AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 80’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 1981

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American Top 40- The 80’s- Week of October 24, 1981. Overall a pretty good week-I will go with “Super Freak” as the best song this week.

1 1 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1) B
2 2 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-16 (1) C
3 3 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (3) A
4 4 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (Liberty)-14 (4) B
5 5 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-14 (5) B-
6 6 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (6)B
7 7 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-14 (3) C
8 9 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-9 (8) B
9 10 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-10 (9) B
10 12 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-10 (10) B

11 14 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-7 (11) B-
12 8 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-15 (4) B-
13 16 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-11 (13) B
14 15 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-8 (14)C
15 23 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-5 (15)C
16 17 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-12 (16)A+
17 22 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton) (Elektra)-10 (17) B
18 19 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-13 (18) B
19 20 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-7 (19)B-
20 21 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-11 (20)B

21 25 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-3 (21)C
22 24 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-10 (22)A
23 27 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-5 (23)C
24 28 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-5 (24)A+
25 11 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-17 (4)A
26 31 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (26)B
27 29 ATLANTA LADY (Something About Your Love) –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-6 (27)C
28 13 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) (Jet)-14 (10)C
29 33 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-9 (29)C
30 32 HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (30)C

31 38 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-3 (31)C
32 18 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-13 (18)B
33 37 SAUSALITO SUMMERNIGHT –•– Diesel (Regency)-7 (33)C
34 26 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-22 (2)A
35 39 IN THE DARK –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-7 (35)C
36 30 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-12 (15)B
37 42 YOU SAVED MY SOUL –•– Burton Cummings (Alfa)-7 (37)C
38 56 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-2 (38)C
39 34 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-14 (12) C
40 41 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-9 (40) A+

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