US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 15, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 15th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. You can also view the entire 1981 chart here. diana-ross-and-lionel-ritchie-endless-love-motown diana-ross-and-lionel-richie-endless-love-vocal-1981 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 2 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (1 week at #1) (1) 2 3 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-15 (2) 3 4 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-10 (3) 4 1 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-21 (1) 5 5 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-14 (5) 6 6 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-12 (6) 7 7 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-13 (7) 8 8 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-13 (8) 9 9 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-12 (9) 10 11 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-8 (10) 11 14 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9 (11) 12 10 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-14 (1) 13 22 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-5 (13) 14 17 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-12 (14) 15 15 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-18 (15) 16 16 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (16) 17 18 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-14 (17) 18 20 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-7 (18) 19 21 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-12 (19) 20 23 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-7 (20) 21 25 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-4 (21) 22 12 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-21 (1) 23 29 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-7 (23) 24 26 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-5 (24) 25 27 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-12 (25) 26 30 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-11 (26) 27 38 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-4 (27) 28 32 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-6 (28) 29 36 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-7 (29) 30 31 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-14 (30) 31 34 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-9 (31) 32 33 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-12 (32) 33 39 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-4 (33) 34 37 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-8 (34) 35 35 DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-9 (35) 36 40 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-6 (36) 37 45 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-4 (37) 38 13 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-16 (5) 39 56 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-2 (39) 40 46 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-6 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 43 19 SWEET BABY –•– Stanley Clarke/George Duke (Epic)-16 (19) 44 24 DON’T LET HIM GO –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-10 (24) 50 28 GEMINI DREAM –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (12) POWER PLAYS 41 41 NIGHTWALKER –•– Gino Vanelli (Arista)-7 (41) 42 43 FLY AWAY –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-9 (42) 45 47 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-8 (45) 46 59 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-3 (46) 47 61 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-4 (47) 48 48 STRANGER –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-6 (48) 49 58 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-4 (49) DEBUTS 71 — ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-1 (71) 75 — BACKFIRED –•– Debbie Harry (Chrysalis)-1 (75) 81 — ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Andy Gibb and Victoria Principal (RSO)-1 (81) 84 — JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-1 (84) 85 — WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-1 (85) 87 — BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-1 (87) 88 — SILLY –•– Denise Williams (ARC)-1 (88) 90 — LA-DI-DA –•– Sad Cafe (Swan Song)-1 (90) 94 — VERY SPECIAL –•– Debra Laws (Elektra)-1 (94)