US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 12, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 12th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. You can also check the complete 1981 Top Singles 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)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-10 (2) 3 3 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-12 (3) 4 4 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (4) 5 7 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-11 (5) 6 8 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-9 (6) 7 5 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-12 (5) 8 9 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-9 (8) 9 14 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-9 (9) 10 11 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-7 (10) 11 12 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-8 (11) 12 13 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-8 (12) 13 18 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (13) 14 16 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (14) 15 19 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (15) 16 23 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-8 (16) 17 20 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-9 (17) 18 6 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-16 (1) 19 22 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (19) 20 21 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-16 (20) 21 25 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-6 (21) 22 24 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-12 (22) 23 27 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-7 (23) 24 26 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (24) 25 30 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-6 (25) 26 28 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-14 (26) 27 32 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-5 (27) 28 10 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-17 (2) 29 15 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (15) 30 36 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-8 (30) 31 17 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-18 (1) 32 43 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-4 (32) 33 34 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-9 (33) 34 29 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-12 (29) 35 40 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-6 (35) 36 70 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (36) 37 52 SHE’S GOT A WAY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (37) 38 39 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-6 (38) 39 31 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-14 (5) 40 44 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-7 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 43 33 NEVER TOO MUCH –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-10 (33) 44 37 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-17 (10) 51 35 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-17 (6) 69 38 TWILIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-8 (38) POWER PLAYS 41 62 COME GO WITH ME –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-4 (41) 42 46 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-7 (42) 45 45 LIVING EYES –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-6 (45) 46 42 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-18 (17) 48 69 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-3 (48) 49 82 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-2 (49) 50 55 WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-5 (50) DEBUTS 74 — SWEET DREAMS –•– Air Supply (Arista)-1 (74) 80 — ALL OUR TOMORROWS –•– Eddie Schwartz (Atco)-1 (80) 81 — SEA OF LOVE –•– Del Shannon (Network)-1 (81) 88 — KEEPING OUR LOVE ALIVE –•– The Henry Paul Band (Atlantic)-1 (88) 90 — CLOSER TO THE HEART (Live Version) –•– Rush (Mercury)-1 (90) 92 — A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (92) 93 — EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE –•– Patti Austin (Qwest)-1 (93) 94 — CHARIOTS OF FIRE – TITLES –•– Vangelis (Polydor)-1 (94)