The following is an annual list of the year-end chart toppers of the Radio Ceylon
radio show Binaca Geetmala
for 1980. Binaca Geetmala
was a very popular radio show that counted down the popular film songs from Indian cinema
on a weekly basis, listened to by millions of Hindi music lovers, just like US Billboard Countdown Top 100 list of songs. It ran in various incarnations from 1952 to 1993. Annual lists of the most popular songs were played at year end. The list was compiled on the basis sales of records in India
.Reliving the Geetmala lore. S.K. Screen
, Friday, 22 September 2000, transcript available online at , accessed online on 29 July 2006
It was the most popular radio program before satellite television took over in India.The lines are the starting lyrics of Hindi
songs, transcribed phonetically
into English.Songs are listed with the name of the song, name of the film from which the song was taken, and name of the music director of the film.
A song was presented as a "Jhalak" if it played a majority of weeks in the previous year, but nevertheless reached its 25 week maximum in the following year.