US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending October 17, 1981

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

1 2 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-15 (1)
3 7 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (3)
4 5 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (4)
5 6 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-13 (5)
6 8 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-8 (6)
7 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-13 (3)
8 4 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-14 (4)
9 13 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-8 (9)
10 11 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-9 (10)

11 9 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-16 (4)
12 17 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-9 (12)
13 10 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-13 (10)
14 22 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-6 (14)
15 16 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-7 (15)
16 21 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-10 (16)
17 19 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-11 (17)
18 18 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-12 (18)
19 20 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-12 (19)
20 25 SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 23 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-10 (21)
22 29 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-9 (22)
23 27 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-4 (23)
24 26 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-9 (24)
25 42 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-2 (25)
26 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-21 (6)
27 39 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (27)
28 36 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-4 (28)
29 34 ATLANTA LADY (Something About Your Love) –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-5 (29)
30 15 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (15)

31 47 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-3 (31)
32 37 HE’S A LIAR –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (32)
33 38 ALIEN –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Columbia)-8 (33)
34 12 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-13 (12)
35 24 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-17 (5)
36 28 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-18 (8)
37 43 SAUSALITO SUMMERNIGHT –•– Diesel (Regency)-6 (37)
38 57 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-2 (38)
39 46 IN THE DARK –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-6 (39)
40 40 BURNIN’ FOR YOU –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-10 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

45 30 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-21 (4)
46 33 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-13 (33)
47 31 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-11 (20)
49 32 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-15 (22)
51 35 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-24 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-8 (41)
42 48 YOU SAVED MY SOUL –•– Burton Cummings (Alfa)-6 (42)
43 44 HEAVY METAL (Takin’ a Ride) –•– Don Felder (Full Moon)-13 (43)
44 45 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE –•– Devo (Full Moon)-7 (44)
48 58 PROMISES IN THE DARK –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-3 (48)
50 60 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-4 (50)

DEBUTS

56 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-1 (56)
61 — YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1 (61)
67 — TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (67)
78 — POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-1 (78)
79 — THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-1 (79)
80 — HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-1 (80)
86 — SNAKE EYES –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-1 (86)
88 — SLIP AWAY –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-1 (88)
90 — I SURRENDER –•– Arlan Day (Pasha)-1 (90)

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