1981

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1950s  1960s  1970s  – 1980s –  1990s  2000s  2010s
Years: 1978 1979 198019811982 1983 1984

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar.

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  • "The Tide Is High" – Blondie
  • "Celebration" – Kool & The Gang (2)
  • "9 To 5" – Dolly Parton (2)
  • "I Love A Rainy Night" – Eddie Rabbitt (2)
  • "Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon (1)
  • "Rapture" – Blondie (2)
  • "Kiss On My List" – Daryl Hall & John Oates (3)
  • "Morning Train (9 To 5)" – Sheena Easton
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" – Kim Carnes
  • "Stars On 45 Medley" – Stars On 45 (1)
  • "The One That You Love" – Air Supply (1)
  • "Jessie's Girl" – Rick Springfield
  • "Endless Love" – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (9)
  • "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" – Christopher Cross (3)
  • "Private Eyes" – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • "Physical" – Olivia Newton-John

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