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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 1, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 1st, 1981.

Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here.

Make sure to also check the 1981’s Top 40 Singles here.

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 3 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-19 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-12 (1)
3 4 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-13 (3)
4 6 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-8 (4)
5 5 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-12 (5)
6 7 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-10 (6)
7 2 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-19 (1)
8 9 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-11 (8)
9 10 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-11 (9)
10 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-10 (10)

11 8 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-14 (5)
12 13 GEMINI DREAM –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (12)
13 16 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-6 (13)
14 24 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-4 (14)
15 17 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-16 (15)
16 19 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (16)
17 25 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (17)
18 20 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-12 (18)
19 21 SWEET BABY –•– Stanley Clarke/George Duke (Epic)-14 (19)
20 23 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-10 (20)

21 11 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-11 (2)
22 27 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-5 (22)
23 28 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-10 (23)
24 26 DON’T LET HIM GO –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (24)
25 12 MEDLEY: INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE MY CAR/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/NOWHERE MAN/YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/STARS ON 45 –•– Stars On 45 (Radio Records)-17 (1)
26 18 MODERN GIRL –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (18)
27 29 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-10 (27)
28 34 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-5 (28)
29 15 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-22 (4)
30 56 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-3 (30)

31 44 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-3 (31)
32 33 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-12 (32)
33 37 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-10 (33)
34 45 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-4 (34)
35 39 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-9 (35)
36 42 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-7 (36)
37 41 DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-7 (37)
38 57 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-2 (38)
39 49 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 50 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 22 SEVEN YEAR ACHE –•– Rosanne Cash (Columbia)-15 (22)
43 30 THIS LITTLE GIRL –•– Gary U.S. Bonds (EMI-America)-15 (11)
51 32 AMERICA –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-15 (8)
55 35 I LOVE YOU –•– The Climax Blues Band (Warner Brothers)-24 (12)
56 36 SUKIYAKI –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol)-22 (3)
57 38 STRONGER THAN BEFORE –•– Carole Bayer Sager (Boardwalk)-12 (30)
58 40 GIVE IT TO ME BABY –•– Rick James (Gordy)-10 (40)
60 31 WINNING –•– Santana (Columbia)-17 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-6 (41)
44 46 TOM SAWYER –•– Rush (Mercury)-9 (44)
45 51 NIGHTWALKER –•– Gino Vanelli (Arista)-5 (45)
46 67 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-2 (46)
47 52 FLY AWAY –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-7 (47)
48 54 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-6 (48)
49 61 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-4 (49)
50 65 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-2 (50)

DEBUTS

71 — I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-1 (71)
82 — A WOMAN IN LOVE (It’s Not Me) –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-1 (82)
83 — TEMPTED –•– Squeeze (A&M)-1 (83)
85 — THE SENSITIVE KIND –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (85)
86 — WE CAN GET TOGETHER –•– Icehouse (Chysalis)-1 (86)
88 — WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-1 (88)

Due to the introduction of the cable station, MTV, new entries will begin a more diversified genre of pop/rock music in the months to come.

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