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1981 Pop Top 100 Songs
the top songs of 1981 in order

1981 Number One Rock Songs
calendar of rock number one songs

1981 Number One Song Calendar
number one songs on any date, birthday, wedding, graduation, etc

1981 One Hit Wonders
The list of one-time top 20 makers
and others with one well-known song


Top 100 Rock Songs By Year
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This Top Rock Songs Of 1981 page lists the top 100 rock songs of the year 1981 in popularity order. Tunecaster has the top rock songs for every year from 1980, all based on the longest regular weekly rock music charts anywhere. This top rock songs list for 1981 year is linked to every week-by-week rock music chart.

     

1981 Rock Top 100 Songs Of The Year

based on Tunecaster weekly charts, linked - page one

songs 1 to 25
red # = rock chart    blue # = pop chart
     
  1. Start Me Up

     
    Aug 1981
     
       
     
    Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones listen
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  2. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

     
    Aug 1981
     
       
     
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers listen
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  3. No Reply At All

     
    Oct 1981
     
       
     
    No Reply At All by Genesis listen
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  4. Keep On Loving You

     
    Dec 1980
     
       
     
    Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon listen
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  5. Urgent

     
    Jul 1981
     
       
     
    Urgent by Foreigner listen
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  6. Centerfold

     
    Dec 1981
     
       
     
    Centerfold by The J. Geils Band listen
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  7. Winning

     
    May 1981
     
       
     
    Winning by Santana listen
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  8. Burnin' For You

     
    Aug 1981
     
     
    Blue Oyster Cult
     
     
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  9. The Voice

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    The Voice by The Moody Blues listen
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  10.  
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins listen
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  11.  
    May 1981
     
       
     
    The Waiting by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers listen
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  12. Crazy Train

     
    May 1981
     
       
     
    Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne listen
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  13. While You See A Chance

     
    Feb 1981
     
       
     
    While You See A Chance by Steve Winwood listen
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  14. You Better You Bet

     
    Mar 1981
     
       
     
    You Better You Bet by The Who listen
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  15. I Can't Stand It

     
    Mar 1981
     
       
     
    I Can't Stand It by Eric Clapton listen
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  16. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

     
    Nov 1981
     
       
     
    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police listen
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  17. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

     
    Apr 1981
     
       
     
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC listen
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  18. Destroyer

     
    Oct 1981
     
       
     
    Destroyer by The Kinks listen
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  19. Don't Stand So Close To Me

     
    Jan 1981
     
       
     
    Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police listen
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  20. Who's Crying Now

     
    Aug 1981
     
       
     
    Who's Crying Now by Journey listen
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  21. Juke Box Hero

     
    Sep 1981
     
       
     
    Juke Box Hero by Foreigner listen
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  22. Abacab

     
    Nov 1981
     
       
     
    Abacab by Genesis listen
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  23. The Stroke

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    The Stroke by Billy Squier listen
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  24.  
    Oct 1981
     
       
     
    Tryin' To Live My Life Without You by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band listen
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  25. Woman

     
    Jan 1981
     
       
     
    Woman by John Lennon listen
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