Songs from the Year 1981

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This page lists the top songs of 1981 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1981 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1981. A list of the most distinctive songs of 1981 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

The top ten song artists of 1981 were:

1:Kim Carnes2:Sheena Easton3:The Police4:John Lennon5:Starsound
6:Rod Stewart7:Phil Collins8:REO Speedwagon9:Foreigner10:The Rolling Stones
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 1981 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1981 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, US Radio 1 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), France 1 - Jun 1981 (5 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1981, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1981 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1981 (15 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1981, Germany 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1981, Springbok 1 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), France 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1981, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1981, Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1981, Grammy in 1981, Top Song of 1981 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1981, WABC NY 2 of 1981, ARC 2 of 1981 (peak 1 21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 2 of the 1980s (peak 1, 43 weeks, 1,190k sales estimated, 1981), Austria 2 - Jul 1981 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1981, South Africa 2 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 4 - May 1981 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1981), Italy 5 of 1981, Belgium 6 - May 1981 (10 weeks), Australia 6 of 1981, UK 10 - May 1981 (9 weeks), Billboard 50th song 12, Holland 16 - May 1981 (8 weeks), nuTsie 16 of 1980s, Germany 18 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), OzNet 45, Scrobulate 66 of 80s, RIAA 268, Acclaimed 738 (1981), RYM 16 of 1981
2 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 1981 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1981 (26 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1981, Record World 1 - 1981, WABC NY 1 of 1981, ARC 1 of 1981 (peak 1 20 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1981, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1981, Springbok 1 - Oct 1981 (19 weeks), US Radio 2 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Oscar in 1981 (film 'Endless Love') (Nominated), Grammy in 1981 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1981 (film 'Endless Love') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1981), Holland 4 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1981, Switzerland 6 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), South Africa 6 of 1981, UK 7 - Sep 1981 (12 weeks), US BB 8 of 1981, Norway 8 - Sep 1981 (3 weeks), Australia 8 of 1981, Belgium 9 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks), Billboard 50th song 13, POP 14 of 1981, nuTsie 18 of 1980s, Italy 84 of 1981
3 Olivia Newton-John (Let's Get) Physical 1981 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1981 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1981, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1981, Top Song of 1982 of the Billboard 50th list, WABC NY 2 of 1982, France 2 - Nov 1981 (1 week), Brazil 2 of 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), ARC 3 of 1981 (peak 1 23 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), Holland 4 - Oct 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1982 (5 months), US CashBox 6 of 1981, Billboard 50th song 6, UK 7 - Oct 1981 (16 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Nov 1981 (2 months), Austria 7 - Dec 1981 (2 weeks), Springbok 11 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), US BB 37 of 1981, POP 41 of 1981, nuTsie 51 of 1980s, Italy 62 of 1982, Germany 201 of the 1980s (peak 4 15 weeks), OzNet 319, RYM 124 of 1981
4 Starsound Stars On 45 1981 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1981 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1981 (13 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1981 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1981, Belgium 1 - Feb 1981 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 1981 (7 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - May 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 12 weeks - May 1981, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1981, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1981, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - May 1981, Spain 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1981, UK 2 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), Australia 2 of 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1981), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Norway 5 - Jun 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 5 of the 1980s (peak 1 24 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Jun 1981 (18 weeks), Springbok 10 - Jun 1981 (7 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1981, WABC NY 21 of 1981, ARC 32 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), Italy 54 of 1981, Brazil 91 of 1981
5 Soft Cell Tainted Love 1981 UK 1 - Aug 1981 (30 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1981 (18 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1981 (4 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Springbok 1 - Dec 1981 (19 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1981, Austria 2 - Dec 1981 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1981 (15 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1982 (5 months), Scrobulate 2 of 80s, Australia 3 of 1982, Sweden (alt) 4 - Oct 1981 (24 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Dec 1981 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), Holland 5 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1982, US Billboard 8 - Jan 1982 (43 weeks), US BB 15 of 1982, POP 18 of 1982, nuTsie 19 of 1980s, ARC 29 of 1982 (peak 5 20 weeks), Germany 37 of the 1980s (peak 1 18 weeks), KROQ 38 of 1982, Virgin 41, US CashBox 50 of 1982, US Radio 59 of 1982 (peak 8 9 weeks), UKMIX 95, Acclaimed 163 (1981), Belgium 242 of all time, France (InfoDisc) 255 of the 1980s (peak 4, 27 weeks, 431k sales estimated, 1981), OzNet 451, WXPN 745, RYM 4 of 1981, Party 142 of 2007
6 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight 1981 Holland 1 - Feb 1981 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Feb 1981 (28 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1981 (13 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 2008, Germany 1 for 1 week - May 1981, ASCAP song of 1981, UK 2 - Jan 1981 (36 weeks), France 2 - Mar 1981 (3 weeks), Germany 2 - Mar 1981 (6 months), Springbok 2 - Jun 1981 (11 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1988), Switzerland 5 of 1981, France (SNEP) 7 - May 1981 (2 months), OzNet 7, Poland 12 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Europe 13 of the 1980s (1981), France (InfoDisc) 15 of the 1980s (peak 1, 35 weeks, 380k sales estimated, 1981), POP 16 of 1981, Record World 17 - 1981, US Billboard 19 - May 1981 (17 weeks), Australia 23 of 1981, Italy 23 of 1981, US BB 27 of 1981, Germany 44 of the 1980s (peak 1 22 weeks), Scrobulate 60 of pop, TheQ 87, US Radio 118 of 1981 (peak 19 2 weeks), Belgium 230 of all time, UKMIX 717, Acclaimed 1238 (1981), RYM 15 of 1981
7 John Lennon Woman 1981 UK 1 - Jan 1981 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1981 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1981, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1981, US Billboard 2 - Jan 1981 (20 weeks), Record World 2 - 1981, Switzerland 2 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1981, Austria 4 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Mar 1981 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1981), Norway 5 - Feb 1981 (12 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), France 7 - Mar 1981 (1 week), Germany 7 - Feb 1981 (5 months), France (SNEP) 9 - Apr 1981 (1 month), US CashBox 16 of 1981, Brazil 16 of 1981, Belgium 16 - Feb 1981 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Feb 1981 (2 weeks), ARC 21 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Holland 21 - Mar 1981 (5 weeks), US BB 30 of 1981, Japan (Tokyo) 31 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Italy 34 of 1981, POP 34 of 1981, Virgin 59, OzNet 139, Germany 213 of the 1980s (peak 4 15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), RYM 22 of 1981
8 Kool & The Gang Celebration 1981 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1980 (29 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1981, Holland 2 - Dec 1980 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1980 (14 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jan 1981 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1981), Switzerland 6 - Jan 1981 (7 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 1980 (13 weeks), POP 9 of 1981, US CashBox 10 of 1981, ARC 11 of 1981 (peak 1 18 weeks), US BB 15 of 1981, WABC NY 16 of 1981, South Africa 16 of 1981, Scrobulate 17 of disco, nuTsie 17 of 1980s, US Radio 24 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Germany 26 - Jan 1981 (1 month), Brazil 31 of 1981, D.Marsh 32 of 1980, RIAA 214, OzNet 526, Acclaimed 1668 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), RYM 200 of 1980, Party 9 of 2007
9 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 1981 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1980 (25 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1981, Oscar in 1980 (film 'Nine to Five') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1980 (film 'Nine to Five') (Nominated), Canada 3 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1981), Austria 5 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), Belgium 5 - Apr 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 6 - Mar 1981 (16 weeks), Springbok 9 - Apr 1981 (8 weeks), Holland 10 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1981, WABC NY 14 of 1981, ARC 14 of 1981 (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), US BB 17 of 1981, Sweden 37 - Jun 2008 (1 week), POP 39 of 1981, UK 47 - Feb 1981 (7 weeks), Brazil 65 of 1981, AFI 78, Scrobulate 81 of country, RIAA 299
10 Christopher Cross Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) 1981 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1981 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Norway 1 - Feb 1982 (21 weeks), Oscar in 1981 (film 'Arthur'), Golden Globe in 1981 (film 'Arthur'), Grammy in 1981 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), Switzerland 6 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), France 7 - Sep 1981 (1 week), Springbok 7 - Nov 1981 (14 weeks), ARC 9 of 1981 (peak 1 17 weeks), Brazil 10 of 1981, US CashBox 11 of 1981, WABC NY 12 of 1981, France (SNEP) 15 - Feb 1982 (1 month), Italy 19 of 1981, Scrobulate 55 of easy listening, AFI 79
11 Sheena Easton Morning Train (Nine to Five) 1981 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1981, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jun 1981, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1981, UK 3 - Jul 1980 (15 weeks), Canada 3 - Mar 1981 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jun 1981 (8 weeks), Peel list 3 of 1980, WABC NY 4 of 1981, Belgium 4 - May 1981 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1981), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), Australia 7 of 1981, Springbok 12 - Jan 1981 (3 weeks), Holland 14 - May 1981 (9 weeks), ARC 19 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1981, US Radio 33 of 1981 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 38 of 1981, Brazil 42 of 1981, POP 68 of 1981
12 The Rolling Stones Start Me Up 1981 Canada 1 - Aug 1981 (16 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1981, Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1981, US Billboard 2 - Aug 1981 (23 weeks), US BB 4 of 1981, Record World 5 - 1981, France 5 - Sep 1981 (1 week), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks), Springbok 5 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Aug 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 7 - Sep 1981 (9 weeks), KROQ 7 of 1981, Norway 8 - Oct 1981 (3 weeks), Holland 9 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), France (SNEP) 9 - Oct 1981 (1 month), US Radio 10 of 1981 (peak 2 13 weeks), POP 11 of 1981, Australia 13 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 14 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), Austria 14 - Nov 1981 (2 weeks), ARC 17 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), OzNet 26, US CashBox 34 of 1981, nuTsie 49 of 1980s, Italy 55 of 1981, WABC NY 59 of 1981, TheQ 109, Acclaimed 577 (1981), RYM 78 of 1981, Party 205 of 1999
13 Joe Dolce Shaddup You Face 1981 UK 1 - Feb 1981 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1981, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1980, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1980, Springbok 1 - Feb 1981 (17 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1981, South Africa 1 of 1981, Austria 2 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), Norway 2 - Mar 1981 (19 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1981 (4 months), Holland 4 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1981), Sweden (alt) 5 - Mar 1981 (14 weeks), Switzerland 6 of 1981, France (SNEP) 11 - Jul 1981 (1 month), Record World 24 - 1981, WABC NY 34 of 1981, US Billboard 53 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Germany 54 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), Brazil 84 of 1981
14 The Police Every Little Thing She Does is Magic 1981 UK 1 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1981 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1981 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1981, US Billboard 3 - Sep 1981 (18 weeks), Belgium 4 - Oct 1981 (10 weeks), France 5 - Nov 1981 (1 week), Norway 5 - Oct 1981 (6 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, Springbok 12 - Jan 1982 (7 weeks), Italy 21 of 1981, KROQ 22 of 1981, US BB 25 of 1981, US CashBox 35 of 1981, WABC NY 38 of 1982, ARC 42 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), POP 51 of 1981, US Radio 58 of 1981 (peak 3 8 weeks), Scrobulate 59 of new wave, WXPN 407, OzNet 436, Acclaimed 2178 (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1981), RYM 29 of 1981
15 Blondie Rapture 1981 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1981 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada 1 - Feb 1981 (10 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - May 1981, France 3 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1981), UK 5 - Jan 1981 (8 weeks), Springbok 6 - Mar 1981 (8 weeks), Norway 8 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), WABC NY 10 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 13 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), Belgium 14 - Feb 1981 (5 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1981, Holland 19 - Feb 1981 (6 weeks), US BB 20 of 1981, ARC 22 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Radio 23 of 1981 (peak 1 12 weeks), Scrobulate 26 of new wave, POP 38 of 1981, Brazil 48 of 1981, Acclaimed 779 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), RYM 37 of 1981
16 REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You 1981 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1980 (28 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, ASCAP song of 1980, Canada 2 - Dec 1980 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), Springbok 3 - May 1981 (9 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1981, Switzerland 4 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), UK 7 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), ARC 13 of 1981 (peak 1 18 weeks), Holland 13 - Apr 1981 (8 weeks), Belgium 14 - May 1981 (3 weeks), US Radio 17 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), WABC NY 18 of 1981, Australia 20 of 1981, Brazil 21 of 1981, Germany 22 - May 1981 (2 months), US BB 35 of 1981, Europe 77 of the 1980s (1981), Scrobulate 93 of 80s, RYM 195 of 1980
17 Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only 1981 Holland 1 - Aug 1981 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1981 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1981 (22 weeks), Oscar in 1981 (film 'For Your Eyes Only') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1981 (film 'For Your Eyes Only') (Nominated), Record World 3 - 1981, Sweden (alt) 3 - Sep 1981 (28 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 1981 (3 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jul 1981 (24 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1981, Belgium 6 - Sep 1981 (11 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1981 (4 months), Springbok 7 - Aug 1981 (7 weeks), UK 8 - Jun 1981 (13 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - Dec 1981 (1 month), WABC NY 20 of 1981, US CashBox 28 of 1981, ARC 33 of 1981 (peak 2 16 weeks), Brazil 35 of 1981, US Radio 47 of 1981 (peak 4 9 weeks), Germany 287 of the 1980s (peak 5 13 weeks), RYM 136 of 1981
18 Foreigner Waiting For a Girl Like You 1981 Canada 1 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Oct 1981 (23 weeks), Record World 2 - 1981, France 2 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1982, ARC 4 of 1981 (peak 1 19 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1981 (peak 2 15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), UK 8 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), US BB 9 of 1981, POP 13 of 1981, US CashBox 14 of 1981, Springbok 14 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks), Holland 16 - Jan 1982 (6 weeks), Austria 16 - Apr 1982 (1 week), Belgium 17 - Feb 1982 (6 weeks), Australia 21 of 1982, Brazil 33 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 80, OzNet 368, RYM 148 of 1981
19 Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove 1981 France 2 - Dec 1981 (1 week), POP 2 of 1981, UK 3 - Nov 1981 (13 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1981 (23 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), US BB 5 of 1981, Holland 5 - Oct 1981 (8 weeks), France (SNEP) 6 - Jan 1982 (3 months), WABC NY 7 of 1982, Brazil 8 of 1982, Springbok 8 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 9 - Dec 1981 (4 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1981, ARC 26 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), US Radio 28 of 1981 (peak 3 11 weeks), Italy 66 of 1982, Japan (Tokyo) 78 - Sep 2002 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 104 of the 1980s (peak 2, 27 weeks, 419k sales estimated, 1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1981), RYM 56 of 1981, Party 217 of 1999
20 Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl 1981 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1981 (32 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1981, US CashBox 3 of 1981, France 3 - Jul 1981 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1981), US Radio 5 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), POP 5 of 1981, ARC 6 of 1981 (peak 1 21 weeks), Canada 6 - May 1981 (10 weeks), US BB 7 of 1981, WABC NY 13 of 1981, Australia 15 of 1981, UK 43 - Mar 1984 (7 weeks), nuTsie 50 of 1980s, OzNet 136, RYM 178 of 1981, Party 88 of 2007
21 Smokey Robinson Being With You 1981 UK 1 - May 1981 (13 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - May 1981, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1981 (25 weeks), France 2 - May 1981 (3 weeks), Canada 3 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1981), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), Springbok 7 - Aug 1981 (9 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1981 (peak 2 13 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1981, WABC NY 25 of 1981, Belgium 29 - Jun 1981 (1 week), POP 29 of 1981, ARC 30 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), Brazil 53 of 1981, RYM 146 of 1981
22 The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 1981 Canada 1 - Nov 1980 (14 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Feb 1981 (9 weeks), Springbok 4 - Feb 1981 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), UK 5 - Dec 1980 (8 weeks), Belgium 7 - Jan 1981 (5 weeks), Austria 8 - Mar 1981 (2 weeks), KROQ 8 of 1980, France 9 - Dec 1980 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1980 (20 weeks), Holland 11 - Dec 1980 (7 weeks), France (SNEP) 13 - Feb 1981 (1 month), Germany 16 - Jan 1981 (3 months), Record World 18 - 1981, South Africa 19 of 1981, POP 20 of 1981, D.Marsh 26 of 1980, US BB 28 of 1981, WABC NY 64 of 1981, Scrobulate 72 of favourite, US Radio 74 of 1981 (peak 10 7 weeks), US CashBox 96 of 1981, RYM 191 of 1980
23 Kim Wilde Kids in America 1981 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1981, Springbok 1 - Jun 1981 (15 weeks), UK 2 - Feb 1981 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Apr 1981 (22 weeks), France 2 - Jan 1981 (4 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Jun 1981 (4 months), Belgium 4 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1981), Switzerland 5 - May 1981 (11 weeks), Holland 6 - Apr 1981 (13 weeks), Germany 6 - Apr 1981 (6 months), Norway 9 - Aug 1981 (1 week), Australia 10 of 1981, Austria 12 - Jul 1981 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 14 of 80s, South Africa 15 of 1981, Switzerland 18 of 1981, US Billboard 25 - May 1982 (18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 36 of the 1980s (peak 3, 43 weeks, 679k sales estimated, 1981), POP 56 of 1982, Germany 78 of the 1980s (peak 5 23 weeks), OzNet 507, RYM 62 of 1981
24 Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure 1981 UK 1 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1981 (13 weeks), Springbok 4 - Dec 1981 (16 weeks), France 5 - Dec 1981 (1 week), Norway 5 - Dec 1981 (15 weeks), Belgium 5 - Dec 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Dec 1981 (9 weeks), Austria 10 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Jan 1982 (4 weeks), Record World 26 - 1981, US Billboard 29 - Nov 1981 (14 weeks), Scrobulate 38 of glam rock, KROQ 48 of 1981, POP 51 of 1982, Europe 67 of the 1980s (1981), Vinyl Surrender 110 (1981), TheQ 117, UKMIX 760, Acclaimed 901 (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1981), RYM 8 of 1981
25 Foreigner Urgent 1981 Canada 1 - Jul 1981 (17 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1981, Springbok 1 - Sep 1981 (17 weeks), France 2 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, South Africa 3 of 1981, US Billboard 4 - Jul 1981 (23 weeks), Germany 15 - Jan 1982 (4 months), US BB 18 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 20 - Mar 1982 (2 weeks), POP 22 of 1981, ARC 25 of 1981 (peak 3 16 weeks), US Radio 39 of 1981 (peak 4 11 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1981, UK 45 - Aug 1981 (9 weeks), KROQ 55 of 1981, Switzerland 84 - Oct 2008 (1 week), RYM 108 of 1981
26 Don McLean Cryin' 1981 UK 1 - May 1980 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1980 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1980 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1980, Springbok 3 - May 1980 (13 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1981 (18 weeks), Canada 5 - Feb 1981 (9 weeks), Record World 9 - 1981, South Africa 19 of 1980, ARC 38 of 1981 (peak 4 15 weeks), US Radio 40 of 1981 (peak 5 12 weeks), Brazil 44 of 1981, WABC NY 51 of 1981, US CashBox 52 of 1981, UKMIX 812, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1980)
27 Aneka Japanese Boy 1981 UK 1 - Aug 1981 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Sep 1981 (22 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1981 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Sep 1981, France (SNEP) 2 - Oct 1981 (3 months), Norway 4 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1982 (5 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Austria 5 - Nov 1981 (4 weeks), Holland 7 - Aug 1981 (7 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1981, Springbok 19 - Dec 1981 (1 week), Italy 64 of 1982, Germany 85 of the 1980s (peak 3 17 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 166 of the 1980s (peak 4, 24 weeks, 645k sales estimated, 1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1981), RYM 181 of 1981
28 Rod Stewart Passion 1981 Canada 1 - Nov 1980 (17 weeks), Springbok 1 - Jan 1981 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1980 (12 weeks), France 3 - Nov 1980 (3 weeks), Holland 4 - Nov 1980 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1980 (11 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Nov 1980 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Nov 1980 (9 weeks), Record World 6 - 1981, South Africa 9 of 1981, Germany 15 - Jan 1981 (3 months), UK 17 - Nov 1980 (10 weeks), Austria 18 - Jan 1981 (2 weeks), ARC 27 of 1981 (peak 2 16 weeks), US Radio 38 of 1981 (peak 5 11 weeks), Italy 49 of 1981, US CashBox 51 of 1981, WABC NY 63 of 1981, KROQ 99 of 1980
29 George Harrison All Those Years Ago 1981 Canada 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), US Billboard 2 - May 1981 (16 weeks), Norway 2 - Jul 1981 (9 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, Switzerland 8 - Jul 1981 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Jun 1981 (8 weeks), UK 13 - May 1981 (7 weeks), Austria 19 - Aug 1981 (1 week), Belgium 30 - Jun 1981 (1 week), WABC NY 31 of 1981, US Radio 36 of 1981 (peak 2 9 weeks), Holland 36 - Jun 1981 (4 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1981, US BB 40 of 1981, Brazil 43 of 1981, POP 47 of 1981, Italy 67 of 1981, OzNet 762, RYM 95 of 1981
30 Grover Washington Jr Just the Two of Us 1981 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1981 (24 weeks), US BB 2 of 1981, Grammy in 1981 (Nominated), POP 3 of 1981, Record World 5 - 1981, Canada 6 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), WABC NY 8 of 1981, US Radio 8 of 1981 (peak 2 12 weeks), France 10 - May 1981 (1 week), Holland 11 - May 1981 (10 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jun 1981 (5 weeks), ARC 24 of 1981 (peak 1 14 weeks), UK 34 - May 1981 (7 weeks), Brazil 34 of 1981, US CashBox 37 of 1981
31 Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight 1981 Switzerland 1 - Aug 1981 (14 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Nov 1981, Belgium 2 - Aug 1981 (10 weeks), Canada 3 - Aug 1981 (14 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1981, Germany 3 - Aug 1981 (5 months), UK 4 - Aug 1981 (12 weeks), Austria 4 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), Holland 5 - Aug 1981 (10 weeks), Norway 7 - Aug 1981 (6 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jul 1981 (19 weeks), Record World 10 - 1981, Sweden (alt) 10 - Aug 1981 (15 weeks), France (SNEP) 12 - Sep 1981 (1 month), US CashBox 55 of 1981, US Radio 73 of 1981 (peak 10 7 weeks), Germany 93 of the 1980s (peak 2 16 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), RYM 142 of 1981
32 Hall & Oates Kiss On My List 1981 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1981 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada 2 - Feb 1981 (11 weeks), France 3 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1981), Brazil 14 of 1981, WABC NY 19 of 1981, ARC 20 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1981, US Radio 25 of 1981 (peak 1 12 weeks), UK 33 - Nov 1980 (8 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 99 - Dec 1995 (1 week)
33 Rick James Super Freak 1981 US BB 1 of 1981, POP 1 of 1981, Holland 2 - Oct 1981 (11 weeks), France 3 - Oct 1981 (1 week), Belgium 4 - Oct 1981 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2006), Record World 14 - 1981, US Billboard 16 - Aug 1981 (23 weeks), nuTsie 28 of 1980s, KROQ 75 of 1981, US Radio 101 of 1981 (peak 16 4 weeks), Rolling Stone 477, Acclaimed 933 (1981), RYM 31 of 1981, Party 46 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
34 Abba One of Us 1981 Holland 1 - Dec 1981 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1981 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1981, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jan 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1982, UK 3 - Dec 1981 (10 weeks), Austria 3 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Dec 1981 (8 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1982 (4 months), Springbok 4 - Jan 1982 (13 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1981), Norway 6 - Jan 1982 (5 weeks), France 7 - Jan 1982 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Dec 1981 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 14 - Feb 1982 (1 month), Germany 158 of the 1980s (peak 1 14 weeks), RYM 119 of 1981
35 Hall & Oates Private Eyes 1981 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1981 (22 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, France 4 - Oct 1981 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1981), Canada 5 - Sep 1981 (11 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1981, WABC NY 11 of 1981, ARC 12 of 1981 (peak 1 18 weeks), Springbok 14 - Mar 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 16 of 1981, US Radio 19 of 1981 (peak 1 12 weeks), UK 32 - Apr 1982 (7 weeks), POP 56 of 1981, RYM 168 of 1981
36 Rod Stewart Young Turks 1981 Canada 1 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), France 1 - Nov 1981 (2 weeks), Springbok 2 - Dec 1981 (16 weeks), Belgium 4 - Jan 1982 (8 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1981 (18 weeks), Record World 5 - 1981, Holland 9 - Jan 1982 (7 weeks), UK 11 - Dec 1981 (9 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1982, WABC NY 16 of 1982, Australia 23 of 1982, US CashBox 44 of 1981, ARC 49 of 1981 (peak 4 12 weeks), US Radio 51 of 1981 (peak 5 9 weeks), Italy 90 of 1981, Scrobulate 94 of classic, OzNet 604
37 Visage Fade to Grey 1981 France 1 - Jan 1981 (12 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1981 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1981 (6 months), Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Mar 1981, France (SNEP) 2 - Apr 1981 (4 months), Austria 3 - Apr 1981 (4 weeks), Belgium 4 - Feb 1981 (7 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), UK 8 - Dec 1980 (15 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 12 - Apr 1981 (8 weeks), Germany 16 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), Holland 22 - Jan 1981 (6 weeks), Italy 36 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 67 of the 1980s (peak 3, 36 weeks, 668k sales estimated, 1980), Scrobulate 69 of new wave, OzNet 943, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1981), RYM 8 of 1980
38 Juice Newton Angel of the Morning 1981 Record World 1 - 1981, Canada 1 - Mar 1981 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1981, Springbok 3 - Jun 1981 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1981 (22 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jul 1981 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1981), Austria 12 - Jun 1981 (2 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1981, WABC NY 30 of 1981, ARC 35 of 1981 (peak 3 15 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1981 (peak 4 11 weeks), UK 43 - May 1981 (6 weeks)
39 Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up 1981 UK 1 - Mar 1981 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1981 (3 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1981 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1981, EuroVision Song Contest winner 1981 (for United Kingdom in Dublin), Sweden (alt) 2 - Apr 1981 (16 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1981 (8 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1981), Germany 5 - Apr 1981 (4 months), Springbok 7 - May 1981 (7 weeks), Switzerland 16 of 1981, Germany 334 of the 1980s (peak 5 10 weeks)
40 The Pointer Sisters Slow Hand 1981 US Billboard 2 - May 1981 (24 weeks), France 2 - Oct 1981 (1 week), Record World 4 - 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1981), US CashBox 5 of 1981, WABC NY 9 of 1981, Canada 9 - Jun 1981 (11 weeks), UK 10 - Aug 1981 (11 weeks), Springbok 10 - Nov 1981 (5 weeks), US Radio 12 of 1981 (peak 2 13 weeks), Holland 15 - Jul 1981 (7 weeks), Belgium 16 - Aug 1981 (3 weeks), ARC 18 of 1981 (peak 2 16 weeks), US BB 22 of 1981, POP 48 of 1981, RYM 139 of 1981
41 Ultravox Vienna 1981 Holland 1 - Mar 1981 (12 weeks), France 1 - May 1981 (5 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1981, UK 2 - Jan 1981 (14 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Apr 1981 (16 weeks), Springbok 8 - May 1981 (8 weeks), Austria 9 - Apr 1981 (4 weeks), Germany 16 - Apr 1981 (3 months), Europe 17 of the 1980s (1981), Vinyl Surrender 34 (1980), Virgin 88, Scrobulate 94 of 80s, Belgium 165 of all time, UKMIX 766, Acclaimed 1196 (1980), RYM 11 of 1981
42 Shakin' Stevens This Ole House 1981 UK 1 - Feb 1981 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1981, Australia 1 for 1 week - Jun 1981, Springbok 1 - May 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - May 1981 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1981 (7 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1981, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1981), Holland 5 - Apr 1981 (13 weeks), Germany 5 - May 1981 (3 months), Australia 11 of 1981, Austria 13 - Jul 1981 (2 weeks), Germany 355 of the 1980s (peak 5 12 weeks), OzNet 424, UKMIX 833, RYM 86 of 1981
43 Joey Scarbury Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not) 1981 Record World 1 - 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1981, US Billboard 2 - May 1981 (26 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1981), WABC NY 6 of 1981, US CashBox 8 of 1981, Australia 9 of 1982, US Radio 11 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), ARC 15 of 1981 (peak 1 17 weeks), Brazil 63 of 1981
44 David A Stewart & Barbara Gaskin It's My Party 1981 UK 1 - Sep 1981 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1981, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1982, Springbok 3 - Nov 1981 (13 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1981), KROQ 4 of 1981, Germany 5 - Jan 1982 (4 months), Canada 6 - Feb 1982 (8 weeks), Austria 6 - Jan 1982 (4 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Dec 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 11 - Nov 1981 (6 weeks), Holland 20 - Nov 1981 (6 weeks), US Billboard 72 - Dec 1981 (7 weeks), Germany 163 of the 1980s (peak 3 14 weeks), UKMIX 854
45 The Commodores Lady (You Bring Me Up) 1981 New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Oct 1981, Record World 7 - 1981, US Billboard 8 - Jun 1981 (22 weeks), US BB 10 of 1981, France 10 - Aug 1981 (1 week), Belgium 15 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), Holland 20 - Aug 1981 (6 weeks), POP 21 of 1981, WABC NY 39 of 1981, ARC 43 of 1981 (peak 5 14 weeks), US CashBox 50 of 1981, US Radio 50 of 1981 (peak 8 10 weeks), Brazil 51 of 1981, UK 56 - Aug 1981 (5 weeks)
46 Jona Lewie Stop the Cavalry 1981 France (SNEP) 1 - Mar 1981 (4 months), Austria 1 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), France 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1981, Germany 2 - Feb 1981 (5 months), UK 3 - Nov 1980 (14 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 4 - Jan 1981 (7 weeks), Springbok 4 - Feb 1981 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), France 5 - Dec 1980 (1 week), Holland 9 - Dec 1980 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Mar 1981 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 17 of christmas, France (InfoDisc) 70 of the 1980s (peak 1, 23 weeks, 675k sales estimated, 1981), Germany 97 of the 1980s (peak 2 17 weeks), RYM 112 of 1980
47 Juice Newton Queen of Hearts 1981 US Billboard 2 - May 1981 (27 weeks), Record World 2 - 1981, Springbok 2 - Sep 1981 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1981), Switzerland 6 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1981, ARC 7 of 1981 (peak 2 19 weeks), Austria 13 - Sep 1981 (1 week), Belgium 16 - May 1981 (5 weeks), Holland 20 - Sep 1981 (5 weeks), US Radio 21 of 1981 (peak 2 13 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1981, POP 36 of 1981
48 Michael Jackson One Day in Your Life 1981 UK 1 - May 1981 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Jul 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1981 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1981, Springbok 1 - Aug 1981 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), Brazil 9 of 1975, South Africa 13 of 1981, US Billboard 55 - Apr 1981 (7 weeks), UKMIX 938
49 Air Supply The One that You Love 1981 US Billboard 1 - May 1981 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1981), Canada 8 - Jun 1981 (9 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1981, US CashBox 23 of 1981, US Radio 26 of 1981 (peak 1 11 weeks), WABC NY 27 of 1981, ARC 28 of 1981 (peak 1 14 weeks)
50 Styx The Best of Times 1981 Canada 1 - Jan 1981 (15 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - May 1981, US Billboard 3 - Jan 1981 (19 weeks), Record World 6 - 1981, France 6 - Mar 1981 (2 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1981 (peak 3 12 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1981, ARC 36 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), UK 42 - Jan 1981 (5 weeks), WABC NY 45 of 1981, Brazil 61 of 1981
51 Kim Wilde Chequered Love 1981 France 1 - Jun 1981 (4 weeks), Springbok 1 - Aug 1981 (11 weeks), Holland 2 - Jun 1981 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jun 1981 (11 weeks), UK 4 - May 1981 (9 weeks), Germany 4 - Jun 1981 (5 months), Sweden (alt) 6 - Jul 1981 (12 weeks), France (SNEP) 13 - Jan 1982 (1 month), South Africa 14 of 1981, Austria 16 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 of 1981, Germany 122 of the 1980s (peak 2 16 weeks), OzNet 310, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1981), RYM 182 of 1981
52 The Specials Ghost Town 1981 UK 1 - Jun 1981 (14 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1981, Scrobulate 2 of ska, France 3 - Aug 1981 (2 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1981), Norway 7 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks), Holland 8 - Aug 1981 (8 weeks), Belgium 12 - Aug 1981 (5 weeks), KROQ 41 of 1981, 54 in 2FM list, nuTsie 73 of 1980s, Acclaimed 115 (1981), UKMIX 753, RYM 2 of 1981
53 Steve Winwood While You See a Chance 1981 Canada 1 - Feb 1981 (13 weeks), France 2 - Dec 1980 (2 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1981 (18 weeks), Record World 9 - 1981, Belgium 9 - Feb 1981 (6 weeks), Holland 10 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), US BB 26 of 1981, UK 45 - Jan 1981 (5 weeks), US Radio 56 of 1981 (peak 7 8 weeks), POP 63 of 1981, WABC NY 68 of 1981, US CashBox 72 of 1981, OzNet 150, RYM 149 of 1981
54 Journey Don't Stop Believin' 1981 Canada 2 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2009), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), POP 6 of 1981, US Billboard 9 - Oct 1981 (15 weeks), Record World 9 - 1981, US BB 12 of 1981, WABC NY 21 of 1982, US CashBox 58 of 1981, UK 62 - Feb 1982 (89 weeks), US Radio 78 of 1981 (peak 9 6 weeks), RYM 133 of 1981, Party 177 of 2007
55 Shakin' Stevens (You Drive Me) Crazy 1981 Eire 1 for 5 weeks - May 1981, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1981, UK 2 - May 1981 (12 weeks), Springbok 3 - Aug 1981 (13 weeks), Holland 4 - Jun 1981 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jul 1981 (8 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), France (SNEP) 6 - Nov 1981 (2 months), Austria 6 - Aug 1981 (2 weeks), Belgium 6 - Jul 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 7 - Jul 1981 (5 months), Sweden (alt) 9 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), Australia 19 of 1981, Germany 124 of the 1980s (peak 6 18 weeks)
56 Ottawan Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) 1981 Norway 1 - Sep 1981 (20 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1981, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Mar 1982, Holland 2 - Aug 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Aug 1981 (22 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1981 (5 months), UK 3 - Aug 1981 (15 weeks), Austria 3 - Jun 1981 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1981 (8 weeks), Belgium 5 - Aug 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 61 of the 1980s (peak 2 20 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1981)
57 The Go Gos Our Lips Are Sealed 1981 Canada 2 - Nov 1981 (16 weeks), France 4 - Nov 1981 (2 weeks), US BB 13 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 14 - Feb 1982 (2 weeks), Australia 17 of 1982, US Billboard 20 - Aug 1981 (29 weeks), Record World 20 - 1981, POP 25 of 1981, KROQ 32 of 1981, UK 47 - May 1982 (6 weeks), nuTsie 52 of 1980s, US Radio 123 of 1981 (peak 20 2 weeks), Acclaimed 472 (1981), RYM 49 of 1981
58 Roxy Music Jealous Guy 1981 UK 1 - Feb 1981 (11 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - May 1981, Springbok 3 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), Australia 4 of 1981, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1981), Belgium 5 - Mar 1981 (11 weeks), France 6 - Mar 1981 (1 week), Austria 6 - May 1981 (3 weeks), Norway 6 - Apr 1981 (9 weeks), Holland 7 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Apr 1981 (2 weeks), Germany 30 - Apr 1981 (1 month), RYM 19 of 1981
59 Rod Stewart Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) 1981 Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1981, Canada 2 - Jan 1982 (12 weeks), Belgium 3 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1981 (7 weeks), UK 8 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1981 (1 week), Switzerland 9 - Nov 1981 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Nov 1981 (16 weeks), Holland 13 - Oct 1981 (8 weeks), Record World 17 - 1982, US Billboard 20 - Jan 1982 (14 weeks), US CashBox 98 of 1982, US Radio 127 of 1982 (peak 20 2 weeks), RYM 161 of 1981
60 Adam & The Ants Antmusic 1981 Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1981, UK 2 - Dec 1980 (18 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), KROQ 2 of 1981, France 3 - Jan 1981 (2 weeks), Australia 3 of 1981, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), Sweden (alt) 11 - Mar 1981 (8 weeks), South Africa 20 of 1981, Belgium 23 - Mar 1981 (1 week), UKMIX 695, RYM 153 of 1980
61 Starsound Stars On 45 Vol 2 1981 Switzerland 1 - Aug 1981 (9 weeks), UK 2 - Jul 1981 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jul 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 3 - Jul 1981 (3 months), Holland 4 - Jul 1981 (9 weeks), Austria 4 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), Norway 5 - Aug 1981 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 12 - Aug 1981 (4 weeks), Canada 15 - Jul 1981 (5 weeks), Switzerland 20 of 1981, Italy 47 of 1981, US Billboard 55 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), Germany 332 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1981)
62 Ray Parker Jr & Raydio A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) 1981 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1981 (27 weeks), Record World 4 - 1981, Canada 6 - May 1981 (11 weeks), Holland 7 - Jul 1981 (8 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1981 (1 week), Belgium 16 - Jun 1981 (3 weeks), WABC NY 23 of 1981, US Radio 35 of 1981 (peak 4 12 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1981, ARC 44 of 1981 (peak 4 14 weeks), Brazil 70 of 1981
63 Adam & The Ants Prince Charming 1981 UK 1 - Sep 1981 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1981, France 3 - Sep 1981 (1 week), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), Springbok 6 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), Belgium 9 - Oct 1981 (6 weeks), Germany 10 - Oct 1981 (3 months), Austria 14 - Dec 1981 (2 weeks), Holland 17 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), KROQ 24 of 1981, UKMIX 869, RYM 135 of 1981
64 The Rolling Stones Waiting On a Friend 1981 Canada 1 - Dec 1981 (11 weeks), Holland 9 - Dec 1981 (7 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Dec 1981 (14 weeks), Record World 16 - 1981, Belgium 17 - Jan 1982 (5 weeks), KROQ 20 of 1981, POP 30 of 1982, US BB 32 of 1982, UK 50 - Dec 1981 (6 weeks), US Radio 81 of 1982 (peak 13 7 weeks), US CashBox 88 of 1982, RYM 113 of 1981
65 Journey Who's Crying Now 1981 Canada 2 - Aug 1981 (14 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, US Billboard 4 - Jul 1981 (21 weeks), France 4 - Oct 1981 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), US CashBox 26 of 1981, ARC 29 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), US Radio 29 of 1981 (peak 4 11 weeks), UK 46 - Sep 1982 (7 weeks), WABC NY 54 of 1981
66 A Taste of Honey Sukiyaki 1981 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1981 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1981), Record World 8 - 1981, Canada 11 - May 1981 (7 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1981, US Radio 30 of 1981 (peak 3 11 weeks), US BB 34 of 1981, ARC 34 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), US CashBox 43 of 1981, POP 65 of 1981
67 REO Speedwagon Take it On the Run 1981 Canada 2 - Mar 1981 (13 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, France 4 - May 1981 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1981 (20 weeks), UK 19 - Jun 1981 (14 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1981, US Radio 45 of 1981 (peak 5 11 weeks), ARC 47 of 1981 (peak 5 13 weeks), WABC NY 76 of 1981
68 Neil Diamond Hello Again 1981 US Billboard 6 - Jan 1981 (16 weeks), Canada 7 - Feb 1981 (9 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, Belgium 15 - Mar 1981 (8 weeks), US BB 29 of 1981, Holland 32 - Mar 1981 (3 weeks), WABC NY 50 of 1981, ARC 50 of 1981 (peak 2 12 weeks), UK 51 - Feb 1981 (4 weeks), US Radio 53 of 1981 (peak 6 10 weeks), POP 66 of 1981, US CashBox 76 of 1981
69 Frank Duval Angel of Mine 1981 Holland 1 - Mar 1981 (11 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1981 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1980 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1981 (5 months), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1981, Belgium 2 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Norway 7 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), Germany 13 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks)
70 John Lennon Watching the Wheels 1981 Canada 6 - Apr 1981 (11 weeks), Record World 9 - 1981, France 9 - Apr 1981 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Mar 1981 (17 weeks), Austria 12 - Jun 1981 (2 weeks), UK 30 - Apr 1981 (6 weeks), US BB 36 of 1981, POP 59 of 1981, WABC NY 61 of 1981, US CashBox 62 of 1981, US Radio 80 of 1981 (peak 10 6 weeks), OzNet 562, RYM 28 of 1981
71 Genesis Abacab 1981 Springbok 3 - Jan 1982 (14 weeks), Canada 4 - Dec 1981 (14 weeks), France 4 - Sep 1981 (1 week), Norway 8 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks), UK 9 - Aug 1981 (8 weeks), South Africa 20 of 1982, US Billboard 26 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), Holland 26 - Oct 1981 (5 weeks), Belgium 28 - Nov 1981 (1 week), Record World 31 - 1981, POP 36 of 1982, Italy 40 of 1981, KROQ 86 of 1981, RYM 179 of 1981
72 Eddie Rabbitt I Love A Rainy Night 1981 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1980 (27 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1981), ARC 8 of 1981 (peak 1 18 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1981, WABC NY 52 of 1981, UK 53 - Feb 1981 (5 weeks)
73 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Enola Gay 1981 Italy 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1981, Switzerland 2 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Italy 2 of 1981, France 3 - Nov 1980 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - May 1981 (3 months), UK 8 - Oct 1980 (15 weeks), Switzerland 15 of 1981, Scrobulate 43 of 80s, France (InfoDisc) 85 of the 1980s (peak 6, 35 weeks, 676k sales estimated, 1981), WXPN 508, OzNet 905, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1980), RYM 15 of 1980
74 Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1981 Holland 1 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1981 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Nov 1981 (12 weeks), Record World 6 - 1981, US Billboard 7 - Oct 1981 (19 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Nov 1981 (6 weeks), Germany 21 - Jan 1982 (2 months), WABC NY 24 of 1982, US Radio 60 of 1981 (peak 7 8 weeks), US CashBox 64 of 1981
75 Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty Stop Draggin' My Heart Around 1981 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1981 (20 weeks), Springbok 4 - Sep 1981 (12 weeks), Canada 5 - Aug 1981 (13 weeks), Record World 6 - 1981, France 8 - Apr 1981 (1 week), US Radio 18 of 1981 (peak 3 10 weeks), ARC 23 of 1981 (peak 2 15 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1981, WABC NY 42 of 1981, UK 50 - Aug 1981 (4 weeks), OzNet 565
76 Champaign How 'bout Us 1981 Holland 1 - Apr 1981 (19 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1981 (15 weeks), UK 5 - May 1981 (13 weeks), Springbok 8 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Feb 1981 (23 weeks), Record World 14 - 1981, WABC NY 56 of 1981, US CashBox 69 of 1981, US Radio 85 of 1981 (peak 12 6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1981)
77 Odyssey Going Back to My Roots 1981 Springbok 1 - Nov 1981 (15 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Aug 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jul 1981 (11 weeks), UK 4 - May 1981 (12 weeks), Holland 4 - Jul 1981 (10 weeks), Norway 10 - Sep 1981 (1 week), South Africa 12 of 1981, Austria 14 - Oct 1981 (1 week), Germany 15 - Sep 1981 (2 months), Scrobulate 85 of disco, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1981)
78 Adam & The Ants Stand & Deliver 1981 UK 1 - May 1981 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jul 1981 (10 weeks), France 3 - May 1981 (1 week), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), Belgium 7 - Jun 1981 (7 weeks), Holland 8 - Jun 1981 (11 weeks), Germany 8 - Jun 1981 (3 months), Austria 9 - Aug 1981 (2 weeks), KROQ 11 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 17 - Jun 1981 (12 weeks), UKMIX 782, RYM 25 of 1981
79 The Police Spirits in the Material World 1981 France 4 - Feb 1982 (2 weeks), Canada 5 - Dec 1981 (11 weeks), Holland 6 - Dec 1981 (7 weeks), Belgium 7 - Dec 1981 (7 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Jan 1982 (13 weeks), Record World 11 - 1982, UK 12 - Dec 1981 (8 weeks), KROQ 57 of 1981, US Radio 83 of 1982 (peak 11 5 weeks), US CashBox 96 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1982), RYM 67 of 1982
80 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked On Classics 1981 UK 2 - Jul 1981 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Sep 1981 (13 weeks), Austria 6 - Nov 1981 (3 weeks), Record World 9 - 1981, Springbok 9 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), Holland 16 - Aug 1981 (7 weeks), WABC NY 18 of 1982, Germany 24 - Oct 1981 (1 month), US Radio 71 of 1982 (peak 10 7 weeks), US CashBox 82 of 1981
81 Marty Balin Hearts 1981 France 1 - Jul 1981 (4 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1981 (14 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 10 - 1981, WABC NY 24 of 1981, Brazil 46 of 1981, US Radio 52 of 1981 (peak 8 11 weeks), US CashBox 56 of 1981
82 Billy Squier The Stroke 1981 Austria 3 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), Record World 6 - 1981, Canada 6 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1981 (1 week), US Billboard 17 - May 1981 (20 weeks), US BB 24 of 1981, POP 27 of 1981, UK 52 - Oct 1981 (3 weeks), KROQ 100 of 1981, US Radio 102 of 1981 (peak 17 5 weeks), RYM 196 of 1981
83 The Jackson 5 Can You Feel It 1981 Springbok 1 - Dec 1980 (16 weeks), Holland 2 - Mar 1981 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), France 3 - Jul 1981 (2 weeks), UK 6 - Feb 1981 (18 weeks), South Africa 8 of 1981, US Billboard 77 - May 1981 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 98 of disco, OzNet 254, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1981)
84 Shakin' Stevens Green Door 1981 UK 1 - Jul 1981 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1981, Springbok 4 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), Holland 5 - Aug 1981 (9 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 7 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), Germany 7 - Aug 1981 (4 months), Austria 9 - Nov 1981 (2 weeks), Germany 366 of the 1980s (peak 6 12 weeks)
85 Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop the Music 1981 Holland 2 - Feb 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1981), UK 7 - Dec 1980 (12 weeks), Record World 17 - 1981, US Billboard 19 - Feb 1981 (16 weeks), Austria 20 - Jun 1981 (1 week), WABC NY 70 of 1981, US Radio 118 of 1981 (peak 19 2 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1981)
86 The Who You Better You Bet 1981 Canada 1 - Mar 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 8 - Apr 1981 (7 weeks), UK 9 - Mar 1981 (8 weeks), Holland 9 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Record World 12 - 1981, US Billboard 18 - Mar 1981 (15 weeks), KROQ 60 of 1981, US CashBox 95 of 1981, US Radio 112 of 1981 (peak 17 3 weeks), RYM 154 of 1981
87 Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough 1981 France 2 - Sep 1981 (2 weeks), Holland 5 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), UK 8 - Sep 1981 (11 weeks), Belgium 11 - Dec 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 14 - Nov 1981 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 17 of 80s, KROQ 97 of 1981, Vinyl Surrender 196 (1981), OzNet 647, Acclaimed 1782 (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1981), RYM 32 of 1981
88 Gary US Bonds This Little Girl 1981 Canada 6 - May 1981 (10 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Apr 1981 (18 weeks), Record World 14 - 1981, Belgium 18 - Jun 1981 (2 weeks), US BB 33 of 1981, UK 43 - May 1981 (6 weeks), US CashBox 47 of 1981, WABC NY 67 of 1981, US Radio 67 of 1981 (peak 11 8 weeks), POP 72 of 1981
89 Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime 1981 France 3 - Mar 1981 (3 weeks), Canada 7 - Jan 1981 (11 weeks), KROQ 9 of 1980, UK 14 - Feb 1981 (10 weeks), Belgium 19 - Mar 1981 (3 weeks), Holland 28 - Feb 1981 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 55 of 80s, Virgin 75, Acclaimed 110 (1980), Belgium 139 of all time, WXPN 204, RYM 7 of 1981, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
90 Boney M We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 1981 France 1 - Nov 1981 (3 weeks), Springbok 1 - Jan 1982 (22 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1982, Switzerland 3 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1982, Germany 15 - Nov 1981 (2 months), Belgium 17 - Nov 1981 (4 weeks), Holland 25 - Dec 1981 (4 weeks), UK 39 - Nov 1981 (5 weeks)
91 Gino Vannelli Living Inside Myself 1981 US Billboard 6 - Mar 1981 (20 weeks), Canada 7 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), Record World 10 - 1981, Brazil 24 of 1981, US Radio 42 of 1981 (peak 6 11 weeks), ARC 46 of 1981 (peak 4 14 weeks), WABC NY 77 of 1981, US CashBox 78 of 1981
92 John Lennon Jealous Guy 1981 France 4 - Dec 1980 (1 week), Poland 23 - Feb 2000 (7 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 52 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), DDD 55 of 1971, UK 65 - Nov 1985 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 69 of ballad, US Billboard 80 - Oct 1988 (4 weeks), WXPN 854, Acclaimed 1249 (1971), RYM 54 of 1981
93 Kenny Rogers I Don't Need You 1981 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1981 (18 weeks), Record World 5 - 1981, WABC NY 26 of 1981, US Radio 27 of 1981 (peak 3 11 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1981, ARC 31 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), Brazil 78 of 1981
94 Oak Ridge Boys Elvira 1981 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1982), Record World 3 - 1981, US Billboard 5 - May 1981 (22 weeks), US BB 11 of 1981, US CashBox 18 of 1981, US Radio 32 of 1981 (peak 5 10 weeks), POP 43 of 1981
95 Manhattan Transfer The Boy From New York City 1981 Switzerland 3 - Jul 1981 (9 weeks), US Billboard 7 - May 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, Switzerland 19 of 1981, US BB 39 of 1981, US CashBox 49 of 1981, US Radio 49 of 1981 (peak 7 10 weeks), WABC NY 69 of 1981, POP 75 of 1981
96 Electronica's Dance Little Bird 1981 Norway 1 - Jan 1982 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1982 (7 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1981, Germany 2 of the 1980s (peak 1 28 weeks), Austria 3 - Nov 1981 (3 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Switzerland 7 - Nov 1981 (5 weeks), UK 22 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks)
97 Ennio Morricone Chi mai (The Life & Times Of Lloyd George) 1981 France 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1982, UK 2 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Nov 1981 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Dec 1981 (14 weeks), Austria 4 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1981), Switzerland 20 of 1982, Scrobulate 65 of instrumental, France (InfoDisc) 119 of the 1980s (peak 1, 21 weeks, 911k sales estimated, 1981)
98 Nikka Costa Out Here On My Own 1981 Italy 1 of 1981, Italy 1 for 14 weeks - Aug 1981, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1982, Switzerland 7 - Oct 1981 (5 weeks), Belgium 18 - Feb 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 30 - May 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 144 of the 1980s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 1,055k sales estimated, 1981)
99 Ronnie Milsap (There's) No Getting Over Me 1981 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1981 (20 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, US Radio 31 of 1981 (peak 5 11 weeks), US BB 32 of 1981, ARC 45 of 1981 (peak 5 14 weeks), US CashBox 57 of 1981, WABC NY 57 of 1981, POP 67 of 1981
100 Robert Palmer Looking For Clues 1981 Spain 1 for 1 week - Jun 1981, Germany 3 - Feb 1981 (5 months), France (SNEP) 4 - May 1981 (3 months), Canada 5 - Dec 1980 (11 weeks), France 6 - Feb 1981 (1 week), Switzerland 6 - Apr 1981 (6 weeks), Belgium 9 - Dec 1980 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 14 - Mar 1981 (6 weeks), Holland 15 - Jan 1981 (6 weeks), UK 33 - Nov 1980 (9 weeks), Germany 148 of the 1980s (peak 3 16 weeks)

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19 Apr 2014

1981

The song TIME KEEPS FOWING LIKE A RIVER TO THE SEA

Alan Parson's Project "Time"


11 Dec 2013

Julie 1981

A Ricominciare


30 Sep 2011

1981 - #48

Shouldn't this be "Slow Hand" rather than "Slow Hands"?

You are correct. The data has been fixed.


5 Jul 2011

Regional hits - 1981

In the U.S.A., "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt was one of the biggest hits of this year. No 1 hit for 2 weeks, 27 weeks in the chart, gold certification...

Why isn't it here?

It is listed in the full year chart (in version 1.10.032) as the 99th most successful song of the year.

By our calculation method it was not in the top 20 North American songs of 1981.


16 Dec 2009

john lennon

When did (if ever) did John Lennon's `so this is christmas' get into UK Top 20 ? Thanks !

The song's title was "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", it reached number 2 in Dec 1972. It was the 5th most suucessful solo song by John Lennon.