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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

September 5, 1981





  wks peak  
40 --- --- Shake It Up Tonight

from the LP
In The Night
ARC chart run: 40 -
Cheryl Lynn 1 40 Cheryl Lynn - "Shake It Up Tonight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 --- --- The Night Owls

from the
Time Exposure
ARC chart run: 39 -
Little River Band 1 39 Little River Band - "Night Owls" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 32 14 Boy From New York City

from the Mecca For Moderns
ARC chart run: 24 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 14 - 32 - 38 -
Manhattan Transfer 13 4 Manhattan Transfer - "Boy From New York City" (Single)
iTunes
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37 --- --- Some Days Are Diamonds

from the LP
Some Days Are Diamonds
ARC chart run: 37 -
John Denver 1 37 John Denver - "Some Days Are Diamonds" (Single)
iTunes
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36 38 --- Nicole

from the LP
American Excess
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 -
Point Blank 2 36 Point Blank - "Nicole" (Single)
iTunes
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35 40 --- You Could Take My Heart Away

from the LP
Silver Condor
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 -
Silver Condor 2 35 Silver Condor - "You Could Take My Heart Away" (Single)
iTunes
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34 --- --- Super Freak

from the LP
Street Songs
ARC chart run: 34 -
Rick James 1 34 Rick James - "Super Freak" (Single)
iTunes
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33 --- --- Private Eyes

from the LP
Private Eyes
ARC chart run: 33 -
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
1 33 Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Private Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
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32 37 --- Draw Of The Cards

from the LP
Mistaken Identity
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 -
Kim Carnes 2 32 Kim Carnes - "Draw Of The Cards" (Single)
iTunes
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31 35 --- Backfired

from the LP
KooKoo
ARC chart run: 35 - 31 -
Debbie Harry 2 31 Debbie Harry - "Backfired" (Single)
iTunes
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30 13 10 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 - 13 - 30 -
Rick Springfield 18 1(1) Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" (Single)
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29 31 35 Breaking Away

from the LP
Balance
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 31 - 29 -
Balance 4 29 Balance - "Breaking Away" (Single)
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28 33 --- In Your Letter

from the LP
Hi Infidelity
ARC chart run: 33 - 28 -
REO Speedwagon 2 28 REO Speedwagon - "In Your Letter" (Single)
iTunes
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27 36 --- Start Me Up

from the LP
Tattoo You
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 -
Rolling Stones 2 27 Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" (Single)
iTunes
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26 28 32 Chloe

from the LP
The Fox
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 28 - 26 -
Elton John 4 26 Elton John - "Chloe" (Single)
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25 29 33 I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)

from the LP
Lulu
ARC chart run: 33 - 29 - 25 -
Lulu 3 25 Lulu - "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" (Single)
iTunes
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24 26 28 General Hospi-Tale

ARC chart run: 36 - 33 - 30 - 28 - 26 - 24 -
Afternoon Delights 6 24 Afternoon Delights - "General Hospi-Tale" (Single)
23 25 27 Love On A Two Way Street

from the LP
With You
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 29 - 27 - 25 - 23 -
Stacy Lattisaw 6 23 Stacy Lattisaw - "Love On A Two Way Street" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 27 34 Arthur's Theme
(The Best That You Can Do)

from the
Arthur soundtrack
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 22 -
Christopher Cross 3 22 Christopher Cross - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
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21 24 31 The Voice

from the LP
Long Distance Voyager
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 24 - 21 -
Moody Blues 4 21 Moody Blues - "The Voice" (Single)
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20 11 2 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 - 11 - 20 -
Kenny Rogers 13 2 Kenny Rogers - "I Don't Need You" (Single)
iTunes
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19 22 23 That Old Song

from the LP
A Woman Needs Love
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 27 - 23 - 22 - 19 -
Ray Parker, Jr.
& Raydio
6 19 Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio - "That Old Song" (Single)
iTunes
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18 8 6 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 - 8 - 18 -
Joey Scarbury 15 1(1) Joey Scarbury - "Theme From "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not)" (Single)
iTunes
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17 20 30 The Beach Boys Medley

from the LP
Sunshine Dream
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 30 - 20 - 17 -
The Beach Boys 5 17 The Beach Boys - "The Beach Boys Medley" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
16 19 29 For Your Eyes Only

from the
For Your Eyes Only soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 29 - 19 - 16 -
Sheena Easton 5 16 Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 17 20 Feels So Right

from the LP
Feels So Right
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 26 - 24 - 20 - 17 - 15 -
Alabama 7 15 Alabama - "Feels So Right" (Single)
iTunes
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14 18 25 Hold On Tight

from the LP
Time
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 25 - 18 - 14 -
ELO 5 14 ELO - "Hold On Tight" (Single)
iTunes
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13 15 18 Really Wanna Know You

from the LP
The Right Place
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 13 -
Gary Wright 6 13 Gary Wright - "Really Wanna Know You" (Single)
iTunes
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12 14 17 The Breakup Song

from the LP
Rockihnroll
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 20 - 17 - 14 - 12 -
Greg Kihn Band 9 12 The Greg Kihn Band - "The Breakup Song" (Single)
iTunes
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11 16 21 Step By Step

from the LP
Step By Step
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 - 16 - 11 -
Eddie Rabbitt 5 11 Eddie Rabbitt - "Step By Step" (Single)
iTunes
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10 12 15 Cool Love

from the LP
Reflector
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 21 - 19 - 15 - 12 - 10 -
Pablo Cruise 7 10 Pablo Cruise - 'Cool Love' (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 10 12 Fire And Ice

from the LP
Precious Time
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 23 - 20 - 17 - 12 - 10 - 9 -
Pat Benatar 8 9 Pat Benatar - "Fire And Ice" (Single)
iTunes
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8 9 11 Who's Crying Now

from the LP
Escape
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 8 -
Journey 6 8 Journey - "Who's Crying Now" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 7 8 Lady (You Bring Me Up)

from the LP
In The Pocket
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 22 - 19 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 7 -
The Commodores 9 7 The Commodores - "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (Single)
iTunes
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6 6 7 (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 - 6 - 6 -
Ronnie Milsap 9 6 Ronnie Milsap - "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" (Single)
iTunes
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5 5 9 Urgent

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 5 - 5 -
Foreigner 10 5 Foreigner - "Urgent" (Single)
iTunes
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4 4 4 Queen Of Hearts

from the LP
Juice
ARC chart run: 35 - 23 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 4 -
Juice Newton 13 4 Juice Newton - "Queen Of Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
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3 3 5 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

from the LP
Bella Donna
ARC chart run: 30 - 16 - 13 - 5 - 3 - 3 -
Stevie Nicks with
Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers
6 3 Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 2 3 Slow Hand

from the LP
Black & White
ARC chart run: 36 - 19 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 -
Pointer Sisters 11 2 Pointer Sisters - "Slow Hand" (Single)
iTunes
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1 1 1 Endless Love

from the
Endless Love soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 16 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -
Diana Ross &
Lionel Richie
9 1(4) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love" (Single)
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