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Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981


Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart for 1981. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article "Billboard Hot 100".


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" (Believe It or Not) - 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 (Just Like You Do) - 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 - The Climax Blues Band

21. Woman - John Lennon

22. Sukiyaki - A Taste Of Honey

23. The Winner Takes It All - Abba

24. More Stars - Stars On 45

25. Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton

26. Love On the Rocks - Neil Diamond

27. Every Woman In the World - Air Supply

28. The One That You Love - Air Supply

29. Guilty - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb

30. The Best of Times - Styx

31. Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys

32. Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon

33. (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

34. Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli

35. Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand

36. Boy from New York City - Manhattan Transfer

37. Urgent - Foreigner

38. Passion - Rod Stewart

39. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores

40. Crying - Don Mclean

41. Hearts - Marty Balin

42. It's My Turn - Diana Ross

43. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall and John Oates

44. I Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers

45. How 'Bout Us - Champaign

46. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

47. The Break Up Song - The Greg Kihn Band

48. Time - Alan Parsons Project

49. Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen

50. Sweetheart - Franke and The Knockouts

51. Somebody's Knockin' - Terri Gibbs

52. More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer

53. Together - Tierra

54. Too Much Time On My Hands - Styx

55. What Are We Doin' In Love - Dottie West

56. Who's Crying Now - Journey

57. De Do Do Do, de Da Da Da - The Police

58. This Little Girl - Gary "U.S." Bonds

59. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

60. Giving It Up for Your Love - Delbert McClinton

61. A Little in Love - Cliff Richard

62. America - Neil Diamond

63. Ain't Even Done With the Night - John Cougar

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

65. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

66. Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project

67. I Can't Stand It - Eric Clapton

68. While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood

69. Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder

70. Hello Again - Neil Diamond

71. Don't Stand So Close to Me - The Police

72. Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

73. I Ain't Gonna Stand for It - Stevie Wonder

74. All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

75. Step By Step - Eddie Rabbitt

76. The Stroke - Billy Squier

77. Feels So Right - Alabama

78. Sweet Baby - Stanley Clarke and George Duke

79. Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg

80. Cool Love - Pablo Cruise

81. Hold On Tight - ELO

82. It's Now Or Never - John Schneider

83. Treat Me Right - Pat Benatar

84. Winning - Santana

85. What Kind of Fool - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb

86. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon

87. Tell It Like It Is - Heart

88. Smoky Mountain Rain - Ronnie Milsap

89. I Made It Through the Rain - Barry Manilow

90. You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Daryl Hall and John Oates

91. Suddenly - Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard

92. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

93. Beach Boys Medley - The Beach Boys

94. Whip It - Devo

95. Modern Girl - Sheena Easton

96. Really Want To Know You - Gary Wright

97. Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash

98. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

99. Miss Sun - Boz Scaggs

100. Time Is Time - Andy Gibb

NOTE: We do NOT sell compilations of any of these songs, nor are we aware of anyone who makes even a Top 25 compilation of each year. However, many of the songs are available from iTunes. A link is provided for those songs so you can order them through the iTunes Store if desired.