US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 29, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 29th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. You can also check the complete 1981 Top Singles 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 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1) 2 4 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-14 (4) 3 2 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-17 (2) 4 6 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-6 (4) 5 5 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-23 (1) 6 8 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-14 (6) 7 9 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-10 (7) 8 15 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-9 (8) 9 10 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (9) 10 11 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-7 (10) 11 3 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-12 (3) 12 7 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-15 (7) 13 12 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-15 (8) 14 13 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-16 (5) 15 18 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-9 (15) 16 23 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-6 (16) 17 20 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-14 (17) 18 21 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-9 (18) 19 22 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-7 (19) 20 14 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-14 (14) 21 28 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-6 (21) 22 24 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-13 (22) 23 25 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-8 (23) 24 30 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-6 (24) 25 31 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 (25) 26 26 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-8 (26) 27 27 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-9 (27) 28 29 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-11 (28) 29 35 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-6 (29) 30 34 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-5 (30) 31 51 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-3 (31) 32 32 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-10 (32) 33 36 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-8 (33) 34 42 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-4 (34) 35 61 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (35) 36 43 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-4 (36) 37 19 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-14 (19) 38 17 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-16 (17) 39 44 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-6 (39) 40 41 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-10 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 45 16 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (16) 46 33 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-16 (1) 47 39 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-16 (30) 53 37 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-20 (15) 57 38 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-23 (1) 75 40 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-14 (32) POWER PLAYS 41 46 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (41) 42 48 CHLOE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-6 (42) 43 52 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-4 (43) 44 49 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-6 (44) 48 68 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-2 (48) 49 54 I’M IN LOVE –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-6 (49) 50 57 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-4 (50) DEBUTS 68 — PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-1 (68) 72 — HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-1 (72) 88 — ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-1 (88) 89 — LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY –•– Aretha Franklin and George Benson (Arista)-1 (89) 90 — OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-1 (90)