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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

  51 Hello Again 2   Mar 1981  
  Neil Diamond  
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  52 Sukiyaki 1   Jun 1981  
  A Taste Of Honey  
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  53 You Make My Dreams 3   Jun 1981  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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  54 A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) 4   Jun 1981  
  Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio  
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  55 Crying 2   Mar 1981  
  Don McLean  
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  56 Start Me Up 1 2   Oct 1981  
  The Rolling Stones  
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  57 Trouble 10 2   Dec 1981  
  Lindsey Buckingham  
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  58 Her Town Too 4   Apr 1981  
  James Taylor And J.D. Souther  
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  59 America 3   Jun 1981  
  Neil Diamond  
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  60 Tell It Like It Is 14 5   Jan 1981  
  Heart  
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  61 Elvira 4   Jul 1981  
  Oak Ridge Boys  
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  62 Too Much Time On My Hands 3 5   May 1981  
  Styx  
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  63 I Love You 11   May 1981  
  Climax Blues Band  
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  64 Boy From New York City 4   Aug 1981  
  The Manhattan Transfer  
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  65 A Little In Love 6   Feb 1981  
  Cliff Richard  
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  66 Tryin' To Live My Life Without You 1 3   Oct 1981  
  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  
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  67 Why Do Fools Fall In Love 4   Dec 1981  
  Diana Ross  
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  68 Just Once 4   Nov 1981  
  Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram  
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  69 Let's Groove 2   Dec 1981  
  Earth, Wind & Fire  
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  70 This Little Girl 8 5   Jun 1981  
  Gary U.S. Bonds  
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  71 What Kind Of Fool 3   Mar 1981  
  Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb  
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  72 Time 4   Aug 1981  
  The Alan Parsons Project  
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  73 Hold On Tight 8 4   Sep 1981  
  ELO  
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  74 I Made It Through The Rain 7   Jan 1981  
  Barry Manilow  
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  75 Same Old Lang Syne 6   Jan 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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