US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending October 3, 1981

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-13 (8 weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-8 (2)
3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-11 (3)
4 6 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-12 (4)
5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-15 (5)
6 2 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-19 (6)
7 8 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-11 (8)
8 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-14 (4)
9 10 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (9)
10 11 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-11 (10)

11 14 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-11 (11)
12 13 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 18 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (13)
14 17 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-7 (14)
15 16 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (15)
16 9 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-16 (8)
17 19 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-5 (17)
18 24 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-6 (18)
19 21 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-10 (19)
20 20 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-9 (20)

21 23 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-9 (21)
22 22 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-13 (22)
23 26 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-7 (23)
24 27 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-10 (24)
25 30 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-8 (25)
26 31 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-4 (26)
27 12 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-19 (4)
28 33 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-8 (28)
29 35 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-7 (29)
30 40 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (31)

31 15 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-28 (1)
32 25 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-22 (2)
33 34 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-11 (33)
34 28 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-9 (28)
35 29 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-14 (13)
36 42 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-7 (36)
37 54 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-2 (37)
38 32 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-19 (15)
39 36 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-14 (16)
40 44 BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-8 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 37 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-12 (17)
47 38 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 (36)
53 39 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-6 (42)
43 60 ATLANTA LADY (Something About Your Love) –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-3 (43)
44 66 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-2 (44)
45 51 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-6 (45)
46 46 LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY –•– Aretha Franklin and George Benson (Arista)-6 (46)
48 52 HEAVY METAL (Takin’ a Ride) –•– Don Felder (Full Moon)-11 (48)
49 63 HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-2 (49)
50 58 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Devo (Full Moon)-5 (50)

DEBUTS

66 — PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (66)
71 — PROMISES IN THE DARK –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-1 (71)
82 — I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU –•– Chris Christian (Boardwalk)-1 (82)
83 — LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-1 (83)
84 — A LUCKY GUY –•– Ricki Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
85 — LEILA –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
86 — FIRE IN THE SKY –•– The Dirt Band (Liberty)-1 (86)
89 — MAGIC POWER –•– Triumph (RCA)-1 (89)

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