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The new decade came roaring in like a tropical storm.

Everything from a new President to an iconic movie reveal and one of the greatest cliff-hangers in television history.

Check out what happened in 1980!

In 1980, former Hollywood actor and California Governor Ronald Reagan tramples Jimmy Carter (44 states to 6) in the Presidential Election.

A relatively unknown Christopher Cross becomes a household name with his hits, 'Sailing' and 'Ride Like The Wind.'

CNN, America's first 24-hour news network launches on Cable TV.

We find out that what Obi-Wan told Luke was not true. "I am your father!' Were the four key words that chance the face of Star Wars and 'The Empire Strikes Back.'

I was a slow long summer as everyone had the same question on their lips, 'Who Shot J.R.?

10. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away

09. Gary Newman - Cars

08. Elton John - Little Jeannie

07. Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

06. Blondie - Call Me

05. Bob Seger - Against The Wind

04. Bette Midler - The Rose

03. Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me

02. Paul McCartney - Coming Up (LIVE)

01. Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown