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Top 20 Songs of 1981 - Do you remember them?

Here are the top 20 songs of 1981....

Any good memories to share?

1. Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
2. Endless Love, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
3. Lady, Kenny Rogers
4. (Just Like) Starting Over, John Lennon
5. Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield
6. Celebration, Kool and The Gang
7. Kiss On My List, Daryl Hall and John Oates
8. I Love a Rainy Night, Eddie Rabbitt
9. 9 to 5, Dolly Parton
10. Keep On Loving You, REO Speedwagon
11. Theme from "Greatest American Hero", Joey Scarbury
12. Morning Train (Nine to Five), Sheena Easton
13. Being With You, Smokey Robinson
14. QUEEN OF HEARTS, Juice Newton
15. Rapture, Blondie
16. A Woman Needs Love, Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio
17. The Tide Is High, Blondie
18. Just the Two of Us, Grover Washington Jr.
19. Slow Hand, Pointer Sisters
20. I Love You, Climax Blues Band
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5. Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield

OMG! Of all years you had to pick! This one is a little embarrassing that I am actually blushing about. I was dating a boy in high school and his friend would sing this song about us. I was "Jessie's Girl". He would always say, "I wish that I had Jessie's Girl"! I did not have ANY feelings toward his friend at all! My boyfriend and I broke up twice. We were apart for awhile and still had no interest in his friend.

Wellll... His friend didn't give up and I eventually I ended up with him, we dated awhile and he is the father of my 2 children and of course grandfather of my 3 grandchildren. I guess he finally got "Jessie's Girl". We have not been together in nearly 20 years but remain very good friends and do stay in touch, of course, we still have a family!

The father of my kids and I still remained friends with my first boyfriend and then he used the theme song, "My Best Friend's Girlfriend (she use to be mine)" by The Cars. We still talk with him now. It was not a serious relationship anyway, we were just kids!
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I was 6 in 1981 so at the time I don't remember what was hot or not..but In high school senior year in 1993(gosh seems like yesterday!!!) I remember hearing #20 "I love you-climax blues band" on the radio that spring of 93,and It reminds me of the girl I was dating,she was the hottest girl in school,and I never thought about asking her out,but one day after school she asked me out!! we dated that spring went to the prom and all that,turns out she was just using me to make her ex jealous..of course I did not mind being used at all though! funny how a song can make the memories come flooding back!

All the other songs I still hear on a regular basis from the radio station I listen too,funny how the songs that are "oldies" now are from the 80's. Oldies to me use to be the 60's and 70's!
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Yep! I remember why I quit listening to commercial broadcast radio around that time!

Of that list, "Jessie's Girl" & "Theme to the Greatest American Hero" are the only ones I really liked/like; the second one because that is one of my all time favorite TV shows.

Thank God for the bargain record/cd bin at the record store! That's where the good music was ( and still is) IMHO.
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Like gabulldawg I was only 6, but I remember my parents listening to that music, and my neighbor girl who was I think 4-5 years older loved Jessie's Girl.
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A few of em, I will after find out what the biggest UK songs were
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Well i LOVED em. I have great memories from school and hanging out at the pool with friends while our Boom Boxes played the tunes.....
Those were some great ones!
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These were all the #1 songs of 1981 in the UK, this that had charted in the US are in the furthest column to the right.

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Month	Artist	Title	       Weeks@No.1                 US Postion 
Jan	JOHN LENNON 	IMAGINE	4	                    Na
Feb	JOHN LENNON 	WOMEN	            2	                    2
Feb	JOE DOLCE 	SHADDUP YOU FACE	3	         53
Mar	ROXY MUSIC 	JEALOUS GUY 	2	                    Na
Mar	SHAKIN STEVENS 	THIS OLE HOUSE	4        Na
Apr	BUCKS FIZZ 	MAKING YOUR MIND UP	3	Na
May	ADAM AND THE ANTS	STAND AND DELIVER	5	Na
Jun	SMOKEY ROBINSON 	BEING WITH YOU	2	2
Jun	MICHAEL JACKSON 	ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE	2	55
Jul	THE SPECIALS 	GHOST TOWN 	3	Na
Aug	SHAKIN STEVENS 	GREEN DOOR 	4	Na
Aug	ANEKA	JAPANESE BOY 	1	Na
Sep	SOFT CELL 	TAINTED LOVE 	2	8
Sep	ADAM AND YHE ANTS	PRINCE CHARMING 	4	Na
Oct	DAVE STEWART & BARBARA GASKIN	ITS MY PARTY	4	72
Nov	POLICE	EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC	1	3
Nov	QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE	UNDER PRESSURE 	2	29
Dec	JULIO IGLESIAS 	BEGIN THE BEGUINE	1	Na
Dec	HUMAN LEAGUE 	DON`T YOU WANT ME	5	1
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These were all the #1 songs of 1981 in the UK, this that had charted in the US are in the furthest column to the right.

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Month    Artist    Title           Weeks@No.1                 US Postion 
Jan    JOHN LENNON     IMAGINE    4                        Na
Feb    JOHN LENNON     WOMEN                2                        2
Feb    JOE DOLCE     SHADDUP YOU FACE    3             53
Mar    ROXY MUSIC     JEALOUS GUY     2                        Na
Mar    SHAKIN STEVENS     THIS OLE HOUSE    4        Na
Apr    BUCKS FIZZ     MAKING YOUR MIND UP    3    Na
May    ADAM AND THE ANTS    STAND AND DELIVER    5    Na
Jun    SMOKEY ROBINSON     BEING WITH YOU    2    2
Jun    MICHAEL JACKSON     ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE    2    55
Jul    THE SPECIALS     GHOST TOWN     3    Na
Aug    SHAKIN STEVENS     GREEN DOOR     4    Na
Aug    ANEKA    JAPANESE BOY     1    Na
Sep    SOFT CELL     TAINTED LOVE     2    8
Sep    ADAM AND YHE ANTS    PRINCE CHARMING     4    Na
Oct    DAVE STEWART & BARBARA GASKIN    ITS MY PARTY    4    72
Nov    POLICE    EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC    1    3
Nov    QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE    UNDER PRESSURE     2    29
Dec    JULIO IGLESIAS     BEGIN THE BEGUINE    1    Na
Dec    HUMAN LEAGUE     DON`T YOU WANT ME    5    1
I was just thinking about John Lennon's passing at the time. It's good to see his song Imagine taking the top spot! I loved his last album he put out. Sad that he's gone.
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