US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 12, 1981

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

1 1 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-10 (2)
3 3 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-12 (3)
4 4 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (4)
5 7 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-11 (5)
6 8 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-9 (6)
7 5 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-12 (5)
8 9 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-9 (8)
9 14 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-9 (9)
10 11 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-7 (10)

11 12 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-8 (11)
12 13 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-8 (12)
13 18 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (13)
14 16 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 19 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (15)
16 23 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-8 (16)
17 20 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-9 (17)
18 6 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-16 (1)
19 22 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (19)
20 21 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-16 (20)

21 25 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-6 (21)
22 24 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-12 (22)
23 27 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-7 (23)
24 26 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (24)
25 30 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-6 (25)
26 28 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-14 (26)
27 32 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-5 (27)
28 10 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-17 (2)
29 15 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (15)
30 36 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-8 (30)

31 17 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-18 (1)
32 43 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-4 (32)
33 34 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-9 (33)
34 29 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-12 (29)
35 40 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-6 (35)
36 70 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (36)
37 52 SHE’S GOT A WAY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (37)
38 39 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-6 (38)
39 31 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-14 (5)
40 44 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-7 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

43 33 NEVER TOO MUCH –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-10 (33)
44 37 THE THEME FROM “HILL STREET BLUES” –•– Mike Post (Featuring Larry Carlton)-17 (10)
51 35 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-17 (6)
69 38 TWILIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-8 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 62 COME GO WITH ME –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-4 (41)
42 46 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-7 (42)
45 45 LIVING EYES –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-6 (45)
46 42 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-18 (17)
48 69 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-3 (48)
49 82 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-2 (49)
50 55 WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-5 (50)

DEBUTS

74 — SWEET DREAMS –•– Air Supply (Arista)-1 (74)
80 — ALL OUR TOMORROWS –•– Eddie Schwartz (Atco)-1 (80)
81 — SEA OF LOVE –•– Del Shannon (Network)-1 (81)
88 — KEEPING OUR LOVE ALIVE –•– The Henry Paul Band (Atlantic)-1 (88)
90 — CLOSER TO THE HEART (Live Version) –•– Rush (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 — A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (92)
93 — EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE –•– Patti Austin (Qwest)-1 (93)
94 — CHARIOTS OF FIRE – TITLES –•– Vangelis (Polydor)-1 (94)

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