US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 8, 1981

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

1 1 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-20 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 14 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-5 (2)
3 3 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-14 (3)
4 4 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-9 (4)
5 5 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-13 (5)
6 6 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-11 (6)
7 8 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-12 (7)
8 9 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-12 (8)
9 10 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-11 (9)
10 2 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (1)

11 13 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-7 (11)
12 7 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-20 (1)
13 11 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (5)
14 17 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (14)
15 15 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-17 (15)
16 16 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (16)
17 20 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-11 (17)
18 18 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-13 (18)
19 19 SWEET BABY –•– Stanley Clarke/George Duke (Epic)-15 (19)
20 22 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-6 (20)

21 23 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-11 (21)
22 30 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-4 (22)
23 28 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-6 (23)
24 24 DON’T LET HIM GO –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-9 (24)
25 38 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-3 (25)
26 31 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-4 (26)
27 27 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-11 (27)
28 12 GEMINI DREAM –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (12)
29 39 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-6 (29)
30 35 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-10 (30)

31 32 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-13 (31)
32 34 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-5 (32)
33 33 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-11 (33)
34 36 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-8 (34)
35 37 DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-8 (35)
36 40 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-6 (36)
37 41 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-7 (37)
38 50 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-3 (38)
39 46 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-3 (39)
40 49 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 21 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-12 (2)
44 25 MEDLEY: INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE MY CAR/
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BETTER/NOWHERE MAN/YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/STARS ON 45 –•– Stars On 45 (Radio Records)-18 (1)
49 26 MODERN GIRL –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-14 (18)
50 29 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-23 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 NIGHTWALKER –•– Gino Vanelli (Arista)-6 (41)
43 47 FLY AWAY –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-8 (43)
45 62 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-3 (45)
46 53 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-5 (46)
47 48 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-7 (47)
48 52 STRANGER –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-5 (48)

DEBUTS

56 — THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (56)
72 — DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-1 (72)
74 — SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-1 (74)
79 — STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-1 (79)
82 — IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-1 (82)
83 — A HEART IN NEW YORK –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (83)
84 — FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Michael Stanley Band (EMI-America)-1 (84)
85 — IT’S JUST THE SUN –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-1 (85)
86 — JUST LIKE PARADISE –•– Larry John McNally (ARC)-1 (86)
87 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– Bernadette Peters (MCA)-1 (87)
88 — SHAKE IT UP TONIGHT –•– Cheryl Lynn (Columbia)-1 (88)
89 — HOLD TIGHT –•– Change (Atlantic)-1 (89)
90 — THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE –•– Nielsen/Pearson (Capitol)-1 (90)