US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 26, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 26th, 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. olivia-newtonjohn-physical-1981-5 olivia-newtonjohn-physical-mca Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (week ending 2nd January, 1982). The next new chart was dated 9th January, 1982 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 1 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-13 (6 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-12 (2) 3 3 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-13 (3) 4 6 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-7 (4) 5 5 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (5) 6 8 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-11 (6) 7 7 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-11 (7) 8 10 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-10 (8) 9 9 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-9 (9) 10 11 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-10 (10) 11 23 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-8 (11) 12 13 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8 (12) 13 14 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 (13) 14 15 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-10 (14) 15 16 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-11 (15) 16 21 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-9 (16) 17 18 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11 (17) 18 19 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-8 (18) 19 4 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-14 (4) 20 12 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-14 (3) 21 25 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-7 (21) 22 17 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-14 (5) 23 27 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-10 (23) 24 28 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-6 (24) 25 26 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-16 (25) 26 30 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (26) 27 20 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-18 (20) 28 32 SHE’S GOT A WAY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (28) 29 22 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-14 (22) 30 34 COME GO WITH ME –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-6 (30) 31 33 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-8 (31) 32 40 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-5 (32) 33 37 LEADER OF THE BAND –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-5 (33) 34 24 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (24) 35 41 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-4 (35) 36 38 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-9 (36) 37 39 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-9 (37) 38 29 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-18 (1) 39 31 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-19 (2) 40 49 LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-4 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 43 35 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-12 (15) 45 36 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-20 (1) POWER PLAYS 41 44 WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-7 (41) 42 53 SWEET DREAMS –•– Air Supply (Arista)-3 (42) 44 48 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE –•– Alabama (RCA)-7 (44) 46 50 IF I WERE YOU –•– Lulu (Alfa)-6 (46) 47 51 KEY LARGO –•– Bertie Higgins (Kat Family)-7 (47) 48 52 LET ME LOVE YOU ONCE –•– Greg Lake (Chrysalis)-6 (48) DEBUTS 71 — ABACAB –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-1 (71) 80 — SOUTHERN PACIFIC –•– Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Reprise)-1 (80) 82 — THROUGH THE YEARS –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-1 (82) 83 — CRAZY (Keep On Falling) –•– The John Hall Band (EMI-America)-1 (83) 85 — TONIGHT TONIGHT –•– Bill Champlin (Elektra)-1 (85) 91 — CAN’T HOLD BACK (Your Loving) –•– Kano (Mirage)-1 (91)