Andre Gardner

The month the first MMA competition for actual prize money was held, “Dallas” asked “who shot J.R.” on TV, and the Audi Quattro was launched, these were the top 10 rock albums in the country.

  • 10. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band

    The J. Geils Band scored their second top 10 with their ninth album, Love Stinks, one of the funniest titles, and songs, I’ve ever heard. This week it’s #10.

  • 9. In The Heat Of The Night - Pat Benatar

    The debut album by Pat Benatar made her an instant star, and she hasn’t looked back since.  At #9 on March 30, 1980, In The Heat Of The Night.

  • 8. Departure - Journey

    It only took a week for Journey to record their sixth album, Departure, with most of the tracks recorded live in the studio.  This was one of them from the album, which was #8 on March 30, 1980.

  • 7. The Long Run - Eagles

    It would be the last studio album by the Eagles released for 25 years, but it’s a wonderful work.  After peaking at #1, The Long Run drops to #7 on this week’s Thursday Top 10 Countdown.

  • 6. Permanent Waves - Rush

    Rush wanted to record their seventh studio album at the legendary Trident Studios in London, but the studio time and costs were too high.  They decided on a residential studio in Canada’s Laurentian Mountains called “Le Studio,” and it became their recording home for the next four albums.  Permanent Waves is our #6 rock album this week.



  • 5. Glass Houses - Billy Joel

    We’ll see this guy with Stevie Nicks at Lincoln Financial Field on June 16.  I’m sure he’ll do a track or two from this album, the #5 rock album on the countdown, Billy Joel’s Glass Houses.

  • 4. Bebe Le Strange - Heart

    Heart continued their string of successful albums with Bebe Le Strange, their fifth album, and the #4 rock album on March 30, 1980.

  • 3. Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

    When Tom Petty’s recording contract was transferred to MCA Records after they acquired ABC, lawsuits ensued and things got quite sticky, until Petty signed a new deal with Backstreet Records.  He was then able to release what would become his breakthrough album, Damn The Torpedoes, the #3 rock album on our countdown.

  • 2. Against The Wind - Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band

    Bob Seger’s album Against The Wind is notable for two reasons. First, it was his only #1 album, amazingly.  And it was also the album that finally knocked this week’s #1 album out of the top spot!  Against The Wind is held steady on March 30, 1980 at #2.

  • 1. The Wall - Pink Floyd

    At the top of the charts this week is the 11th studio album by a legendary British band, and one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It was a concept work, revolving around a character who felt isolated from the world, separated by an imaginary…wall. Not only did this album hit #1, it stayed there for 15 weeks! #1 on March 30, 1980 was the Wall by Pink Floyd.

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