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Subject: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: Bab2781 on 09/14/17 at 9:17 am

1981

Phil Collins
In The Air Tonight

Hall & Oates
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

The Rolling Stones
Start Me Up

Journey
Don't Stop Believin'

Rick James
Super Freak

Grover Washington, Jr.
Just The Two Of Us

Christopher Cross
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)

Rick Springfield
Jessie's Girl

Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Groove

Squeeze
Tempted








Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: annimal on 09/14/17 at 10:52 am

I don't believe it

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: Bab2781 on 09/14/17 at 12:13 pm

Believe What?

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: Doc Brown on 09/14/17 at 3:39 pm

Good list, with a few substitutions:

The Rolling Stones                    Police
          Start Me Up                  Spirits In The Material World

Rick James      Rod Stewart
Super Freak      Young Turks

Squeeze            Duran Duran
  Tempted          Girls On Film

Your Pal,
Doc

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Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: annimal on 09/14/17 at 4:09 pm


I don't believe it


still going like am energizer battery

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: #Infinity on 09/16/17 at 1:41 am

Looking back, 1981 was absolutely packed with classic songs. I left it off my "golden age of 80s music" period because it wasn't as strong a time for music in the United States as it was in Great Britain, due to a lot of fairly middling Gen-Jones songs dominating the charts that year. Not to mention, it was not the best year for full albums, either. Regardless, I'm able to compile a top 50 for the year:

1. Romeo and Juliet / Dire Straits
2. The Land of Make Believe / Bucks Fizz
3. The Visitors / ABBA
4. Sat in Your Lap / Kate Bush
5. Don't Stop Believin' / Journey
6. Bette Davis Eyes / Kim Carnes
7. Promises in the Dark / Pat Benatar
8. The River / Bruce Springsteen
9. Controversy / Prince
10. Waiting for a Girl Like You / Foreigner

11. Rapture / Blondie
12. Don't You Want Me / The Human League
13. Souvenir / Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark
14. Go Wild in the Country / Bow Wow Wow
15. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) / Christopher Cross
16. Our Lips Are Sealed / The Go-Go's
17. Ghost Town / The Specials
18. Cambodia / Kim Wilde
19. You Make My Dreams / Darryl Hall & John Oates
20. Trouble / Lindsey Buckingham
21. One in Ten / UB40
22. Computer Love / Kraftwerk
23. Tom Sawyer / Rush
24. Chevy Nights / Survivor
25. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic / The Police
26. Mirror Mirror / Dollar
27. Girls on Film / Duran Duran
28. Centerfold / The J. Geils Band
29. In the Air Tonight / Phil Collins
30. Just Can't Get Enough / Depeche Mode
31. Under Pressure / David Bowie & Queen
32. Under Your Thumb / Godly & Creme
33. Lust to Love / The Go-Go's
34. Love Is Alright Tonite / Rick Springfield
35. Time out of Mind / Steely Dan
36. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) / Darryl Hall & John Oates
37. Poor Man's Son / Survivor
38. Lay All Your Love On Me / ABBA
39. America / Neil Diamond
40. Ai No Corrida / Quincy Jones
41. Shake It Up / The Cars
42. Wordy Rappinghood / Tom Tom Club
43. Keep On Loving You / REO Speedwagon
44. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye / Soft Cell
45. New Life / Depeche Mode
46. Wired for Sound / Cliff Richard
47. Young Turks / Rod Stewart
48. Labelled with Love / Squeeze
49. Being with You / Smokey Robinson
50. Too Much Time on My Hands / Styx

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: annimal on 09/16/17 at 9:04 pm

STYX!

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: robby76 on 09/22/17 at 4:18 am

Some of these were released in 1980 but here goes...

Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
Physical - Olivia Newton John
Endless Love - Diana Ross / Lionel Richie
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Theme from Greatest American Hero - Joey Scarbury
Every Woman In The World - Air Supply
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Land of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz
Just Once - James Ingram
Modern Girl - Sheena Easton
Time is Time - Andy Gibb
Lately - Stevie Wonder


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Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1981)

Written By: dbutler69 on 09/22/17 at 8:40 am

Yes, another classic year for music.

1 The Human League - Don't You Want Me
2 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
3 ABBA - Waterloo
4 Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me
5 Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
6 New Order - Ceremony
7 The Police - Spirits in the Material World
8 The Human League - Love Action (I Believe in Love)
9 Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark - Souvenir
10 Ultravox - Vienna

11 Duran Duran - Planet Earth
12 Balance - Breaking Away
13 Depeche Mode - New Life
14 Duran Duran - Girls on Film
15 Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
16 New Order - Procession
17 New Order - Everything's Gone Green
18 The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
19 R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
20 Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
21 U2 - Gloria
22 Blondie - Rapture
23 The Specials - Ghost Town
24 ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me
25 The Human League - The Sound of the Crowd

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