List of number-one singles of 1981 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1981.

Week ending Song Artist
3 January There's No-one Quite Like Grandma St Winifred's School Choir
10 January (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
17 January (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
24 January (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
31 January Imagine John Lennon
7 February Woman John Lennon
14 February Woman John Lennon
21 February Woman John Lennon
28 February Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
7 March Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
14 March Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
21 March Vienna Ultravox
28 March More and More Joe Dolan
4 April This Ole House Shakin' Stevens
11 April This Ole House Shakin' Stevens
18 April This Ole House Shakin' Stevens
25 April Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
2 May Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
9 May Stars on 45 Starsound
16 May Stars on 45 Starsound
23 May You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
30 May You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
6 June You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
13 June You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
20 June You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
27 June You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
4 July One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson
11 July One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson
18 July When You Were Sweet Sixteen The Fureys and Davy Arthur
25 July The Streets of New York Wolfe Tones
1 August The Streets of New York Wolfe Tones
8 August The Streets of New York Wolfe Tones
15 August Green Door Shakin' Stevens
22 August Green Door Shakin' Stevens
29 August Green Door Shakin' Stevens
5 September Green Door Shakin' Stevens
12 September A Bunch of Thyme Foster and Allen
19 September Japanese Boy Aneka
26 September Prince Charming Adam and the Ants
3 October Prince Charming Adam and the Ants
10 October Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) Ottawan
17 October Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) Ottawan
24 October It's My Party Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
31 October It's My Party Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
7 November It's My Party Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
14 November It's My Party Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
21 November Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
28 November Begin the Beguine Julio Iglesias
5 December Begin the Beguine Julio Iglesias
12 December Begin the Beguine Julio Iglesias
19 December Don't You Want Me The Human League
26 December One of Us ABBA
  • 24 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "You Drive Me Crazy" - Shakin' Stevens (6)
  • Most weeks at Number One (artist): Shakin' Stevens (13)
  • Most No.1s: John Lennon, Shakin' Stevens (3)

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