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1981 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1981, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  51 Stone In Love 3     Sep 1981  
  Journey  
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  52 Too Much Time On My Hands 3 5   Apr 1981  
  Styx  
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  53 Our Lips Are Sealed 7 14   Nov 1981  
  Go-Go's  
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  54 Take It On The Run 2 2   Mar 1981  
  REO Speedwagon  
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  55 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky 2     Jan 1981  
  Outlaws  
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  56 Harden My Heart 5 4   Dec 1981  
  Quarterflash  
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  57 Treat Me Right 2 8   Jan 1981  
  Pat Benatar  
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  58 Tube Snake Boogie 4     Aug 1981  
  ZZ Top  
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  59 Mr. Crowley 3     Aug 1981  
  Ozzy Osbourne  
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  60 Say Goodbye To Hollywood 4 12   Oct 1981  
  Billy Joel  
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  61 Message Of Love 4     May 1981  
  The Pretenders  
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  62 Little T And A 3     Nov 1981  
  The Rolling Stones  
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  63 The Best Of Times 4 1   Feb 1981  
  Styx  
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  64 Gemini Dream 5 7   Jul 1981  
  The Moody Blues  
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  65 Time Out Of Mind 4 10   Jan 1981  
  Steely Dan  
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  66 Tough Guys 7     Mar 1981  
  REO Speedwagon  
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  67 Skateaway 4     Jan 1981  
  Dire Straits  
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  68 Rockin' The Paradise 4     Feb 1981  
  Styx  
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  69 She's Got A Way LIVE 6 9   Dec 1981  
  Billy Joel  
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  70 Fade Away 5 18   Feb 1981  
  Bruce Springsteen  
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  71 In The Dark 6     Jul 1981  
  Billy Squier  
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  72 Arc Of A Diver 9     Apr 1981  
  Steve Winwood  
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  73 Just Between You And Me 6 13   Feb 1981  
  April Wine  
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  74 I Missed Again 5 14   Mar 1981  
  Phil Collins  
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  75 Breaking All The Rules 6     Jul 1981  
  Peter Frampton  
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