1980 (tie): ‘Coward of the County’ by Kenny Rogers, ‘My Heart / Silent Night (After the Fight)’ by Ronnie Milsap, ‘Lookin’ for Love’ by Johnny Lee


Number of weeks spent as #1: 3

Forty-three singles hit #1 in 1980, but the real contenders stayed at the top for three full weeks each. Kenny Rogers started the year with his story of a coward who finally stands up for his lover. Ronnie Milsap bolstered his Country Music Hall of Fame career with “My Heart,” and Johnny Lee found success with “Lookin’ for Love,” from the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack.