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Weekly Rock Top 20 for May 2, 1981

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and The Waiting fill the top chart song spot this week. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC finds the runner-up spot. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins is at number three on the chart.


5 1   The Waiting 10  
  Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
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1 2   Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1    
  AC/DC
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3 3   In The Air Tonight 1 6  
  Phil Collins
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7 4   Winning 1 7  
  Santana
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2 5   Find Your Way Back 2 22  
  Jefferson Starship
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11 6   Message Of Love 4    
  The Pretenders
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8 7   Limelight 1    
  Rush
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4 8   Another Tricky Day 4    
  The Who
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10 9   Little Sister 8    
  Rockpile With Robert Plant
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13 10   Big Balls 4    
  AC/DC
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9 11   Arc Of A Diver 9    
  Steve Winwood
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6 12   You Better You Bet 1 12  
  The Who
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14 13   Crazy Train 1    
  Ozzy Osbourne
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12 14   Too Much Time On My Hands 3 5  
  Styx
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16 15   Red Barchetta    
  Rush
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15 16   I Can't Stand It 1 7  
  Eric Clapton
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17 17   I Will Follow    
  U2
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- 18   This Little Girl 8 5  
  Gary U.S. Bonds
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- 19   The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) 4 13  
  Greg Kihn Band
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- 20   Jessie's Girl 17 2  
  Rick Springfield
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