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            YEAR-END UK TOP 150 of 1981 (Singles)

                Based on point-system NME Charts (nr. 1 75 points, nr. 2 74 etc)

nr title artist pnt wk hp
1 Birdie song Tweets 941 16 2
2 Tainted love Soft Cell 874 16 1
3 This ole house Shakin' Stevens 845 17 1
4 Vienna Ultravox 830 14 2
5 Body talk Imagination 819 18 4
6 Ghost town Specials 785 14 1
7 One day in your life Michael Jackson 782 14 1
8 Stand and deliver Adam & Ants 782 15 1
9 Can you feel it Jacksons 768 15 6
10 Hands up Ottawan 757 15 3
11 Do the huckle buck Coast to Coast 744 15 5
12 Stars on 45 Star Sound 738 14 2
13 Making your mind up Bucks Fizz 736 12 1
14 Antmusic Adam & Ants 721 13 2
15 Being with you Smokey Robinson 715 13 1
16 It's my party Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin 708 13 1
17 You drive me crazy Shakin' Stevens 700 12 2
18 Kids in America Kim Wilde 692 13 2
19 Four from Toyah Toyah 692 14 4
20 Dancing on the floor Third World 692 15 10
21 Can can Bad Manners 691 13 3
22 Hold on tight Electric Light Orchestra 689 12 4
23 Love action Human League 685 13 3
24 Going back to the roots Odyssey 664 12 4
25 Lately Stevie Wonder 663 13 3
26 Prince Charming Adam & Ants 661 12 1
27 Attention to me Nolans 659 13 9
28 Einstein a gogo Landscape 657 13 5
29 Chi Mai Theme Ennio Morricone 649 12 2
30 Green door Shakin' Stevens 648 12 1
31 How 'bout us Champaign 647 13 5
32 New life Depeche Mode 646 15 11
33 Imagine John Lennon 645 11 1
34 Jealous guy Roxy Music 641 11 1
35 Woman John Lennon 640 11 1
36 Japanese boy Aneka 638 12 1
37 Hooked on classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Louis Clarke 638 11 2
38 Souvenir Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 630 12 3
39 Happy birthday Altered Images 629 14 2
40 Kings of the wild frontier Adam & Ants 625 13 2
41 For your eyes only Sheena Easton 615 13 8
42 Begin the beguine Julio Iglesias 601 10 1
43 It's a love thing Whispers 601 13 8
44 Keep on lovin' you REO Speedwagon 597 14 7
45 Physical Olivia Newton-John 596 12 7
46 Shaddap your face Joe Dolce 593 10 1
47 Happy birthday Stevie Wonder 589 11 2
48 Reward Teardrop Explodes 588 13 6
49 Girls on film Duran Duran 587 11 5
50 Endless love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 576 12 7
51 Return of the Las Palmas Madness 575 11 7
52 Good thing going Sugar Minott 574 12 4
53 You'll never know Hi Gloss 571 13 12
54 I surrender Rainbow 569 10 3
55 You might need somebody Randy Crawford 567 13 11
56 Swords of a thousand men Tenpole Tudor 566 12 6
57 Back to the sixties Tightfit 565 11 4
58 I want to be free Toyah 564 11 8
59 Pretend Alvin Stardust 561 10 4
60 In the air tonight Phil Collins 560 10 2
61 Under your thumb Godley & Creme 560 11 3
62 Chant no. 1 Spandau Ballet 555 10 3
63 Fade to grey Visage 555 12 8
64 Take it on the run REO Speedwagon 555 14 19
65 Memory Elaine Page 552 12 6
66 More than in love Kate Robbins & Beyond 550 10 2
67 Caribbean disco Lobo 550 11 8
68 Good year for the roses Elvis Costello 547 11 6
69 Stars on 45 vol. 2 Star Sound 544 10 2
70 Intuition Linx 543 11 7
71 Slow hand Pointer Sisters 541 11 10
72 Joan of Arc Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 538 10 5
73 Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits 534 11 8
74 Every little thing she does is magic Police 532 10 1
75 Night games Graham Bonnet 532 11 6
76 Tonight I'm yours Rod Stewart 532 11 8
77 Just can't get enough Depeche Mode 531 10 8
78 No woman no cry Bob Marley & Wailers 530 11 8
79 Beach Boy gold Gidea Park 529 13 11
80 Let's hang on Barry Manilow 527 11 12
81 Don't stop the music Yarbrough & Peoples 521 10 7
82 One in ten UB40 520 10 7
83 Southern freeez Freeez 518 11 8
84 Young Parisians Adam & Ants 518 11 9
85 Wired for sound Cliff Richard 515 9 4
86 When she was my girl Four Tops 510 10 3
87 Grey days Madness 505 10 4
88 Favourite shirts Haircut One Hundred 502 10 4
89 Thunder in mountains Toyah 496 9 4
90 Walk right now Jacksons 496 11 7
91 Let's groove Earth Wind & Fire 495 8 3
92 Open your heart Human League 494 9 6
93 When you were sweet sixteen Fureys and Davie Arthur 493 11 14
94 Hand held in black and white Dollar 492 12 19
95 Why do fools fall in love Diana Ross  491 8 4
96 Only crying Keith Marshall 490 10 12
97 Chequered love Kim Wilde 486 9 4
98 Labelled with love Squeeze 486 10 4
99 Will you Hazel O'Connor 482 10 8
100 Oldest swinger in town Fred Wedlock 475 10 6
101 New Orleans Gillan 474 10 17
102 Wordy rappinghood Tom Tom Club 473 9 7
103 Muscle bound Spandau Ballet 470 10 10
104 Planet earth Duran Duran 464 11 12
105 What becomes of the broken hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone 461 10 13
106 Under pressure Queen & David Bowie 460 7 1
107 Chariots of fire Vangelis 460 10 12
108 D-Days Hazel O'Connor 455 9 10
109 Jones vs Jones Kool and the Gang 455 11 17
110 Shut up Madness 452 9 7
111 Bad sitter Soft Cell 451 7 4
112 All stood still Ultravox 450 10 8
113 Ai no corrida Quincy Jones 449 10 14
114 I am the beat Look 445 9 6
115 Just a feeling Bad Manners 443 9 13
116 Piece of the action Bucks Fizz 442 9 12
117 The sound of the crowd Human League 440 10 12
118 Rapture Blondie 439 8 5
119 It's raining Shakin' Stevens 439 9 10
120 Rock this town Stray Cats 435 8 9
121 Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes 431 9 10
122 Stray Cat strut Stray Cats 428 10 11
123 Star Kiki Dee 428 10 13
124 Ay ay ay Moosey Modern Romance 427 8 10
125 Walkin' in the sunshine Bad Manners 425 9 10
126 Start me up Rolling Stones 424 9 7
127 Steppin' out Kool and the Gang 424 9 12
128 Everybody salsa Modern Romance 420 10 12
129 Once in a lifetime Talking Heads 419 10 14
130 In and out of love Imagination 415 9 16
131 Ain't no stopping Enigma 413 8 11
132 Can't get enough of you Eddy Grant 412 10 13
133 I go to sleep Pretenders 410 7 7
134 Invisible sun Police 409 8 2
135 St. Valentine's day massacre Motorhead / Girlschool 409 8 5
136 Mind of a toy Visage 404 8 13
137 Passionate friend Teardrop Explodes 404 10 25
138 Hold me B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell 403 8 11
139 Abacab Genesis 401 8 9
140 Take it to the top Kool and the Gang 399 9 15
141 Je suis un rock star Bill Wyman 397 9 14
142 Rainy night in Georgia Randy Crawford 397 9 18
143 One of those nights Bucks Fizz 396 10 20
144 Water on glass Kim Wilde 395 8 11
145 Sgt. Rock is going to help me XTC 395 9 16
146 You better you bet Who 394 8 9
147 Razzamataz Quincy Jones 394 9 11
148 Is Vic there Department S 394 10 22
149 Daddy's home Cliff Rochard 392 6 2
150 Do nothing / Maggie's farm Specials 392 7 4

 

 

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