Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1981

The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1981
TOP 100 POP SINGLES (As published in the December 26, 1981, issue)
POSTITLE – Artist (Label)
  1ENDLESS LOVE – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (Motown)
  2BETTE DAVIS EYES – Kim Carnes (EMI America)
  3JESSIE’S GIRL – Rick Springfield (RCA)
  4KEEP ON LOVING YOU – REO Speedwagon (Epic)
  5SLOW HAND – The Pointer Sisters (Planet)
  6PHYSICAL – Olivia Newton-John (MCA)
  7QUEEN OF HEARTS – Juice Newton (Capitol)
  8THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) – Joey Scarbury (Elektra)
  9PRIVATE EYES – Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
10CELEBRATION – Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)
11ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross (Warner Bros.)
129 TO 5 – Dolly Parton (RCA)
13STARS ON 45 (Medley) – Stars On 45 (Radio Records)
14WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU – Foreigner (Atlantic)
15RAPTURE – Blondie (Chrysalis)
16WOMAN – John Lennon (Geffen)
17LET’S GROOVE – Earth, Wind & Fire (ARC)
18ELVIRA – The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)
19BEING WITH YOU – Smokey Robinson (Tamla)
20THE TIDE IS HIGH – Blondie (Chrysalis)
21ANGEL OF THE MORNING – Juice Newton (Capitol)
22OH NO – The Commodores (Motown)
23THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE – Air Supply (Arista)
24MORNING TRAIN (Nine To Five) – Sheena Easton (EMI America)
25KISS ON MY LIST – Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
26WHO’S CRYING NOW – Journey (Columbia)
27HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) – Air Supply (Arista)
28FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – Sheena Easton (Liberty)
29TAKE IT ON THE RUN – REO Speedwagon (Epic)
30STEP BY STEP – Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)
31I DON’T NEED YOU – Kenny Rogers (Liberty)
32I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) – Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
33THE BEST OF TIMES – Styx (A&M;)
34START ME UP – The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
35EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC – The Police (A&M;)
36I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)
37JUST THE TWO OF US – Grover Washington Jr. (with Bill Withers) (Elektra)
38ALL THOSE YEARS AGO – George Harrison (Dark Horse)
39STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND – Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Modern)
40A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio (Arista)
41COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE – Barbra Streisand (Columbia)
42URGENT – Foreigner (Atlantic)
43SUKIYAKI – A Taste Of Honey (Capitol)
44YOUNG TURKS – Rod Stewart (Warner Bros.)
45THE NIGHT OWLS – The Little River Band (Capitol)
46I LOVE YOU – The Climax Blues Band (Warner Bros.)
47THIS LITTLE GIRL – Gary U.S. Bonds (EMI America)
48YESTERDAY’S SONGS – Neil Diamond (Columbia)
49BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY – The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)
50LADY (You Bring Me Up) – The Commodores (Motown)
51PASSION – Rod Stewart (Warner Bros.)
52CRYING – Don McLean (Millennium)
53HARDEN MY HEART – Quarterflash (Geffen)
54YOU MAKE MY DREAMS – Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
55HOLD ON TIGHT – ELO (Jet)
56HEARTS – Marty Balin (EMI America)
57(There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME – Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
58DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ – Journey (Columbia)
59DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME – The Police (A&M;)
60SAME OLD LANG SYNE – Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)
61AMERICA – Neil Diamond (Capitol)
62WATCHING THE WHEELS – John Lennon (Geffen)
63THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY – The Beach Boys (Capitol)
64WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE – Diana Ross (RCA)
65EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD – Air Supply (Arista)
66TREAT ME RIGHT – Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)
67TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS – Styx (A&M;)
68SOMEBODY’S KNOCKIN’ – Terri Gibbs (MCA)
69HOW ’BOUT US – Champaign (Columbia)
70TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND – George Benson (Warner Bros.)
71I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU – Rick Springfield (RCA)
72WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE – Steve Winwood (Island)
73HARD TO SAY – Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)
74THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL – Abba (Atlantic)
75TROUBLE – Lindsay Buckingham (Asylum)
76HELLO AGAIN – Neil Diamond (Capitol)
77WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL – The Four Tops (Casablanca)
78LIVING INSIDE MYSELF – Gino Vannelli (Arista)
79HER TOWN TOO – James Taylor & J.D. Souther (Columbia)
80HEY NINETEEN – Steely Dan (MCA)
81TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU – Bob Seger (Capitol)
82HOOKED ON CLASSICS – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Louis Clark) (RCA)
83GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE – Delbert McClinton (Capitol/MSS)
84WHAT KIND OF FOOL – Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb (Columbia)
85JUST ONCE – Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M;)
86I AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT – Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
87WINNING – Santana (Columbia)
88LEATHER AND LACE – Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)
89GEMINI DREAM – The Moody Blues (Threshold)
90I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) – Lulu (Alfa)
91I CAN’T STAND IT – Eric Clapton & His Band (RSO)
92THE WAITING – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Backstreet)
93WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER – Al Jarreau (Warner Bros.)
94TIME – The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)
95YOU BETTER YOU BET – The Who (Warner Bros.)
96DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA – The Police (A&M;)
97WHAT ARE WE DOIN’ IN LOVE – Dottie West (with Kenny Rogers) (Liberty)
98COOL LOVE – Pablo Cruise (A&M;)
99A LITTLE IN LOVE – Cliff Richard (EMI America)
100 THE VOICE – The Moody Blues (Threshold)
ALBUMS  |  1981