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WABC'S (NEW YORK CITY) TOP SINGLES OF 1981 (TOP 40) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jan 17, 2017 at 10:57 PM

WABC'S (NEW YORK CITY) TOP SINGLES OF 1981 (TOP 40)

 1-BETTE DAVIS EYES-KIM CARNES-EMI AMERICA-JUNE                                             1051
   2-CELEBRATION-KOOL & THE GANG-DE LITE-February                                             1011
   3-ENDLESS LOVE-DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE-MOTOWN-September                                  988
   4-PHYSICAL-OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN-MCA-December                                                  920
   5-THEME FROM "THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO"-JOEY SCARBURY-Elektra-September    883
   6-MORNING TRAIN-SHEENA EASTON-EMI America-May                                               878
   7-THE TIDE IS HIGH-BLONDIE-Chrysalis-February                                               862
   8-(JUST  LIKE) STARTING OVER-John Ono Lennon-Geffen-January                                 857
   9-WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU-Foreigner-Atlantic-December                                   857
 10-KEEP ON LOVING YOU-REO Speedwagon-Epic-April                                              814
 11-Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters-Planet-August                                                   814
 12-Love On The Rocks-Neil Diamond-Capitol-January                                            803
 13-Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)-Christopher Cross-Warner Brothers-November          769
 14-Private Eyes-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-November                                         748
 15-Love On A Two Way Street-Stacy Lattisaw-Cotillion-August                                  746
 16-The One That You Love-Air Supply-Arista-July                                              740
 17-Just The Two Of Us-Grover Washington,Jr.-Elektra-May                                      738
 18-Queen Of Hearts-Juice Newton-Capitol-September                                            715
 19-I Don't Need You-Kenny Rogers-Liberty-August                                              696
 20-Rapture-Blondie-Chrysalis-March                                                           682
 21-9 To 5-Dolly Parton-RCA-March                                                             673
 22-Hearts-Marty Balin-EMI America-August                                                     666
 23-Lady (You Bring Me Up)-Commodores-Motown-September                                        660
 24-Guilty-Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb-Columbia-January                                     657
 25-A Woman Needs Love-Ray Parker,Jr.-Arista-July                                             648
 26-Woman-John Ono Lennon-Geffen-March                                                        643
 27-Being With You-Smokey Robinson-Tamla-June                                                 638
 28-Suki Yaki-A Taste Of Honey-Capitol-May                                                    634
 29-Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-May                                           628
 30-Let's Groove-Earth,Wind & Fire-Columbia-December                                          610
 31-Hungry Heart-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-January                                           605
 32-Stars On 45-Stars On 45-Radio-July                                                        590
 33-Angel Of The Morning-Juice Newton-Capitol-May                                             582
 34-Best Of Times-Styx-A&M-April                                                              582
 35-Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar-Chrysalis-January                                  580
 36-Together-Tierra-Boardwalk-March                                                           560
 37-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross-RCA-December                                         554
 38-Every Woman In The World-Air Supply-Arista-January                                        544
 39-Here I Am-Air Supply-Arista-November                                                      505
 40-For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-EMI America-October                                      489
 41-Young Turks-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-December                                          479
 42-You Make My Dreams Come True-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-June                             473
 43-We're In This Love Together-Al Jarreau-Warner Brothers-October                            472
 44-De Do Do Do De Da Da Da-Police-A&M-January                                                469
 45-I Love A Rainy Night-Eddie Rabbit-Elektra-March                                           454
 46-This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds-EMI America-July                                         432
 47-How Bout Us-Champaign-Columbia-June                                                       431
 48-All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-Capitol-August                                        420
 49-Oh No-Commodores-Motown-December                                                          427
 50-Don't Stop The Music-Yarborough & People-Mercury-March                                    426
 51-What Are We Doing In Love-Kenny Rogers & Dottie West-Liberty-June                         417
 52-Crying-Don McLean-Millinieum-April                                                        404
 53-Hello Again-Neil Diamond-Capitol-March                                                    398
 54-Passion-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-January                                               397
 55-Winner Takes It All-Abba-Atlantic-March                                                   395
 56-Take It On The Run-REO Speedwagon-Epic-June                                               386
 57-No Getting Over Me-Ronnie Milsap-RCA-October                                              384
 58-Two Hearts-Teddy Pendergrass & Stephanie Mills-20th Century-June                          383
 59-America-Neil Diamond-Capitol-June                                                         382
 60-Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-Police-A&M-December                                  371
 61-She's A Bad Mama Jama-Carl Carlton-20th Century-October                                   366
 62-Jessie's Girl-Rick Springfield-RCA-August                                                 346
 63-Step By Step-Eddie Rabbitt-Elektra-October                                                333
 64-Don't Stop Believin'-Journey-Columbia-December                                            321
 65-When She Was My Girl-Four Tops-Casablanca-October                                         310
 66-Just Once-Quincy Jones-A&M-October                                                        307
 67-It's A Love Thing-Whispers-Solar-April                                                    299
 68-Living Inside Myself-Gino Vannelli-Warner Brothers-June                                   293
 69-Start Me Up-Rolling Stones-Rolling Stone-November                                         289
 70-Who's Crying Now-Journey-Columbia-October                                                 280
 71-Shuddup Ya Face-Joe Dolce-Warner Brothers-May                                             276
 72-I Made It Through The Rain-Barry Manilow-Arista-January                                   276
 73-Share Your Love With Me-Kenny Rogers-Liberty-October                                      271
 74-Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks-Columbia-August                    268
 75-Watching The Wheels-John Ono Lennon-Geffen-May                                            263
 76-Never Too Much-Luthur Vandross-Epic-November                                              240
 77-The Old Songs-Barry Manilow-Arista-November                                               235
 78-Hard To Say-Dan Fogelberg-Full Moon-November                                              225
 79-Take My Heart-Kool & The Gang-De Lite-December                                            223
 80-Beach Boys Medley-Beach Boys-Capitol-August                                               220
 81-Elvira-Oak Ridge Boys-MCA-August                                                          217
 82-Giving It Up For Your Love-Delbert McClinton-Capitol-February                             216
 83-Trying To Live My Life Without You-Bob Seger-Capitol-November                             212
 84-Sweet Baby-Stanley Clark & George Duke-Epic-June                                          208
 85-Theme From Hill Street Blues-Mike Post & Larry Carlton-Elektra-September                  201
 86-Silly-Deniece Williams-Columbia-November                                                  199
 87-The Boy From New York City-Manhattan Transfer-Atlantic-June                               198
 88-The Night Owls-Little River Band-Capitol-November                                         190
 89-Whatcha Gonna Do For Me-Chaka Khan-Warner Brothers-June                           188
 90-Watching You-Slave-Cotillion-January                                                      186
 91-Ai No Corrida-Quincy Jones-A&M-May                                                        182
 92-United Together-Aretha Franklin-Arista February                                           177
 93-Our Lips Are Sealed-Go Gos-A&M-December                                                   166
 94-Time-Alan Parson's Project-Arista-August                                                  165
 95-Cool Love-Pablo Cruise-A&M-August                                                         165
 96-While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood-Island-March                                          159
 97-Touch Me When You're Dancing-Carpenters-A&M-August                                        158
 98-Hold On Tight-Electric Light Orchestra-Jet-September                                      152
 99-I've Done Everything For You-Rick Springfield-RCA-April                                   148
100-Fly Away-Peter Allen-Columbia-March                                                       147
101-Magic Man-Robert Heart & Fall-Buddah-May                                                  143

 

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