US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 5, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 5th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. For the US 1981 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. olivia-newtonjohn-physical-1981-5 olivia-newtonjohn-physical-mca TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 1 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-9 (2) 3 4 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-11 (3) 4 6 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (4) 5 5 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-11 (5) 6 3 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (1) 7 11 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-10 (7) 8 12 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-8 (8) 9 10 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-8 (9) 10 7 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-16 (2) 11 20 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-6 (11) 12 18 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-7 (12) 13 16 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-7 (13) 14 17 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-8 (14) 15 15 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (15) 16 19 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (16) 17 9 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-17 (1) 18 22 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-4 (18) 19 30 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-4 (19) 20 25 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-8 (20) 21 23 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-15 (21) 22 24 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (22) 23 27 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-7 (23) 24 26 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-11 (24) 25 34 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-5 (25) 26 28 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (26) 27 32 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-6 (27) 28 31 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-13 (28) 29 29 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-11 (29) 30 35 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-5 (30) 31 8 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-13 (5) 32 44 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-4 (32) 33 33 NEVER TOO MUCH –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-9 (33) 34 36 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-8 (34) 35 13 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-16 (6) 36 40 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-7 (36) 37 14 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-16 (10) 38 38 TWILIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-7 (38) 39 43 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-5 (39) 40 46 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-5 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 41 21 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-16 (8) 47 37 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU –•– Chris Christian (Boardwalk)-10 (37) 48 39 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-17 (11) POWER PLAYS 43 58 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-3 (43) 44 49 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-6 (44) 45 51 LIVING EYES –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (45) 46 52 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-6 (46) DEBUTS 70 — WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (70) 81 — BREAKIN’ AWAY –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-1 (81) 82 — TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-1 (82) 84 — LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-1 (84) 87 — THE WOMAN IN ME –•– Crystal Gayle (Columbia)-1 (87) 88 — COULD IT BE LOVE –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-1 (88) 89 — LITTLE DARLIN’ –•– Sheila (Carrere)-1 (89) 90 — RUNAWAY RITA –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers)-1 (90) 92 — SHARING THE LOVE –•– Rufus with Chaka Khan (MCA)-1 (92)