The Biggest Summer Songs of the 70's & 80's

posted by Lee Valsvik - 

Billboard calls "Every Breath You Take" the Biggest Summer Song of the '70s and '80s.

The magazine crunched the numbers based on its charts between Memorial Day and Labor Day to rank the songs that ruled the pools and reached the beaches. 

Let's call it the Summer Power Top 20:

  1. "Every Breath You Take" - The Police - 1983
  2. "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb - 1977
  3. "When Doves Cry" - Prince - 1984
  4. "Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan - 1972
  5. "Bad Girls" - Donna Summer - 1979
  6. "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor - 1982
  7. "Close to You" - The Carpenters - 1970
  8. "Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb - 1978
  9. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" - The Bee Gees - 1971
  10. "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King - 1971
  11. "Best of My Love" - The Emotions - 1977
  12. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" - Billy Joel - 1980
  13. "Roll With It" - Steve Winwood - 1988
  14. "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Junior - 1984
  15. "Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward - 1979
  16. "Magic" - Olivia Newton-John - 1980
  17. "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield - 1981
  18. "Hurts So Good" - John Mellencamp - 1982
  19. "Alone" - Heart - 1987
  20. "Brandy" - Looking Glass - 1972

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