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1980's Top 20 charts

January 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Imagine John Lennon
2   Antmusic Adam & the Ants
3   Happy Xmas (War is over) John & Yoko & the Plastic Ono Band
4   (Just like) Starting over John Lennon
5   Stop the cavalry Jona Lewis
6   Do nothing / Maggie's farm Specials
7   Flash Queen
8   De do do do, de da da da Police
9   Woman John Lennon
10   Too nice to talk to Beat
11   There's no one quite like grandma St.Winifred's School Choir
12   In the air tonight Phil Collins
13   I am the beat Look
14   Rabbit Chas & Dave
15   Embarrasment Madness
16   Super trouper Abba
17   Don't stop the music Yarbrough & Peoples
18   Lies / Don't drive my car Status Quo
19   Runaway boys Stray Cats
20   I ain't gonna stand for it Stevie Wonder

 

February 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Woman John Lennon
2   Vienna Ultravox
3   In the air tonight Phil Collins
4   I surrender Rainbow
5   Shaddup you face Joe Dolce Music Thatre
6   Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
7   Oldest swinger in town Fred Wedlock
8   Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits
9   Rapture Blondie
10   Imagine John Lennon
11   Fade to grey Visage
12   Antmusic Adam & the Ants
13   Rock this town Stray Cats
14   Don't stop the music Yarbrough & Peoples
15   We'll bring the house down Slade
16   St.Valentine's day massacre E.P. Motorhead & Girlschool
17   (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
18   Young parisians Adam & the Ants
19   Message of love Pretenders
20   Jeaous guy Roxy Music

 

March 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Jeaous guy Roxy Music
2   King of the wild frontier Adam & the Ants
3   (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
4   Vienna Ultravox
5   Kids in America Kim Wilde
6   This ole house Shakin' Stevens
7   Shaddup you face Joe Dolce Music Thatre
8   Four from Toyah E.P. Toyah
9   Reward Teardrop Explodes
10   Southern Freeez Freeez
11   St.Valentine's day massacre E.P. Motorhead & Girlschool
12   Something 'bout you baby I like Status Quo
13   You better you bet Who
14   I surrender Rainbow
15   Once in a lifetime Talking Heads
16   Lately Stevie Wonder
17   Star Kiki Dee
18   Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
19   (Somobody) Help me out Beggar & Co
20   I missed again Phil Collins

 

April 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   This ole house Shakin' Stevens
2   Making your mind up Bucks Fizz
3   Lately Stevie Wonder
4   Einstein a go-go Landscape
5   Kids in America Kim Wilde
6   Intution Linx
7   It's a love thing Whispers
8   Chi Mai (Theme from "The life and times of David Lloyd George") Ennio Morricone
9   Good thing going (We've got a good thing going) Sugar Minott
10   Capstick comes home / The Sheffield grinder Tony Capstick
11   Night games Graham Bonnet
12   Can you feel it Jacksons
13   D-Days Hazel O'Connor
14   Four from Toyah E.P. Toyah
15   Attention to me Nolans
16   Jeaous guy Roxy Music
17   (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
18   Just a feeling Bad Manners
19   Mind of a toy Visage
20   And the bands played on Saxon

 

May 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Stars on 45 Starsound
2   Stand and deliver Adam & the Ants
3   You drive me crazy Shakin' Stevens
4   Grey day Madness
5   Chi Mai (Theme from "The life and times of David Lloyd George") Ennio Morricone
6   Making your mind up Bucks Fizz
7   Chequered love Kim Wilde
8   Ossie's dream (Spurs are on their way to heaven) Tottenham Hotspur F.A. Cup Final Squad
9   Swords of a thousand men Ten Pole Tudor
10   Keep on loving you REO Speedwagon
11   Good thing going (We've got a good thing going) Sugar Minott
12   Can you feel it Jacksons
13   Attention to me Nolans
14   Musclebound / Glow Spandau Ballet
15   Stray Cats strat Stray Cats
16   Only crying Keith Marshall
17   Night games Graham Bonnet
18   Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes
19   I want to be free Toyah
20   It's a love thing Whispers

 

June 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Being with you Smokey Robinson
2   One day in your life Michael Jackson
3   More than in love Kate Robbins & Beyond
4   How 'bout us Champaign
5   Stand and deliver Adam & the Ants
6   You drive me crazy Shakin' Stevens
7   Will you Hazel O'Connor
8   Going back to my roots Odyssey
9   Funeral pyre Jam
10   I want to be free Toyah
11   Teddy bear Red Sovine
12   All stood still Ultravox
13   Ain't no stoppin' Enigma
14   Stars on 45 Starsound
15   Swords of a thousand men Ten Pole Tudor
16   Chequered love Kim Wilde
17   Memory Elain Paige
18   Chariots of fire - titles Vangelis
19   Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes
20   Ghost town Specials

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