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January 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Imagine John Lennon
2 Antmusic Adam & the Ants
3 Happy Xmas (War is over) John & Yoko & the Plastic Ono Band
4 (Just like) Starting over John Lennon
5 Stop the cavalry Jona Lewis
6 Do nothing / Maggie’s farm Specials
7 Flash Queen
8 De do do do, de da da da Police
9 Woman John Lennon
10 Too nice to talk to Beat
11 There’s no one quite like grandma St.Winifred’s School Choir
12 In the air tonight Phil Collins
13 I am the beat Look
14 Rabbit Chas & Dave
15 Embarrasment Madness
16 Super trouper Abba
17 Don’t stop the music Yarbrough & Peoples
18 Lies / Don’t drive my car Status Quo
19 Runaway boys Stray Cats
20 I ain’t gonna stand for it Stevie Wonder

February 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Woman John Lennon
2 Vienna Ultravox
3 In the air tonight Phil Collins
4 I surrender Rainbow
5 Shaddup you face Joe Dolce Music Thatre
6 Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
7 Oldest swinger in town Fred Wedlock
8 Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits
9 Rapture Blondie
10 Imagine John Lennon
11 Fade to grey Visage
12 Antmusic Adam & the Ants
13 Rock this town Stray Cats
14 Don’t stop the music Yarbrough & Peoples
15 We’ll bring the house down Slade
16 St.Valentine’s day massacre E.P. Motorhead & Girlschool
17 (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
18 Young parisians Adam & the Ants
19 Message of love Pretenders
20 Jeaous guy Roxy Music

March 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Jeaous guy Roxy Music
2 King of the wild frontier Adam & the Ants
3 (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
4 Vienna Ultravox
5 Kids in America Kim Wilde
6 This ole house Shakin’ Stevens
7 Shaddup you face Joe Dolce Music Thatre
8 Four from Toyah E.P. Toyah
9 Reward Teardrop Explodes
10 Southern Freeez Freeez
11 St.Valentine’s day massacre E.P. Motorhead & Girlschool
12 Something ’bout you baby I like Status Quo
13 You better you bet Who
14 I surrender Rainbow
15 Once in a lifetime Talking Heads
16 Lately Stevie Wonder
17 Star Kiki Dee
18 Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
19 (Somobody) Help me out Beggar & Co
20 I missed again Phil Collins

April 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 This ole house Shakin’ Stevens
2 Making your mind up Bucks Fizz
3 Lately Stevie Wonder
4 Einstein a go-go Landscape
5 Kids in America Kim Wilde
6 Intution Linx
7 It’s a love thing Whispers
8 Chi Mai (Theme from “The life and times
of David Lloyd George”)
Ennio Morricone
9 Good thing going (We’ve got a good thing going) Sugar Minott
10 Capstick comes home / The Sheffield grinder Tony Capstick
11 Night games Graham Bonnet
12 Can you feel it Jacksons
13 D-Days Hazel O’Connor
14 Four from Toyah E.P. Toyah
15 Attention to me Nolans
16 Jeaous guy Roxy Music
17 (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
18 Just a feeling Bad Manners
19 Mind of a toy Visage
20 And the bands played on Saxon

May 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Stars on 45 Starsound
2 Stand and deliver Adam & the Ants
3 You drive me crazy Shakin’ Stevens
4 Grey day Madness
5 Chi Mai (Theme from “The life and times
of David Lloyd George”)
Ennio Morricone
6 Making your mind up Bucks Fizz
7 Chequered love Kim Wilde
8 Ossie’s dream (Spurs are on their
way to heaven)
Tottenham Hotspur F.A. Cup Final Squad
9 Swords of a thousand men Ten Pole Tudor
10 Keep on loving you REO Speedwagon
11 Good thing going (We’ve got a good thing going) Sugar Minott
12 Can you feel it Jacksons
13 Attention to me Nolans
14 Musclebound / Glow Spandau Ballet
15 Stray Cats strat Stray Cats
16 Only crying Keith Marshall
17 Night games Graham Bonnet
18 Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes
19 I want to be free Toyah
20 It’s a love thing Whispers

June 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Being with you Smokey Robinson
2 One day in your life Michael Jackson
3 More than in love Kate Robbins & Beyond
4 How ’bout us Champaign
5 Stand and deliver Adam & the Ants
6 You drive me crazy Shakin’ Stevens
7 Will you Hazel O’Connor
8 Going back to my roots Odyssey
9 Funeral pyre Jam
10 I want to be free Toyah
11 Teddy bear Red Sovine
12 All stood still Ultravox
13 Ain’t no stoppin’ Enigma
14 Stars on 45 Starsound
15 Swords of a thousand men Ten Pole Tudor
16 Chequered love Kim Wilde
17 Memory Elain Paige
18 Chariots of fire – titles Vangelis
19 Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes
20 Ghost town Specials

On to July-Dec 1981

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