AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- THE 80’S- WEEK OF MAY 30, 1981

American Top 40 replay from the 80’s this week- 1981. A mixed bag for sure but there are some outstanding singles in this Top 40.

Kim-Carnes-Bette-Davis-Eyes

1 1 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 BEING WITH YOU –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-16 (2) A+
3 5 MEDLEY: INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE MY CAR/
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BETTER/NOWHERE MAN/YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/STARS ON 45 –•– Stars On 45 (Radio Records)-8 (3) C+
4 8 SUKIYAKI –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol)-13 (4) B
5 6 TAKE IT ON THE RUN –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-11 (5) C-
6 7 LIVING INSIDE MYSELF –•– Gino Vannelli (Arista)-11 (6) C
7 3 JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Grover Washington, Jr. (with Bill Withers) (Elektra)-16 (2) A
8 11 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker, Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-13 (8) C+
9 9 TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS –•– Styx (A&M)-11 (9) D
10 10 WATCHING THE WHEELS –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-10 (10) A+

11 12 SWEETHEART –•– Franke and the Knockouts (Millennium)-13 (11) C
12 15 AMERICA –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-6 (12) B
13 14 HOW ‘BOUT US –•– Champaign (Columbia)-16 (13) B-
14 4 ANGEL OF THE MORNING –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-15 (4) B
15 17 I LOVE YOU –•– The Climax Blues Band (Warner Brothers)-15 (15) C
16 33 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-2 (16) A
17 23 THIS LITTLE GIRL –•– Gary U.S. Bonds (EMI-America)-6 (17) A-
18 21 WHAT ARE WE DOIN’ IN LOVE –•– Dottie West (with Kenny Rogers) (Liberty)-10 (18) C
19 19 I MISSED AGAIN –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-11 (19) B
20 20 SAY YOU’LL BE MINE –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-10 (20) B

21 13 MORNING TRAIN (Nine To Five) –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-16 (1) A
22 31 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (22) A
23 25 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Don McLean (Millennium)-8 (23) B-
24 28 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-10 (24) A
25 32 THE WAITING –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-5 (25) A
26 16 KISS ON MY LIST –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-19 (1) A-
27 35 IS IT YOU –•– Lee Ritenour (with Eric Tagg) (Elektra)-6 (27) B-
28 30 AI NO CORRIDA (I-No-Ko-ree-da) –•– Quincy Jones (with Dune) (A&M)-8 (28) B+
29 29 FIND YOUR WAY BACK –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-9 (29) C
30 38 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-3 (30) D

31 18 YOU BETTER YOU BET –•– The Who (Warner Brothers)-11 (18)A
32 36 WINNING –•– Santana (Columbia)-8 (32) A-
33 22 I CAN’T STAND IT –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO)-14 (10) B
34 24 LOVE YOU LIKE I NEVER LOVED BEFORE –•– John O’Banion (Elektra)-10 (24) C
35 39 STILL RIGHT HERE IN MY HEART –•– The Pure Prairie League (Casablanca)-7 (35) B
36 26 AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT –•– John Cougar (Riva)-18 (17) B
37 43 SAY WHAT –•– Jesse Winchester (Bearsville)-6 (37) A
38 41 FOOL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Jim Photoglo (20th Century)-7 (38)B-
39 40 JUST SO LONELY –•– Get Wet (Boardwalk)-6 (39) C
40 49 NOBODY WINS –•– Elton John (Geffen)-4 (40) B-

8 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- THE 80’S- WEEK OF MAY 30, 1981

  1. 1981 is when the 1980s began to me. It’s when I heard a lot of electronic instruments.

    The Stars on 45…the only benefit it might have had is introducing some people to the Beatles music but with inferior versions. I’m not a big fan of medleys.

  2. I was in ninth grade. Some of these…I don’t remember.

    But…OH BOY…Bette Davis Eyes, Too Much Time On My Hands, Angel of the Morning, Jessie’s Girl, The Waiting, Find Your Way Back, You Better You Bet, Ain’t Even Done With The Night… Good stuff when you are 14. I can’t stand Morning Train.

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