Songs From 1981

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 Believin’ (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 

Heavy Metal (it’s your one way ticket to midnight, call it heavy metal) – 1981 – Sammy Hagar

Heavy Metal (Take A Ride) (from the movie Heavy Metal) – 1981 – Don Felder

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’ll Fall In Love Again – 1981 – Sammy Hagar

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

Shot Of Love – 1981 – Bob Dylan

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

There’s Only One Way To Rock – 1981 – Sammy Hagar

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 but I’m holding 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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