US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 5, 1981

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

1 1 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-9 (2)
3 4 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-11 (3)
4 6 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (4)
5 5 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-11 (5)
6 3 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (1)
7 11 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-10 (7)
8 12 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-8 (8)
9 10 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-8 (9)
10 7 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-16 (2)

11 20 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-6 (11)
12 18 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-7 (12)
13 16 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-7 (13)
14 17 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-8 (14)
15 15 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (15)
16 19 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (16)
17 9 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-17 (1)
18 22 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-4 (18)
19 30 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-4 (19)
20 25 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 23 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-15 (21)
22 24 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (22)
23 27 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-7 (23)
24 26 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-11 (24)
25 34 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-5 (25)
26 28 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (26)
27 32 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-6 (27)
28 31 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-13 (28)
29 29 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-11 (29)
30 35 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-5 (30)

31 8 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-13 (5)
32 44 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-4 (32)
33 33 NEVER TOO MUCH –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-9 (33)
34 36 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-8 (34)
35 13 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-16 (6)
36 40 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-7 (36)
37 14 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-16 (10)
38 38 TWILIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-7 (38)
39 43 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-5 (39)
40 46 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 21 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-16 (8)
47 37 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU –•– Chris Christian (Boardwalk)-10 (37)
48 39 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-17 (11)

POWER PLAYS

43 58 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-3 (43)
44 49 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-6 (44)
45 51 LIVING EYES –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (45)
46 52 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-6 (46)

DEBUTS

70 — WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (70)
81 — BREAKIN’ AWAY –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
82 — TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-1 (82)
84 — LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-1 (84)
87 — THE WOMAN IN ME –•– Crystal Gayle (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — COULD IT BE LOVE –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-1 (88)
89 — LITTLE DARLIN’ –•– Sheila (Carrere)-1 (89)
90 — RUNAWAY RITA –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers)-1 (90)
92 — SHARING THE LOVE –•– Rufus with Chaka Khan (MCA)-1 (92)

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