Your Time S.O.S. Band, The

37. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)     Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer

38. Too Hot     Kool & The Gang

39. More Love     Kim Carnes

40. Pop Muzik     M

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41. Brass In Pocket     Pretenders, The

42. Special Lady     Ray, Goodman & Brown

43. Send One Your Love     Stevie Wonder

44. The Second Time     Around Shalamar

45. We Don’t Talk Anymore     Cliff Richard

47. Heartache Tonight     Eagles, The

48. Stomp     Brothers Johnson, The

49. Tired Of Toein’ The Line     Rocky Burnette

50. Better Love Next Time      Dr. Hook

51. Him     Rupert Holmes

52. Against The Wind     Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

53. On The Radio      Donna Summer

54. Emotional Rescue     Rolling Stones, The

55. Rise     Herb Alpert

56. All Out Of Love     Air Supply

57. Cool Change      Little River Band, The

58. You’re Only Lonely      J.D. Souther

59. Desire     Andy Gibb

60. Let My Love Open The Door     Pete Townshend

61. Daydream Believer     Anne Murray

62. I Can’t Tell You Why     Eagles, The

63. Don’t Let Go     Isaac Hayes

64. Don’t Do Me Like That     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

65. She’s Out Of My Life     Michael Jackson

66. Fame     Irene Cara

67. Fire Lake      Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

68. How Do I Make You     Linda Ronstadt

69. Into The Night     Benny Mardones

70. Let Me Love You Tonight     Pure Prairie League

71. Misunderstanding      Genesis

72. An American Dream     Dirt Band, The

73. One Fine Day     Carole King

74. Dim All The Lights     Donna Summer

75. You May Be Right     Billy Joel

76. Hurt So Bad     Linda Ronstadt

77. Should’ve Never Let You Go     Neil Sedaka & Dara Sedaka

78. Pilot Of The Airwaves     Charlie Dore

79. Off The Wall     Michael Jackson

80. I Pledge My Love     Peaches & Herb

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81. The Long Run     Eagles, The

82. Stand By Me     Mickey Gilley

83. Heartbreaker     Pat Benatar

84. Deja Vu     Dionne Warwick

85. Drivin’ My Life Away     Eddie Rabbitt

86. Take The Long Way Home     Supertramp

87. Sara     Fleetwood Mac

88. Wait For Me      Daryl Hall & John Oates

89. Jo Jo     Boz Scaggs

90. September Morn      Neil Diamond

91. Give Me The Night     George Benson

92. Broken Hearted Me      Anne Murray

93. You Decorated My Life     Kenny Rogers

94. Tusk      Fleetwood Mac

95. I Wanna Be Your Lover      Prince

96. In America     Charlie Daniels Band, The

97. Breakdown Dead Ahead     Boz Scaggs

98. Ships     Barry Manilow

99. All Night Long     Joe Walsh

100. Refugee     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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