List of number-one singles in 1981 (New Zealand)

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This is a list of Number 1 hit singles in 1981 in New Zealand, starting with the first chart dated, 16 January 1981.

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Key
  ‡  – Single of New Zealand origin
Week Artist Title
4 January 1981 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
11 January 1981 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
18 January 1981 Joe Dolce "Shaddap Your Face"
25 January 1981
1 February 1981
8 February 1981
14 February 1981 Blondie "The Tide Is High"
22 February 1981
1 March 1981 John Lennon "Woman"
8 March 1981
15 March 1981
22 March 1981
29 March 1981
5 April 1981 Deane Waretini "The Bridge"
12 April 1981 The Swingers "Counting the Beat"
19 April 1981 Deane Waretini "The Bridge"
26 April 1981 Easter holiday - no chart Easter holiday - no chart
3 May 1981 The Swingers "Counting the Beat"
10 May 1981
17 May 1981 Smokey Robinson "Being with You"
24 May 1981
31 May 1981
7 June 1981
14 June 1981 Sheena Easton "Morning Train (9 to 5)"
21 June 1981 Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
28 June 1981 Stars on 45 "Stars on 45"
5 July 1981
12 July 1981
19 July 1981
26 July 1981
2 August 1981
9 August 1981
16 August 1981 Joy Division "Atmosphere"
23 August 1981 Kool and the Gang "Celebration"
30 August 1981 Screaming Meemees "See Me Go"
6 September 1981 Kool and the Gang "Celebration"
13 September 1981
20 September 1981 Billy Field "Bad Habits"
27 September 1981
4 October 1981 Commodores "Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
11 October 1981 Joey Scarbury "Believe It or Not (Greatest American Hero Theme)"
18 October 1981
25 October 1981
1 November 1981 Renée Geyer "Say I Love You"
8 November 1981
15 November 1981
22 November 1981
29 November 1981
6 December 1981 Olivia Newton-John "Physical"
13 December 1981
20 December 1981 Howard Morrison "Whakaaria Mai (How Great Thou Art)"
27 December 1981 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart

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