US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 19, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 19th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. Make sure to also check the 1981’s Top 40 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)-12 (5 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (2) 3 5 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-12 (3) 4 4 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (4) 5 6 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-10 (5) 6 13 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (6) 7 8 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-10 (7) 8 9 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-10 (8) 9 10 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (9) 10 11 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-9 (10) 11 12 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-9 (11) 12 3 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-13 (3) 13 14 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (13) 14 15 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (14) 15 16 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-9 (15) 16 17 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-10 (16) 17 7 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (5) 18 19 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (18) 19 21 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-7 (19) 20 20 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-17 (20) 21 23 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-8 (21) 22 22 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-13 (22) 23 25 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-7 (23) 24 24 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (24) 25 27 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-6 (25) 26 28 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-15 (26) 27 30 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-9 (27) 28 32 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-5 (28) 29 18 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-17 (1) 30 36 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (30) 31 28 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-18 (2) 32 37 SHE’S GOT A WAY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (32) 33 35 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-7 (33) 34 41 COME GO WITH ME –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-5 (34) 35 29 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (15) 36 31 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-19 (1) 37 53 LEADER OF THE BAND –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-4 (37) 38 40 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-8 (38) 39 42 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-8 (39) 40 48 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-4 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 42 34 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-13 (29) 43 38 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-7 (38) 45 33 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-10 (33) 46 39 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-15 (5) POWER PLAYS 41 49 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-3 (41) 44 50 WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-6 (44) 48 56 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE –•– Alabama (RCA)-6 (48) 49 60 LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-3 (49) 50 59 IF I WERE YOU –•– Lulu (Alfa)-5 (50) DEBUTS 76 — SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (76) 79 — FEEL LIKE A NUMBER –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-1 (79) 82 — THOSE GOOD OLD DREAMS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (82) 83 — ONE HUNDRED WAYS –•– Quncy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-1 (83) 87 — LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK –•– Donnie Iris (MCA)-1 (87) 96 — IT’S MY PARTY –•– Dave Stwart and Barbara Gaskin (Platinum)-1 (96)