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

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending October 17th, 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. christopher-cross-arthurs-theme-best-that-you-can-do-warner-bros christopher-cross-arthurs-theme-best-that-you-can-do-1981-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 2 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-10 (1 week at #1) (1) 2 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-15 (1) 3 7 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (3) 4 5 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (4) 5 6 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-13 (5) 6 8 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-8 (6) 7 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-13 (3) 8 4 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-14 (4) 9 13 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-8 (9) 10 11 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-9 (10) 11 9 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-16 (4) 12 17 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-9 (12) 13 10 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-13 (10) 14 22 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-6 (14) 15 16 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-7 (15) 16 21 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-10 (16) 17 19 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-11 (17) 18 18 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-12 (18) 19 20 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-12 (19) 20 25 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (20) 21 23 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-10 (21) 22 29 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-9 (22) 23 27 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-4 (23) 24 26 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-9 (24) 25 42 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-2 (25) 26 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-21 (6) 27 39 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (27) 28 36 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-4 (28) 29 34 ATLANTA LADY (Something About Your Love) –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-5 (29) 30 15 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (15) 31 47 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-3 (31) 32 37 HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (32) 33 38 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-8 (33) 34 12 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-13 (12) 35 24 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-17 (5) 36 28 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-18 (8) 37 43 SAUSALITO SUMMERNIGHT –•– Diesel (Regency)-6 (37) 38 57 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-2 (38) 39 46 IN THE DARK –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-6 (39) 40 40 BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-10 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 45 30 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-21 (4) 46 33 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-13 (33) 47 31 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-11 (20) 49 32 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-15 (22) 51 35 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-24 (2) POWER PLAYS 41 41 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-8 (41) 42 48 YOU SAVED MY SOUL –•– Burton Cummings (Alfa)-6 (42) 43 44 HEAVY METAL (Takin’ a Ride) –•– Don Felder (Full Moon)-13 (43) 44 45 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Devo (Full Moon)-7 (44) 48 58 PROMISES IN THE DARK –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-3 (48) 50 60 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-4 (50) DEBUTS 56 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-1 (56) 61 — YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1 (61) 67 — TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (67) 78 — POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-1 (78) 79 — THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-1 (79) 80 — HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-1 (80) 86 — SNAKE EYES –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-1 (86) 88 — SLIP AWAY –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-1 (88) 90 — I SURRENDER –•– Arlan Day (Pasha)-1 (90)