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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

January 17, 1981





  wks peak  
40 26 23 Hit Me With Your Best Shot

from the LP
Crimes Of Passion
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 23 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 17 - 23 - 26 - 40 -
Pat Benatar 14 7 Pat Benatar - "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 --- --- I Need Your Lovin'

from the LP
Irons In The Fire
ARC chart run: 39 -
Teena Marie 1 39 Teena Marie - "I Need Your Lovin'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 25 15 More Than I Can Say

from the LP
Living In A Fantasy
ARC chart run: 36 - 25 - 19 - 13 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 15 - 25 - 38 -
Leo Sayer 14 2 Leo Sayer - "More Than I Can Say" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 19 20 One Step Closer

from the LP
One Step Closer
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 26 - 23 - 21 - 20 - 19 - 37 -
Doobie Brothers 8 19 Doobie Brothers - "One Step Closer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 39 --- Shine On

from the LP
Shine On
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 -
L.T.D. 2 36 LTD - "Shine On" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 --- --- Woman

from the LP
Double Fantasy
ARC chart run: 35 -
John Lennon 1 35 John Lennon - "Woman" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 35 40 Who's Making Love

from the LP
Made In America
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 34 -
The Blues Brothers 3 34 The Blues Brothers - "Who's Making Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 36 --- Cold Love

from the LP
The Wanderer
ARC chart run: 36 - 33 -
Donna Summer 2 33 Donna Summer - "Cold Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 34 39 Games People Play

from the LP
The Turn Of A Friendly Card
ARC chart run: 39 - 34 - 32 -
Alan Parsons Project 3 32 Alan Parsons Project - "Games People Play" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 34 37 Killin' Time

from the LP Killin' Time
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 - 31 -
Fred Knoblock
& Susan Anton
3 31 Fred Knoblock & Susan Anton - "Killin' Time" (Single)
30 38 --- Heartbreak Hotel

from the LP
Triumph
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 -
The Jacksons 2 30 The Jacksons - "Heartbreak Hotel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
29 31 37 A Little In Love

from the LP
I'm No Hero
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 29 -
Cliff Richard 3 29 Cliff Richard - "A Little In Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
28 33 --- I Ain't Gonna Stand For It

from the LP
Hotter Than July
ARC chart run: 33 - 28 -
Stevie Wonder 2 28 Stevie Wonder - "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
27 30 33 Seven Bridges Road

from the LP
Eagles Live
ARC chart run: 40 - 33 - 30 - 27 -
Eagles 4 27 Eagles - "Seven Bridges Road" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
26 28 31 He Can't Love You

from the LP
Heartland
ARC chart run: 36 - 31 - 28 - 26 -
Michael Stanley Band 4 26 Michael Stanley Band - "He Can't Love You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
25 27 30 My Mother's Eyes

from the LP
Divine Madness
ARC chart run: 34 - 30 - 27 - 25 -
Bette Midler 4 25 Bette Midler - "My Mother's Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
24 29 32 Keep On Loving You

from the LP
Hi Infidelity
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 29 - 24 -
REO Speedwagon 4 24 REO Speedwagon - "Keep On Loving You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
23 11 13 Suddenly

from the
Xanadu soundtrack
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 27 - 24 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 23 -
Olivia Newton-John
&
Cliff Richard
10 11 Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard - "Suddenly" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 24 28 Same Old Lang Syne

from the LP
The Innocent Age
ARC chart run: 33 - 28 - 24 - 22 -
Dan Fogelberg 4 22 Dan Fogelberg - "Same Old Lang Syne" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 23 27 Together

from the LP
City Nights
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 28 - 27 - 23 - 21 -
Tierra 6 21 Tierra - "Together" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 13 3 Hungry Heart

from the LP
The River
ARC chart run: 31 - 23 - 18 - 9 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 13 - 20 -
Bruce Springsteen 11 3 Bruce Springsteen - "Hungry Heart" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 21 25 The Winner Takes It All

from the LP
Super Trouper
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 27 - 25 - 21 - 19 -
ABBA 6 19 ABBA - "The Winner Takes It All" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 22 26 Giving It Up For Your Love

from the LP
The Jealous Kind
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 26 - 22 - 18 -
Delbert McClinton 5 18 Delbert McClinton - "Givin' It Up For Your Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 14 7 Lady

from the LP
Greatest Hits
ARC chart run: 36 - 16 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 14 - 17 -
Kenny Rogers 16 1(5) Kenny Rogers - "Lady" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 18 19 Miss Sun

from the LP
Hits!
ARC chart run: 36 - 24 - 19 - 18 - 16 -
Boz Scaggs 5 16 Boz Scaggs - "Miss Sun" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 20 22 9 To 5

from the LP
9 To 5 And Odd Jobs
ARC chart run: 38 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 15 -
Dolly Parton 5 15 Dolly Parton - "9 To 5" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 17 18 Time Is Time

from the LP
Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 26 - 20 - 18 - 17 - 14 -
Andy Gibb 7 14 Andy Gibb - "Time Is Time" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 16 17 Hey Nineteen

from the LP
Gaucho
ARC chart run: 35 - 25 - 19 - 17 - 16 - 13 -
Steely Dan 6 13 Steely Dan - "Hey Nineteen" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 5 6 Every Woman In The World

from the LP
Lost In Love
ARC chart run: 38 - 25 - 18 - 14 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 12 -
Air Supply 10 5 Air Supply - "Every Woman In The World" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 15 16 I Love A Rainy Night

from the LP
Horizon
ARC chart run: 39 - 29 - 24 - 18 - 16 - 15 - 11 -
Eddie Rabbitt 7 11 Eddie Rabbitt - "I Love A Rainy Night" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 12 14 I Made It Through The Rain

from the LP
Barry
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 20 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 10 -
Barry Manilow 7 10 Barry Manilow - "I Made It Through The Rain" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 10 12 Celebration

from the LP
Celebrate!
ARC chart run: 34 - 29 - 25 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 9 -
Kool & The Gang 9 9 Kool & The Gang - "Celebration" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 4 1 Love On The Rocks

from the LP The Jazz Singer soundtrack
ARC chart run: 26 - 20 - 17 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 8 -
Neil Diamond 12 1(1) Neil Diamond - "Love On The Rock" (Single) from the LP 'The Jazz Singer'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 8 8 It's My Turn

from the LP
To Love Again
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 26 - 24 - 19 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 8 - 7 -
Diana Ross 13 7 Diana Ross - "It's My Turn" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 9 10 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

from the LP
Zenyatta Mondatta
ARC chart run: 31 - 23 - 17 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 6 -
The Police 9 6 The Police - "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 7 11 Passion

from the LP
Foolish Behaviour
ARC chart run: 39 - 30 - 22 - 16 - 12 - 11 - 7 - 5 -
Rod Stewart 8 5 Rod Stewart - "Passion" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 6 9 Tell It Like It Is

from the LP
Greatest Hits / Live
ARC chart run: 32 - 18 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 6 - 4 -
Heart 8 4 Heart - "Tell It Like It Is" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 2 5 Guilty

from the LP Guilty
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 20 - 13 - 11 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 3 -
Barbra Streisand
&
Barry Gibb
11 2 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - "Guilty" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 3 5 The Tide Is High

from the LP
Autoamerican
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 16 - 11 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 -
Blondie 8 2 Blondie - "The Tide Is High" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1 1 2 (Just Like) Starting Over

from the LP
Double Fantasy
ARC chart run: 27 - 19 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 -
John Lennon 12 1(4) John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3




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