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1981 Number One Song Calendar

What was the number one song in 1981 on any date... when you were born... graduated... married... The answers for 1981 are below. Find a song for any year since 1960.


Pop Number One Songs in Tune Timeline order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 (Just Like) Starting Over 1 1   12-20-80  
  John Lennon  
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  2 The Tide Is High 5 1   1-17-81  
  Blondie  
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  3 Celebration 1   2-07-81  
  Kool And The Gang  
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  4 9 To 5 1   2-14-81  
  Dolly Parton  
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  5 Woman 1 1   3-07-81  
  John Lennon  
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  6 The Best Of Times 4 1   3-14-81  
  Styx  
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  7 Rapture 13 1   3-21-81  
  Blondie  
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  8 Kiss On My List 1   4-04-81  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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  9 Just The Two Of Us 1   4-11-81  
  Grover Washington, Jr. with Bill Withers  
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  10 Morning Train (Nine To Five) 1   4-18-81  
  Sheena Easton  
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  11 Being With You 1   5-02-81  
  Smokey Robinson  
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  12 Bette Davis Eyes 12 1   5-16-81  
  Kim Carnes  
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  13 Medley 1   6-06-81  
  Stars On 45  
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  14 Sukiyaki 1   6-13-81  
  A Taste Of Honey  
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  15 All Those Years Ago 8 1   6-20-81  
  George Harrison  
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  16 The One That You Love 1   7-04-81  
  Air Supply  
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  17 Believe It Or Not (Theme From Greatest American Hero) 1   7-18-81  
  Joey Scarbury  
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  18 I Don't Need You 1   8-01-81  
  Kenny Rogers  
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  19 Slow Hand 1   8-08-81  
  Pointer Sisters  
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  20 Endless Love 1   8-15-81  
  Diana Ross & Lionel Richie  
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  21 Lady (You Bring Me Up) 1   8-29-81  
  Commodores  
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  22 Who's Crying Now 2 1   9-05-81  
  Journey  
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  23 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around 1 1   9-19-81  
  Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers  
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  24 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) 1   10-03-81  
  Christopher Cross  
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  25 Private Eyes 1   10-24-81  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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  26 Hard To Say 19 1   10-31-81  
  Dan Fogelberg  
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        11-07-81  
  Private Eyes by Daryl Hall And John Oates returns to number one

 

  27 Waiting For A Girl Like You 1 1   11-14-81  
  Foreigner  
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  28 Physical 1   11-21-81  
  Olivia Newton-John  
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  29 Oh No 1   12-05-81  
  Commodores  
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        12-12-81  
  Physical by Olivia Newton-John returns to number one

 

  30 Young Turks 20 1   12-19-81  
  Rod Stewart  
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  31 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) 1   12-26-81  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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1981 Number One Rock Songs

calendar of rock number one songs

1981 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1981 in order

1981 Rock Top 100 Songs

the top rock songs of 1980 in order

1981 One Hit Wonders

list of one-time top 20 makers and others with one well-known song

Number One Song Calendars

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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Tunecaster's Number One Song Calendar page is where to find all of the number one songs since late 1959 to the present. We can find a song for a birthday, a wedding, graduation, or find a song for that special day if it is after 1959.