The Top 100 Pop Singles of 1981 - * Song went #1

 

*1... BETTE DAVIS EYES, Kim Carnes (#1, May)
*2... ENDLESS LOVE, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (#1, Aug)
*3... LADY, Kenny Rogers (#1, Nov 1980)
*4... (Just Like) STARTING OVER, John Lennon (#1, Dec 1980)
*5... JESSIE'S GIRL, Rick Springfield (#1, Aug)
*6... CELEBRATION, Kool and the Gang (#1, Feb)
*7... KISS ON MY LIST, Daryl Hall and John Oates (#1, April)
*8... I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT, Eddie Rabbitt (#1, Feb)
*9... 9 TO 5, Dolly Parton (#1, Feb)
*10.. KEEP ON LOVING YOU, REO Speedwagon (#1, March)
11.. THE THEME FROM "GREATEST AMERICAN HERO" (Believe It Or Not), Joey Scarbury (#2, Aug)
*12.. MORNING TRAIN (Nine To Five), Sheena Easton (#1, May)
13.. BEING WITH YOU, Smokey Robinson (#2, May)
14 ..QUEEN OF HEARTS, Juice Newton (#2, pt)
*15.. RAPTURE, Blondie (#1, March)
16.. A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do), Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (#4, June)
*17.. THE TIDE IS HIGH, Blondie (#1, Jan)
18.. JUST THE TWO OF US, Grover Wasington Jr. (with Bill Withers) (#2, May)
19.. SLOW HAND, The Pointer Sisters (#2, Aug)
20.. I LOVE YOU, The Climax Blues Band (#12, June)
21.. WOMAN, John Lennon (#2, March)
22.. SUKIYAKI, A Taste of Honey (#3, June)
23.. THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL, Abba (#8, March)
*24.. MEDLEY (Intro Venus/Sugar, Sugar/No Reply/I'll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want To Know a Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/You're Going To Lose That Girl/Stars On 45), The Stars on 45 (#1, June)
25.. ANGEL OF THE MORNING, Juice Newton (#4, May)
26.. LOVE ON THE ROCKS, Neil Diamond (#2, Jan)
27.. EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD, Air Supply (#5, Jan)
*28.. THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE, Air Supply (#1, July)
29.. GUILTY, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (#3, Jan)
30.. THE BEST OF TIMES, Styx (#3, March)
31.. ELVIRA, The Oak Ridge Boys (#5, July)
32.. TAKE IT ON THE RUN, REO Speedwagon (#5, May)
33.. (There's) NO GETTIN' OVER ME, Ronnie Milsap (#5, Sept)
34.. LIVING INSIDE MYSELF, Gino Vanelli (#6, May)
*35.. WOMAN IN LOVE, Barbra Streisand (#1, Oct 1980)
36.. BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY, The Manhattan Transfer (#7, Aug)
37.. URGENT, Foreigner (#4, Sept)
38.. PASSION, Rod Stewart (#5, Feb)
39.. LADY (You Bring Me Up), The Commodores (#8, Sept)
40.. CRYING, Don McLean (#5, March)
41.. HEARTS, Marty Balin (#8, Aug)
42.. IT'S MY TURN, Diana Ross (#9, Jan)
43.. YOU MAKE MY DREAMS, Daryl Hall and John Oates (#5, July)
44.. I DON'T NEED YOU, Kenny Rogers (#3, Aug)
45.. HOW 'BOUT US, Champaign (#12, June)
46.. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT, Pat Benatar (#9, Dec 1980)
47.. THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don't Write 'Em), The Greg Kihn Band (#15, Sept)
48.. TIME, The Alan Parsons Project (#15, Aug)
49.. HUNGRY HEART, Bruce Springsteen (#5, Dec 1980)
50.. SWEETHEART, Frankie and the Knockouts (#10, June)
51.. SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN', Terry Gibbs (#13, April)
52.. MORE THAN I CAN SAY, Leo Sayer (#2, Dec 1980)
53.. TOGETHER, Tierra (#18, Feb)
54.. TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, Styx (#9, May)
55.. WHAT ARE WE DOIN' IN LOVE, Dottie West (with Kenny Rogers) (#14, June)
56.. WHO'S CRYING NOW, Journey (#4, Oct)
57.. DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA, The Police (#10, Jan)
58.. THIS LITTLE GIRL, Gary U.S. Bonds (#11, June)
59.. STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#3, Sept)
60.. GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE, Delbert McClinton (#8, Feb)
61.. A LITTLE IN LOVE, Cliff Richard (#17, March)
62.. AMERICA, Neil Diamond (#8, June)
63.. AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT, John Cougar (Mellencamp) (#17, May)
64.. ARTHUR'S THEME (Best That You Can Do), Christopher Cross (#1, Oct)
65.. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, Queen (#1, Oct 1980)
66.. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, The Alan Parson Project (#16, March)
67.. I CAN'T STAND IT, Eric Clapton and His Band (#10, May)
68.. WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE, Steve Winwood (#7, April)
69.. MASTER BLASTER (Jammin'), Stevie Wonder (#5, Dec 1980)
70.. HELLO AGAIN, Neil Diamond (#6, March)
71.. DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME, The Police (#10, April)
72.. HEY NINETEEN, Steely Dan (#10, Feb)
73.. I AIN'T GONNA STAND FOR IT, Stevie Wonder (#11, March)
74.. ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, George Harrison (#2, July)
75.. STEP BY STEP, Eddie Rabbitt (#5, Oct)
76.. THE STROKE, Billy Squier (#17, Aug)
77.. FEELS SO RIGHT, Alabama (#20, Sept)
78.. SWEET BABY, Stanley Clarke/George Duke (#19, Aug)
79.. SAME OLD LANG SYNE, Dan Fogelberg (#9, Feb)
80.. COOL LOVE, Pablo Cruise (#13, Sept)
81.. HOLD ON TIGHT, ELO (The Electric Light Orchestra) (#10, Oct)
82.. IT'S NOW OR NEVER, John Schneider (#14, Aug)
83.. TREAT ME RIGHT, Pat Benatar (#18, March)
84.. WINNING, Santana (#17, July)
85.. WHAT KIND OF FOOL, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (#10, March)
86.. WATCHING THE WHEELS, John Lennon (#10, May)
87.. TELL IT LIKE IT IS, Heart (#8, Jan)
88.. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN, Ronnie Milsap (#24, Feb)
89.. I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN, Barry Manilow (#10, Jan)
90.. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN', Daryl Hall and John Oates (#12, Nov 1980)
91.. SUDDENLY, Olivia Newton-John/Cliff Richard (#20, Jan)
92.. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, Sheena Easton (#4, Oct)
93.. THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY, The Beach Boys (#12, Oct)
94.. WHIP IT, Devo (#14, Nov 1980)
95.. MODERN GIRL, Sheena Easton (#18, July)
96.. REALLY WANT TO KNOW YOU, Gary Wright (#16, Sept)
97.. SEVEN YEAR ACHE, Rosanne Cash (#22, July)
98.. I'M COMING OUT, Diana Ross (#5, Nov 1979)
99.. MISS SUN, Boz Scaggs (#14, Feb)
100.. TIME IS TIME, Andy Gibb (#15, Jan)