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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (MAGAZINE'S CHART) TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1981 PDF Print E-mail
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Apr 11, 2018 at 01:34 PM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (MAGAZINE'S CHART) TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1981*




No.-Song-Artist-Label-Peak Month
  1 BETTE DAVIS EYES-KIM CARNES-EMI AMERICA-JUNE 
  2 ENDLESS LOVE-DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE-MOTOWN-September
  3 LADY-KENNY ROGERS-LIBERTY-January
  4 (JUST  LIKE) STARTING OVER-JOHN LENNON-Geffen-January
  5 JESSIE'S GIRL-RICK SPRINGFIELD-RCA-August
  6 CELEBRATION-KOOL & THE GANG-De Lite-February
  7 KISS ON MY LIST-DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES-RCA-May
  8 I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT-Eddie Rabbit-Elektra-March
  9 9 TO 5-Dolly Parton-RCA-March
 10 KEEP ON LOVING YOU-REO Speedwagon-Epic-April
 11 Theme From "The Greatest American Hero"-Joey Scarbury-Elektra-September
 12 Morning Train (9 To 5)-Sheena Easton-EMI America-May
 13 Being With You-Smokey Robinson-Tamla-June
 14 Queen Of Hearts-Juice Newton-Capitol-September
 15 Rapture-Blondie-Chrysalis-March
 16 A Woman Needs Love-Ray Parker,Jr.-Arista-July
 17 The Tide Is High-Blondie-Chrysalis-February 
 18 Just The Two Of Us-Grover Washington,Jr.-Elektra-May
 19 Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters-Planet-August
 20 I Love You-Climax Blues Band-Warner Brothers-June
 21 Woman-John Ono Lennon-Geffen-March
 22 Stars On 45-Stars On 45-Radio-July
 23 Sukiyaki-A Taste Of Honey-Capitol-May
 24 The Winner Takes It All-Abba-Atlantic-March
 25 Angel Of The Morning-Juice Newton-Capitol-May
 26 Love On The Rocks-Neil Diamond-Capitol-January
 27 Every Woman In The World-Air Supply-Arista-January
 28 The One That You Love-Air Supply-Arista-July
 29 Guilty-Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb-Columbia-January
 30 Best Of Times-Styx-A&M-April
 31 Elvira-Oak Ridge Boys-MCA-August
 32 Take It On The Run-REO Speedwagon-Epic-June
 33 (There's) No Getting Over Me-Ronnie Milsap-RCA-October
 34 Living Inside Myself-Gino Vinelli-Warner Brothers-June
 35 Woman In Love-Barbra Streisand-Columbia-January
 36 The Boy From New York City-Manhattan Transfer-Atlantic-June
 37 Urgent-Foreigner-Atlantic-September
 38 Passion-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-January
 39 Lady (You Bring Me Up)-Commodores-Motown-September
 40 Crying-Don McLean-Millinieum-April
 41 Hearts-Marty Balin-EMI America-August
 42 It's My Turn-Diana Ross-Motown-January
 43 You Make My Dreams Come True-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-June
 44 I Don't Need You-Kenny Rogers-Liberty-August
 45 How Bout Us-Champaign-Warner Brothers-June
 46 Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar-Chrysalis-January
 47 The Breakup Song-Greg Kihn Band-Beserkly-September
 48 Time-Alan Parsons Project-Arista-August
 49 Hungry Heart-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-January
 50 Sweetheart-Frankie & Knockouts-RCA-June
 51 Somebody's Knockin'-Terry Gibbs-MCA-May
 52 More Than I Can Say-Leo Sayer-Warner Brothers-January
 53 Together-Tierra-Boardwalk-February
 54 Too Much Time On My Hands-Styx-A&M-May
 55 What Are We Doin' In Love-Kenny Rogers & Dottie West-Liberty-June
 56 Who's Crying Now-Journey-Columbia-October
 57 De Do Do Do De Da Da Da-Police-A&M-January
 58 This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds-EMI America-July
 59 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks-Columbia-August
 60 Giving It Up For Your Love-Delbert McClinton-Capitol-February
 61 A Little In Love-Cliff Richard-EMI America-March
 62 America-Neil Diamond-Capitol-June
 63 Ain't Even Done With The Night-John Cougar-Riva-May
 64 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)-Christopher Cross-Warner Brothers-November
 65 Another One Bites The Dust-Queen-Elektra-January
 66 Games People Play-Alan Parsons Project-Arista-March
 67 I Can't Stand It-Eric Clapton-RSO-April
 68 While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood-Island-March
 69 Master Blaster-Stevie Wonder-Tamla-January
 70 Hello Again-Neil Diamond-Capitol-March
 71 Don't Stand So Close-Police-A&M-March
 72 Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan-MCA-February
 73 I Ain't Gonna Stand For It-Stevie Wonder-Tamla-February
 74 All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-Capitol-August
 75 Step By Step-Eddie Rabbitt-Elektra-October
 76 The Stroke-Billy Squier-Capitol-August
 77 Feels So Right-Alabama-RCA-September
 78 Sweet Baby-Stanley Clarke & George Duke-Epic-August
 79 Same Old Lang Syne-Dan Fogelberg-Full Moon-February
 80 Cool Love-Pablo Cruise-A&M-August
 81 Hold On Tight-Electric Light Orchestra-Jet-September
 82 It's Now Or Never-John Schneider-Warner Brothers-August
 83 Treat Me Right-Pat Benatar-Chrysalis-March
 84 Winning-Santana-Columbia-July
 85 What Kind Of Fool-Barry Gibb & Barbra Streisand-Columbia-March
 86 Watching The Wheels-John Ono Lennon-Geffen-May
 87 Tell It Like It Is-Heart-Epic-January
 88 Smoky Mountain Rain-Ronnie Milsap-RCA-March
 89 I Made It Through The Rain-Barry Manilow-Arista-January
 90 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-January
 91 Suddenly-Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard-January
 92 For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-EMI America-October
 93 Beach Boys Medley-Beach Boys-Capitol-August
 94 Whip It-Devo-Warner Brothers-January 
 95 Modern Girl-Sheena Easton-EMI America-July
 96 Really Wanna Know You-Gary Wright-Warner Brothers-September
 97 Seven Year Ache-Roseann Cash-Columbia-July
 98 I'm Coming Out-Diana Ross-Motown-January
 99 Miss Sun-Boz Scaggs-Columbia-February
100 Time Is Time-Andy Gibb-RSO-January 

* As published in the December 26th,1981 issue of Billboard Magazine
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