US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending September 5, 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)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-15 (4)
3 4 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-7 (3)
4 8 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 7 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-11 (5)
6 6 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-15 (6)
7 10 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (7)
8 9 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (8)
9 5 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-24 (1)
10 3 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-18 (2)

11 11 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-13 (3)
12 16 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-7 (12)
13 15 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-10 (13)
14 12 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-16 (7)
15 17 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-15 (15)
16 18 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-10 (16)
17 19 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-8 (17)
18 21 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-7 (18)
19 24 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-7 (19)
20 22 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-14 (20)

21 23 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-9 (21)
22 25 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (22)
23 29 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-7 (23)
24 31 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-4 (24)
25 30 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-6 (25)
26 28 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-12 (26)
27 13 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-16 (8)
28 34 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-5 (28)
29 35 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (29)
30 33 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-9 (30)

31 14 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-17 (5)
32 36 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-5 (32)
33 43 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-5 (33)
34 20 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-15 (14)
35 26 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-9 (26)
36 42 CHLOE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-7 (36)
37 39 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-7 (37)
38 41 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (38)
39 40 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-11 (39)
40 48 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-3 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 27 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-10 (27)
53 32 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-11 (32)
59 37 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-15 (19)
62 38 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-17 (17)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-7 (42)
43 65 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-3 (43)
44 51 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-6 (44)
45 49 I’M IN LOVE –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-7 (45)
46 50 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-5 (46)
47 — SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-1 (47)
48 55 BACKFIRED –•– Debbie Harry (Chrysalis)-4 (48)
49 60 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-4 (49)
50 66 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-4 (50)

DEBUTS

47 — SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-1 (47)
79 — JUST BE MY LADY –•– Larry Graham (Warner Brothers)-1 (79)
84 — MAGIC MAN –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-1 (84)
87 — WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Devo (Full Moon)-1 (87)

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