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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

  1 Bette Davis Eyes 12 1   May 1981  
  Kim Carnes  
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  2 Endless Love 1   Aug 1981  
  Diana Ross & Lionel Richie  
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  3 Physical 1   Nov 1981  
  Olivia Newton-John  
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  4 (Just Like) Starting Over 1 1   Dec 1980  
  John Lennon  
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  5 The Tide Is High 5 1   Jan 1981  
  Blondie  
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  6 Private Eyes 1   Oct 1981  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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  7 Waiting For A Girl Like You 1 1   Nov 1981  
  Foreigner  
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  8 Celebration 1   Feb 1981  
  Kool And The Gang  
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  9 Who's Crying Now 2 1   Sep 1981  
  Journey  
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  10 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) 1   Oct 1981  
  Christopher Cross  
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  11 Queen Of Hearts 2   Aug 1981  
  Juice Newton  
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  12 Being With You 1   May 1981  
  Smokey Robinson  
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  13 Woman 1 1   Mar 1981  
  John Lennon  
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  14 Believe It Or Not (Theme From Greatest American Hero) 1   Jul 1981  
  Joey Scarbury  
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  15 Morning Train (Nine To Five) 1   Apr 1981  
  Sheena Easton  
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  16 Keep On Loving You 1 2   Feb 1981  
  REO Speedwagon  
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  17 The One That You Love 1   Jul 1981  
  Air Supply  
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  18 Just The Two Of Us 1   Apr 1981  
  Grover Washington, Jr. with Bill Withers  
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  19 Kiss On My List 1   Apr 1981  
  Daryl Hall And John Oates  
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  20 Every Woman In The World 2   Jan 1981  
  Air Supply  
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  21 Passion 2 2   Jan 1981  
  Rod Stewart  
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  22 I Love A Rainy Night 2   Feb 1981  
  Eddie Rabbitt  
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  23 Slow Hand 1   Aug 1981  
  Pointer Sisters  
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  24 The Best Of Times 4 1   Mar 1981  
  Styx  
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  25 9 To 5 1   Feb 1981  
  Dolly Parton  
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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
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