Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, October 12th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie were enjoying their NINTH and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song went to #1 on August 15th 1981. It would be ranked the #2 song for the year of 1981, behind ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes which spent TEN non-consecutive weeks at #1 earlier in 1981.

Here are the Top 10 songs for the entire YEAR of 1981:

  1. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
  2. Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  3. Lady – Kenny Rogers
  4. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
  5. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  6. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  7. Kiss On My List – Hall & Oates
  8. I Love A Rainy Night – – Eddie Rabbitt
  9. 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
  10. Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon

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