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RECORD WORLD (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1981 PDF Print E-mail
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May 24, 2017 at 12:02 PM
RECORD WORLD (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1981


No. Song-Artist-Peak Month 
  1 PHYSICAL-OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN-NOVEMBER 1290 
  2 ENDLESS LOVE-DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE-August 934 
  3 BETTE DAVIS EYES-KIM CARNES-May 892 
  4 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU-FOREIGNER-December 818 
  5 JESSIE'S GIRL-RICK SPRINGFIELD-August 792 
  6 PRIVATE EYES-DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES-November 776 
  7 9 TO 5-DOLLY PARTON-February 772 
  8 KEEP ON LOVING YOU-REO Speedwagon-March 768 
  9 QUEEN OF HEARTS-Juice Newton-September 748 
 10 (Just Like) STARTING OVER-John Lennon-January 738 
 11 Morning Train (Nine To Five)-Sheena Easton-April 724 
 12 Arthur's Theme-Christopher Cross-October 686 
 13 The Tide Is High-Blondie-January 670 
 14 Slow Hand-The Pointer Sisters-August 668 
 15 Theme From 'greatest American Hero'-Joey Scarbury-July 664 
 16 Celebration-Kool & The Gang-February 654 
 17 Stars On 45 (Medley)-Stars On 45-June 652 
 18 The One That You Love-Air Supply-July 636 
 19 Rapture-Blondie-April 628 
 20 Angel Of The Morning-Juice Newton-May 618 
 21 Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates-April 596 
 22 Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar-January 594 
 23 I Love A Rainy Night-Eddie Rabbitt-February 580 
 24 Start Me Up-The Rolling Stones-October 560 
 25 Elvira-The Oak Ridge Boys-July 554 
 26 Take It On The Run-REO Speedwagon-May 546 
 27 Love On The Rocks-Neil Diamond-January 522 
 28 Woman-John Lennon-March 518 
 29 Every Woman In The World-Air Supply-January 516 
 30 Being With You-Smokey Robinson-May 480 
 31 For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-October 470 
 32 Step By Step-Eddie Rabbitt-September 438 
 33 Urgent-Foreigner-September 434 
 34 Who's Crying Now-Journey-September 432 
 35 The Best Of Times-Styx-March 424 
 36 Just The Two Of Us-Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers-April 418 
 37 A Woman Needs Love-Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio-June 418 
 38 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross-December 414 
 39 I've Done Everything For You-Rick Springfield-October 398 
 40 The Beach Boys Medley-Beach Boys-September 388 
 41 Boy From New York City-The Manhattan Transfer-August 380 
 42 Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)-Air Supply-November 378 
 43 Guilty-Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb-January 376 
 44 I Don't Need You-Kenny Rogers-August 368 
 45 All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-June 364 
 46 Don't Stop Believin'-Journey-December 336 
 47 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me-Ronnie Milsap-September 328 
 48 Passion-Rod Stewart-January 322 
 49 Sukiyaki-A Taste Of Honey-May 314 
 50 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty-September 302 
 51 You Make My Dreams-Daryl Hall & John Oates-July 296 
 52 Too Much Time On My Hands-Styx-May 292 
 53 Watching The Wheels-John Lennon-May 282 
 54 I Made It Through The Rain-Barry Manilow-January 276 
 55 Hold On Tight-ELO-September 274 
 56 The Night Owls-The Little River Band-October 266 
 57 Lady (You Bring Me Up)-Commodores-September 260 
 58 Crying-Don McLean-March 252 
 59 Oh No-Commodores-November 238 
 60 Somebody's Knockin'-Terri Gibbs-April 238 
 61 I Love You-Climax Blues Band-June 238 
 62 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-The Police-November 224 
 63 Tryin' To Live My Life Without You-Bob Seger-October 218 
 64 Hello Again-Neil Diamond-February 218 
 65 Same Old Lang Syne-Dan Fogelberg-February 202 
 66 Living Inside Myself-Gino Vannelli-May 202 
 67 America-Neil Diamond-June 198 
 68 A Little In Love-Cliff Richard-February 192 
 69 I Believe In You-Don Williams-January 188 
 70 The Stroke-Billy Squier-August 184 
 71 While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood-April 172 
 72 Hard To Say-Dan Fogelberg-October 160 
 73 What Kind Of Fool-Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb-March 150 
 74 When She Was My Girl-The Four Tops-November 148 
 75 You Better You Bet-The Who-May 146 
 76 Hearts-Marty Balin-July 124 
 77 Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan-February 122 
 78 Her Town Too-James Taylor & J.D. Souther-April 116 
 79 Don't Stand So Close To Me-The Police-April 108 
 80 Games People Play-Alan Parsons Project-February 106 
 81 Giving It Up For Your Love-Delbert McClinton-February 106 
 82 I Can't Stand It-Eric Clapton & His Band-April 106 
 83 Just Once-Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram-November 106 
 84 Time-Alan Parsons Project-August 106 
 85 Treat Me Right-Pat Benatar-March 104 
 86 Modern Girl-Sheena Easton-July 74 
 87 Gemini Dream-The Moody Blues-July 68 
 88 Winning-Santana-July 68 
 89 This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds-June 68 
 90 Super Freak-Rick James-October 68 
 91 How 'Bout Us-Champaign-May 34 

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