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The top songs of summer: 1980-1989

This week, leading up to the official start of summer, we're taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Today, we look at the summer jams of the 1980s.

But first, check out the previous installments:

The top summer songs of 1959-1969

The top summer songs of 1969-1979

1980: "Magic," Olivia Newton-John

Weeks at No. 1: Aug. 2-23

Written by: John Farrar

Interesting fact: Farrar, like Newton-John, is an Aussie...