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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:
TOP POP SONGS OF 1981: 1-50


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        peak weeks
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 - 4 - 8 - 15 - 25 - 37 - off
Diana Ross &
Lionel Richie
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(10) 20
2 "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 - off
Kim Carnes Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
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1(9) 21
3 Physical

from the LP
Physical
ARC chart run: 37 - 29 - 24 - 17 - 13 - 12 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 23 - 35 - off
Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John - "Physical" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(5) 23
4 Waiting For A Girl Like You

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 31 - 20 - 16 - 11 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 21 - off
Foreigner Foreigner - "Waiting For A Girl Like You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 19
5 (Just Like) Starting Over

from the LP
Double Fantasy
ARC chart run: 27 - 19 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 9 - 14 - 26 - 33 - 40 - off
John Lennon John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 19
6 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 - 32 - 34 - 40 - off
Rick Springfield Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 21
7 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 - off
Juice Newton Juice Newton - "Queen Of Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 19
8 Arthur's Theme
(The Best That You Can Do)

from the
Arthur soundtrack
Christopher Cross Christopher Cross - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 17
9 I Love A Rainy Night

from the LP Horizon
Eddie Rabbitt Eddie Rabbitt - "I Love A Rainy Night" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 18
10 The Tide Is High

from the LP
Autoamerican
Blondie Blondie - "The Tide Is High" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 17
11 Celebration

from the LP
Celebrate!
Kool & The Gang Kool & The Gang - "Celebration" (Single)  1(1) 18
12 Private Eyes

from the LP
Private Eyes
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Private Eyes" (Single) 1(1) 18
13 Keep On Loving You

from the LP
Hi Infidelity
REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon - "Keep On Loving You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 18
14 9 To 5

from the LP
9 To 5 And Odd Jobs
Dolly Parton Dolly Parton - "9 To 5" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 17
15 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 - 30 - off
Joey Scarbury Joey Scarbury - "Theme From "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 17
16 Love On The Rocks

from the The Jazz Singer soundtrack
Neil Diamond Neil Diamond - "Love On The Rock" (Single) from the LP 'The Jazz Singer' 1(1) 17
17 Start Me Up

from the LP
Tattoo You
Rolling Stones Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 16
18 Morning Train (Nine To Five)

from the LP
Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton Sheena Easton - "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 15
19 Slow Hand

from the LP
Black & White
ARC chart run: 36 - 19 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 16 - 25 - 30 - 38 - off
Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters - "Slow Hand" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 16
20 Kiss On My ListKiss On My List

from the LP
Voices
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Kiss On My List" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 15
21 Woman

from the LP
Double Fantasy
John Lennon John Lennon - "Woman" (Single) from the LP 'Double Fantasy' 1(1) 15
22 Rapture

from the LP
Autoamerican
Blondie Blondie - "Rapture" (Single) 1(2) 15
23 Just The Two Of Us

from the LP
Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr. Grover Washington, Jr. - "Just The Two Of Us" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
24 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 - 22 - 34 - 40 - off
Stevie Nicks with
Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers
Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 15
25 Urgent

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 15 - 19 - 25 - off
Foreigner Foreigner - "Urgent" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 16
26 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 - off
Air Supply Air Supply - "The One That You Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 14
27 Guilty

from the LP Guilty
Barbra Streisand &
Barry Gibb
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - "Guilty" (Single) 2 15
28 Passion

from the LP
Foolish Behaviour
Rod Stewart Rod Stewart - "Passion" (Single) 2 16
29 Who's Crying Now

from the LP
Escape
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 7 - 14 - 21 - off
Journey Journey - "Who's Crying Now" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 14
30 Being With You

from the LP
Being With You
Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson - "Being With You" (Single) 2 14
31 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 - 36 - off
Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers - "I Don't Need You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 14
32 Stars on 45 Medley

from the LP
Stars On Long Play
Stars On 45 Stars on 45 - "Stars on 45 Medley" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(1) 13
33 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 - 2 - 9 - 17 - 29 - 38 - off
Sheena Easton Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 16
34 Sukiyaki

from the LP
Twice As Sweet
A Taste Of Honey A Taste Of Honey - "Sukiyaki" (Single) 2 14
35 The Best Of Times

from the LP
Paradise Theater
STYX STYX - "The Best Of Times" (Single) 2 14
36 Angel Of The Morning

from the LP
Juice
Juice Newton Juice Newton - "Angel Of The Morning" (Single) 3 15
37 Crying

from the LP
Chain Lightning
Don McLean Don McLean - "Crying" (Single) 4 15
38 The Winner Takes It All

from the LP Super Trouper
ABBA ABBA - "The Winner Takes It All" (Single) 5 17
39 Oh No

from the LP
In The Pocket
The Commodores The Commodores - "Oh No" (Single) 2 14
40 Every Little Thing She
Does Is Magic

from the LP
Ghost In The Machine
The Police The Police - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (Single) 2 14
41 It's My Turn

from the LP
To Love Again
Diana Ross Diana Ross - "It's My Turn" (Single) 5 17
42 I Love You

from the LP
Flying The Flag
Climax Blues Band Climax Blues Band - "I Love You" (Single) from the LP 'Flying The Flag' 3 16
43 A Woman Needs Love
(Just Like You Do)

from the LP
A Woman Needs Love
Ray Parker, Jr.
& Raydio
Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio - "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" (Single) from the LP 'A Woman Needs Love' 4 14
44 Living Inside Myself

from the LP
Nightwalker
Gino Vannelli Gino Vannelli - "Living Inside Myself" (Single) 4 14
45 Lady (You Bring Me Up)

from the LP
In The Pocket
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 22 - 19 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 13 - 22 - 32 - off
The Commodores The Commodores - "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 14
46 (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 - 5 - 13 - 18 - 28 - 34 - off
Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Milsap - "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 14
47 Take It On The Run

from the LP
Hi Infidelity
REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon - "Take It On The Run" (Single) 5 13
48 Hello Again

from the The Jazz Singer soundtrack
Neil Diamond Neil Diamond - "Neil Diamond" (Single) 2 12
49 Step By Step

from the LP
Step By Step
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 25 - 38 - off
Eddie Rabbitt Eddie Rabbitt - "Step By Step" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 13
50 Young Turks

from the LP
Tonight I'm Yours
Rod Stewart Rod Stewart - "Young Turks" (Single) 4 12

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