US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending October 3, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending October 3rd, 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)-13 (8 weeks at #1) (1) 2 7 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-8 (2) 3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-11 (3) 4 6 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-12 (4) 5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-15 (5) 6 2 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-19 (6) 7 8 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-11 (8) 8 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-14 (4) 9 10 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (9) 10 11 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-11 (10) 11 14 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-11 (11) 12 13 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-11 (12) 13 18 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (13) 14 17 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-7 (14) 15 16 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (15) 16 9 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-16 (8) 17 19 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-5 (17) 18 24 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-6 (18) 19 21 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-10 (19) 20 20 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-9 (20) 21 23 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-9 (21) 22 22 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-13 (22) 23 26 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-7 (23) 24 27 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-10 (24) 25 30 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-8 (25) 26 31 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-4 (26) 27 12 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-19 (4) 28 33 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-8 (28) 29 35 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-7 (29) 30 40 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (31) 31 15 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-28 (1) 32 25 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-22 (2) 33 34 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-11 (33) 34 28 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-9 (28) 35 29 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-14 (13) 36 42 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-7 (36) 37 54 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-2 (37) 38 32 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-19 (15) 39 36 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-14 (16) 40 44 BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-8 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 41 37 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-12 (17) 47 38 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 (36) 53 39 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-9 (39) POWER PLAYS 42 48 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-6 (42) 43 60 ATLANTA LADY (Something About Your Love) –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-3 (43) 44 66 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-2 (44) 45 51 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-6 (45) 46 46 LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY –•– Aretha Franklin and George Benson (Arista)-6 (46) 48 52 HEAVY METAL (Takin’ a Ride) –•– Don Felder (Full Moon)-11 (48) 49 63 HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-2 (49) 50 58 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Devo (Full Moon)-5 (50) DEBUTS 66 — PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (66) 71 — PROMISES IN THE DARK –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-1 (71) 82 — I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU –•– Chris Christian (Boardwalk)-1 (82) 83 — LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-1 (83) 84 — A LUCKY GUY –•– Ricki Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-1 (84) 85 — LEILA –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-1 (85) 86 — FIRE IN THE SKY –•– The Dirt Band (Liberty)-1 (86) 89 — MAGIC POWER –•– Triumph (RCA)-1 (89)