1981 - Uk Top40 1981 Hits
UK TOP 40 - Pop Music Charts - 1981

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Date
Artist
Title
Chart
4 Jan Eddy Grant Can't Get Enough Of You 13
10 Jan David Bowie Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps) 20
10 Jan James Brown Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses?) 39
17 Jan Phil Collins In The Air Tonight 2
17 Jan Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet 8
17 Jan Susan Fassbender Twilight Cafe 21
17 Jan Heatwave Gangsters Of The Groove 19
17 Jan Sheila Hylton The Bed's Too Big Without You 35
17 Jan Light Of The World I Shot The Sheriff 40
17 Jan Odyssey Hang Together 36
17 Jan Diana Ross It's My Turn 16
17 Jan Ultravox Vienna 2
24 Jan Adam & The Ants Cartrouble 33
24 Jan Honey Bane Turn Me On Turn Me Off 37
24 Jan Blondie Rapture 5
24 Jan John Lennon Woman 1
24 Jan John Lennon Give Peace A Chance (Re-Entry) 33
24 Jan Madness The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven 7
24 Jan Cliff Richard A Little In Love 15
24 Jan Spandau Ballet The Freeze 17
24 Jan XTC Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me) 16
31 Jan Boomtown Rats The Elephant's Graveyard 26
31 Jan Coast To Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck 5
31 Jan Barbara Jones Just When I Needed You Most 31
31 Jan Passions I'm In Love With A German Film Star 25
31 Jan Rainbow I Surrender 3
31 Jan Slade We'll Bring The House Down 10
31 Jan A Teardrop Explodes Reward 6
31 Jan Fred Wedlock Oldest Swinger In Town 6
7 Feb Beggar & Co (Somebody) Help Me Out 15
7 Feb Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup You Face 1
7 Feb Freeez Southern Freeez 8
7 Feb Barry Manilow I Made It Through The Rain 37
7 Feb Kelly Marie Hot Love 22
7 Feb Stray Cats Rock This Town 9
7 Feb Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime 14
8 Feb Jam That's Entertainment (Import) 21
14 Feb Gillan Mutually Assured Destruction 32
14 Feb Pretenders Message Of Love 11
14 Feb Toyah Four From Toyah EP 4
21 Feb Adam & The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Re-Entry) 2
21 Feb Kiki Dee Star 13
21 Feb Duran Duran Planet Earth 12
21 Feb Kool & Gang Jones v Jones / Summer Madness 17
21 Feb Motorhead & Girlschool St Valentine's Day Massacre EP 5
21 Feb Roxy Music Jealous Guy 1
21 Feb Kim Wilde Kids In America 2
28 Feb Jacksons Can You Feel It 6
28 Feb Landscape Einstein A Go-Go 5
28 Feb Yoko Ono Walking On Thin Ice 35
28 Feb Sharon Redd Can You Handle It 31
28 Feb Status Quo Something 'Bout You Baby I Like 9
28 Feb Shakin' Stevens This Ole House 1
7 Mar Phil Collins I Missed Again 14
7 Mar Linx Intuition 7
7 Mar Polecats John I'm Only Dancing / Big Green Car 35
7 Mar Who You Better You Bet 9
7 Mar Stevie Wonder Lately 3
14 Mar Iron Maiden Twilight Zone / Wrath Child 31
14 Mar New Order Ceremony 34
14 Mar Nolans Attention To Me 9
14 Mar Dave Stewart/Colin Blunstone What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 13
14 Mar Visage Mind Of A Toy 13
14 Mar Whispers It's A Love Thing 9
21 Mar Graham Bonnet Night Games 6
21 Mar Tony Capstick The Sheffield Grinder/Capstick Comes Home 3
21 Mar Gillan New Orleans 17
21 Mar Heatwave Jitterbuggin' 34
21 Mar Elton John/John Lennon/Muscle Shoals Horns I Saw Her Standing There 40
21 Mar Hazel O'Connor D-Days 10
28 Mar Bad Manners Just A Feeling 13
28 Mar David Bowie Up The Hill Backwards 32
28 Mar Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up 1
28 Mar Light Of The World I'm So Happy 35
28 Mar Sugar Minott Good Thing Going (We've Got A Good Thing Going) 4
28 Mar Shalamar Make That Move 30
28 Mar The Children Of Tansley School My Mum Is One In A Million 27
28 Mar Ultravox Slow Motion 33
4 Apr Department S Is Vic There? 22
4 Apr Dire Straits Skateaway 37
4 Apr John Lennon Watching The Wheels 30
4 Apr Keith Marshall Only Crying 12
4 Apr Public Image Ltd Flowers Of Romance 24
4 Apr Spandau Ballet Musclebound / Glow 10
11 Apr Gap Band Humpin' 36
11 Apr Girlschool Hit & Run 32
11 Apr Quincy Jones Ai No Corrida 14
11 Apr Barry Manilow Bermuda Triangle 15
11 Apr Ennio Morricone Chi Mai (Theme From TV Series The Life & Times Of Lloyd George) 2
11 Apr REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You 7
11 Apr Saxon And The Bands Played On 12
11 Apr Whitesnake Don't Break My Heart Again 17
18 Apr Beat Drowning/All Out To Get You 22
18 Apr Echo & Bunnymen Crocodiles 37
18 Apr Freeez Flying High 35
18 Apr Level 42 Love Games 38
18 Apr Starsound Stars On 45 2
25 Apr Clash The Magnificent Seven 34
25 Apr Madness Grey Day 4
25 Apr Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut 11
25 Apr Ten Pole Tudor Swords Of A Thousand Men 6
2 May Sheena Easton When He Shines 12
2 May Human League The Sound Of The Crowd 12
2 May Shakin' Stevens You Drive Me Crazy 2
2 May A Teardrop Explodes Treason (It's Just A Story) 18
2 May Thin Lizzy Killers Live EP 19
2 May Undertones It's Going To Happen! 18
9 May Adam & The Ants Stand & Deliver 1
9 May Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 10
9 May Champaign How 'Bout Us 5
9 May Duran Duran Careless Memories 37
9 May Kraftwerk Pocket Calculator 39
9 May Smokey Robinson Being With You 1
9 May Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) 5
9 May Vangelis Chariots Of Fire - Titles 12
9 May Kim Wilde Chequered Love 4
16 May Imagination Body Talk 4
16 May Polecats Rockabilly Guy 35
16 May Squeeze Is That Love 35
16 May Toyah I Want To Be Free 8
16 May Grover Washington Jr/Bill Withers Just The Two Of Us 34
23 May Coast To Coast Let's Jump The Broomstick 28
23 May Enigma Ain't No Stopping 11
23 May George Harrison All Those Years Ago 13
23 May Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life 1
23 May Landscape Norman Bates 40
23 May Hazel O'Connor Will You 8
23 May UB40 Don't Let It Pass You By / Don't Slow Down 16
30 May Phil Collins If Leaving Me Is Easy 17
30 May Randy Crawford You Might Need Somebody 11
30 May Dead Kennedys Too Drunk To Fuck 36
30 May Kool & Gang Take It To The Top 15
30 May Odyssey Going Back To My Roots 4
30 May Kate Robbins & Beyond More Than In Love 2
30 May Siouxsie & Banshees Spellbound 22
6 June Bucks Fizz Piece Of The Action 12
6 June Jam Funeral Pyre 4
6 June Elaine Paige Memory 6
6 June Third World Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) 10
6 June Ultravox All Stood Still 8
6 June Whitesnake Would I Lie To You 37
13 June Kid Creole & Coconuts Me & Pop I 32
13 June Depeche Mode New Life 11
13 June Evasions Wikka Wrap 20
13 June Linx Throw Away The Key 21
13 June Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chipshop 14
13 June Bob Marley & Wailers No Woman No Cry (Re-Entry) 8
13 June Showaddywaddy Multiplication 39
13 June Red Sovine Teddy Bear 4
13 June Bruce Springsteen The River 35
20 June Beat Doors Of Your Heart 33
20 June Dave Edmunds/Stray Cats The Race Is On 34
20 June Gillan No Laughing In Heaven 31
20 June Quincy Jones feat. Patti Austin Razzamatazz 11
20 June Rainbow Can't Happen Here 20
20 June Specials Ghost Town 1
20 June Tom Tom Club Wordy Rappinghood 7
27 June Bad Manners Can Can 3
27 June Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only 8
27 June Evelyn 'Champagne' King I'm In Love 27
27 June REO Speedwagon Take It On The Run 19
4 July Gidea Park Beachboy Gold 11
4 July Jacksons Walk Right Now 7
4 July Starsound Stars On 45 Vol.2 2
11 July Kraftwerk Computer Love / The Model 36
11 July Kate Bush Sat In Your Lap 11
11 July Dexy's Midnight Runners Show Me 16
11 July Motorhead Motorhead Live 6
11 July Visage Visage 21
18 July Abba Lay All Your Love On Me 7
18 July Carl Carlton She's A Bad Mama Jama 34
18 July Saxon Never Surrender 18
18 July Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) 3
18 July Tight Fit Back To The Sixties 4
18 July Voggue Dancin' The Night Away 39
25 July Duran Duran Girls On Film 5
25 July Eddy Grant I Love You Yes I Love You 37
25 July Lobo The Carribean Disco Show 8
25 July Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Louis Clark Hooked On Classics 2
25 July Shakin' Stevens Green Door 1
25 July Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday 2
25 July Bill Wyman (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star 14
1 Aug Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight 4
1 Aug Deborah Harry Backfired 32
1 Aug Siouxsie & Banshees Arabian Knights 32
1 Aug Soft Cell Tainted Love 1
1 Aug Startrax Startrax Club Disco 18
1 Aug Ten Pole Tudor Wunderbar 16
1 Aug Kim Wilde Water On Glass / Boys 11
8 Aug Aneka Japanese Boy 1
8 Aug Randy Crawford Rainy Night In Georgia 18
8 Aug Enigma I Love Music 25
8 Aug Hi Gloss You'll Never Know 12
8 Aug Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love) 3
8 Aug UB40 One In Ten 7
8 Aug U2 Fire 35
15 Aug Bucks Fizz One Of Those Nights 20
15 Aug Dollar Hand Held In Black & White 19
15 Aug Modern Romance Everybody Salsa 12
15 Aug Nolans Chemistry 15
22 Aug Genesis Abacab 9
22 Aug Pointer Sisters Slowhand 10
22 Aug Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet Everlasting Love 35
22 Aug Ultravox The Thin Wall 14
29 Aug John Foxx Europe (After The Rain) 40
29 Aug Hollies Holliedaze (Medley) 28
29 Aug Gary Numan She's Got Claws 6
29 Aug Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Souvenir 3
29 Aug Ottowan Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) 3
29 Aug Cliff Richard Wired For Sound 4
29 Aug Rolling Stones Start Me Up 7
29 Aug A Teardrop Explodes Passionate Friend 25
5 Sept Imagination In & Out Of Love 16
5 Sept Linx So This Is Romance 15
5 Sept Alvin Stardust Pretend 4
12 Sept Adam & The Ants Prince Charming 1
12 Sept Beggar & Co Mule (Chant No2) 37
12 Sept Sheena Easton Just Another Broken Heart 33
12 Sept Gidea Park Seasons Of Gold 28
12 Sept Godley & Creme Under Your Thumb 3
12 Sept Portsmouth Sinfonia Classical Muddley 38
12 Sept Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 7
12 Sept Tweets Birdie Song (The Birdie Dance) 2
19 Sept Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough 8
19 Sept Electronicas Original Bird Dance 22
19 Sept Japan Quiet Life 19
19 Sept Slade Lock Up Your Daughters 29
19 Sept Starsound Stars On 45 Vol.3 17
19 Sept Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin It's My Party 1
26 Sept Altered Images Happy Birthday 2
26 Sept Bad Manners Walking In The Sunshine 10
26 Sept Madness Shut Up 7
26 Sept Barry Manilow Let's Hang On 12
26 Sept Police Invisible Sun 2
26 Sept Tight Fit Back To The Sixties Part II 33
3 Oct Elvis Costello A Good Year For The Roses 6
3 Oct Creatures Mad Eyed Screamer 24
3 Oct New Order Procession / Everything's Gone Green 38
3 Oct Toyah Thunder In The Mountains 4
10 Oct Fureys With Davey Arthur When You Were Sweet Sixteen 14
10 Oct Gillan Nightmare 36
10 Oct Gary Glitter And Then She Kissed Me 39
10 Oct Human League Open Your Heart 6
10 Oct Olivia Newton-John Physical 7
10 Oct Squeeze Labelled With Love 4
10 Oct Shakin' Stevens It's Raining 10
17 Oct Laurie Anderson O Superman 2
17 Oct Exploited Dead Cities 31
17 Oct Four Tops When She Was My Girl 3
17 Oct B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell Hold Me 11
17 Oct Rod Stewart Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) 8
24 Oct Arthur Adams You Got The Floor 38
24 Oct Electric Light Orchestra Twilight 30
24 Oct Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) 4
24 Oct Julio Iglesias Begin The Beguine 1
24 Oct Jam Absolute Beginners 4
24 Oct Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Joan Of Arc 5
24 Oct Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1
24 Oct Trevor Walters Love Me Tonight 27
31 Oct ABC Tears Are Not Enough 19
31 Oct Genesis Keep It Dark 33
31 Oct Jets Yes Tonight Josephine 25
31 Oct Kool & Gang Steppin' Out 12
31 Oct Rush Tom Sawyer 25
7 Nov Earth Wind & Fire Let's Groove 3
7 Nov Fun Boy Three The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) 20
7 Nov Japan Visions Of China 32
7 Nov Modern Romance Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey 10
7 Nov Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love 4
7 Nov Ultravox The Voice 16
14 Nov George Benson Turn Your Love Around 29
14 Nov Blue Rondo A La Turk Me & Mr Sanchez 40
14 Nov David Bowie/Queen Under Pressure 1
14 Nov Dollar Mirror Mirror 4
14 Nov Imagination Flashback 16
14 Nov Pretenders I Go To Sleep 7
14 Nov Soft Cell Bed Sitter 4
14 Nov Spandau Ballet Paint Me Down 30
14 Nov Kim Wilde Cambodia 12
21 Nov Bad Manners Buona Sera 34
21 Nov Boney M We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World) 39
21 Nov Godley & Creme Wedding Bells 7
21 Nov Cliff Richard Daddy's Home 2
21 Nov Shakatak Easier Said Than Done 12
28 Nov David Bowie Wild Is The Wind 24
28 Nov Bucks Fizz The Land Of Make Believe 1
28 Nov Duran Duran My Own Way 14
28 Nov Meat Loaf Dead Ringer For Love 5
28 Nov Showaddywaddy Footsteps 31
28 Nov Status Quo Rock 'N' Roll 8
28 Nov Toyah Four More From Toyah EP 14
5 Dec Human League Don't You Want Me 1
5 Dec Madness It Must Be Love 4
5 Dec Gary Numan/Dramatis Love Needs No Disguise 33
12 Dec Abba One Of Us 3
12 Dec Altered Images I Could Be Happy 7
12 Dec Adam & The Ants Ant Rap 3
12 Dec Brown Sauce I Wanna Be A Winner 15
12 Dec Chas & Dave Stars Over 45 21
12 Dec Foreigner Waiting For A Girl Like You 8
12 Dec Jon & Vangelis I'll Find My Way Home 6
12 Dec Police Spirits In The Material World 12
12 Dec Snowmen Hokey Cokey 18
12 Dec Rod Stewart Young Turks 11
19 Dec Four Tops Don't Walk Away 16
19 Dec Holly & The Ivys Christmas On 45 40
19 Dec Kool & Gang Get Down On It 3
19 Dec John Lennon/Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band/Harlem Community Choir Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Re-Entry) 28
19 Dec Slade Merry Xmas Everybody (Re-Entry) 32
26 Dec Kraftwerk Computer Love / The Model (Re-Entry) 1
26 Dec Philip Lynott Yellow Pearl (Re-Entry) 14