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Written by Barry Kowal   
Apr 14, 2017 at 08:11 PM
PLAYBACK.FM (Website) TOP SINGLES FOR 1981*


No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 BETTE DAVIS EYES-KIM CARNES-JUNE
  2 PHYSICAL-OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN-December
  3 ENDLESS LOVE-DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE-September
  4 STARS ON 45-STARS ON 45-Radio-July
  5 TAINTED LOVE-SOFT CELL-September
  6 IN THE AIR TONIGHT-PHIL COLLINS-August
  7 WOMAN-JOHN LENNON-March
  8 CELEBRATION-Kool & The Gang-February
  9 ARTHUR'S THEME (BEST THAT YOU CAN DO)-Christopher Cross-November
 10 9 TO 5-Dolly Parton-March
 11 Morning Train (9 To 5)-Sheena Easton-May
 12 Shaddup You Face-Joe Dolce Music Theatre-February
 13 Start Me Up-The Rolling Stones-November
 14 Rapture-Blondie-March
 15 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-The Police-December
 16 Keep On Loving You-REO Speedwagon-April
 17 For Your Eyes Only-Sheena Easton-October
 18 Waiting For A Girl Like You-Foreigner-December
 19 Let's Groove-Earth,Wind & Fire-December
 20 Being With You-Smokey Robinson-June
 21 Jessie's Girl-Rick Springfield-June
 22 Kids In America-Kim Wilde-June
 23 De Do Do Do,De Da Da Da-The Police-January
 24 Under Pressure-Queen & David Bowie-December
 25 Crying-Don McLean-April
 26 Passion-Rod Stewart-January
 27 Urgent-Foreigner-September
 28 Kiss On My List-Daryl Hall & John Oates-May
 29 Hold On Tight-Electric Light Orchestra-September
 30 Japanese Boy-Aneka-August
 31 All Those Years Ago-George Harrison-August
 32 Young Turks-Rod Stewart-December 
 33 Angel Of The Morning-Juice Newton-May
 34 Just The Two Of Us-Grover Washington,Jr.-May
 35 One Of Us-Abba-December
 36 Private Eyes-Daryl Hall & John Oates-November
 37 Fade To Grey-Visage-May
 38 Making Your Mind Up-Bucks Fizz-August
 39 Theme From "The Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not)-Joey Scarbury-September 
 40 Slow Hand-The Pointer Sisters-August
 41 Vienna-Ultravox-June
 42 This Ole House-Shakin' Stevens-June
 43 Queen Of Hearts-Juice Newton-September
 44 It's My Party-Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin-October
 45 The One That You Love-Air Supply-July
 46 Stop The Cavalry-Jona Lewie-January
 47 Lady (You Bring Me Up)-The Commodores-September
 48 The Best Of Times-Styx-April
 49 Super Freak-Rick James-October
 50 One Day In Your Life-Michael Jackson-April
 51 Chequered Love-Kim Wilde-October
 52 Ghost Town-The Specials-July
 53 A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)-Ray Parker Jr & Raydio-July 
 54 While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood-March
 55 Don't Stop Believin'-Journey-December
 56 You Drive Me Crazy-Shakin" Stevens-September	
 57 Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)-Ottawan-September
 58 Rock This Town-The Stray Cats-September
 59 Our Lips Are Sealed-The Go Gos-December
 60 Jealous Guy-Roxy Music-May
 61 Tonight I'm Yours(Don't Hurt Me)-Rod Stewart-December
 62 Who's Crying Now-Journey-October
 63 Take It On The Run-REO Speedwagon-June
 64 I Love A Rainy Night-Eddie Rabbitt-March
 65 Antmusic-Adam & Ants-January
 66 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross-RCA-December
 67 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around-Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty-August
 68 Stars On 45 Vol 2-Starsound-July	
 69 How 'Bout Us-Champaign-June
 70 Prince Charming-Adams & The Ants-October
 71 Waiting On A Friend-The Rolling Stones-January
 72 Sukiyaki-A Taste of Honey-May
 73 Angel of Mine-Frank Duval-July	
 74 Hello Again-Neil Diamond-March
 75 Watching The Wheels-John Lennon-May
 76 Abacab-Genesis-September
 77 Hearts-Marty Balin-August
 78 Hooked On Classics-The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-December
 79 Enola Gay-Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark-October
 80 Going Back To My Roots-Odyssey-June
 81 Stand And Deliver-Adam & Ants-August
 82 Living Inside Myself-Gino Vannelli-June
 83 Spirits In The Material World-The Police-December
 84 I Don't Need You-Kenny Rogers-August
 85 The Stroke-Billy Squier-August
 86 Can You Feel It-The Jacksons-January
 87 Green Door-Shakin' Stevens-December
 88 Don't Stop The Music-Yarbrough & Peoples-March
 89 You Better You Bet-The Who-May
 90 Just Can't Get Enough-Depeche Mode-October
 91 Comin' In & Out Of Your Life-Barbra Streisand-January
 92 Oh No-The Commodores-December
 93 Modern Girl-Sheena Easton-July
 94 This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds-July
 95 Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads-February
 96 We Kill the World (Don't Kill The World)-Boney M-November
 97 Jealous Guy-John Lennon-July	
 98 The Boy From New York City-Manhattan Transfer-June
 99 Dance Little Bird-Electronicas-October
100 Hey Nineteen-Steely Dan-January	 

*This list was compiled with charts from various 
western industrialized  nations (primarily the USA,UK and Australia).
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