US Top 40 Singles For Week Ending December 27, 1980

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Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (For 3rd January, 1981). The next new chart was dated 10th January, 1981

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

1 3 (Just Like) STARTING OVER –•– John Lennon (Geffen)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 MORE THAN I CAN SAY –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-14 (2)
3 4 LOVE ON THE ROCKS –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-9 (3)
4 1 LADY –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-13 (1)
5 6 HUNGRY HEART –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-8 (5)
6 10 EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD –•– Air Supply (Arista)-10 (6)
7 8 GUILTY –•– Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 11 THE TIDE IS HIGH –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-7 (8)
9 9 HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-13 (9)
10 12 TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Heart (Epic)-6 (10)

11 16 PASSION –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-6 (11)
12 14 DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA –•– The Police (A&M)-10 (12)
13 5 MASTER BLASTER (Jammin’) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (5)
14 7 ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST –•– Queen (Elektra)-20 (1)
15 17 IT’S MY TURN –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (15)
16 22 I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6 (16)
17 20 CELEBRATION –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (17)
18 19 EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME –•– The Korgis (Asylum)-12 (18)
19 26 I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-8 (19)
20 27 HEY NINETEEN –•– Steely Dan (MCA)-5 (20)

21 29 TIME IS TIME –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-6 (21)
22 13 WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-17 (1)
23 25 SUDDENLY –•– Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard (MCA)-10 (23)
24 24 I BELIEVE IN YOU –•– Don Williams (MCA)-14 (24)
25 15 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-14 (12)
26 28 ONE STEP CLOSER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (26)
27 18 WHIP IT –•– Devo (Warner Brothers)-18 (14)
28 38 GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE –•– Delbert McClinton (Capitol)-4 (28)
29 33 TOGETHER –•– Tierra (Boardwalk)-8 (29)
30 45 MISS SUN –•– Boz Scaggs (with Lisa Dal Bello) (Columbia)-5 (30)

31 31 NEVER BE THE SAME –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-12 (15)
32 21 THEME FROM “THE DUKES OF HAZZARD” (Good Ol’ Boys) –•– Waylon (RCA)-16 (21)
33 39 9 TO 5 –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-5 (33)
34 30 I’M COMING OUT –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (5)
35 34 GIRLS CAN GET IT –•– Dr. Hook (Casablanca)-9 (34)
36 44 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (36)
37 59 SAME OLD LANG SYNE –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-3 (37)
38 23 SEQUEL –•– Harry Chapin (Boardwalk)-9 (23)
39 53 KEEP ON LOVING YOU –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-5 (39)
40 46 KILLIN’ TIME –•– Fred Knoblock and Susan Anton (Scotti Brothers)-6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

57 32 THIS TIME –•– John Cougar (Riva)-14 (27)
58 35 DREAMING –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-16 (10)
59 36 DEEP INSIDE MY HEART –•– Randy Meisner (Epic)-11 (22)
60 37 THE WANDERER –•– Donna Summer (Geffen)-15 (3)
63 40 HE’S SO SHY –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-23 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 54 COLD LOVE –•– Donna Summer (Geffen)-5 (41)
42 43 TURN AND WALK AWAY –•– The Babys (Chrysalis)-7 (42)
43 47 HE CAN’T LOVE YOU –•– The Michael Stanley Band (EMI-America)-6 (43)
44 52 NEED YOUR LOVING TONIGHT –•– Queen (Elektra)-5 (44)
45 51 MY MOTHER’S EYES –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (45)
46 50 SHINE ON –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-7 (46)
47 49 GOTTA HAVE MORE LOVE –•– The Climax Blues Band (Warner Brothers)-7 (47)
48 48 YOU –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-6 (48)
49 55 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ –•– Teena Marie (Gordy)-6 (49)
50 57 SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAIN –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS

81 — UNITED TOGETHER –•– Aretha Franklin (Arista)-1 (81)
82 — MERRY CHRISTMAS IN THE NFL –•– Willis “The Guard” and Vigorish (Handshake)-1 (82)
83 — (Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY –•– The Outlaws (Arista)-1 (83)
88 — DON’T WANT NO-BODY –•– J.D. Drews (Unicorn)-1 (88)
90 — GOT TO ROCK ON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-1 (90)

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