US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending September 26, 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)-12 (7 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-18 (6)
3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-10 (3)
4 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-13 (4)
5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-14 (5)
6 6 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-11 (6)
7 7 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-7 (7)
8 9 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-10 (8)
9 8 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-15 (8)
10 11 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (10)

11 12 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-10 (11)
12 10 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-18 (4)
13 14 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-10 (13)
14 19 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-10 (14)
15 13 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-27 (1)
16 18 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (16)
17 20 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-6 (17)
18 27 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (18)
19 25 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-4 (19)
20 21 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (20)

21 22 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-9 (21)
22 23 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-12 (22)
23 26 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-8 (23)
24 29 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-5 (24)
25 15 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-21 (2)
26 31 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-6 (26)
27 33 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-9 (27)
28 28 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-8 (28)
29 16 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-13 (13)
30 37 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-7 (30)

31 45 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-3 (31)
32 17 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-18 (15)
33 38 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-7 (33)
34 35 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-10 (34)
35 42 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-6 (35)
36 24 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-13 (16)
37 30 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-11 (17)
38 36 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (36)
39 39 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-8 (39)
40 56 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-3 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 40 I’M IN LOVE –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-10 (40)
45 32 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-10 (32)
49 34 CHLOE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-10 (34)

POWER PLAYS

42 47 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-6 (42)
44 48 BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-7 (44)
46 50 LOVE ALL THE HURT AWAY –•– Aretha Franklin and George Benson (Arista)-5 (46)
47 43 BACKFIRED –•– Debbie Harry (Chrysalis)-7 (43)
48 55 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-5 (48)

DEBUTS

54 — HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-1 (54)
63 — HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (63)
66 — EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-1 (66)
71 — OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1 (71)
76 — MORE STARS ON 45 (Papa Was a Rolling Stone/Dance To the Music/Sugar Baby Love/Let’s Go To San Francisco/A Horse With No Name/Monday Monday/Tears Of a Clown/Stop In the Name Of Love/Cracklin’ Rosie/Do Wah Diddy-Diddy/A Lover’s Concerto/Reach Out I’ll Be There/Sounds Of Silence/Stars On 45) (Medley) –•– Stars On 45 (Radio Records)-1 (76)
81 — MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-1 (81)
82 — TAKE ME NOW –•– David Gates (Arista)-1 (82)
85 — NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-1 (85)
86 — IT’S ALL I CAN DO –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — LET’S PUT THE FUN BACK IN ROCK N ROLL –•– Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts (MiaSound)-1 (89)
90 — STILL –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-1 (90)
98 — I’M SO GLAD I’M STANDING HERE TODAY –•– The Crusaders Featuring Joe Cocker (MCA)-1 (98)