Here they are, the absolutely greatest top hits from the history of popular music in the USA.
The very best music.
The Year Is 1981


Abba - The Winner Takes It All - 02-81 - Atlantic
Air Supply - Every Woman In The World - 02-81 - Arista
Air Supply - The One That You Love - 06-81 - Arista
Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When You Thought I Was Over You) - 10-81 - Arista
The Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play - 03-81 - Arista
The Alan Parsons Project - Time - 08-81 - Time
Marty Balin - Hearts - 07-81 - EMI America
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Medley - 09-81 - Capitol
George Benson - Turn Your Love Around - 12-81 - Warner
Blondie - Rapture - 03-81 - Chrysalis
Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl - 06-81 - EMI America
Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble - 12-81 - Modern
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes - 05-81 - EMI America
The Carpenters - Touch Me When We're Dancing - 08-81 - A&M
Champaign - How 'Bout Us - 05-81 - Columbia
Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It - 04-81 - RSO
The Climax Blues Band - I Love You - 06-81 - Warner
The Commodores - Lady You Bring Me Up - 08-81 - Motown
The Commodores - Oh No - 11-81 - Motown
Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - 09-81 - Warner
Pablo Cruise - Cool Love - 09-81 - A&M
Neil Diamond - Hello Again - 02-81 - Capitol
Neil Diamond - America - 05-81 - Capitol
Neil Diamond - Yesterday's Songs - 12-81 - Capitol
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove - 11-81 - Arc
Sheena Easton - Morning Train (9 To 5) - 04-81 - EMI America
Sheena Easton - Modern Girl - 07-81 - EMI America
Sheena Easton -For Your Eyes Only - 09-81 - Liberty
The Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight - 09-81 - Jet
Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne - 02-81 - Full Moon
Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say - 10-81 - Full Moon
Foreigner - Urgent - 08-81 - Atlantic
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You - 11-81 - Atlantic
The Four Tops - When She Was My Girl - 10-81 - Casablanca
Franke & The Knockouts - Sweetheart - 05-81 - Millenium
Andy Gibb - Time Is Time - 01-81 - RSO
Terry Gibbs - Somebody's Knockin' - 04-81 - MCA
The Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) - 09-81 - Beserkley
Daryl Hall & John Oats - Kiss On My List  - 03-81 - RCA
Daryl Hall & John Oats - You Make My Dreams - 06-81 - RCA
Daryl Hall & John Oats - Private Eyes - 10-81 - RCA
Daryl Hall & John Oats - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - 12-81 - RCA
George Harrison - All Those Years Ago - 06-81 - Dark Horse
J. Geils Band - Centerfold - 12-81 - EMI America
Rick James - Super Freak (Pt. 1) - 10-81 - Gordy
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together - 11-81 - Warner
Journey - Who's Crying Now - 08-81 - Columbia
Journey - Don't Stop Believing - 12-81 - Columbia
Kool & The Gang - Celebration - 01-81 - De-Lite
John Lennon - Woman - 02-81 - Geffen
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels - 05-81 - Geffen
The Little River Band - The Night Owls - 10-81 - Capitol
Manhattan Transfer - The Boy From New York City - 07-81 - Atlantic
Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain - 01-81 - Arista
Barry Manilow - The Old Songs - 11-81 - Arista
Don McLean - Crying - 02-81 - Millenium
Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love - 01-81 - Capitol
Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - 08-81 - RCA
The Moody Blues - Gemini Dream - 07-81 - Threshold
Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts - 07-81 - Capitol
Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - 12-81 -Capitol
Julie Newton - Angel Of The Morning - 04-81 - Capitol
Olivia Newton-John - Physical - 11-81 - MCA
Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace - 12-81 - Modern
Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - 08-81 - Modern
The Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira - 06-81 - MCA
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - 05-81 - Arista
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 - 01-81 - RCA
The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand - 07-81 - Planet
The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me - 03-81 - A&M
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - 11-81 - A&M
Mike Post Feat. Larry Carlton - The Theme From 'Hill Street Blues' - 11-81 - Elektra
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart - 12-81 - Geffen
Eddie Rabbit - I Love A Rainy Night - 01-81 - Elektra
Eddie Rabbit - Step By Step - 09-81 - Elektra
Cliff Richard - A Little In Love - EMI America
Smokey Robinson - Being With You - 04-81 - Tamla
Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You - 07-81 - Liberty
Kenny Rogers - Share Your Love - 10-81 - Liberty
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - 09-81 - Rolling Stone
Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love - 11-81 - RCA
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love - 08-81 - Motown
Santana - Winning - 07-81 - Columbia
Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun - 02-81 - Columbia
Joey Scarbury - Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not) - 06-81 - Elektra
John Schneider - It's Now Or Never - 08-81 - Scotti Bros
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - 10-81 - Capitol
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You - 02-81 - Epic
REO Speedwagon - Take It On the Run - 05-81 - Epic
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl - 06-81 - RCA
Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You - 10-81 - RCA
Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 (Medley) - 05-81 - Radio
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen - 01-81 - MCA
Rod Stewart - Young Turks - 11-81 - Warner
Barbra Streisand - Comin' In And Out Of Your Life - 12-81 - Columbia
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - What Kind Of Fool - 03-81 - Columbia
Styx - The Best Of Times - 02-81 - A&M
Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands - 05-81 - A&M
Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki - 05-81 - Capitol
James Taylor & J. D. Souther - Her Town Too - 04-81 - Columbia
Tierra - Together - 02-81 - Boardwalk
Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself - 04-81 - Arista
Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us - 03-81 - Elektra
Dottie West & Kenny Rogers - What Are We Doin' In Love - 06-81 - Liberty
Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance - 03-81 - Island
Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It - 02-81 - Tamla
Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You - 09-81 - Warner
 




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