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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1981: 201+





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201 I Want You, I Need You

from the LP
I Want You, I Need You
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 31 - off
Chris Christian Chris Christian - "I Want You, I Need You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 3
202 Promises

from the LP Guilty
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 31 - off
Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand - "Promises" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 3
203 Poor Man's Son

from the LP Premonition
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 33 - off
Survivor Survivor - "Poor Man's Son" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 3
204 Staying With It

from the LP Clouds Across The Sun
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 33 - off
Firefall Firefall - "Staying With It" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 3
205 Tempted

from the LP
East Side Story
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 32 - off
Squeeze Squeeze - "Tempted" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 3
206 Give It To Me Baby

from the LP
Street Songs
ARC chart run: 36 - 33 - off
Rick James Rick James - "Give It To Me Baby" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 2
207 I Can Take Care Of Myself

from the LP
Billy & The Beaters
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 33 - off
Billy & The Beaters Billy & The Beaters - "I Can Take Care Of Myself" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 3
208 And Love Goes On

from the LP
Faces
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 32 - off
Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire - "And Love Goes On" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 3
209 Controversy

from the LP
Controversy
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 30 - off
Prince Prince - "Controversy" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 3
210 Mister Sandman

from the LP
Evangeline
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - 34 - off
Emmylou Harris Emmylou Harris - "Mister Sandman" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 3
211 Sign Of The Gypsy Queen

from the LP
The Nature Of The Beast
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 31 - off
April Wine April Wine - "Sign Of The Gypsy Queen" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 3
212 I'm In Love

from the LP
I'm In Love
ARC chart run: 37 - 35 - off
Evelyn King Evelyn King - "I'm In Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 2
213 Destroyer

from the LP
Give The People What They Want
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 34 - off
The Kinks The Kinks - "Destroyer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 3
214 Living Eyes

from the LP
Living Eyes
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 30 - off
Bee Gees Bee Gees - "Living Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 3
215 Some Changes Are For Good

from the LP
Hot! Live And Otherwise
ARC chart run: 35 - 32 - off
Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick - "Some Changes Are For Good" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 2
216 Heavy Metal (Talkin' A Ride)

from the
Heavy Metal soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
Don Felder Don Felder - "Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
217 Walking On Thin Ice

from the LP
Walking On Thin Ice
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 - off
Yoko Ono Yoko Ono - "Walking On Thin Ice" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 2
218 Nightwalker

from the LP
Nightwalker
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 - off
Gino Vannelli Gino Vannelli - "Nightwalker" (Single) 34 2
219 You Like Me, Don't You

from the LP
Jermaine
ARC chart run: 36 - 34 - off
Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Jackson - "You Like Me, Don't You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 2
220 Two Hearts

from the LP
Stephanie
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - off
Stephanie Mills &
Teddy Pendergrass
Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - "Two Hearts" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 2
221 A Lucky Guy

from the LP
Pirates
ARC chart run: 37 - 34 - off
Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones - "A Lucky Guy" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 2
222 Wrack My Brain

from the LP
Stop And Smell The Roses
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - off
Ringo Starr Ringo Starr - "Wrack My Brain" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
223 Lonely Together

from the LP
Barry
ARC chart run: 36 - 34 - off
Barry Manilow Barry Manilow - "Lonely Together" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 2
224 Tom Sawyer

from the LP
Moving Pictures
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
Rush Rush - "Tom Sawyer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
225 Twilight

from the LP
Time
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
ELO ELO - "Twilight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
226 Working In A Coal Mine

from the
Heavy Metal soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 - off
Devo Devo - "Working In A Coal Mine" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 2
227 Shine On

from the LP
Shine On
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - off
L.T.D. LTD - "Shine On" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
228 One Day In Your Life

from the LP
Forever, Michael
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - off
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - "One Day In Your Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 2
229 Wasn't That A Party

from the LP
Wasn't That A Party
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
The Rovers The Rovers - "Wasn't That A Party" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
230 Nicole

from the LP
American Excess
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
Point Blank Point Blank - "Nicole" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
231 Jole Blon

from the LP
Dedication
ARC chart run: 38 - 36 - off
Gary "U.S." Bonds Gary "U.S." Bonds - "Jole Blon" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 2
232 You Saved My Soul

from the LP
Sweet Sweet
ARC chart run: 40 - 37 - off
Burton Cummings Burton Cummings - "You Saved My Soul" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 2
233 Just So Lonely

from the LP
Get Wet
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Get Wet Get Wet - "Just So Lonely" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 1
234 Can You Feel It

from the LP
Triumph
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - off
The Jacksons The Jacksons - "Can You Feel It" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 2
235 Fantasy Girl

from the LP
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
ARC chart run: 39 - 37 - off
38 Special 38 Special - "Fantasy Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 2
236 Lately

from the LP
Hotter Than July
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder - "Lately" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 1
237 Nothing Ever Goes As Planned

from the LP
Paradise Theater
ARC chart run: 39 - off
STYX STYX - "Nothing Ever Goes As Planned" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 1
238 Straight From The Heart

from the LP
Brothers Of The Road
ARC chart run: 39 - off
Allman Brothers Band Allman Brothers Band - "Straight From The Heart" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 1
239 Mistaken Identity

from the LP
Mistaken Identity
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Kim Carnes Kim Carnes - "Mistake Identity" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 1
240 United Together

from the LP
Aretha
ARC chart run: 39 - off
Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin - "United Together" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 1
241 Very Special

from the LP
Very Special
Debra Laws Debra Laws - "Very Special" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
** **
242 Shaddap Your Face

from the LP
Shaddap Your Face
Joe Dolce Joe Dolce - "Shaddap Your Face" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
** **
243 Flash's Theme

from the
Flash Gordon soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Queen Queen - "Flash's Theme" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 1
244 Me (Without You)

from the LP
Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits
ARC chart run: 39 - off
Andy Gibb Andy Gibb - "Me (Without You)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 1
245 The Kid Is Hot Tonight

from the LP
Loverboy
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Loverboy Loverboy - "The Kid Is Hot Tonite" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 1
246 Stars On 45 (Medley II)

from the LP
Stars On Long Play
Stars On 45 Stars On 45 - "Stars On 45 (Medley II)" (Single) ** **
247 Love T.K.O.

from the LP
TP
Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass - "Love TKO" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
** **
248 Shake It Up Tonight

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



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