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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

October 17, 1981





  wks peak  
40 --- --- In The Dark

from the LP
Don't Say No
ARC chart run: 40 -
Billy Squier 1 40 Billy Squier - "In The Dark" (Single)
iTunes
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39 --- --- Promises In The Dark

from the LP
Precious Time
ARC chart run: 39 -
Pat Benatar 1 39 Pat Benatar - "Promised In The Dark" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 --- --- Why Do Fools Fall In Love

from the
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
ARC chart run: 38 -
Diana Ross 1 38 Diana Ross - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 39 --- Working In A Coal Mine

from the
Heavy Metal soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 -
Devo 2 37 Devo - "Working In A Coal Mine" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 --- --- Sausalito Summernight

from the LP
Watts In A Tank
ARC chart run: 36 -
Diesel 1 36 Diesel - "Sausalito Summernight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 --- --- The Old Songs

from the LP
If I Should Love Again
ARC chart run: 35 -
Barry Manilow 1 35 Barry Manilow - "The Old Songs" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 24 11 The Voice

from the LP
Long Distance Voyager
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 24 - 21 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 24 - 34 -
Moody Blues 10 11 Moody Blues - "The Voice" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 40 --- Alien

from the LP
Quinella
ARC chart run: 40 - 33 -
Atlanta Rhythm Section 2 33 Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Alien" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 16 8 Hold On Tight

from the LP
Time
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 25 - 18 - 14 - 12 - 9 - 9 - 8 - 16 - 32 -
ELO 11 8 ELO - "Hold On Tight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 --- --- Waiting For A Girl Like You

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 31 -
Foreigner 1 31 Foreigner - "Waiting For A Girl Like You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 12 6 Queen Of Hearts

from the LP
Juice
ARC chart run: 35 - 23 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 6 - 12 - 30 -
Juice Newton 19 2 Juice Newton - "Queen Of Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
29 9 10 The Beach Boys Medley

from the LP
Sunshine Dream
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 30 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 29 -
The Beach Boys 11 9 The Beach Boys - "The Beach Boys Medley" (Single)
Amazon.mp3
28 33 40 Atlanta Lady

from the LP
Balin
ARC chart run: 40 - 33 - 28 -
Marty Balin 3 28 Marty Balin - "Atlanta Lady" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
27 37 --- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

from the LP
Ghost In The Machine
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 -
The Police 2 27 The Police - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
26 35 --- Oh No

from the LP
In The Pocket
ARC chart run: 35 - 26 -
The Commodores 2 26 The Commodores - "Oh No" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
25 19 15 Urgent

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 15 - 19 - 25 -
Foreigner 16 4 Foreigner - "Urgent" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
24 29 37 Physical

from the LP
Physical
ARC chart run: 37 - 29 - 24 -
Olivia Newton-John 3 24 Olivia Newton-John - "Physical" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
23 28 35 Theme From "Hill Street Blues"

from the
Hill Street Blues soundtrack
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 23 -
Mike Post 3 23 Mike Post - "Theme From 'Hill Street Blues'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 26 29 She's A Bad Mama Jama

from the LP
Carl Carlton
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 26 - 22 -
Carl Carlton 4 22 Carl Carlton - "She's A Bad Mama Jama" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 27 34 He's A Liar

from the LP
Living Eyes
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 21 -
Bee Gees 3 21 Bee Gees - "He's A Liar" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 11 13 I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)

from the LP
Lulu
ARC chart run: 33 - 29 - 25 - 19 - 15 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 20 -
Lulu 9 11 Lulu - "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 23 27 Just Once

from the LP
The Dude
ARC chart run: 36 - 31 - 27 - 23 - 19 -
Quincy Jones featuring
James Ingram
5 19 Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram - "Just Once" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 25 33 Here I Am

from the LP
The One That You Love
ARC chart run: 33 - 25 - 18 -
Air Supply 3 18 Air Supply - "Here I Am" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 21 25 When She Was My Girl

from the LP
Tonight!
ARC chart run: 33 - 28 - 25 - 21 - 17 -
Four Tops 5 17 Four Tops - "When She Was My Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 22 26 Say Goodbye To Hollywood

from the LP
Songs In The Attic
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 26 - 22 - 16 -
Billy Joel 5 16 Billy Joel - "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 18 23 We're In This Love Together

from the LP
Breakin' Away
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 26 - 23 - 18 - 15 -
Al Jarreau 6 15 Al Jarreau - "We're In This Love Together" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 20 24 Tryin' To Live My Life Without You

from the LP
Nine Tonight
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 24 - 20 - 14 -
Bob Seger & The
Silver Bullet Band
5 14 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 15 17 Share Your Love With Me

from the LP
Share Your Love
ARC chart run: 35 - 25 - 19 - 17 - 15 - 13 -
Kenny Rogers 6 13 Kenny Rogers - "Share Your Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 14 18 Super Freak

from the LP
Street Songs
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 18 - 14 - 12 -
Rick James 7 12 Rick James - "Super Freak" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 17 21 I've Done Everything For You

from the LP
Working Class Dog
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 23 - 21 - 17 - 11 -
Rick Springfield 6 11 Rick Springfield - "I've Done Everything For You" (Singe)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 7 4 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

from the LP
Bella Donna
ARC chart run: 30 - 16 - 13 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 10 -
Stevie Nicks with
Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers
12 2 Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 13 19 Hard To Say

from the LP
The Innocent Age
ARC chart run: 30 - 24 - 19 - 13 - 9 -
Dan Fogelberg 5 9 Dan Fogelberg - "Hard To Say" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 10 14 The Night Owls

from the
Time Exposure
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 10 - 8 -
Little River Band 7 8 Little River Band - "Night Owls" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 2 2 Who's Crying Now

from the LP
Escape
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 7 -
Journey 12 2 Journey - "Who's Crying Now" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 8 12 Private Eyes

from the LP
Private Eyes
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 18 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 6 -
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
7 6 Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Private Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 5 5 Step By Step

from the LP
Step By Step
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 5 -
Eddie Rabbitt 11 5 Eddie Rabbitt - "Step By Step" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 6 7 Start Me Up

from the LP
Tattoo You
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 17 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 -
Rolling Stones 8 4 Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 4 9 For Your Eyes Only

from the
For Your Eyes Only soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 29 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 4 - 3 -
Sheena Easton 11 3 Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 3 3 Arthur's Theme
(The Best That You Can Do)

from the
Arthur soundtrack
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 22 - 11 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 -
Christopher Cross 9 2 Christopher Cross - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1 1 1 Endless Love

from the
Endless Love soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 16 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -
Diana Ross &
Lionel Richie
15 1(10) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3




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