BILLBOARD TOP HIT SINGLES 1981
 
1 Kim Carnes   Bette Davis Eyes
2 Diana Ross and Lionel Richie   Endless Love
3 Kenny Rogers   Lady
4 John Lennon   (Just Like) Starting Over
5 Rick Springfield   Jessie’s Girl
6 Kool and The Gang   Celebration
7 Daryl Hall and John Oates   Kiss On My List
8 Eddie Rabbitt   I Love A Rainy Night
9 Dolly Parton   9 To 5
10 REO Speedwagon   Keep On Loving You
11 Joey Scarbury   Theme From “Greatest American Hero”
12 Sheena Easton   Morning Train (Nine To Five)
13 Smokey Robinson   Being With You
14 Juice Newton   Queen Of Hearts
15 Blondie   Rapture
16 Ray Parker jr. and Raydio   A Woman Needs Love
17 Blondie   The Tide Is High
18 Grover Washington jr.   Just The Two Of Us
19 Pointer Sisters   Slow Hand
20 Climax Blues Band   I Love You
21 John Lennon   Woman
22 A Taste Of Honey   Sukiyaki
23 ABBA   The Winner Takes It All
24 Stars On 45   Medley
25 Juice Newton   Angel Of The Morning
26 Neil Diamond   Love On The Rocks
27 Air Supply   Every Woman In The World
28 Air Supply   The One That You Love
29 Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb   Guilty
30 Styx   The Best Of Times
31 Oak Ridge Boys   Elvira
32 REO Speedwagon   Take It On The Run
33 Ronnie Milsap   No Gettin’ Over Me
34 Gino Vannelli   Living Outside Myself
35 Barbra Streisand   Woman In Love
36 Manhattan Transfer   Boy From New York City
37 Foreigner   Urgent
38 Rod Stewart   Passion
39 Commodores   Lady (You Bring Me Up)
40 Don Mclean   Crying
41 Marty Balin   Hearts
42 Diana Ross   It’s My Turn
43 Daryl Hall and John Oates   You Make My Dreams
44 Kenny Rogers   I Don’t Need You
45 Champaign   How ‘Bout Us
46 Pat Benatar   Hit Me With Your Best Shot
47 Greg Kihn Band   The Breakup Song
48 Alan Parsons Project   Time
49 Bruce Springsteen   Hungry Heart
50 Franke and The Knockouts   Sweetheart
51 Terri Gibbs   Someone’s Knockin’
52 Leo Sayer   More Than I Can Say
53 Tierra   Together
54 Styx   Too Much Time On My Hands
55 Dottie West   What Are We Doin’ In Love
56 Journey   Who’s Crying Now
57 Police   De Do Do Do, De Da Da
58 Gary U.S. Bonds   This Little Girl
59 Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers   Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
60 Delbert McClinton   Giving It Up For Your Love
61 Cliff Richard   A Little In Love
62 Neil Diamond   America
63 John Cougar   Ain’t Even Done With The Night
64 Christopher Cross   Arthur’s Theme
65 Queen   Another One Bites The Dust
66 Alan Parsons Project   Games People Play
67 Eric Clapton   I Can’t Stand It
68 Steve Winwood   While You See A Chance
69 Stevie Wonder   Master Blaster
70 Neil Diamond   Hello Again
71 Police   Don’t Stand So Close To Me
72 Steely Dan   Hey Nineteen
73 Stevie Wonder   I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It
74 George Harrison   All Those Years Ago
75 Eddie Rabbitt   Step By Step
76 Billy Squier   The Stroke
77 Alabama   Feels So Right
78 Stanley Clarke and George Duke   Sweet Baby
79 Dan Fogelberg   Same Old Lang Syne
80 Pablo Cruise   Cool Love
81 ELO   Hold On Tight
82 John Schneider   It’s Now Or Never
83 Pat Benatar   Treat Me Right
84 Santana   Winning
85 Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb   What Kind Of Fool
86 John Lennon   Watching The Wheels
87 Heart   Tell It Like It Is
88 Ronnie Milsap   Smoky Mountain Rain
89 Barry Manilow   I Made It Through The Rain
90 Daryl Hall and John Oates   You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
91 Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard   Suddenly
92 Sheena Easton   For Your Eyes Only
93 Beach Boys   The Beach Boys Medley
94 Devo   Whip It
95 Sheena Easton   Modern Girl
96 Gary Wright   Really Wanna Know You
97 Rosanne Cash   Seven Year Ache
98 Diana Ross   I’m Coming Out
99 Boz Scaggs   Miss Sun
100 Andy Gibb   Time Is Time