Hits of 1981

Aug 28, 2003 12:00 PM

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Kim Carnes’ “Bettte Davis Eyes” hit Billboard’s Number One spot in May 1981, and hovered around that position for nine weeks. The following songs are the top hits from that year, from the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition by Joel Whitburn, Billboard Books, 2000.

DATESONG HIT #1

SONG
TITLE

ARTIST

1/31

The Tide Is High

Blondie

2/07

Celebration

Kool & The Gang

2/21

9 To 5

Dolly Parton

2/28

I Love a Rainy Night

Eddie Rabbitt

3/21

Keep On Loving You

REO Speedwagon

3/28

Rapture

Blondie

4/11

Kiss On My List

Daryl Hall &John Oates

5/02

Morning Train (Nine To Five)

Sheena Easton

5/16

Bette Davis Eyes

Kim Carnes

6/20

Medley: Intro “Venus”

Stars on 45

7/25

The One that You Love

Air Supply

8/01

Jessie’s Girl

Rick Springfield

8/15

Endless Love

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

10/17

Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)

Christopher Cross

11/07

Private Eyes

Daryl Hall &John Oates

11/21

Physical

Oliva Newton-John






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