Popular Songs From 1981

SONGS FROM 1981: ABSOLUTE - AMERICA

Absolute Beginners - 1981 – Jam

Adult Books –1981 – X

Ai No Corrida (you sent me there, your dream is my command) - 1981 - Quincy Jones

Ain't Even Done With The Night (it's all right hold tight, well I don't even know if I'm doing this right) - 1981 - John Cougar

Ain't No Stoppin' - 1981 - Enigma

All Stood Still (we stood still, we all stood still) – 1981 - Ultravox

All Those Years Ago - 1981 - George Harrison

America (far we've been traveling far, without a hope not without a star) - 1981 - Neil Diamond 

SONGS FROM 1981: AND - AY

And Love Goes On – 1980/1981 – Earth, Wind & Fire

And The Bands Played On - 1981 - Saxon

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground - 1980/1981 - Willie Nelson 

Angel Of The Morning (just call me angel of the morning) - 1981 - Juice Newton

Ant Rap - 1981 - Adam & the Ants 

Arthur's Theme (the best that you can do is fall in love; when you get caught between the moon and New York City) - 1981 - Christopher Cross 

Attention To Me - 1981 - Nolans

Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey - 1981 - Modern Romance

SONGS FROM 1981: BACK - BETTER

Back To The Sixties - 1981 - Tight Fit

Bad Reputation (featured in the tv show Freaks And Geeks) – 1981 – Joan Jett

Baron, The – 1981 - Johnny Cash

Be Good Johnny (be good be good, be good be good be good) – 1981/1982 – Men At Work

Beach Boy Gold - 1981 - Gidea Park

Beach Boys Medley, The - 1981 - The Beach Boys

Beautiful World (beautiful people everywhere, the way they show they care makes me want to say it’s a beautiful world) – 1981 – Devo

Bed Sitter - 1981 - Soft Cell

Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) - 1981 - Julio Iglesias

Being With You (I don't care about anything else but being with you) - 1981 - Smokey Robinson

Believe It Or Not (believe it or not I'm walking on air, I never thought I could feel so free) (Theme From "Greatest American Hero") - 1981 - Joey Scarbury

Best Of Times, The - 1981 – Styx

(Best That You Can Do) Arthur's Theme (when you get caught between the moon and New York City) - 1981 - Cristopher Cross

Bette Davis Eyes (she's pure as New York snow, she's got Bette Davis eyes) - 1981 - Kim Carnes

Better Things - 1981 - The Kinks

SONGS FROM 1981: BIRDIE - BUT

Birdie Song, The (Birdie Dance) - 1981 - Tweets

Blaze Of Glory – 1981 - Kenny Rogers

Body Talk - 1981 - Imagination

Boy From New York City (ooh-wah ooh-wah cool cool kitty, tell us about the boy from New York City) - 1981 - Manhattan Transfer

Breakup Song, The (they don't write 'em like that anymore, they just don't write 'em like that anymore) - 1981 - Greg Kihn Band

Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (I’m sorry but it’s true you’re bringin’ on the heartache, takin’ all the best of me oh can’t you see?) – 1981/1984 – Def Leppard

Burnin' For You (I'm burnin' - I'm burnin' - I'm burnin' for you) - 1981 - Blue Oyster Cult

But You Know I Love You – 1980/1981 – Dolly Parton

SONGS FROM 1981: CADILLAC - CELEBRATION

Cadillac Ranch – 1980/1981 – Bruce Springsteen

Cambodia - 1981 - Kim Wilde

Can Can - 1981 - Bad Manners

Can You Feel It - 1981 - Jacksons

Capstick Comes Home/Sheffield Grinder - 1981 - Tony Capstick

Careless Memories – 1981 – Duran Duran

Caribbean Disco Show (hear our songs everybody knows) - 1981 - Lobo

Celebration (celebrate good times, come on) - 1981 - Kool & the Gang

SONGS FROM 1981: CHANT - CRYING

Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) - 1981 - Spandau Ballet

Chemistry - 1981 – Mondo Rock

Chequered Love - 1981 - Kim Wilde

Chi Mai Theme - 1981 - Ennio Morricone

Chloe – 1981 – Elton John

Circle Of Love – 1981/1982 - Steve Miller Band

Come To Me – 1981 – Aretha Franklin

Controversy - 1981 - Prince

Cool Love - 1981 - Pablo Cruise

Cool World – 1981 – Mondo Rock

Crazy (Keep On Falling) – 1981/1982 – The John Hall Band

Crazy Train – 1980/1981 – Ozzy Osbourne 

Crying My Heart Out Over You – 1981/1982 – Ricky Skaggs

Cruiser (you roam the night 'cuz you're the cruiser) - 1981 - The Cars

Crying - 1981 - Don McLean

SONGS FROM 1981: DADDY'S - DREAMING

Daddy's Home - 1981 - Cliff Richard

Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) - 1981 - Third World

Day After Day (way up in the sky, over the city over Tokyo) – 1980/1981 - Pretenders

D-Days - 1981 - Hazel O'Connor

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (de do do do de da da da is all I have to say to you) - 1981 - The Police

Dixie Highway – 1981 - Journey

Do Nothing - 1981 - Specials

(Do) The Hucklebuck - 1981 - Coast To Coast

Do You Wanna Spend The Night (do you wanna spend the night, I wanna be with you) – 1981 – Village People

Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) (cover version) - 1981 - Joan Jett

Don’t Get Above Your Raisin – 1981 – Ricky Skaggs

Don’t Let It Pass You By – 1981 – UB40

Don't Stand So Close To Me (don't stand - don't stand so - don't stand so close to me) - 1981 - The Police

Don't Stop Believing (hold on to that feeling) - 1981 - Journey

Don't Stop The Music - 1981 - Yarbrough & Peoples

Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me) - 1980/1981 - Willie Nelson and Ray Price 

Dreaming Of Me – 1981 – Depeche Mode

SONGS FROM 1981: EINSTEIN - EVERYBODY

Einstein A Go-Go - 1981 – Landscape

Elephant Talk (talk, it’s only talk) - 1981 - King Crimson

Elvira (my heart's on fire, Elvira) - 1981 - The Oak Ridge Boys

Endless Love (two hearts, two hearts that beat as one) - 1981 - Diana Ross and Lionel Richie 

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day and ask her if she'll marry me some old-fashioned way) - 1981 - The Police

Every Woman In The World (to me) - 1981 - Air Supply

Everybody Salsa - 1981 - Modern Romance 

SONGS FROM 1981: FADE - FIVE

Fade Away – 1980/1981 – Bruce Springsteen

Fade To Grey - 1981 - Visage

Fantasy (life is just a fantasy, can you live this fantasy life?) – 1981 – Aldo Nova

Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - 1981 - Haircut 100

Feel Like A Number (Live) – 1981 – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Find Another Fool (why don't you…find another , find another fool to love you) - 1981/1982 - Quarterflash

Find Your Way Back – 1981 – Jefferson Starship

Fire - 1981 - U2

Fire And Ice (fire and ice, you come on like a flame then you turn a cold shoulder) - 1981 - Pat Benatar

Fire And Smoke – 1981 – Earl Thomas Conley

Fireflies - 1981 - Fleetwood Mac

5 O’Clock In The Morning (it’s five o’clock in the morning, the city seems so empty) – 1981 – Village People

SONGS FROM 1981: FLASH - FUTURE

Flash (from the movie Flash Gordon)- 1980/1981 – Queen 

Flying High Again – 1981 - Ozzy Osbourne 

For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – 1981/1982 – AC/DC

For Your Eyes Only (only for you) - 1981 - Sheena Easton

Four From Toyah - 1981 - Toyah

Four More From Toyah - 1981 - Toyah

Funeral Pyre - 1981 - The Jam

Future Management – 1981 – Roger Taylor 

SONGS FROM 1981: GAMES - GIVING

Games People Play - 1981 - Alan Parsons Project

Gemini Dream (you're gonna wake up, you know you're gonna wake up in a Gemini Dream) - 1981 - The Moody Blues

Genius Of Love (I'm in heaven with my boyfriend, my laughing boyfriend) - 1981 - Tom Tom Club

Ghost Town - 1981 - Specials

Gi’ Me Wings – 1980/1981 – Rod Stewart

Girls On Film - 1981 - Duran Duran

Give It To Me Baby - 1981 - Rick James

Giving It Up For Your Love - 1981 - Delbert McClinton

SONGS FROM 1981: GLORIA - GOOD

Gloria - 1981 - U2

Glow - 1981 - Spandau Ballet

Going Back To My Roots - 1981 - Odyssey

Good Thing Going - 1981 - Sugar Minott

Good Times - 1981 - Willie Nelson

Good Year For The Roses, A - 1981 - Elvis Costello

SONGS FROM 1981: GREATEST - GUILTY

"Greatest American Hero" (Theme) (believe it or not I'm walking on air, I never thought I could feel so free) - 1981 - Joey Scarbury

Green Door - 1981 - Shakin' Stevens

Grey Day - 1981 - Madness

Guilty - 1981 - Classix Nouveaux

Guilty (we've got nothing to be guilty of, our love will climb any mountain) - 1981 - Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb



SONGS FROM 1981: HANDS - HARDEN

Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) - 1981 - Ottawan

Happy Birthday (happy happy birthday in a hot bath, to those nice nice nights) - 1981 - Altered Images

Happy Birthday (you know it doesn’t make much sense, there ought to be a law against anyone who takes offense at a day in your celebration) - 1981 - Stevie Wonder

Hard Times - 1981 - James Taylor

Hard To Say - 1981 - Dan Fogelberg

Harden My Heart (I'm gonna swallow my tears, I'm gonna turn and leave you here) – 1981/1982 - Quarterflash

SONGS FROM 1981: HEAD - HEY

Head Over Heels – 1981/1982– ABBA 

Heart Like A Wheel (I've been loving you for so long, you are the one) – 1981 - Steve Miller Band

Heartaches Of A Fool - 1981 - Willie Nelson

Heartbeat - 1981 - Taana Gardner

Hearts (is everything all right?) - 1981 - Marty Balin

Hearts On Fire – 1981 – Randy Meisner 

Hello Again (hello again hello) - 1981 - Neil Diamond

Her Town Too - 1981 - James Taylor and J.D. Souther

Here I Am (just when I thought I was over you) - 1981 - Air Supply

Here Is The News – 1981/1982 - Electric Light Orchestra

He's A Liar – 1981 – Bee Gees

Hey Nineteen (please take me along when you slide on down) - 1981 - Steely Dan

SONGS FROM 1981: HILL - HURRY

"Hill Street Blues" (Theme) - 1981 - Mike Post featuring Larry Carlton

Hold Me - 1981 - B.A. Robertson and Maggie Bell

Hold On Tight (when you see a ship go sailing, when you feel your heart is breaking hold on tight to your dreams) – 1981 - Electric Light Orchestra

House Of The Rising Sun, The (cover version) - 1980/1981 – Dolly Parton 

How 'Bout Us (some people are made for each other; how 'bout us?) - 1981 - Champaign

How Long – 1981/1982 – Rod Stewart

Hucklebuck, The (do the Hucklebuck) - 1981 - Coast to Coast

Hurry Up And Wait – 1981 – Isley Brothers

SONGS FROM 1981: I

I Ain't Gonna Stand For It - 1981 - Stevie Wonder

I Am The Beat - 1981 - Look

I Can't Stand It (you're foolin' around) - 1981 - Eric Clapton

I Don’t Care – 1981/1982 – Ricky Skaggs

I Don't Need You - 1981 - Kenny Rogers

I Go To Sleep - 1981 - Pretenders

I Just Need You For Tonight - 1981 - Billy "Crash" Craddock

I Know You're The Rain - 1981 - Eddy Raven

I Love A Rainy Night (I love to hear the thunder, watch the lightning when it lights up the sky) - 1981 - Eddie Rabbitt

I Love You (when I was a younger man I hadn't a care, fooling around - hitting the town - growing my hair) - 1981 - Climax Blues Band

I Made It Through The Rain - 1981 - Barry Manilow

I Missed Again (Did I miss again? I think I missed again uh huh) - 1981 - Phil Collins

I Surrender - 1981 - Rainbow

I Want To Be Free - 1981 - Toyah

I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool – 1981 - Barbara Mandrell 

SONGS FROM 1981: IF - IS

If You Go (I’ll Follow You) – 1980/1981 – Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton 

If You Leave Me Can I Come Too – 1981 – Mental As Anything

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - 1981 - Willie Nelson

I’m Just A Man – 1981/1982 – Dan Hill

I’m On The Loose – see On The Loose 

I’m Settin’ Fancy Free – 1981 – The Oak Ridge Boys

In The Air Tonight (I can feel it coming in the air tonight, hold on) - 1981 - Phil Collins

In The Dark – 1981 – Billy Squier

Inside You (Part 1) – 1981 – Isley Brothers

Intuition - 1981 - Linx

Invisible Sun - 1981 - Police

Is It You - 1981 - Lee Ritenour

SONGS FROM 1981: IT - I'VE

It Must Be Love - 1981 - Madness

It's A Love Thing - 1981 - Whispers

It’s My Turn – 1981 – Aretha Franklin

It's My Turn - 1981 - Diana Ross

It's Now Or Never (it's now or never come hold me tight, kiss me my darling be mine tonight) - 1981 - John Schneider

It's Raining - 1981 - Shakin' Stevens

I've Done Everything For You (you've done nothing for me) - 1981 - Rick Springfield

I’ve Had Enough – 1981/1982 – Earth, Wind & Fire

SONGS FROM 1981: JAPANESE - JUST

Japanese Boy - 1981 - Aneka

Jealous – 1981/1982 – Rod Stewart

Jealous Guy (I didn't mean to make you cry; I'm just a jealous guy) - 1981 - Roxy Music

Jerkin’ Back ‘N’ Forth – 1981 – Devo

Jessie's Girl (I wish that I had Jessie's girl, where can I find a woman like that?) - 1981 - Rick Springfield

Joan Of Arc - 1981 - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

Johnny Are You Queer (featured in the movie Valley Girl) – 1981/1982/1983 – Josie Cotton

Juke Box Hero (he’s a juke box hero, he’s got stars in his eyes) – 1981/1982 - Foreigner

Just A Feeling - 1981 - Bad Manners

Just Between You And Me - 1981 - April Wine

Just Can't Get Enough (I just can't seem to get enough of you) - 1981 - Depeche Mode

Just Can't Get Enough (I just can't seem to get enough of you) - 1981 - Depeche Mode

Just Like A Woman (cover version) – 1981/1982 – Rod Stewart

Just Like Me (it's just like me to say to you love me do and I'll be true) - 1981 - Pat Benatar

Just Once - 1981 - Quincy Jones and James Ingram

Just The Two Of Us (just the two of us we can make it if we try, just the two of us you and I) - 1981 - Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers

SONGS FROM 1981: KEEP - KISS

Keep On Loving You (I'm gonna keep on loving you, 'cause it's the only thing I wanna do) - 1981 - REO Speedwagon

Kid Is Hot Tonite, The – 1980/1981 – Loverboy 

Kids In America (we're the kids in America) - 1981 - Kim Wilde

Kings Of The Wild Frontier - 1981 - Adam & the Ants

Kiss On My List (your kiss is on my list of the best things in life) - 1981 - Hall & Oates

SONGS FROM 1981: LABELLED - LET'S

Labelled With Love - 1981 - Squeeze

Lady (You Bring Me Up) (lady, you bring me up when I am down) - 1981 - Commodores

Land Of Make Believe - 1981 - Bucks Fizz

Landslide – 1981/1982 - Olivia Newton-John

Lately - 1981 - Stevie Wonder

Lay All Your Love On Me - 1980/1981 –Abba 

Leila - 1981 - ZZ Top

Let It Go – 1981 – Def Leppard

Let's Get It Up – 1981/1982 - AC/DC

Let's Groove (let’s groove tonight) – 1981 – Earth, Wind & Fire

Let's Hang On (let's hang on to what we got, don't let go girl we got a lot) - 1981 - Barry Manilow

Let’s Work – 1981 – Prince

SONGS FROM 1981: LIFE - LUNATIC

Life Of Illusion, A – 1981 – Joe Walsh

Limelight - 1981 - Rush

Lipstick – 1980/1981 - Suzi Quatro

Little In Love, A - 1981 - Cliff Richard

Living Eyes – 1981 - Bee Gees

Living Inside Myself (I am lost living inside myself, living inside this shell living outside your love)- 1981 - Gino Vannelli 

Lonely Is The Night – 1981 – Billy Squier

Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good - 1981 - Don Williams

Love Action (I Believe In Love) - 1981 - Human League

Love All The Hurt Away – 1981 – Aretha Franklin with George Benson

Love At First Sight (love at first sight, what they want is hey oh love) - 1980/1981 - XTC

Love In The First Degree - 1981 – Alabama

Love Is Like A Rock - 1981 – Donnie Iris

Loved One, The – 1981 – INXS

Luanne - 1981/1982 - Foreigner 

Lucky Ones (only the lucky ones get to steal the show) – 1981 – Loverboy

Lunatic Fringe - 1981 – Red Rider

SONGS FROM 1981: MAD - MESSAGE

Mad World (when people run in circles it’s a very very mad world) – 1981/1982 -Tears For Fears

Maggie's Farm - 1981 - Specials

Making Your Mind Up - 1981 - Bucks Fizz

Mama Weer All Crazee Now - 1981 - The Runaways

Man On Fire – 1981 – Roger Taylor 

Mean Street - 1981 - Van Halen

Medley: Intro Venus - 1981 - Shocking Blue, The Archies, The Beatles, etc.

Memory - 1981 - Elaine Paige

Message Of Love (now the reason we’re here - as man and woman, is to love each other take care of each other) – 1980/1981 – Pretenders

SONGS FROM 1981: MICKEY - MISS

Mickey (oh Mickey you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey hey Mickey) - 1981/1982 - Toni Basil

Mind Of A Toy - 1981 - Visage

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) - 1981 - Dollar

Miss Sun - 1981 - Boz Scaggs

SONGS FROM 1981: MOBILE - MY

Mobile Bay – 1981 – Johnny Cash

Mona Lisa - 1981 - Willie Nelson

Mony Mony (here she comes now say Mony Mony) - 1981/1987 - Billy Idol 

More Than In Love - 1981 - Kate Robbins and Beyond

Morning Train (my baby takes the morning train, he works from 9 to 5 and then he takes another home again) - 1981 - Sheena Easton

Motorhead Live - 1981 - Motorhead

Mountain Dew - 1981 - Willie Nelson

Musclebound - 1981 - Spandau Ballet

My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) (gone gone gone she’s been gone so long, she’s been gone gone gone so long) – 1981 – Chilliwack

My Kinda Lover – 1981 – Billy Squier

My Own Way (‘cause I’ve got my own way, I can find my own way) – 1981 – Duran Duran

SONGS FROM 1981: NEW - NOBODY

New Life - 1981 - Depeche Mode

Night Games - 1981 - Graham Bonnett

Night Owls, The (he'll get the girl 'cause he looks so fine, he's gonna win her everytime) - 1981 - Little River Band

9 To 5 (what a way to make a living) - 1981 - Dolly Parton

No Gettin' Over Me (there's no gettin' over me) - 1981 - Ronnie Milsap

No Show – 1981 - Kool & the Gang

Nobody Wins – 1981 – Elton John

SONGS FROM 1981: O - OLDEST

O Superman (oh mom and dad) - 1981 - Laurie Anderson

Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight – 1980/1981 – Rod Stewart

Oh No - 1981 - Commodores

Old Songs, The - 1981 - Barry Manilow

Oldest Swinger In Town - 1981 - Fred Wedlock

SONGS FROM 1981: ON - ONLY

On And On And On – 1980/1981 – ABBA 

On The Loose - 1981 - Saga

Once In A Lifetime (you may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself how did I get here?) - 1981 - Talking Heads

Once Over Twice, The (I just heard the sad song by another band, sung by another man he gave me the once over twice) – 1981 - X

One Day In Your Life - 1981 - Michael Jackson

One Hundred Ways (find one hundred ways) - 1981/1982 - Quincy Jones and James Ingram

One In Ten - 1981 - UB40

One Of Us - 1981 - Abba

One That You Love, The (here I am, the one that you love) - 1981 - Air Supply

Only Crying - 1981 - Keith Marshall

SONGS FROM 1981: OPEN - OUR

Open Arms - 1981 - Journey

Open Your Heart - 1981 - Human League

Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) - 1981 - Tottenham Hotspur F.A. Cup Final Squad

Our Lips Are Sealed (it doesn't matter what they say in the jealous games people play hey hey hey, our lips our sealed) - 1981 - Go-Go's

SONGS FROM 1981: PARTY - PUT

Party Time – 1981 – T.G. Sheppard

Party’s Over, The (Hopelessly In Love) – 1981 - Journey

Passion (tonight in the city you won't find any pity; all you wanted was someone to hold on to) - 1981 - Rod Stewart 

Pearl Necklace - 1981 - ZZ Top

Penthouse And Pavement – 1981 – Heaven 17

Physical (let's get physical physical; let me hear your body talk) - 1981 - Olivia Newton-John

Piece Of The Action - 1981 - Bucks Fizz

Planet Earth (voices without a sound, can you hear me now? - this is planet earth) – 1981 – Duran Duran

Precious Time – 1981 – Pat Benatar

President Am I (you give me…such a…hard time hard time) – 1981 - Slow Children

Pressure (you have to learn to pace yourself – pressure, you’re just like everybody else – pressure) – 1981 – Billy Joel

Pretend - 1981 - Alvin Stardust

Prince Charming - 1981 - Adam & the Ants

Private Eyes (you can't escape my private eyes - they're watching you, they see your every move) - 1981 - Hall & Oates

Promises In The Dark (just when you think you've got it down - your heart securely tied and bound, they whisper promises in the dark) - 1981 - Pat Benatar

Push Comes To Shove - 1981 - Van Halen

Put The Finger On You - 1981 – AC/DC

SONGS FROM 1981: QUEEN

Queen Of Hearts (the joker is the only fool who'll do anything for you; 'cause that's what I'll have to do to keep me away from you) - 1981 - Juice Newton

SONGS FROM 1981: RABBIT - ROOF

Rabbit - 1981 - Chas and Dave

Rapture (and now he only eats guitars, get up) - 1981 - Blondie

Razzamatazz - 1981 - Quincy Jones

Really Wanna Know You - 1981 - Gary Wright

Remember, I've Been Good To You – 1981/1982 – The Inmates

Respectable Street – 1980/1981 – XTC 

Return Of The Los Palmas 7 - 1981 - Madness

Reverend Mr. Black, The – 1981/1982 – Johnny Cash

Reward - 1981 - Teardrop Explodes

Right Kind Of Love (give me the right kind of love, give me the right kind of love and I’ll be yours tonight) – 1981/1982 – Quarterflash

River, The – 1980/1981 – Bruce Springsteen

Rock 'N' Roll - 1981 - Status Quo

Romeo And Juliet (you and me babe, how 'bout it?) - 1981 - Dire Straits

Roof Garden – 1981 – Al Jarreau

SONGS FROM 1981: SAINT (ST.) - SKINNY

St. Valentine's Day Massacre E.P. - 1981 - Motorhead and Girlschool

Same Old Lang Syne - 1981 - Dan Fogelberg

Same Ole Me – 1981/1982 – George Jones and The Oak Ridge Boys

Sat In Your Lap - 1981 - Kate Bush

Seven Bridges Road (there are stars in the southern sky, southward as you go) – 1981 – Eagles

Seven Year Ache – 1981 – Rosanne Cash

Shaddup You Face - 1981 - Joe Dolce MusicTheatre

Share Your Love With Me - 1981 - Kenny Rogers 

She Won’t Dance With Me – 1980/1981 – Rod Stewart

She's Got Claws - 1981 - Gary Numan

Shoppin’ From A To Z – 1981 – Toni Basil

Shut Up - 1981 - Madness

Skinny – 1981 - Ohio Players

SONGS FROM 1981: SLOW - SQUARE

Slow Hand (I need a man with a slow hand; I need a lover with an easy touch) - 1981 - Pointer Sisters

Slow Motion (we held each other close in the night while we wheeled away in our own light) – 1978/1981 (reissue) - Ultravox

So This Is Love? - 1981 - Van Halen

Somebody Special – 1980/1981 – Rod Stewart

Somebody's Knockin' - 1981 - Terri Gibbs

Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - 1981 - Status Quo

Song Of The Patriot – 1981 - Johnny Cash

Southern Freeez - 1981 - Freeez

Southern Pacific - 1981 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Souvenir - 1981 - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

Spies In The Night - 1981 - The Manhattan Transfer

(Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) Ossie's Dream - 1981 - Tottenham Hotspur F.A. Cup Final Squad

Square Biz – 1981 – Teena Marie

SONGS FROM 1981: STAND - STROKE

Stand And Deliver - 1981 - Adam & the Ants

Star - 1981 - Kiki Dee

Stars On 45 (Vol. 2) - 1981 - Stars On 45 (Medley)

Start Me Up (you start me up, I never stop) - 1981 - The Rolling Stones

State Of The Heart – 1981 – Mondo Rock

Stay Young – 1981 – INXS

Step By Step (first step, ask her out and treat her like a lady) -1981 - Eddie Rabbitt

Steppin’ Out – 1981 - Kool & the Gang

Still They Ride – 1981/1982 - Journey

Stone In Love - 1981 - Journey

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (stop draggin' my - stop draggin' my - stop draggin' my heart around) - 1981 - Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Stranger – 1981 – Jefferson Starship

Stroke, The - 1981 - Billy Squier

SONGS FROM 1981: SUDDENLY - SWORDS

Suddenly (suddenly I don't need the answers 'cause I am ready to take all my chances with you) (from the movie Xanadu) – 1980/1981 – Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard

Sukiyaki - 1981 - A Taste Of Honey

Summer Of ‘81 – 1981 – Mondo Rock

Super Freak (Part 1) (she's a very kinky girl, the kind you don't take home to mother) - 1981 - Rick James

Sweetheart (sweetheart who loved you from the start?, who treats you like a star?) - 1981 - Franke & the Knockouts

Swords Of A Thousand Men - 1981 - Ten Pole Tudor

SONGS FROM 1981: TAKE - THUNDER

Take It On The Run (if that's the way you want it baby then I don't want you around) - 1981 - REO Speedwagon

Take Me To The Top - 1981 - Loverboy

Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - 1981 - Kool & the Gang

Takin’ A Ride – 1981 – Don Felder 

Tears Are Not Enough (yes you've shown your feelings yes you've shown you're tough, said things worth believing - tears are not enough) - 1981 - ABC

Tell It Like It Is (tell it like it is, just let your conscience be your guide) - 1981 - Heart

(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - 1981 - Ronnie Milsap

Thin Wall, The (and those who know will always feel their backs against the thin wall) – 1981 - Ultravox

This Little Girl (I know what's on your mind - know what you wanna do, but if you mess with her - I'm gonna mess with you) - 1981 - Gary U.S. Bonds

This Ole House - 1981 - Shakin' Stevens

Through Being Cool (we’re through being cool) – 1981 – Devo

Thunder In Mountains - 1981 - Toyah

SONGS FROM 1981: TICKET - TOUCH

Ticket To The Moon – 1981/1982 - Electric Light Orchestra

Tide Is High, The (the tide is high and I'm moving on, I'm gonna be your number one) - 1981 - Blondie

Time - 1981 - Alan Parsons Project

Time Is Time (love is love) - 1981 - Andy Gibb

Together - 1981 - Tierra

Tom Sawyer - 1981 - Rush

Tonight I’m On The Loose – see On The Loose 

Too Fast For Love - 1981 – Motley Crue

Too Many Times – 1981 – Mental As Anything

Too Much Time On My Hands (is it any wonder I've got too much time on my hands, ticking away with my sanity) - 1981 - Styx

Too Nice To Talk To - 1981 - The (English) Beat

Tora, Tora, Tora (Out With The Boys) – 1981/1982 – Rod Stewart

Touch Me When We're Dancing - 1981 - Carpenters

SONGS FROM 1981: TREAT - TWILIGHT

Treat Me Right (you want me to leave - you want me to stay, you ask me to come back - you turn and walk away) - 1981 - Pat Benatar

Try A Little Tenderness – 1981 - Ohio Players

Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - 1981 - Bob Seger

Tube Snake Boogie (I got a girl she lives on the hill, she won't do it but her sister will) - 1981 - ZZ Top

Turn Me Loose – 1980/1981 – Loverboy 

Twilight – 1981 - Electric Light Orchestra

SONGS FROM 1981: UNCHAINED - URGENT

Unchained - 1981 - Van Halen

Unchained Melody (oh my love my darling, I hunger for your touch) - 1981 - Heart

Under Pressure - 1981 - David Bowie and Queen

Under Your Thumb - 1981 - Godley and Creme

Underground – 1981/1982 – Men At Work

Urgent (you're not shy - you get around, you wanna fly - don't want your feet on the ground) - 1981 - Foreigner

SONGS FROM 1981: VALERIE - VOICE

Valerie (oh Valerie, oh I never thought it would go this far) – 1981 – Quarterflash

Victim Of Circumstance – 1981 – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts

Vienna (it means nothing to me, this means nothing to me oh Vienna) – 1980/1981/1993 - Ultravox

Visitors, The – 1981/1982 – ABBA 

Voice, The (won’t you take me back to school, I need to learn the golden rule) - 1981 – The Moody Blues

Voice, The (the shape and the power of the voice) – 1981 - Ultravox

SONGS FROM 1981: WAITING - WE'RE

Waiting, The (the waiting is the hardest part) – 1981 – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Waiting For A Girl Like You (I've been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life) - 1981 - Foreigner 

Walk Right Now - 1981 - Jacksons

Walkin' In The Sunshine - 1981 - Bad Manners

Wanna Be With You – 1981/1982 – Earth, Wind & Fire

Watching The Wheels (I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll) – 1981 – John Lennon

Watching You (walking down the street watching ladies go, watching you) – 1981 - Slave

Water On Glass - 1981 - Kim Wilde

We Can Get Together – 1980/1981 – Icehouse

Wedding Bells - 1981 - Godley and Creme

We'll Bring The House Down - 1981 - Slade

We’re Desperate – 1981 - X

We're In This Love Together - 1981 - Al Jarreau

SONGS FROM 1981: WHAT - WHY

What A Fool Believes – 1981 – Aretha Franklin

What About Me (it isn’t fair, I’ve had enough now I want my share) – 1981/1982 - Moving Pictures

What Are We Doin' In Love - 1981 - Dottie West and Kenny Rogers

What Kind Of Fool - 1981 - Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb

What She Does To Me – 1981 – The Producers

What's He Got (What's he got that I ain't got, he's got you, that's what he's got that's what he's got) - 1981 - The Producers

When It’s Over - 1981 – Loverboy

When She Was My Girl - 1981 - Four Tops

When You Were Sweet Sixteen - 1981 - Fureys and Davey Arthur

While You See A Chance (while you see a chance take it) - 1981 - Steve Winwood

White Girl – 1981 - X

Who Said? – 1980/1981 – Isley Brothers

Who's Crying Now (wonder who's crying now) - 1981 - Journey

Who’s Sad – 1981 – Smokey Robinson

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (why do they fall in love?) - 1981 - Diana Ross

SONGS FROM 1981: WILL - WUTHERING

Will You - 1981 - Hazel O'Connor

Winner Takes It All (I don't want to talk if it makes you feel bad) - 1980/1981 - Abba

Winning (what I thought was love that must have been lust; I'm winning) - 1981 - Santana

Wired For Sound - 1981 - Cliff Richard

Without Love – 1980/1981 – Johnny Cash

Woman (woman, I can hardly express my mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness) – 1981 – John Lennon

(A) Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - 1981 - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio

Wordy Rappinghood - 1981 - Tom Tom Club

Working For The Weekend (everybody’s working for the weekend) - 1981 – Loverboy

Working Girl – 1981 - The Members

Working In The Coal Mine (cover version) (working in the coal mine going down down) – 1981 – Devo

World Without Heroes, A – 1981 – Kiss

Wuthering Heights (Heathcliff it's me I'm Kathy I've come home and I'm so cold, let me in your window) - 1981 - Pat Benatar

SONGS FROM 1981: YOU - YOU'RE

You Are Forever – 1981 – Smokey Robinson

You Better You Bet (when I say I love you - you say "you better", you better you better you bet) - 1981 - The Who

You Drive Me Crazy - 1981 - Shakin' Stevens

You Make My Dreams (you make my dreams come true) - 1981 - Hall and Oates

You May See Me Walkin’ – 1981 – Ricky Skaggs

You Might Need Somebody - 1981 - Randy Crawford

Young Hearts – 1981 - see Young Turks

Young Parisians - 1981 - Adam & the Ants

Young Turks (young hearts be free tonight, time is on your side) - 1981 - Rod Stewart

Your Imagination (you’re wondering too much about what I do and baby your imagination - imagination’s got the best of you) – 1981/1982 - Hall and Oates

You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma - 1981 – David Frizzell and Shelly West 

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