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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

August 22, 1981





  wks peak  
40 14 15 It's Now Or Never

from the LP
Now Or Never
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 30 - 27 - 23 - 20 - 15 - 14 - 40 -
John Schneider 9 14 John Schneider - "It's Now Or Never" (Single)
39 --- --- Nothing Ever Goes As Planned

from the LP
Paradise Theater
ARC chart run: 39 -
STYX 1 39 STYX - "Nothing Ever Goes As Planned" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 35 12 Bette Davis Eyes

from the LP
Mistaken Identity
ARC chart run: 40 - 28 - 19 - 12 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 12 - 35 - 38 -
Kim Carnes 21 1(9) Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 --- --- Nightwalker

from the LP
Nightwalker
ARC chart run: 37 -
Gino Vannelli 1 37 Gino Vannelli - "Nightwalker" (Single)
36 38 --- Jole Blon

from the LP
Dedication
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 -
Gary "U.S." Bonds 2 36 Gary "U.S." Bonds - "Jole Blon" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 40 --- Breaking Away

from the LP
Balance
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 -
Balance 2 35 Balance - "Breaking Away" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 --- --- Arthur's Theme
(The Best That You Can Do)

from the
Arthur soundtrack
ARC chart run: 34 -
Christopher Cross 1 34 Christopher Cross - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 --- --- I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)

from the LP
Lulu
ARC chart run: 33 -
Lulu 1 33 Lulu - "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 36 --- Chloe

from the LP
The Fox
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 -
Elton John 2 32 Elton John - "Chloe" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 39 --- The Voice

from the LP
Long Distance Voyager
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 -
Moody Blues 2 31 Moody Blues - "The Voice" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 34 40 The Beach Boys Medley

from the LP
Sunshine Dream
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 30 -
The Beach Boys 3 30 The Beach Boys - "The Beach Boys Medley" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
29 33 39 For Your Eyes Only

from the
For Your Eyes Only soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 29 -
Sheena Easton 3 29 Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
28 30 33 General Hospi-Tale

ARC chart run: 36 - 33 - 30 - 28 -
Afternoon Delights 4 28 Afternoon Delights - "General Hospi-Tale" (Single)
27 29 32 Love On A Two Way Street

from the LP
With You
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 29 - 27 -
Stacy Lattisaw 4 27 Stacy Lattisaw - "Love On A Two Way Street" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
26 18 11 The One That You Love

from the LP
The One That You Love
ARC chart run: 34 - 26 - 18 - 11 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 11 - 18 - 26 -
Air Supply 14 1(1) Air Supply - "The One That You Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
25 32 37 Hold On Tight

from the LP
Time
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 25 -
ELO 3 25 ELO - "Hold On Tight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
24 28 35 You're My Girl

from the LP
Franke & The Knockouts
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 28 - 24 -
Franke &
The Knockouts
4 24 Franke & The Knockouts - "You Are My Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
23 27 34 That Old Song

from the LP
A Woman Needs Love
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 27 - 23 -
Ray Parker, Jr.
& Raydio
4 23 Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio - "That Old Song" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 25 28 Don't Give It Up

from the LP
Distant Shores
ARC chart run: 34 - 28 - 25 - 22 -
Robbie Patton 4 22 Robbie Patton - "Don't Give It Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 31 38 Step By Step

from the LP
Step By Step
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 -
Eddie Rabbitt 3 21 Eddie Rabbitt - "Step By Step" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 24 26 Feels So Right

from the LP
Feels So Right
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 26 - 24 - 20 -
Alabama 5 20 Alabama - "Feels So Right" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 12 13 Touch Me When We're Dancing

from the LP
Made In America
ARC chart run: 38 - 27 - 23 - 18 - 16 - 13 - 12 - 19 -
The Carpenters 8 12 The Carpenters - "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 22 30 Really Wanna Know You

from the LP
The Right Place
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 22 - 18 -
Gary Wright 4 18 Gary Wright - "Really Wanna Know You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 20 22 The Breakup Song

from the LP
Rockihnroll
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 17 -
Greg Kihn Band 7 17 The Greg Kihn Band - "The Breakup Song" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 10 7 Hearts

from the LP
Balin
ARC chart run: 40 - 23 - 18 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 16 -
Marty Balin 12 7 Marty Balin - "Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 19 21 Cool Love

from the LP
Reflector
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 21 - 19 - 15 -
Pablo Cruise 5 15 Pablo Cruise - 'Cool Love' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 4 6 Boy From New York City

from the Mecca For Moderns
ARC chart run: 24 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 14 -
Manhattan Transfer 11 4 Manhattan Transfer - "Boy From New York City" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 15 18 In The Air Tonight

from the LP
Face Value
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 25 - 21 - 18 - 15 - 13 -
Phil Collins 7 13 Phil Collins - "In The Air Tonight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 17 20 Fire And Ice

from the LP
Precious Time
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 23 - 20 - 17 - 12 -
Pat Benatar 6 12 Pat Benatar - "Fire And Ice" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 16 24 Who's Crying Now

from the LP
Escape
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 16 - 11 -
Journey 4 11 Journey - "Who's Crying Now" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 7 4 Jessie's Girl

from the LP
Working Class Dog
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 25 - 21 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 10 -
Rick Springfield 16 1(1) Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 11 14 Urgent

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 9 -
Foreigner 8 9 Foreigner - "Urgent" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 9 10 Lady (You Bring Me Up)

from the LP
In The Pocket
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 22 - 19 - 10 - 9 - 8 -
The Commodores 7 8 The Commodores - "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 8 9 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me

from the LP
There's No Gettin' Over Me
ARC chart run: 35 - 26 - 15 - 14 - 9 - 8 - 7 -
Ronnie Milsap 7 7 Ronnie Milsap - "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 5 1 Theme From "Greatest American Hero"
(Believe It Or Not)

from the LP
America's Greatest Hero
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 26 - 21 - 14 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 6 -
Joey Scarbury 13 1(1) Joey Scarbury - "Theme From "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 13 16 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

from the LP
Bella Donna
ARC chart run: 30 - 16 - 13 - 5 -
Stevie Nicks with
Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers
4 5 Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 6 8 Queen Of Hearts

from the LP
Juice
ARC chart run: 35 - 23 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 -
Juice Newton 11 4 Juice Newton - "Queen Of Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 3 5 Slow Hand

from the LP
Black & White
ARC chart run: 36 - 19 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 -
Pointer Sisters 9 3 Pointer Sisters - "Slow Hand" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 2 3 I Don't Need You

from the LP
Share Your Love
ARC chart run: 34 - 20 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 -
Kenny Rogers 11 2 Kenny Rogers - "I Don't Need You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1 1 2 Endless Love

from the
Endless Love soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 16 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 -
Diana Ross &
Lionel Richie
7 1(2) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3




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