Favourite Singles of 1981:

1. Jam That’s Entertainment
2. Queen Under Pressure
3. Bruce SpringsteenThe River
4. John Lennon Watching the Wheels
5. Roxy Music Jealous Guy
6. John Lennon Woman
7. Tom Petty The Waiting
8. Elvis Costello Watch Your Step
9. Kinks Better Things
10. Abba One of Us
11. Kim Wilde Cambodia
12. Abba When All is Said and Done
13. Pretenders I Go to Sleep
14. Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
15. Dire Straits Skateaway
16. Bruce SpringsteenI Wanna Marry You
17. Ultravox Vienna
18. Men at Work Down Under
19. George Harrison All Those Years Ago
20. Rolling Stones Start Me Up
21. Who You Better, You Bet
22. John Lennon Jealous Guy
23. Who Don't Let Go the Coat
24. Abba Lay All Your Love on Me
25. Clash The Magnificent Seven
26. Pink Floyd Money
27. Pretenders Day After Day
28. Badfinger Hold On
29. Rolling Stones Waiting on a Friend
30. Tom Petty Something Big
31. Blondie Rapture
32. Men at Work Who Can it Be Now
33. REM Radio Free Europe
34. Tom Petty A Woman in Love
35. Rick Nelson Almost Saturday Night
36. Kim Wilde Kids in America
37. Fleetwood Mac Farmer’s Daughter
38. J J Cale Mama Don't
39. Los Lobos Farmer John
40. John Paul Young 653354
41. Rick Nelson Believe What You Say
42. Clash Somebody Got Murdered
43. Jam Funeral Pyre
44. Bangles Getting Out of Hand
45. Badfinger Because I Love You
46. Donovan Lay Down Lassie
47. George Harrison Teardrops
48. Donovan Neutron
49. Badfinger I Got You
50. The Searchers Another Night
51. Francoise Hardy Villegiature
52. Kinks Predictable
53. Pretenders Message of Love
54. Boomtown Rats Never in a Million Years
55. Bee Gees Paradise
56. Elton John Just Like Belgium
57. Abba Slipping Through my Fingers
58. Midnight Oil Don’t Wanna Be the One
59. David Bowie Up the Hill Backwards
60. John Cale Dead or Alive
61. Jam Absolute Beginners
62. Bruce SpringsteenThe Ties that Bind
63. Steely Dan Time out of Mind
64. U2 Fire
65. Elton John Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever
66. Who Had Enough
67. David Bowie Scary Monsters
68. Who Did you Steal my Money
69. Steeleye Span Gone to America
70. Clash Hitsville UK
71. Elvis Costello Good Year for the Roses
72. Neil Young Southern Pacific
73. U2 Gloria
74. Bruce SpringsteenPoint Blank
75. Moody BluesThe Voice
76. Steve Miller Band Heart Like a Wheel
77. Bob Dylan Heart of Mine
78. King Crimson Matte Kudesai
79. Moody BluesTalking Out of Turn
80. Stranglers Thrown Away
81. Thin Lizzy Trouble Boys
82. Genesis Abacab
83. Neil Young Staying Power
84. Little Feat Gringo
85. Beach Boys Come and Go With Me
86. Genesis Keep it Dark
87. Moody BluesGemini Dream
88. Marshall Crenshaw Something’s Gonna Happen
89. Paul Simon Oh Marion
90. Elvis Costello From a Whisper to a Scream
91. Elvis Costello Strict Time
92. Pretenders Louie Louie
93. John Paul Young Out of Time
94. King Crimson Thela Hun Ginjeet
95. Bruce SpringsteenCadillac Ranch
96. Bee Gees Living Eyes
97. Boomtown Rats Up All Night
98. Eno Regiment
99. 10CC Les Nuveaux Riches
100. 10CC Don’t Turn Me Away

Bubbling under:

Eno – The Jezebel Spirit
Kinks – Destroyer
Boomtown Rats – The Elephant’s Graveyard
Pretenders – What You’re Gonna Do
Bob Dylan – Dead Man, Dead Man
Elton John – I Saw Her Standing There
Blondie – Rapture
Elvis Costello – Sweet Dreams
Elvis Costello – Different Finger
Elton John – Chloe

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