US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending September 12, 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)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-16 (4)
3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-8 (3)
4 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-12 (5)
6 6 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-16 (6)
7 7 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 8 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (8)
9 24 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-5 (9)
10 12 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-8 (10)

11 9 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-25 (1)
12 10 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-19 (2)
13 13 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-11 (13)
14 18 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-8 (14)
15 15 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-16 (15)
16 16 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-11 (16)
17 17 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-9 (17)
18 19 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-8 (18)
19 29 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (19)
20 20 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-15 (20)

21 21 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-10 (21)
22 22 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (22)
23 23 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-8 (23)
24 25 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-7 (24)
25 28 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-6 (25)
26 26 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-13 (26)
27 30 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-10 (27)
28 40 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-4 (28)
29 33 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-6 (29)
30 32 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-6 (30)

31 11 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-14 (3)
32 47 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-2 (32)
33 37 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-8 (33)
34 54 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-3 (34)
35 36 CHLOE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (35)
36 43 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-4 (36)
37 38 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (37)
38 42 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-8 (38)
39 44 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-7 (39)
40 45 I’M IN LOVE –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-8 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

46 14 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-17 (7)
47 27 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-17 (8)
53 31 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-18 (5)
59 34 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-16 (14)
60 35 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-10 (26)
67 39 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-12 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-5 (41)
42 46 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-6 (42)
43 50 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-5 (43)
44 48 BACKFIRED –•– Debbie Harry (Chrysalis)-5 (44)
45 58 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-3 (45)
48 64 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-4 (48)
49 51 TEMPTED –•– Squeeze (A&M)-7 (49)
50 52 SQUARE BIZ –•– Teena Marie (Gordy)-8 (50)

DEBUTS

61 — TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (61)
70 — SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (70)
82 — STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-1 (82)
83 — YOU SAVED MY SOUL –•– Burton Cummings (Alfa)-1 (83)
85 — IN THE DARK –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — SAUSALITO SUMMERNIGHT –•– Diesel (Regency)-1 (86)
88 — (Want You) BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (88)
89 — YOU’VE GOT A GOOD LOVE COMING –•– Van Stephenson (Handshake)-1 (89)
90 — STAY AWAKE –•– Ronnie Laws (Liberty)-1 (90)
91 — LET’S DANCE (Make Your Body Move) –•– The West Street Mob (Sugar Hill)-1 (91)

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