AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980S- WEEK OF MAY 9, 1981

9 to 5 (Sheena Easton song) - Wikipedia

American Top 40- The 1980’s- week of May 9, 1981. A very good week- a time when I knew all the songs.

1 1 MORNING TRAIN (Nine To Five) –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A-
2 2 JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Grover Washington, Jr. (with Bill Withers) (Elektra)-13 (2) A
3 3 BEING WITH YOU –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-13 (3) A+
4 4 ANGEL OF THE MORNING –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-12 (4) B
5 7 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-7 (5) A+
6 5 KISS ON MY LIST –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-16 (1) A
7 12 TAKE IT ON THE RUN –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (7) C
8 9 LIVING INSIDE MYSELF –•– Gino Vannelli (Arista)-8 (8) C
9 18 SUKIYAKI –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol)-10 (9) B
10 10 I CAN’T STAND IT –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO)-11 (10] B

11 11 HER TOWN TOO –•– James Taylor and J.D. Souther (Columbia)-9 (11) C
12 15 TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS –•– Styx (A&M)-8 (12) C
13 17 WATCHING THE WHEELS –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-7 (13) A+
14 6 RAPTURE –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-15 (1) C
15 8 WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-14 (7) A
16 20 SWEETHEART –•– Franke and the Knockouts (Millennium)-10 (16) C
17 19 AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT –•– John Cougar (Riva)-15 (17) B-
18 21 YOU BETTER YOU BET –•– The Who (Warner Brothers)-8 (18) A+
19 23 HOW ‘BOUT US –•– Champaign (Columbia)-13 (19) C
20 25 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker, Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-10 (20] C

21 32 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)-5 (21)C
22 24 I LOVE YOU –•– The Climax Blues Band (Warner Brothers)-12 (22)C
23 27 I MISSED AGAIN –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-8 (23) A-
24 31 SAY YOU’LL BE MINE –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-7 (24)B
25 29 WHAT ARE WE DOIN’ IN LOVE –•– Dottie West (with Kenny Rogers) (Liberty)-7 (25)C
26 28 LOVE YOU LIKE I NEVER LOVED BEFORE –•– John O’Banion (Elektra)-7 (26)C
27 39 AMERICA –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-3 (27) B
28 30 HOLD ON LOOSELY –•– 38 Special (A&M)-11 (28) C
29 13 SOMEBODY’S KNOCKIN’ –•– Terri Gibbs (MCA)-17 (13)B
30 35 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Don McLean (Millennium)-5 (30)B

31 40 THIS LITTLE GIRL –•– Gary U.S. Bonds (EMI-America)-3 (31)A
32 36 FIND YOUR WAY BACK –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-6 (32) C
33 14 DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME –•– The Police (A&M)-14 (10)A
34 16 WOMAN –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-17 (2) A
35 26 KEEP ON LOVING YOU –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-24 (1)C
36 38 BLESSED ARE THE BELIEVERS –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (36) B
37 37 WASN’T THAT A PARTY –•– The Rovers (Cleveland International)-12 (37)B
38 42 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-7 (38)A
39 48 AI NO CORRIDA (I-No-Ko-ree-da) –•– Quincy Jones (with Dune) (A&M)-5 (39)A-
40 22 TIME OUT OF MIND –•– Steely Dan (MCA)-9 (22) A

One response to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980S- WEEK OF MAY 9, 1981

  1. I can’t believe Morning Train is #1, I can’t stand that insipid song ! but apparently lots of other people liked it.. but then again out of 40 songs, there’s only 4 or 5 that I can even tolerate hearing. A bad week haha

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