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MY TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1981:

#1 - TAINTED LOVE - Soft Cell
#2 - SUPER FREAK - Rick James
#3 - IN THE AIR TONIGHT - Phil Collins
#4 - WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU - Foreigner
#5 - FADE TO GREY - Visage
#6 - BETTE DAVIS EYES - Kim Carnes
#7 - DOWN UNDER - Men at Work
#8 - WIRED FOR SOUND - Cliff Richard
#9 - BOYS IN TOWN - Divinyls
#10 - LOVE IN MOTION - Icehouse
#11 - IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO? - Mental as Anything
#12 - CELEBRATION - Kool & The Gang
#13 - ERROL - Australian Crawl
#14 - SAY I LOVE YOU - Renee Geyer
#15 - STARS ON 45 - Stars on 45
#16 - WHO CAN IT BE NOW? - Men at Work
#17 - JEALOUS GUY - Roxy Music
#18 - HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT - Pat Benatar
#19 - PHYSICAL - Olivia Newton-John
#20 - I MISSED AGAIN - Phil Collins

#21 - CENTREFOLD - The J. Geils Band
#22 - 9 TO 5 - Dolly Parton
#23 - THINGS DON'T SEEM - Australian Crawl
#24 - URGENT - Foreigner
#25 - OUR LIPS ARE SEALED - Go-Go's
#26 - DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA - The Police
#27 - FLASH - Queen
#28 - SHAKE IT UP - The Cars
#29 - WOMAN - John Lennon
#30 - TOO MANY TIMES - Mental as Anything
#31 - COOL WORLD - Mondo Rock
#32 - GIRLS ON FILM - Duran Duran
#33 - WATCHING THE WHEELS - John Lennon
#34 - HISTORY NEVER REPEATS - Split Enz
#35 - EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC - The Police
#36 - WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE - Steve Winwood
#37 - ONCE IN A LIFETIME - Talking Heads
#38 - CHEMISTRY - Mondo Rock
#39 - TROUBLE - Lindsey Buckingham
#40 - LOOKING FOR CLUES - Robert Palmer

#41 - UNDER PRESSURE - Queen & David Bowie
#42 - START ME UP - The Rolling Stones
#43 - YOU GOT NOTHING I WANT - Cold Chisel
#44 - PRIVATE EYES - Daryl Hall & John Oates
#45 - OH NO NOT YOU AGAIN - Australian Crawl
#46 - THE BREAKUP SONG (THEY DON'T WRITE 'EM) - Greg Kihn Band
#47 - STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND - Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
#48 - MORE STARS - Stars on 45
#49 - COUNTING THE BEAT - The Swingers
#50 - GEMINI DREAM - The Moody Blues
#51 - VIENNA - Ultravox
#52 - HEY NINETEEN - Steely Dan
#53 - CHARIOTS OF FIRE - Vangelis
#54 - STAY YOUNG - INXS
#55 - JESSIE'S GIRL - Rick Springfield
#56 - TURN ME LOOSE - Loverboy
#57 - SUPER TROUPER - ABBA
#58 - PULL UP TO THE BUMPER - Grace Jones
#59 - ANGEL OF THE MORNING - Juice Newton
#60 - THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE - Bucks Fizz

(Was not able to do a full top 100 for this year)


Hear them all on my site - http://top100singles.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-top-singles-of-1981.html
I've added an AMR Top Singles of 1981 list to my site.

Hear them all here - http://top100singles.blogspot.com/2011/06/amr-top-singles-of-1981.html
The first part of my trip through 1981 is up:

http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/1981-just-cant-get-enough-part-one.html

Starting with numbers 30 to 21:

21 Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
22 Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees - Marcia Hines
23 Urgent - Foreigner
24 Shake It Up - The Cars
25 Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
26 The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em) - Greg Kihn Band
27 Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
28 Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
29 Physical - Olivia Newton-John
30 Counting The Beat - The Swingers
Noice start Gav. "Urgent" and "The Breakup Song" are two great songs that I only rediscovered when I did my end of year lists in recent times.
Thanks whoever shifted my post onto here, too. 20 to 11 going up tomorrow and the top 10 the day after. Will post full top 100 here then.
Looking forward to the rest as always Gav. I think Jinxie shifted your posts.
My top 100 for 1981:

1KIDS IN AMERICA Kim Wilde
2OUR LIPS ARE SEALED The Go-Go’s
3DON'T YOU WANT ME Human League
4JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH Depeche Mode
5TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
6BELIEVE IT OR NOT Joey Scarbury
7CHEQUERED LOVE Kim Wilde
8PLANET EARTH Duran Duran
9CENTREFOLD J. Geils Band
10IT MUST BE LOVE Madness
11CAN YOU FEEL IT? The Jacksons
12THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Bucks Fizz
13GIRLS ON FILM Duran Duran
14LET’S HANG ON Barry Manilow
15STAR Kiki Dee
16HISTORY NEVER REPEATS Split Enz
17EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC The Police
18STAND AND DELIVER Adam & The Ants
19JESSIE’S GIRL Rick Springfield
20MY OWN WAY Duran Duran
21NEVER TOO MUCH Luther Vandross
22YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES Marcia Hines
23URGENT Foreigner
24SHAKE IT UP The Cars
25WIRED FOR SOUND Cliff Richard
26THE BREAK-UP SONG (THEY DON’T WRITE ’EM) Greg Kihn Band
27KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO Speedwagon
28MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz
29PHYSICAL Olivia Newton-John
30COUNTING THE BEAT The Swingers
31WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE Steve Winwood
32WATER ON GLASS Kim Wilde
33ALONE WITH YOU Sunnyboys
34CARELESS MEMORIES Duran Duran
35BOYS IN TOWN Divinyls
36WALK RIGHT NOW The Jacksons
37I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU Rick Springfield
38LOVE SONG Simple Minds
39TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND George Benson
40HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stevie Wonder
41SUPERFREAK Rick James
42LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME ABBA
43PIECE OF THE ACTION Bucks Fizz
44TOO MANY TIMES Mental As Anything
45YOUNG TURKS Rod Stewart
46YOU MAKE MY DREAMS Hall & Oates
47SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (SHE’S BUILT, SHE’S STACKED) Carl Carlton
48WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Diana Ross
49FANTASTIC VOYAGE Lakeside
50HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT Pat Benatar
51STAY YOUNG INXS
52DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Yarbrough & Peoples
53THE VOICE Ultravox
54WALLS Flowers (Icehouse)
55BURN RUBBER ON ME (WHY YOU WANNA HURT ME) The Gap Band
56PRETTY IN PINK Psychedelic Furs
57BEAUTIFUL WORLD Devo
58BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes
59DOWN UNDER Men At Work
60SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD The Police
61OPEN YOUR HEART Human League
62WORKING IN THE COAL MINE Devo
63SHUT UP Madness
64ONCE IN A LIFETIME Talking Heads
65THE AMERICAN Simple Minds
66FADE TO GREY Visage
67YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY Randy Crawford
68AI NO CORRIDA Quincy Jones
69ARTHUR’S THEME (BEST THAT YOU CAN DO) Christopher Cross
70I AM THE BEAT The Look
71COOL WORLD Mondo Rock
72NOBODY TOLD ME Monitors
73IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO? Mental As Anything
74HAPPY BIRTHDAY Altered Images
75THE LOVED ONE INXS
76JUST THE TWO OF US Grover Washington Jnr
77ANGEL OF THE MORNING Juice Newton
78GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Odyssey
79ONE OF US ABBA
80THE UNGUARDED MOMENT The Church
81WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner
82THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE Air Supply
83GANGSTERS OF THE GROOVE Heatwave
84VISAGE Visage
85CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
86GLORIA U2
87I’M IN LOVE Evelyn “Champagne King
88TURN ME LOOSE Loverboy
89QUIET LIFE Japan
90CHANT NO.1 (I DON'T NEED THIS PRESSURE ON) Spandau Ballet
91WHO CAN IT BE NOW? Men At Work
92JITTERBUGGIN’ Heatwave
93LET’S GROOVE Earth Wind & Fire
94HOW ’BOUT US Champaign
95ENDLESS LOVE Diana Ross / Lionel Richie
96YOU’LL NEVER KNOW Hi-Gloss
97HIP SHAKE JERK The Quick
98SAY I LOVE YOU Renee Geyer
99TWILIGHT CAFÉ Susan Fassbender
100STEPPIN’ OUT Kool & The Gang
In an attempt to determine the site members' favourite AMR/ARIA Top 100 charting songs of each year (and eventually of all time), I'd like to start calculating scores for every song from submitted lists. Simply post an ordered list of any size you like, containing only songs from the eligible songs list below. Your list can be changed at any time.

A song is only eligible for one yearly list and it is always the year in which the song debuted in the AMR/ARIA Top 100 Singles chart with the following exceptions...

- If the song debuted more than 2 years after release then the release year is chosen.
- If the song does not enter the Top 50 in its first chart run but re-enters the charts the following year and makes the Top 50 then that year is chosen.


Eligible Songs List:

Song Artist Entry_Date RHP OHP
Sukiyaki A Taste of Honey 15/06/1981 24 24
Super Trouper ABBA 30/03/1981 77 77
Back in Black {Released in 1981} AC/DC 26/11/2012 65 65
Hells Bells {b/w "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"} AC/DC 02/02/1981 7 7
Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution AC/DC 02/02/1981 7 7
Antmusic Adam and The Ants 16/02/1981 1 1
Dog Eat Dog Adam and The Ants 13/04/1981 22 22
Prince Charming Adam and The Ants 28/09/1981 4 4
Stand and Deliver Adam and The Ants 13/07/1981 12 12
Here I Am Air Supply 02/11/1981 43 43
The One That You Love Air Supply 22/06/1981 10 10
Look Around (You'll Find Me There) Al Martino 01/06/1981 79 79
You Want It, You Got It Alice Cooper 26/10/1981 74 74
Happy Birthday Altered Images 30/11/1981 23 23
Japanese Boy Aneka 23/11/1981 57 57
Come to Me Aretha Franklin 09/02/1981 89 89
A Girl (La La La) Artful Dodger {USA} 01/06/1981 59 59
Easy on Your Own {b/w "Errol"} Australian Crawl 14/09/1981 18 18
Errol Australian Crawl 14/09/1981 18 18
Lakeside {b/w "Oh No Not You Again"} Australian Crawl 21/12/1981 58 58
Oh No Not You Again Australian Crawl 21/12/1981 58 58
Things Don't Seem Australian Crawl 08/06/1981 11 11
Can Can Bad Manners 31/08/1981 76 76
Life Wasn't Meant to Be Easy Barrow Creek Boys 02/11/1981 72 72
Let's Hang On Barry Manilow 30/11/1981 4 4
He's a Liar Bee Gees 12/10/1981 38 38
Bring Back the Spirit of Christmas Bert Newton 23/11/1981 25 25
My Mother's Eyes Bette Midler 02/02/1981 59 59
(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star Bill Wyman 19/10/1981 5 5
Bad Habits Billy Field 11/05/1981 4 4
You Weren't in Love With Me Billy Field 17/08/1981 1 1
You're My Home Billy Joel 30/11/1981 100 100
The Stroke Billy Squier 17/08/1981 5 5
Rapture Blondie 16/03/1981 5 5
Numbers Bobby Bare 02/02/1981 82 82
Faded Roses Broderick Smith's Big Combo 25/05/1981 31 31
My Father's Hands Broderick Smith's Big Combo 07/12/1981 56 56
Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz 15/06/1981 6 6
Piece of the Action Bucks Fizz 14/09/1981 26 26
The Land of Make Believe Bucks Fizz 21/12/1981 15 15
Baby Caesare {Peter Gallagher} 18/05/1981 71 71
Song for Canberra Capital 7 28/12/1981 94 94
Touch Me When We're Dancing Carpenters 24/08/1981 78 78
How 'bout Us Champaign 22/06/1981 24 24
Listen Charlie Dore 23/11/1981 85 85
Don't Put Out the Flame Christie Allen 04/05/1981 68 68
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) Christopher Cross 12/10/1981 13 13
Never Be the Same Christopher Cross 30/03/1981 42 42
Sailing {Re-Entry} Christopher Cross 02/02/1981 46 46
Guilty Classix Nouveaux 06/07/1981 25 25
A Little in Love Cliff Richard 09/02/1981 66 66
Wired for Sound Cliff Richard 19/10/1981 2 2
Gotta Have More Love Climax Blues Band 16/02/1981 77 77
I Love You Climax Blues Band 08/06/1981 59 59
(Do) The Hucklebuck Coast to Coast 22/06/1981 70 70
You Got Nothing I Want Cold Chisel 14/12/1981 12 12
Gigolo Colleen Hewett 14/12/1981 28 28
Lady (You Bring Me Up) Commodores 14/09/1981 34 34
One Day at a Time Cristy Lane 24/08/1981 91 91
Little Red Book Darryl Cotton 29/06/1981 48 48
Private Eyes Daryl Hall & John Oates 19/10/1981 17 17
You Make My Dreams Daryl Hall & John Oates 14/09/1981 40 40
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Dave Stewart 06/07/1981 34 34
It's My Party Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin 30/11/1981 4 4
Kookaburra Girl Dave Warner 21/09/1981 73 73
Backfired Debbie Harry 07/09/1981 23 23
Beautiful World Devo 12/10/1981 14 14
Freedom of Choice Theme Song {"Dev-O Live" EP} Devo 01/06/1981 1 1
Working in a Coal Mine Devo 28/12/1981 20 20
It's My Turn Diana Ross 18/05/1981 97 97
My Old Piano Diana Ross 09/03/1981 25 25
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Diana Ross 23/11/1981 15 15
Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 31/08/1981 1 1
Romeo and Juliet {Released in 1981} Dire Straits 11/06/2012 57 57
Boys in Town Divinyls 05/10/1981 8 8
9 to 5 Dolly Parton 02/03/1981 9 9
It's Just the Sun Don McLean 18/05/1981 92 92
Who Do You Think You're Foolin' Donna Summer 04/05/1981 100 100
Ah! Leah! Donnie Iris 22/06/1981 34 34
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda Doug Ashdown 12/10/1981 40 40
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore Doug Parkinson 24/08/1981 18 18
Girls Can Get It Dr. Hook 12/01/1981 3 3
The Wild Colonial Boy Dr. Hook 23/03/1981 4 4
Girls on Film Duran Duran 30/11/1981 11 11
Planet Earth Duran Duran 04/05/1981 8 8
I Love a Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt 23/02/1981 6 6
Step By Step Eddie Rabbitt 16/11/1981 83 83
Hold on Tight Electric Light Orchestra 24/08/1981 5 5
Shuttered Palace Ellen Foley 04/05/1981 48 48
Nobody Wins Elton John 08/06/1981 46 46
I Saw Her Standing There {EP} Elton John Band feat. John Lennon and The Muscle Shoals Horns 11/05/1981 81 81
Guitar Man {Remix} Elvis Presley 23/03/1981 73 73
Mister Sandman Emmylou Harris 20/04/1981 19 19
All for Love Eric Carmen 06/04/1981 73 73
Mm! Mm! Don't Cha Love Summertime Evan Jones & Y Not 09/03/1981 85 85
Masquerader Feet First 31/08/1981 77 77
Walls Flowers 26/01/1981 20 20
Urgent Foreigner 31/08/1981 24 24
Waiting for a Girl Like You Foreigner 07/12/1981 3 3
When She Was My Girl Four Tops 28/12/1981 54 54
Sweetheart Franke & The Knockouts 13/07/1981 63 63
The Aussie Barbeque Song Frankie Davidson 12/01/1981 53 53
Oldest Swinger in Town Fred Wedlock 22/06/1981 70 70
This Little Girl Gary U.S. Bonds 29/06/1981 26 26
Really Wanna Know You Gary Wright 14/09/1981 49 49
Abacab Genesis 12/10/1981 35 35
Turn Your Love Around George Benson 28/12/1981 21 21
All Those Years Ago George Harrison 01/06/1981 9 9
Just So Lonely Get Wet 27/07/1981 15 15
Why Pretend Gilbert O'Sullivan 27/04/1981 98 98
Living Inside Myself Gino Vannelli 25/05/1981 86 86
Our Lips Are Sealed Go-Go's 07/12/1981 2 2
Australia Good News 02/02/1981 56 56
Pull Up to the Bumper Grace Jones 24/08/1981 67 67
Dreams Grace Slick 26/01/1981 58 58
The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'em) Greg Kihn Band 09/11/1981 14 14
Just the Two of Us Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers 18/05/1981 31 31
Sequel Harry Chapin 19/01/1981 62 62
D-Days Hazel O'Connor 19/10/1981 96 96
Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor 06/04/1981 78 78
Tell it Like it Is Heart 02/03/1981 51 51
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing Heaven 17 20/07/1981 72 72
Meaningless Song HeeBeeGeeBees 30/03/1981 79 79
Shake it and Dance Hilly Michaels 16/03/1981 69 69
Whisper in Your Ear Ian 'The Kid' MacRae 23/11/1981 100 100
Spasticus Autisticus Ian Dury 16/11/1981 50 50
Superman's Big Sister Ian Dury and The Blockheads 18/05/1981 90 90
Love in Motion Icehouse 26/10/1981 10 10
Stay Young INXS 12/10/1981 21 21
The Loved One INXS 06/04/1981 18 18
Mama Don't J.J. Cale 23/03/1981 70 70
This is Japan Jack Green 15/06/1981 35 35
Enemy Lines James Freud's Berlin 19/01/1981 84 84
Her Town Too James Taylor & J.D. Souther 20/04/1981 54 54
Dance in My Pants Jim Steinman 26/10/1981 66 66
Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through Jim Steinman 15/06/1981 18 18
Mirror Mirror Jimmy and The Boys 05/10/1981 91 91
They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me Jimmy and The Boys 27/04/1981 8 8
I'm Lucky Joan Armatrading 23/11/1981 77 77
If You Want to Be Happy Joe Dolce 11/05/1981 61 61
Jumpin' Jive Joe Jackson 14/09/1981 61 61
Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stones) John Denver 27/07/1981 33 33
Please Don't Ask Me John Farnham 26/01/1981 67 67
That's No Way to Love Someone John Farnham 19/10/1981 52 52
Too Much Too Soon John Farnham 27/04/1981 82 82
Watching the Wheels John Lennon 11/05/1981 45 45
Woman John Lennon 16/02/1981 4 4
Love You Like I Never Loved Before John O'Banion 06/07/1981 51 51
The Breaker John Williamson & Charles "Bud" Tingwell 13/04/1981 100 100
The Baron Johnny Cash 29/06/1981 77 77
My Ding-A-Ling Johnny Chester 09/02/1981 50 50
Screaming Jets Johnny Warman 05/10/1981 9 9
No Man's Land - Gallipoli Johnson Brothers 12/10/1981 86 86
The Friends of Mr. Cairo Jon and Vangelis 02/11/1981 99 99
Hold Back the Night Jon English 16/03/1981 88 88
Straight From the Heart Jon English 17/08/1981 72 72
Jezebel Jon Stevens 21/09/1981 94 94
Louise (We Get it Right) Jona Lewie 20/07/1981 2 2
Aussies on 45 Jonathan Coleman & The Brenda Gee Singers 21/12/1981 96 66
Who's Crying Now Journey 21/09/1981 65 65
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 23/03/1981 26 26
Angel of the Morning Juice Newton 06/04/1981 2 2
Queen of Hearts Juice Newton 03/08/1981 8 8
Shoulda Been Me Jukebox 12/10/1981 84 84
Summertime Fun Jukebox 23/02/1981 96 96
Hey Julio Iglesias 24/08/1981 56 56
Before You There Was Nothing Kamahl 06/04/1981 96 96
Hey There Lord Kamahl 21/09/1981 100 100
You Are the Reason Karen Knowles 15/06/1981 46 46
Sat in Your Lap Kate Bush 19/10/1981 93 93
Only Crying Keith Marshall 30/11/1981 19 19
I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers 31/08/1981 64 64
Reasons Kevin Johnson 28/09/1981 98 98
Star Kiki Dee 25/05/1981 64 64
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 18/05/1981 1 1
Draw of the Cards Kim Carnes 14/09/1981 64 64
One Way Love Affair Kim Durant 09/03/1981 80 80
Cambodia Kim Wilde 14/12/1981 7 7
Chequered Love Kim Wilde 17/08/1981 6 6
Kids in America Kim Wilde 04/05/1981 5 5
I Kiss 30/11/1981 24 24
Celebration Kool & The Gang 13/07/1981 33 33
Mandolay La Flavour 23/02/1981 97 97
O Superman Laurie Anderson 28/12/1981 28 28
New Toy Lene Lovich 27/07/1981 29 29
Bye Bye Now My Sweet Love Leo Sayer 11/05/1981 50 50
Once in a While Leo Sayer 12/01/1981 87 87
Take Me Higher Leon Berger 12/01/1981 84 84
Trouble Lindsey Buckingham 14/12/1981 1 1
Intuition Linx 10/08/1981 69 69
Long Jumping Jeweller Little River Band 09/02/1981 32 32
The Night Owls Little River Band 21/09/1981 18 18
The Caribbean Disco Show Lobo 28/09/1981 82 82
The Kid is Hot Tonite Loverboy 24/08/1981 76 76
Turn Me Loose Loverboy 13/04/1981 3 3
Grey Day Madness 13/07/1981 82 82
Lies (Through the 80's) Manfred Mann's Earth Band 16/03/1981 98 98
Big City Talk Marc Hunter 13/07/1981 41 41
What a Bitch is Love Marcia Hines 23/11/1981 51 51
Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees Marcia Hines 17/08/1981 10 10
Listen to Your Mama Maria Venuti 02/03/1981 97 97
Intrigue Marianne Faithfull 16/11/1981 79 79
Hearts Marty Balin 05/10/1981 42 42
Theme from "Ordinary People" Marvin Hamlisch 25/05/1981 92 92
Fade Away {EP} Matt Finish 02/11/1981 59 59
Short Note Matt Finish 20/04/1981 33 33
Late at Night Maywood 20/04/1981 72 72
Dead Ringer for Love Meat Loaf 07/12/1981 65 65
I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us Meat Loaf 12/10/1981 92 92
Down Under Men at Work 23/11/1981 1 1
Who Can it Be Now? Men at Work 22/06/1981 2 2
Charlie's Getting Married at Last Men of Harlech 01/06/1981 57 57
Berserk Warriors Mental as Anything 14/12/1981 30 30
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? Mental as Anything 25/05/1981 4 4
Too Many Times Mental as Anything 07/09/1981 6 6
Other Places MEO 245 24/08/1981 55 55
Falling in and Out Mi-Sex 04/05/1981 20 20
Don't Wanna Be the One Midnight Oil 26/10/1981 40 40
Dreamy Island (I Will Return) Mike Korb & The Highland Pipes 12/10/1981 49 49
Wonderful Land Mike Oldfield 13/04/1981 40 40
Cut Lunch {EP} Models 24/08/1981 38 38
Chemistry Mondo Rock 10/08/1981 20 20
Cool World Mondo Rock 13/04/1981 8 8
Summer of '81 Mondo Rock 16/11/1981 31 31
Bad News / Signal for Help Moon Martin 23/03/1981 60 60
Bustin' Loose Moving Pictures 09/11/1981 43 43
Dead Man's Curve Nash the Slash 27/04/1981 95 95
Yesterday's Song Neil Diamond 07/12/1981 75 75
Love on the Airwaves Night 09/02/1981 93 93
Maybe Tomorrow Normie Rowe 06/04/1981 56 56
Anywhere the Girls Are Ol' 55 26/01/1981 67 67
Physical Olivia Newton-John 26/10/1981 1 1
Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 23/03/1981 47 47
Am I That Easy to Forget Orion 09/02/1981 100 100
Cool Love Pablo Cruise 24/08/1981 91 91
Fire and Ice Pat Benatar 24/08/1981 30 30
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar 09/02/1981 33 33
Fear of Thunder Peter Cupples 26/10/1981 45 45
Bite Your Bum Peter Plus with Bazz and Pilko 23/03/1981 37 37
I Won't Let You Down Ph.D. 10/08/1981 5 5
I Missed Again Phil Collins 06/07/1981 88 88
In the Air Tonight Phil Collins 23/03/1981 3 3
Let Her Dance Phil Seymour 21/12/1981 69 69
Precious to Me Phil Seymour 25/05/1981 6 6
Games Phoebe Snow 22/06/1981 95 95
Should I Do It Pointer Sisters 19/10/1981 16 16
Slow Hand Pointer Sisters 25/05/1981 5 5
Extended Play {EP} Pretenders 01/06/1981 29 29
Message of Love Pretenders 30/03/1981 15 15
Flash Queen 06/04/1981 16 16
Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 09/11/1981 6 6
Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones 06/07/1981 74 74
Runaround Sue Racey 16/03/1981 91 91
Then He Kissed Me/Be My Baby Rachel Sweet 14/12/1981 55 55
Deep Inside My Heart Randy Meisner 09/03/1981 34 34
All We Have is Tonight Randy Vanwarmer 18/05/1981 92 92
Suzi Found a Weapon Randy Vanwarmer 07/09/1981 88 88
A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio 15/06/1981 47 47
Do You Know What I Mean Renee Geyer 30/11/1981 29 29
Say I Love You Renee Geyer 13/07/1981 5 5
Keep on Loving You REO Speedwagon 30/03/1981 3 3
Take it on the Run REO Speedwagon 29/06/1981 30 30
Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet 28/09/1981 41 41
Super Freak Rick James 07/12/1981 26 26
I've Been Everywhere (Around Newcastle) Rick Pointon & Alan Windon 02/11/1981 74 74
I've Done Everything for You Rick Springfield 12/10/1981 31 31
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield 29/06/1981 1 1
(I'm Not) Just Another Boy Riffs 17/08/1981 96 96
Let's Go Dancin' Rita Coolidge 24/08/1981 60 60
We Play Footy Robbo {Graham Roberts} 13/07/1981 91 91
N' Chi Ya Nani (Whose Land is This?) Robert Hawk Florczak 21/12/1981 88 88
Looking for Clues Robert Palmer 26/01/1981 23 23
Teacher Teacher Rockpile 02/02/1981 83 83
Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) Rod Stewart 02/11/1981 6 6
Stars on the Water Rodney Crowell 28/12/1981 39 39
Free Me Roger Daltrey 02/03/1981 66 66
Without Your Love Roger Daltrey 11/05/1981 88 88
(There's) No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap 16/11/1981 98 98
Rock 'n' Roll is King Rose Tattoo 05/10/1981 60 60
Jealous Guy Roxy Music 30/03/1981 1 1
Same Old Scene Roxy Music 16/02/1981 35 35
Misplaced Love Rupert Hine 08/06/1981 22 22
Morning Man Rupert Holmes 12/01/1981 94 94
Jingle Bells (Laughing All the Way) Saint Nick 28/12/1981 80 80
Merry Bloody X-mas Sanity Clause 21/12/1981 67 67
Winning Santana 08/06/1981 88 88
Green Door Shakin' Stevens 09/11/1981 8 8
This Ole House Shakin' Stevens 11/05/1981 1 1
You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens 10/08/1981 1 1
Asian Paradise Sharon O'Neill 16/02/1981 76 76
Maybe Sharon O'Neill 02/11/1981 38 38
Waiting for You Sharon O'Neill 13/07/1981 50 50
9 to 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton 23/02/1981 1 1
For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton 09/11/1981 6 6
Modern Girl Sheena Easton 01/06/1981 24 24
Angel Face Shock 07/09/1981 86 86
Australia Be Proud Simon Gallaher 27/04/1981 68 68
Love Song Simple Minds 21/12/1981 17 17
Country Revival Slim Dusty 04/05/1981 99 99
Being With You Smokey Robinson 15/06/1981 14 14
Tainted Love Soft Cell 30/11/1981 1 1
Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) Spandau Ballet 07/12/1981 30 30
Muscle Bound Spandau Ballet 17/08/1981 97 97
To Cut a Long Story Short Spandau Ballet 09/03/1981 15 15
History Never Repeats Split Enz 30/03/1981 4 4
I Don't Wanna Dance Split Enz 22/06/1981 65 65
There's No One Quite Like Grandma St. Winifred's School Choir 06/04/1981 41 41
Beatles/George Harrison Medley Stars on 45 31/08/1981 73 73
More Stars Stars on 45 07/09/1981 26 26
Stars on 45 Stars on 45 01/06/1981 1 1
Something 'bout You Baby I Like Status Quo 18/05/1981 89 89
Hey Nineteen Steely Dan 02/02/1981 48 48
While You See a Chance Steve Winwood 16/03/1981 16 16
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 10/08/1981 10 10
Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 17/08/1981 31 31
I Ain't Gonna Stand for It Stevie Wonder 23/02/1981 61 61
Lately Stevie Wonder 04/05/1981 17 17
Rock This Town Stray Cats 22/06/1981 38 38
Runaway Boys Stray Cats 16/02/1981 15 15
Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats 28/09/1981 57 57
The Best of Times Styx 09/03/1981 23 23
Too Much Time on My Hands Styx 15/06/1981 67 67
Alone With You Sunnyboys 26/10/1981 28 28
Happy Man Sunnyboys 06/07/1981 26 26
Lipstick Suzi Quatro 06/04/1981 46 46
If I Were a Carpenter Swanee 17/08/1981 5 5
Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads 13/04/1981 23 23
Swords of a Thousand Men Tenpole Tudor 17/08/1981 48 48
Somebody's Knockin' Terri Gibbs 11/05/1981 51 51
Games People Play The Alan Parsons Project 23/03/1981 95 95
Into the Heat The Angels 02/03/1981 14 14
Never So Live {EP} The Angels 02/11/1981 17 17
Party Mix! {EP} The B-52's 31/08/1981 79 79
The Pheasant Pluckers Song The Barrow Poets 11/05/1981 31 31
The Beach Boys Medley The Beach Boys 28/09/1981 16 16
Too Nice to Talk To The Beat 04/05/1981 73 73
Banana Republic The Boomtown Rats 16/02/1981 18 18
Hurt Me Babe The Boys 13/04/1981 57 57
Weoh, Weoh, Weoh The Boys 05/10/1981 76 76
Who Was That? The Boys 23/02/1981 87 87
Only for Sheep The Bureau 22/06/1981 6 6
Marijuana Australiana The Bushwackers 02/11/1981 77 77
Shake it Up The Cars 21/12/1981 10 10
Tear it All Away The Church 28/09/1981 81 81
The Unguarded Moment The Church 27/04/1981 22 22
Too Fast for You The Church 21/09/1981 43 43
The Call-Up The Clash 09/03/1981 69 69
Primary The Cure 07/09/1981 94 94
Waiting The Dugites 22/06/1981 40 40
(She Fell in Love With) James Bond The Eighty Eights 25/05/1981 82 82
Apocalypso {EP} The Fabulaires 14/09/1981 52 52
Please Listen to Me The Frames 17/08/1981 90 90
The Girl With the Smiling Hair The Globes 11/05/1981 91 91
The Star and the Slaughter The Heroes 23/02/1981 91 91
The Ballad of Lady Di The Hon. Nick Jones & Ian MacRae 11/05/1981 24 24
Hard Times {b/w "Love Action (I Believe in Love)"} The Human League 07/12/1981 12 12
Love Action (I Believe in Love) The Human League 07/12/1981 12 12
Centerfold The J. Geils Band 28/12/1981 1 1
4 Side Affects {EP} The Jam 07/09/1981 50 50
Funeral Pyre The Jam 17/08/1981 72 72
I Am the Beat The Look 23/03/1981 13 13
Boy From New York City The Manhattan Transfer 20/07/1981 36 36
Trickle Trickle The Manhattan Transfer 26/01/1981 25 25
Nobody Told Me The Monitors 11/05/1981 32 32
Gemini Dream The Moody Blues 27/07/1981 36 36
The Voice The Moody Blues 26/10/1981 91 91
Classics on 45 The Neon Philharmonic Orchestra 12/10/1981 89 89
Attention to Me The Nolans 26/10/1981 94 94
Gotta Pull Myself Together The Nolans 04/05/1981 3 3
I'm in the Mood for Dancing The Nolans 27/07/1981 43 43
Elvira The Oak Ridge Boys 31/08/1981 87 87
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police 26/01/1981 6 6
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police 02/11/1981 2 2
Hip, Shake, Jerk! The Quick 16/03/1981 12 12
Room Full of Diamonds The Radiators 15/06/1981 90 90
You Have the Right to Remain Silent {EP} The Radiators 13/07/1981 58 58
According to My Heart {"5 Great Gift Ideas From the Reels" EP} The Reels 12/01/1981 12 12
No.3 The Reels 30/11/1981 94 94
Shout and Deliver The Reels 27/04/1981 43 43
Only Time The Riptides 30/11/1981 89 89
Start Me Up The Rolling Stones 21/09/1981 1 1
Waiting on a Friend The Rolling Stones 28/12/1981 44 44
Wasn't That a Party The Rovers 08/06/1981 61 61
Hooked on Classics The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 28/09/1981 9 9
Ghost Town The Specials 12/10/1981 68 68
How Come? The Sports 20/04/1981 21 21
Sunshine Superman The Sports 30/11/1981 72 72
(She's A) Devil The Stockings 20/07/1981 55 55
Good Luck The Stockings 14/12/1981 99 99
Counting the Beat The Swingers 02/02/1981 1 1
It Ain't What You Dance, It's the Way You Dance It The Swingers 08/06/1981 43 43
Don't Want to Wait Anymore The Tubes 14/09/1981 36 36
There's a Little Bit of Cazaly in Us All The Two Man Band 11/05/1981 37 37
The Colonel Put the Lickin' in the Chicken, But Who Put the 'roo in the Stew The Webb Brothers 28/09/1981 29 29
You Better You Bet The Who 11/05/1981 21 21
Back to the 60's Tight Fit 16/11/1981 71 71
Working on My Tan Tim Curry 26/10/1981 91 91
The Waiting Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 06/07/1981 38 38
Here is My Love Tommy Dee 04/05/1981 69 69
Capstick Comes Home Tony Capstick 20/07/1981 92 92
Norda Melbin E Footisgrai Tony Cursio 28/09/1981 56 56
I Want to Be Free Toyah 10/08/1981 35 35
It's Only Love Trevor White 12/01/1981 88 88
I Will Follow U2 10/08/1981 71 71
I Think it's Going to Rain Today UB40 09/02/1981 90 90
One in Ten UB40 12/10/1981 87 87
The Thin Wall Ultravox 23/11/1981 95 95
Vienna Ultravox 11/05/1981 11 11
Chariots of Fire Vangelis 14/09/1981 21 21
My Imagination Vertical Hold 09/11/1981 50 50
Do You Wanna Spend the Night Village People 20/07/1981 48 48
If You Could Read My Mind Viola Wills 04/05/1981 80 80
Fade to Grey Visage 06/04/1981 6 6
See Venice and Die Ward 13 20/04/1981 58 58
Reputation Wendy & The Rocketts 13/07/1981 40 40
Don't Stop the Music Yarbrough & Peoples 25/05/1981 73 73
Walking on Thin Ice Yoko Ono 16/03/1981 18 18
If there's any errors or omissions then please let me know.

RHP = (Chart) Run Highest Position
OHP = Overall Highest Position from all chart runs


To see the proposed scoring system in action, please check out the 2010 thread...

http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=36802
My Top 75 of 1981

EOYTITLEArtist@ No.1
#1FADE TO GREYVisage6w
#2JEALOUS GUYRoxy Music2w
#3IN THE AIR TONIGHTPhil Collins1w
#4WHO CAN IT BE NOW?Men At Work3w
#5BETTE DAVIS EYESKim Carnes4w
#6SAILINGChristopher Cross 
#7I WON'T LET YOU DOWNPh.D2w
#8TURN ME LOOSELoverboy2w
#9YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH MEBilly Field2w
#10JESSECarly Simon3w
#11(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVERJohn Lennon4w
#12ANTMUSICAdam & The Ants4w
#13WOMANJohn Lennon2w
#14GUILTYBarbra Streisand & Barry Gibb 
#15JESSIE'S GIRLRick Springfield2w
#16COUNTING THE BEATThe Swingers2w
#17YOU DRIVE ME CRAZYShakin' Stevens2w
#18ENDLESS LOVEDiana Ross & Lionel Richie1w
#19WHIP ITDevo1w
#20SLOW HANDPointer Sisters 
#21BAD HABITSBilly Field 
#229 TO 5 (MORNING TRAIN)Sheena Easton 
#23START ME UPRolling Stones2w
#24SAY I LOVE YOURenee Geyer 
#25KEEP ON LOVING YOUREO Speedwagon 
#26STARS ON 45Stars On 45 
#27THE ONE THAT YOU LOVEAir Supply 
#28STATE OF THE HEARTMondo Rock 
#29THIS OLE HOUSEShakin' Stevens 
#30ACCORDING TO MY HEARTThe Reels 
#31IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO?Mental As Anything 
#32DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO METhe Police3w ('80)
#33GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHERThe Nolans 
#34PRECIOUS TO MEPhil Seymour 
#35RAPTUREBlondie 
#36KIDS IN AMERICAKim Wilde 
#37ALL THOSE YEARS AGOGeorge Harrison 
#38QUEEN OF HEARTSJuice Newton 
#39STAND AND DELIVERAdam & The Ants 
#40THE TIDE IS HIGHBlondie 
#41HIP, SHAKE, JERKThe Quick 
#42PHYSICALOlivia Newton-John5w
#43ANGEL OF THE MORNINGJuice Newton 
#44WHAT'S IN A KISSGilbert O'Sullivan 
#45LADYKenny Rogers 
#46VIENNAUltravox 
#47THE FALLElectric Light Orchestra 
#48DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DAThe Police 
#49ONE STEP AHEADSplit Enz 
#50DUNCANSlim Dusty 
#51TOO MANY TIMESMental As Anything 
#52THE TIME WARPOriginal Cast - The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
#53HISTORY NEVER REPEATSSplit Enz 
#54ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUSTQueen1w
#55CHEMISTRYMondo Rock 
#56EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLDAir Supply 
#57BOYS IN TOWNDivinyls 
#58MIND OF A TOYVisage 
#59CHEQUERED LOVEKim Wilde 
#60HOOKED ON CLASSICSThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
#61PLANET EARTHDuran Duran 
#62PRINCE CHARMINGAdam & The Ants 
#63LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON MEABBA 
#64FLASH'S THEME (FLASH)Queen 
#65STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUNDStevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
#66COOL WORLDMondo Rock 
#67THINGS DON'T SEEMAustralian Crawl 
#68SOUTHERN FREEEZFreeez 
#69NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFOREStephanie Mills 
#70IF LEAVING ME IS EASYPhil Collins 
#71LOUISE (WE GET IT RIGHT)Jona Lewie 
#72WIRED FOR SOUNDCliff Richard 
#73HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOTPat Benatar 
#74CAN YOU FEEL ITThe Jacksons 
#75JUST SO LONELYGet Wet 

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Ooh. We share the same #1 benji2. Loving your work. I do hope it extends into the '90s too.
My Top Tunes for 1981 (revised 3/12/2015). We don't share #1's anymore Grant, but we're still close!:
NumberSong
1FADE TO GREY Visage
2COUNTING THE BEAT Swingers
3TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
4VIENNA Ultravox
5YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME Billy Field
6IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins
7KIDS IN AMERICA Kim Wilde
8JEALOUS GUY Roxy Music
9UNGUARDED MOMENT The Church
10BOYS IN TOWN Divinyls
11UNDER PRESSURE Queen and David Bowie
12LOVE IN MOTION Icehouse
13O SUPERMAN Laurie Anderson
14THE STROKE Billy Squier
15BEAUTIFUL WORLD Devo
16I WON'T LET YOU DOWN PhD
17ONLY FOR SHEEP The Bureau
18HISTORY NEVER REPEATS Split Enz
19TURN ME LOOSE Loverboy
20CENTERFOLD J Geils Band
21PRIMARY The Cure
22BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes
23GIRLS ON FILM Duran Duran
24CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
25EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC The Police
26ALONE WITH YOU Sunnyboys
27FOR A BLEEDING HEART Little Heroes
28WALLS Flowers
29WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner
30BERSERK WARRIORS Mental As Anything
31LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
32HAPPY MAN Sunnyboys
33AH! LEAH! Donnie Iris
34PLANET EARTH Duran Duran
35QUASIMODO'S DREAM The Reels
36DOG EAT DOG Adam and The Ants
37MISPLACED LOVE Rupert Hine
38LOUISE Jona Lewie
39SCREAMING JETS Johnny Warman
40COOL WORLD Mondo Rock
41ASIAN PARADISE Sharon O'Neill
42GHOST TOWN The Specials
43SAME OLD SCENE Roxy Music
44I WILL FOLLOW U2
45IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO? Mental As Anything
46START ME UP Rolling Stones
47FIRE AND ICE Pat Benatar
48THE NIGHT OWLS Little River Band
49ANT MUSIC Adam and The Ants
50CHEMISTRY Mondo Rock
51WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED Dave Stewart
52SHOUT AND DELIVER The Reels
53HOLD ON TIGHT ELO
54ICEHOUSE Flowers
55QUIET LIFE Japan
56I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah
57URGENT Foreigner
58OUR LIPS ARE SEALED The Go-Gos
59DROWNING IN BERLIN Mobiles
60WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE Steve Winwood
61ANGEL OF THE MORNING Juice Newton
62THE THIN WALL Ultravox
63WAITING Dugites
64WHO CAN IT BE NOW? Men At Work
65CHEQUERED LOVE Kim Wilde
66STAND AND DELIVER Adam and The Ants
67IF I WERE A CARPENTER Swanee
68TROUBLE Lindsay Buckingham
69THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Buck's Fizz
70WOMAN John Lennon
71KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO Speedwagon
72ONCE IN A LIFETIME Talking Heads
73BEDSITTER Soft Cell
74RUNAWAY BOYS The Stray Cats
75LOVE ACTION Human League
76THEY WON'T LET MY GIRLFRIEND TALK TO ME Jimmy and The Boys
77MAYBE Sharon O'Neill
78THINGS DON'T SEEM Australian Crawl
79TOO MANY TIMES Mental As Anything
80STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
81ROCK N' ROLL AIN'T NOISE POLLUTION AC/DC
82WIRED FOR SOUND Cliff Richard
83SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens
84JESSIE'S GIRL Rick Springfield
85QUEEN OF HEARTS Juice Newton
86SAY I LOVE YOU Renee Geyer
87BANANA REPUBLIC The Boomtown Rats
88RAPTURE Blondie
89BAD HABITS Billy Field
90NO WORD FROM CHINA Pel Mel
91SAT IN YOUR LAP Kate Bush
92DOWN UNDER Men At Work
93PRECIOUS TO ME Phil Seymour
94ANGEL FACE Shock
95GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER The Nolans
96SUPER FREAK Rick James
97BUSTIN' LOOSE Moving Pictures
98YOU GOT NOTHING I WANT Cold Chisel
99HE'S A LIAR Bee Gees
100PRIVATE EYES Hall and Oates
101YOU BETTER YOU BET The Who
102PHYSICAL Olivia Newton-John
103THIS OLE HOUSE Shakin' Stevens
104THE VOICE Ultravox
105ROCK N' ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH Jim Steinman
106STAY YOUNG INXS
107HAPPY BIRTHDAY Altered Images
108MESSAGE OF LOVE Pretenders
109PIECE OF THE ACTION Buck's Fizz
110I'VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU Rick Springfield
111QUE SERA MI VIDA The Gibson Brothers
112ERROL Australian Crawl
113PULL UP TO THE BUMPER Grace Jones
114I AM THE BEAT The Look
115YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES Marcia Hines
116FREE ME Roger Daltrey
117TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT Spandau Ballet
118PRINCE CHARMING Adam and The Ants
119PRETTY IN PINK Psychedelic Furs
120THE BREAKUP SONG Greg Kihn Band

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#22 is the earliest one on your list that i like,benj. I dunno what i would put at #1 for 1981 tbh
my top 100 of 1981... :
#TitleArtist
1Dead Ringer For LoveMeat Loaf & Cher
2Under PressureQueen & David Bowie
3Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)Christopher Cross
4Very SpecialDebra Laws
5For Your Eyes OnlySheena Easton
6You Make My DreamsDaryl Hall & John Oates
7RaptureBlondie
8Counting The BeatThe Swingers
9Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat Benatar
10Happy BirthdayStevie Wonder
11CelebrationKool & The Gang
12Making Your Mind UpBucks Fizz
13Everlasting LoveRex Smith & Rachel Sweet
14History Never RepeatsSplit Enz
15Bette Davis EyesKim Carnes
16The StrokeBilly Squier
17Please Don't Ask MeJohn Farnham
18Late At NightMaywood
19Our Lips Are SealedGo-Gos
20Every Little Thing She Does Is MagicThe Police
21Super FreakRick James
22Tainted LoveSoft Cell
23Stars On 45Stars On 45
24Jessie's GirlRick Springfield
25Take It On The RunREO Speedwagon
26Do You Wanna Spend The NightVillage People
27CenterfoldThe J. Geils Band
28SukiyakiA Taste Of Honey
29Keep On Loving YouREO Speedwagon
30Down UnderMen At Work
31I Will FollowU2
32Start Me UpThe Rolling Stones
33You Got Nothing I WantCold Chisel
34Rock And Roll Ain't Noise PollutionAC/DC
35Angel Of The MorningJuice Newton
36How Bout UsChampaign
37Who Was That?The Boys
38Only CryingKeith Marshall
39Super TrouperABBA
40The Caribbean Disco ShowLobo
41Turn Me LooseLoverboy
42ApacheSugarhill Gang
43Edge Of SeventeenStevie Nicks
44A Little In LoveCliff Richard
45Straight From The HeartJon English
46Here Is My LoveTommy Dee
47Chariots Of FireVangelis
48Nobody Told MeThe Monitors
49Weoh, Weoh, WeohThe Boys
50He's A LiarBee Gees
51Jumpin' JiveJoe Jackson
529 To 5 (Morning Train)Sheena Easton
53Jealous GuyRoxy Music
54Then He Kissed Me/Be My BabyRachel Sweet
55Endless LoveDiana Ross & Lionel Richie
56De Do Do Do, De Da Da DaThe Police
579 To 5Dolly Parton
58Your Love Still Brings Me To My KneesMarcia Hines
59If You Could Read My MindViola Wills
60Everybody SalsaModern Romance
61When She Was My GirlFour Tops
62I Won't Let You DownPh.D.
63Love On The AirwavesNight
64Beautiful WorldDevo
65Rock 'N' Roll Is KingRose Tattoo
66You're My HomeBilly Joel
67Fire And IcePat Benatar
68PhysicalOlivia Newton-John
69Cool WorldMondo Rock
70FateChaka Khan
71JezebelJon Stevens
72Piece Of The ActionBucks Fizz
73Who Can It Be Now?Men at Work
74Attention To MeThe Nolans
75TroubleLindsey Buckingham
76Hip, Shake, Jerk!The Quick
77Muscle BoundSpandau Ballet
78Girls On FilmDuran Duran
79Kids In AmericaKim Wilde
80Fade To GreyVisage
81Chequered LoveKim Wilde
82If I Were A CarpenterSwanee
83WomanJohn Lennon
84No. 3The Reels
85Grey DayMadness
86Wired For SoundCliff Richard
87One In TenUB40
88Say I Love YouRenee Geyer
89You Weren't In Love With MeBilly Field
90Queen Of HeartsJuice Newton
91Gotta Pull Myself TogetherThe Nolans
92I Love A Rainy NightEddie Rabbitt
93Private EyesDaryl Hall & John Oates
94In The Air TonightPhil Collins
95Planet EarthDuran Duran
96The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)Greg Kihn Band
97ViennaUltravox
98Bad HabitsBilly Field
99The Unguarded MomentThe Church
100I'm In The Mood For DancingThe Nolans
Have revised my 1981 list again. It should stay this way now.

NumberSong
1FADE TO GREY Visage
2COUNTING THE BEAT Swingers
3TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell
4VIENNA Ultravox
5YOU WEREN'T IN LOVE WITH ME Billy Field
6IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins
7KIDS IN AMERICA Kim Wilde
8JEALOUS GUY Roxy Music
9UNGUARDED MOMENT The Church
10BOYS IN TOWN Divinyls
11UNDER PRESSURE Queen and David Bowie
12LOVE IN MOTION Icehouse
13O SUPERMAN Laurie Anderson
14THE STROKE Billy Squier
15BEAUTIFUL WORLD Devo
16I WON'T LET YOU DOWN PhD
17ONLY FOR SHEEP The Bureau
18HISTORY NEVER REPEATS Split Enz
19TURN ME LOOSE Loverboy
20CENTERFOLD J Geils Band
21PRIMARY The Cure
22BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes
23GIRLS ON FILM Duran Duran
24CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
25EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC The Police
26SHORT NOTE Matt Finish
27ALONE WITH YOU Sunnyboys
28FOR A BLEEDING HEART Little Heroes
29WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner
30BERSERK WARRIORS Mental As Anything
31HAPPY MAN Sunnyboys
32AH! LEAH! Donnie Iris
33WALLS Flowers
34PLANET EARTH Duran Duran
35QUASIMODO'S DREAM The Reels
36MISPLACED LOVE Rupert Hine
37SEE VENICE AND DIE Ward 13
38SCREAMING JETS Johnny Warman
39ASIAN PARADISE Sharon O'Neill
40LOUISE Jona Lewie
41DOG EAT DOG Adam and The Ants
42COOL WORLD Mondo Rock
43GHOST TOWN The Specials
44SAME OLD SCENE Roxy Music
45I WILL FOLLOW U2
46IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO? Mental As Anything
47START ME UP Rolling Stones
48FIRE AND ICE Pat Benatar
49THE NIGHT OWLS Little River Band
50ANT MUSIC Adam and The Ants
51CHEMISTRY Mondo Rock
52WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED Dave Stewart
53HOLD ON TIGHT ELO
54URGENT Foreigner
55OUR LIPS ARE SEALED The Go-Gos
56DROWNING IN BERLIN Mobiles
57WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE Steve Winwood
58ANGEL OF THE MORNING Juice Newton
59CHEQUERED LOVE Kim Wilde
60WOMAN John Lennon
61ONCE IN A LIFETIME Talking Heads
62BEDSITTER Soft Cell
63THE THIN WALL Ultravox
64WAITING Dugites
65SHOUT AND DELIVER The Reels
66STAND AND DELIVER Adam and The Ants
67WHO CAN IT BE NOW? Men At Work
68TROUBLE Lindsay Buckingham
69RUNAWAY BOYS The Stray Cats
70LOVE ACTION Human League
71MAYBE Sharon O'Neill
72THINGS DON'T SEEM Australian Crawl
73RAPTURE Blondie
74I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah
75KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO Speedwagon
76THEY WON'T LET MY GIRLFRIEND TALK TO ME Jimmy and The Boys
77STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
78PRECIOUS TO ME Phil Seymour
79THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Buck's Fizz
80WIRED FOR SOUND Cliff Richard
81IF I WERE A CARPENTER Swanee
82JESSIE'S GIRL Rick Springfield
83SAY I LOVE YOU Renee Geyer
84QUEEN OF HEARTS Juice Newton
85TOO MANY TIMES Mental As Anything
86SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens
87BANANA REPUBLIC The Boomtown Rats
88NO WORD FROM CHINA Pel Mel
89BAD HABITS Billy Field
90DOWN UNDER Men At Work
91ANGEL FACE Shock
92SUPER FREAK Rick James
93BUSTIN' LOOSE Moving Pictures
94YOU GOT NOTHING I WANT Cold Chisel
95ROCK N' ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH Jim Steinman
96STAY YOUNG INXS
97PRIVATE EYES Hall and Oates
98YOU BETTER YOU BET The Who
99PULL UP TO THE BUMPER Grace Jones
100PHYSICAL Olivia Newton-John
101TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT Spandau Ballet
102SAT IN YOUR LAP Kate Bush
103HE'S A LIAR Bee Gees
104THIS OLE HOUSE Shakin' Stevens
105THE VOICE Ultravox
106GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER The Nolans
107HAPPY BIRTHDAY Altered Images
108MESSAGE OF LOVE Pretenders
109PIECE OF THE ACTION Buck's Fizz
110I'VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU Rick Springfield
111QUE SERA MI VIDA The Gibson Brothers
112ERROL Australian Crawl
113I AM THE BEAT The Look
114YOUR LOVE STILL BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES Marcia Hines
115FREE ME Roger Daltrey
116PRINCE CHARMING Adam and The Ants
117PRETTY IN PINK Psychedelic Furs
118THE BREAKUP SONG Greg Kihn Band

Here is a YouTube playlist of the Top 100:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0OBJnkPDKR0uBB6VbQu4O117IKuwMRXZ

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