AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26,1981

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1 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-12 (7 weeks at #1) (1) C
2 2 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-18 (2) B
3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-10 (3)C
4 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-13 (4)B
5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-14 (5)B
6 6 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-11 (6)C
7 7 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-7 (7)B-
8 9 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-10 (8)C
9 8 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-15 (8)B
10 11 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (10)A

11 12 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) (Jet)-10 (11)B
12 10 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-18 (2)A-
13 14 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-10 (13)B
14 19 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (Liberty)-10 (14)B
15 13 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-27 (1)A
16 18 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (16)C
17 20 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-6 (17)C
18 27 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (18)C
19 25 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-4 (19)C
20 21 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (20)C

21 22 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-9 (21)B
22 23 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-12 (22)C
23 26 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-8 (23)A+
24 29 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-5 (24)B
25 15 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-21 (2)D
26 31 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-6 (26)B
27 33 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-9 (27)B
28 28 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-8 (28)B
29 16 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-13 (13)C
30 37 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-7 (30)A

31 45 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-3 (31)C
32 17 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-19 (15)A
33 38 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-7 (33)A
34 35 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-10 (34)D
35 42 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-6 (35)A
36 24 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-13 (16)B
37 30 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-11 (17)B
38 36 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (36)B
39 39 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-8 (39)B
40 56 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-3 (40)B

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26,1981

    • I feel like these kinds of duets with a male and a female artist really popped up in the ’80s. “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes) and “Almost Paradise” (Mike Reno & Ann Wilson) are two others that come to my mind. I know there were many more, but I’m blanking on them! 🙂

    • 80’s were big on duets and movie soundtrack hits– how about Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins- or was that at the end of the 70’s? Same with Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway..

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