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UNITED KINGDOM'S TOP SINGLES FOR 1981 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jan 11, 2015 at 11:11 PM

UNITED KINGDOM'S TOP SINGLES FOR 1981

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   1-DON'T YOU WANT ME-HUMAN LEAGUE-DECEMBER                          542
   2-THIS OLE HOUSE-SHAKIN' STEVENS-April                             488
   3-STAND AND DELIVER-ADAM & THE ANTS-May                            486
   4-IMAGINE-JOHN LENNON-January                                      472
   5-BEING WITH YOU-SMOKEY ROBINSON-June                              470
   6-ANTMUSIC-ADAM & THE ANTS-January                                 466
   7-GHOST TOWN-SPECIALS-July                                         466
   8-ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE-Michael Jackson-June                        438
   9-VIENNA-Ultravox-February                                         430
  10-PRINCE CHARMING-Adams & The Ants-September                       426
  11-Making Up Your Mind-Bucks Fizz-April                             424
  12-In The Air Tonight-Phil Collins-February                         412
  13-Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)-Julio Iglesias-December     406
  14-Woman-John Lennon-February                                       404
  15-Tainted Love-Soft Cell-September                                 402
  16-Green Door-Shakin' Stevens-August                                380
  17-Body Talk-Imagination-July                                       378
  18-It's My Party-Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin-October              376
  19-You Drive Me Crazy-Shakin" Stevens-May                           374
  20-Daddy's Home-Cliff Richard-December                              370
  21-Stars On 45-Stars On 45-May                                      366
  22-Shaddup You Face-Joe Dolce Music Theatre-February                364
  23-Birdie Song-Tweets-October                                       362
  24-Jealous Guy-Roxy Music-March                                     350
  25-Kids In America-Kim Wilde-March                                  350
  26-Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)-Ottawan-September                  342
  27-Hold On Tight-Electric Light Orchestra-September                 334
  28-Hooked On Classics-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-August           328
  29-(Do)The Hucklebuck-Coast To Coast-March                          326
  30-Japanese Boy-Aneka-August                                        324
  31-Can Can-Bad Manners-July                                         324
  32-Chi Mai-Ennio Morricone-April                                    322
  33-One Of Us-Abba-December                                          310
  34-Lately-Stevie Wonder-April                                       310
  35-Love Action(I Believe In Love)-Human League-September            302
  36-Happy Birthday-Stevie Wonder-August                              300
  37-Going Back To My Roots-Odyssey-June                              298
  38-I Surrender-Rainbow-February                                     292
  39-Under Pressure-Queen & David Bowie-November                      290
  40-Einstien A Go-Go-Landscape-April                                 284
  41-How 'Bout Us-Champaign-June                                      282
  42-Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-Police-November             278
  43-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross-December                    274
  44-Good Thing Going-Sugar Minott-April                              274
  45-Can You Feel It-The Jacksons-April                               270
  46-Happy Christmas (War Is Over)-John Lennon-January                266
  47-Stars On 45 (Volume II)-Stars On 45-July                         266
  48-Happy Birthday-Altered Images-October                            266
  49-Chant No.1-Spandau Ballet-July                                   254
  50-More Than In Love-Kate Robinson-June                             252
  51-Souvenir-Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark-September             250
  52-Let's Groove-Earth,Wind & Fire-November                          248
  53-Under Your Thumb-Godly & Cr?me-October                           246
  54-It's A Love Thing-Whispers-April                                 242
  55-I Want To Be Free-Toyah-June                                     242
  56-Joan Of Arc-Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark-November           238
  57-Bedsitter-Soft Cell-December                                     236
  58-Four From Toyah-Toyah-March                                      236
  59-Wired For Sound-Cliff Richard-September                          230
  60-When She Was My Girl-Four Tops-November                          228
  61-Wedding Bells-Godley & Cr?me-December                            224
  62-Rapture-Blondie-January                                          220
  63-Back To The Sixties-Tight Fit-August                             220
  64-Night Games-Graham Bonnet-April                                  220
  65-Good Year For The Roses-Elvis Costello-October                   216
  66-Kings Of The Wild Frontier-Adam & The Ants-March                 214
  67-The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven-Madness-February              214
  68-Endless Love-Diana Ross & Lionel Richie-September                208
  69-Intuition-Linx-April                                             208
  70-Chequered Love-Kim Wilde-May                                     204
  71-Invisible Sun-Police-September                                   202
  72-Grey Day-Madness-May                                             202
  73-Pretend-Alvin Stardust-September                                 202
  74-Flash's The A.K.A. Flash-Queen-January                           198
  75-Favourite Shirts (Boy Meet Girl-Haircut 100-November             198
  76-Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love)-Third World-July           196
  77-Attention To Me-Nolans-April                                     196
  78-Labelled With Love-Squeeze-November                              194
  79-Girls On Film-Duran Duran-August                                 188
  80-Thunder In The Mountains-Toyah-October                           186
  81-Swords Of A Thousand Men-Ten Pole Tudor-May                      186
  82-Memory-Elaine Paige-July                                         184
  83-Open Your Heart-Human League-October                             182
  84-Don't Stop The Music-Yarborough & Peoples-January                182
  85-Keep On Loving You-REO Speedwagon-May                            176
  86-Southern Freeez-Freeez-March                                     176
  87-The Oldest Swinger In Town-Fred Wedlock-February                 176
  88-Physical-Olivia Newton-John-November                             174
  89-Will You-Helen O'Connor-June                                     174
  90-One In Ten-UB40-September                                        172
  91-I Am The Beat-The Look-January                                   172
  92-Wordy Rappinghood-Tom Tom Club-July                              170
  93-No Woman No Cry-Bob Marley & Wailers-July                        166
  94-Tonight I'm Yours(Don't Hurt Me)-Rod Stewart-November            164 
  95-The Caribbean Disco Show-Lobo-August                             164
  96-I Go To Sleep-Pretenders-November                                164
  97-Just Can't Get Enough-Depeche Mode-October                       162
  98-Bette Davis Eyes-Kim Carnes-May                                  158
  99-Romeo And Juliet-Dire Straits-February                           158
 100-It's Raining-Shakin' Stevens-October                             158
 101-Fade To Grey-Visage-January                                      158
 102-Rabbit-Chas & Dave-January                                       158
 103-Rock This Town-Stray-Cats-February                               156
 104-Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters-September                              156
 105-Teddy Bear-Red Sovine-June                                       152
 106-Lies/Don't Drive My Car-Status Quo-January                       150
 107-Young Turks-Rod Stewart-December                                 148
 108-Absolute Beginners-Jam-October                                   148
 109-Capstick Comes Home...The Sheffield Grinder-Tom Capstick-April   148
 110-Funeral Pyre-Jam-June                                            146
 111-St. Valentine's Day Massacre-Motorhead & Girl School-February    146
 112-Do Nothing/Maggie's Farm-Specials-January                        146
 113-Motherhead Live-Motherhead-July                                  134
 114-Reward-Teardrop Explodes-March                                   132
 115-Too Nice To Talk To-Beat-January                                 132
 116-All Stood Still-Ultravox-June                                    130
 117-Start Me Up-Rolling Stones-September                             128
 118-For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-August                          128
 119-Young Parisians-Adam & The Ants-January                          128
 120-Shut Up-Madness-October                                          128
 121-Something 'Bout You That I Like-Status Quo-March                 126
 122-Lay Your Love On Me-Abba-July                                    126
 123-You Better You Bet-The Who-March                                 122
 124-Abacab-Genesis-September                                         119
 125-I Ain't Gonna Stand For It-Stevie Wonder-January                 118
 126-D-Days-Hazel O'Connor-April                                      118
 127-O Superman-Laurie Anderson-October                               114
 128-Spirits In The Material World-Police-December                    112
 129-Water On Glass/Boys-Kim Wilde-August                             112
 130-Hold Me-BA Robertson & Maggie Bell-November                      112
 131-You Might Need Somebody-Randy Crawford-July                      112
 132-Beach Boys Gold-Gidea Park-August                                110
 133-Stray Cat Strut-Stray Cats-May                                   108
 134-Walk Right Now-Jacksons-August                                    94
 135-She's Got Claws-Gary Numan-September                              92
 136-Walkin' In The Sunshine-Bad Manners-October                       82
 137-Ay Ay Ay Ay Mooset-Modern Romance-December                        80
 138-We'll Bring The House Down-Slade-February                         78
 139-New Life-Depeche Mode-August                                      78
 140-Muscle Bound/Glow-Spandau Ballet-May                              78
 141-Sat In Your Lap-Kate Bush-August                                  76
 142-Ain't No Stopping-Enigma-June                                     76
 143-Razzamatazz-Quincy Jones-July                                     76
 144-Let's Hang On-Barry Manilow-October                               76
 145-You'll Never Know-Hi Gloss-September                              74
 146-Piece Of The Action-Bucks Fizz-July                               74
 147-Chariots Of Fire-Vangelis-June                                    72
 148-Steppin' Out-Kool & Gang-December                                 72
 149-Everybody Salsa-Modern Romane-September                           72
 150-Only Crying-Keith Marshall-May                                    72
 151-What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted-Dave Stwt&Coln Blunstone-April 72
 152-Mind Of A Toy-Visage-March                                        70
 153-Once In A Life Time-Talking Heads-March                           68
 154-Four More From Toyah-Toyah-December                               68
 155-When You Were Sixteen-Fureys And Davey Arthur-November            68
 156-The Thin Wall-Ultravox-September                                  68
 157-Message Of Love-Pretenders-February                               40
 158-When He Shines-Sheena Easton-May                                  38
 159-Planet Earth-Duran Duran-March                                    38
 160-The Sound Of The Crowd-Human League-May                           38
 161-Cambodia-Kim Wilde-December                                       38
 162-And The Bands Play On-Saxon-April                                 38
 163-Who's Gonna Rock You-Nolans-January                               38
 164-All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-May                           36
 165-Star-Kiki Dee-March                                               36
 166-Can't Get Enough Of You-Eddy Grant-May                            36
 167-Just A Feeling-Bad Manners-April                                  36
 168-Runaround Sue-Racey-January                                       36
 169-Si Si Je Suis Un Rock Star-Bill Wyman-August                      34
 170-I Missed Again-Phil Collins-March                                 34
 171-My Own Way-Duran Duran-December                                   34
 172-Ai No Corrida-Quincy Jones-May                                    34
 173-There's A Guy...Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis-Kristy MacColl-July   34

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