US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending January 17, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending January 17th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. You can also view the entire 1981 chart here. john-lennon-just-like-starting-over-geffen-3 john-lennon-just-like-starting-over-1980-11 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 1 (Just Like) STARTING OVER –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-12 (4 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 LOVE ON THE ROCKS –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-12 (2) 3 3 GUILTY –•– Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (Columbia)-12 (3) 4 4 THE TIDE IS HIGH –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-10 (4) 5 5 HUNGRY HEART –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-11 (5) 6 6 EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (6) 7 7 PASSION –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-9 (7) 8 8 TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Heart (Epic)-9 (8) 9 9 LADY –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-16 (1) 10 11 DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA –•– The Police (A&M)-13 (10) 11 13 IT’S MY TURN –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (11) 12 15 I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-11 (12) 13 14 I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (13) 14 16 CELEBRATION –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13 (14) 15 17 HEY NINETEEN –•– Steely Dan (MCA)-8 (15) 16 12 HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-16 (9) 17 10 MORE THAN I CAN SAY –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-17 (2) 18 19 TIME IS TIME –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-9 (18) 19 22 GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE –•– Delbert McClinton (Capitol)-7 (19) 20 21 SUDDENLY –•– Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard (MCA)-13 (20) 21 25 MISS SUN –•– Boz Scaggs (with Lisa Dal Bello) (Columbia)-8 (21) 22 26 9 TO 5 –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-8 (22) 23 27 TOGETHER –•– Tierra (Boardwalk)-11 (23) 24 24 ONE STEP CLOSER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (24) 25 30 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (25) 26 31 SAME OLD LANG SYNE –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-6 (26) 27 18 MASTER BLASTER (Jammin’) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-18 (5) 28 34 KEEP ON LOVING YOU –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (28) 29 35 SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5 (29) 30 20 ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST –•– Queen (Elektra)-23 (1) 31 28 WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-20 (1) 32 49 I AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (32) 33 37 COLD LOVE –•– Donna Summer (Geffen)-8 (33) 34 38 KILLIN’ TIME –•– Fred Knoblock and Susan Anton (Scotti Brothers)-9 (34) 35 40 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-7 (35) 36 — WOMAN –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-1 (36) 37 39 HE CAN’T LOVE YOU –•– The Michael Stanley Band (EMI-America)-9 (37) 38 23 EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME –•– The Korgis (Asylum)-15 (18) 39 41 MY MOTHER’S EYES –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (39) 40 43 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ –•– Teena Marie (Gordy)-9 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 47 29 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-17 (12) 48 33 WHIP IT –•– Devo (Warner Brothers)-21 (14) 49 32 I BELIEVE IN YOU –•– Don Williams (MCA)-17 (24) 50 36 NEVER BE THE SAME –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-15 (15) POWER PLAYS 41 45 SHINE ON –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-10 (41) 42 46 SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAIN –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-8 (42) 43 53 A LITTLE IN LOVE –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-6 (43) 44 48 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-7 (44) 45 47 LOVE T.K.O. –•– Teddy Pendergrass (Philadelphia International)-8 (45) 46 52 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)-5 (46) DEBUTS 36 — WOMAN –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-1 (36) 68 — TREAT ME RIGHT –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-1 (68) 79 — FLASH’S THEME AKA FLASH –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (79) 90 — WATCHING YOU –•– Slave (Cotillion)-1 (90) 94 — SOMEBODY’S KNOCKIN’ –•– Terri Gibbs (MCA)-1 (94) 97 — LONG TIME LOVING YOU –•– McGuffey Lane (Atco)-1 (97)