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July 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Ghost town Specials
2 Can can Bad Manners
3 One day in your life Michael Jackson
4 Body talk Imagination
5 Stars on 45 (vol.2) Starsound
6 Going back to my roots Odyssey
7 Wordy rapppinghood Tom Tom Club
8 No woman no cry Bob Marley & the Wailers
9 Memory Elain Paige
10 Motherhead live Motorhead
11 You might need somebody Randy Crawford
12 Being with you Smokey Robinson
13 Dancing on the floor (Hooked on love) Third World
14 Razzamatazz Quincy Jones
15 Chant No.1 (I don’t need yjos pressure on) Spandau Ballet
16 Piece of the action Bucks Fizz
17 Lay all your love on me Abba
18 More than in love Kate Robbins & Beyond
19 Ssat in your lap Kate Bush
20 Teddy bear Red Sovine

August 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Green door Shakin’ Stevens
2 Hooked on classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
3 Happy birthday Stevie Wonder
4 Chant No.1 (I don’t need This pressure on) Spandau Ballet
5 Back to sixties Tight Fit
6 Girls on film Duran Duran
7 Love action (I believe in love) Human League
8 Hold on tight Electric light Orchestra
9 Ghost town Specials
10 For your eyes only Sheena Easton
11 Japanese boy Aneka
12 Can can Bad Manners
13 Walk right now Jacksons
14 Tainted love Soft Cell
15 Caribbean disco Lobo
16 Water on glass / Boys Kim Wilde
17 Stars on 45 (vol.2) Starsound
18 New life Depeche Mode
19 Beach boy gold Gidea Park
20 Dancing on the floor (Hooked on love) Third World

September 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Tainted love Soft Cell
2 Japanese boy Aneka
3 Prince charming Adam & the Ants
4 Wired for sound Cliff Richard
5 Hold on tight Electric light Orchestra
6 Love action (I believe in love) Human League
7 Souvenir O.M.D.
8 Hands up (Give me your heart) Ottawan
9 Start me up Rolling Stones
10 One in ten UB40
11 She’s got claws Gary Numan
12 Pretend Alvin stardust
13 Slow hand Pointer Sisters
14 Abacab Genesis
15 Hooked on classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
16 Endless love Dianna Ross & Lionel Richie
17 Everybody Salsa Modern Romance
18 The thin wall Ultravox
19 Caribbean disco Lobo
20 Green door Shakin’ Stevens

October 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 The birdie song Tweets
2 It’s my party Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
3 Under your thumb Godley & Creme
4 Prince charming Adam & the Ants
5 Hands up (Give me your heart) Ottawan
6 Thunder in mountains Toyah
7 Invisible sun Police
8 Just can’t get enough Depeche Mode
9 Shut up Madness
10 Happy birthday Altered Images
11 O Superman Laurie Anderson
12 Open your heart Human League
13 Pretend Alvin stardust
14 Endless love Dianna Ross & Lionel Richie
15 A good year for the roses Elvis Costello
16 It’s raining Shakin’ Stevens
17 Absolute beginners Jam
18 Souvenir O.M.D.
19 Walkin’ in the sunshine Bad Manners
20 Tainted love Soft Cell

November 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Every little thing she does is magic Police
2 Joan of Arc O.M.D.
3 When she was my girl Four Tops
4 Under pressure Queen & David Bowie
5 Happy birthday Altered Images
6 Begin the Beguine (Volver a empezar) Julio Iglesias
7 Labelled with love Squeeze
8 Favourite shirts (Boy meets girl) Haircut 100
9 Tonight I’m yours Rod Stewart
10 It’s my party Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
11 Physical Olivia Newton-John
12 Let’s groove Earth, Wind & Fire
13 A good year for the roses Elvis Costello
14 Bed sitter Soft Cell
15 I go to sleep Pretenders
16 Hold me B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell
17 When you were sweet sixteen Fureys & Davey Arthur
18 The birdie song Tweets
19 Open your heart Human League
20 Why do fools fall in love Dianna Ross

December 1981

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Don’t you want me Human League
2 Daddy’s home Cliff Richard
3 Begin the Beguine Julio Iglesias
4 Why do fools fall in love Diana Ross
5 Bed sitter Soft Cell
6 One of us Abba
7 Ant rap Adam & the Ants
8 It must be love Madness
9 Let’s groove Earth, Wind & Fire
10 Wedding bells Godley & Creme
11 Under pressure Queen & David Bowie
12 Land of make believe Bucks Fizz
13 I go to sleep Pretenders
14 Rock ‘n’ roll Status Quo
15 Cambodia Kim Wilde
16 Ay ay ay ay moosey Modern Romance
17 Spirits in the material world Police
18 Mirror mirror Dollar
19 Four more from Toyah E.P. Toyah
20 Favourite shirts (Boy meets girl) Haircut 100

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