List of number-one dance singles of 1981 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1981.

Issue date Song Artist
January 3 "Celebration"/
"Take It to the Top"
Kool & The Gang
January 10
January 17
January 24 "You're Too Late" Fantasy
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21
February 28 "Rapture"/
"The Tide Is High"
Blondie
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28 "Breaking and Entering"/
"Easy Money"
Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25 "Your Love"/
"You're My Magician"
Lime
May 2 "Lay All Your Love on Me"/
"Super Trouper"/
"On and On and On"
ABBA
May 9 "Paradise"/
"Hold Tight"/
"Heaven of My Life"
Change
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13 "Try It Out"/
"Hold Tight"
Gino Soccio
June 20
June 27
July 4
July 11
July 18
July 25 "Give It to Me Baby"/
"Super Freak"/
"Ghetto Life"
Rick James
August 1
August 8
August 15 "I'm in Love" Evelyn King
August 22
August 29
September 5 "Dancin' the Night Away" Voggue
September 12
September 19
September 26 "A Little Bit of Jazz" Nick Straker Band
October 3 "Zulu" The Quick
October 10
October 17 "Do You Love Me"/
"The Genie"
Patti Austin
October 24
October 31 "Menergy"/
"I Wanna Take You Home"
Patrick Cowley
November 7
November 14 "Controversy"/
"Let's Work"
Prince
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26 "You Can"/
"Fire in My Heart"
Madleen Kane

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References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2004), Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, P.O. Box 200, Menomonee Falls WI, USA 53052: Record Research, ISBN 0-89820-156-X
  • Some weeks may also be found at Billboard magazine courtesy of Google Books: 1980—1984.