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1981 Pop Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 pop songs of 1981, based on our weekly pop chart archive.

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

Pop Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  26 Jessie's Girl 17 2   Jul 1981  
  Rick Springfield  
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  27 Rapture 13 1   Mar 1981  
  Blondie  
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  28 Angel Of The Morning 2   Apr 1981  
  Juice Newton  
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  29 I Don't Need You 1   Aug 1981  
  Kenny Rogers  
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  30 Lady (You Bring Me Up) 1   Aug 1981  
  Commodores  
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  31 Young Turks 20 1   Dec 1981  
  Rod Stewart  
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  32 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around 1 1   Sep 1981  
  Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers  
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  33 The Night Owls 4   Oct 1981  
  Little River Band  
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  34 For Your Eyes Only 3   Oct 1981  
  Sheena Easton  
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  35 Take It On The Run 2 2   May 1981  
  REO Speedwagon  
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  36 Medley 1   Jun 1981  
  Stars On 45  
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  37 Living Inside Myself 2   May 1981  
  Gino Vannelli  
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  38 All Those Years Ago 8 1   Jun 1981  
  George Harrison  
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  39 Hearts 2   Aug 1981  
  Marty Balin  
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  40 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me 4   Aug 1981  
  Ronnie Milsap  
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  41 Urgent 1 2   Aug 1981  
  Foreigner  
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  42 While You See A Chance 1 3   Apr 1981  
  Steve Winwood  
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  43 Hey Nineteen 1 3   Feb 1981  
  Steely Dan  
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  44 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1 2   Nov 1981  
  The Police  
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  45 Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) 2   Nov 1981  
  Air Supply  
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  46 Step By Step 3   Sep 1981  
  Eddie Rabbitt  
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  47 Oh No 1   Dec 1981  
  Commodores  
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  48 Harden My Heart 5 4   Dec 1981  
  Quarterflash  
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  49 Watching The Wheels 6 2   May 1981  
  John Lennon  
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  50 Hard To Say 19 1   Oct 1981  
  Dan Fogelberg  
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Top 100 Pop Songs By Year

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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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