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Ultimate Songs of 1981
These are some of the songs that we were dancing to, talking about, and singing along with in 1981.  They were released and/or hit the pop charts in that year.  While you will see many top hits, they are not all well known, and a few never even made a mark on the U.S. pop charts.

You may find the list helpful in reunion planning, trivia games, or simply for browsing.

Just click on the song title for lyrics and for a list of compilation albums on which the song appears.

You can also get a list of all Ultimate '80s Songs sorted by artist or by song title.

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Dolly Parton/9 to 5
Christopher Cross/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Kim Carnes/Bette Davis Eyes
Kool & the Gang/Celebration
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie/Endless Love
Eddie Rabbitt/I Love a Rainy Night
Rick Springfield/Jessie's Girl
Daryl Hall & John Oates/Kiss On My List
Sheena Easton/Morning Train (Nine to Five)
Olivia Newton-John/Physical
Daryl Hall & John Oates/Private Eyes
Blondie/Rapture
Blondie/The Tide is High
George Harrison/All Those Years Ago
Smokey Robinson/Being With You
Grover Washington, Jr./Just the Two of Us
Joey Scarbury/Theme from "The Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not)
Foreigner/Waiting For a Girl Like You
John Lennon/Woman
Juice Newton/Angel of the Morning
Sheena Easton/For Your Eyes Only
Oak Ridge Boys/Elvira
REO Speedwagon/Take It on the Run
Rod Stewart/Young Turks
Steve Winwood/While You See a Chance
Journey/Don't Stop Believin'
Dan Fogelberg/Same Old Lang Syne
Police/Don't Stand So Close To Me
Steely Dan/Hey Nineteen
Climax Blues Band/I Love You
Greg Kihn Band/Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
Moody Blues/The Voice
Alan Parsons Project/Time
Billy Squier/The Stroke
Phil Collins/In the Air Tonight
Ronnie Milsap/Smoky Mountain Rain
Genesis/No Reply at All
Nails/88 Lines About 44 Women
Phil Collins/The Roof is Leaking
John Cougar/Ain't Even Done With the Night
Styx/The Best of Times
Manhattan Transfer/The Boy from New York City
Pointer Sisters/Slow Hand
Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Dan Fogelberg/Leader of the Band
Lindsey Buckingham/Trouble
Squeeze/Tempted
Mike Post/Theme from "Hill Street Blues"
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Hooked on Classics
Depeche Mode/Just Can't Get Enough
 

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A 7-CD box set of 142 songs from the 1980s was released recently. Nearly 100 of the songs in "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)" are ones that we felt strongly enough about to put on this site. Another 15 songs are strong contenders to be added here. It even has all those songs you want that don't appear on the website (Mickey, Video Killed the Radio Star, Call Me, etc.) It's the most perfect eighties compilation CD that we've seen so far.

 

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