Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to May 31, 1980
compiled and provided by

mediatraffic.jpg (4494 bytes)

1 / 1
week 10
Call Me - Blondie
Chrysalis - 4 weeks at No.1
3 / 3
week 3
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
Casablanca
7 / 6
week 4
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
Parlophone / Columbia
2 / 2
week 24
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
Harvest / Columbia
6 / 10
week 3
What's Another Year - Johnny Logan
Epic
4 / 5
week 8
Sexy Eyes - Dr.Hook
Capitol
5 / 7
week 8
Stomp! - Brothers Johnson
A&M
9 / -
week 8
Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) - Pretenders
Real / Sire
new.JPG (991 bytes) Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer - Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
United Artists
10 / -
week 2
She's Out Of My Life - Michael Jackson
Epic
 

"Call Me" is the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo and was published on February 1, 1980. Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined as a recently signed contract with Modern Records prevented her from working with him. It was at this time that Moroder turned to Debbie Harry. Moroder presented her a rough instrumental track called "Man Machine". Harry was asked to write the lyrics and melody, a process that Harry states took a mere few hours. The lyrics were written from the perspective of the main character in the film, a male prostitute. "Call Me" went to the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

10 YEARS AGO     20 YEARS AGO     30 YEARS AGO     40 YEARS AGO     50 YEARS AGO     60 YEARS AGO