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RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1981 PDF Print E-mail
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Oct 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM
RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1981
No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU-FOREIGNER-NOVEMBER                     824
  2 BETTE DAVIS EYES-KIM CARNES-May                                         700
  3 ENDLESS LOVE-DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE-August                          694
  4 THE TIDE IS HIGH-BLONDIE-January                                        688
  5 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE-AIR SUPPLY-July                                   662
  6 ARTHUR'S THEME (BEST THAT YOU CAN DO)-CHRISTOPHER CROSS-September       630
  7 WHO'S CRYING NOW-JOURNEY-September                                      614
  8 THE BEST OF TIMES-Styx-March                                            610
  9 WOMAN-John Lennon-February                                              584
 10 KEEP ON LOVING YOU-REO Speedwagon-February                              574
 11 Physical-Olivia Newton-John-November                                    570
 12 Leather And Lace-Stevie Nicks-December                                  564
 13 Private Eyes-Hall & Oates-October                                       556
 14 Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters-July                                          540
 15 Just The Two Of Us-Grover Washington Jr.-April                          540
 16 I Don't Need You-Kenny Rogers-July                                      506
 17 Theme From "Greatest American Hero"-Joey Scarbury-July                  504
 18 Being With You-Smokey Robinson-May                                      492
 19 Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates-March                           486
 20 Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan-January                                         482
 21 Young Turks-Rod Stewart-December                                        476
 22 Every Woman In The World-Air Supply-January                             474
 23 All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-June                                464
 24 Passion-Rod Stewart-January                                             460
 25 Hard To Say-Dan Fogelberg-October                                       458
 26 9 To 5-Dolly Parton-February                                            450
 27 Living Inside Myself-Gino Vannelli-May                                  450
 28 Morning Train (Nine To Five)-Sheena Easton-April                        450
 29 Take It On The Run-REO Speedwagon-May                                   444
 30 Watching The Wheels-John Lennon-May                                     436
 31 Lady (You Bring Me Up)-Commodores-August                                428
 32 While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood-April                              424
 33 The Night Owls-Little River Band-October                                420
 34 Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)-Air Supply-November      400
 35 Hearts-Marty Balin-July                                                 396
 36 Hello Again-Neil Diamond-March                                          392
 37 Step By Step-Eddie Rabbitt-September                                    382
 38 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty-September        380
 39 For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-October                                376
 40 Celebration-Kool & The Gang-January                                     360
 41 Angel Of The Morning-Juice Newton-April                                 358
 42 Stars On 45-Stars On 45-June                                            352
 43 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross-December                           352
 44 Rapture-Blondie-February                                                348
 45 Her Town Too-James Taylor & J.D. Souther-April                          340
 46 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me-Ronnie Milsap-August                       340
 47 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-Police-November                    338
 48 You Make My Dreams-Daryl Hall & John Oates-June                         338
 49 Oh No-Commodores-November                                               334
 50 Don't Stop Believin'-Journey-December                                   332
 51 I Love A Rainy Night-Eddie Rabbitt-January                              330
 52 I Love You-Climax Blues Band-May                                        330
 53 Queen Of Hearts-Juice Newton-August                                     322
 54 A Woman Needs Love-Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio-May                          322
 55 Start Me Up-Rolling Stones-September                                    320
 56 The Voice-Moody Blues-September                                         312
 57 America-Neil Diamond-June                                               310
 58 Tell It Like It Is-Heart-January                                        304
 59 Yesterday's Songs-Neil Diamond-December                                 288
 60 Crying-Don McLean-February                                              286
 61 Cool Love-Pablo Cruise-August                                           278
 62 Tryin' To Live My Life Without You-Bob Seger/Silver Bullet Band-November 274
 63 What Kind Of Fool-Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb-March                   270
 64 Hold On Tight-Electric Light Orchestra-September                        260
 65 A Little In Love-Cliff Richard-February                                 258
 66 This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds-June                                   254
 67 Jessie's Girl-Rick Springfield-June                                     246
 68 Urgent-Foreigner-August                                                 246
 69 Boy From New York City-Manhattan Transfer-July                          246
 70 Too Much Time On My Hands-Styx-May                                      234
 71 Gemini Dream-Moody Blues-July                                           224
 72 Time-Alan Parsons Project-July                                          220
 73 Sukiyaki-A Taste Of Honey-May                                           220
 74 I've Done Everything For You-Rick Springfield-October                   208
 75 We're In This Love Together-Al Jarreau-October                          208
 76 Same Old Lang Syne-Dan Fogelberg-January                                200
 77 Really Wanna Know You-Gary Wright-August                                192
 78 I Made It Through The Rain-Barry Manilow-January                        186
 79 Games People Play-Alan Parsons Project-February                         180
 80 Share Your Love With Me-Kenny Rogers-October                            166
 81 Don't Stand So Close To Me-Police-April                                 166
 82 I Can't Stand It-Eric Clapton-April                                     162
 83 Giving It Up For Your Love-Delbert McClinton-February                   160
 84 Is It You-Lee Ritenour-June                                             158
 85 Miss Sun-Boz Scaggs-January                                             154
 86 In The Air Tonight-Phil Collins-July                                    150
 87 Just Once-Quincy Jones & James Ingram-October                           148
 88 Sweetheart-Frankie & The Knockouts-May                                  148
 89 The Old Songs-Barry Manilow-November                                    128
 90 Elvira-Oak Ridge Boys-July                                              110
 91 Hearts On Fire-Randy Meisner-March                                      108
 92 Treat Me Right-Pat Benatar-March                                        108
 93 I Missed Again-Phil Collins-May                                         108
 94 Somebody's Knockin'-Terri Gibbs-April                                   106
 95 Winning-Santana-June                                                     76
 96 I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)-Lulu-September                   72
 97 Living In A Fantasy-Leo Sayer-March                                      72
 98 No Reply At All-Genesis-November                                         70
 99 The Waiting-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-June                           68
100 Touch Me When We're Dancing-Carpenters-July                              68
101 Fire And Ice-Pat Benatar-August                                          68
102 Just Between You And Me-April Wine-April                                 68
103 Modern Girl-Sheena Easton-July                                           68
104 When She Was My Girl-Four Tops-October                                   40
105 Let's Groove-Earth,Wind and Fire-December                                36
106 Sweet Baby-Stanley Clarke/George Duke-July                               36
107 Time Out Of Mind-Steely Dan-April                                        36
108 De,Do,Do,Do,De,Da,Da,Da-Police-January                                   34
109 Say Goodbye To Hollywood-Billy Joel-October                              34
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