US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 8, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 8th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1981 US Top Singles here. rick-springfield-carry-me-away-rcarick-springfield-jessies-girl-1981-4 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 1 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-20 (2 weeks at #1) (1) 2 14 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-5 (2) 3 3 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-14 (3) 4 4 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-9 (4) 5 5 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-13 (5) 6 6 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-11 (6) 7 8 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-12 (7) 8 9 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-12 (8) 9 10 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-11 (9) 10 2 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (1) 11 13 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-7 (11) 12 7 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-20 (1) 13 11 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (5) 14 17 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (14) 15 15 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-17 (15) 16 16 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (16) 17 20 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-11 (17) 18 18 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-13 (18) 19 19 SWEET BABY –•– Stanley Clarke/George Duke (Epic)-15 (19) 20 22 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-6 (20) 21 23 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-11 (21) 22 30 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-4 (22) 23 28 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-6 (23) 24 24 DON’T LET HIM GO –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-9 (24) 25 38 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-3 (25) 26 31 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-4 (26) 27 27 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-11 (27) 28 12 GEMINI DREAM –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (12) 29 39 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-6 (29) 30 35 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-10 (30) 31 32 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-13 (31) 32 34 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-5 (32) 33 33 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-11 (33) 34 36 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-8 (34) 35 37 DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-8 (35) 36 40 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-6 (36) 37 41 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-7 (37) 38 50 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-3 (38) 39 46 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-3 (39) 40 49 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-5 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 42 21 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-12 (2) 44 25 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)-18 (1) 49 26 MODERN GIRL –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-14 (18) 50 29 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-23 (4) POWER PLAYS 41 45 NIGHTWALKER –•– Gino Vanelli (Arista)-6 (41) 43 47 FLY AWAY –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-8 (43) 45 62 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-3 (45) 46 53 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-5 (46) 47 48 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-7 (47) 48 52 STRANGER –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-5 (48) DEBUTS 56 — THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (56) 72 — DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-1 (72) 74 — SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-1 (74) 79 — STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-1 (79) 82 — IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-1 (82) 83 — A HEART IN NEW YORK –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (83) 84 — FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Michael Stanley Band (EMI-America)-1 (84) 85 — IT’S JUST THE SUN –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-1 (85) 86 — JUST LIKE PARADISE –•– Larry John McNally (ARC)-1 (86) 87 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– Bernadette Peters (MCA)-1 (87) 88 — SHAKE IT UP TONIGHT –•– Cheryl Lynn (Columbia)-1 (88) 89 — HOLD TIGHT –•– Change (Atlantic)-1 (89) 90 — THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE –•– Nielsen/Pearson (Capitol)-1 (90)